Latest updates from Cointelegraph’s ground team

Welcome back to day three of the Web Summit, one of the world’s leading tech conferences, with over 71,000 attendees on the third day. Stationed in Lisbon, Portugal, Cointelegraph’s ground team is ready to bring the most exclusive insights on Web3, crypto and blockchain from the event.

The first two days of the summit saw some of the leading Web3 founders share their views on the future of finance, metaverse and gaming. WAX CEO William Quigley told Cointelegraph that traditional firms likely won’t be leading the charge in the next generation of Web3 games. Sandbox co-founder said that the future of the metaverse is in a state of evolution, with both brands and users as important catalysts of growth.

Yuga Labs CEO said that NFTs could bring a new form of digital ownership to the masses in Web3 while Chainalysis CEO shared his views on the increasing crypto hacks and how to mitigate them. Read more such exclusive insights from day two of our live coverage.

The Cointelegraph team is back on the ground to bring you some of the latest and exclusive insights from the event.

Disclaimer: Don’t forget to check this article regularly to be notified about the most recent announcements from the event. All timestamps are in the UTC time zone, and updates are in reverse order (the latest update is placed at the top).

10:30 am- The first-panel discussion on the main stage revolved around the future of crypto with the likes of Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson,  Ben McKenzie actor and journalist at Slate and Web3 creator Molly White. 

Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson, actor and journalist Ben McKenzie discussing Bitcoin

McKenzie started the discussion by bashing crypto and calling El Salvador’s Bitcoin adoption a failure since he didn’t see many people using it. Hoskinson was quick to counter the “bizarre” notion and said that cryptocurrencies are reimagining the financial system. On the question about El Salvador, Hoskinson was quick to remind him that BTC is a digital commodity and El Salvador is using it as a bi-monetary system the same way the United States doesn’t use gold directly for transactions.

9:30 am– Unlike yesterday’s gloomy, rainy weather, today Lisbon is as sunny as it gets. The Cointelegraph team is ready for the action on day three, but first breakfast and some coffee!