The sudden surge in the value of Bitcoin during the month of April has caused excitement in the cryptomarkets and renewed interest in the numerous events that are being organized across the globe to gather professionals and crypto and blockchain enthusiasts for the exchange of news, information, ideas and for the setting up of those creative collaborations that keeps the momentum of crypto so vibrant.
As seems to be the norm, 2019 is another year bursting with top–level cryptocurrency and blockchain conferences. Here are some of the events coming up this summer that are billed to bring innovative ideas and much excitement to the crypto world.
Scheduled to take place from 13th to 15thMay 2019 in New York, Consensus is widely perceived to be the hallmark blockchain conference. This will be its fifth year and will host over 250 expert speakers from a range of sectors, including representatives from top global brands, financial institutions, cryptocurrency and digital asset exchanges, startups, policymakers and regulators and academics. These include Fred Smith from FedEx, Abigail Johnson of Fidelity, Jay Clayton, Chairman of the US Securities Exchange Commission, and Whitfiled Diffie, co-creator of public-key cryptography .
Past Consensus events have been highly successful and this year’s is expected to be just as notable, featuringthree days of demos, networking and expert discussions on the most important commercial developments, technical innovations, and public policy issues affecting the crypto and blockchain world. Consensus 2019 is expecting over 8000 attendees as well as a sparkling array of speakers.
Malta AI and Blockchain Conference 2019
Taking place on 23rd and 24thMay, the Malta AI and Blockchain Conference is expecting over 5000 attendees who will be able to enjoy some of the world’s top speakers on cryptocurrency and the blockchain. These include Brock Pierce, Chairman of The Bitcoin Foundation, Tone Vays, Blockchain Consultant and Derivatives Trader, Ben Parr, President of Octane AI and well-known angel investor, Roger Ver.
Having established itself as a leading jurisdiction in the world of blockchain with the introduction of regulations, Malta is now moving towards introducing a regulatory framework for Decentralised Autonomous Organisations and the Maltese government is also working towards developing a set of incentives to support businesses in Artificial Intelligence. The Conference will no doubt appeal to those working in or with an interest in AI, Big Data, Blockchain, Internet of Things and Quantum Technologies.
Blockchain Expo Europe
Taking place in Amsterdam from 19th to 20thJune 2019, this is Europe’s largest blockchain conference and exhibition, attended by the world’s leading brands working at the cutting edge of blockchain technologies and also policy makers, academics and regulators. The event is co-located with the Internet of Things Tech Expo, AI & Big Data Expo and Cyber Security & Cloud Expo, which will facilitate the exploration of these areas of interest and the convergence of these technologies in one place. A key concept behind the Expo is to explore the future relationship between blockchain, cybersecurity, big data, the cloud and the Internet of Things.
The Blockchain Expo will also present keynote addresses by experts, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies, all of which will particularly consider the key industries that are being disrupted by this new technology, such as the legal sectors, retail, financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, government and real estate, naming just a few. There are likely to be more than 10,000 attendees, over 500 speakers and more than 350 exhibitors.
Bitcoin 2019 Conference
This is scheduled to take place in San Francisco from 25th to 26thJune, and bears the slogan “Making Bitcoin Fun Again.” The Conference is hosting well-known Bitcoin-related figures from across the globe, including Bitcoin developer, Jimmy Song, Bitcoin Magazine Tech Editor, Aaron Van Wirdum, Shapeshift CEO, Erik Vorhees, and Founder of Morgan Creek Digital, Anthony Pompliano. There will be keynote presentations, industry roundtables, an exhibition hall and a month-long virtual hackathon. The Bitcoin 2019 Conference is expected to gather professionals, traders, developers and enthusiasts in a collaborative, energized environment to share their ideas for the future.
Barcelona Trading Conference
This is set to take place in Barcelona from 10th to 11thJuly in the city’s International Convention Centre. Ideal for those trading in the cryptocurrency space or considering entering these markets, the event is also expected to appeal to institutional market creators, and with some 3000 attendees, is likely to be a great venue for learning about trading and for networking.
There will be speakers who will address attendees on a number of issues such as legal, taxation, technological and regulatory perspectives. Expert speakers will include Samantha Barrass, CEO of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission, Yoni Assia, eToro founder and CEO, Carlos Domingo, CEO of Securitize, Austin Alexander, Vice President of Kraken, and Mauvis Ledform, Chief Technical Officer of CoinMarketCap. The two-day event will include workshops on the evolving cryptocurrency marketplace, including key topics such as stablecoins, tokenized CFDs, institutional adoption, and algo trading.