Michael Amar (PBW): "Web3 needs Web2 players".
For its fourth edition, Paris Blockchain Week (20-24 March) will welcome many traditional players. A choice asserted by its organiser, Michael Amar.
The Big Whale: PBW will be celebrating its 4th edition in March. What is the aim of such an event?
Michael Amar: Our aim is to bring together the Web3 ecosystem and move it forward. I remember that at the time of the first edition of PBW (in 2019, ed. note) not many people were working in blockchain and cryptos. Based on LinkedIn, there must have been a few hundred, maybe a few thousand people in France, no more!
Today, the ecosystem has grown a lot. There are thousands of sales people, engineers and developers working on these subjects, and that's felt right down to the companies we attract for the PBW.
For this new edition, we're going to have a record number of 'traditional' companies, almost as many as Web3 native companies. It's a real shift. We knew it would happen, but not necessarily so quickly.
How do you explain this change?