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Ask Us Anything: Web3 and Blockchain Technology

May 31

04:35 PM - 05:00 PM

Description

Throughout this interactive session, the moderator will guide expert panelists as they respond to questions and discuss topics related to Web3 and blockchain technology. Following brief speaker introductions, the floor will open to audience questions, providing attendees with a perfect opportunity to understand specific areas of interest related to this topic.

Speakers

Technical Education Lead , Web3 Foundation
Business / Emerging Tech Strategy Consultant , Consultant

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