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As the World Economic Forum brings together global leaders to tackle global issues, a series of cryptocurrency and blockchain events will create a lively sideshow in the snowy ski destination of the Swiss Alps.

Cointelegraph will be on site to cover the World Economic Forum (WEF) as well as a number of blockchain-focused events. Key members of global governments, businesses and civil society gather in the city every year for the WEF conference, but cryptocurrency and blockchain events are starting to make their mark during the exclusive event.

The official WEF 2023 agenda calls for cryptocurrency and blockchain as talking points featured throughout the week-long conference. On January 19th at 15:00 CET, the session titled “Finding the Right Balance for Crypto” will discuss the “boom and bust” of cryptocurrencies in 2022 and discuss the creation of a “stable regulation” of cryptocurrencies. providing “positive macroeconomic and social outcomes”.

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse attends the session alongside Dutch Central Bank President Klaas Knott, European Commission Mairead McGuinness and UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications Omar Sultan Al Olama.

Circle CEO Jeremy Aller will lead a session on Tokenized Economies on January 17th at 16:15 CET, which will discuss the sectors that could be most impacted by tokenization.

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The Metaverse is another topic expected to be covered during WEF. The session titled “Location in the Industrial Metaverse” is scheduled for January 19 at 9:00 am CET. Meanwhile, Meta’s Chief Product Officer Chris Cox headlines a panel discussion titled “The New Reality: “building the Metaverse” that will unlock nearly $180 billion in investment in the industry and its potential development through research, innovation, investment and policy. This session is scheduled for January 18th at 15:00 CET.

WEF also taps into the metaverse with its own 3D offering, allowing delegates to create avatars to explore various immersive environments.

Cointelegraph Editor-in-Chief Christina Lucrezia Korner will attend the WEF launch and is scheduled to host a number of panels during the week’s events.

This includes a session during GBBC’s #BlockchainCentral Davos 2023 entitled “Interoperability and Climate Change” on January 17th at 13:40 CET. Cornèr will also be chairing Liquidity in Climate Markets and Global Carbon Price Discovery at the Hedera Haus on January 16 at 15:35 CET.

On January 17th, at 9:30 am, at the Greek House panel, Koerner will lead a conversation on “The Emergence of Good Technologies: New ways to mobilize finance for sustainable investment”.

Cointelegraph’s Gareth Jenkinson will be covering GBBC’s #BlockchainCentral Davos 2023 and CV Labs’ Blockchain Hub Davos. Jenkinson is also set to moderate a session titled “Reports of the Decline of Decentralized Finance Are Vastly Exaggerated…DeFi 2.0 Is Coming.” on Blockchain Hub on January 17th at 17:30 CET, as well as a panel on “The Future of the Metaverse” on GBBC on January 18th at 17:20 CET.

A number of industry influencers from cryptocurrency and blockchain will attend various events, including AVA Labs CEO and Co-Founder Emin Guen Sierer, SkyBridge Capital Founder Anthony Scaramucci, and Cambridge Analytica whistleblower and data protection advocate Brittan. Kaiser.