Nick Chong · 2 days ago · 2 min read
Of course, nobody can attend them all, so we’ve profiled five crypto and blockchain conferences that you should keep on your radar. Pick your favorite, and consider making an appearance at your favorite event.
2019 has been a big year for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. The prices of digital assets have improved considerably, and blockchain platforms are further down the road to broad adoption at the enterprise level.
Consequently, the crypto and blockchain conference circuit has a renewed urgency that matches its ever-present enthusiasm. Bringing together compelling startups, enterprise leaders, global regulators, and a cadre of enthusiasts, these conferences set the tone for the crypto and blockchain movement.
#1 Blockshow Asia: Singapore, Nov. 14 – 15
Presented by Cointelegraph, Blockshow Asia bills itself as a festival of decentralized technology.
The event is intended to spotlight innovations in blockchain technology, allowing promising projects to receive the funding and attention needed to take the next step in their development.
Blockshow Asia highlights its deal-making scalability. It purports that $1 billion was raised by startups at previous events, noting that “each fifth company makes a deal.”
#2 DACOM Summit: New York City, Sept. 26
The Digital Asset Compliance and Market Integrity (DACOM) Summit is a one-day event in New York City that brings together crypto 20 speakers and more than 200 crypto compliance professionals who provide professional development for crypto compliance personnel.
In today’s shifting regulatory landscape, these discussions are both instructional and critical for companies and crypto projects looking to capitalize on or develop alongside digital assets.
The conference features a keynote presentation from Hester M. Pierce, commissioner for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, prominent members of the crypto community are scheduled to present, including Jeff Horowitz – chief compliance officer for Coinbase, Amy Davine Kim – chief policy officer for the Chamber of Commerce, and Yusuf Hassain – head of risk for Gemini Trust Company, LLC.
#3 Blockchain Week Korea: South Korea, Sept. 27 – Oct. 4
Blockchain Week Korea is a week-long collection of conferences and crypto events that are both a celebration of crypto’s incredible development and a strategy session for its future proliferation.
With more than 4,000 attendees and 50+ speakers, it’s a significant gathering for crypto enthusiasts. It’s headlining event, D.FINE, includes some of the most noteworthy and influential members of the crypto community.
Michael Novogratz – founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital Capital Management, Vitalik Buterin – co-founder of Ethereum, and Larry Sanger – co-founder of Wikipedia are each scheduled to make an appearance.
#4 Eurasia Blockchain Summit Istanbul: Turkey, Oct. 18 – 19
Eurasia Blockchain Summit, presented by Huobi Group and Kemer Partners, is the first annual gathering for crypto and blockchain leaders, developers, and adopters. The summit advertises as the largest crypto and blockchain gathering in Turkey, and it strives to promote progress among digital assets and decentralized technology.
Taking place in Istanbul, Turkey, a leading country for crypto adoption, the conference includes presentations from several c-suite executives from Huobi, including Chris Lee – CFO of Huobi Group, Livio Weng – CEO of Huobi Global, and Hubery Yuan, CEO of Huobi Research.
Huobi Group’s leadership at the conference is accompanied by an aggressive expansion in Turkey.
The event is intended to serve as a launch party for the expansion of digital assets across Europe and Asia, with Turkey’s prolific adoption rate serving as a model and harbinger for other countries.
#5 San Francisco Blockchain Week: California, Oct. 28 – Nov. 3
San Francisco Blockchain Week brings together blockchain startups, enterprise initiatives, academics, developers, and investors together in a single space. Targeting both developers and consumers, the event’s lineup includes a security conference, a blockchain career fair, a hackathon, and more.
With more than 5,000 participants, 350 companies, and 240 speakers, the event is a compelling opportunity to participate in the next steps for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.
No matter where you are in the world or what your level of interest and experience with crypto and blockchain, there is an event for you. In the near term, these five present a compelling collection of speakers, educational initiatives, and networking opportunities.
As 2019’s crypto renewal continues, which conference will you attend to be a part of the movement?
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