Proof of Talk 2024 Kicks Off in Paris: Uniting Traditional and Decentralized Finance


Proof of Talk, heralded as the Davos of Web3, has officially commenced at the historic Museum of Decorative Arts in the Louvre Palace. The event, which is the brainchild of venture capital firm XVentures, brings together traditional financial institutions and decentralization’s thought leaders, investors, CEOs, founders, and exchanges for two days of impactful networking and thought-provoking discussions.

Building on the success of its 2023 edition, Proof of Talk is Europe’s biggest Web3 event. This year’s sold-out edition brings together over 2500 participants and is a star-studded affair with speakers such as:


•  Dr. Saifedean Ammous Author, Founder

•  Jenny Johnson, CEO, Franklin Templeton

•  Ophelia Snyder, Co-Founder, 21Shares

•  Erika Wykes-Sneyd, Global Vice President & General Manager, Adidas

•  Mo Shaikh, Founder, Aptos Labs

•  Neil Cunha-Gomes, Head of EMEA Fintech & Digital Assets, Softbank Vision Fund

•  Joseph Lubin, Founder & CEO, ConsenSys

•  Lily Liu, President, Solana Foundation

•  Xiao-Xiao J. Zhu, Digital Operating Partner, KKR

•  Soledad Contreras, Director of Partnerships, CoinDesk

•  Mike Kuehnel, CEO, Flow Traders

•  Elsa Backdahl, Director, Pantera Capital

•  Aditya Turakhia, Head of Institutional Markets, Ripple


These exceptional speakers and more will cover the topics moving the Web3 industry forward, such as real world asset tokenization, infrastructure innovations, blockchain interoperability and AI integration, Web3’s influence on lifestyle brands, the future of Bitcoin, and collaboration between traditional financial institutions and their decentralized counterparts.


Next to the speakers and content, the event features the Proof of Pitch competition which has a €1 million prize pool. The competition employs AI insights and the world’s leading venture capitalists to find the most promising startups.


Zohair Dehnadi, Co-Founder of Proof of Talk and CEO at X Ventures, remarked, “We are thrilled to have the second edition of Proof of Talk underway and are over the moon with the great turnout. We’ve worked hard with our staff, partners, and speakers to roll out an event that delivers high-level discussions, tailored content, and the type of environment that facilitates shaping the industry. I’m looking forward to the next two days to see how we can build as a community to truly bring decentralization to life.”

About Proof of Talk

Proof of Talk is setting a new standard in the Web3 conference landscape, positioning itself not just as another web3 conference but as a pivotal forum where the promise of decentralization comes to life. The summit uniquely combines the essence of traditional economic forums with the dynamic, decentralized Web3 community, fostering an innovative ecosystem of dialogue and action. It stands as a platform for change, where every voice, from the seasoned economist to the radical Web3 founder, contributes to a collective vision of a decentralized economic future. By facilitating engaging discussions and unparalleled networking, participants shape this new landscape.

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About X Ventures

X Ventures is a Germany-based digital assets investment fund dedicated to supporting and empowering entrepreneurs in the Web3 industry. Alongside its investment activities, X Ventures founded, aiming to provide accessible education to future leaders worldwide.