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Scott from Barcinno
Barcelona's Weekly Tech Update
By Scott from Barcinno • Issue #426 • View online
Hello and happy Monday,
Today’s main headlines:
  • 3 BCN blockchain startups raise total of €10M 💰
  • Spanish startups raised +€2B this year already 💸
  • French tech expansion in BCN & Spain 🇫🇷
It’s a Blockchain world: EBC reflections & €10M in recent local funding ⛓🌍
Just two weeks ago, BCN hosted one of the ecosystem’s biggest events: The European Blockchain Convention. Co-organizer Victoria Gago shared that the ‘22 edition broke more than one record 🏆, selling out all tickets and sponsorships while racking up 1,500 attendees. Over 500 one-to-one meetings were scheduled too, on top of all the awesome unplanned networking that went on over the course of the three days (and nights). EBC uploaded the best moments 🤳 here. 
🗝 There were many takeaways gleaned from inspiring minds (Web3 will transform how we consume and create information, money will be made with NFTs, increasing crypto adoption by the finance industry, etc) but one thread – or chain, if you will – linked them all together: Despite the current market, there is no shortage of innovation and passion ❤️‍🔥 for building the new digital world.
In fact, three Barcelona blockchain startups raised a total of nearly €10M 💰 this week, one created a new use case for the XRP ledger, and the Spanish police just invested in it to tackle drug trafficking. 
At this pace, who knows what will happen between now and next year? Apparently, the 2023 EBC dates and venue are going to be announced soon – supposedly somewhere bigger and better. So let’s look forward to finding out. 
🧐 Blockchain-curious? Head to Barcinno where Clemens shares his recent experience of the European Tech School’s 6-week Blockchain Executive Program. Better yet, use our code ETSBARCINNO 💫 to bag 25% off the course for yourself.
Have a great week & hope to see you this Wednesday at BCN FinTech Afterwork #002!

BCN FinTech Afterwork welcomed a new Gold (Scaleway) & Silver (fonYou) sponsor this week. Few spots remain! Find out how you can become a sponsor to support the local fintech community here.
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