2018 Blockchain Technology Conferences
- London Blockchain Week
- The Blockchain Event
- 2018 Crypto Valley Conference on Blockchain Technology
- Consensus 2018
- Blockchain 360: IoT World Europe and U.S.
Financial technology is evolving rapidly, and it’s essential for finance professionals to stay aware of the latest developments, particularly blockchain tech, cryptocurrency, and their impact on accounting. Because blockchain, bitcoin, and related IoT technology are international, the best conferences are found all over the world.
London Blockchain Week 2018
Centered on the Blockchain Conference & Expo London, which will be held from January 22-24, 2018 London Blockchain Week also features the Hack-The-Block Blockchain Hackathon, which will take place from January 19 to 21 at Cocoon Networks. From January 25-26, workshops and partner events at Cocoon Networks will follow the primary conference event. The three-day conference and expo will feature more than 40 blockchain companies from around the world. Conference tracks and sessions will explore blockchain/DLT strategies and implementation in all financial and industry sectors. CEOs, CIOs, founders, and developers from start-ups and industry leaders are scheduled to speak and lead panel discussions.
The Blockchain Event
Set for February 15 and 16, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Blockchain Event will focus on the Initial Coin Offering or ICO, which is disrupting startups and finance policy worldwide. The event will also feature workshops and sessions on Blockchain Training, including distributed ledgers, network operations and smart contract features, and best practices for secure blockchain applications. Decentralization, cryptography, advances in P2P sharing systems, the Internet of Value, and emerging opportunities for growth in energy and utilities.
2018 Crypto Valley Conference on Blockchain
The 2018 Crypto Valley Conference will be held June 20-22, 2018 in Zug, Switzerland. The conference will have tracks for academic researchers and business professionals. Topics covered include panel discussions and keynote presentations on the current and future implementation of blockchain tech, business models utilizing blockchain, and challenges in regulations. Workshops will present real-life applications of blockchain and live pitch sessions with innovative start-ups using the technology. Blockchain use in sectors including financial, technology, health, insurance, energy, and IoT will be presented via panel discussions and workshops.
The fourth annual blockchain tech conference presented by CoinDesk, Consensus 2018 is scheduled for May 14-16 at the New York Midtown Hilton in Manhattan. The 2017 Consensus had 3,000 attendees and featured more than 250 speakers. Guests represent leading blockchain and financial technology industry start-ups, technology leaders, and academic and government policy study groups which are engaged in developing blockchain tech and digital currency. The conference will focus on information on Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Blockchain 360: IoT World Europe and U.S.
TechXLR8 Blockchain 360 will be a track at Internet of Things World Europe between June 12 and 14 in London, England. The 2017 Blockchain 360 conference is the largest blockchain tech conference in the world, held from October 20-22 in New York. The U.S.-based Blockchain 360 conference is anticipated for October, 2018. Case studies, panel discussions, scaleable blockchain ecosystems, and more will be presented at the free track which is conducted concurrently with the Internet of Things conference in London.
Some blockchain conferences are focused more on investment and tech startups, while others present workshops and hands-on experiences to help financial technology professionals understand how the new technology will impact their industry specialization. Blockchain technology has widespread implications for financial professionals and commerce worldwide, and conferences and expos are anticipated to grow even larger over the next five years.