Autumn Opportunities to Network and Share Information
While regulators and jurisdictions grapple with the importance of protecting consumers while still allowing for innovation, and responses to Facebook’s Libra and the Bank of China’s new cryptocurrency vary in their nature and intensity, blockchain technology continues to expand, developers work ceaselessly towards making mass adoption increasingly viable and the world of traditional finance makes moves to absorb the changes and disruptions that continue to ripple across their industry. Here is Fintech.gi’s look at some of the world’s top events on blockchain and cryptocurrency, opportunities to network, share information and collaborate.
Scheduled to take place in North California, USA on 10th September 2019, Cryptolina is an event that gathers both tech and non-tech communities with the aim of advancing mass adoption of the technology to “make the future come sooner”. The conference is set to help attendees increase their knowledge of monetization strategy, and of blockchain and cryptocurrency application in different industries. For startups there will be opportunities to present your ideas and your enterprise to others. For entrepreneurs, it is billed as an ideal event to find inspiration from the work of others.
Disrupt, SF, 2019
Disrupt, taking place in San Francisco from October 2nd to 4th, 2019, is an annual event ideal for those interested in tech and the distruptive elements of the tech industries. It is a setting for those who are seeking funding, job opportunities, partners or co-founders for their innovative idea. Disrupt SF 2019 is about connecting people and will also include a Startup Alley where over 1000 startups and sponsors will demo their products, platforms and services. In the words of their website:
“Disrupt is the original tech startup conference. An authority on game-changing technologies and revolutionary innovation, at Disrupt we’ve kept the old-school scrappy Silicon Valley spirit alive – we never forget where we came from. Whether you’re an industry leader, investor, developer or founder, we’re all startuppers here. Connect, be inspired, discover and create – right here in San Francisco, where startup dreams started.“
Consensus: Invest 2019
This third iteration of Consensus: Invest 2019 will be hosted by CoinDesk on 12th November at the Marriott Marquis, New York, USA
CoinDesk will host the third iteration of Consensus: Invest, a global digital asset investor outlook Conference and Exhibition. The conference brings together investors to discuss opportunities, trends, and challenges with this new asset class, developing understanding and looking ahead to 2020. The event is a targeted forum where institutional investors are able to network and share best practices with service providers, paving the future for crypto.
FinTech World Forum, 2019
This event, one of the largest in the Fintech calendar, takes place on 18th and 19th November at the Kensington Conference and Events Centre in London. The event is set to cover a wide variety of key industry issues, including AI and the impact of blockchain on the industry. It will look at the future of the sector and will provide ample opportunities for discussion of future opportunities in payments and lending, and innovations such as biometrics.
Blockchain Expo North America
Billing itself as the world’s largest Blockchain Conference and Exhibition, Blockchain Expo NA at the Santa Clara Convention Centre, Silicon Valley, on 28th and 29th November focuses on the future of enterprise technology. The event offers two days of top-level content from leading brands, embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies. The Blockchain event conveniently takes place at the same time as the AI & Big Data Expo, the Cyber Security & Cloud Expo and the I0T Tech Expo which are all present in Silicon Valley alongside each other; a superb chance to network and learn from the experts attending.
The Blockchain Expo is set to present a series of expert keynote addresses, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies, exploring the key industries that are poised to be disrupted blockchain technology, including; financial services, retail, legal services, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate among many others.
Blockchain Innovation and Investment Summit (BII Summit)
The Blockchain Innovation and Investment Summit, taking place in Dubai, UAE on November 20th, 2019, specialises in bringing blockchain companies and investors together under one roof to be able to network, create business relationships and set up productive collaborations. This event is currently one of the top blockchain events in the Middle East and highly specialises for blockchain investments. It attracts thousands of delegates from the region and beyond, and is continuing to attract and increasing number of VIP Investors.
The Dubai Government’s initiative, the Dubai Blockchain Strategy 2020, aims to usher in economic opportunity for all sectors in the city, making Dubai one of the most prominent for blockchain investments.