Technologists and business leaders have recognized the tremendous disruptive potential in blockchain technology, which can be used in a myriad of areas.
Public and private sector organizations, for instance, might use it to share information selectively and securely with others, exchange assets, and proffer digital contracts. Individuals can use blockchain to manage their financial, medical, and legal records, a scheme in which blockchain would replace banks, credit agencies, and other traditional intermediaries as the gatekeeper of trust and reputation.
As an increasing number of firms and governments are looking to tap into the blockchain opportunity, a multitude of dedicated events and conferences are being held around the world to keep professionals updated on the evolving space.
Here are ten major blockchain events taking place in the second half of 2018 to attend:
Blockchain World Conference
July 11-13, 2018
Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Blockchain World Conference promises to be the one of the largest crypto events in the world with a 120,000 sq ft exhibit space, 120+ exhibitors, 8,000+ attendees, 100s of top speakers, and a live stream to more than 25,000 viewers globally.
The primary focus and goal of the Blockchain World Conference is to expand the reach and breadth of blockchain technology in order to achieve long term growth and sustainable expansion of the industry.
The keynote speech will be delivered by John McAfee. It will cap off three and a half days of jam packed presentations, panel discussions, educational seminars, industry addresses, networking events, dance parties, golf outings, VIP suite parties, exhibits, and much more.
3rd Annual Blockchain Conference Washington
July 26-28, 2018
George Washington University Washington DC, USA
The 3rd Annual Blockchain Conference Washington DC is taking place from July 26 to 28 in the nation’s capital to explore blockchain and DLT. The event’s aim is to bring senior figures in finance, tech, government, venture capital and start-ups into a room and discuss blockchain beyond bitcoin.
Last July, in Washington DC, the event had an amazing line-up of speakers and a diverse audience. This year’s event promises to be more dynamic, with new tokens and regulation. As always the format will be fast-paced with plenty of networking time built in.
A Seattle edition of Blockchain Conference will take place on August 21, 2018.
August 14-15, 2018
NeueHouse, New York City, USA
CryptoBlockCon is expected to convene hundreds of cryptocurrency and blockchain experts to talk about the future benefits and possibilities of blockchain technology and crypto assets, and showcase companies who are using blockchain to improve industries with increased efficiency, security and transparency.
The event will feature top speakers and experts who will discuss blockchain, and will include networking sessions with investors, advisors, founders, and thought leaders.
Besides the New York edition, other CryptoBlockCon a London, UK edition will take place on September 24 and 25, 2018, and Las Vegas, USA edition on December 11 and 12, 2018.
Blockshow Americas 2018
The Venetian, Las Vegas
Blockshow Americas 2018 will be held between August 20-21 in The Venetian, Las Vegas. Along with new releases from the up-and-coming blockchain companies, the conference will also present insights from the global trending sectors of voting & elections, e-commerce, and supply chains.
Attendees can get a chance to participate in the traditional Startup Competition aimed at discovering and rewarding rewarding the most promising Blockchain-powered companies. They will also have the opportunity to hear from the likes of 100 internationally-known speakers in a series of talks, panel sessions and discussions.
Blockchain Summit Singapore 2018
August 28, 2018
Blockchain Summit Singapore is a one-day conference and exhibition that promises to connect over 700 industry leaders, business decision makers, tech innovators and investors.
It will feature cutting-edge case studies which will offer a “how-to” approach to deploying blockchain technologies across industries like finance, insurance, logistics, utilities, media and entertainment, and more. Roundtable discussions and hosted networking sessions will provide exceptional opportunities for attendees to connect with peers and deep-dive into topics.
Crypto Finance Conference USA 2018
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California, USA
The Crypto Finance Conference USA 2018 is a three-day conference which provides exclusive opportunities for private investors, institutional investors and family offices to connect with leading players in the blockchain landscape.
All participants are curated by the board to ensure the opportunity of forming unique networks.
The conference agenda also aims to provide optimum education, networking and investment opportunities to its participants.
Speakers will include Bobby Lee, (co-founder of BTCC), Meltem Demirors, (CSO of CoinShares), Wences Casares, (Founder and CEO of Xapo), Dan Morehead, (CEO of Pantera Capital), Jennifer Zhu Scott (Co-founder and Principal of Radian Partners), and Brian Kelly (author and financial markets expert).
September 13-14, 2018
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, USA
Token Fest is set to be an exclusive, two-day networking event focused on the business and technology of tokenization. The event will bring together industry thought leaders who are pioneering innovative solutions for the token economy. The Boston event is expected to attract 4,000+ attendees, 200+ speakers and 200+ exhibitors.
Some of the topics that will be covered include cryptoeconomic strategies, peer-to-peer ecosystem architecture, cybersecurity and hardware, tokenized revenue models, smarts contracts and Internet-of-Things (IoT), token analysis and governance, and more.
The organizers claim the event strives to provide unique networking environments where true relationships can be formed.
September 26, 2018
Olympia, Grand Hall, London, UK
The Blockchain Live event, on September 26, in the Great Hall in Olympia, London, will be a one-day exhibition that is set to bring together the biggest innovators, influencers and investors in blockchain and DLT. It is expected to bring together more than 3,000 delegates to drive forward the adoption of blockchain technology.
Blockchain Live will showcase the biggest platforms as well as those pushing the boundaries of the technology, whether they be the rising stars of the startup and investment community or leading industry figures who see the potential for blockchain in their respective sectors. Speakers will include government officials, regulators and policy makers, and end-users, among others.
Asset Backed Crypto Summit
September 28-29, 2018
Lisbon Congress Center, Lisbon, Portugal
In September, Lisbon will host the first Asset Backed Crypto Summit. The event will be dedicated to blockchain projects and ICO backed by assets.
The Asset Backed Crypto Summit aims to serve as a business show for several startups from the most diverse areas which have in common the fact that their activities are supported by assets or add real value projects.
The event will feature presentations and debate panels with various experts on distributed consensus technology solutions and artificial intelligence, but also well known speakers with other insights such as finance, economy or social impact. Financial inclusion and social responsibility will also be targets of understanding in the discussion ahead.
Blockchain for Finance Conference
October 2-4, 2018
Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
The 2nd Blockchain for Finance Conference will take place on October 3 and 4 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. This year, the program will focus on real-world case studies and details on how this technology could improve banking as a whole.
The conference will financial institutions move their blockchain/DLT projects from proof of concept to deployment by discussing DLT and the wider digital business, financial use cases, blockchain and ledger technology, regulation and compliance, and more.
World Crypto Con
October 31-November 1, 2018
Aria Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, USA
The inaugural World Crypto Con will take place from October 31st to November 2nd at the Aria Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The theme and focus of the event is to bring mass adoption of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology through small, medium and enterprise business innovation.
For three days, World Crypto Con will transform the Vegas strip into a global stage for industry leaders to share their breaking news and technologies with thousands of investors, experts, developers, businesses and attendees.
Attendees will hear from thought-leaders, including Vinny Lingham, co-founder and CEO of Civic.com; Ronnie Moas, founder and director of Standpoint Research; Arianna Simpson, managing director at Autonomous Partners; Brock Pierce; Maxine Ryan, co-founder and COO of Bitspark Limited; and more.
Malta Blockchain Summit 2018
November 1-2, 2018
InterContinental, St Julians, Malta
The Malta Blockchain Summit is set to be a melting pot for global influencers in technology, civil society, democracy promotion and innovation, expected to attract over 4,000 delegates, 100 speakers and 150 sponsors and exhibitors.
The summit will comprise of four conferences covering the fields of government and regulation, marketing and affiliation, fintech, tokenomics and cryptocurrencies, and blockchain for developers.
Confirmed speakers include prominent entrepreneurs and individuals such as the co-inventor of Blockchain, W. Scott Stornetta; Evercoin founder Miko Matsumura; Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneur Christopher Obereder; former managing director of the World Economic Forum and angel investor Donna Redel. The Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat, will inaugurate the regulatory conference.
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