WEF digital asset head expects real-world blockchain adoption in 2023


Changpeng Zhao, the chief executive officer of Binance, the world’s biggest crypto exchange, said in a talk at Davos that the industry now needs to focus on the evolution and promise of blockchain technology itself. 

The World Economic Forum’s Head of Blockchain and Digital Assets Brynly Llyr shared similar views, especially around blockchain applications in sustainability efforts and the environment. 

In an interview at Davos with Forkast.News Editor-in-Chief Angie Lau, Llyr argued that 2023 should see more real-world adoption of blockchain technology. The following Q&A has been edited for clarity and length.

Angie Lau: What do you think the trending issues are and what’s top of mind for people post-Davos?

Brynly Llyr: I would say the through line has been about case studies, real world case studies, enough of the technical theory, although that’s interesting. It is time to really showcase the real use cases that we see today.

Lau: I thought one of the biggest takeaways was interoperability. There are different ecosystems, and yet we’re all participating in a global…

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