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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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BLOCKCHAIN COMMUNITY BANDS TOGETHER TO LAUNCH THE FIRST-EVER LOS ANGELES BLOCKCHAIN WEEK

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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Block Explorer scours the globe for the best crypto conferences and events every month. In September, it’s all about London with at least five events taking place in the British capital. 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 September.

Blockchain Live
London, September 26th

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Blockchain Live has the most star-studded lineup of the month. Speakers include Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin (now founder of ConsenSys), Nick Szabo (who created smart contracts), representatives from Ripple and EOS, and a member of the European Parliament.

There are nine different “stages” to explore, including blockchain, C-suite, fintech, government, development, product, crypto, energy and creative. Your experience at the conference is entirely tailored to your profession, whether you’re a developer, investor, industry expert or public sector work.

Key speakers: Joseph Lubin (ConsenSys), Nick Szabo (smart contracts inventor) Brendan Blumer (Block.one), Michael Alexander (EOS), Eva Kaili (European Parliament)

View Blockchain Live in calendar schedule.

Token Fest
Boston, September 13-14th

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Token Fest is a huge networking event for anyone in the blockchain space. Entrepreneurs, developers, and CEOs are all welcome. Talking points include how to apply crypto economics to the world around us, how to crowdfund new tokens and the commercial use of blockchain.

Attendees include representatives from Ripple, Steemit, Ledger as well as Nike, Google and Facebook.

Key speakers: Jeremy Allaire (Circle), Jon Najarian (trader and member of NYSE, CBOE).

View Token Fest in calendar schedule.

Digital Identity Summit
LA, September 12-14

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The Digital Identity Summit is all about privacy, fraud and security. It takes a broader view across the financial industry, but expect plenty of discussion on blockchain technology. Ideal for business leaders and managers.

Key speakers: Rees Atlas (Coinbase), Kara Swisher (Recode).

View Digital Identity Summit in calendar schedule.

CryptoBlockCon
London, September 25th

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CryptoBlockCon is a one-day event aimed at bringing the best minds in blockchain together. The agenda focuses heavily on ICOs (from kickstarting a campaign to successful case studies). There are also some more technical demonstrations, such as building smarter smart contracts.

Don’t worry if you miss the September event. CryptoBlockCon is a global affair, with conferences coming up in Las Vegas in December and Los Angeles in April 2019. Finally, check out our interview with CryptoBlockCon co-founder CJ Smith.

Key speakers: Hartej Sawhney (Hosho), Jeremy Gardner (Blockchain Capital)

View CryptoBlockCon in calendar schedule.

DevChain
London, 28th September

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This conference is for developers only. So if you want to get your geek on, talk coding and smart contracts, this is where you need to be. The conference is built around active workshops and insightful talks. It’s a relatively small event compared to some of the others on this list, but this is where the future of blockchain development is happening.

View DevChain in calendar schedule.

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BLOCKCHAIN SHIFT ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING EVENT

Inaugural Conference to Shine Spotlight on Miami as Future Crypto Hub of the Americas

MIAMI, FL – MAY 22, 2018 – It was announced today that Miami will host the first-annual Blockchain Shift conference, bringing together leaders from industry, technology, finance and the arts to celebrate the potential of distributed ledgers, crypto currencies and the democratization of finance.  The event will take place from October 11th – 12th, 2018, at Mana Wynwood (318 NW 23rd St, Miami).  Blockchain Shift has already confirmed the participation of key sponsors such as IBM, Tesla, KPMG and Bloomberg; as well as an array of A-list speakers including U.S. Congressmen, City Mayors, federal regulators, billionaire technologists and internationally-renowned celebrities.

“The ground is shifting beneath our feet, as technology advancements have disrupted virtually every sector of society,” said Dan Viola, attorney, entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Blockchain Shift.  “Our event will celebrate these advancements, while bridging the gap between a crypto crowd and more advanced legacy industries that are beginning to understand blockchain is here to stay.”

Although the event has just publicly announced, it has already made great strides with key attendees and partnerships.  Current partners include IBM, Tesla, Bloomberg, KPMG, tZERO, Park Capital, Wysh, SeriesOne, AVYachts, Americas Execution, LLC, Alchemist, BitGo, CoinBoost, Cohen & Co., Harneys, Empire Asset Management Company, Joseph Gunnar & Co, and Shutts & Bowen. A sampling of confirmed speakers include Congressman Carlos Curbelo, Mayor of Miami Francis Suarez, Alchemist Co-Founder Steve Neyaroff, Chris Ferris of Hyperledger, Emma Channing from Satis, financier and political consultant Anthony Scaramucci and Mayor of Coral Gables Raul Valdes-Fauli.

Blockchain Shift will place an equal emphasis on quality of experience, with curated sponsor events, yacht excursions, unparalleled networking and a night of electronic dance music with some of the world’s best-known DJs.  Furthermore, the event will provide much-needed white glove service, offering a concierge app, accepting crypto for tickets and sponsorships, delivering badges pre-registered to the hotel, curating excellent food options and preventing inconveniences such as long lines.

“This event will serve as a catalyst to put Miami on the blockchain map,” said Alex Lopatine, Managing Partner of Park Capital and Co-Founder of Blockchain Shift.  “We believe quality content and having fun should not be mutually-exclusive, and that’s what Miami is all about.  The gorgeous weather, interesting people, favorable tax rates and friendly political climate are the perfect ingredients to make our city a Crypto Hub, and Blockchain Shift aims to celebrate this bright future.”

The event set-up will feature a main stage for keynote addresses, panel discussions and fireside chats; with topics ranging from Crypto Hedge Funds, Crypto Broker-Dealers, and Blockchain Solutions for Wall Street, Real Estate and Art, combined with a current look at SEC, FINRA and FinCen regulations. A second stage for ICOs to present to accredited investors and receive general marketing and legal feedback. Finally, an exhibitor space will serve as a place for engagement, networking and learning with unique lounge-style seating that will be equipped with Bloomberg terminals and a live television broadcast so that attendees can stay abreast of the markets and not miss the presentations on the main stage.
To learn more, purchase tickets, or explore our sponsorship opportunities, visit https://www.BlockchainShift.io

Contacts

Blockchain Shift
Media Contact:
Mark Baratto, +1-305-905-3388
[email protected]

BIS London

Blockchain International Show London: Largest Cryptocurrency Event in Europe

On June 6-7, London will see Blockchain International Show, major large-scale cryptocurrency event in Europe.

What is waiting for you?

  • Two days of experts’ presentations and major corporations’ developments
  • 60 speakers from all over the world
  • 100 exhibitors
  • 2000 participants

The event will be held for two days and will consist of two parallel sections, one dedicated to financial and regulatory questions, and another – to developments, tokenization, and ICOs.

Top-level experts from all around the world will provide their presentations in two conference halls turning the event into a two-day journey full of mesmerizing discoveries. Speakers will give presentations on the topical issues concerning the technology in general as well as on details within the industry. Highly interactive panel discussions based on case studies will provide real-world options for technology implementation, and explain ways of building communities and profitable partnerships in the emerging blockchain field. You will find out which industries can profit most from the implementation of blockchain and cryptocurrencies and which are set to be disrupted.

Speakers:

  • Sally Eaves – Emergent Technology CTO, Global Strategy Advisor – FinTech, Blockchain AI, Forbes Technology Council
  • Michael Mainelli – Executive Chairman at Z/Yen Group
  • Spiros Margaris – Influencer and Venture Capitalist, Senior Advisor at Arbidex
  • Iman Multaq – CEO at Sigma Investments
  • Kambiz Djafari – CEO and Co-Founder at Edgecoin.io
  • Jan Sammut – CEO at RefToken & Blockchain & cryptocurrency investor and ICO advisor
  • Jimmy Nguyen – Chief Executive Officer, nChain Group
  • Bogdan Malesa – Founder of Universal Crypto
  • Arnab Naskar – CEO SICOS (LUX) S.C.S.
  • Lex Sokolin – Global Director Fintech Strategy & Partner at Autonomous Research
  • Richard Kastelein – Co-Founder at Cryptoassets Design Group

Speaker list is constantly expanding. Find the latest updates on the website.

Exhibition

The exhibition area is a place that will help you to discover the latest hardware and software products based on the blockchain technology used in banking, social services, infrastructure projects, computer security companies, automation service providers, IT companies, and others. Hardware department of the exhibition area will introduce the most efficient equipment for cryptocurrency mining, cryptocurrency storage devices, and other hardware manufacturers.

The exhibition area provides:

  • Interaction with product teams
  • Lecture zone

Who will enjoy the event?

  • Business representatives who want to implement blockchain into their business and develop their company in the future
  • Large institutional investors, as the cryptocurrency attracts more interest every day and brings higher profits
  • Developers, as the event will introduce a wide range of blockchain-based and financial crypto services
  • Blockchain start-ups, as it is possible to meet investors and cooperate with other start-up projects
  • FinTech professionals and technical advisors
  • development and marketing managers
  • Industry enthusiasts and many others

Why visit Blockchain International Show London?

  • interaction: speakers will answer any question you would like to ask about the industry and exhibiting companies will tell you anything about the product, technology or service that you will use in your everyday life soon
  • Networking: you can meet your future partners, clients, investors, potential employees and employers, and a lot of like-minded people
  • Your product presentation and promotion: exhibition will give you the opportunity to introduce your innovative idea to the audience, get maximum feedback and let everyone know about you as of the industry leader
  • New business opportunities: among the participants, you will meet government representatives, service and platform providers, operators, investors, data scientists, business analysts, and venture capitalists with whom you can cooperate in the future

Attend the largest European crypto event and open your future with blockchain – go to BIS!

 

Money20/20 China brings the world’s premier FinTech event series the world’s largest financial market, and blockchain technology will feature prominently on the agenda.

The conference, which is scheduled for November 14 to 16 at the Hangzhou International Expo Center, will see more than 400 industry leaders from across the payments and financial services ecosystem convene with a common goal: explaining what’s next for Chinese FinTech.

The organizers of this exciting conference were kind enough to take the time to answer a few questions about the event. You can read the interview below.

What does Money20/20 China have to offer to attendees interested in the blockchain space?

Money20/20 China will feature more than 400 Chinese and international FinTech influential speakers with over 100 sessions. Blockchain is one of Money20/20 China’s themes (topic) presented to attendees. Those attendees will be able to gain more insights in blockchain in terms of its application and trends.

Moreover, Money20/20 China is expected to welcome a number of Chinese and international blockchain tycoons and start-ups as its sponsors to present their breaking-through products/services onsite. Other than that, 30% of our expected attendees are C-suite, 20% are directors, and 20% are VPs from the Chinese and international FinTech industry. Money20/20 China offers excellent opportunities for our attendees to understand the blockchain market, as well as to network or to find business opportunities within the blockchain and broader FinTech industry.

What makes this event unique?

  1. A bridge of collaboration between China and the world — A stellar line up of speakers-local, regional and global-will explore the most pressing topics, including but not limited to financial inclusion, x-border innovation and the digital payments revolution. Blockchain is one of those topics.
  2. The ecosystem’s most influential leaders — A senior audience of key stakeholders from established multinational organizations to the earliest stage startups as well as retailers, investors, analysts, media, regulators and more.
  3. An unparalleled inclusive experienceAn exceptional, modern and fun experience, untethered from legacy, catalyzing growth across China and global ecosystem

How will attending Money20/20 China benefit investors, startups, and business professionals?

Money20/20 China will recruit a number of Chinese and international leaders from blockchain industry as speakers to deliver the industry’s most pressing topics, out of which those attending investors, startups and business professionals could gain more insights on blockchain industry

They could also learn those latest breaking-through blockchain technologies, services and products from sponsors of Chinese and international blockchain tycoons and start-ups at Money20/20 China.

Furthermore, lots of Chinese and international professionals from blockchain industry will join Money20/20 China. It is great opportunities for them to network or even reach business goals.

What networking opportunities will attendees have?

As mentioned before, 30% of our expected attendees are C-suite, 20% are directors, and 20% are VPs from the Chinese and international FinTech industry. At Money20/20 China, we not only conduct sessions, but also offer networking spaces, or even organize industry party, where our attendees are able to mingle with each other to build and enhance their relations.

What types of insights can attendees expect to take away from the conference?

Money20/20 China’s themes(topics) include but not limited to payments, banking, commerce, lending, security, blockchain and AI. Our attendees will be able to learn implications from presented case studies by our speakers, and applications, trends, visions from researches, even regulations in terms of blockchain. Out of those learning, our attendees will definitely get inspired to form new ideas for the industry.

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