Quarter four is fast upon us and it’s packed with unmissable blockchain and cryptocurrency events. This time of year, Europe takes the lead in innovation, speaker line-up, dazzling venues, and original tracks. So if you thought you’d seen this year’s best already, think again.
Check out the top five crypto conferences in Europe this fall:
1. Blockchain Live | London September 26
If you’re looking for a lineup of the industry’s heaviest hitters, Blockchain Live won’t disappoint. With speakers including ConsenSys CEO Joseph Lubin, Digital Asset’s Blythe Masters, and smart contract creator Nick Szabo, the only problem with this one-day event is finding time to fit everything in.
Spread out over nine stages and with over 100 speakers, there’s something for everyone, from the blockchain novice to the earliest adopter. Watch insightful speeches, see practical case studies, and hear from the industry pioneers making blockchain work in their business. Just don’t expect a party afterward. This conference promises to deliver on content, but networking is entirely up to you.
2. Crypto Summit | Zurich October 28–29
The third edition of Crypto Summit takes place in Zurich this October, promising to deliver even more powerful keynotes, panel discussions, roundtables, and practical workshops spread out over nine blocks. Confirmed speakers so far include Pantera Capital’s Joey Krug, Outlier Ventures’ Jamie Burke, and FuturePerfect Ventures’ Jalak Jobanputra.
Past speakers at Crypto Summit have included Ledger’s Eric Larchevêque, and recognized thought-leader, Alex Tapscott. With more than 2,000 delegates and over 120 speakers in this two-day event, you’ll get exclusive access to leading minds in the industry. Some of the discussion topics include the tokenization of assets, bonds on the blockchain, and the emergence of new technologies, including IoT and AI.
3. Malta Blockchain Summit | Malta November 1–2
Malta made headlines this year becoming the first country to officially pass new legislation regarding cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and DLT. With some of the most forward-thinking minds in regulation and innovation on this tiny island, the Malta Blockchain Summit looks set to be an insightful event.
Hear from Maltese Prime Minister Hon. Joseph Muscat and other key members of the Malta Blockchain Taskforce. Watch several ICO pitches and a blockchain hackathon, and find out what the Blockchain Island has in store for the future of regulation and other emerging technologies.
4. Web Summit | Lisbon November 5–8
If you want glitz and glamour, Web Summit Lisbon is the event for you, taking place over four insanely intense days. With more than 70,000 attendees and over 1,200 speakers, Web Summit has rightly earned the title of the biggest and best tech conference on the planet by both Forbes and Inc publications.
There’s a lot more than blockchain and crypto to be found at Web Summit — from the Queen of Jordan to the Founder of Pinterest. Ex-Barcelona player Ronaldinho will even be giving a speech, as will Tim Draper, Imogen Heap, and André Villas-Boas. Think tech, entertainment, sports, networking, and parties — just don’t forget about the conference.
5. European Blockchain Convention | Barcelona November 29
If you’re still getting over the crowds of Web Summit, European Blockchain Convention promises to be a much smaller, more intimate event. Confirmed speakers so far include Hyperledger’s Marta Piekarska, Smart Valor’s Olga Feldmeier, and ConsenSys MD Lory Kehoe, as well as prominent members of the EU parliament.
This one-day event in the heart of Barcelona provides five full hours of networking opportunities, 50 accomplished speakers, and a convergence of industry leaders, politicians, developers, regulators, entrepreneurs, and investors.
Wrapping It Up
If you needed an excuse to head to the old continent, now you’ve got five! Informative and action-packed events in some of the world’s most stunning settings. Discuss the future of crypto investing against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains.
Mingle with celebrities and tech entrepreneurs in the colorful streets of Lisbon. Or soak up the last of the autumn sunshine in Barcelona while making invaluable contacts to help you drive the industry forward.