The year 2020, for most of our planet’s inhabitants, passed into lockdown or quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic; Many were forced to stay at home. Social programs were canceled or postponed, and entire sectors of the world economy suffered heavily.
The beginning of this year was no better, as governments around the world are still forced to ban events and activities to combat the spread of the disease.
But there are industries that have not been lost in the last one year. Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, in general, have benefited from the digitization push, mostly because people do not need to leave their homes to use them. Since the onset of the epidemic and the subsequent economic onslaught, the two largest cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), saw tremendous growth due to renewed interest in the sector.
And when interest in a novel such as crypto increases, the need for education increases. Despite all the restrictions, the crypto community continues to engage actively with new participants and ideas that need to be discussed on specific platforms. Now, some conference participants in the crypto community will be able to start inviting them to attend the events in person.
Get vaccinated and book your plane ticket. Below are some events that have already announced their intention to hold a physical assembly.
AIBC Summit and AGS Summit
On 25 and 26 May, the Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Summit will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on disruptive technologies, such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, AI and quantum technologies.
Prominent individuals at the AIBC Expo will include Dubai Blockchain Center CEO Marwan Aljarauni, Bitcoin.com founder Roger Ver, SRX board member Brock Pearce and many other celebrities from the blockchain industry.
The event’s agenda includes panel discussions and a series of reports on topics such as regulatory news in the Middle East, the spread of digital currencies, market trends in 2021, irreplaceable tokens, the future of digital banking, and AI-based solutions for business. Forum.
At the App Growth Summit, participants will discuss digital marketing, the impact of content on emerging markets, culture and business, building an effective SEO strategy, localizing and translating, branding, working with influencers, video marketing and social media . 2021.
The health and safety of the conference participants will be ensured by the personnel who continuously disinfect the conference rooms. Participants arriving in Dubai from any country must undergo a negative COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival. Participants must also present a negative test to enter the event. At the official dinner, participants will have access to a contactless menu accessible through a QR code.
In the United States, the first major event will take place in warm Miami between June 4 and 5 – the Bitcoin 2021 conference. The event will feature many big names in the world of cryptography and digital currencies, such as Jack Dorsey, CEO and President of Square; Nick Szabo, cryptographer; Tina Baker-Taylor, general manager of the United Kingdom at crypto.com; Jeff Horowitz, Chief Compliance Officer of BitGo; And Tim Draper, founder of Draper Associates and co-founder of Draper Goren Holm.
The conference will be headed by Wyoming Senator Cynthia Loomis, founder of the US Senate Financial Innovation Caucus, which advocates the development of innovation in the nation’s financial system.
Other contestants will include Tony Hawk, a noted skateboarder and hodler. He will host a series of meetings and events for visitors and sell some of his special skateboards as special merchandise.
To entertain the participants, a MintGox esports area will be open where visitors can play world famous games such as CS: GO with bitcoin integration. Visitors can also participate in the Atelier Bitcoin Rally Championship with prizes up to 0.5 BTC.
Regarding health safety in organizing, the US does not have the same health and safety regulations as Europe. There will be no restriction for US citizens vaccinated or getting sick three months before the event. Foreign nationals are required to submit a negative PCR test 72 hours before arrival in the country.
Government blockchain week
Sticking with the US, blockchain regulation is still one of the most important issues for many countries, so it is worth noting on Government Blockchain Week, which will take place in Washington DC from September 27 to October 2.
During the conference, participants will discuss the use of blockchain in government administration and international trade. Attendees are invited to attend sessions on legal issues and cyber security. The event’s headliners will be Don Tapscott, executive chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute, and Scott Stornetta, chief scientist at Eugen Partners.
Blockchain Expo Europe
Blockchain events will return to Europe by the end of this year due to strict lockdowns in many countries. Nevertheless, it will be possible to visit Amsterdam to participate in the Blockchain Expo Europe 2021 on 23–24 November.
The event hopes to bring together many experts from the blockchain world who will discuss four global topics: Internet of things, cyber security and cloud, artificial intelligence and big data.
In addition, the conference will also discuss the legal aspects of regulating the use of blockchain technology in the financial services, insurance, real estate and retail sectors. Representatives of various large banks such as Societe Generale and Eurobank are expected to speak on these topics.
In terms of health safety, the organizers have not yet provided rules for attending the conference, but any citizen entering the Netherlands must have two negative COVID-19 tests: a PCR test, which the visitor must enter Should not take more than 72 hours before. Country, and an express test four hours before admission.
Future blockchain summit
In late October, Blockchain’s World will again focus on Dubai for the Future Blockchain Summit. The purpose of the event is to organize a global dialogue for the development of blockchain technology.
The summit will host a series of tailored events, including an event for investors in which participants can find partners, venture capitalists, and startups, a program related to regulating the field of blockchain, a cryptovesting 101 event, in which participants will invest Will discuss blockchain and cryptocurrency, and more.
The list of speakers has not yet been fully determined, but the singer and well-known fan of cryptocurrency is expected to be the speaker at Akron’s Summit.
The incident has been certified by the Veritas Safeguard label, which confirms compliance with stringent safety and hygiene requirements. The event will enforce social distance norms, for example, contactless ticket sales. During the event itself, a face mask will be mandatory, and business card exchange is strictly prohibited.
Not to go but to see
Unfortunately, many major events this year have still been unable to gather participants in person due to the epidemic and have been moved to an online format. But that doesn’t mean they won’t be interesting. There are some honorable mentions here.
The Blockchain Economy, a conference that was scheduled to take place in Istanbul on 22 May, but has been postponed indefinitely due to the grave situation in Turkey. Nevertheless, the event has attracted representatives from over 60 countries who will gather to discuss future financial technologies and cryptocurrencies.
The second important event will be the Global Defy Investment Summit, which will be held in Dubai from 2 to 3 June. The event aims to connect global investors and participants of the Daffy industry – including new startups – with regional businesses and leaders from key industry verticals.
The summit will host an exhibition of technology and business application innovations for the industry. The most prominent speakers at the summit include Tim Draper, Defy Yield Protocol CEO Michael Nichols and others.