The first edition of Blockchain in Paris was a great success!
admin admin | July 19, 2018

On July 17th 2018, Universal Reward Protocol hosted its first edition of Blockchain in Paris.

More than 300 people were there in the heart of Paris to hear our 13 famous speakers (Consensys, Baker Mackenzie, Coinsilium, …) present for three roundtables during which the overall marketcap of cryptoasset plummeted by 10%.

Here is the main takeaway of Blockchain in Paris : France is ready to become one of the place to be for blockchain companies. During three roundtables, famous and brilliant entrepreneurs/investors/laywers/influencers gave us precious insights about what is going in the high spheres of the cryptospace related to three subjects.

1 — “Investing in crypto : too early or too late?”

According to the youtube crypto influencer Owen Simonin aka Hasheur and the investor Justine Derville, it’s still time to get on the train of crypto and there is a lot of room for growth. True there is a bubble on the price, but there isn’t any bubble on the technology, blockchain is here to stay

2 — “How can the blockchain be daily used ?”

Xavier Laurent, blockchain community leader at Crédit Agricole, insisted that, despite the fact that it can take time for financial institutions to implement blockchain into their processes, there are a lot of ongoing projects in many banks that will definitely add value to the end user. Ethereum is already hosting mainstream applications (Metamask,…) according to Ken Timsit, Managing Director of ConsenSys and ongoing developments such as sharding and plasma will ease the adoption and usage.

3 — “Entrepreneurship in blockchain : risk or opportunity”

We had the privilege to learn from the experience of Xavier Montagnon, CEO of LGO Exchange. He gave priceless insights about his ICO which cost around 800,000€ through the whole process and only received 0.8% of its investment from women. All speakers agreed on the importance and the benefit of building a strong community and as Philippe Rodriguez said ICO could also mean “Initial Community Offering” because it’s all about the community in the cryptosphere. Community must be bound by a shared purpose provided by entrepeneurs. Anyway as Bruno Martinaud, Professor of entrepreneurship at Ecole Polytechnique, puts it, the blockchain realm deadly demands “explorers” and we will need a lot of them to discover new efficient uses for blockchains.

Thank you to Jeanne Dussueil who brightly moderate the three roundtables.

And to close this amazing summer evening, all the attendees received a surprise physical aidrop of Universal Reward Protocol tokens with a 20€ front value.

It was a real pleasure and honour for Universal Reward Protocol to organize and host the first edition of Blockchain in Paris. Stay tuned for the next edition !

URP in brief

Universal Reward Protocol is a blockchain-based protocol that lets retailers reward shoppers for any type of shopping behavior, such as simply visiting a store. By accepting to share their shopping behavior data with the network, a shopper earns reward URP tokens, while the data is used by retailers to build redemption offers that best suit each customer’s needs. Shoppers can redeem their tokens through these exclusive and personalized offers.