CZ’s fireside chat with the French Minister for Digital Transition, Jean-Noël Barrot

Day One of Binance Blockchain Week in Paris kicked off on September 14, 2022, with an insightful fireside chat between CZ, Binance’s CEO, and Jean-Noël Barrot, the French Minister for Digital Transition and Telecommunications.

Thanks to the 5,000 people who joined us in Paris. If you weren’t able to attend then this is your chance to watch the conversation between CZ and Jean-Noël Barrot in full.

Topics covered during their 17-minute discussion include:

Why France is a strategic hub for the blockchain community

Binance’s commitment to Paris as its European hub, including plans to hire hundreds more

How the talent pool in France has allowed Binance to hire and grow there so rapidly

The opportunities and challenges for the blockchain community in France

Why France and President Macron are so supportive of the Web3 ecosystem

The fact that regulators in France are extremely clear and responsive

How the transition from Web2 to Web3 will unleash huge opportunities for sharing, collaboration, and creativity

Binance’s initiative training 10,000 people in underserved French communities

CZ co-founded Binance in 2017. Today it runs the largest digital asset exchange in the world by trading volume and is behind an expansive ecosystem of products and services.

About Jean-Noël Barrot
Jean-Noël Barrot was appointed Minister for Digital Transition and Telecommunications in July 2022. He was previously an associate professor at the business school of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and HEC Paris. His research interests included entrepreneurial finance.

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