One of the key elements to building a cryptocurrency start-up brand is to attend a cryptocurrency conference every now and then. By going to this kind of event, you don’t only learn more about the industry but also get the chance to establish partnerships, make your brand known to other crypto professionals, and help people put a face on your project.
In the following article, we will showcase 7 major cryptocurrency conferences you should check and give you the details you need to decide if participation can help your business and your crypto marketing strategy.
SIDENOTE. We are not affiliated with any of the following events nor sponsored to give a positive opinion about them. We simply put effort into writing this article so that you can have the necessary information to make the best decision for your business growth.
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Crypto Conferences to check in 2022
This year promises to be less restrictive with the big events, meaning that we will be able to physically attend conferences. While the pandemic still influences our lives, it’s not as bad as it was in 2020. Therefore, now is the time to create connections with other people through crypto events.
Fortunately, there are many events for the cryptocurrency domain that you can attend in 2022. Yet, although some of these conferences might not provide the same experiences that we had before 2020, some of them make it possible for everyone to be there, as some other events are still online.
Without getting into too much detail about the changes in the events throughout the years, here are some of the cryptocurrency conferences that have grabbed our interest:
Token2049 – Singapore/London, England
Token2049 is one of the main cryptocurrency conferences that you must know about. Why? This conference is the premier crypto event organized annually in Singapore and London, where founders and executives of the leading crypto and blockchain companies share their views on the market.
The subject revolves around the crypto domain with topics such as NFTs, the Metaverse, DeFi, Global Macro, Web3, DAOs, and many more. The event also brings together entrepreneurs, investors, developers, industry insiders, and global media, allowing you to find unparalleled networking opportunities.
As for last year, the subject discussed has been more about institutional investment, crypto regulation, DeFi, financial inclusion, and Web 3.0, among other vital topics.
The 2019 event took place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in Convent Garden, London. Now, Token2049 returns with an in-person event after postponing the 2020’s conference due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is the 3rd edition, and it’s expected to carry on with over 3,000 attendees, +150 speakers, 100+ exhibitors, over 100 journalists, and 73% C-Level. The event will take on September 28-29, 2022, in Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and November 2022, in London.
Names such as Peter Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of Blockchain.com; Santiago R.Santos, DeFi investor; Cyrus Fazel, CEO&Co-Founder of SwissBorg, Aleksander Leonard Larsen, Co-Founder Axie Infinity; Mike Novogratz, CEO of Galaxy Digital and many other will attend this cryptocurrency conference in 2022.
Future Blockchain Summit – Dubai, UAE
The Future Blockchain Summit is one of the fastest-growing blockchain events, and its 5th edition is to take place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from October 10-13, 2022. And as always, the conference will serve as a meeting point for the world’s most disruptive business technology trends.
Future Blockchain Summit is a part of GITEX GLOBAL, the world’s most comprehensive, experiential technology company that brings together international innovators in artificial intelligence, 5G, cloud, big data, cybersecurity, Blockchain, quantum computing, fintech, and immersive marketing.
This conference takes place over four days. In that time, you can leverage countless networking opportunities, be part of an expert conference program, and attend transformational workshops to explore distinct themes, including Blockchain for Enterprise, the future of digital assets, and explore the metaverse.
The Future Blockchain Summit is the world’s first city-hosted blockchain festival, launched in 2018 and led by Smart Dubai. In 2022, the event will be held in person and is expected to get around 100,000 visitors with over 400+ Global investors, 74% international companies, and 40% international visitors.
The numbers have grown since the previous edition. As from the previous edition, Future Blockchain Summit counts about 10,000 attendees from 132 countries every year.
Even though the list of speakers is yet to be revealed, many major speakers have attended this festival, including Changpeng Zhao, Founder & CEO of Binance; Robert Gryn, Founder & CEO of Metahero; DR. Andreas Dittrich, Head of Blockchain Solutions Center of Deutsche Telekom.
The Bitcoin cryptocurrency conference – Miami, Florida
Bitcoin2022 is a major crypto event taking place over four days. This conference is hosted by Bitcoin Magazine, co-founded by Vitalik Biterin back in 2011.
Each day will be different from the other, as it will cover different domains from the cryptocurrency area.
The crypto conference is held on April 6-9, 2022, and brings together 35K attendees, 450+ speakers, 400+ sponsors, 3K+ companies, and 100+ artists. It is also the first crypto event to have a day full of music integrated.
The first part of the event is known as the Industry Day. It will cover everything from how the legacy financial system institutions & infrastructure are colliding with Bitcoin to a detailed exploration of the mining industry and how the developer community will continue to intersect with both companies and open-source projects.
The Industry Day is created to address all the problems regarding investing, how to grow your business, how to build your network, and many other things that are considered a must for the cryptocurrency domain.
There will be 6K global industry leaders, 80+ speakers, and 4K companies. Some of the speakers will be the same as last year: Michael Saylor, Chairman and CEO of MicroStrategy; Cynthia Lummis, U.S Senator; Nick Szabo, Cryptographer, Legal Scholar, Computer Scientist. Yet, there will also be several big names among the new speakers, such as Serena William, Professional athlete, Businesswoman and Investor; Peter Thiel, Co-founder of PayPal and Palantir; Obi Nwosu, Bitcoin Advocate and Board Member of Btrust.
Day 2-3 will be full of your favorite models from cryptocurrencies that will explain everything you should know and what is new, known as the main conferences.
The last day will be SOUND MONEY FEST, where you can hear your favorite singers. You can also say I DO to SOUND MONEY, as the festival will host 4 official Bitcoin wedding ceremonies during the music festival. One of the couples will get lucky and will receive a one-of-a-kind ceremony.
Consensus conference presented by CoinDesk – Austin, Texas
Consensus crypto conference is held in Austin, Texas, on June 9-12,2022. It is held by CoinDesk and is here to celebrate all the cryptocurrencies opportunities with thousands of the world’s brightest minds and impactful voices that will take over Austin, Texas.
The festival covers all sides of blockchain, crypto, Web 3, and the metaverse.
The event will ignite hard-hitting conversations, spark critical debates, and host a one-of-a-kind experience for how these technologies and communities are remarking the worlds of finance, investing, culture, entertainment, marketing, governance, and more. It is expected to have 15K attendees, over 400 speakers, and 100+ sponsors over the 4 days.
The event started in 2015, having 8 years of history, and since then, it has been recognized as the most influential event in cryptocurrency and blockchain. The event was also held online last year due to the pandemic.
This year, you will have the chance to meet Changpeng Zhao, Founder and CEO of Binance; Sergey Nazarov, Co-Founder of Chainlink; Kristen Smith, Executive Director of Blockchain Association; Mike Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital; and many other big names.
Blockchain Expo — Amsterdam, Holland
The world-leading Blockchain Expo series will return to Amsterdam’s RAI on September 20-21, 2022, to host its annual Europe event. This blockchain conference will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussions across 4 co-located events covering Blockchain, IoT, Cyber Security & Cloud, AI, and big data.
It is expected to have 5K attendees for the conference, including CTOs, heads of technology innovation, IT directors, developers, startups, OEMs, Government, Automotive, Operators, Technology providers, investors, VCs, and many more. The Blockchain Expo will showcase the cutting-edge technologies from more than 300 exhibitors and provide insight from over 500 speakers sharing their unparalleled industry knowledge and real-life experiences.
Ibukun Onitiju, Head of Digital of CWAR Nestlé; Natasa Marangou, Blockchain Product Manager Shell; Daniela Barbosa, Executive Director at Hyperledger; Abdel Boazzati, Partnerships and Blockchain Lead EMEA/APAC/Former Senior Director at Coco-Cola/Warner Bros are some of the speakers that have been last year, as for 2022, the list is not yet revealed.
Through the event, participants will have the chance to network with potential clients and partners, promote their brands as blockchain innovators and thought leaders, and showcase their products and services to industry leaders and investors.
The event is back in person, but it also has great news as they have multiple other events for people who cannot attend one of their conferences.
Throughout the year, they have scheduled:
Blockchain Expo, North America, held on May 11-12, 2022, in Santa Clara, is expected to attend 5K+ people, 250+ speakers, 63% director level and above, and network opportunities with speakers, delegates, and sponsors. Among the speakers there are Chris Johnson, Director, Head of International Data Governance at Walmart; Ram Gujjula, Head of Systems and Processes Crypto, Blockchain, Commerce & Payments at Meta; Anita Rao, Director at PayPal; Alex Marquez, Head of Experian Ventures Experian.
Blockchain Expo Global, held in London Olympia on December 1 and 2, 2022, and is expected to get over 5000 attendees, 230+ speakers, 125+ exhibitors, and 56% director level& above. William Lovel, Head of Future Technology Bank of England; Sarah Beaumont, Associate Baker Botts; David Palmer, Blockchain Lead Vodafone; Shamit Bhat, Interoperability Solutions Director GSMA; and Jo Burns, Client A are only a few speakers attending this event. The event will be held both physically and virtually.
Paris Blockchain Week Summit – Paris, France
On April 13 and 14, 2022, for two full days, the third edition of Paris Blockchain Week Summit will take place in Palais Brongniart. The conference will gather more than 3000 attendees, 70 sponsors, 250 speakers, and 100 media partners.
During these two days, the event will present sessions about traceability leveraging blockchain on the innovation journey of digital governance built in 2021/2022, the state of digital asset liquidity, international regulatory cooperation, and much more. Renowned speakers from the world’s best blockchain and digital asset companies will share their stories and insights on the market and its prospects.
The event will bring together a diverse group of bright minds, game changers, creators, regulators, and insiders to help participants navigate the blockchain industry.
PBWS is happy to announce that this year the event will include an extra day on April 12, fully dedicated to NFTs. They had partnered up with Cryptoberfest, the world’s largest Web3 Founders Festival, for the extra day.
Changpeng Zhao, Founder and CEO of Binance; Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple; Raj Gokal, CO-Founder of Solana; Alex Mashinsky, Founder and CEO of Celsius; and Jason Chlipala, Chief Operations Officer Stellar Development Foundation; are only a few of the speakers attending this cryptocurrency conference.
Web Summit and MoneyConf – Altice Arena & Fil Lisbon
MoneyConf is a crypto conference in 2022, where the world’s leading banks, tech firms, and fintech startups meet. Web Summit is an annual technology conference held in Lisbon, Portugal, founded in 2009 by Paddy Cosgrave, David Kelly, and Daire Hickey that will take place on November 1-4th, 2022, in Lisbon. With access to Web Summit, you also get full access to Moneyconf.
The event has been described as the most important tech event globally, and the conference topics center on internet technology, emerging technologies, and venture capitalism. The subjects covered for this conference will be Crypto and NFTs, open banking saving, spending, and lending options for entrepreneurs and everyday consumers, and finally, cashless futures.
In the previous editions, speakers who took part in the event included CEOs’ subject matter experts, celebrities, and politicians, including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Al Gore Bono, and U.N Secretary-General António Guterres. As for the list of the speakers that will attend this year is not yet concluded, but they will come up with the list soon enough.
These are only a few of the crypto conferences from 2022 that you should check. But the list does continue as the year is long and there are many other conferences worldwide.
Cryptocurrency conferences are created for the people and companies that want to extend and learn from the giants of the cryptocurrency industry. The provided list will give you the necessary information to learn more about these events and what to expect from them, and see what business growth opportunities they can bring.