Top Blockchain Conferences & Events in 2019

There are many in the crypto community who believe 2019 is going to be the most exciting year ever for blockchain, and for good reason. With the volatile end of 2018, everyone is looking toward a brighter future with blockchain technology and the opportunities it represents.

It only makes sense that those who believe in blockchain would want to get together and discuss ideas, talk about new applications, and explore the potential possibilities within the industry. That said, here is our list of the biggest blockchain conferences in 2019.

We’re a few months late to the party, but here they are, sorted by date from February through July. If you have the chance, you should take the time to attend one of the following conferences.

Exploring the Non-Fungible Blockchain Ecosystem

Non-Fungible Blockchain Ecosystem Conference

Key Info:

  • Dates: February 20, 2019
  • Venue: PlayStation Theater, Times Square
  • Location: New York City, New York, USA
  • Year Established: 2019

More Information:

NFT.NYC brings together artists, fans, gamers, and blockchain developers to show how Non-Fungible tokens are impacting their ideas and experiences of identity and ownership through digital assets. This is the first kind of event in the US which focuses on non-fungible tokenization.

  • Tokenizing the World – Mass Adoption of NFTs
  • Why NFTs are Important
  • NFT Smart Contracts for Beginners
  • NFT Trends and Early Successes
  • Brand Champions for NFTs
  • NFT Regulation – Challenges and Opportunities

List of speakers:

  • Jodee Rich, PeopleBrowser CEO
  • Michael J. Casey, CoinDesk Advisory Board Chairman
  • Graham Friedman, TLDR Co-Founder
  • Alex Atallah, Project OpenSea CTO, and Co-Founder

Sponsors:

  • Coin.Kred
  • The Non-Fungible Alliance
  • OpenSea
  • CryptoKitties

Register for Exploring the Non-Fungible Blockchain Ecosystem.


Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit

Key Info:

  • Dates: February 20, 2019
  • Venue: Halic Congress Center, Istanbul
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Year Established: 2018

More Information:

A recent report from Netherlands-based banking behemoth ING showed that Turkey is among the leading crypto countries throughout Europe. As a country, Turkey is in a great economic situation for blockchain technology and is heading toward more innovations. Engineers and investors from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, will be hosting, presenting, and participating in this conference.

List of speakers:

  • Tom Lee, Wall Street Analyst and Managing Partner at Fundstrat Global Advisors
  • Tim Draper, Founder of Draper Associates

Sponsors:

  • Own Data
  • Exmo
  • OK.Net

If you’re interested in attending the Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit sign up before its too late.


Trescon World Blockchain Summit (Malaysia)

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Key Info:

  • Dates: February 27-28, 2019
  • Venue: Intercontinental, Kuala Lumpur
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Year Established: 2017

More Information:

The World Blockchain Summit is a global blockchain event which connects technology experts and blockchain gurus with a focus on emerging technologies. Government authorities, tech entrepreneurs, IT leaders, regional businesses, blockchain developers, and investors will all be there.

Featured sessions include:

  • Benefits of Smart Contracts
  • Blockchain and the Future of Banking
  • Blockchain in Healthcare
  • Regulatory Threats and Opportunities

List of speakers:

  • Andrea Bonaceto, Founder and CEO of Eterna Capital
  • Samson Lee, Founder and CEO of CoinStreet
  • Rene Bernard, President of ACCESS Blockchain Association Malaysia

Sponsors:

  • Apla
  • Oryx
  • MessengerBank
  • Nod3 Technology
  • Naoris

Check out Trescon World Blockchain Summit to find out more information.


DC Blockchain Summit

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Key Info:

  • Dates: March 6-7, 2019
  • Venue: McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
  • Location: Washington, DC, USA
  • Year established: 2018

More Information:

The DC Blockchain Summit features discussions from over 70 global leaders which include topics such as initial coin offerings, trading and investing in crypto, key market development, regulatory and legislation trends, smart contracts, and more.

List of speakers:

  • U.S. Representative Tom Emmer
  • U.S. Representative Bill Foster
  • U.S. Representative David Schweikeert

Sponsors:

  • Cisco
  • Discover
  • KPMG
  • Bloq

Visit the official DC Blockchain Summit website for more information and to reserve your spot.


Token 204

Key Info:

  • Dates: March 13-14, 2019
  • Venue: Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Year established: 2018

More Information:

Token2049 boasts itself as the premier crypto event in Asia, and rightfully so as the flagship event of Asia Crypto Week. With speakers such as Justin Sun and Charlie Lee, Token2049 will take an in-depth look at the token economy. This summit will explore the opportunities and challenges in the token industry.

List of speakers:

  • Justin Sun, CEO of Tron
  • Charlie Lee, Litecoin Creator
  • Bill Barhydt, Abra Founder and CEO

Sponsors:

  • DASH
  • Trade.io
  • Kenetic

Learn more about the event and book your slot.


Block Hedge and Blockchain Conference Bangkok

Key Info:

  • Dates: March 29, 2019
  • Venue: Grand Hyatt, Erawan, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Location: Bangkok Thailand
  • Year established: 2018

More Information:

The Block Hedge and Blockchain Conference focuses on the future of Blockchain and its applications. Attendees will get a renewed sense of practicality from in-depth breakout sessions, an opportunity to network with those in the industry, and a chance to show off new products and innovations.

List of speakers:

  • Jason Hsu, Crypto Congressman of Taiwan
  • Mark Smedley, Vice President of Global Industry Lead Ex-Oracle
  • Johnny Lyu, Vice President of KuCoin

Sponsors:

  • TBD

Visit the official site to book and get more information.


Security Token Summit – LA

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Key Info:

  • Dates: April 8, 2019
  • Venue: Ritz Carlton, Los Angeles
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Year established: 2018

More Information:

The Security Token Summit in Los Angeles is focused on a wide variety of areas. Participants will have the opportunity to visit workshops discussing compliance, regulation, tokenization, marketing, standards, investing, real estate, and many other areas.

List of speakers:

  • Greg Gilman, Co-Founder of Science-Inc
  • Ami Ben-David, Co-Founder Ownera
  • Joshua River, CCO of Blockchain Capital

Sponsors:

  • Ownera
  • NETKI
  • BlockQuake
  • FisherBroyles

Learn more about the Security Token Summit and secure your ticket now.


Crypto Invest Summit

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Key Info:

  • Dates: April 9-10, 2019
  • Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Year established: 2018

More Information:

Crypto Invest Summit is one of the leading conferences that focus on blockchain technology and sustainable investing practices. This event is high-impact, thought-provoking, and informative for all attendees. It offers presentations from the world’s foremost leaders and innovators in the crypto and blockchain industry.

List of speakers:

  • Charlie Less, Managing Director Litecoin Foundation
  • Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Capital
  • Chase Hero, Founder of The Nexus Group

Sponsors:

  • Ownera
  • American Airlines
  • ABRA
  • Totle
  • NETKI

Visit the official website to learn more about Crypto Invest Summit.


Paris Blockchain Week Summit

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Key Info:

  • Dates: April 16-17, 2019
  • Venue: Station F, Paris, France
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Year established: 2018

More Information:

For one week in April, the City of Lights will host a variety of events revolving around everything blockchain and crypto. The week will feature the Blockchain Week Summit, which is two days of meetings, workshops, keynotes, and networking. Attendees will discuss the latest topics in crypto and blockchain while creating long-lasting connections with others from around the globe.

List of speakers:

  • Arthur Breitman, CEO and Co-Founder of Tezos
  • Nicolas Cary, CEO of Blockchain.info
  • Robert Wiecko, COO of DASH

Sponsors:

  • Chain Accelerator
  • Woorton

To learn more about Paris Blockchain Week Summit check out the official site.


Consensus

Consensus conference 2019 graphic

Key Info:

  • Dates: May 13-15, 2019
  • Venue: New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
  • Location: New York, New York, USA
  • Year established: 2015

More Information:

Consensus is a conference which will include leading investment firms, financial experts, policy groups, and global brands from around the world. These professionals will discuss how blockchain can be used in real-world settings, technical innovations, and important commercial developments.

List of speakers:

  • Emilie Allaert, Head of Operations and Projects of The LHoFT
  • Richard Brown, CTO of R3
  • Hester Pierce, Commissioner of the SEC

Sponsors:

  • Shift
  • RSK
  • Blox
  • BiGo

Book your seat at this year’s Consensus conference now.


Digital Asset Summit (DAS)

Digital Asset Summit 2019 graphic

Key Info:

  • Dates: May 15, 2019
  • Venue: Cipriani, New York
  • Location: New York, New York, USA
  • Year established: 2019

More Information:

The Digital Asset Summit (DAS) is a great event for those interested in learning more about the digital asset space. Influential regulators, fund managers, CIOs, and investors will gather to talk about regulatory hurdles and developments in the crypto market and ecosystem.

List of speakers:

  • Muneed Ali, CEO of Blockstack
  • Erik Torenberg, Co-Partner and Founder at Village Global
  • John Tornatore, Head of Cryptos at CBOE Group

Sponsors:

  • Genesis Trading
  • Ikigai Asset Management
  • R.G. Neiderhoffer Capital Management

Check out the official website if you’re interested in attending DAS.


Blockchain Summit London

Blockchain Summit London 2019

Key Info:

  • Dates: June 25-26, 2019
  • Venue: Olympia West, London, UK
  • Location: London, UK
  • Year established: 2017

More Information:

This two-day conference is dedicated to the business of distributed ledger and blockchain technology. Over 200 speakers will talk about the opportunities and challenges that blockchain will face in the future. Attend this conference for excellent networking opportunities and unrivaled content focusing on crypto and blockchain technologies.

List of speakers:

  • Amit Varma, Product and Technology Leader at CitiBank
  • Marjan Delatinne, Global Head of Banking for Ripple
  • Helene Stanway, Head of Digital Innovation for AXA XL

Sponsors:

  • PWC
  • IBM
  • Pillar
  • Intel
  • Cisco
  • KPMG

To learn more check out the Blockchain Summit London site.


Plenty of Choices

As you can see there are plenty of great options if you’re looking for a place to network and learn more about how crypto and blockchain technologies are changing the world. Each conference offers a wide variety of professionals, experts, and gurus in the blockchain and crypto industry.

Be sure to put one of these conferences on your must-do list for 2019.

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