The cryptocurrency space may have been going through a slowdown lately, along with the rest of the financial markets, but the enthusiasm surrounding it has certainly not waned. In fact, it is still on an upward trend, reflecting the ever-increasing number of events targeting the burgeoning sector.
But let's face it - whether you're a cryptocurrency enthusiast, a savvy investor, an expert in blockchain technology, or someone new to the asset class, it's becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with all the events, conferences, and summits. With that in mind, we've put together a list of some of the most popular events you might want to mark on your 2023 crypto event calendar.
The most important crypto events in Europe in 2023
London Blockchain Economy Summit
Conference launch time: February 27 and 28, 2023
Conference venue: London, United Kingdom
The sixth edition of the Blockchain Economy Summit will kick off on February 27, 2023 in London, the financial capital of the world. The two-day summit will see some of the world's top entrepreneurs and cryptocurrency companies flock to the city to take part in a wide range of events to explore the potential of blockchain, digital assets, Web3, NFTs, Metaverse, and more.
Some of the notable speakers who attended the event were:
- Dr. Lisa Cameron, UK MP, Head of Crypto and Digital Asset APPG.
- Lex Sokolin, Chief Economist, ConsenSys.
- Ilyas Vali, co-founder of rLoop.
- Ben Armstrong, Founder of BitBoy Crypto.
- Delphine Forma, Senior Compliance Manager at BitMEX.
- Daniel Antcliff, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Gate.io
NFT event in Europe
Launch time: July 14 and 15, 2023
Launch location: Valencia, Spain
NFT Show Europe is a strong contender for the title of "Europe's Largest Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Art Event". And that's despite the fact that it's the inaugural version of an event that took place just a few months ago. However, it was an overwhelming success among the participants and attendees, raising the bar even higher for the organizers as the event prepares to return next summer.
The event serves as a platform for artists, companies, digital art collectors, and the broader crypto community to share their views on NFTs, metapheres, blockchains, and basically all cryptocurrencies. Art galleries were one of the main attractions of the inaugural edition as they showcased many different art forms, such as AR and digital collectibles. There were also huge collections of interactive art and glitches as well as talks, discussions, meetups and side events.
The list of potential speakers is expanding and, as of press time, includes big industry names such as:
- Hide Uehara (Square Enix)
- Sam Hamilton ( Decentraland )
- Irina Karagyaur (Polkadot)
- Laurent Perello (Tron Dao)
- Doru Borsan ( Neotech.Finance )
- Meta Mori (first Bored Ape VTuber)
- David Moreno (W3ST)
European Blockchain Expo
Launch time: September 26 and 27, 2023
Place of launch: Amsterdam and broadcast live on the Internet
Next year's European Blockchain Expo Europe will be held in September as an in-person and virtual event. Just like in previous editions, this year the exhibition will bring together major industries from around the world through six joint events. These are the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, big data, cyber security, the cloud, advanced computing, and digital transformation.
Judging by past track records, the organizers expect more than 7,000 participants. And as always, there will be plenty of solution-based case studies, live demos, and networking opportunities, along with other top-level content.
The list of speakers for the 2023 edition is not over yet.
European Blockchain Agreement
Launch time: February 15 to 17, 2023
Launch location: Barcelona, Spain
The three-day conference is expected to attract more than 3,000 participants, including startup founders, developers, investors, and corporate giants. The action-packed event will include keynotes, panel discussions, live discussions, workshops, and talks on the current state of the blockchain and crypto industry, as well as the challenges it will face in the coming days.
The lineup of speakers includes (among others):
- Dotun Rominiyi is Director of Emerging Technology at the London Stock Exchange
- Stani Kulechov, Founder and CEO, AAVE
- Matus Steis, Icon Designer at Lead Outlier Ventures
- Dr. Thomas Nägele, Managing Partner at NÄGELE Attorneys at Law
- Tim Grant, President, EMEA Galaxy Digital
- Marc Schaumburg, Executive Producer, Sony Pictures Entertainment
The most important crypto events in Asia in 2023
Launch time: February 25, 2023
Launch location: Bangkok, Thailand
While Traders Fair is not an exclusive cryptocurrency event, it is increasingly offering more and more content focused on blockchain and crypto. The show began in 2018 as a series of financial events in Asia and has since expanded globally. It is an interactive series of educational and networking events involving entrepreneurs, companies, banks, senior government officials, and innovators, among others.
- Phitsanukhom Chaiyavet, founder of Thai Forex Elite
- Krisharlan Testhong, Founder, Mixer, "The Future of Investing"
- Warunyuu Samana, Founder, TW INFINITY TRADE CO. LTD
- Tipok Terasopon, Founder of Forex Risk Way
- Smithi Charoenmin, Founder, Nayarm Trader; Project Manager Hashpay CO .LTD
- Kuekul Srisirivilai, Founder of Guru Forex
- Utis Jamnongsatr, founder of FX Trade Review
Token 2049 Singapore
Launch time: in mid-September 2023
Location: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Mark the 2023 crypto events calendar as the Asian chapter of the world's premier crypto event Token 2049 prepares to return in September. The event serves as a hub for crypto pioneers, developers, investors, thought leaders, and other industry stakeholders to meet and discuss key topics affecting the broader crypto field.
The two-day event will be full of activities such as workshops, meetups, hackathons, networking events, etc.
Dubai Blockchain Economy Summit
The 2022 edition of the event saw several big names in the lineup of speakers, including the likes of Binance CFO Bill Qian, Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal, and Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman, among others. The speakers for the 2023 edition are not finalized yet.
Launch time: from March 8 to 9, 2023
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Blockchain Economic Summit bills itself as "the world's largest blockchain conference network". Its mission is to bring together experts and key players influencing the crypto space to discuss, exchange ideas, and redefine the future of finance and fintech.
The seventh edition of the event will be held in Dubai in March 2023 and is expected to attract the best crypto companies and blockchain entrepreneurs in the world.
Some of the notable speakers at this summit are:
- Ramia Farrage MC, Senior Producer and Presenter, Forbes
- Ahmed Bin Sulayem / Ahmed Bin Sulayem, CEO of the Dubai Multi Commodities Center
- Vas Modinos, President of Service Solutions at Microsoft. and CEO and Founder of Blockready.
- Sumit Ghosh, CEO and Founder of Chingari
- Ivan Lilijeqvist, Moralis founder, entrepreneur and software developer
- Benjamin Bilski, German Serial Tech Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Forbes 30 Under 30, NAGA.
The top crypto events in North America in 2023
Blockchain Expo, North America
Time: May 17-18, 2023
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, California
More than 5,000 people are expected to participate in the event, including CTOs, CIOs, IT managers, telecom service providers and developers.
There is a panel of distinguished speakers including 250 experts who share their knowledge and opinions on the industry. The event will include individual presentations, group discussions, breakout talks, networking events, etc.
The lineup of speakers for the next version is not final yet. Despite this, you can check out our 2022 speakers to get a glimpse of what to expect.
Launch time: from 2 to 5 March 2023
Location: Denver, Colorado
While the main event will start on March 2nd, the side events will start much earlier. BuildlWeek, the cryptocurrency and blockchain education-focused leg of the broader event, will run from February 24 to March 1. It is open to the public and will include technology demonstrations, panel discussions, and workshops; All designed to empower and educate.
The main event will start on March 2nd and will feature the world's largest #BUIDLathon (or hackathon) targeting the Ethereum ecosystem (among other activities). After the #BUIDLAthon, the third leg will start with a mountain retreat March 6-9.
Launch time: May 18-20, 2023
Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Bitcoin 2023 is scheduled to return in Miami Beach next May. As always, the event promises to celebrate the world's first and most popular cryptocurrency with a raft of "bitcoins" over three days of educational content, discussions and workshops, among other activities.
Among the most prominent names that have already appeared in the list of speakers are the following:
- Michael Saylor (Former Chairman and CEO, MicroStrategy)
- Lyn Alden (financial analyst)
- Stacy Herbert (Partner in El Zontle Capital)
- Zoltan Pozsar (Managing Director of Credit Suisse)
- Alex Glasstein (Director of Technology at the Human Rights Foundation)
- OBI Nwosu (CEO, Fedi)
Mark your calendar already
So what are you waiting for? I'm starting to mark the 2023 crypto events calendar already. However, note that due to the huge number of cryptocurrency events that occur globally, this list is far from exhaustive.