The Best Blockchain Conferences to Attend in 2020
After what many would describe as a turbulent 2019 for blockchain technology, those within this sector are looking forward to a fresh start to the new decade. Blockchain conferences in 2020 will act as centerpieces for demonstrating the latest and greatest advances in blockchain capabilities.
With that in mind, we’ve created a list of the blockchain conferences that are set to make a big impact this year. Make sure to grab your calendar so that you can make note of which seem most appealing to you!
International Conference on Blockchain Data and Science – Paris
For those of you looking for blockchain conferences in Europe, the International Conference on Blockchain Data and Science lands in Las Vegas in late march. This year’s theme is titled “Creating the future by exploring technology.”
This conference brings together leading scientific researchers from all over the globe to share their studies on blockchain, IoT, cryptocurrency, and AI. This event is great for entrepreneurs looking to utilize blockchain technologies to bring innovation their respective sectors.
Attendees can expect to learn a great deal from leading academics delivering keynote speeches under the following titles:
- History of Blockchain,
- Blockchain: Building Trust,
- Blockchain and Cryptoeconomics
- Blockchain in the Finance Sector
- Blockchain and IoT
- Cryptocurrency: The Socio-Economic Effect
- Ethical issues in Blockchain
Visitors will have plenty of opportunities to network and build lasting relationships with leading scientists and researchers. This conference also affords you the opportunity to take in the many sights of Paris including the Eiffel Tower.
Date: May 18th-19th, 2020.
Location: Paris, France
Keynote Speakers: Dean Rakic, Eduard Babulac, Morgan C. Wang, and many more.
Early bird Tickets Available from 30th January 2020 to 30th March 2020
Blockchain Life – Moscow
Quickly becoming of the world’s biggest blockchain events this conference now boasts over 5,000 attendees from over 70 nations. This conference brings together global leaders, startups, and blockchain enthusiasts for two days in the Russian capital of Moscow during late April.
While the conference brings together many of the world’s leading brands within this industry, there is a wide range of topics presented by prominent blockchain experts. Keynote speeches are broken down into four main categories: Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Startups, and Mining. Interesting topics covered within this space include:
- What are the blockchain trends for 2020?
- How to implement blockchain for your business
- How to place a token on exchanges and manage the value of the token
- Advice from the world’s mining companies and get acquainted with the latest equipment
- How to find customers for blockchain development
Attendees will be attracted by a stellar line up of speakers which includes Sergei Khitrov (Founder of Listing.Help and Jets.Capital) as well as Ian Balina (Founder and CEO of Token Metrics) and Alexander Borodich (founder of Universa). These industry stalwarts will tackle a wide range of topics including the vulnerabilities of blockchain and the impact of margin trading on cryptocurrencies.
With an arena filled with dozens of stands, there’s also opportunity for you to carry out valuable networking and relationship building activities. Foreign participants are also provided with free guidance on the process of obtaining a Russian Visa.
Date: April 22nd-23rd, 2020.
Location: Moscow, Russia
Keynote Speakers: Sergei Khitrov, Ian Balina, Alexander Borodich, and many more.
Early bird tickets from 20th December 2019 to 15th February 2020
Blockchain World Congress – London
For a more close-knit feel, the Blockchain World Congress gives 300 attendees a chance to get up close and personal with some of the industry’s leading thinkers. This blockchain event brings together huge names such as Søren F. Mortensen from IBM, Giles Spungin from HSBC, and Dr. Mara Airoldi from the University of Oxford.
Over the course of the two-day event taking place in late May, there will be keynote speeches concerning:
- The future of blockchain with AI
- Opportunities in Enterprise Blockchain
- Transforming digital identity into decentralized identity
- How smart contracts in blockchain will transform industries
- Emerging challenges in launching blockchain
- Banking and blockchain
In between speeches there will be plenty of opportunities for attending delegates to carry out networking and relationship building. As this is a two-day event, there’s also plenty of scope to check out the city of London, taking in the sights and experiencing the local culture.
Date: May 28th-29th, 2020
Location: London, United Kingdom
Keynote Speakers: Søren F. Mortensen, Giles Spungin, Dr. Mara Airoldi, and many more.
Early bird and VIP tickets available until 28th January 2020
Blockchain Expo Europe – Amsterdam
For those of you looking for a blockchain conference in Europe that’s a little closer to home, look no further than the world’s largest blockchain conference, which takes place in Amsterdam this year for the 4th time. With over 8,000 attendees this is the world leader and not to be missed if you’re serious about learning and networking within the blockchain industry.
This year’s edition brings together leading global players to discuss the state of the industry as well as how new technologies such as IoT and 5G will influence the use of blockchain. Speakers from leading brands such as Heineken, ING, Airbus, and Commerzbank are all represented. Interesting key notes include :
- Carrefour’s blockchain use case on food traceability
- Who is Succeeding with Enterprise Blockchain Technology? Four Case Studies In Depth
- The Bank is dead! Long live the Bank! How can banks survive the changing financial landscape?
- Blockchain means new business models
Date: July 1st-2nd, 2020.
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Keynote Speakers: John Calian, Andrei Bolocan, Martin Kaufhold, and many more.
Super Early bird tickets available from 1st January 2020 to 1st March 2020
As you can see, 2020 is set to be a great year for blockchain conferences as interest continues to increase thanks to the continued success of events such as those listed above. The first half of this year provides you with ample opportunity to learn a great deal more about this evolving technology and make lasting connections through networking at blockchain events.
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