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Why are crypto conferences and attending meetups important?
We know that attending conferences and meetups has been less of a priority and even possibility during the covid 19 years. However, we also know that meeting people and representatives in person, is key for developing partnerships long term. It may be an even more important part of building trust in the crypto industry, for companies and crypto profiles alike, where teams otherwise are hiding behind nick names and anonymity online.
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- 1 Why are crypto conferences and attending meetups important?
- 2 Upcoming crypto conferences
- 3 Block 3000, 5-7 July, 2023
- 4 Past crypto conferences
- 5 Paris Blockchain Week Summit, 22-23th of March, 2023
- 6 Blockchain Africa Conference, 16-17th of March, 2023
- 7 Korea Blockchain Week, 7-12th of August, 2022
- 8 NearCon, 11-24th of September, 2022
- 9 Crypto Gibraltar, 22-24th of September, 2022
- 10 Blockchain Economy, 4-5th of October, 2022
- 11 WOW Summit – 1-3rd of November, 2022
- 12 Websummit, 1-4th of November, 2022
- 13 Ghana Crypto & DeFi Summit, 3-4th of November, 2022
- 14 Solana Breakpoint, 4-7 November, 2022
- 15 ETH Gathering, 18-20th of November, 2022
- 16 European Blockchain Convention, 15-17th of February, 2023
Standing behind your carefully created project and revealing your true identities should not be a problem when working on serious crypto projects? Meeting with other key industry people from the various crypto niches all around the world, connecting with other likeminded people will not only help evolving your business but is a driver for the industry as a whole.
Upcoming crypto conferences
Below are some of the crypto events that we recommend and that you simply have to visit. Do not miss them!
Block 3000, 5-7 July, 2023
Where: Altice Arena – Marina Parque das Nações in Lisbon, Portugal.
Why? Instead of speeches all day from traditional crypto conferences, the Block 3000 show in Lisbon aims to engage the audience in debates surrounding new crypto coins, tokens, blockchains and more established businesses and organizations. Many projects will be evaluated, where crypto sites with significant potential will be hightlighted. There will be a “blockchain battle”, where multiple topics are brought up in order to test the skills and encourage innovation. Crypto Lists find this really interesting and hope that you come and join the discussion.
Prominent speakers: Zoe Wei from BNB Chain, Swedish Carl “The Moon” Runefelt who invested in lots of different startups, Chef Mochi that is handling PancakeSwap and Alexandre Matsuo from AWS are some of the big names coming.
Facts about the event: Crypto Lists will release a post the 25th of May, 2023 about the event.
Learn more: https://block3000.com
Past crypto conferences
Watch this space for more crypto conferences and meetups that were worth visiting.
Paris Blockchain Week Summit, 22-23th of March, 2023
Where? Paris, France.
Why? Discussing 8 big themes defining the web3 future, and Crypto Lists believe that Paris will become increasingly important for NFTs and crypto in Europe.
Prominent speakers: CZ, the founder of Binance, Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of Ripple, Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and CEO of FTX, Silvio Micali, the founder of Algorand blockchain. We are also going to see Raj Gokal, the co-founder of Solana and Ray Youssef, the CEO of Paxful at Paris Blockchain Week Summit 2023.
Learn more: https://www.parisblockchainweek.com
Blockchain Africa Conference, 16-17th of March, 2023
Where? Johannesburg, South Africa
Why? One of the best blockchain conferences in Africa in the first half of 2023. Make connections with people in the industry and find out what hot and what’s not.
Prominent speakers: John Kamara, the chairman of African Blockchain Centre, Andrew Whitworth, the policy director in EMEA for Ripple and Maya Caddle from Nestcoin.
Learn more: https://blockchainafrica.co
Korea Blockchain Week, 7-12th of August, 2022
Where? Seoul, South Korea.
Why? One of Asia´s largest blockchain events.
Prominent speakers: Alex Svanevik, CEO of Nansen, Illia Polosukhin, co-founder of NEAR Protocol, Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon blockchain and Kevin Sekniqi, Chief Operating Officier of Avalanche. Other notable speakers include Robbie Ferguson, President of Immutable X, Eric Anziani, COO of Crypto.com, Tascha Punyaneramitdee, CEO of Alpha Venture DAO and Benson Byun, CSO of Klaytn Games (part of the Klaytn blockchain).
Learn more: koreablockchainweek.com
NearCon, 11-24th of September, 2022
Where? NEARCON Warehouse Cais da Viscondessa, 1200-109 Lisbon
Why? The flagship event from Near blockchain, with lots of other interesting participants on this crypto conference.
Prominent speakers: Marieke Flament, CEO of Near Foundation, Paul Veradittaki, Pantera Capital, Adrian Bello, Community builder at The Kin DAO & Primordia DAO, James Tromans, CTO at Google Cloud, Alex Shevchenko from Aurora Labs and Joon Kim, board member at Mina Foundation.
Learn more: See our review made before NearCon, where Markus give advice about cafés and restaurants in the area. Alternatively, check out nearcon.org or visit the official Telegram channel (@nearcon22).
Crypto Gibraltar, 22-24th of September, 2022
Where? Ocean Village in Gibraltar.
Why? Gibraltar is growing as an important crypto hub in Europe and they have some great parties and events.
Prominent speakers: Sam Buxton, CEO of Damex, Aidan larkin, founder of Asset Reality, Gordon Einstein, founder of Crypto Law Partners.
Learn more: See our introduction post about Crypto Gibraltar here or the lastest post from the conferences with pictures & videos.
Blockchain Economy, 4-5th of October, 2022
Where? Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Why? A global blockchain event with interesting speakers.
Prominent speakers: Michael Saylor, one of the world’s biggest Bitcoin investors from Microstrategy, Tim Draper, founder of Draper Associates, Marina Gospodinova, EVP from Crypto.com, Alexandre Lemarchand from Ledger and Lennix Lao from OKX.
WOW Summit – 1-3rd of November, 2022
Where? Sud Lisboa, the lovely restaurant with views over Christo Rei (Sanctuary of Christ the King) and Ponte 25 de Abril (25th of April Bridge).
Why? One of the world’s biggest web 3 conferences; with more crypto focus than WebSummit.
Prominent speakers: Alex Shevchenko, CEO of Aurora Labs, Jason Peter Stevens, founder of the Web3 Consultancy called 12 Butterflies and Jorge Sebastiao, CEO and co-founder of Global Blockchain Organization.
Learn more: Crypto Lists currently works on an article about the Wow Summit. If you want to visit the official site for Wow Summit in Lisbon 2022, go here.
Websummit, 1-4th of November, 2022
Where? Lisbon, Portugal.
Why? Europe´s largest crypto event with amazing parties and awesome speakers that New Your Times refer to as the “tech industry’s high priests”.
Prominent speakers: Changpeng Zhao (CZ), the CEO of Binance, Nicole Muniz, the CEO of Yuga Labs that created Bored Ape Yacht Club and Crypto Punks NFTs, Sebastien Borget, the COO of Sandbox that is one of the top Metaverse games. Then we will also see Emmett Sher, the co-founder and CEO of Twitch, Ivan Soto-Wright, founder and CEO of the crypto deposit method called Moonpay and Sandeep Nailwal, the co-founder of Polygon blockchain and Anatoly Yakovenko, the co-founder of Solana blockchain and the Solana Coin. We are also going to see Charles Hoskinson, the co-founder of Ethereum blockchain and Cardano network. Note: This is just a couple of speakers – but we promise you that there will be enough for you to seriously surprised and impressed by the list of speakers.
Ghana Crypto & DeFi Summit, 3-4th of November, 2022
Where: Holiday Inn Hotel, Accra, Ghana.
Why? The are not so many major crypto events in Africa, and even fewer about DeFi. This is a grassroot DeFi event, where over 200 delegates meet. The small size gives visitors a great opportunity to interact with the speakers. Hopefully, you would travel home from Ghana Crypto & DeFi Summit with a lot of new ideas and inspiration.
Prominent speakers: Norbert Amankwaa, COO from MetisDAO (Twitter profile), Devin Walsh, Executive Director from Uniswap Foundation, Sumaina Braimah, founder of Crunch Network, Omar Majdoub, founder of Afroblocks.cc, Alhassan Yaminu, Founder of Tomochain in Ghana and Philip Agyei Asare, the founder of Blockchain Africa Foundation.
Learn more: See our introduction article about Ghana Crypto & DeFi Summit.
Solana Breakpoint, 4-7 November, 2022
Where? Lisbon, Portugal. It will be in 4 outstanding locations: Teatro Capitólio, Carlos Lopes Pavilion, Pateo de Gale and Convento Do Beato.
Why? Solana blockchain is the seconds biggest in terms of daily transaction volume for NFTs, and was even bigger than Ethereum some days this year. The Solana coin is one of the top 10 tokens in the world and this is the second “real life” conference that Solana is doing. Solana is also the first blockchain to launch their own web 3 mobile phone – and most likely a preview will be shown on Solana Breakpoint gathering in November 2022.
Prominent speakers: Solana Breakpoint in Lisbon 2022 will have all the major developers and executives as speakers, including the co-founders Anatoly Yakovenko and Raj Gokal, but most likely also a lot of other important developers, executives, marketing people and supporters from the Solana community.
ETH Gathering, 18-20th of November, 2022
Where? Barcelona, Spain.
Why? Ethereum blockchain is probably the most interesting of all of the networks in the world right now.
Prominent speakers: Facu Ameal from Yearn, Lion Dapplion from Lodestar, Kristof Gazso from Nethermind and maybe even som some leading person from Ethereum such as Vitalik.
Want to learn more? Read out post about ETH Gathering here.
European Blockchain Convention, 15-17th of February, 2023
Where? Barcelona, Spain.
Why? One of the biggest crypto conferences in southern Europe. Over 4000 people are meeting up, so it’s great for networking opportunities.
Prominent speakers: Stani Kulechov, the founder of AAVE was having some interesting sessions. Also, Robby Yung from Animoca Brands and Alexandre Dreyfus from Chiliz and Socios was there.
Want to learn more? Read out post about EBC in February 2023 here.
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