2024 Blockchain & Digital Assets Events: The Most Complete Guide

2024 Top blockchain and digital assets events

Last updated: Mar 11, 2024

With Société Générale issuing a digital green bond on Ethereum, Bitcoin ETF got approved in the USA, and MiCA on the horizon in the coming months, 2024 is going to be an exciting year for crypto and digital assets.

To assist you in navigating through the myriad of events, we’ve curated a list of the top blockchain & digital assets events around the world organized by month so that you don’t miss out on the best opportunities.

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January 2024 Blockchain & Digital Assets Events

EventDateLocationDescription
Consumer Electronic Show (CES)9-12Las Vegas, USAOwned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES is one of the most powerful technology events in the world, gathering global innovators and breakthrough technologies.
Crypto Finance Conference (CFC)10-12St. Moritz, SwitzerlandPartnering with the Algorand Foundation, the CFC St. Moritz is an exclusive, application-only event for 250 NFT investors, institutional investors, and family offices. It features key opinion leaders, government representatives, and workshops on digital assets, finance, and industry trends.
Web3 Hub Davos 202415-18Davos, SwitzerlandThe Web3 Hub event in Davos offers a four-day immersive experience exploring blockchain’s transformative potential across industries.
World Crypto Forum15-19Davos, SwitzerlandThe World Crypto Forum provides a platform for industry leaders to engage in thematic dialogues and networking, aiming to drive Web3 advancement collaboratively.
iFX EXPO Dubai16-18Dubai, UAEiFX EXPO Dubai, the premier online trading expo, unites professionals in fintech and financial services worldwide. With C-level networking, expert insights, and growth tools, it’s an essential industry event.
Fintech India Expo17-19New Delhi, IndiaFintech India Expo gathers industry leaders, startups, and institutions to discuss trends like Blockchain, Cybersecurity, and Digital Banking, positioning India as a global FinTech hub.
Bitcoin Freedom Festival 202418-20Uvita, Costa RicaThis is a 3-day festival to explore a Bitcoin lifestyle in a breathtaking tropical setting. Activities include daily talks, workshops about Bitcoin, freedom, spirituality, surfing, diving, and yoga!
BitcoinDay Naples20Florida, USABitcoin Day Naples offers a chance to learn from experts, network with fellow enthusiasts, and be part of the sound money revolution in South Florida’s vibrant Bitcoin community.
EU Sustainable Investment Summit24Brussels, BelgiumThe EU Sustainable Investment Summit in Brussels brings together global speakers to discuss sustainable investment and the European Green Deal’s goal of climate neutrality by 2050.
Quantum Miami 202424-26Miami, USAQuantum Miami, part of Miami Blockchain Week, explores “Bridging Blockchain to Mainstream Industries.” It’s an influential event with top crypto figures and significant partnerships.

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CfC St. Moritz is a highly curated digital asset and blockchain conference for investors and decision-makers. Image source: CfC St. Moritz.

February 2024 Crypto & Blockchain Events

EventDateLocationDescription
Frankfurt Digital Finance7-8Frankfurt, GermanyFrankfurt Digital Finance Conference celebrates its fifth year, featuring two days of industry leaders, innovators, investors, and policymakers discussing the future of finance and hosting Europe’s top fintechs.
Bitcoin Oasis Dubai7-9Dubai, UAEBitcoin Oasis in Dubai gathers global leaders from the Bitcoin industry, private sector, and government for transformative discussions. It serves as a pivotal platform for knowledge-sharing on Bitcoin’s potential in the UAE.
ExchangeETF11-14Florida, USAExchangeETF brings together leading experts for discussions on portfolio construction, product innovation, and financial trends. Advisors engage in diverse topics from Fed policies to leveraging model portfolios, gaining insights crucial for building robust investment strategies and achieving growth objectives.
Alternative Investments Conference (AIC)12-13London, UKAIC, a student-run non-profit, hosts an annual event for over 4,000 students globally. With 17 years of success, it brings together industry leaders to educate future business leaders through keynotes, panels, and workshops. The AIC Recruitment Fair offers networking and direct access to sponsor firms for recruitment opportunities.
ITEXPO13-15Florida, USAITEXPO, in its 41st edition, is the annual meeting point for tech professionals and a marketplace to evaluate solutions and networking opportunities.
Catalyst21-22Lisbon, PortugalCatalyst is hosted by CoinMarketCap. This conference will gather leaders not only from technology backgrounds but also from art and philosophy. The topic of discussion includes DeFi, the future of digital currency, Web3, and more.
Bitcoin++ Buenos Aires 202422-24Buenos Aires, ArgentinaIn Bitcoin++, they will discuss Bitcoin’s role as payment technology, enabling day-to-day transactions locally and globally.
ETHDenver23- Mar 03Denver, USAETHDenver, a community-owned innovation festival, pioneers the event DAO concept through SporkDAO. All proceeds contribute to building value for the community and advancing the decentralized future, with 2024 celebrating SporkWhales’ contributions.
Mobile World Congress (MWC)26-29Barcelona, CataloniaGSMA, representing 750+ mobile operators and 400+ companies globally, fosters innovation for positive business and societal impact. Diversity4Tech at MWC Barcelona highlights the industry’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion while the Connected Industries space facilitates global networking and transformative discussions.
MWC Barcelona is the largest mobile event in the world. Image source: AlphaGamma.
EventDateLocationDescription
Web Summit Qatar26-29Doha, QatarWith outstanding speakers, unparalleled networking, and proprietary software, Web Summit Qatar fosters connections, accelerates the Middle East’s tech scene, and offers a unique event experience.
Social Impact Summit27San Francisco, USAThe inaugural Social Impact Summit 2024, hosted by BL4SG and FFDW, unites experts in human rights, law, policy, and technology to explore how decentralized technologies drive social innovation, fostering discussions on global impact, tech equity, law, innovation, and trust in technology.

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Finovate Europe27-28London, UKFinovate offers a premier fintech event with 1000+ senior attendees, including 500+ from major financial institutions. Connect with industry leaders, investors, and innovators through cutting-edge demos, insightful speakers, and networking opportunities!
Fraud Leaders’ Summit27-28London, UKThe event offers a unique, private environment for leaders across the payments ecosystem to discuss and learn about the latest innovations in fraud prevention through panels, fire-side chats, and peer-to-peer roundtables. Senior leaders responsible for fraud, crime, investigations, loss prevention, and compliance will engage in open discussions and networking, driving impactful change.
Blockchain Dubai Exhibition & Summit 202427-28Dubai, UAEThe Blockchain Dubai Exhibition & Summit converges Blockchain, AI, and Gaming in a transformative experience. The event aims to empower innovation, connections, and legacy-building in Dubai’s technology landscape.
Digital Euro Conference29Frankfurt, GermanyThe conference explores Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), Stablecoins, and Tokenized Commercial Bank Money. Network with industry leaders, gain insights from top speakers, and stay ahead in the evolving digital money world.

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Hedgeweek European Leadership Summit29London, UKThe Hedgeweek European Leadership Summit is an invite-only event for hedge fund operational leaders focusing on trends, tools, and business growth through panel discussions and confidential roundtable sessions.
ETHDenver29 – Mar 3Denver, USAWith the genesis of SporkDAO in June of 2021, ETHDenver became the first event DAO in the world. All event proceeds are used to #BUIDL value for the community and to realize the decentralized future.
Thousands of international entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders will gather in Doha to join the Web Summit Qatar. Image source: Web Summit Qatar.

March 2024 Crypto & Blockchain Events

EventDateLocationDescription
Blockchain Festival Asia2Marina Bay, SingaporeBlockchain Festival Singapore is a major innovative event in Southeast Asia, focusing on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, DeFi, NFTs, mining, and fintech.
REGENERATION2Denver, USABeing the side event of ETHDenver, RENEGRATION brings together builders, makers, stewards, and web3 friends in Ethereum, Cosmos and beyond who are innovating in the ecological impact space.
Crypto Expo Europe3-4Bucharest, RomaniaThe largest crypto and blockchain conference in Eastern Europe.
Investment Summit 20244Zürich, SwitzerlandJoin the “Investment Summit 2024” to benefit from the expertise of successful fund managers. Enjoy insightful speeches from renowned speakers, including Sabrina Marggraf, a financial expert and moderator at n-tv.
Global Fintech & Blockchain Conference4London, UKThe Global Fintech & Blockchain Conference 2024 is the world’s largest university-led financial technology and blockchain conference, giving you access to the most high-profile industry pioneers and most innovative changemakers, the hottest debates and discussions, and the brightest ideas.
MoneyLIVE Summit6-7London, UKMoneyLIVE Summit, held in the FinTech capital, shapes the future of banking and payments. As a global event, it unites industry leaders, fosters groundbreaking partnerships, accelerates innovation, and births bright ideas, setting the agenda for the financial landscape.
Black Hat Trainings12-15Washington, USADevelop in-demand cybersecurity skills in technical training taught by expert instructors from around the world. From infrastructure hacking to mobile application hacking, there’s a course for individuals of all experience levels.
ETHLatam13-14San Pedro Sula, HondurasETH Latam is the Ethereum conference for the community and builders of Latin America.
Advancing Bitcoin Developer Conference14-15London, UKEngage with experienced Bitcoin developers at talks and panels, attend hands-on workshops led by experts for practical learning, and network with industry professionals during this interactive event fostering knowledge exchange and connections.
Finney Forum 202415-16Dallas, USAThe Finney Forum brings together the top experts in privacy and cybersecurity using Bitcoin, Monero, and other tools. The two-day conference will include presentations, panel discussions, and workshops.
Black Hat USA is the leading cybersecurity event in the USA
Black Hat USA is the leading cybersecurity event in the USA. Source: TANIUM.
EventDateLocationDescription
ETHGlobal London15-17London, UKETHGlobal is organizing an exciting hackathon weekend in London, featuring various prizes for hackers! Attendees can also join talks and workshops, and engage with their community of experts, mentors, and judges partners.
Digital Asset Summit 202418-20London, UKOrganized by Blockworks, DAS is crypto’s premier institutional conference, featuring 130 speakers, 750 institutions, and 1,200 attendees. Explore expert-led discussions on regulatory developments, institutional investments, and global frameworks. Delve into topics like Bitcoin catalysts, tokenization, and macro factors influencing digital asset portfolios.
AIMA Global Policy & Regulatory Forum19New York, USAAIMA’s Global Policy & Regulatory Forum is a leading regulatory conference that unites industry leaders and addressing pertinent industry issues.
Ethereum Brasil19-24Rio, BrazilThe event is to support the Web3 builder community in Brazil.
ETHTaipei21-24Taipei, TaiwanWith a vibrant Ethereum and developer community, ETHTaipei unites Ethereum-focused teams from across the globe, showcasing Taiwan as a significant hub for blockchain technology. This event also offers Taiwanese teams a platform to connect with the global community and gain increased visibility.
Wow Summit26-27Hong KongWOW Summit returns to Hong Kong in 2024, offering a groundbreaking concept amid the thriving Web3 landscape. Positioned strategically in the APAC region, it brings together industry titans for high-class networking, critical discussions, and exploring lucrative opportunities in the Web2 and Web3 space.
Solana Hacker House NYC28-29New York, USAThe Solana x GSR Hacker House is a two-day offline event with talks, panels, and workshops by industry thought leaders, in-person guidance from Solana Labs and Solana Foundation team members, and networking opportunities with Solana ecosystem teams.
DeFiCon30New York, USAExplore the intersection of DeFi, TradFi, and GenAI at our event featuring informative talks, engaging panels, and networking opportunities. Enjoy refreshments, drinks, and lively discussions on the convergence of these financial technologies.
NFT Fest LuganoSpring, 2024. TBALugano, SwitzerlandThe NFT Fest Lugano is a 5-day event blending culture, entertainment, and technology with 100 speakers, workshops, business networking, and daily parties, revolutionizing the Web3 experience.
WOW Summit Hong Kong aims to bridge the leading players in Web2 and Web3 space with the Global community. Image source: WOW Summit.

April 2024 Digital Assets & Blockchain Events

EventDateLocationDescription
NFTNYC20243-5New York, USANFT.NYC, since 2018, championed the NFT community, backed by innovative brands. The event fosters education and knowledge-sharing globally, emphasizing the best ideas, builders, and coverage within the NFT ecosystem.
Web3 Festival Hong Kong4-9Hong KongThe Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2024 builds on the success of its inaugural event with 50,000+ attendees, 300 speakers, and 100 exhibitors. Featuring global industry leaders, venture capitalists, and regulatory discussions, it promises content-rich discussions and collaboration for mutual development.
Miami Hack Week7-14Miami, USAThe Miami Hack Week is the largest hackathon in Florida!
Paris Blockchain Week8-12Paris, FranceParis Blockchain Week (PBW), a week-long event in the scenic city, gathered 8,500 global leaders, showcasing the maturation of blockchain. With 400+ speakers, it features keynotes, workshops, and networking, affirming the industry’s growth.
Hack.Summit() 20249-10Hong KongThis conference is co-hosted by Hack VC, AltLayer and Berachain. The goal of the event is to provide free techincal education on blockchain and facilitate exchange of knowledge to propel the industry forward.
Chainalysis Links New York9-10New York, USAChainalysis Links is the leading blockchain analysis conference where private and public sector leaders and Chainalysis customers, prospects and partners convene to discuss key issues facing the cryptocurrency industry, share success stories and best practices, and engage in conversations on how we can all work best collaboratively.
Sui Basecamp10-11Paris, FranceSui organizes its inaugural global event for Web3 pioneers.
BitBlockBoom The Halving Edition11-14Dallas, USABitBlockBoom is an annual Bitcoin conference organized only for people who are interested in Bitcoin. Attendees range from people highly known and heavily involved in Bitcoin to people who are just trying to learn what Bitcoin is all about.
ETHDam 202412-14Amsterdam, NetherlandsETHDam, a 3-day conference and hackathon in Amsterdam, focuses on Zero-Knowledge (ZK) and Security. The event gathers the best privacy and security builders for insightful discussions and hacking.
Funding the Commons13-14San Francisco, USAFunding the Commons aims to advance the thinking, design, conversations, and awareness of how to fund public goods!
Digital Asset Forum by EBC15London, UKThe European Blockchain Convention launched a new event dedicated to institutional crypto and digital assets in London! With top speakers in the institutional space, amazing networking opportunities, and 50 prestigious speakers.
Blockchain Life15-16Dubai, UAEBlockchain Life is a prestigious international forum in Dubai. With a focus on cryptocurrencies, blockchain tech, and mining, it offers valuable networking opportunities and a global perspective on the industry.
Web Summit Rio15-18Rio de Janeiro, BrazilAmid South America’s tech boom, Rio de Janeiro emerges as the ideal host for a global gathering! Web Summit Rio 2024, hosting over 30,000 attendees, offers a dynamic event featuring incredible speakers, extensive networking with entrepreneurs, and proprietary software enhancing the experience.
Crypto Assets Conference (CAC)16Frankfurt, GermanyThe Crypto Assets Conference brings together experts to discuss trends in DLT, blockchain, and crypto assets, with 450 on-site and 4,000 online attendees exploring emerging digital finance innovations.

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BrokersView Expo16-17Dubai, UAEEstablished in 2016, BrokersView is a prominent forex media and broker review platform.
Risk Evolve17-18London, UKRisk Evolve, CeFPro’s flagship European event, presents a revamped focus on dynamic and progressive risk measurement and management.
SimCorp Global Summit17-19London, UKThe SimCorp Global Summit is tailored for the investment management industry, attracting 1000+ delegates from top asset managers, pension funds, insurance firms, and solution providers, featuring cutting-edge technology solutions.
The European Blockchain Convention has 6 years of experience in connecting professionals in the crypto, digital assets, and blockchain industry.
EventDateLocationDescription
Web3 Family Conference17-19Barcelona, CataloniaWeb3 Family Conference (Web3FC) is an annual grassroots crypto community event held in Barcelona. It features talks, panels, workshops, and public debates, fostering a friendly and casual atmosphere.
Token2049 Dubai18-19Dubai, UAETOKEN2049 Dubai is the premier annual crypto event uniting global Web3 industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and developers. The event features main events, side activities, and networking opportunities, transforming the city into a vibrant crypto hub.
Financial AI Summit20Washington, USAAttend the Financial AI Summit during the IMF Spring Meetings week to explore the convergence of generative AI with finance, including trading, blockchain, equities, and CBDCs. This event is ideal for executives and policymakers.
Global Digital Assets Investment Summit20-21Dubai, UAEThe Global Digital Assets Investment Summit is a gathering of experts design around to bring together industry leaders from Crypto, Fintech, DeFi, NFT, Metaverse, Web3, Financial Institutions and Investment Companies to discuss the future of investments in Digital Assets.
UK Payments Leaders’ Summit22-23London, UKThe Payments Leaders’ Summit in London is an exclusive gathering for industry leaders and innovative suppliers, featuring personalized itineraries, 1:1 meetings, and interactive discussions.
Web Blockchain Summit Dubai22-23Dubai, UAETrescon has hosted over 20 editions across 11 countries! The blockchain summits have been exclusively dedicated to the proliferation of the ecosystem and adoption of blockchain, crypto, metaverse, and Web3 solutions.
Bitcoin Energy Summit22-23Miami, USABitcoin Energy Summit is the premier digital asset event focusing on energy solutions, power generation, and sustainability.
BananaConf Tallinn22-24Tallinn, EstoniaBananaConf Tallinn unites 1,500+ attendees across industries, fostering conversations between web3 pioneers, industry leaders, and enthusiasts on leveraging Internet technologies like NFTs, dApps, and AI.
Southeast Asia Blockchain Week22-28Bangkok, ThailandSoutheast Asia Blockchain Week is a premier conference dedicated to exploring the evolving landscape of Web3 technology in one of the world’s most dynamic and rapidly growing regions.
Commodity Trading Week23-24London, UKCommodities People, a leading provider of events and information for global commodity and energy markets, offers conferences developed with insights from trading firms. Attendees will benefit from high-quality content and extensive networking opportunities with influential industry figures.
Money 20/20 Asia23-25Bangkok, ThailandMoney20/20 Asia unites the Asian money ecosystem, connecting banks, fintechs, startups, regulators, and more. The event offers in-depth analysis, inspiring speakers, and extensive networking opportunities, providing critical insights and fostering innovation in the world of fintech.
AI in Finance Summit London25-26London, UKThe premier event for AI and Machine Learning in financial services, featuring expert networking sessions, diverse content streams, and post-event presentation recordings. Connect with industry leaders, address shared challenges, and explore innovations!
ETH Gathering Barcelona25-26Barcelona, CataloniaETH Gathering is a 2-day hardcore conference for people working on hardcore problems: Scalability, Security, Public Good Funding, Governance Tooling, or DeFi.
ONCHAIN 202426Bangkok, ThailandONCHAIN 2024 is Asia’s first conference dedicated to the real-world asset (RWA) industry. The event will bring together founders and leaders across traditional finance (tradfi), fintech and web3 to exchange perspectives through panel discussions and networking.
Alternative Investment Summit (AIM Summit)29-30London, UKAIM Summit, established in 2015, is a unique platform fostering discussions on investment trends and global market conditions.
Web3 Family Conference in Barcelona gathers Web3 enthusiasts in the city with a friendly, cozy, and casual vibe. Image source: Web3FC.

May 2024 Crypto & Blockchain Events

EventDateLocationDescription
AIMA Digital Assets Conference2New York, USAAIMA Digital Assets Conference returns to New York on May 2, focusing on institutional investment in digital assets with fresh perspectives and content.
ETHGlobal Sydney3-5Sydney, AustraliaETHGlobal is organizing an exciting hackathon weekend in Sydney, featuring various prizes for hackers! Attendees can also join talks and workshops, and engage with their community of experts, mentors, and judges partners.
Crypto and Digital Assets Summit8-9London, UKThe Crypto and Digital Assets Summit is a two-day event for financial institutions, regulators, and thought leaders. It covers blockchain use cases, crypto regulations, industry developments. Key themes include geopolitics, trading, and finance sustainability.
BlockShow x Block Down8-9Hong KongDive into the unique blend curated by BlockShow, one of the longest-running blockchain events since 2016, and BlockDown, setting the standard for community-oriented festival experiences in Web3!
EU-Startups Summit9-10Valletta, MaltaThe EU-Startups Summit 2024 will gather over 2,000 founders, startup enthusiasts, corporates, angel investors, VCs, and media from across Europe. There will also be an exciting pitch competition where 15 of Europe’s most promising seed-stage startups will compete on the last day of the event.
Solana Crossroads10-11Istanbul, TurkeyCrossroads is Solana’s largest annual community conference hosted in Istanbul.
DigiAssets14-15London, UKThe Institutional Digital Assets Conference offers a unique opportunity to connect with industry leaders, providing insights on navigating the evolving digital assets landscape, from ETF developments to tokenized real-world assets and regulatory updates.
Blockchain Summit 202415Washington, USAThe DC Blockchain Summit, organized by the Chamber of Digital Commerce, convenes government and business leaders to discuss blockchain and digital assets’ impact on economic growth.
CONF3RENCE15-16Dortmund, GermanyCONF3RENCE is a premier event for leaders across industries, focusing on Blockchain, Web3, Cryptocurrencies, NFTs, Metaverse, and AI, fostering discussions on integrating traditional economies with decentralized future technologies.
Blockchain Education Day16Washington, USABlockchain Education Day is an opportunity to meet directly with elected officials on Captiol Hill. Education Day is open to anyone involved in the digital asset ecosystem who shares our goal of seeing the U.S. lead in the adoption of blockchain technology globally. 
Canadian Bitcoin Conference16-18Montreal, CanadaThe focus of the conference will be on the Canadian marketplace, including real estate, nuclear mining, and the impact all of this will have on the future–for everyone. During the sessions, you’ll hear from industry leaders, and have the chance to network with other like-minded Bitcoiners. 
AI + Web3 Convention18-19Brisbane, AustraliaThe AI + Web3 Convention convenes global explorers in AI and decentralized Web3 tech for insights on integration and innovation. Delve into discussions on smart contracts, decentralized apps, data security, and more, shaping the future of these interlinked domains
The Crypto and Digital Assets Summit features a series of keynote interviews, networking opportunities and debates. Source: CCData YouTube.
EventDateLocationDescription
Crypto Expo Dubai20-21Dubai, UAECrypto Expo Dubai, organized by Hqmena, is one of the largest events in Dubai for networking with top investors and leaders in cryptocurrency. The expo features showcases, expert insights, and awards for outstanding digital currency achievements.
DappCon21-23Berlin, GermanyThe go-to developer conference for Ethereum infrastructure and Dapps. It’s going to gather 900 builders from the Ethereum space for a three-day conference!
London Blockchain Conference21-23London, UKThe London Blockchain Conference, happening 21-23 May 2024, features over 5,000 attendees, including 500 CEOs, focusing on transaction-based economies, innovation, expert talks, and networking with global blockchain leaders.
Viva Tech22-25FranceViva Tech is the biggest startup and tech event in Europe that connects startups, tech leaders, major corporations, and investors.
Finance Magnates Africa Summit27-29Sandton, South AfricaFinance Magnates Events (FMevents) organizes the world’s leading premium events in fintech, online trading, digital assets, and payments.
BlockSplit27-30Split, CroatiaBlockSplit is the Web3 Conference in the heart of the Mediterranean.
Non-Fungible Conference28-30Lisbon, PortugalNFC is an experimental Web3 event that brings the global NFT community together. This conference features unique events including Immersive Blind Talks, a shopping district, and a Photo Lab showcasing the best NFT photographs.
Dublin FinTech Summit29-30Dublin, IrelandDFS is the biggest tech conference in Ireland and the fastest-growing event in Europe, attracting over 8,000 attendees and speakers from all over the world. Featured topics include AI, digital transformation, next-generation computing, startups, and global investing.
Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit29-30Istanbul, TurkeyThe summit is Eurasia’s largest blockchain event, gathering crypto industry leaders and experts to shape the future of finance. The event takes place in Istanbul, a historically significant trade hub, with participation from top crypto companies and attendees from 80+ countries.
Consensus29-31Texas, USAConsensus 2024 is a leading global crypto and Web3 event, featuring visionary speakers, workshops, and diverse participants like developers, investors, and policymakers, focusing on decentralization and industry advancements.
Gitex Africa29-31Marrakech, MoroccoGitex Africa 2024 focuses on advancing Africa’s tech ecosystem, introducing sectors like Digital Health, Smart Manufacturing, and Agritech, and offering opportunities for showcasing innovations, networking, and thought leadership across the continent.
Past venue of the Non Fungible Conference in Lisbon. Source: Newcon.

June 2024 Crypto & Blockchain Events

EventDateLocationDescription
Money20/20 Europe4-6Amsterdam, NetherlandsMoney20/20 Europe is a premier global platform for money ecosystem leaders, featuring top-tier content, networking, and insights into future trends in Payments, FinTech, and Financial Services.
Blockchain Expo North America5-6USABlockchain Expo is the leading event for Web3 for Enterprise, Blockchain for Business, Crypto, Tokens, Defi and Digital Assets, Metaverse & Web3 Apps & Gaming.
Super AI Conference5-6SingaporeSuperAI is the most anticipated AI conference that aims to define the future of artificial intelligence.
Crypto Valley Conference6-7Rotkreuz, SwitzerlandThe 5th Crypto Valley Conference offers master classes, 40+ presentations, and panels on blockchain’s future, covering technology, economy, and legal aspects, with attendees from diverse sectors and a boat cruise finale.
Web3 Security Summit7Belgrade, SerbiaWeb3 Security Summit is a one-day event for web3 security professionals and researchers packed with expert talks, workshops, and networking.
Proof of Talk10-11Paris, FranceInitially an invite-only event, Proof of Talk is Europe’s premier Web3 summit, bringing together top business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, and opinion leaders for intimate, content-driven discussions and collaboration. Experience a refreshing anti-conference with meaningful interactions and deep conversations.
Fintech Week London10-14London, UKFintech Week London is a week-long series of events, featuring a flagship conference that brings together 1000+ decision-makers from fintechs, banks, investment firms, regulatory bodies, media, and service providers. It offers a unique platform for engagement, networking, and exploring current themes in the fintech industry.
HackSummit13-14Lausanne, SwitzerlandJoin Europe’s largest gathering of ClimateTech builders and investors for two days of networking and deal-making.
World Crypto Conference 202416-18Zurich, SwitzerlandThe World Crypto Conference will act as a bridge between traditional finance, Defi and Metaverse institutions. The goal of the WCC is to facilitate the connection between blockchain companies & startups, developers, investors, media and traditional corporates.
Payments Leaders’ Summits17-18USAThe Payments Leaders’ Summit expands to North America, bringing together senior payment leaders, decision-makers, and budget holders in an exclusive and invite-only event. Attendees will network, discuss strategy, and engage in pre-qualified meetings with leading solution providers, focusing on payments and fraud strategy, partnerships, and infrastructure.
Collision17-20Toronto, CanadaCollision, held in June 2023 in Toronto, gathered over 36,000 attendees from 118 countries, fostering collaboration and idea-sharing among individuals and companies shaping the global tech industry.
Nordic Blockchain Conference19-20Copenhagen, DenmarkAs the largest Web3 network in the Nordics, NBC unites global professionals and businesses to collaborate within the web3 space. With curated speakers and events, NBC fosters international community growth and transformation!
Incrypted Conference22-23Kyiv, UkraineIncrypted Conference 2024 is the premier event within Ukrainian Blockchain Week 2024. Founders and executives from leading Web3 companies will converge to share their perspectives, steering the trajectory of Web3 technologies in Ukraine.
Degamefi22-23Tbilisi, GeorgiaDegamefi is a Web3-oriented organization that brings together experts, thought leaders, and innovators in the blockchain. We strive to foster innovation, collaboration, and growth in the blockchain industry and empower the Web3 community.
Mining Disrupt25-27Miami, USAAs the world’s largest Bitcoin mining conference, the event hosts thousands of attendees and professionals from around the world. It covers industries and markets such as Bitcoin mining, energy & Bitcoin. The event is heavy B2B and has a very hands-on, networking and transacting vibe!
Enterprise Metaverse Summit27London, UKThe Enterprise Metaverse Summit is a conference organized by Economist Impact that focuses on helping senior leaders harness the potential of digital twins and immersive reality technologies. The summit aims to provide insights and strategies for building and utilizing digital twins, which are 3D replicas of physical workspaces and assets.

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Proof of Talk, Web3’s most exclusive content-driven summit, takes place in Paris this year. Source: Proof of Talk.

July 2024 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conferences

EventsDateLocationDescription
Point Zero Forum1-3Zurich, SwitzerlandPoint Zero Forum is an initiative to promote a policy and technology dialogue in financial services. The Forum convenes central bankers, regulators, policymakers, and industry leaders to address the latest developments in financial technology and the future of finance.
Japan Blockchain Week Summit4-6Kyoto, JapanJapan Blockchain Week is the biggest Blockchain Week held in Japan.
Blockchain Expo World 2024 (BEW)4-7Istanbul, TurkeyBEW 2024, a top blockchain conference, offers participants the opportunity to explore innovations, attend workshops, panels, and keynotes, learn from industry leaders, and showcase their companies as exhibitors or sponsors.
Solana Hacker House – London5-6London, UK​The Solana Hacker House is a two-day offline event with talks, panels, and workshops by industry thought leaders, in-person guidance from Solana Labs and Solana Foundation team members, and networking opportunities with Solana ecosystem teams.
Ethereum Community Conference (EthCC)8-11Paris, FranceEthCC is a community-driven event focused on sharing knowledge and fostering the blockchain crypto ecosystem. With a diverse program, transparency, and affordable prices, it brings together global speakers and hosts a week-long series of events, meetups, and parties in Paris.
Games NexTech Convention10-12Bangalore, IndiaWith a focus on gaming trends and innovations, the event attracts international stakeholders, offering networking opportunities, keynote speeches, and an exhibition. It positions itself as a platform for industry professionals to explore, collaborate, and thrive in the dynamic gaming sector.
Pragma Brussels11Brussels, BelgiumETHGlobal Pragma is an in-person summit for builders and leaders in the web3 ecosystem.
Mallorca Blockchain Days V11-14Mallorca, SpainMallorca Blockchain Days focuses on Bitcoin and liberty. With a relaxed atmosphere, it offers face-to-face discussions, networking, case studies, and idea exchange in a cozy, private setting.
ETHGlobal Brussels12-14Brussels, BelgiumETHGlobal is organizing an exciting hackathon weekend in Brussels, featuring various prizes for hackers! Attendees can also join talks and workshops, and engage with their community of experts, mentors, and judges partners.
WeAreDevelopers World Congress17-19Berlin, GermanyWeAreDevelopers World Congress is the best place to get a complete overview of recent insights and future trends in modern software development.
Blockchain and Internet of Things Conference (BIOTC)19-21Fukuoka, JapanThe event is an academic and research-based conference that brings together researchers, practitioners, and professionals to discuss and advance the fields of Blockchain and the Internet of Things.
Bitcoin 202425-27Nashville, Tennessee, USABitcoin 2024 in Nashville focuses on finance integration, global mining, energy dominance, and open-source development, with networking opportunitie and content tracks anticipating the Halvening and hyperbitcoinization.
The EthCC is the largest annual European Ethereum event focused on technology and community. Image source: Web3 Destinations.

August 2024 Blockchain & Digital Assets Events

EventsDateLocationDescription
Fintech Devcon7-9Austin, Texas, USAFintech Devcon is a unique conference dedicated to empowering fintech developers. Attendees can gain practical knowledge, learn best practices, and discover industry insights directly from experienced fintech professionals!
VeeCon9-11Los Angeles, USAAs it enters its third year in 2024, VeeCon has become iconic not only for the volume of A-List speakers, but for the authentic, insightful, vulnerable live conversations found rarely elsewhere but its stages.
Blockchain Futurist Conference13-14Toronto, CanadaThe largest blockchain & cryptocurrency event in Canada with over 6000 participants! The event features NFT galleries, crypto marketplaces, developer hackathons, and blockchain boot camps for crypto newbies.
ETHWomen13-14Toronto, CanadaETHWomen is a female-focused and inclusive online and in-person event series part of ETHToronto and Blockchain Futurist Conference.
Istanbul Blockchain Week13-14Istanbul, TurkeyIstanbul Blockchain Week is a leading blockchain conference featuring key web3 industry figures. It offers networking, insightful talks, and partnerships, uniting global and Turkish blockchain communities.
Rare Evo15-17Las Vegas, USARare Evo is a blockchain convention welcoming multi-chain projects, communities, industry leaders, investors, and enthusiasts to network, educate, and celebrate around the theme of interoperability and the convergence of traditional industry with Web3 technology.
Crypto 202418-22Santa Barbara, USACrypto 2024 is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). This will be the 44th annual International Cryptology Conference.
Web3 Summit 202419-21Berlin, GermanyWeb3 Summit is an open and collaborative space where the community can create their own programming. Web3 Foundation invites a full lineup of high-quality speakers, while individuals, teams and projects use the rest of the space for workshops, presentations, AMA sessions – both intimate and large-scale, chilling, and most importantly, hacking.
DAO TOKYO21-22Tokyo, JapanDAO TOKYO is a community gathering for DAO contributors.
Coinfest Asia22-23Bali, IndonesiaCoinfest Asia aims to immerse its 6,000 attendees directly into adoption, innovation, and emerging markers in Southeast Asia.
ETHOnline 2024 – Async Hackathon23- September 13OnlineETHOnline 2024 unites leading minds and experts within the Ethereum Ecosystem. The online Hackathon empowers teams to create remarkable projects in just over two weeks by offering an array of Web3 resources, including mentors, partners, and software!

🖥️ Virtual attendance available
Finance Magnate Sydney27-29Sydney, AustraliaFinance Magnates Events (FMevents) organizes the world’s leading premium events in fintech, online trading, digital assets, and payments.
WebX28-29Tokyo, JapanWebX is Asia’s most influential blockchain event organized by CoinPost, bringing together key players, startups, investors, and government officials to discuss the integration of decentralized technologies and position Japan as a Web3 hub.
Blockchain Futurist Conference is Canada’s most prominent cryptocurrency & blockchain event.
Blockchain Futurist Conference is Canada’s most prominent cryptocurrency & blockchain event. Source: Alpha Gamma.

September 2024 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conferences

EventsDateLocationDescription
London Blockchain Week2-8London, UKFounded and hosted by Skry Labs, the inaugural London Blockchain Week is a groundbreaking event that brings together the brightest minds in the industry to discuss, redefine and celebrate the future of finance.
Korea Blockchain Week (KBW)4-10Seoul, South KoreaKBW is an annual event that gathers industry leaders to discuss and shape the future of finance. It offers keynote speeches, expert panels, and networking opportunities.
CBC Summit12Washington, USACBC Summit is a curated, one-day, annual event comprised of 100+ leading industry executives, regulators, and legislators addressing crypto banking and compliance challenges.
Payments Leaders’ Summits EU12-13Rotterdam, NetherlandsThis exclusive and invite-only event gathers senior payment leaders and decision-makers from across Europe to discuss payments and fraud strategy, and PSP partnerships, and engage with leading solution providers through pre-qualified meetings in a private environment.
MoneyLIVE North America16-17Chicago, USAMoneyLIVE North America is a key banking conference focused on transformative strategies in retail banking and payments, connecting solution providers with finance leaders, facilitating collaboration, and offering various participation opportunities like thought leadership and private events.
Token2049 Singapore18-19Marina Bay Sands, SingaporeTOKEN2049 Singapore is Asia’s premier crypto event, where industry leaders share their insights on Web3. It provides a global perspective, and networking opportunities, and brings together key players who will shape the future of the space.
Solana Breakpoint19-21SingaporeSolana Breakpoint is the annual conference for the Solana community organized by the Solana Foundation. The conference showcases an array of innovative talks, educational sessions, and success stories, providing attendees with valuable insights and opportunities for collaboration.
ETHGlobal Singapore20-22SingaporeETHGlobal is organizing an exciting hackathon weekend in Singapore, featuring various prizes for hackers! Attendees can also join talks and workshops, and engage with their community of experts, mentors, and judges partners.
European Blockchain Convention 1025-26Barcelona, CataloniaJoin the largest blockchain event in Europe, the 10th edition of the European Blockchain Convention, with 6,000 attendees and 300 speakers! Experience the vibrant Web3 ecosystem in Barcelona for 2 days, featuring multiple stages, an exciting exhibition area, startup competitions, parties, and endless opportunities. Don’t miss this unforgettable extravaganza!
Mainnet30- Oct 02New York, USAMainnet is where crypto builders, investors, and policymakers gather to discuss the future of the industry. With a data-driven approach and a focus on real-world impact, Mainnet provides insider access to the latest developments and promotes common-sense crypto regulation.
European Blockchain Convention provides 100+ sessions to help you navigate through the rapidly-changing world of blockchain, crypto, and web3.
European Blockchain Convention provides 100+ sessions to help you navigate through the rapidly changing world of blockchain, crypto, and web3.

October 2024 Blockchain Events

EventDateLocationDescription
Blockchain Expo Europe1-2Amsterdam, the NetherlandsBlockchain Expo Europe delves into cutting-edge advancements in blockchain ecosystems and their transformative effects across a wide range of industries. From manufacturing and transport to government, finance, healthcare, and more!
NexFi Expo 20242-5Accra, GhanaNexFi Expo is the largest DeFi gathering in Africa, uniting a diverse community of builders, investors, entrepreneurs and industry leaders.
Permissionless III9-11Utah, USAThis event is created by Blockworks and Bankless. The three-day conference shares the excitement and innovation of Web3, crypto, and blockchain technology.
Zebu Live10-11London, UKZebu Live is an immersive 2-day event in London, gathering Web3 industry leaders for conversations, parties, and networking. With diverse speakers, NFT galleries, workshops, a startup pitch competition, and a networking party, it offers a unique experience for the mainstream adoption of Web3 technology.
Future Blockchain Summit13-16Dubai, UAEFuture Blockchain Summit is the MENA region’s leading large-scale crypto blockchain event, empowering disruptors and innovators in Web 3.0, Blockchain, Crypto, NFTs, Metaverse, Digital Banking, and Gaming. It offers networking, insights, funding opportunities, academic masterclasses, and a Web 3.0 Gaming Showdown.
Gitex Global14-18Dubai, UAEGITEX GLOBAL is a premier tech innovation event, gathering leaders from governments, big tech, startups, and investors to debate and explore future tech paradigms.
BLOCKCHANCE16-18Hamburg, GermanyBLOCKCHANCE 23 is Europe’s top blockchain event since 2018, connecting people and institutions. It offers 7,500 attendees and 300 speakers, showcasing 150 exhibitors and the latest blockchain developments. Highlights include the BLOCKCHANCE 23 Awards Show and a Startup Stage for entrepreneurs seeking funding.
The exhibition area of the Blockchain Expo Global. Source: What’s happening in the UK.
EventDateLocationDescription
ETHGlobal San Francisco18-20San Francisco, USAETHGlobal is organizing an exciting hackathon weekend in San Francisco, featuring various prizes for hackers! Attendees can also join talks and workshops, and engage with their community of experts, mentors, and judges partners.
Cosmoverse21-23Dubai, UAECosmoverse is the largest conference focusing on the Cosmos ecosystem and interoperability. Cosmoverse brings together influential thought leaders from the Cosmos ecosystem and beyond.
Future Sibos21-24Beijing, ChinaSibos is a financial services event organized by Swift. In 2024, Sibos will be hosted in Beijing for the first time, which marks a return to the APAC region, showcasing the city’s growing fintech sector and international financial services.
MoneyLIVE Nordic Banking22-23Copenhagen, DenmarkMoneyLIVE Nordic Banking gathers top leaders from Nordic and Baltic regions for innovative discussions in finance, offering inspirational talks, networking, and access to insights through conferences, webinars, and online resources.
Cardano Summit 202423-24Dubai, UAEThe global Cardano Summit returns in 2024, bringing together industry leaders, businesses, Cardano ecosystem projects, and blockchain enthusiasts for networking and connecting with a new generation of innovative projects.
TABConf 202423-26Atlanta, USAThe Atlanta Bitcoin Conference brings together the best and brightest minds in the Bitcoin world to share their insights, knowledge, and experience about the latest developments.
Plan B Forum25-26Luguno, SwitzerlandLugano’s Plan ₿ Forum is the premier Bitcoin conference bringing together world leaders, technologists, and entrepreneurs to discuss Bitcoin adoption, economics, financial freedom, and freedom of speech.
Money20/20 USA27-30Las Vegas, USAMoney20/20 USA is the largest and most influential gathering in the global money ecosystem. The event focuses on the future of money! It provides in-depth analytics, inspiring speakers, and valuable networking opportunities.
Blockchain Africa Conference31-Nov 01Johannesburg, South AfricaThe 10th Blockchain Africa Conference explores blockchain innovations, crypto regulation, and industry challenges, focusing on Africa’s opportunities and networking.
Permissionless II, created by Bankless and Blockworks, is taking place in the USA in September 2023.
Permissionless II, created by Bankless and Blockworks, is taking place in September 2023. Source: Permissionless II.

November 2024 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conferences

EventDateLocationDescription
Cardano Summit 20242-3Dubai, UAEThe Cardano Summit is a global gathering that celebrates the Cardano ecosystem and fosters innovation. With world-class speakers, interactive workshops, and diverse attendees, it offers expertise, insights, and hands-on experience in advancing the Cardano protocol.

🖥️ Virtual tickets available
Global Wealth Management Summit (FT)6-7London, UKThe Global Wealth Management Summit discusses alternative investment strategies, private markets, and client engagement for wealth managers. It addresses operational challenges and evolving client preferences
Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF)6-8SingaporeThe Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) is a global platform where policy, finance, and technology converge. It explores financial solutions, regulations, and innovations, fostering global dialogues, and prioritizing sustainability.
Fintech Talents Festival11-12London, UKThe two-day Financial Services Festival features fintech, identity, and AI stages, bringing together industry leaders and innovators to discuss digital transformation and the evolving financial services landscape.
Web Blockchain Summit Singapore11-12SingaporeTrescon has hosted over 20 editions across 11 countries! The blockchain summits have been exclusively dedicated to the proliferation of the ecosystem and adoption of blockchain, crypto, metaverse, and web 3.0 solutions.
Devcon12-15Bangkok, ThaliandDevcon is the Ethereum conference for developers, thinkers, and makers. Join Devcon and empower yourself to use and build decentralized systems.
Web Summit11-14Lisbon, PortugalWeb Summit covers topics beyond crypto, blockchain and Web3. As Europe’s largest tech event, Web Summit is buzzing with insights from the leaders of all industries touched by tech.
Finance Magnates London18-20London, UKFinance Magnates Events (FMevents) organizes the world’s leading premium events in fintech, online trading, digital assets, and payments.
Slush 202420-21Helsinki, FinlandSlush is on a mission to create and help founders to change the world. To support that, Slush 2024 will bring together 5,500 startup founders and operators and 3,300 investors looking to back the next generation of exceptional founders.
NexTech Week Tokyo20-22Chiba, JapanExplore AI, blockchain, and quantum computing solutions at NexTech Week Tokyo, focusing on technology’s role in enhancing business efficiency across industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and government.
Australian Crypto Convention23-24Sydney, AustraliaAustralia’s largest cryptocurrency event gathers over 15,000 attendees for networking, keynote speakers, workshops, and discussions. It’s a unique opportunity for blockchain enthusiasts and professionals to connect and gain insights.
Web Summit welcomes 70,000 attendees to Lisbon, Portugal every year! Photo credit: Lukas Schulze.

December 2024 Blockchain and Digital Assets Events

EventDateLocationDescription
Esports Unvierse Summit9-10Abu Dhabi, UAEThis summit unites esports professionals for three days of networking and education. Top industry experts delve into the esports ecosystem, offering thought-provoking insights and valuable discussions. Attendees will gain essential knowledge to thrive in the booming esports market.
Taipei Blockchain Week9-14Taipei, TaiwanTaipei Blockchain Week brings together industry experts from all over the world in the blockchain space to educate and empower Taiwan to become a growing hub for web3 innovation.
A full house at the European Blockchain Convention in June 2023! Don’t miss out on the 10th EBC in October!

What was your favorite crypto, blockchain, and Web3 event in 2023? Which event are you most looking forward to? Did we miss any good crypto and blockchain conferences? If you have any recommendations for a cool blockchain and crypto event in 2024, drop them in the comments below!

PLENO’s Nura Linggih on Web3’s Potential to Reshape Carbon Credit Landscape

PLENO's Nura Linggih on Web3's Potential to Reshape Carbon Credit Landscape

The European Blockchain Convention interviewed the co-founder of PLENO, Nura Linggih, to discuss PLENO and the carbon credit market in the Web3 space.

Problems of the carbon credit market

The prevailing issues plaguing the current carbon credit market revolve around time, costs, and accuracy. The market lacks digitization, with a significant portion of the process still done manually. Moreover, the presence of numerous intermediaries in the ecosystem contributes to time-consuming procedures, with the typical duration for creating a carbon credit extending up to two years.

Within this landscape, different carbon registries, such as Verra, Gold Standard Foundation, Climate Action Reserve, American Carbon Registry (ACR), and others, employ their own distinct standards for calculating the estimated carbon removal. This variety of standards poses a challenge for project developers to follow up with the calculations and choose the most suitable registry.

For many project developers, particularly those operating with limited resources and expertise, navigating the complexities of carbon credit creation is challenging. Therefore, developers often seek consultants or external assistance, incurring substantial costs, with fees climbing as high as $100,000.

The heavy reliance on manual methodologies and inadequate real-time monitoring exacerbates issues related to emission calculations’ accuracy. These issues further lead to a lack of trust among buyers. There have also been several scandals and news on the carbon credit market, where the carbon credit buyers are actually purchasing “phantom credits.”

Different registries use different carbon standards. Image source: PLENO blog.

The start of PLENO and the backgrounds of the founder

“I always thought there would be an Ah-ha moment for a startup idea, but actually it’s not as sexy as that, I would say.”

Nura Linggih, Co-founder of PLENO

Drawing on his extensive academic and professional background in sustainability, Nura identified a significant issue within the carbon credit market. His journey into the realm of blockchain technology started a few years ago, and he started to learn about regenerative finance (ReFi), which perfectly merges his passion for blockchain technology with his sustainability expertise.

He started a blog named ‘Enjoy the weather’ to talk about Web3 and real-world use cases such as sustainability. He later joined ReFi DAO as a writer and discovered many interesting projects that inspired him.

Several months ago, Nura, along with Nino, his childhood friend since their time in Bali, Indonesia, decided to participate in the Blockchain Founders Group incubator program and successfully secured funding. As a result, Nura made the bold decision to leave his job as a sustainability solution manager at one of Germany’s most successful software companies and go all in with PLENO.

The founders of PLENO: Nura (left) and Nino (right).

What is PLENO doing?

PLENO introduces a digital platform tailored to carbon credit project developers, streamlining the entire process of measuring, reporting, and verifying (MRV) carbon projects. 

The PLENO platform leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and Geo-Information System (GIS) to collect all fragmented information such as satellite data to simplify the workflow. The team harnesses remote sensing and machine learning techniques to do a more robust analysis of carbon projects, enabling the identification of carbon stocks and sequestration activities. Read how PLENO uses AI for carbon credits here.

PLENO sets itself apart from other MRV players with its automatic calculator. This eliminates the need for manual work with complex formulas and spreadsheets, while also ensuring highly accurate carbon forecasting. 

Highlights of PLENO digital platform. Request early access here.

In the verification and certification process of carbon projects, PLENO plays a pivotal role in facilitating the certification of projects by accredited registry institutions. To enhance the validation and traceability of these certifications, PLENO assists in the recording of data onto a public blockchain. Carbon project developers can efficiently manage and share their data with verifiers and registries.

Looking ahead at the roadmap, PLENO has plans to incorporate a range of features, including real-time data validation, automated report generation, and secure data storage, further assisting carbon project developers.

PLENO offers solutions to make the issuance of carbon credits faster, cheaper, and more accurate.

How is PLENO different?

There is a growing trend of sustainability initiatives in the Web3 space, but the majority of Web3 carbon credit projects tend to focus on either as marketplaces or tokenization players and providing investments for carbon projects.

PLENO, on the other hand, is strategically positioned to target the vital middle ground of the carbon market. The team plays a pivotal role in assisting project developers in the establishment of high-quality projects.

The minimum viable product (MVP) of PLENO. Request early access here.

PLENO’s Focus: Blue Carbon and Mangroves

PLENO is currently focusing on mangroves and other blue carbon projects. These projects are still new but are growing quickly. Mangroves are great because they absorb a lot of carbon and help protect coasts and communities. They’re also hard to measure, which is why a new solution like PLENO is needed.

The mangrove forest in Indonesia. Image source: World Bank.

So far, PLENO is working on 3 pilot projects in Indonesia, a country with 3.5 million hectares of mangroves, about 23% of the world’s total. PLENO is also talking with mangrove project developers in other places like Bangladesh and the Philippines, among others. In the near future, PLENO will also cater to other blue carbon projects such as seagrass.

Mangrove is identified as Indonesia’s climate guardians. Image source: World Bank.

Blockchain and Web3’s impact on the carbon credit market

Nura firmly believes that blockchain technology and Web3 will deeply impact the carbon credit markets in the coming years. Currently, these technologies occupy a relatively small niche of buyers. However, Nura envisions a future where companies in this space actively forge partnerships, demonstrate the practical utility of blockchain, and grow together as an ecosystem. 

The co-founder is convinced that the goal of net-zero emissions and combating climate change cannot be achieved without carbon projects. Even though he anticipates that prices may experience a decline following the initial hype, it’s when the true innovators and builders will persist in advancing their projects.

“Web3 and Sustainability is a growing ecosystem, so we need to go together. We cannot do it alone… we need to prove that there is a real use case of using blockchain to solve problems such as carbon removal and its credits.”

Nura Linggih, Co-founder of PLENO

Make sure to follow PLENO on LinkedIn. PLENO is launching its 1st MVP in October, if you’d like to try it and stay ahead of the carbon market, register for early access here. For more information and partnership queries, contact Nura directly here.


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VC Insights: How to Make a Winning Web3 Startup Pitch

Startup pitching tips from VCs

The European Blockchain Convention is welcoming the Top 50 European early-stage startups to pitch on stage in front of their 5,000 attendees and VC investors. The startup pitch will cover topics from DeFi, crypto, gaming, NFTs, ReFi and sustainability, and blockchain infrastructure to security.

The 50 finalists of the Startup Battle can be found here 💡

To further assist the 50 finalists in crafting winning pitches and keep growing after the event, the European Blockchain Convention engaged in discussions with two experienced VC experts. These experts have generously shared invaluable insights on how to craft a winning startup pitch and what VCs really want to hear from startup founders!

VC Experts Profile

Jury member: Jeddi Mees

Company: Fabric Ventures

Expertise: Gaming, NFT, DeFi, Blockchain Infrastructure, Metaverse, Identity & KYC Solutions, Wallets & Security

Short bio: Over the past 6 years Jeddi has dedicated himself to his entrepreneurial journey having founded 4 businesses, and launching a sold-out NFT collection. Jeddi has bootstrapped 3 e-commerce projects whilst exiting on 1. He also has years of start-up mentoring experience, where he has mentored over 200 founders. Jeddi has been a Web3 user, investor, and growth advisor since 2019.

Jury member: Mahsa Doorfard

Company: coinIX

Expertise: Blockchain infrastructure and Sustainability

Short bio: Since January 2023, Mahsa has embraced the role of the Sales and Marketing Manager at coinIX; a blockchain investment firm based in Hamburg. She is one of the DLT and ReFi talents of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and her ambition revolves around fostering greater female representation within the Web3 ecosystem.

What are the key criteria that VCs prioritize when evaluating an early-stage Web3 startup pitch?

Jeddi thinks that the criteria remain the same no matter whether the startup is in Web3 or other industries. He raised three important points for early-stage startup founders to consider when making their pitches:

  • Do the founders have expertise in the domain they want to cover? This expertise allows them to have a unique perspective on a problem, known as founder-market fit.
  • Does the problem they wish to solve cover a sufficiently large and growing market?
  • The ability of the founders to focus on the right metrics and the right problems at each stage of the project’s evolution.

When presenting a pitch, it’s essential to articulate the problem clearly, emphasizing its longstanding nature and the team’s solution. The product section should convey the value proposition, supplemented by a demo and testimonials. The market discussion should be concise, focusing on the real target audience and the startup’s unique positioning.

Moreover, the pitch deck should also outline the business model and emphasize relevant KPIs, avoiding cumulative data. Sharing the company’s journey and the team’s accomplishments adds a human touch. Outlining the roadmap and concluding with a well-structured business or cash plan and a vision statement is also vital, ensuring a comprehensive overview for potential investors.

EBC co-founder Victoria and stage host Joe announced the start of the Startup Pitches at EBC8.

Mahsa proposed some slides for startup founders to include in their pitch decks:

Title slide

It summarizes what you intend to present and it should Include your brand name, logo, company slogan, and email address for investors who want to reach out.

Round Details & the Ask
  • How much have you raised so far? What is the goal? What is your cash burn rate? You can put a range to attract more targets but don’t keep it very wide.
  • Know your CAPEX, OPEX, & working capital.
  • Understand your milestones.
  • Calculate how much cash you need for the first 18-24 months
Value proposition

Problem Addressed & Target Audience
  • What gap in the blockchain industry are you filling?
  • The audience must be able to relate to the problem addressed.
  • Remember that you are solving just one problem. Not more!
Provided Solution
  • Link the problems to your solutions
  • List the already existing solutions and their shortcomings
  • Why are you launching now? Is the timing right? Being too early or too late is not good

Competition & Long-term Market Positioning
  • Your pitch deck should clearly state your methods and strategies for beating the competition. How do you stand out?
  • Use a graph outlining past market growth and potential future growth, so investors can quantify the ROI of their investments
Market Size & Potential

Business & Revenue Model & Tokenomics
  • Create a basic outline of your business model (pricing, who will be paying for the service? Options for cross-selling and upselling)
  • Focus on one or two main revenue streams. Don’t mention a lot. 
  • Show the possibilities for your future revenue, along with your reasoning for them. Try out multiple business models to see what might work best in your case.
Technology
  • Do you really need Blockchain? Why?
  • Which Blockchains are used?
  • Is the platform launched?

Image source: Unsplash.

What are some common mistakes to avoid during the pitch?

Based on her experiences in VC, Mahsa shared several common mistakes that she’s observed over the years.

Lack of catchy opening & coherent narrative

Mahsa recommends using a more attractive business story that can grip investors within the first few seconds.

Information overdose

Don’t dive into irrelevant technicalities and product features

Lack of vision & strategy

You should know where you see yourself in 5 years and summarize it in a sentence. Avoid stating you are the only one doing this or you are the pioneer in the industry.

Not understanding the market & why now

Not understanding the market & why now

Don’t forget to say why you are launching now. Timing is everything!

Bad Business Model

Don’t over-diversify revenue streams

Poor competition slide

Don’t focus on insignificant competitors!

Weak team slide

Just mentioning the name and role is not enough. Say why did you choose them! What makes each team member stand out?

Pitching to the wrong investor

Research the VC firm before applying. Who is the right person to talk to? In which areas do they invest? Does it include your project? Do they have a history of investing in businesses like yours?

The winner of the EBC Award startup pitches in February 2023.

How important is the team’s expertise and experience? What specific attributes do you look for in the team?

Mahsa stated that the team’s experience and reputation are very important. What makes the team unique? She suggested each founder highlight the two or three achievements and roles of every member which is relevant to the project in bullet points.

Jeddi also agreed that the expertise of the team is crucial, and it often comes hand-in-hand with experience. He believed that with both expertise and experience, the startup could spot unique problems and develop innovative solutions that others might not see.

Image source: Unsplash.

Pitching to VCs can be daunting for founders. How can startup presenters effectively convey their vision and value proposition when pitching to VCs?

According to Jeddi, to prepare a good startup pitch, preparation and understanding your audience are a good start. During the pitch, the presenters should demonstrate the product, showcase the team, and clearly share the company vision. Founders can also create a story about why they started the company and why they decided to tackle this specific problem, especially for founders with technical backgrounds.

The main goal of meeting VC investors is to secure a follow-up meeting since it’s rare to close a deal right after the pitch. It’s thus important to focus on potential investors and schedule several meetings. Listen attentively, establish a connection with the audience, and be open to discussions. Last, Jeddi shared that every meeting should conclude with clear next steps to avoid ambiguity.

After preparing the slides, Mahsa shared a few tips for startup founders to reflect on and examine their pitch deck:

  • Does the story make sense?
  • Is my opening gripping enough to make them want to continue reading?
  • Does the narrative have a consistent flow?
  • Is the storyline memorable? Does it elicit emotion?
  • Stick to what investors want to see, not what you want to say. 
  • Keep a minimum of 10 slides and make sure not to have more than 19 slides.
  • Show that you have a vision. You should know where you see yourself in 5 years and should be able to summarize it in a sentence.

Startup founders should also be able to answer these questions:

  • How will your company stand out in the industry?
  • What will your brand be recognized for?
  • What kind of growth will you achieve?
  • Will you become a leader in a niche?
  • What markets will you conquer?
VC experts gave advice to Web3 startups at EBC8.

Given the fast-paced and dynamic nature of the crypto industry, how can early-stage startups stay relevant and adapt to changing market conditions?

For Jeddi, the answer is simple: listen to your users. He thinks that users should always be the founder’s only focus while Mahsa also agrees with the importance of staying in touch with the community and the ecosystem.

Mahsa also thinks that in order for a startup to keep growing, the team has to research regularly and never stop learning. Founders should be willing to invest in the employees’ development.

Furthermore, the ability to pivot is also essential for startups in the Web3 space, and founders should keep their business models flexible to adapt to new technologies when needed.

What specific areas do you think will potentially grow in the crypto space? What areas is your company focusing on investing in?

According to Mahsa, coinIX invests in blockchain infrastructure and is focused on the Ethereum blockchain. Most of the projects that coiniX has invested in are either getting built on top of Ethereum or are offering Ethereum scalability solutions. Tokenization projects and the DePIN sector are interesting for them.

On the other hand, Jeddi from Fabric Ventures thinks open Loyalty and commerce graphs, collectively owned content, open finance, gaming, open payments, open-source/AI, open infrastructure, open work, and contribution economy are some interesting areas for Web3.

VC experts discussed the Web3 investing opportunities in 2023 at EBC8.

Can you share some examples of a successful startup pitch?

Jeddi recommends startup founders take a look at Brian Armstrong’s training for his pitch during the YCombinator demo day in 2012.

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1a Blockchain Hackathon en la 9a Edición de la European Blockchain Convention

EBC hackathon blog - Spanish

For the English version of this release, please refer to this link.

Barcelona, España – La 1a Hackathon de la European Blockchain Convention se llevará a cabo durante la 9a edición del evento, que con 5.000 asistentes se espera que sea el evento más grande sobre Blockchain en Europa durante la segunda mitad de 2023.

La Hackathon juntará a 200 hackers para explorar las innovaciones de reconocidas Blockchains de primera capa (Layer 1), como lo son:

  • Coreum
  • XDC
  • Concordium

Este evento también representa una oportunidad y experiencia única de aprendizaje y networking para sus participantes gracias a la asistencia de inversores (VCs), desarrolladores, protocolos y proyectos multi-chain, entre otros líderes de la industria.

La agenda de la Hackathon estará enfocada en el desarrollo sobre la infraestructura de primera capa de Coreum, XDC y Concordium, a medida de que los participantes descubren las ventajas y características diferenciales de cada una de estas Blockchains.

“Debido a la demanda incrementada de talento en la industria, y la aceleración que estamos experimentando en términos de adopción de la tecnología Blockchain, identificamos la necesidad de ofrecer un espacio para los desarrolladores del futuro para ayudarles a iniciar sus carreras en Web3,” menciona Victoria Gago, Co-fundadora de la European Blockchain Convention. Agregó que “nos emocionan las oportunidades que esta Hackathon representa para la comunidad Blockchain en general, así como el impacto que tendrá en esta y futuras ediciones del evento!”

Para saber más sobre la Hackathon de la EBC y acceder al formulario de aplicación, por favor visite la página oficial del evento: https://eblockchainconvention.com/hackathon/

1st Blockchain Hackathon Set to Take Place During European Blockchain Convention 9

EBC hackathon

Para la versión de este comunicado en español, por favor visite este enlace.

Barcelona, Spain — The 1st European Blockchain Convention Hackathon will take place in Barcelona during the 9th edition of the event. EBC9, with 5000 attendees, will be Europe’s largest blockchain event in 2H 2023.

It expects to attract talent and key industry actors, as 200 hackers discover the innovations behind renowned layer-1 blockchains such as:

  • Coreum
  • XDC
  • Concordium

This event will also represent a one-of-a-kind learning and networking opportunity and experience for all participants involved due to the high influx of VCs, developers, multi-chain protocols and projects, among other industry leaders.

The Hackathon’s agenda will be focused on building on top of Coreum, XDC and Concordium’s Layer 1 infrastructure while getting to discover the advantages and differentiating features that set each apart.

“Given the increased demand for talent in the industry and the acceleration that we’re witnessing in terms of Blockchain adoption, we identified the need to offer a space for the builders of the future to give a kickstart to their careers in Web3”, as pointed out by Victoria Gago, Co-founder of the European Blockchain Convention. She added, “We’re excited about the opportunities that this Hackathon represents for the Blockchain community at large, and for the impact it will have within the present and future editions of the event!”

To learn more about the EBC Hackathon, including the application form, visit the official event website at https://eblockchainconvention.com/hackathon/.