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Block Explorer scours the globe for the best blockchain conferences and events every month. In November the action is spread all over the world from Hangzhou to St. Petersberg to California. You’ll find a complete list of events at our Conference Schedule, but for now, let’s look at some of the best crypto conferences this October.

Blockchain Expo

Santa Clara, November 28th-29th

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Blockchain Expo takes place in the heart of Silicon Valley this November. It brings together some of the leading figures in the tech industry with blockchain experts. On the speaking lineup, you’ll see representatives from General Electric and Boeing alongside blockchain pioneer Nick Szabo (inventor of smart contracts).

It’s a strong sign that the wider world is waking up and taking blockchain technology seriously. 

The agenda itself is packed full of events focusing on blockchain for business and how cryptocurrencies fit into the world of financial services. It all takes place at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Key speakers: Nick Szabo (smart contracts inventor), Craig DeWitt (Ripple), Sherry Li (General Electric).

View Blockchain Expo in our calendar schedule

Money 20/20

Hangzhou, November 14th-16th


After October’s wildly successful event in Las Vegas, Money 20/20 moves to Asia. Hosted in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, the event will play host to C-Suite executives, directors, and VPs. 

Money 20/20 will see more than 400 speakers over 100 sessions discuss the next stage of blockchain and fintech development. 

Key speakers: Natalie Ceeney CBE (Innovate Finance), Chris Chen (PWC)

View Money 20/20 in our calendar schedule

Shift Money

Zagreb, November 26th-27th


Shift Money firmly cements itself as one of the must-attend conferences in Europe with representatives from Google, Microsoft, and Deloitte in attendance. 

The most exciting aspect of Shift Money is its list of speakers. We’ll hear from Coinbase, Ripple, Dash, IBM, The Economist, and Mashable. It truly brings together experts in the technology and finance world.

Talking points include machine learning, the everyday spending of crypto, and cross-border payments. 

Key speakers: Connie Yang (Coinbase), Robert Wiecko (Dash), Ross D’Arcy (Ripple).

View Shift Money in our calendar schedule

Blockchain Life

St. Petersburg, November 7th-8th


Blockchain Life is the largest crypto event in Russia and Eastern Europe with 5,000 attendees from over 70 countries. 

The biggest draw for Blockchain Life is their recently announced key speaker, Roger Ver, the head of bitcoin.com. Ver will address the conference via Skype, while some of Eastern Europe’s most prominent blockchain figures take the stage. 

Crypto startups and blockchain projects are also invited to set up a stall and pitch their ideas throughout the conference.

Key speakers: Roger Ver (bitcoin.com), Aldrich Victorino (OKEX), Klim Geram (NEM).

View Blockchain Life in our calendar schedule.

World Blockchain Summit

Amsterdam, Nov 9th

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After a phenomenal event in Dubai, World Blockchain Summit continues its globe-hopping tour to Amsterdam. Its series of 15 events lands in Europe this month and features a star-studded lineup of discussions and panels.

Among the speakers are Roger Ver, Bloomberg’s Justina Lee, and Vanessa Grellet from Consensys.

The discussion points are particularly intriguing. We’ll see talks on blockchain’s integration with self-driving cars and how blockchain could reshape media and advertising.

Key speakers: Roger Ver (bitcoin.com), Justina Lee (Bloomberg), Vanessa Grellet (Consensys)

View World Blockchain Summit in our calendar schedule.

Canadian FinTech Awards

Toronto, Nov 26th

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The 4th annual Canadian FinTech Awards arrive at the end of the month. The ceremony highlights the most innovative and exciting projects in fintech, blockchain, and artificial intelligence.

Award categories include “Blockchain Company of the Year,” “FinTech Leader of the Year,” and “Global Impact Award.”

The judges are a high-profile bunch with representatives from Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, Visa, Mastercard, and Instagram.

View Canadian FinTech Awards in our calendar schedule.

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Block Explorer scours the globe for the best blockchain conferences and events every month. In October all the action is taking place on the west coast of USA. You’ll find a complete list of events at our Conference Schedule, but for now, let’s look at some of the best conferences this October.

Crypto Invest Summit
Los Angeles, 22nd-24th October

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Crypto Invest Summit boasts one of the most star-studded line ups of October’s conference schedule. The main highlight is a speech by none other than Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

“Woz” has recently hinted at his involvement in a blockchain company – one that aims to invest in real estate projects. His keynote will no doubt touch upon his experience and involvement in this new blockchain space.

Elsewhere on the agenda is a unique “Women in Crypto” track and a pitch stage to give your best elevator speech.

Key speakers: Steve Wozniak, Time Draper (Draper Associates), Kavita Gupta (Consensys), Ran Neu-Ner (CNBC).

View Crypto Invest Summit in calendar schedule.

Las Vegas, 9th-11th October

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HoshoCon plays host to Andreas Antonopoulos, whose 2014 book “Mastering Bitcoin” remains one of the essential resources for anyone in the crypto space. His keynote on the closing day will be a highlight of the conference.

HoshoCon is devoted to security in the blockchain space, so expect plenty of discussions on smart contract auditing and how to make blockchain systems more resistant to attacks.

Key speakers: Andreas Antonopoulos (author), Michael Perklin (ShapeShift), Meltem Demirors (CoinShares).

View HoshoCon in calendar schedule

World Blockchain Summit
24-25th Oct – Dubai

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Dubai is one of the most forward-thinking nations when it comes to blockchain technology. In the near future, all bills, licenses and visa applications will go through a blockchain system, making it the perfect city to host the next World Blockchain Summit.

This conference is unique in the sheer volume of government speakers on the agenda. There are government representatives from France, Estonia, Kenya and Taiwan delivering key speeches.

You’ll also find talks on blockchain artificial intelligence, and use-cases for electronic ID systems.

Key speakers: Gilbert Reveillon (CNCCEF France), Marten Kaevats (Government of Estonia), Roger Ver (bitcoin.com).

View World Blockchain Summit in calendar schedule

Santa Monica, 10th-12th October

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Taking place in Santa Monica this October, BLOCK-CON is hosting some of the most intriguing workshops we’ve seen yet. There’s a coding session taught by kids, a hyperledger workshop and a smart contract tutorial.

On top of that, you’ll hear from Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Wendy Jackson from Deloitte.

The vast majority of BLOCK CON attendees are investors and entrepreneurs, but there’s plenty going on for developers too.

Key speakers: Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Laureate), Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Naval Ravikant (Angel List)

View BLOCK-CON in calendar schedule

Future of Blockchain
Dallas, 12-13th October

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Future of Blockchain is a one of a kind event. It’s not just a crypto conference, it’s also a training event and a gaming competition!

The main conference takes place on 12-13th October, but blockchain training sessions will run in the days preceding. And the whole thing ends with an epic DOTA 2 gaming tournament.

Key speakers: Jon West (Thomson Reuters), Natalie Smolenski (Learning Machine)

View Future of Blockchain in calendar schedule

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On November 7-8, St. Petersburg will host the 2nd annual international forum on blockchain, cryptocurrency and mining – Blockchain Life 2018.

More details: https://blockchain-life.com/en/

| 5000+ attendees
| 80 speakers
| 70 countries
| 120 booths

The two-day forum/conference at the country’s leading venue, Expoforum, gathers more than 5,000 participants from over 70 countries. Сrypto traders, ICO projects, leading private investors and crypto funds, entrepreneurs and blockchain experts, developers on the blockchain, the owners and representatives of global exchanges, and miners – the event brings together industry professionals and those who are just starting their way in the crypto industry.

The conference will play host to expert speakers from Asian, US, European and CIS markets. Each speaker will provide actual case studies on their earnings or their experience in building a project in the blockchain industry.

Among the speakers: Sergei Khitrov (Listing.Help, Icotop.io), Maximilian Marenbach (Kraken Exchange), Wu Xing (Huobi Exchange), Aldrich Victorino (Okex Exchange), Charles Cai (Dalian Wanda Group), Jason Hugh (WBO), Vyacheslav Bredikhin (BITMAIN) and other leading international industry professionals.

The first list of speakers is available on the website. Over the two-day event, more than 80 experts from all over the world will speak for the attendees.

For the first time in the forum, leading companies of the industry will compete in the Blockchain Life Awards 2018. Each will compete for a title in its own segment.

Become a participant of the largest blockchain event in Russia and Eastern Europe right now! Hurry up and buy your ticket at the cost price here. 

Organizers: Sergei Khitrov, https://listing.help (A service helping with the output on crypto exchanges) and https://icotop.io (A rating agency).

Steve Wozniak crypto invest summit

Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak might have called blockchain a “bubble” earlier this year, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a fan of the technology. In fact, he referred to Bitcoin as “just amazing” and cites Ethereum as one project that will live on beyond the hype.

Wozniak has since announced his involvement in a blockchain company. Though he was quick to explain that it was not an ICO, but an investment company working on real estate and other blockchain projects.

Steve Wozniak is now scheduled to speak at Crypto Invest Summit (CIS) which kicks off October 22nd in Los Angeles.

Block Explorer is proud to work alongside CIS as a media partner. For more details on the Crypto Invest Summit, and other upcoming events, please see our Conference Schedule calendar.

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The West Coast’s largest crypto conference bands together with other local organizers, universities, entrepreneurs and investors to connect global blockchain community.

LOS ANGELES, CA, September 13, 2018 — Crypto Invest Summit, StartEngine Summit, Women of Crypto, Expert Dojo, UCLA, and USC have come together to announce Los Angeles’ first Blockchain Week happening on October 19th-25th. They are offering a pass that gives access to ALL official LA Blockchain Week events at one low price at LABlockchainWeek.org.

In a joint statement, Alon Goren and Josef Holm, founders of Crypto Invest Summit and early-stage investment fund GHV said, “Los Angeles is one of the world’s top blockchain and crypto eco-systems. Our goal has always been to bring the best deals in the world to our investors and introduce the best entrepreneurs in LA to investors from around the world. Creating a week-long festival-like environment gives even more incentive for the world to come and join us.”

Every Crypto Invest Summit at the Los Angeles Convention Center, thousands of investors and entrepreneurs from around the world flock to Los Angeles to meet and make deals. This time around, for their October event, Goren and Holm met with other local event organizers, entrepreneurs, investors and educators and in a truly collaborative fashion, decided to plan a whole week’s worth of conferences and activities related to blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Adam Levy, Co-President of USC’s Trojan Blockchain Society, mentions, “It’s great to see everyone cross-collaborate with each other and the overwhelming passion for contributing to Los Angeles’s innovation footprint. LA Blockchain Week is bound to be one of the most informative weeks our community has ever encountered in this space.” Howard Marks, CEO of StartEngine Summit, added, “Los Angeles Blockchain Week will be a major event for the crypto marketplace bringing together all of the leaders from around the world.”

When it comes to blockchain and cryptocurrencies, startups and entrepreneurs are not the only players in the space, as educational institutions and academic researchers inspire much of the action. UCLA and USC both have blockchain organizations that are partners in LA Blockchain Week.

“Blockchain at UCLA is excited to join LA’s inaugural Blockchain Week,” said Veronica Reynolds, Co-founder of Blockchain at UCLA. “Blockchain at UCLA strives to provide high-quality education and networking opportunities to students, and undertakes research and consulting work, so we can’t think of a better way to continue developing our community than by participating in this ground-breaking citywide collaboration of blockchain professionals.”

“We envision USC at the forefront of blockchain tech, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to promote education in this space even further by partnering with LA Blockchain Week,” said Daniel Aghachi, Founder and Co-President of Trojan Blockchain Society. “Trojan Blockchain Society encourages adoption through collaboration, therefore partnering with these high-impact series of events to ensure our community receives quality content and the best career development opportunities is a no-brainer,” added Adam Levy, Co-President of Trojan Blockchain Society.

Some of LA Blockchain Week’s incredible speaker lineup includes Steve Wozniak from Apple, investor Tim Draper, Rodney Sampson from Opportunity Hub, Crystal Rose from Sense, Former SEC Chairman Christopher Cox, Nadia Hewitt from World Economic Forum, David Bleznak from Totle, Amanda Gutterman from ConsenSys, and Matt Leisin from Bloomberg.

About LA Blockchain Week: Los Angeles Blockchain Week is a collaborative effort of the Los Angeles Blockchain and Cryptocurrency community to create a week-long program of events including Crypto Invest Summit, StartEngine Summit, Women of Crypto, UCLA Blockchain Lab and USC’s Trojan Blockchain Society.

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