the France Blockchain Week 2020
France Blockchain Week is a blockchain agnostic and tech focused initiative organized voluntarily by the community, for the community.
It is happening in Paris the 2–8th of March 2020.
After similar events occurred all over the world (in San Francisco, Berlin, Prague…), the French community (through communities and associations such as Ethereum-France, CryptoFr, & others) will develop its second edition in Paris. The goal is to gather all the brightest minds and latest improvements of the ecosystem, with the flagship event of this year being once again[EthCC].
It aims to focus on technological & community aspects of *any* blockchain: everyone is welcome. Anyone can either attend to the listed events, workshops, meetups, hackathons, conferences and parties during the week, or register their own.
Disclaimer: only scammy projects and ICO promoting events will be filtered. Many more events are expected to be listed. (20+ events listed last year)
Register your own event on blockchainweek.fr, make sure you follow @BlockWeekFR & @EthCC and check out our Paris Crypto-guide for crypto friendly side-events and tips to enjoy your time in the capital.
Why a France Blockchain Week?
The France Blockchain Week aims to bring blockchain communities together to foster interactions and communications within and around them.
Divergences of vision and ideologies often split up communities — in blockchain, we call it “crypto tribalism”. It is extremely virulent in the crypto sphere since people have economic incentives tied to their tribes. On one hand, we can argue that schisms and discrepancies can be healthy for competition within communities. Indeed, adepts of a community have interests to defend it and even promote it. But on the other hand, the emergence of multiple blockchains fanatics diluted the once united blockchain faction into a myriad of small ones, which are all fighting against each other to prove that their technology/ecosystem/values are better than the other.
The goal of the France Blockchain Week is to remind crypto communities that they are working towards common objectives [ie. decentralization, privacy, freedom]. The ecosystem remains largely siloed with strong oppositions against each other (not always healthy ones): last years looked more like a massive crusade than a healthy market. Our goal is to offer a truce to make everyone exchange on a common ground and hopefully narrow discrepancies by gathering people from all horizons.
BRING YOUR OWN BAGUETH AND JOIN THE DANCE
Events of Community Blockchain Week
A few events have already been registered (register yours), we are expecting many more to come:
The Ethereum Community Conference is the biggest conference on Ethereum after DevCon. Halfway between DevCon5 and DevCon6 (In Buenos Aires, right? Ping David Hoffman), EthCC is the perfect place to mingle with the brightest minds of the community. This conference puts a strong focus on tech and people.
ETH Paris is committed to inclusion, diversity, education, and above all, to the Ethereum Community improvement.
The event will kick-off with attendees engaging in a brainstorming session on the pain-points that blockchain game developers currently face. This is followed by a group activity in the afternoon where participants will work together to solve a blind challenge and design a blockchain game. We are hoping for fun, engaging, and memorable event!
We will host a happy hour in Paris for the Gnosis Ecosystem Fund community and those interested in learning more about the program. Come meet our developers and talk about Gnosis projects.
In its current state, Decentralized Finance (DEFI) is great, but — due to its overcollateralized nature — cannot serve all credit use cases and everyone in need of financing. Solving this conundrum will need to involve trust, identity and potentially novel forms of financial protocols. There is no silver bullet, but we will have talks and discussions around concepts and potential solutions that bring us closer to undercollateralized DEFI.
- Many more to come…
Venues of Community Blockchain Week
Placed at the heart of one of the most iconic Parisian district, la Maison de la Mutualité will host EthCC3 in 2020. Listed as a historic monument, the building has a long tradition of hosting congresses, concerts, seminars and meetings.
Many more to come…