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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)

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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).

a large crowd at cryptocurrency conference

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.

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.

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.


Name: Crypto EXPO Asia
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

Crypto EXPO Asia will be held alongside with another huge event – Singapore Traders Fair & Gala Night – at the same place and time. SINGAPORE–Crypto EXPO Asia takes place on October 26, 2018. Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre will become the world of blockchain and bitcoins for the day. Another outstanding show organized by FiNEXPO is going to be a success, as Crypto world already did.

Both shows will welcome dozens of speakers and over 8,000 visitors. The Crypto EXPO Asia space will be filled with exhibitor booths, bars and seminar halls. You will broaden valuable contacts and explore the Crypto World itself in detail. The event will include a large exhibition, panels, a diversity of discussions, a Gala Night with entertaining magic shows, lucky draws, fantastic prizes, live performances and Crypto Awards – with 30 nominations for the best companies in the industry.

Meeting with top Crypto experts and leading ICO/BTC companies is a unique opportunity available for all visitors. Seminar topics will cover ICO and White Paper projects, digital AD, PR and marketing in the blockchain, ICO due diligence, global capital markets, ICO, blockchain and crypto-currency future and others.

Crypto EXPO Asia is surely one of the most attractive crypto shows. All you have to do is register at https://cryptoexpo.asia/. Get the access to the fascinating Crypto world!

We are also happy to announce our other upcoming Crypto events in Asia:

  • Vietnam (24.11.2018)
  • Philippines (27.04.2019)
  • Malaysia (06.2019)The organizer of this show is FiNEXPO. It is the first and most influential financial event and fair organizer since 2002. FiNEXPO connected over 30,000 traders, investors and financial advisors with more than 3,000 financial companies and brokers on Stock, Option, Forex, Bond and Forward markets.