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The Paris Blockchain Week Summit (PBWS) hosts several thought leaders from the crypto and blockchain universe on its second day, and Cointelegraph’s ground team is on hand to present the latest developments from the event.

Cointelegraph France was announced at Paris NFT Day, the prequel event of the PBWS. On Wednesday, the Cointelegraph team delivered the key tidbits from the sessions, as well as quotes from exclusive interviews, in near real-time. CT reporters had the opportunity to interview key figures from the crypto ecosystem, including Binance CEO CZ, Tether Chief Technology Officer Paolo Ardoino and Helen Hai, head of Binance’s NFT platform.

Don’t forget to check this article regularly for the latest announcements from the event.

8:00 — The second day started with The future of crypto exchanges in emerging markets Meeting.

Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino noted that Tether (USDT), a stablecoin, is considered a reserve asset in Turkey, Venezuela, Argentina and other similar countries. It’s sad because it should work as a forex currency, he added:

“Bitcoin, DEX and CEX are financial solutions for nearly 2 billion unbanked people around the world.”