The top upcoming events for blockchain and cryptocurrency in 2019


2019 will be a bright and big year for cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, and blockchain technology. A lot has already happened in 2018 and we’re onto a rollercoaster ride for 2019! Networking and attending events is a great way to dive into blockchain technology and 2019 is the perfect year for that. In this article, I’ll cover some of the biggest events and conferences that you should be attending to network with more members from the blockchain community. See you guys there!

The North American Bitcoin Conference

01/16/2019 – 01/28/2019

As January draws near, and the crypto space continues to explode, Keynote invites you to join us at the most important blockchain conference of the year, The North American Bitcoin Conference, a part of World Blockchain Forum: Investments & ICOs, taking place in Miami. The success of our 2018 conferences have brought together all the major players in the industry, launched some hugely successful businesses, and proven that the world of ICOs is growing exponentially.

Year Established: 2012

Key Speakers:

  • David Chaum, Inventor of Digital Cash
  • Dr. Patrick Byrne, Founder of Overstock.com

Expected to have around 4000 attendees

EmTech Asia Singapore

01/22/2019 – 01/23/2019

MIT Technology Review’s 6th Edition EmTech Asia in Singapore – The Conference on the Emerging Technologies That Matter. EmTech Asia is not an average tech conference. It is a curation of the world’s leading tech executives, scientists and investors.

Year Established: 2012

Expected attendees around 1000

Security tokens London

01/23/2019 – 01/24/2019

Security tokens are expected to make up 10% of global GDP – roughly $8 trillion by 2024. Join the people and companies that are leading this revolution with us in London. 2019 is widely expected to be the year of the security token and our January event will deliver the foundation for this. This event is part of our innovative global series of high-level events designed to bring together industry leaders with total focus on the realization of the security token ecosystem. Bringing together, Fintech, Blockchain, Investment Banking and the wider ecosystem.
Year Established: 2018

Speakers:
Anthony Woolley, Head of Innovation for the UK, Societe Generale
Ioana Surpateanu, Director of Government Affairs, Citi, Belgium

Digital Entertainment World (DEW)

02/04/2019 – 02/05/2019

Recognized by Hollywood insiders, digital influencers and industry leaders throughout the world as a “must-attend” event, now in its 6th year Digital Entertainment World (DEW) is where you want to be if you are in the business of creating or monetizing digital entertainment content. DEW 2019 focuses on “The Power of Creativity and Influence” and will cover topics from The Future of the Television Business, Why Creativity and Influence Matter, The Evolution of Brands, Content, and Marketing, Hollywood & Games, Next Gen OTT and Monetization, The Rise of Esports, and Brands and Music etc., as this theme guides all talks, discussions, meetings and presentations over the two days. This year’s event will be held in the hip and modern Marina del Rey Marriott just steps from the beach and located in the heart of LA’s thriving Silicon Beach with easy access to Santa Monica, Venice and Playa Vista. The event includes keynotes, fireside chats, presentations, panel discussions, tech demos, startup competition, innovative exhibitions, daily DJ music and performers and the best networking in the hotel’s Sinder Lounge.

Year Established: 2016

Speakers:

  • Benjamin Grubbs
  • Ewan Johnson

Neo Devcon 2019 in Seattle

02/16/2019 – 02/17/2019

At NEO DevCon, you’ll be able to connect and engage with the worldwide NEO community, and access resources that will help you build and realize the value of the next generation of blockchain applications.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • Da Hongfei, Founder NEO
  • Erik Zhang, Founder and Core Developer NEO

DC Blockchain Summit Washington D.C

03/06/2019 – 03/07/2019

DC Blockchain Summit 2019 will feature discussions with blockchain innovators and technologists from around the globe, including in-depth conversations with policymakers and regulators on the issues impacting the growing blockchain landscape.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • Brad Garlinghouse CEO, Ripple
  • Anoop Nannra, Head of Blockchain, Cisco

Asia Crypto Week – Hong Kong

03/11/2019 –  03/17/2019

Asia Crypto Week is a week of various independently organised educational and developer focused events that aim to nurture mass adoption via providing first hand information about the industry. Blockchain enthusiasts and industry veterans will come to Hong Kong to share their knowledge and stories, providing exceptional insights into the ever-larger growing ecosystem.

Year Established: 2018

Token 2049 – Hong Kong

03/13/2019 – 03/14/2019

TOKEN2049 is a high-profile conference which brings together a global network of 2,000+ participants, including some of the leading voices in the crypto space and a broad media coverage.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • Vinny Lingham, CEO of Civic
  • Da Hongfei, Founder of NEO

TeamZ blockchain summit – Japan

Apr 06, 2019 – Apr 07, 2019

A gathering of top blockchain industry participants from all over the world in Tokyo. High-end projects, international key figures in and around the blockchain field, top investors, media channels and influencers are taking part. We capture interesting ideas, controversial topics, overall trends, and future possibilities. Be part to share and get information, expand your network and build lasting business alliances.

Speakers:

  • CEO OF BITCOIN.COM – ROGER VER
  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER , FOUNDER OF IOHK – CHARLES HOSKINSON

Consensus – NYC

May 13, 2019 – May 15, 2019

CoinDesk is proud to present our 5th annual blockchain technology summit, May 13-15, 2019, at the New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square. Professionals from leading industry startups, investment firms, financial services giants, global brands, academic institutions and policy groups will return to New York to discuss the evolving real-world applications of blockchain technology. Consensus will feature three days of demos, networking, and expert discussions regarding the most important commercial developments, technical innovations, and public policy issues. It will feature 250+ speakers, 200+ sponsors and 10,000 attendees who are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency ecosystem.

Speakers coming soon!

 

More to come

That’s a brief list of some of the top crypto and blockchain conferences. We’ll be updating this list regularly, but those are the ones for the first half of the year!

 


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Wilson

Wilson is a 3x Startup Entrepreneur. He is passionate about the cryptocurrency space. You can catch him tweeting about cryptocurrency often @itswilson8 You can also email Wilson directly at wilson@cryptomenow.com

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