Forbes Monaco Brings Metaverse To The Principality

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Forbes Monaco Brings Metaverse To The Principality

The first Forbes Monaco Metaverse & Technology Gala brought together leading and pioneering crypto-industry experts. The event was sponsored by Barclays, EcoWatt, Edelcoin and Progresus Invest Holding which promises to radically revolutionize both the world of traditional finance and the universe of digital currencies.

The 120 guests of billionaires and C-Suite executives attending the VIP black-tie event at the Monaco Yacht Club on October 10 heard an exclusive presentation covering topics in the crypto/blockchain ecosystem from NFTs to crypto-regulation and from DeFi and coin mining to the metaverse.

Iñigo Lopez De La Osa, Luiz F Costa, Gian Luca Braggiotti

Speakers included Thomas Puskas, founder & CEO of EcoWatt and David Lucatch, CEO & chair of Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc, who talked about the “Metaverse Avatar: Your New Digital Footprint.” Dr. Christina Rahm (Humanitarian and International Scientific Leader), Sandi Bitenc (CEO 3air), and Raj Rajkotia (CEO & founder of Loot Mogul, an athlete-led sports Metaverse Web3 with $200 million funding), each contributed to the dialogue and where the Metaverse is taking us. Investor and executive director at APERÇU Grace Shi also took to the stage.

Naomi Xie, Emily Cheong, Grace Shi (Investor and executive director at APERÇU), Luiz F Costa Macambira (CEO & Publisher of Forbes Monaco), Anna Dong, Fuji Kui

Andreas Wiebe (CEO of Edelcoin), Michel Sharbin (COO of Edelcoin)

Moderator Dustin Plantholt, aka The Count of Monte Crypto, echoed the sentiment of how the cities of the metaverse will be as important as the cities we live in today and how utility NFTs can be problem solvers. “Where do you fit in?” asked the Forbes Monaco crypto editor and CEO of Plantholt Advisory Group. 

Thomas Puskas (founder & CEO of EcoWatt), LaurenHaworth (Global Marketing Director of  EcoWatt),  Yana Leonova, Dustin Plantholt (Forbes Monaco Crypto Editor)

As McKinsey & Company reported last year, venture capital and private-equity funding into the metaverse reached $13 billion. It added that the metaverse “is shaping up to be the biggest new growth opportunity for several industries in the coming decade” which could generate “up to $5 trillion by 2030.”

Lukas Foral and David Havlik ( Progresus company), Dustin Plantholt (Forbes Monaoc Editor)

Entertainment across the evening was provided by Ukrainian opera singer Victoria Ann and Chico & The Gypsies, famous worldwide for their flamenco, salsa and pop music.

Chico & The Gypsies


The first Forbes Monaco Power Women’s Summit takes place December 1 at the Hotel Hermitage.

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Nancy Heslin is an established journalist and lifestyle writer. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Monaco magazine (bimonthly in English) , since the magazine's 2nd issue . Launched in November 2018, Forbes Monaco is part of the Forbes family, with its 7 million readers and 71 million monthly website visitors worldwide.