Nick Chong · 1 week ago · 2 min read · Insights via Grayscale Investments
Roundup of the Remaining Top Crypto Events in 2018
Moving into the final quarter of 2018 may be tempting to start the annual reflections and start speculating on what 2019 will bring. However, the year is far from over. There is still an impressive lineup of crypto and blockchain events happening over the next three months.
There is a multitude of benefits for attendees of industry conferences and events. The conferences provide learning opportunities, with speeches by various expert speakers, stimulating group discussions and breakout sessions. Above all, attending an event gives the best possible opportunity to network with other like-minded people and build lasting connections.
An added plus this year is that most of the conferences taking place in warmer climates. From southern Europe to the Middle East and Southeast Asia, here is a roundup of the most important dates for your diary.
Israel Blockchain Summit 2018
When: October 18
Where: Sheva Event Hall, Tel Aviv
Crowned as the “startup nation,” Israel has had an impressive array of blockchain projects emerging over the last few years. Therefore, the Israel Blockchain Summit offers an opportunity to rub shoulders with leading cyber security, fintech, and cryptography experts.
There is a packed one-day agenda, with an impressive female line-up of top-billed speakers including Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg, Governor of the Bank of Israel and Dr. Gitit Gur-Gershgoren, Chief Economist at the Israel Securities Authority. Information and tickets can be found at https://israelblockchainsummit.com/.
When: October 22-23
Touted as the “biggest un-conference in the blockchain world,” the focus of Satoshi United is firmly on the networking benefits of bringing together like-minded people from the blockchain and crypto communities.
Featuring pitching platforms, a yacht party and the very first Satoshi Blockchain Car Rally, attendees are in for a wild ride with plenty of opportunities for engagement.
For more information and tickets, visit http://satoshiunited.io/.
Malta Blockchain Summit
When: 1-2 November
Where: Malta, at the Intercontinental Hotel
This “buzzing show on the Blockchain Island” is not just a typical conference. The Malta Blockchain Summit is offering an opportunity for ICOs to pitch in front of hundreds of investors, open for applications until Oct. 20. Alongside this, the event will incorporate a hackathon featuring mentors including John McAfee. More than 100 developers are expected to participate.
For the 5,000+ delegates, there are plenty of other attractions. Each day has a specific featured subject with speakers selected for their distinct expertise on the topic.
To register and see the full agenda, visit https://maltablockchainsummit.com/.
When: November 9
Where: Seattle, Washington
The Token Forum is an emerging networking forum and inaugural blockchain conference series focused on the burgeoning blockchain and crypto space, real-world business use cases, token economies, and the emerging role of digital currencies in the enterprise.
Planned locally in partnership with the greater Seattle area blockchain business community, the one day Forum is by invitation-only, with a curated, interactive, small-group peer discussion format that will allow for deeper-level discussions surrounding data sovereignty, identity management, product innovation, value exchanges, governance, and the key role of digital currencies for both private and public organizations.
For more information, visit https://thetokenforum.com
When: November 26-27
The United Conference of Internet Money (UCIM) offers participants a “middle ground between the traditional structures of centralization and the emerging ideas of a decentralized economy.” Including representatives from the investor, thought leadership, startup and media communities, the event is aimed at learning through networking.
Headline speakers include CEOs from four leading fintech and blockchain companies including Orca Alliance, Diro Labs, and Tokenbox.
For the full lineup and registration visit https://www.ucim.io/.
Beyond Blocks Summit
When: November 26-27
Where: Bangkok, Intercontinental Hotel
Beyond Blocks aims to leverage its strategic location in Southeast Asia, one of the fastest growing technology markets in the world. While the summit itself takes place over two days, it is bookended by three additional days including networking events, meetups and parties in one of Asia’s most vibrant cities.
Speaker lineup includes Gigi Levy Weiss, Managing Partner at Israeli-based NFX, and Vachara Aemavat, Co-Founder and CEO at Thailand’s SIX Network. The agenda is still to be confirmed, however, topics currently covered include regulation, project funding and the future of crypto exchanges.
To follow the updated agenda in full, and book tickets visit https://beyondblocks.com/summit/bangkok/.
Hard Fork Decentralized
When: December 12-14
Where: London, various locations
Hard Fork is a blog founded earlier this year under the TNW banner. When the parent edition staged their TNW2018 event, they created a stage dedicated to the Hard Fork.
Now, Hard Fork has a stand-alone event all of its own in the form of Hard Fork Decentralized. It aims to bring together its community members united around the shared beliefs of decentralization as a feature of the future, and increasing adoption of blockchain.
“Conference” is used in the very loosest sense here, as Hard Fork Decentralized is a truly decentralized event. Hosting various meetups across different events in London, the event aims to turn the city into an interactive hub.
Ten events are already confirmed with more coming soon. Registration for attendees will open imminently. Keep an eye on progress here.
This list represents some of the top 2018 blockchain and crypto events across the globe. They will encompass a vast range of industry-relevant topics, featuring some of the brightest minds and leaders in the community. Taking some time out of your schedule to attending any of these events will provide a worthy return on investment for the networking benefits and learning opportunities, not to mention, some of the best after-event parties.
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