Top Crypto & Web3 Networking Events: 2022-2023 Conference Guide

For a newcomer, blockchain and cryptocurrency can be intimidating at first. But it shouldn’t be. We have an interesting way to know all about crypto. All you should do is begin attending top crypto networking events happening locally, as well as globally. We’ll walk through some of the industry’s best crypto and Web3 networking events to attend.

Crypto networking events are one of the best ways to learn more about crypto, blockchain, DeFi, NFT, the metaverse, and other nascent concepts. These in-person and virtual crypto networking events allow enthusiasts to meet other enthusiasts, experts, and builders of the blockchain industry.

While blockchain is just a distributed collection of databases, blockchain technology goes beyond just the financial world. It has been disrupting other sectors as well, such as payments, e-commerce, and cybersecurity, to name a few.

It’s been more than a decade since Bitcoin has been in existence, and since then, we have seen the rise of Ethereum, ICO (initial coin offering), DeFi (decentralized finance), and NFTs (non-fungible tokens), the metaverse, and Web 3.

Over all these years, crypto has gained mainstream adoption and is no more just a trend but the future. 

However, Crypto is a fast-paced industry where something new is always happening. Whether you are a crypto nerd, savvy investor, or just someone interested in knowing more about this new craze, it can be pretty difficult to keep yourself updated with all the latest innovations in the space. 

This is where these events that can take the form of conferences, summits, festivals, and expos come into the picture. These events are attended by noobs, professionals, traders, investors, projects, developers, designers, influencers, and other industry players.

These events cover a range of crypto or blockchain-related topics. Many large crypto conferences also host side events or parties, which provides an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and make connections in the industry. 

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Workshops and hackathons can also occur during these events, which are further used to announce the news, launch or update new assets, or showcase new developments. You also get to join in on debates, panels, and live discussions.

Many of these crypto events have global coverage and take place worldwide throughout the year.

These events are a must-attend if you want to know more about the industry and gain deeper insight, knowledge, and experience, expand your personal network, and establish partnerships.

Meanwhile, crypto businesses can showcase their new products, gauge their competition, and gain ideas from others at these conferences. 

Top Upcoming Cryptocurrency Events 

To satisfy your curiosity about the blockchain and cryptocurrency craze, check out some of the upcoming notable crypto, blockchain, NFT, and metaverse events in 2022 and 2023 that are worth looking into.

NFT.NYC 

NFT NYC

Date: June 20-23, 2022, 

Venue: New York City, USA

Since 2018, this event has been an avenue for the emerging NFT community. Hosting over 1,000 attendees, the current speaker lineup includes Github’s Zhonghao Liu, The Chameleon Collective’s Zach Blush, and Creator Labs’ Stephen Hadeed Jr. 

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European Blockchain Convention

Date: June 26-28, 2022

Venue: Barcelona, Spain

One of Europe’s most influential crypto and blockchain events hosts 1,000 attendees and covers talks, panels, keynotes, and workshops about DeFi, NFTs, and Web3 besides crypto.

Speakers include Sebastien Borget, co-founder and COO of The Sandbox, and TRON DAO Blockchain Advisor Laurent Perello. 

ETHCC 5 Conference

Date: July 19-21, 2022

Venue: Paris, France

The largest annual Ethereum event in Europe offers great networking opportunities and learning experiences. Gitcoin’s Kevin Owocki and Ganesh Swami of Covalent are the speakers for the event.

Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit

Date: July 27-28, 2022

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Dubbed “Eurasia’s Largest Blockchain Event,” the summit previously hosted Polygon’s Sandeep Naiwal, Crypto.com’s Mariana Gospodinova, and Draper Associates’ Tim Draper as speakers. This year the Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Alex Bornyakov, and Uzmancoin co-founders Burak Köse and Ceylan Arslan will be the speakers.

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International Conference on Sustainable Energy Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Date: August 1-3, 2022

Venue: Virtual Mode

Managers, engineers, and scientists from academia and industry endeavor to develop a forum to discuss critical challenges in the field of blockchain and crypto at this event.

DeFi Security Summit

Date: August 27-28, 2022 

Venue: Paul & Mildred Berg Hall, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

The first annual DeFi Security Summit will address the pressing DeFi security issues with discussions and talks from Optimism Security Engineer John Mardlin, Aave head of Smart Contracts; Emilion Frangella, and Nexus Mutual founder Hugh Karp. 

MetaWeek Dubai

Date: September 12-13, 2022

Venue: Grand Hyatt Dubai

Besides metaverse, attendees will have the chance to learn from blockchain experts during MetaWeek Dubai, NFT creators, DeFi and AI authorities, and artists about blockchain’s financial and non-financial applications, tokenization, FinTech, and more. 

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NFT Show Europe

NFT Show Europe

Date: September 17-18, 2022

Venue: Valencia, Spain

Hailed as the “biggest crypto-art and blockchain event in Europe,” this event is hosting workshops, tech shows, and a unique Experience Hall for you to learn about NFTs and cryptocurrency.

Token2049 Singapore

Date: September 28-29, 2022

Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

This event brings together Tezos Co-founder Kathleen Breitman, Polygon Co-founder Sandeep Nailwal, and Binance Head of Investment Bill Qian for you to listen to and participate in activities like meetups workshops, and hackathons.

Blockchain Expo 2022 Europe

Date: September 20-21, 2022

Venue: RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands

This summit is one of Europe’s leading conferences and exhibitions focusing on blockchain, AI, big data, 5G, cybersecurity, and IoT ecosystems.

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Blockchain Expo 2022 North America

Date: October 5-6, 2022

Venue: Santa Clara, California, USA

Guest speakers at this conference include PayPal Director Anita Rao and CasperLabs CTO and co-founder Medha Parlikarthat, covering topics like tokenization, blockchain in finance, and digital currencies.

Blockchain Economy Dubai Summit

Date: October 4-5, 2022

Venue: Dubai, UAE

As one of the world’s largest blockchain conference networks, this summit boasts more than 3,000 attendees from over 60 countries.

5th Future Blockchain Summit

Date: October 10-13, 2022

Venue: Dubai World Trade Center

From AI, 5G, cloud, fintech, and big data to cybersecurity, this event will have Binance founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao, Ralph Simon; CEO of Mobilium, and Dina Saman, founder and Managing Director of CoinMENA as speakers.

Devcon

Date: October 11-14, 2022

Venue: Bogota, Colombia 

Hosted by the Ethereum Foundation, this conference will see developers, researchers, and movers within the Ethereum ecosystem attend a conference that will host panels, lighting sessions, workshops, and more. 

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World Blockchain Summit

Date: October 17-19, 2022

Venue: Dubai 

The 25th edition of the World Blockchain Summit (WBS) will cover cryptocurrencies, DeFi, NFTs, the Metaverse, and other topics.

3rd Blockchain Expo

Date: October 26-28, 2022

Venue: Tokyo, Japan

This newly launched trade show allows business owners to introduce their new technologies to the Japanese market.

Web Summit 2022

Date: November 1-4, 2022

Venue: Lisbon, Portugal 

This event gathers tech startups, company founders, CEOs, policymakers, and heads of state. Some notable speakers from last year include Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen and Alexa Amazon SVP Tom Taylor.

ETH San Francisco

Date: November 3-5, 2022

Venue: San Francisco, USA

The West Coast’s premier Ethereum event brings together blockchain and crypto enthusiasts, as well as developers, industry experts, and tech companies. 

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IstanBlock: Istanbul Blockchain Week

Date: November 21-25, 2022

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey’s largest blockchain conference allows its attendees to gain insight from the blockchain industry as well as notable personalities from the business and government sectors.

Blockchain Expo 2022 London

Blockchain Expo

Date: December 1-2, 2022

Venue: Olympia, London

The London leg of the Blockchain Expo World Series unites CTOs, IT directors, investors, VCs, and other key players for keynotes, tech exhibits, panel discussions, case study presentations, and more. 

International Conference on Internet of Things Based on Blockchain (ICIOTBB)

Date: Jan 14-15, 2023

Venue: Zurich, Switzerland

This high-quality event brings together leading academic scientists and researchers to share their experiences and results and practitioners and educators to present the most recent innovations and trends. 

Blockchain Africa Conference 

Date: March 16-17, 2023

Venue: Johannesburg, South Africa

Since 2015, this event has attracted the likes of Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of Alameda Research and CEO and founder of FTX; Andreas M. Antonopoulos; security and distributed systems expert, and Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson. Over the years, the conference themes have also evolved from ‘Beyond the Hype’ and ‘From Hype to Mainstream’ to, most recently, ‘Ready for Business?’

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The Future of Crypto

While it is becoming clearer and clearer that crypto is here to stay with retail and institutions coming in numbers, it is still an emerging field that is yet to see its full potential. Attending these crypto networking events is a great way to gain industry insight from blockchain and crypto experts, leaders, policymakers, businesses, creators, artists, and more. 

These events allow you to learn about the latest industry developments, key issues, niche topics, challenges to the industry, and where we are headed, helping you adapt to the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of crypto.