BlockShow, a global conference dedicated to the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry, will return after a four-year hiatus: it will join the BlockDown Festival, an event supported by public relations agency EAK Digital, to bring a festival dedicated to Web3 to Hong Kong. On Kong in 2024.
First launched in 2016, the BlockShow conference is supported by Cointelegraph. He will work closely with EAK Digital to prepare the Asian edition of BlockShow. Cyberport is Hong Kong’s Silicon Valley, known for being home to major Web3 companies such as Animoca Brands, and will be the main venue for the BlockShow X BlockDown Asia event.
The main conference will take place on May 8-9, 2024, but additional events will be held in the coming days. The choice of Hong Kong was simple: in recent years the region has become a major global Web3 and technology hub and is therefore the perfect place to host the event. Cyberport will transform into a dedicated Web3 city with access to multiple floors, exhibition spaces, galleries, meeting spaces, bars, restaurants, outdoor spaces and more.
BlockShow for music, a space dedicated to startups and venture capitalists, and much more. Different themes will be discussed at the festival: SocialFi, GameFi, Web3, art, music, culture, decentralized finance (DeFi) and physical assets.
Additional days of BlockShow will also feature events to break the ice at some of Hong Kong’s best restaurants, as well as networking opportunities focused on popular sports such as football, tennis, basketball and more.
The BlockShow X BlockDown event aims to attract approximately 5,000 attendees. “Early bird” tickets will be available at prices ranging from $290 to $1,190, depending on ticket type. In the future, ticket prices will increase to $490-1,390.
According to Addy Crezee, founder of BlockShow, the Web3 industry will make huge progress in 2024. In particular, according to him, Asia will be ahead of the rest of the world during the next bull run thanks to its growing presence in this sector. Both users and developers:
“I look forward to the opportunity to create a gateway for global operators that will enable them to ride the wave in Asia. Hong Kong is the perfect place to achieve this. Exciting times lie ahead!”
Erhan Korhaliller, founder and CEO of EAK Digital and BlockDown Festival, added:
“For us, the collaboration with BlockShow and Cointelegraph was natural. […] “With the growth of the market, both BlockDown Festival and BlockShow are committed to hosting a world-class, fun and exciting event focused on attendee experience and impact.”
A real festival dedicated to Web3
BlockDown pioneered the Web3 virtual conferencing scene after its launch in April 2020 and played a critical role in bringing the crypto community together during the pandemic. BlockDown has attracted the attention of some of the biggest names in the industry, including former Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, Shapeshift CEO Erik Voorhees, Chainlink Labs co-founder Sergey Nazarov, Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson, and even singer and singer-songwriter Akon.
During the pandemic, BlockDown held six online events, including special editions such as BlockDown Latam and BlockDown DeData in Spanish, focusing on decentralized data and identities: this event featured the participation of prominent US whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Gavin Wood. Founder and CEO of Parity Technologies.
The first live BlockDown festival took place in Sibinik, Croatia in 2022, highlighting the fusion between Web3 and culture. The festival returns for its second in-person event with BlockDown Portugal in summer 2023; The metaverse fashion show included participation from the Web3 music scene as well as major global brands such as French football club Paris Saint-Germain and McLaren. Formula 1 team. The event was soon followed by the second annual Istanbul Blockchain Week, also organized by EAK Digital, in August 2023.
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Relive the magic of the 2022 Croatia edition and join us in Portugal on July 10-12 for more forward-thinking keynotes, innovative content and non-stop entertainment.
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BlockShow has previously organized other conferences: The first of these was BlockShow Europe, which took place in Munich in April 2017.Bitcoin) was trading at just $1,200!
BlockShow has since held three in-person events in Singapore in 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2018, he hosted the BlockShow America conference in Las Vegas. Like many other global events, BlockShow had to pause its live conferences due to the pandemic, but Various online events in 2020.
“We are currently focused on our Asia edition: we want this event to be the main event for the industry in Asia.” said Crezee. He also added that BlockShow plans to expand to other regions and potentially hold another event in 2024.
One of the longest-running industry events, BlockShow has historically witnessed the participation of many notable names not only from the cryptocurrency industry but also from the world of traditional finance and other fields such as information and technology.
Previous BlockShow speakers have included Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, Gemini founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, as well as Animoca Brands founder Yat Siu. Also attending the conference events were Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, US venture capitalist Tim Draper, Fundstrat head of research Thomas Lee and many more.
In addition to attracting a large number of speakers and partners, the upcoming BlockShow BlockShow and BlockDown have also previously collaborated with numerous information portals: not only with media giants such as Reuters and Bloomberg, but also with key blockchain industry organizations such as Decrypt, BeInCrypto, The Block and more. get.
“Our events have a big impact. They offer a unique experience in the industry as we focus more on community and fun experiences. I noticed that there was a gap in the industry and the lack of events we organized. That’s why we came back,said Crezee.