Blockchain and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are changing the world at an ever-increasing pace.
With the advent of Bitcoin, the blockchain was introduced to the world.
The blockchain is often considered to be one of the most significant tech findings of the 21st century.
To educate, collaborate, and involve the masses about the latest trends in this cryptocurrency and blockchain space, many events get organized every year.
Typically the agenda of such events is to explore opportunities and discuss various use cases across different industry verticals. Such events also give a platform for cryptocurrency and blockchain industry leaders to meet up and exchange ideas.
These events are also for blockchainers and cryptocurrency enthusiasts like us where we can give ourselves first-hand experience of witnessing the latest trends of this industry.
So if you want to meet and collaborate with keynote speakers and professional of this industry, blockchain and cryptocurrency conferences are the place to be.
That’s why I have made a list of what I think are the hottest conferences to go to this year.
Top 10 Upcoming Blockchain Events/Conferences
Mumbai, India – August 10
$125 (+18% GST)
This is Blackarrow’s Blockchain Technology Revolutionising Cryptocurrencies Conference of 2017, India. It will welcome blockchain and crypto experts from countries like Germany, England, Austria, Poland, India, Slovakia, and the Netherlands.
They will also explore opportunities in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies for India.
This conference will also highlight how the cryptocurrency industry continues to grow in India, and they will discuss the opportunity for India to become a new cryptocurrency global hub.
The conference is backed by cryptocurrency pioneers like GameCredits, Genesis Mining, and DABFI (aka Digital Assets and Blockchain Foundation India).
Lagos, Nigeria – August 16-17
This a nice opportunity for Nigerians (and the rest of the world!) to meet and network with blockchain and cryptocurrency influencers.
The highlights of the conference will be Ethereum’s smart contract training for beginners and intermediates, crypto workshops, and business and plenary sessions.
And afterward, the fun keeps going as an after party is on their agenda.
Saint Petersburg, Russia – August 14-15
This event will be the first of its kind.
In this event, more than 20 pre-selected projects will run live ICOs (aka Initial Coin Offering) under the supervision of Waves experts.
In 48 hours, you will get to hear from 10 top speakers in the crypto-space, and there will be over 1000 guests and investors to network with.
You will also be able to witness panel discussions, lectures, and documentaries on the latest trends of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
Stockholm, Sweden – September 7
Let me tell you, this is going to be one of the coolest conferences of the year.
If you miss this, you will be missing the opportunity to listen and network with some seriously big experts of the blockchain industry sharing their experience of implementing blockchains within governmental institutions, banking systems, trading, media, healthcare, and other various sectors.
The conference will also discuss how Sweden can benefit by applying blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
The official language of the conference is English.
There is an early bird discount available for those who want to book a ticket now.
Mumbai, India – September 22-26
If you want to learn the ins and outs of the blockchain and crypto-space, then this should be your go-to conference.
The event’s agenda is made up of five days- 3 days of a hackathon followed by 2 days of the conference. The conference is slated to bring the top minds working in the blockchain and the cryptocurrency industry from all over the world to share their knowledge with the Indian ecosystem.
Each day, the conference will end with networking opportunities accompanied by evening drinks.
London, UK – September 25-26
Keynote Events presents World Blockchain Forum – Investments & ICOs. It will definitely be one of the hottest cryptocurrency conferences of the year.
The event is for serious people working in the blockchain and cryptocurrency worlds.
The agenda for this event is two days of non-stop, thought-provoking speeches about blockchains and disruptive technologies. If you attend, you will hear from big shots of the industry about the latest and hottest new things happening in the crypto-currency community.
This event calls some notable big names such Anthony Di (co-founder Ethereum & Jaxx), Riccardo Spagni (core developer of Monero), Jeremy Gardner (founder of Augur), and many more.
Kiev, Ukraine – October 12
Smile-Expo is organizing the 4th Annual Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kiev in order to unite everyone who is interested in blockchains and cryptocurrencies.
Notable participants and guests will include blockchain developers, entrepreneurs, experts in legislation, investors and startup authors who have practical experience of participating in ICOs.
The key sections of this conference are finance, legislation (and regulation of cryptocurrencies), business, ICOs, and smart contracts.
Santa Clara – November 29-30
North America is a land of innovation. The Blockchain Expo is the world’s largest blockchain conference and exhibition, and it will be arriving in the Santa Clara Convention Center at the end of November 2017.
More than 1500 attendees, 60 speakers, and 20 sessions from around the globe will be joining hands and be discussing the cutting-edge developments in the blockchain and crypto industry.
Hurry up and book your early bird ticket now!!
Abu Dhabi, UAE – December 07
The tagline of this conference is: “Let’s blockchain this world together.” It will be a day-long platform for exchanging knowledge, experience, and success stories of blockchain endeavors in the UAE.
On this day, the UAE will also open its arms for one day for future customers, partners, and contractors to shape the blockchain economy of Middle Eastern world.
London, UK – January 19-26, 2018
Unlike regular conferences that are 1-3 days long, this will be a 7-day long blockchain festival, which will be kicked-off by a 3-day hackathon. It will then be followed by a blockchain conference and expo of 2 days, and then 2 more days of blockchain workshops and partner events.
Here you will get the opportunity to collaborate with various experts and listen to over 70 speakers from various sectors and applications of the blockchain industry.
The Top 10 Blockchain Events This Year
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Let us know which event(s) you are planning on attending. Do you know some other events and conferences that we can add to this list? Let me hear your thoughts in the comments!!
Disclaimer: I have collected this list of events and conferences from their official websites. These conferences and events are not meant to be in any way investment advice or even speculations. The sole purpose of such events is marketing, networking, and education. If you do any investment after attending such events, please do it at your own risk, and always do your due diligence.
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