Cryptocurrency Events January 2019!

Now that the new year is well underway it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to shape things for the year ahead for a brighter future — there is no better way to do this than to dive into the cryptocurrency social calendar! There are many cryptocurrency conferences, trade shows, workshops and networking events taking place around the world this month, providing the perfect opportunity to network, build business connections for 2019 and to expand on your industry and product knowledge!

At the end of last year, we placed a strong focus on cryptocurrency education — conferences, exhibitions and trade shows play a very important role in cryptocurrency education. For exhibitors, these gatherings not only provide the opportunity to educate your target market right in front of you at your booth, but they also add value to your own industry and product knowledge. For the attendee cryptocurrency events allow you to gain first-class insight into the crypto space live from professionals, here you can have your questions answered and gain awareness of a particular business or product while making contacts for future reference…something that Google just can’t provide!

Whether you are new to the cryptocurrency industry and are looking to learn about cryptocurrency and how to invest in Bitcoin, are a start-up keen to provide cryptocurrency education to the mass market, an experienced investor or established cryptocurrency or blockchain business, there is something to gain from attending cryptocurrency seminars, conferences and exhibitions this quarter.

Below, we have put together a list of the top crypto events taking place in January around the world!

1) Blockchain Connect Conference

Location: San Francisco

Date: 11th January

Speakers of Interest:

  • Vitalik Buterin-Creator of Ethereum
  • Jeremy Gardner-Co-Founder of Augur


With a focus on blockchain education and academic research, this unique event gathers the most authoritative blockchain professors, technical experts and projects from around the world to discuss leading blockchain academic research and the next big step for blockchain!

2) Unlock

Location: Dubai

Date: 15–16th January

Speakers of interest:

  • Nick Spanos — BlockTech and Zap
  • Bart Brands — European Blockchain Foundation


With a focus on both cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, Unlock takes a look at regulation and the future of cryptocurrency exchanges in a regulated world, the evolution of payments and the tokenization of everything in a digital economy and the future of smart cities.

3) The North American Bitcoin Conference

Location: Miami

Date:16th — 18th January

Speakers of Interest:

  • Craig Sellars — co-founder Tether
  • DR. Patrick Byrne — CEO Overstock, Founder tZERO
  • Brock Pierce — Blockchain Pioneer, Advisor to B21

Overview: Bringing together some of the best minds in the space, the two-day event organised by renowned crypto event planners Keynote, promises gripping speeches about blockchain and disruptive technology, game-changing discussions and innovative token pitches and a high caliber atmosphere.

4) Crypto Finance Conference

Location: Switzerland

Date: 16th — 18th January

Speakers of interest:

  • Eva Kaili-Member of the European Parliament
  • Dr. Thomas Dünser-Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Liechtenstein
  • Prof. Dr. Fabian Schär-Managing Director, Center for Innovative Finance, University of Base

Overview: Bringing together both private and institutional investors, the crypto Finance Conference offers a place to learn, connect and invest. Here you will find educational keynotes by industry experts, intuitive panel discussions about future trends within the industry and a chance to learn more about new cryptocurrency projects and businesses.

5) Crypto Investor Show

Location: London

Date: 18th — 9th January

Speakers of interest:

  • Stephan Tual-Former CCO Ethereum
  • Gavin Brown-Co-founder and Director of Blockchain Capital Limited


Europe’s largest blockchain and crypto event for investors takes a look at the key factors that are shaping the industry as we move into the new year. If you are looking to gain insight into the latest blockchain innovations, how to navigate the ICO market, how to manage a cryptocurrency portfolio and new technology, and its impact then this is the event for you!

6) World Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Summit

Location: Moscow, Russia

Date: 25th January

Speaker of interest:

  • Vit Jedlicka-President of Liberland
  • Roger Ver-CEO
  • Charlie Lee-Creator and Managing Director Litecoin Foundation

Overview: With a strong focus on regulatory framework this event gathers the most influential representatives of crypto associations, authorities, foundations, banks and state bodies.

7) Japan Blockchain Conference

Location: Japan

Date: 30th January

Speakers of interest:

  • John McAfee-CEO McAfee
  • Scott Walker-DNA CEO
  • Tim Draper-DFJ Venture Capital Founder
  • Sam Lee-Etherium South China Founder


As one of the largest blockchain conferences in Japan this two-day event provides an excellent opportunity to meet with cutting-edge companies and influential figures from within the blockchain industry from around the world. Not only is this conference for businesses but it also provides an excellent opportunity for the general public to familiarise themselves with and to experiment in using cryptocurrency.

8) Crypto Pro Expo

Location: San Francisco, California

Date: 29th — 30th January

Speakers of interest:

  • Peter Sinkevich — Founder, USA Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Association
  • Mike Cagney — CEO, Figure, So-FI, Finaplex

Overview: With a strong focus on the current state of the industry and what the most important issues are for the immediate future, Crypto Pro offers an insightful two days filled with professional focused content that is fun, valuable and that will leave you more educated than when you arrived.

9) Paris Blockchain Summit

Location: Paris

Date: 31st Jan — 1st February

Speakers of interest:

  • Catalin Ivan — EU Parliament
  • Christophe Ozcan — Co-founder Tozex, CEO Crypto4all
  • Oliver Marco La Rosa — President European Chamber of Commerce

Overview: The Paris Blockchain Summit is the first international conference dedicated to Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to be ever be held in France! The event provides an exciting opportunity for those that are looking to generate concrete leads, showcase the application of technology to an international audience and for those that are looking to gain hands-on learning experience from key players within the crypto and blockchain ecosystem.

If you have attended any cryptocurrency or blockchain events recently that you found inspiring, let us know about your experience in the comments below.