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WEF 2022: Crypto crowd dominate Davos main street despite price crash

The crypto crowd's prominence at Davos, while largely on the sidelines of the main event, comes as cryptocurrencies shed $800 bn in market value earlier this month

Women walk past the Crypto House at World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos (Photo: Reuters)
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Women walk past the Crypto House at World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos (Photo: Reuters)

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A free bitcoin pizza stall and a “Liquidity Lounge” were among the treats on offer for attendees at this year’s meeting in Davos, where blockchain and cryptocurrency firms have taken over its main street, despite a recent crash in digital coin values.

Executives from the crypto sector have descended on the annual gathering of business leaders and politicians in the Swiss Alpine resort, seeking to encourage faster adoption of their technology, which is largely unregulated. The crypto crowd’s prominence at Davos, while largely on the sidelines of the main event, comes as cryptocurrencies shed $800 billion in market value earlier this

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First Published: May 23 2022 | 5:05 PM IST

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