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
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).
Las Vegas, 9th-11th October
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).
World Blockchain Summit
24-25th Oct – Dubai
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).
Santa Monica, 10th-12th October
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)
Future of Blockchain
Dallas, 12-13th October
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)