The Algorand Foundation today announced the agenda for its second annual Decipher Conference. It will bring together leading thinkers, developers, and founders from across the blockchain industry. Decipher will take place from November 28-30, 2022 at the Madinat Jumeirah Conference and Events Center in Dubai. The Algorand Foundation aims to grow and promote the ecosystem around Algorand, the leading carbon negative layer 1 blockchain. Decipher’s program will spotlight top founders and investors inside and outside the Algorand network.
Extensive conference program
Over 120 speakers will attend the conference across four stages and 50 sessions. Participants can also sign up for one-on-one mentorship with blockchain leaders, learn how to set up wallets and discover games to win, explore a highly curated NFT art gallery, attend hands-on development workshops taught by the developers and product leaders behind the Algorand protocol, and more.
On November 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., there is a special breakfast for women. It’s free and open to all women in the Web3 tech community.
Other Decipher Program Highlights
Financial inclusion at scale – a journey around the world:
- Not all paths to a borderless global economy are equal. Well-known personalities from around the world will speak about the unique challenges and opportunities in their respective regions. The goal is to find ways to deliver on the promise of an inclusive, blockchain-powered financial future.
- Joining the party are Sanzar Kakar, the founder of HesabPay; Victor Mapunga, co-founder and CEO of FlexFinTx; Abhinav Sinha, co-founder of Eko India Financial Services; and Matt Keller, director of social impact at the Algorand Foundation.
Building the next crypto capital:
- Earlier this year, the Crown Prince of Dubai announced a Metaverse strategy. The plan is to create 40,000 jobs and raise $4 billion for the economy over five years. Along with this, there were a whole host of other crypto-related announcements from the UAE and surrounding countries. Middle Eastern leaders discuss their approaches to creating an environment for compliant crypto businesses to thrive.
- Joining them are Basil Al Askari, CEO and co-founder of MidChains; Benjamin Ampen, MENA CEO of Kraken; and Jehanzeb Awan, President of the Middle East, Africa and Asia Crypto and Blockchain Association.
Efficiency, Speed and USDC on Algorand:
- A look into the future with Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX, and Anthony Scaramucci, Managing Partner at SkyBridge Capital.
The payments revolution is in full swing:
- Blockchain enables a payments revolution that minimizes risk and friction for everyone involved. From symbolic grains for farmers in Argentina to cross-border payments in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, attendees can discover how large-scale payments are becoming easier and more accessible.
- Joining them are Khaled Moharem, President of the Middle East at WadzPay; Eduardo Novillo Astrada, CEO and co-founder of AgroToken; and more to be announced.
Secure gateways to a multi-chain future:
- Experts are joining the party to enable interoperability between Algorand and other networks like Ethereum and Bitcoin while protecting privacy, minimizing risk, and maintaining decentralization.
- They are accompanied by Nico Arqueros, main contributor at Milkomeda; Adi Ben-Ari, founder and CEO of Applied Blockchain; and Hugo Philion, CEO and co-founder of Flare Network.
Venture capitalists on the crypto industry:
- What attracts investors so much to different crypto ecosystems? A panel of venture capitalists offers some ideas.
- Also on board are Terry Culver, CEO and General Partner of DFG Group; Mona Hamdy, Head of Strategy at Sino Global Capital; Abhinav Pathak, research partner at the Woodstock Fund; and Ryan Terribilini, Head of Ecosystem Funding at the Algorand Foundation.
The full program for the day and the list of speakers can be viewed on the event page.
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