Blockchain occasions are returning in particular person
The year 2020 has been banned or quarantined for most of the inhabitants of our planet due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many had to stay at home. Social events were canceled or postponed, and entire sectors of the world economy suffered enormous losses.
The start of this year was no better as governments around the world are still being forced to curtail events and activities to fight the spread of the disease.
But there are industries that haven’t lost in the past year. Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have generally benefited from digitization, largely because people don’t have to leave their homes to use them. Since the beginning of the pandemic and the economic rush that followed, the two largest cryptocurrencies Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) have seen tremendous growth thanks to a renewed surge in interest in the sector.
And when interest in something new like crypto increases, the need for education increases. Despite all the restrictions, the crypto community continues to actively deal with new participants and ideas that need to be discussed on certain platforms. Now some of the Crypto community’s conferences can invite attendees to attend the events in person.
Get vaccinated and book your plane tickets. Below are some of the events that have already announced their intention to hold a physical gathering.
AIBC Summit and AGS Summit
On May 25th and 26th, the summit for artificial intelligence and blockchain on disruptive technologies such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies, AI and quantum technologies will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Key people at the AIBC show include Marwan Alzarouni, CEO of Dubai Blockchain Center, Roger Ver, founder of Bitcoin.com, Brock Pierce, board member of SRAX, and many other famous people in the blockchain industry.
The event’s agenda includes a series of panel discussions and reports on topics such as regulatory news in the Middle East, the proliferation of digital currencies, market trends in 2021, non-fungible tokens, the future of digital banking and AI-based solutions for trading platforms.
At the App Growth Summit, participants will discuss trends in digital marketing, in emerging markets, the impact of content on culture and business, building an effective SEO strategy, localization and translation, branding, strategy for working with influencers, video marketing and social Media in 2021.
The health and safety of conference participants is ensured by staff who constantly disinfect the conference rooms. Participants coming to Dubai from any country must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test no later than 72 hours prior to their arrival. Participants must also present the negative test in order to attend the event. At the official dinner, participants have access to a contactless menu accessible via a QR code.
In the US, the first big event will take place in warm Miami between June 4th and 5th – the Bitcoin 2021 conference. The event will be attended by many big names in the world of cryptography and digital currency, including Jack Dorsey, CEO and Chairman of Square; Nick Szabo, cryptographer; Teana Baker-Taylor, General Manager Great Britain at Crypto.com; Jeff Horowitz, BitGo’s chief compliance officer; and Tim Draper, founder of Draper Associates and co-founder of Draper Goren Holm.
The conference headliner will be Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis, founder of the Senate’s Financial Innovation Caucus, which works to develop innovation in the nation’s financial system.
Other participants include Tony Hawk, a well-known skateboarder and hodler. He will host a number of visitor meetings and events and sell some of his exclusive skateboards as specialty goods.
To keep attendees entertained, a MintGox esports arena will be opened where visitors can play world-famous games like CS: GO with bitcoin integration. Visitors can also take part in the Atelier Bitcoin Rally Championship with prizes up to 0.5 BTC.
When it comes to health security at the event, the US does not have the same health and safety regulations as Europe. There are no restrictions for US residents who have been vaccinated or sick three months prior to the event. Foreign nationals must present a negative PCR test performed 72 hours prior to their arrival in the country.
Government Blockchain Week
Blockchain regulation remains one of the most important issues for many countries. So it’s worth paying attention to Government Blockchain Week, which will be held in Washington DC from September 27th to October 2nd.
During the conference, attendees will discuss the use of blockchain in government administration and international trade. Participants are invited to attend sessions on legal issues and cybersecurity. The event will be headlined by Don Tapscott, Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute, and Scott Stornetta, Chief Scientist at Yugen Partners.
Blockchain Expo Europe
Blockchain events will not return to Europe until the end of this year at the earliest due to strict lockdowns in many countries. Even so, it will be possible to visit Amsterdam from November 23rd to 24th to take part in the Blockchain Expo Europe 2021.
This event aims to bring together many experts from the blockchain world who are discussing four global topics: the Internet of Things, cybersecurity and cloud, artificial intelligence and big data.
In addition, the conference will also examine the legal aspects of regulating the use of blockchain technology in financial services, insurance, real estate and retail. Representatives from various major banks such as Societe Generale and Eurobank are expected to speak on these issues.
In terms of health security, the organizers have not yet established any rules for attending the conference, but every citizen entering the Netherlands must have two negative COVID-19 tests: a PCR test that the visitor does not exceed 72 hours before entering the conference is allowed to land and an express test four hours before entry.
Future blockchain summit
At the end of October, the blockchain world will again focus on Dubai for the Future Blockchain Summit. The aim of the event is to organize a global dialogue on the development of blockchain technology.
A number of bespoke programs will take place at the summit, including a program for investors where attendees can find partners, venture capitalists and startups, a program to regulate the blockchain sphere, a Cryptovesting 101 program where attendees can learn about Discuss investing in blockchain and cryptocurrencies and more.
The list of speakers has not yet been finalized, but singer and well-known cryptocurrency fan Akon is expected to be a speaker at the summit.
The event is certified by the Veritas SafeGuard label, which checks compliance with the strict safety and hygiene requirements. The event will apply social distancing norms such as contactless ticket sales. Face masks are mandatory during the event itself and the exchange of business cards is strictly prohibited.
Don’t go, just watch
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, many major events this year were still unable to gather participants in person and were broadcast in online format. But that doesn’t mean they won’t be interesting. Here are some honorable mentions.
Blockchain Economy, a conference that was supposed to take place in Istanbul on May 22nd, but due to the critical situation in Turkey, has been postponed indefinitely. Still, the event has attracted representatives from more than 60 countries who will gather to discuss future financial technologies and cryptocurrencies.
The second major event is the Global DeFi Investment Summit, which will take place from June 2-3 in Dubai. The aim of the event is to bring global investors and participants from the DeFi industry – including new startups – together with regional companies and executives from key industries.
An exhibition of innovations in technology and business applications for the industry will be shown at the summit. The most prominent speakers at the summit include Tim Draper, Michael Nikolas, CEO of the DeFi Yield Protocol, and others.