Cryptocurrency and blockchain events 30 July to 5 August
Find out what's coming up in crypto, and whether it's worth being there when it does.
Cryptocurrency conferences are where news breaks, and staying ahead of the curve often means staying on top of the events.
Cryptocurrency and blockchain events like these showcase game-changers before they go mainstream and present valuable networking opportunities with some of the best-known names in cryptocurrency. Even if you can't make it in person, it's often worth keeping an eye out for livestreams and other ways of telecommuting there.
Here's what's coming up next week, from 30 July to 5 August.
|Wholesale Investor Advanced Technology and Crypto Convention||30-31 July 2018||Sydney||Australia|
|New York Fintech Week||31 July - 2 August 2018||New York||USA|
3-4 August 2018
3-4 August 2018
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This conference is geared towards high net worth investors who want to better understand blockchain, cryptocurrency and other advanced areas as both a technology and a novel asset class.
It will feature live presentations from up to 30 of Australasia's emerging advanced tech and crypto companies, Q&A sessions with cryptocurrency fund managers of the Asia Pacific region, discussion of how the latest technology trends are shaping the future, and explorations of how different investors are approaching advanced technologies and the fresh market opportunities they are bringing.
Another instalment of the long-running and widely known Fintech Week series of events which started in London in 2014.
The first day is focused on company introductions and networking opportunities, while the second starts delving into the technology through keynotes and other presentations.
The third will give the floor to high profile projects and VC funds, for up-close explorations of how they are working in fintech, the importance of data and identity, and a look ahead at the future of fintech from 2020 onwards.
This Discon event is about going "beyond the hype" and looking more closely at the real impacts of blockchain and cryptocurrency, and distributed technology in general. It approaches these issues from a head-on technical and research perspective, as well as through the lens of digital currency culture.
Expect panels, music, lively discussions and a focus on the technology and the future. In contrast to many other events, Discon is committed to ensuring that the marketing pitches are kept to a minimum, as far as possible at least, and that the focus is attendee enjoyment and education.
A high profile event co-hosted by NITI Aayog, and attracting a diverse and high profile range of cross-disciplinary speakers to better approach the blockchain from all angles. Expect discussion of the path to real world adoption, key insights on regulatory challenges and other hurdles, a look at up-and-coming Indian blockchain tech firms and discussions with prominent investors in cryptocurrency and blockchain.
Disclosure: At the time of writing the author holds ETH, IOTA, ICX, VET, XLM, BTC, ADA