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Binance CEO and Akon, other big names to speak at BlockDown 2020 virtual conference on April 16-17
Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of Binance will be delivering a keynote speech and an AMA at the BlockDown 2020 virtual conference. The virtual event, which will take place on Apr. 16 and Apr. 17, will also feature other prominent speakers, including NEO co-founder Da Hongfei, ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees, Peter McCormack, and music superstar Akon.
The industry’s first completely virtual blockchain conference is set to take place on Apr. 16 and Apr. 17 globally and will feature some of the biggest names in the crypto industry.
In a press release shared with CryptoSlate, BlockDown 2020 announced that Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of Binance, will be delivering a keynote speech and conducting an AMA during the globally broadcast event.
With news about Binance’s acquisition of CoinMarketCap still fresh, Zhao’s participation in the conference is set to answer some of the industry’s biggest questions when it comes to the exchange’s plans for the future.
What makes this virtual conference different?
In what will be a first for the blockchain Industry, BlockDown 2020 will be using cutting edge technology throughout the conference with promises of 3D Avatar based networking allowing participants to create their own virtual model and meet other blockchain enthusiasts.
In line with the fun and creative environment, BlockDown 2020 looks to achieve, keynote speakers and sponsors will be able to share their digital memento from the conference as a live hand-drawn illustrator will be lighting up their talks in front of a live audience.
BlockDown 2020 to feature industry’s biggest names
Akon, the legendary Senegalese-American singer and investor, will also be attending the conference to speak about his blockchain project Akoin. Peter McCormack, the host of “What Bitcoin Did” podcast, will also be a speaker at the conference, as will Nikolaj Lollike, the head of integrations at the Maker Foundation.
Organized by Erhan Korhaliller, CEO and founder of crypto PR agency EAK Digital, the conference is an answer to the global shutdown of all events due to the ongoing pandemic, saying it was an opportunity for everyone in the industry to come together.
“It’s with real excitement that BlockDown 2020 is bringing together the finest minds and projects in our industry all under one virtual roof across multiple timezones around the world. BlockDown 2020 will be a watershed moment for the virtual events industry, and we aim to excite, inspire and most importantly connect with one another. Coronavirus may have locked down the global economy, but blockchain and crypto shall push on regardless.”
Tickets for the BlockDown 2020 conference are available now, while users that want to get involved with the event are encouraged to sign up and register on the website.
Disclaimer: CryptoSlate is a media partner for BlockDown.
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