~Web3 Leaders Tackle Centralization vs. Decentralization Debate at Proof Of Talk ~

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A captivating panel discussion at the Proof Of Talk conference in Paris featured Dorian Vincileoni, Head of Business Development, Europe at KuCoin, alongside industry leaders from BitMEX, Messari, and Ceffu (formerly Binance Custody). The panel, moderated by Peter Zemsky, the Deputy Dean of INSEAD, addressed the contentious issue of centralization’s role in the rapidly evolving Web3 landscape and explored the challenges and opportunities arising from the interplay between centralization and decentralisation.

KuCoin Europe Business Development Head, Dorian Vincileoni emphasised the importance of both centralised and decentralised elements coexisting and playing a beneficial role in the Web3 paradigm. He highlighted how centralised structures can act as stepping stones towards full decentralisation, providing the necessary infrastructure, support, and user experience to facilitate the adoption of decentralised technologies.

Throughout the conversation, the panellists acknowledged the challenges and opportunities presented by the tension between centralization and decentralisation. Emphasizing that CEX and DEX are joining forces to revolutionize the future of crypto trading, catering to the needs of all investors. Centralized exchanges (CEX) will drive mass adoption, while decentralized exchanges (DEX) may remain the preferred choice for mature investors. By focusing on building trust, transparency, and fostering collaboration between centralized and decentralized participants, the industry aims to collectively promote innovation and growth, enabling investors to freely diversify their assets across both platforms.

Centralised exchanges will continue to focus on building trust and transparency across all stakeholders. They emphasised the need for collaboration and interoperability between centralized and decentralized players to foster innovation and drive growth in the industry.

Trust-building as a centralized player in a decentralized environment was another key topic of discussion. Vincileoni highlighted KuCoin’s commitment to user asset safety, transparency, and a user-centric platform, stressing the importance of robust security measures, transparency initiatives such as Proof of Reserves (PoR), and maintaining a user-friendly experience.

Looking ahead, the panellists expressed their belief that centralised elements will continue to have a place within Web3, albeit in a more collaborative and integrated manner with decentralised systems. They acknowledged the value that centralised players like KuCoin can provide in terms of services, support, and infrastructure to facilitate the growth and adoption of decentralised technologies.

The panel discussion today generated insightful conversations and deepened the understanding of the centralization-decentralisation debate within the Web3 ecosystem. By striking the right balance between these two paradigms, the industry aims to develop a robust Web3 ecosystem that benefits all stakeholders.

For more information about the panel discussion or to schedule an interview with Dorian Vincileoni, Head of Business Development, Europe please contact KuCoin’s media relations team at media@kucoin.com

About KuCoin

Launched in September 2017, KuCoin is a global cryptocurrency exchange with its operational headquarters in Seychelles. As a user-oriented platform with a focus on inclusiveness and community action reach, it offers over 700 digital assets and currently provides spot trading, margin trading, P2P fiat trading, futures trading, staking, and lending to its 27 million users in 207 countries and regions.

In 2022, KuCoin raised over $150 million in investments through a pre-Series B round, bringing total investments to $170 million with Round A combined, at a total valuation of $10 billion. KuCoin is currently one of the top 5 crypto exchanges according to CoinMarketCap. Forbes also named KuCoin one of the Best Crypto Exchanges in 2023. In 2022, The Ascent named KuCoin the Best Crypto App for enthusiasts.

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