Some of the most promising crypto events of 2019 — summits, conferences, forums, talks, meetings, hackathons
This year I will split the calendar into two parts. Here you will find events which will take place in the first half of the year. Later on, when more information is released, I will write one more about the second half of 2020. Without a doubt, the year will be exciting. Some say 2020 will be the year of scalability and adoption. Only time will prove but meanwhile, we can continue educating ourselves about this fast-developing technology. Below I have filtered only the events that I consider valuable and worth going.
Without further ado, let’s look at the list:
Where: San Francisco, USA
When: 27th-28th March
What: An Annual Event for the Bitcoin Community — networking, games and collaboration among the Bitcoin industry’s leaders and influencers. Speakers: Charlie Shrem, Meltem Demirors, Nick Szabo, Tony Hawk, wiz @wiz
Where: Hong Kong
When: 17th-18th March
What: A promising crypto event with key speakers from the sphere.
Main topics from 2019: Decentralization — Interoperability And Scalability, Trading, Bitcoin, Smart Contracts, Web 3.0, Security Tokens, Stablecoin, Sharding. Schedule and Speakers for 2020 still not available.
Where: New York
When: 11th-13th May
What: the annual “state of the industry” event, providing an introspective look at the previous 12 months and paving the way forward for the next 12. Main topics: DeFi economy, Crypto market, Blockchain networks, etc. Agenda and Speaker still not available.
When: 1st-2nd February
What: A Proof of Stake (PoS) Validator Summit which will take place online. Learn about PoS mining & how to build their own staking-as-a-service startup. Workshops On How To Stake & Run PoS Validators
Crypto Summit 2020
When: 29th-31st January
What: They promise 50+ of THE TOP crypto experts on the planet. Main topics: Initial Exchange Offerings, Tokenized Security Assets, Lending and Interest on the Blockchain, Bitcoin Halving, etc.
Ethereal Summit New York 2020
Where: New York
When: 8th-9th May
What: Focused on blockchain and Ethereum. Main speakers: Joseph Lubin (ConsenSys), Mariano Conti (MakerDAO), Hayden Adams (Uniswap), Kain Warcisk (Synthetix), Sergey Nazarov (Chainlink), Itamar Lesuisse (Augur), etc.
Ethereum Community Conference 3
Where: Paris, France
What: The largest annual European Ethereum event focused on technology and community. Three intense days of conferences, networking and learning
London Blockchain Week
Where: London UK
When: 4th-11th March
What: Conference, Hackathon and Pitch competition. Main topics — Decentralized Finance, Central Banks Digital Currencies, Tokenisation, Decentralized Organizations, etc.
Blockchain Life 2020
Where: Moscow, Russia
When: 22nd-23rd April
What: Annual event on Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Mining. Main topics are:
- Implementation of blockchain technology in all spheres — types, features, vulnerabilities
- Cryptocurrencies — Bitcoin, Trading, Altcoins, Libra, Stablecoins, Regulations
- StartUps — ICO, IEO and STO in 2020; how to be successful — marketing, funding, company registration
- Mining — equipment, profitability, best countries to mine in 2020 and in the future
Hong Kong Blockchain week
Where: Hong Kong
When: 2nd-6th March
What: The blockchain week contains of several conferences, hackathons and exhibitions such as. One of the most awaiting once is Block O2O.
Istanbul Blockchain Week
Where: Istanbul, Turkey
When: 6th-10th April
What: Turkey is recently turning into a promising blockchain and crypto destination and we decided to visit this event. The moderator of the conference will be Ivan from Ivan on Tech.
Where: Vienna, Austria
When:15th — 16th April
What: A promising event about Blockchain, AI & IoT. Key speaker — Andreas Antonopoulos
Crypto Compare Summit
Where: London, UK
When: 10th March
What: Traditionally well-organized event. Agenda and Speakers still not available. We will keep an eye on it.
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