With the rapid surge in Bitcoin’s price and Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony in the Congress has stirred up a major discussion among the masses about cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Blockchain conferences function as a stage for the noticeable people in the crypto community and public officials to discuss, share their opinions and also to showcase the developments in the technology.
Whether you are running a startup or an investor or a crypto enthusiast, there are a ton of events to attend to keep yourselves updated about the latest trends in the world of blockchain. ChangeHero has short-listed a few conferences that are a must-visit this November. These conferences serve you with all the cognizance and take you right into the crypto sphere.
Date(s): October 31 — November 1, 2019
Venue: San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
San Francisco Blockchain Week brings together investors, developers, startups and crypto enthusiasts on one stage to discuss the future of the blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Epicenter holds talks, fireside chats and presentations on various intriguing topics that range from scaling in blockchain to cryptography’s effect on humanity.
The opening keynote will be delivered by Don Tapscott ( Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute) other prominent speakers include Ro Khanna (Congressman, US House of Representatives), Hester M. Peirce (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission), Olaf Carlson — Wee (Founder & CIO, Polychain Capital), Kevin Weil ( Co-Creator, Libra VP of Product, Calibra), Chris Larsen (Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, Ripple) and many more.
San Francisco Blockchain Week must not be missed and it helps you to gain more insights about the blockchain industry. A Blockchain Career Fair is also being organized and is the place to be for those who are in the hunt for new opportunities in the world of blockchain.
Date(s): November 7–8, 2019
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel
Location: St Julian’s, Malta
Popularly known as the Blockchain Island, Malta is one of the most happening places in the world of Blockchain. The crypto-friendly nation is set to host Europe’s largest blockchain event, Malta AI & Blockchain Summit this November. The event has garnered a lot of attention and over 6000 attendees are expected to participate this year. The event gathers investors and innovative minds to discuss Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Technology, Big Data and Internet of Things. The summit also features AI and Tech startup Pitch events where startups get a chance to showcase their products to the investors on stage.
Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat will be leading the discussions followed by many key individuals in the blockchain. Others include Anthony Pompliano (Co-Founder & Partner, Morgan Creek Digital), Vahid Toosi (Founder, EOS sw/eden), Tim Draper (Founder, Draper Associates/DFJ/Draper University), Brock Pierce (Chairman, The Bitcoin Foundation) and Grammy Award-winning artist Akon will be delivering a keynote and perform in the lavish closing party.
Malta AI & Blockchain Summit is the go-to place to meet and network with innovative minds and catch the attention of deep-pocketed investors.
Date(s): November 12–13 , 2019
Venue: Victoria Theatre
The Capital is the maiden global event of the most popular cryptocurrency information website CoinMarketCap. The event aims to assemble its users, partners and stakeholders at one place and discuss the future of the blockchain industry. Key topics to be talked in the event include crypto-asset adoption, liquidity and the next phase of blockchain. The event organizers put the “proof-of-work” system to use in the give away of tickets through a personality questionnaire.
Influencers in the blockchain world will be attending the event to deliver speeches and take part in discussions and fireside chats. Delegates include Sunny King (Inventor of Proof-of-Stake Consensus Mechanism & Founder, V SYSTEMS), Matthew Roszak (Co-Founder & Chairman, Bloq), Changpeng Zhao (Founder & CEO, Binance), David Chaum (Founder & CEO, Elixxir) Livio Weng (CEO, Huobi Global) and others.
Date(s): November 14–15, 2019
Venue: Marina Bay Sands
Blockshow Asia is one of the major blockchain events and goes with the tagline Festival of Decentralized Technology. The event is the best place for startups to meet investors and also for the crypto-savvy to share their thoughts on the future of blockchain. A plethora of topics will be discussed and debated in the event this year, to name a few, Development, Investments, Crypto Finance, Privacy & Security and Artificial Intelligence.
The event gained traction among the community due to the tech-influencers who take part actively in the discussions. Few of the speakers include Changpeng Zhao (CEO, Binance), Sopnendu Mohanty (Chief FinTech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore), David Chaum (Founder, Elixxir & Praxxis), Max Kordek (Co-Founder & President, Lisk), Da Hongfei (Founder, NEO), Sarah Olsen (Managing Director & Corporate Development, Gemini), Xinxi Wang (Co-Founder & Director, Litecoin Foundation) and Charlie Shrem (Founding Director, Bitcoin Foundation).
Date(s): November 20th, 2019
Venue: Ritz — Carlton JBR
Location: Dubai, UAE
The Blockchain Innovation and Investment Summit aims to bring together blockchain companies and investors to fuel the business relationships. Dubai is the fitting place for the event due to the growing interest in blockchain and cryptocurrency there, courtesy to the Dubai Blockchain Strategy 2020. BII summit is one of the biggest blockchain events in the Middle East and lays a major priority on Blockchain Investments. The summit will be featuring presentations, discussions on busting the myths about Blockchain revolution etc.
Key speakers of the BII summit include Eric Demuth (CEO, Bitpanda), Andy Cheung (COO, OKEX), Nadeem Ladki (Director of Business Development at Ripple), Wesam Lootah (CEO, Smart Dubai Gov.). BII summit is the perfect spot to raise funds for your startup and unwind in the sandy beaches.
All in all, these events are unique and contemplates on the future of blockchain. ChangeHero believes that these events will boost the awareness about crypto and blockchain and fuels the rapid development of the industry.