Cardano Creator Thanks Davos 2022 for ‘Being a Walking Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Advertisement’


On Tuesday (May 24), Charles Hoskinson, who is Co-Founder and CEO of IO Global (aka “IOG”, formerly known as “IOHK”), the company responsible for Cardano’s research and development, credited Davos 22 for inadvertently promoting blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.

Hoskinson was referring to concerns raised by some prominent members of the crypto community — such as Chinese-Canadian Bitcoin entrepreneur Samson Mow, who announced on April 8 that his new startup JAN3 is working on nation-state Bitcoin adoption (starting with El Salvador) — about certain comments made by speakers at Davos 2022, i.e. this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

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For instance, Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant, talked about “recalibration” of certain human rights, such as “free speech”, while speaking on Monday (May 23) as part of a panel titled “Ushering in a Safer Digital Future”.

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The IOG CEO also mentioned yesterday that he was attending the DC Blockchain Summit in Washington, DC. This is “a one-day, premiere gathering of the most influential people who are focused on public policy action for digital asset and blockchain innovations.”

One thing at DC Blockchain Summit 2022 that seems to have impressed Hoskinson is an upcoming bill sponsored by U.S. Senators Lumis and Gillibrand.

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