Top Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Events in December

As most industries wind down for the festive season, the cryptocurrency social calendar is in full swing. There are many conferences, trade shows, workshops and networking events taking place around the world before the year is over! While most industries are reflecting on 2018, the crypto world is already looking towards the beginning of 2019, and we could not think of a better way to do this than to use the next few weeks to focus on new business opportunities for the new year, to find out about new business projects and to expand our knowledge!

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

Europe

1. Ethereum Meetup

Location: London

Date: 3rd December, 2018

Speakers of Interest:

  • Vitalik Buterin — Ethereum

Overview : The Meetup presents a fantastic opportunity for those who are interested in Ethereum to hear about what opportunities blockchain presents for the future straight from the co-founder of Ethereum. Make sure that you prepare your questions in advance, you might not get another opportunity to come face to face with Vitalik for a while!

Link: https://www.meetup.com/ethereum/

2. Fintech Connect

Location: London

Date:5th — 6th December, 2018

Speakers of Interest:

  • Ryan Hanley from — okenmarket
  • Pawel Kuskowski — CoinFirm
  • Valentina Kristensen — Acorn Machine
  • Ulyana Shtybel — HighCastle

Overview:The UK’s largest fintech event presents a first-class business opportunity for those that are looking to network with the entire ecosystem of the fintech world!

Link: https://www.fintechconnect.com/

3. Hardfork Decentralized

Location: London

Date: 12th — 14th December

Speakers of Interest:

  • Kavita Gupta — Consensys
  • Joon Ivan Wong — Coindesk
  • Roy Liu — BitTorrent
  • Rob Hallam — eToro

Overview:

Hardfork is a cryptocurrency event with a difference, held at not one but multiple locations around London, turning the UK’s capital into an interactive crypto hub for two days. If you are looking to meet leading crypto, blockchain and fintech businesses at a location in London that suits you, then this is the event for you! If you are new to the city, take advantage of all of the events and have fun exploring the bright lights of London as you go!

Link: https://thenextweb.com/hardfork-decentralized/

4. Bitcoin Wednesday

Location: Amsterdam

Date: 5th December

Speakers of Interest:

  • Jordan Earls — Qtum
  • Amine Larhrib — CryptalDash
  • Michael Terpin — Transform Group

Overview : As the largest Bitcoin conference in Amsterdam, this event is about more than just listening and networking! Here you will be encouraged to take part in discussions, share ideas and work with other attendees on problem solving tasks. Bringing together Amsterdam’s cryptocurrency pioneers, software developers, investors and business community the event is perfect for anyone that is looking to relocate to Amsterdam or do business in the area.

Link: https://www.bitcoinwednesday.com

USA

1. Blockland Solutions Conference

Location: Ohio

Date: 1st — 4th December, 2018

Speakers of Interest:

  • Mark Hurd — Oracle Corporation
  • Jerry Cuomo — IBM
  • Joseph Lubin — Co-founder Ethereum

Overview: As one of the very first Blockchain courses with a focus on education, this 4 day event is set to benefit anyone who is keen to learn how to develop and enhance their skills with blockchain technology — providing the perfect opportunity to learn from blockchain innovators and network with industry leaders from all businesses.

Link: https://blocklandcleveland.com/solutions

2. Crypto Blockcon

Location: Las Vegas

Date: 11th — 12th December

Speakers of Interest:

  • Jeremy Gardner — Augur
  • Spencer Montgomery — Microsoft Blockchain Team
  • Crystal Rose — Sense

Overview:

An educational event that will benefit those that are interested about the future benefits of cryptoassets and the adoption and implementation of blockchain technology. Throughout the day presentations will focus on live case studies from companies that are using blockchain technology to improve industries, increased efficiency, security and transparency — expect to be inspired!

Link: https://www.cryptoblockcon.com/

3. Digital Asset Investment Forum

Location: Washington

Date: 5 December 2018

Speakers of Interest:

  • Heister Peirce — Commissioner at SEC
  • Kyle Samani — Multicoin Capital

Overview: This event is suited to those that are interested to learn more about investment strategies, usage of financial derivatives and the impact of regulations. Here you can expect to meet with traditional investment advisory firms, crypto focused family offices and blockchain startups.

Link: https://www.digitalforumdc.com/

Middle East

1. Blockchain Day Dubai

Location: Dubai

Date: 15th December

Speakers of Interest:

  • Roger Ver — Bitcoin.com
  • Miko Matsumura — Evercoin

Overview: Blockchain Day brings together the leading visionaries and innovators in the world to explore new ways to implement blockchain technology into everyday life. The day is filled with learning, connecting, networking and partnering opportunities in one of the most innovative cities in the world.

Link: https://blockchainday.org/uae

2. Blockchain Conference

Location: Abu Dhabi

Date: 7th December

Speakers of Interest:

  • Henri Bergstrom — Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
  • Abraham Cambridge — SunExchange
  • Justas Pikelis — Monetha

Overview: With a focus on the Middle East, the Blockchain conference takes a look at blockchain technology application in a wide range of businesses from medicine and insurance to cryptocurrency and solar power — a key networking opportunity for if you are trying to grow your presence in the ME.

Link: https://bconference.org/

3. Next Block Conference

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

Date: 12th December

Speakers of Interest:

  • David Weild IV — Nasdaq
  • Jan Sammut — RefToken
  • Aviv Lichtigstein — 101 Blockchains

Overview:

Building on the success of the Steller event in Kyiv, Next Block takes a look at cryptocurrency from the chaos to the drive towards clarity for 2019! You can expect to see and hear from some of the most influential people from within the cryptospace making it the ideal event for blockchain professionals, startups and entrepreneurs alike!

Link: https://kryptonevents.com/telaviv

Asia

1. Bangkok Blockchain Conference

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Date: 6th December

Speakers of Interest:

  • Sanjay Popli — ICORA
  • Sathapon Pantankua — SmartContract Thailand
  • Leslie Daniel Chan — Singapore Bitcoin Club

Overview: With a focus on Thailand this one day event takes a look at what cryptocurrency and blockchain technology means for business in Thailand and what steps can be taken in 2019 to implement the technology, and position businesses for future success.

Link:https://bangkokblockchainconference.com/

2. Hong Kong Blockchain Summit

Location: Hong Kong

Date: 12th December

Speakers of Interest:

  • David Wang — Gibraltar Stock Exchange
  • Michael Wong — MaiCapital
  • Thomas Borrel — Polymath

Overview: This one of a kind event, takes advantage of Hong Kong’s status as a technology and investment hub. Here you can expect to mix with over 500 industry experts from around the world. As well as keynote speeches focusing on different sectors, there will also be three panels to discuss rising trends of blockchain application for 2019.

Link: http://www.bbwhkevent.com/

3. Fortune Asia 2018

Location: Mumbai

Date: 5th December

Speakers of Interest:

  • Shahin Noble Pilli — Coinadvice/Asia Blockchain Expo
  • Sean Worthington — Cloudcoin Consortium
  • Sheetal Bhasin — Yatracoin

Overview:

Focusing on blockchain technology, future technology and currency Fortune Asia takes a look at how blockchain can transform India. The Business session investors panel is particularly noteworthy, here world class investors share their vision for the future of blockchain technology and how businesses can raise money from their ideas.

Link:http://www.fortuneasiaevent.com/

If you are attending any of the above events, let us know how they benefited you! Our next event update will focus on events around the world in January!

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