23 August 2021
Conferences are a great way to master new technologies, network with potential business partners, and scope out emerging business opportunities. Here are some of the upcoming conferences, seminars, and expositions on our radar.
EDCON: 27-29 August
The 2021 Community Ethereum Development Conference is being live-streamed this year. Sessions will focus on Ethereum technology, business use cases, on-chain governance, community building, and hot topics such as central bank digital currencies. Among the speakers are Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and Aya Miyaguchi, executive director of the Ethereum Foundation. Registration is free. Learn more.
Blockchain Expo: 6-7 September
The live version of Blockchain Expo Global will take place 6-7 September in London. It will be followed a week later by a virtual version of the event that you can experience online. The conference will focus on the convergence of blockchain technology with the internet of things, cyber security and the cloud, 5G, and AI and big data. Learn more.
Chain Plus Asia NFT & DeFi Conference: 9-11 September
This online event is intended to foster relations between Asia-Pacific blockchain firms and global markets. The conference brings together technology leaders and international investors to explore cooperation opportunities and trends in the future of DeFi and NFTs. Attendance is free. Learn more.
Mainnet 2021: 20-22 September
New York is the home of this year’s Mainnet conference, which sponsors describe as “an immersive, agenda-setting annual summit hosted in-person and virtually.” The program promises collaboration, networking, and programming activities for leaders and investors in the crypto world. Speakers are drawn from the top tier of crypto and financial leaders. A three-day pass sells for €2,005. Learn more.
IEEE 5G & Blockchain Summit: 23-24 September
IEEE’s annual conference on 5G and blockchain technology will be held virtually this year. Among the topics will be privacy, access control, and recent developments in distributed ledger technology. Special sessions will report on the Cities2030 project and its blockchain-based, GDPR-compliant solution for tracking food supply chains. Learn more.
CoinAgenda Europe: 27-29 September
An event for cryptocurrency investors, CoinAgenda covers products and services, trends, and the future of cryptocurrency adoption. Speakers include CEOs and technical leads of well-known finance and crypto companies. This year’s conference will be held in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Ticket prices range from €1,475 to €2,450. Learn more.
BRAINS 2021: 27-30 September
The third annual Blockchain Research & Applications for Innovative Networks and Services conference is being held in Paris, France. Keynote speakers from Facebook, Ava Labs, and IBM Financial Services will lead off a program devoted to finance and payments, infrastructure networks, computing, the Internet of Things, and service platforms. Registration starts at €70 for members of the IEEE, ACM, and associated societies. Learn more.
Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Moscow: 29 September
Organizers promise seven hours of useful content on how to make money in the crypto industry and how blockchain technology can help in business development. Data about the status of cryptocurrency adoption and regulation in Russia will be presented by speakers from PricewaterhouseCooper, IBM, FinTech Association, and Deloitte. Registration starts at 10,000 rubles, or about €115. Learn more.
Apex XRPL Developer Summit: 29-30 September
The XRPL Developer Summit is devoted to entrepreneurs and developers of Ripple applications. Educational sessions will focus on tokenization, smart contracts, DeFi, developer tools, central bank digital currencies, and XRP’s vision. Attend online or in-person at the conference site in Las Vegas, Nevada, or XRPL Foundation’s offices in Tallinn, Estonia. Learn more.
Blockchain Life: 27-28 October
Crypto leaders, business owners, investors, miners, and developers will gather in Moscow to attend Blockchain Life 2021, which claims to be Europe’s largest crypto event. Networking, education, and parties are on the agenda for an estimated 5,000 participants. Registration starts at €56. Learn more.
Breakpoint: 7-10 November
The first conference sponsored by the Solana Foundation, Breakpoint will bring together CEOs and tech leaders from throughout the crypto industry, including Circle co-founder Jeremy Allaire, FTX and Alameda Research CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, Solana Labs CEO and Founder Anatoly Yakovenko, CoinShares chief strategy officer Meltem Demirors, CoinGecko co-founder Bobby Ong, and many more. Registration starts at €850. Learn more.
Crypto World: 10-11 November
Billed as the world’s largest online crypto conference, Crypto World is all about education. The two-day event includes more than 30 sessions focused on NFTs, project launches, blockchain technology, crypto wallets, Ethereum 2.0, and disruptive projects. Tickets start at €26. Learn more.
Asia Crypto Week: 22-28 November
Movers and shakers from the crypto world will gather in Hong Kong in November for Asia Crypto Week, which will include multiple conferences, seminars, and presentations. Among the highlights will be Token2049, which brings together entrepreneurs, investors, developers, and global media for two days of presentations and networking. Learn more.
Blockchain Expo Europe: 23-24 November
The live version of Blockchain Expo Europe will take place 23-24 November in Amsterdam. It will be followed a week later by a virtual version of the event that you can experience online. The conference will focus on the convergence of blockchain technology with the internet of things, cyber security and the cloud, 5G, and AI and big data. Learn more.
Blockchain Fest 2021: 2-3 December
Organizers say Blockchain Fest is the biggest European two-day event on blockchain technology, exchanges, cryptocurrencies, DeFi, NFTs, mining, gaming and gambling, online payments, and investments. More than 10,000 online participants are expected to join 1,000 attendees at the conference in Limassol, Cyprus. Online tickets cost €49. Onsite attendees will pay €64 to €380. Learn more.
We’ll see you on the road!