Networking matters. And if you’re into crypto, networking matters twice as much. Besides, there is nothing more inspiring than spending a day (or two) surrounded by a group of like-minded people who discuss the things that you are passionate about. 

Every year blockchain-themed events take place in multiple locations around the world and visiting at least one of them could drastically improve your chances of pushing your project forward or simply learning something useful. 

There is a conference for everyone, and we’ve decided to list the most noteworthy crypto events of 2020 so you can get your passport ready in advance.

DAS London

DAS London
  • When: February 10
  • Where: London
  • Ticket price: from $790
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The main purpose of DAS is to bring together professionals from traditional financial institutions and aspiring experts from the blockchain industry. This year the event organizers plan to welcome more than 500 speakers to share their experience, learn from each other and establish landmark connections.

The list of talking points is inexhaustible: market infrastructure, trading on exchanges and OTC markets, derivatives, exchange-traded products. Top speakers include industry executives from leading crypto companies such as Ledger, Genesis, BitStamp, Nexo as well as representatives from the other side of the financial world like Citi, Deutsche Börse and many others. 

Panel discussion topics include ‘What Are Institutional Investors Looking For?’, ‘ Moving Size – Finding Liquidity In Crypto Markets’, and others.

Blockchain Economy

Blockchain Economy
  • When: February 20-21
  • Where: Istanbul
  • Speakers: Tom Lee, John McAfee, Emin Gün Sirer, Tim Draper
  • Ticket price: from ~$219 (50% off if you buy it with BTC or ETH), expo pass $10
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The Blockchain Economy event, one of the biggest conferences in MENA and Eurasia, will be hosting more than 3,000 attendees from controversial crypto space influencers to acknowledged experts and blockchain enthusiasts.

When it comes to cryptocurrency adoption, Turkey has been a strong leader for several years in a row, which makes Istanbul a perfect meeting point. 

Apart from blockchain tech and crypto, discussion topics will include artificial intelligence, big data, decentralized technologies, internet of things, and even global citizenship.

Crypto World Summit

Crypto World Summit
  • When: February 20
  • Where: New York
  • Ticket price: from $520
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The fourth annual Crypto World Summit event hosted by Fintech World is going to cover a number of hot topics this year from the rise of digital money to the revolution of tokenization and securitization of illiquid assets.

Other topics include investments, crowdfunding & REGA Plus, AI, STOs, the role of blockchain in the real estate industry, DAOs, regulations, and many more.

The organizers the event promise great networking opportunities and a fruitful environment for pitching your crypto projects. 

CoinGeek Conference London

CoinGeek Conference London
  • When: February 20-21
  • Where: London
  • Speakers: Jimmy Nguen, Thomas Lee, George Gilder, Craig Wright 
  • Ticket price: ~$520, ~$416 if paid in BSV
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If you’re into BSV and the team behind the controversial BCH fork, the CoinGeek Conference in London is definitely your cup of tea. They boast as a world-class forum for sharing, debating, and networking and the event welcomes crypto enthusiasts and experts to meet each other and learn more about the opportunities BSV has to offer. 

Most of the discussion topics for the conference will explore the possibilities and future implementations of BSV. For instance, confrontational crypto industry figure Craig Wright will be giving a half an hour speech ‘Satoshi Vision: A Correct Understanding of Bitcoin’. 

Blockchain Expo Global

Blockchain Expo Global
  • When: March 17-18
  • Where: London
  • Speakers: Bobby Lee, Leanne Kemp, Johan Toll
  • Ticket price: from $245, free expo pass
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With more than 9,000 attendees including CTO’s, Innovation and Technology executives, devs, investors, VCs, as well as government and other institutional officials, Blockchain Expo is not an event to be missed. 

The conference will give important insights into the rising role of the blockchain tech and its connection to other industries such as legal sectors, retail, financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate, and others.

World Blockchain Summit

World Blockchain Summit
  • When: March 23-24 
  • Where: Kuala Lumpur
  • Ticket price: from $195
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Kuala Lumpur’s biggest blockchain event, World Blockchain Summit, will welcome over 400 executives that are engaged in building and creating innovative tech projects. The event will provide its attendees with powerful keynotes, a host pitch competition, present enterprise use-cases and product exhibitions, as well as facilitate panel discussions and tech talks.

Paris Blockchain Week Summit 2020

Paris Blockchain Week Summit 2020
  • When: March 31, April 1
  • Where: Paris
  • Speakers: Meltem Demirors, Bertrand Perez (Libra), and others
  • Ticket price: from $269
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More than 2,500 attendees and 130 speakers are going to meet in Paris at the end of March to discuss blockchain and crypto and their role in the country’s economic and technological growth.

Paris Blockchain Week Summit is dedicated to helping France become the first G20 country to create a favorable environment for blockchain’s growing ecosystem. 

IstanBlock 2020

IstanBlock 2020
  • When: April 6-10
  • Where: Istanbul
  • Speakers: Roger Ver, Da Hongfei, Ivan on Tech
  • Ticket price: from $390
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Another event in Istanbul this year, InstanBlock, will last for a whole week and boasts to be the most anticipated blockchain event of 2020 with more than 2,000 participants.

The conference organized by Turkey’s blockchain community aims to connect like-minded people from all around the world and provide networking opportunities and foster new partnerships between projects and attendees.

ANON Summit 2020

ANON Summit 2020
  • When: April 15-16
  • Where: Vienna
  • Speakers: Andreas Antonopoulos
  • Ticket price: from $330
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Over 2,000 attendees and 100 speakers will gather to attend ANON Summit this year in Vienna. Industry influencers, entrepreneurs, investors, and government officials will share their insights on the present and future of the blockchain industry and its implementations together with AI and IoT. 

The hot topic of the summit in 2020 will be an issue of interoperability.

Magical Crypto Conference

Magical Crypto Conference
  • When: May 9-10
  • Where: New York
  • Speakers: Charlie Lee, WhalePanda 
  • Ticket price: from 0 to $549
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The Magical Crypto Conference is a unique event that unites Bitcoin techies and creates a special and playful atmosphere for networking, learning, and speaking out.

The event was brought to life by a group of enthusiastic blockchain entrepreneurs including Charlie Lee (Litecoin’s founder) with the goal of delivering complex technical knowledge in a fun and comprehensible way. 

Consensus

Consensus
  • When: May 11-13
  • Where: New York
  • Ticket price: from $699

One of the oldest and most major conferences on blockchain and crypto, Consensus by Coindesk expects more than 4,500 participants from at least 80 countries.

Adoption challenges, security, capital formation, regulation, market infrastructure, and other critical topics will be discussed by industry leaders, executives, developers, founders, regulators, investors, and government officials.

Blockchain World Congress 2020

Blockchain World Congress 2020
  • When: May 28-29
  • Where: London
  • Ticket price: from $644

Blockchain World Congress will host around 300 delegates and 25 speakers who will be sharing their knowledge and experience for two days this May in London. 

The attendees will be able to listen and discuss a variety of topics like the future of blockchain with AI, digital identity, smart contract perspectives, security, banking, and other ongoing challenges. From investment strategies to problems of tokenization there will be a lot to contemplate on.

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