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Web3 brings together the giants and disrupters forging the way to a new world. From cryptocurrency to the metaverse to gaming, Web3 is opening up new possibilities.

Join some of the world’s most impressive developers, investors, startups and 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?

Web3 explores our digital future, diving deep into the important topics influencing this young and growing sector.

Your Web Summit Rio ticket gives you access to all masterclasses and roundtables at the event, as well as to talks on Web3 and 15-plus other tracks.

Gaming and NFTs 

The idea of owning your own digital assets is no doubt appealing. But after a series of scandals, can NFTs bounce back? And will the gaming industry breathe new life into crypto? Industry experts discuss why they believe Web3.

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CeFi and DeFi

To decentralize or not to decentralize, that is one of the original questions of crypto.Is anonymity a valuable trade-off to greater legitimacy within the market? On Web3, the experts from across the industry will explore all the challenges and opportunities of centralization.  

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Betting on the metaverse

Big business is placing big bets on the metaverse. With leaps forward in AR and VR technology, can the metaverse finally deliver on its promise to revolutionize everything from work to education to socializing? Leading figures from some of the world’s biggest companies discuss.

ETFs and crypto exchanges 

From the very beginning, one of the central issues of crypto has been how to get money into and out of it in a legitimate way. With ETFs, treating crypto as any other commodity, has Wall Street finally cracked the code? We’ll hear from some of the biggest names in both crypto exchanges and institutional finance.

Meet our past web3 speakers

Gavin Wood
Gavin Wood
FounderPolkadot
Kathleen Breitman
Kathleen Breitman
Co-founder & CEOTezos
Jack Dorsey
Jack Dorsey
CEOBlock
Edith Yeung
Edith Yeung
Managing PartnerProof of Capital
Joseph Lubin
Joseph Lubin
Co-Founder of Ethereum; Founder of ConsenSysConsenSys
Elena Sinelnikova
Elena Sinelnikova
CEOCryptoChicks and MetisDAO Foundation
Charles Hoskinson
Charles Hoskinson
FounderCardano
Brittany Kaiser
Brittany Kaiser
Co-founder Own Your Data Foundation
Sandeep Nailwal
Sandeep Nailwal
Co-founderPolygon
Silvina Moschini
Silvina Moschini
Founder & ChairwomanUnicoin

Companies that attend

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On the crypto crash: “What’s good is that it’s humbled an industry that desperately needed it.”

– 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