Tahiti… The emerald sea, the multicolored coral reefs and the fine sandy beaches. We just spent a few days in French Polynesia, and frankly it was great! We attended the Polynesian Island Crypto Summit (PICS) and had a blast! What’s next? Direction Austin to attend the “Consensus 2022” meetings in the heart of Texas. Summits and crypto meetings are taking place all over the world, the audience is asking for more and the time difference is starting to wear us out! Come on, grab your passport and your backpack, we’ll take you from the South Pacific to the edge of the Colorado River to attend the cream of the Web3 conferences.
An international event on cryptocurrencies and web 3.0 in the South Pacific
On June 5,6 and 7, a few hundred privileged people attended the first edition of PICS. This event was organized in part by the Journal du Coin and various local and international sponsors. The themes of these three days were “understanding”, “learning” and “working” in the fields of Web3 and cryptocurrencies. All this while highlighting the qualities and particularities of this somewhat forgotten and underrated piece of France: French Polynesia. On the stage, there was a succession of big names from the French crypto ecosystem but not only. All this small world had made the trip from the metropolis to share the stage with the local executives of the blockchain.
The CEOs of French crypto start-ups were there alongside representatives of large ecosystems such as Avalanche or Elrond. All accompanied by representatives of international platforms like Binance or FTX. But there were also leading artists who participate in the development of the NFT sector – locally and internationally. Yes, there was a great crowd in Tahiti and everyone came out of this experience delighted. A great French success and a big compliment to the organization! But now it’s over. We continue our road. Direction the United States and Texas for an event of another scale. In the American way. Inevitably disproportionate. Consensus 2022.
And here we go for three days of madness in Austin, Texas. The best of the crypto companies, investors, artists and fans meet at Consensus 2022.
Consensus 2022: a unique program with the biggest players in crypto
From June 7 to 12, 5 days of festivities, over 300 meetings and conferences, spectacular announcements and the know-how of global events. Coindesk has pulled out all the stops for its annual crypto mass: Consensus 2022. The Austin Convention Center gathered the best of the global crypto ecosystem. The goal? To offer its audience a very rich program. So you want names? CZ from Binance, SBM from FTX, the CEOs of Coinshare, PayPal, Time or Messari. More names? Edward Snowden or Gary Kasparov, MPs, Senators and dozens of leading figures in the ecosystem.
An opportunity to network, keep up to date with the latest innovations or meet partners, it’s clearly the place to be this week. Professionals as well as amateurs and enthusiasts love these sold-out events. The major companies in the sector have indeed understood this. That’s why they don’t hesitate to sponsor these summits in order to make themselves known and to leave their mark on this nascent sector.
From PICS in Tahiti to Consensus in Austin, the dynamics are the same. Integrating local communities into an international movement, developing the influence of the organizing countries and setting up the alliances of tomorrow. While the doomsayers are announcing the end of the world and the crows are distilling their venom, in the shadows, clever people are working. They are working on the world of tomorrow and thus drawing its contours. On a turquoise sea background, the first sketches clearly make you want to be there.