BeInCrypto CEO Alena Afanaseva and Charles Hoskinson to Speak at Blockchain Rio 2024

The highly anticipated Blockchain Rio 2024 will take place from July 24 to 25 at EXPOMAG in Rio de Janeiro. The event will cover topics such as digital finance, digital assets, energy, and agriculture across nine stages.

The Blockchain Rio 2024 event will feature prominent figures from the crypto industry. It also promises a comprehensive program with several industry experts discussing blockchain technology trends and innovations.

Blockchain Rio 2024: Where Innovation Meets Industry Leaders

This year’s third edition event will feature more than 300 experts from the new economy. Notable among them are Charles Hoskinson, founder of Cardano and co-founder of Ethereum, and Alena Afanaseva, CEO of BeInCrypto.

Afanaseva, a Russian mathematician and former financial analyst, founded BeInCrypto during the ICO boom and bust in 2018. Her platform, dedicated to providing independent and reliable information in the largely unregulated crypto market, has grown from a team of four to over 250 employees producing content in 20 languages.

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At Blockchain Rio, Afanaseva will discuss her career and the challenges of leading in a predominantly male industry. She will also address global trends in the new economy and the educational role of media outlets.

Charles Hoskinson, a key figure in the blockchain space, confirmed his attendance via his X account, expressing concerns about AI’s implications. Hoskinson, who has been pivotal in developing blockchain technology, will share his insights on the future of digital finance and blockchain’s potential to revolutionize various sectors.

Major company CEOs, blockchain technology experts, and regulatory authorities will also attend this event. Confirmed participants include Ariel Scaliter, co-founder and CTO of Agrotoken; Daniela Barbosa, director of the Hyperledger Foundation; João Aragão Pereira, technology and innovation specialist at Microsoft; pro-crypto Senator Carlos Portinho; and Fábio Araújo, coordinator of the Brazilian digital currency. These experts will discuss various topics, from digital finance and assets to energy and agriculture.

Additionally, Agrotoken, Microsoft, and Hyperledger have joined the Drex pilot platform consortium to discuss the importance of advanced blockchain applications. Blockchain Rio 2024 will also offer workshops, hackathons, knowledge trails, networking areas, a digital art gallery (Rio Digital Arts), and immersive experiences. The business fair will allow companies to present their solutions, fostering connections and potential collaborations among attendees.

“Today, we are the main environment for discussions on the topic, where leaders and decision-makers from all industries participate, including banks, fintechs, energy, fashion, agriculture, games, as well as digital artists and the Government, who connect, share ideas, generate business and shape the future,” Francisco Carvalho, founder and CEO of Blockchain Rio and Vision Realty.

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Blockchain Rio 2023.
Blockchain Rio 2023. Source: BeInCrypto Brazil

The crypto industry, valued at $2.2 trillion, continues to grow globally. In Brazil, 8.3% of the population, or 17 million people, are crypto asset users. Brazil leads the fintech sector linked to crypto assets in Latin America, representing 7.3% of global trading volume. With this background, the Blockchain Rio event promises to be a cornerstone for discussions on blockchain technology, bringing together a diverse group of experts and enthusiasts.

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