Cryptocurrency – once understood only within a small community of people – has now become a household topic. Crypto brings together the giants and disrupters forging the way to a new world.

Join some of the world’s most impressive developers, investors, startups and cryptocurrency experts at Web Summit Rio.

Kathleen Breitman, Co-founder, Tezos, on Crypto Stage during day two of Web Summit Rio 2023 at Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Kathleen Breitman
Co-founder | Tezos

What’s happening?

Crypto explores our decentralized future, diving deep into the important topics influencing this young and growing industry.

Your Web Summit Rio ticket gives you access to all masterclasses and roundtables at the event, as well as to talks on Crypto and 13 other tracks.
Future of cryptocurrency

2022 was the most turbulent year the crypto sector has faced. Global companies filed for bankruptcy and people who were once industry legends are now trying to explain where it all went wrong. With the crypto market largely stalled, experts share if the crypto sector can survive and what the future holds.

Three triangles pointing right.

Web3 is being built on promises of decentralisation and openness, but it seems that the movement has become mired in fraud, hidden behind a veil of hype. Our global experts debate the true vision of Web3 and what comes next.

Decentralised finance removes the control banks and institutions have on money, financial products, and financial services, but the early optimism for a new kind of banking system has failed to turn into reality – yet. Investors, startups and other experts debate the future of finance, the need for regulation and what customers should expect.
The Metaverse
Global companies have invested heavily in the metaverse but with these new digital worlds operating in token-based economies, many people are not convinced they need to make the move from the physical to virtual. Learn from global leaders about why they are continuing to build these new online worlds and what’s next for this sector.

Meet our 2023 crypto speakers

Thiago CesarCEOTransfero
Thiago Cesar
Kathleen BreitmanCo-founder & CEOTezos
Kathleen Breitman
Reinaldo RabeloCEOMercado Bitcoin
Reinaldo Rabelo
Vilma MattilaCo-founder5ireChain
Vilma Mattila
Stani KulechovFounder & CEOAave
Stani Kulechov
Emília CamposLawyer & Crypto AdvisorMCZ Advocacia
Emília Campos
Brittany KaiserCo-founder Own Your Data Foundation
Brittany Kaiser
Daniel VogelCo-founder & CEOBitso
Daniel Vogel
Sandra RoCEOGlobal Blockchain Business Council
Sandra Ro
Bozena RezabCo-founder & CEOGamee
Bozena Rezab

Companies that attend

“Money thrives with network effect.”

– Kathleen Breitman, Co-founder, Tezos

“Freedom and trust equals bitcoin.”

Tim Draper

– Tim Draper, Founder, Draper Associates

“Mining for bitcoin has undergone a very rapid evolution.”

– Gavin Andresen, Chief Scientist, Bitcoin Foundation