They are our clients, our friends, good contacts or just people we met in the crypto-community. They have a new vision, they are running great projects, they are developing new services or they just want to share their story. Havas Blockchain is interviewing key people of the blockchain ecosystem.

We are today with three questions to Adeline Beaux, Project Manager at Palexpo:

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  1. First of all, can you introduce yourself and the Geneva Blockchain Congress?

I am Adeline Beaux, Project Manager at Palexpo, Geneva’s congress and exhibition center. We host, design and develop professional or public events both within and outside our premises. Palexpo’s mission is about showcasing the assets of Geneva and Switzerland. Geneva’s location as the nexus of several industries makes it a relevant place to organize a Blockchain congress. In fact, the Blockchain applications, the proximity and close relationship with International Organizations and the UN, and more broadly, the Swiss legal framework which is favorable to DLT applications makes it a highly relevant lace for this kind of event.

2. Could you tell us more about the Swiss ecosystem and more specifically about the Canton of Geneva, what makes it so special?

Switzerland as a whole offers a very coherent and favorable ecosystem allowing the development of an international DLT hub:

A pool of talents within high-level universities offering blockchain training and supporting their incubators,

A strong political essential to the development of an innovative legal framework,

A financial fabric that is crucial for funding projects and an incomparable environment

Because of its proximity and close relationship with the UN and international organizations, the image of Geneva is to be open to the world which allows the congress to stand out from the crowd. It is possible here to initiate discussions on the legal perspectives that will structure the economic market for blockchain applications.

3. What are the major themes that you see emerging in the coming months for the blockchain ecosystem?

The world of blockchain applications is its early stages. However, issues related to ethics, governance, transparency — or not — and data security are recurring themes.

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