Best crypto events for H1 2019

January 10, 2019
Darya Karatkevich

2018 was a difficult year for the entirety of the cryptocurrency market, from investors to miners. The market plunge caused businesses to close their doors and many investors to grab back their money. Yet, many experts predict a turnaround for cryptocurrencies in 2019 as well as major advancements in blockchain technologies.

Given the positive outlook, there is a wide variety of cryptocurrency conferences and other crypto-related events scheduled throughout this year. Whether you’re new to cryptocurrencies, or already an industry veteran, anyone with an interest can gain something valuable from the following conferences and events.

Blockchain Connect Conference
(January 11)

Where: San Francisco, United States

The Blockchain Connect Conference is one of the biggest blockchain conferences in North America. This year’s theme, “Academic,” will feature many notable speakers, such as Ethereum creator, Vitalik Buterin, cryptographer David Chaum (who will also be speaking at another event on this list), as well as a variety of other blockchain and crypto professionals across the globe. San Francisco is home to some of the largest tech companies on earth, so we can expect a lot of news on new products as well as updates on the current ones.

North American Bitcoin Conference
(January 16 – 18)

Where: Miami, United States

The North American Bitcoin Conference, held in Miami, Florida each year, is one of the biggest and most informative events for bitcoin, and this year looks to be more valuable than ever. David Chaum, the cryptographer who pretty much paved the way for cryptocurrencies with his release of DigiCash in 1989, is scheduled to speak. It’ll be interesting to see what Chaum has to say about the current state of cryptocurrencies. In addition to Chaum, the conference will also host over 150 other top bitcoin-related speakers.

Crypto Investor Show
(January 18 – 19)

Where: Manchester, United Kingdom

The Crypto Investor Show is targeted heavily towards cryptocurrency investors. It aims to update its participants about how cryptocurrency has evolved, the regulatory progress, and what can be done to facilitate mass crypto adoption.

4,000 attendees are expected, and speakers will include former CCO of Ethereum Stephan Tual, as well as Emergent Technology CTO Sally Eaves, in addition to many others. The event will also have hundreds of cryptocurrency-based exhibits.

Advancing Bitcoin Conference
(February 7 – 8)

Where: London, United Kingdom

The Advancing Bitcoin Conference aims to inform bitcoin owners about the cryptocurrency’s latest technical developments. Compared to other events on this list, it is a bit on the smaller side, but that doesn’t make it any less valuable. Speakers will include creator of BTCPay Server Nicolas Dorier, CTO of Crypto Advance Stepan Snigirev, Creator of Wasabi Wallet Adam Fiscor, as well as a variety of other industry leaders.

Malta AI and Blockchain Summit
(May 23 – 24)

Where: St. Julians, Malta

Malta is often labeled as the “Blockchain Island” due to the country’s progressive views toward blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. The Malta AI and Blockchain Summit is one of the biggest blockchain events of the year, and 2019 looks to be no different. Speakers will include Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, John McAfee, co-founder of the McAfee Crypto Team, as well as a slew of other well-known names in the blockchain sector.

Crypto Conf
(June 10 – 12)

Where: Dublin, Ireland

The world of cryptocurrencies is changing, and Crypto Conf is held to keep you in the know. It is a conference dedicated to all cryptocurrencies, not just the base ones like bitcoin or Litecoin. Although 2019’s speakers have yet to be announced, given the conference’s history, they’re bound to be good.

Crypto Conf “focuses on the financial applications of tomorrow” and its speakers tend to mirror that sentiment. Past speakers have included Ripple’s Chief Cryptographer, David Schwartz, Co-Founder of Ethereum, Joseph Lubin, and a variety of other CEOs, professors, and cryptocurrency experts.

Can’t make it to these events?

If you aren’t located near any of these events, or simply cannot afford them at the moment, no problem. Hundreds, possibly even thousands of cryptocurrency and blockchain-focused events are held across the world each year. One might be closer to you than you would think.

They are the perfect sources for discovering new technologies, strategies, and products related to cryptocurrency and blockchain. No matter how small, any of these can be beneficial for investors, miners, and entrepreneurs looking to advance their knowledge surrounding cryptocurrency. They also provide a vital platform for networking as well as building more relationships in the cryptocurrency community.

Post written by Darya Karatkevich
Darya is a blockchain market observer with 5+ years of experience as an author and editor for major tech blogging platforms. Her fortes are blockchain technologies and solutions, cryptocurrencies and crypto-related regulations.

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