- This year’s crypto events are being hyped irrespective of the market performance.
- Events like Consensus 2022 and ETHDenver were some of the important crypto events that already took place.
- The upcoming months will see events such as Korea Blockchain Week, Decoded, ETHToronto, and many more.
Although the past six months have been quite rough on the crypto market, there is no denying that adoption has been growing at a steady rate across the globe. In fact, conservative estimates suggest that for the next six odd years, the industry will reach a combined valuation of $32.4 trillion, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 58.4%.
In this vein, the number of crypto-centric events taking place worldwide, too, has been on the rise recently. For example, the recently concluded Consensus 2022 conference saw thousands of the world’s brightest minds from the world of crypto tech and traditional finance come together in Austin, Texas. The event witnessed a wide range of discussions related to the current crypto regulatory landscape, Web3, and the future of digital assets.
The first half of 2022 also saw the conclusion of several other crypto happenings, including the North American Bitcoin Conference Miami, ETHDenver, and Blockchain Life Moscow. With the year still far from being over and summer just around the corner, more events will have people on the edge of their seats. Here are a few of the most exciting ones to choose from.
Korea Blockchain Week
Widely regarded as the biggest crypto conference in Asia, this year’s iteration of Korea Blockchain Week (KWS) is scheduled to take place between August 7-4 in Seoul. The event will witness some of the industry’s most prominent names and pioneers discuss matters related to blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFT, Metaverse, Web3, and much more.
As part of the week-long event, attendees will be afforded the chance to participate in various panel discussions, fire-side chats, and workshops. They can also witness several keynotes delivered by leading industry personnel. To elaborate, this year’s Korea Blockchain Week will be hosting speakers such as Solana’s Anatoly Yakovenko, Animoca Brands’ Yat Siu, Polygon’s Sandeep Nailwal, and Mythical Games’ John Linden, just to name a few.
Taking place at the end of the month (June 29-30), Polkadot Decoded 2022 will present interested individuals with a hybrid experience of online and in-person events. The live conferences, which will be streamed, will be hosted across picturesque destinations, such as Berlin, Buenos Aires, Hangzhou, and New York.
The two-day gathering will witness speeches from Dr. Gavin Wood and Robert Habermeier as well as representatives of various Polkadot’s Parachain teams. A total of 100 talks, live project demos, and interactive workshops will take place as part of Decoded 2022, with key figures including Bitgreen’s Adam Carver, Moonbeam’s Alberto Viera, and Acala’s Bette Chan attending.
The Ethereum Community Conference (EthCC)
The fifth version of the highly popular Ethereum Community Conference (EthCC) is set to take place between July 19-21 in Paris, France. Considered to be one of Europe’s premier crypto events, the three-day experience will present participants with access to many different conferences, networking opportunities, and educational workshops. It is estimated that EthCC 2022 will host over 1200 attendees, 250+ speakers as well as 60 odd events. Speakers include Polygon’s Mudit Gupta, Gitcoin’s Kevin Owocki, Balancer Labs’ Fernando Martinelli, etc.
Set to take place in the city that helped birth Ethereum, ETHToronto will happen from August 8 to 10. The event will feature a host of white hat hackers, mentors, speakers, and workshops that will allow developers operating within the space to get advice and guidance from experienced industry veterans/personnel.
TOKEN2049 event will take place on September 28 and 29. The crypto event will see some of the biggest names from the world of crypto, blockchain, and trad-fi come together in Singapore to discuss the future of the rapidly evolving digital asset economy. In all, 3000 attendees, 150 exhibitors, and over 100 speakers will be sharing their thoughts, opinions, and views with the founders and executives of various leading Web3 companies.
Not only that, but the conference will also serve as the perfect playground for uniting entrepreneurs, investors, developers, industry insiders, and members of the global media. This helps in creating unparalleled networking opportunities for those involved in this space. Some keynote speakers include Avalanche founder Emin Gun Sirer, Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman, and Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz.