by Charlotte Day, University of Nicosia

Acceptance and widespread adoption remains the order of the day as blockchain technology continues to send shockwaves around the world. In keeping up with the momentum, networking events targeting blockchain communities are cropping up by the day.

Blockchain events are becoming increasingly popular in part because they provide a perfect opportunity for people to interact and share ideas on the emerging technology. With many events, occurring all over the world, blockchain enthusiasts are spoilt for choice on which events to attend.

Heading into the fall, here are the top five blockchain events for technology enthusiasts.

Decentralized 2018 November (14-16) 2018

The second edition of the Decentralized 2018 conference will take place at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens Greece. The must-attend blockchain event will bring together over 122 attendees from over 50 countries.
Decentralized 2018 will feature 70+ speakers who will exchange knowledge and share ideas on the potential implications of blockchain technology. Key areas of focus will be how the technology is set to influence innovative businesses and the kind of political consequences it is poised to have around the world.

Some notable speakers include Peter Ruzin, Chief Scientist at Bitcoin Limited, Eva Kaili MEP Chair of STOA European Parliament and Jameson Lopp Founder Mensa Bitcoin SIG.

The University of Nicosia (UNIC), which is one of the few institutions of higher learning offering a master’s degree on the emerging technology, is the host.

Divani Caravel Hotel situated at the heart of Athens, presents a unique opportunity for participants to explore the historic city focusing on breathtaking architectural designs. The hotel is located at the birthplace of democracy surrounded by the fascinating Lycabettus Hill. The Acropolis, which is synonymous with Athens, is a must-visit historic site while in the city.

Malta Blockchain Summit November (1-2) 2018

Malta Blockchain Summit is another must-attend blockchain event heading into 2019. The event will attract attendance from crucial areas of government as well as blockchain investing and fintech. Discussions at the summit will center on world-changing potential applications of blockchain technology as well as AI and Big Data.

Malta is fast becoming a hotbed for the digital ledger technology. The country already plays hosts to some of the world leading startups as well as influencers in the sector. The summit will also include an expo as well as a Hackathon and opportunity for the over 5,000 expected attendees to interact.

The location could not have been any better. The Club Intercontinental will accord attendees stunning views of the island and the Mediterranean ideal for relaxing.

Money 20/20 October (21-24) 2018

Money 20/20 is turning out to be one of the biggest and most awaited Blockchain event of the year. The blockchain event brings together some of the most potent innovators as well as collaborators with interest in the emerging technology.

The event in Las Vegas will attract high profile speakers from the blockchain space. Attendees should expect speeches from Visa, Ripple, Coinlist as well as Coinbase executives, among others.

While in Vegas attending the conference, attendees can take time to appreciate what the city has to offer as a top tourist destination. Amazing food, beautiful scenery, as well as jaw-dropping entertainment from resorts to casinos, are some of the items awaiting participants. The Venetian hotel which will host the conference comes with 10 pools, ideal for cooling off the city’s temperature.

Beyond Blocks Summit November (26-27)2018

Beyond Blocks Summit is another of worthy blockchain events that seeks to create networking opportunities for participants. The two-day event is part of Bangkok’s blockchain week, whereby blockchain proponents will meet up to network and share ideas on the emerging technology.

The event will feature speeches as well as presentations from some of the industry’s movers and shakers. Some of the notable speakers poised to grace the event include NEO founder, Da Hongfei and Wanchain CEOM Jack Lu.

A great after party awaits participants after two days of networking. The after party will take place at the Platoon Kunsthalle, which acts as a top destination for artists and creative. The venue presents attendees an opportunity to explore art projects as well as workshops and events in realms of club culture.

Blockshow Asia November 21 – December 1, 2018

Blockshow is an international blockchain event powered by Cointelegraph. The event is moving to Asia after its successes of last year in the U.S. The event in Singapore presents a unique opportunity for attendees to learn blockchain happenings, development, and innovation in the region.

Having grown to become the largest blockchain technology roadshow event, Blockshow 2018 is to play host to 100+ speakers this year, as well as more than 2,000 attendees.

UNIC is a leading source of blockchain education in Europe and keeps its finger on the pulse of blockchain events. Are you attending any of these five events? Comment and let us know.

 

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