Bitcoin Conferences: The Complete List for 2018

We’ve compiled the most complete and accurate list of cryptocurrency and blockchain conferences happening around the world in 2018. Our custom BMJ Score, uses a scale of 0-5 (with 5 a top score) and considers the number of attendees, speaker and sponsor pedigree, year established and other factors to help you assess whether you should attend.  If you have a conference that you’d like listed, or represent one of the events below, contact us to manage your listing.

Date Event Name Expected Attendees Description BMJ Score
January 7-8, 2018 CoinAgenda Summit
Las Vegas, NV, USA
1,000 CoinAgenda Summit CoinAgenda Summit is the largest CoinAgenda to date, with more than 25,000 sq feet at Caesar’s Palace to hold 1,000 attendees, 40 speakers/presenters, and 75 exhibits. CoinAgenda will be taking place with an opening party on Sunday, January 7, and the conference on Monday, January 8.

Year Established: 2014

Speakers: Not announced

Sponsors: Not announced

2
January 14-15, 2018 UNLOCK Blockchain Forum
Dubai, UAE
The forum will discuss how governments and private institutions in the MENA region can use blockchain applications to create a more efficient, competitive, smart government, smart economy and reinvent businesses. Also for discussion will be the implications of blockchain on the future of jobs, governments, as well as the governance model needed to regulate it. The event will also discuss how we can create an innovative entrepreneurial setup for encouraging startups in the blockchain domain. Finally the Forum will review the achievements of Dubai Government in implementing and piloting Blockchain solutions as well as their future plans.

The event will feature international well-renowned experts and speakers on Blockchain covering different sectors, topics, and strategies. It will also include home grown Blockchain companies in Dubai and elsewhere.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • Dr. Aisha Bin Butti Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office

Sponsors: Not announced

0.5
January 15-16, 2018 World Crypto Economic Forum
San Francisco, CA, USA
1,000 The World Crypto Economic Forum in the San Francisco Bay Area is the first of a series of events around the world to support the blockchain community and create a global network of entrepreneurs and developers in today’s fast-evolving blockchain economy. Speaker tracks will feature best-in-class leaders from the entire blockchain and token ecosystem, including core software development, token, law, business, and much more.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • Michael Arrington, Founder at Arrington XRP Capital, Founder at TechCrunch
  • Eric Ly, CEO at Hub, Cofounder at LinkedIn

Sponsors:

  • Arrington XRP Capital
3
January 15-19, 2018 Blockchain Cruise Asia
Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand
700 CoinsBank took its maiden voyage when it held the first ever CoinsBank Blockchain Cruise aboard the Anthem of the Seas, through the Caribbean on May 25th, 2017.

The first cruise was a massive success and without further ado, CoinsBank is excited to officially announce the CoinsBank Blockchain Cruise v 2.0 — Blockchain Cruise Asia!

Year Established: 2017

Speakers:

  • John David McAfee, CEO of MGT Capital Investments Inc.
  • Andrew J Filipowski, Executive Chairman and CEO of SilkRoad Equity

Sponsors: Not announced

1.25
January 18-19, 2018 6th North American Bitcoin Conference
Miami, FL, USA
750 As the crypto space continues to explode, Keynote invites you to join us at the most important blockchain conference of the year, The North American Bitcoin Conference, a part of World Blockchain Forum: Investments & ICOs, taking place in Miami on January 18th and 19th 2018. The success of our 2017 conferences have brought together all the major players of the industry, launched some hugely successful businesses, and proven that the world of ICOs is growing exponentially.

Year Established: 2017

Speakers:

  • Halsey Minor Founder/Co-Founder CNET, Salesforce.com, Uphold, Live Planet CEO VideoCoin

Sponsors:

  • Bitcoin.com
  • Zen
  • Dash
3.25
January 17-19, 2018 Crypto Finance Conference
St. Moritz, Switzerland
250 Crypto Finance Conference ’18 in St. Moritz, Switzerland is the World’s first and largest investor conference on cryptocurrencies and blockchain investments. The CFC’18 brings together both private and institutional investors and the leading providers of the crypto & blockchain universe. The 3-day conference offers expert education, investment opportunities, excellent networking opportunities and, last but not least, a great setting in one of the World’s best ski resorts in the Swiss Alps.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • Meltem Demirors, Director of Development at Digital Currency Group
  • Johann Schneider-Ammann, Federal Councillor of Switzerland

Sponsors: Not announced

1.5
January 19-26, 2018 London Blockchain Week 2018
London, UK
The original Blockchain Conference is back for a 4th year. We launched the first Blockchain Conference in 2015. Since then we have taken the event to New York, Hong Kong, San Francisco, and many other cities. The 4th Annual Blockchain London Conference & Expo will take place during London Blockchain Week. This year, the event will span 3 days. The first day will feature an expo of 40-60 of the hottest blockchain companies worldwide. After the expo, we’ll run our two day conference exploring Blockchain/DLT across all sectors.

Year Established: 2015

Speakers:

  • Laura Bailey, Advisory Board Member, British Blockchain Association
  • Professor Robert Lufkin, Co-founder, DeepRadiology

Sponsors:

  • Dreamteam
2.5
January 24-26, 2018 Blockchain Protocol Analysis and Security Engineering 2018
Stanford, CA, USA
This conference will explore the use of formal methods, empirical analysis, and risk modeling to better understand security and systemic risk in blockchain protocols. We aim to foster multidisciplinary collaboration among practitioners and researchers in blockchain protocols, distributed systems, cryptography, computer security, and risk management.

Year Established: 2017

Speakers: Not announced

Sponsors: Not announced

0.75
January 26, 2018 Blockchain Connect
San Francisco, CA, USA
1,000 China and the US are the two powerhouses in the fast-moving blockchain space. It is critical to understand the Chinese perspective to understand where Blockchain is headed. The Blockchain Connect Conference is the first US-China blockchain conference and will set the tone for the future of Blockchain. The Blockchain Connect Conference will be held in San Francisco on Jan 26, 2018, bringing together over 1000 scientists, entrepreneurs, investors, and developers from all over the world for a day of blockchain discussion.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • Charlie Lee, Founder, Litecoin
  • Brad Garlinghouse, CEO, Ripple

Sponsors:

  • DeepBrain Chain
  • QTUM
3
January 27, 2018 World Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Summit
Moscow, Russia
400 WBCSummit gathers the most engaged members of the global blockchain community, the representatives of crypto associations, authorities, foundations, investment companies, banks, and IDACB’s partners. The summit will create a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience, and success in the field of the blockchain technology and regulation. The sessions will be devoted to the regulatory framework of cryptosphere and its interaction with the state bodies.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • Vladislav Martynov, Advisory Board Member, Ethereum
  • German Klimenko, Presidential Executive Office, Russia

Sponsors:

  • IDACB
2
January 30, 2018 Blockchain for SCF Masterclass
Frankfurt, Germany
The Blockchain for SCF Masterclass is an advanced and comprehensive workshop that will review and assess the latest developments in blockchain technology for supply chain finance.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • Enrico Camerinelli – Senior Analyst, Aite Group
  • Rob Barnes – CEO, TradeIX

Sponsors:

  • FCI
1.5
January 30-31, 2018 Paris Fintech Forum
Paris, France
2,000 The most exclusive digital finance and fintech event in Europe.

Year Established: 2017

Speakers:

  • Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Finance, France
  • Rob Frohwein, CEO, Kabbage

Sponsors:

  • Altéir Consulting
  • Mastercard
2.25
February 1, 2018 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit
Jerusalem, Israel
The OurCrowd Global Investor Summit is the largest investor event in Israel and the biggest equity crowdfunding event in the world, providing an unparalleled forum for members of the tech startup ecosystem to meet, interact, learn, and grow.

Year Established: 2016

Speakers:

  • Daniel Schreiber, CEO & Co-founder, Lemonade Inc.
  • Vijay Anand, SVP, Intuit Global Development Centers

Sponsors:

  • Sidley
2.5
February 5-6, 2018 Blockchain Middle East Forum
Dubai, UAE
We are excited to announce the return of the Blockchain Middle East Forum which offers unique networking opportunities for attendees to connect with industry leaders and innovators who are looking to explore the distributed ledger technology.

Year Established: 2017

Speakers:

  • Jose Francisco Fernandez, IoT Blockchain Lead, du

Sponsors:

0.75
February 5-6, 2018 Blockchain2Business Conference
Amsterdam, Netherlands
200 On February 5-6, 2018, Solarplaza will host the Blockchain2Business conference, a high-level B2B platform aimed at unraveling the hype, addressing the core of blockchain potential, and highlighting the present-day & near-future business cases for blockchain applications in the energy field.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • Abraham Cambridge, Founder & CEO, The Sun Exchange
  • Rene Pluis, Lead Country Cyber Security, Cisco

Sponsors:

  • Bluenote
1.5
February 8, 2018 Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Gibraltar
Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory)
Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Gibraltar 2018 will focus on new regulations, digital identity and current state of cryptocurrencies and ICOs.

Year Established:

Speakers:

  • Mohammed Tayeb, Co-founder, Medicalchain
  • Bogdan Maslesa, Founder, Universal Crypto

Sponsors:

  • CoinTraffic
1
February 12, 2018 Blockchain for Clinical Trials Forum
Orlando, FL, USA
50 Rising drug development costs (estimated between $161MM to $2Bn) and the length of time (anywhere from 7.5 to 12 years from clinical testing to marketing) are major barriers to innovation in drug development. Pharmaceutical companies conduct clinical trials with the goal to demonstrate safety and efficacy of the medicine to get the US FDA (Food to gain Food and Drug Administration) or other regional authority’s approval. Improving the drug development process, especially by conducting better (more safe and efficient) and faster clinical trials, will accelerate innovation in healthcare.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • Munther Baara, Senior Director, Development Business Technology, Pfizer
  • Basker Gummadi, MS, PMP, PgMP, Director Clinical Information Systems, Bayer Healthcare

Sponsors: Not announced

1.5
February 13-16, 2018 Finovate Europe
London, UK
1,400 See cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo format. Plus new for 2018….after the 70+ demos, get advice and insights from another 100+ fintech experts in a newly expanded program. All taking place in a larger venue to accommodate increased demand.

Year Established: 2017

Speakers:

  • Ilyas Khan, CEO & Founder at Cambridge Quantum Computing
  • Ruth Wanderhofer, Global Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy at Citi

Sponsors:

  • Atos
2.25
February 15, 2018 FinTank’s Cryptocurrency Conference 2018
Chicago, IL, USA
In partnership with Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law, we’ll hear from leading experts in the field of Cryptocurrency, discussing its implications on law, finance, & technology. This one conference will consist of several small morning sessions and an afternoon main session.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • Izzy Nelken, SuperCC
  • Jack Bouroujdian, CNBC

Sponsors: Not announced

0.5
February 15-16, 2018 The Blockchain Event
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Join the entrepreneurs, developers, industry leaders and investors at The Blockchain Event this February 15 – 16, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Learn everything about blockchain business models which will take this distributed ledger technology into every market imaginable from shipping to commerce. Learn how ICOs and cryptocurrencies can be leveraged to gain customers, add value to company offerings, and differentiate products and services.

Year Established: 2016

Speakers:

  • Jason Kelley, General Manager, IBM Blockchain Services

Sponsors:

  • Lucyd
2
February 16-18, 2018 Bitcoin, Ethereum, And Blockchain Super Conference
Dallas, TX, USA
800 With over 800 expected attendees, 35 top-notch speakers and 50+ exhibitors from the bitcoin, ethereum, and alt coin worlds, and talks from ICOs and blockchain startups, this conference is going to be a diverse, wonderful, and potentially profitable experience for all who attend.

Year Established:

Speakers:

  • Tim Draper, Draper Associates & Draper University

Sponsors:

  • Draper Associates
  • ShapeShift
2
February 22, 2018 Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference India
Bengaluru, India
Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference is a network of specialized events, bringing together specialists of the cryptocurrency market and blockchain technologies in Russia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Sweden, Cyprus, Malta, Kazakhstan and other countries. Within three years of conference existence, the organizers have managed to propel specialists in cryptocurrencies, mining, ICOs, and blockchain technologies to the next professional level.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • James Florentino, CEO, MergeCommit

Sponsors: Not announced

0.5
February 23-24, 2018 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference
Dallas, TX, USA
A technology conference, besides providing an opportunity to listen to awesome speakers, should also offer options for hands-on learning. So we teamed up with R3 and Blockmatics to offer developers, business executives, and lawyers blockchain training classes.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • Kyle Wood, Attorney, Perkins Coie
  • Simon Yu, CEO, StormX

Sponsors: Not announced

0.5
March 1, 2018 International Blockchain Summit
Moscow, Russia
International Blockchain Summit Moscow is a grand event, where 30 world known experts from the sphere of cryptocurrency and technology Blockchain are meeting to share their experience in working out interesting solutions using technology Blockchain.

Year Established: 2017

Speakers:

  • Antonio Ruiz-Gimenez, Managing Partner, ATW Partners

Sponsors: Not announced

0.75
March 3, 2018 The CryptoCon 2018
Mumbai, India
The CryptoCon 2018 will be your best opportunity in 2018 to network and rub shoulders with those related to crypto-economics, and to foster collaborations among researchers, practitioners, and businesses working in Crypto currency sphere. The CryptoCon 2018 is not just about Bitcoin. Today there are almost 1,000 other cryptocurrencies and tokens in circulation, according to CoinMarketCap. For the first time, Bitcoin’s dominance in terms of market cap relative to the overall cryptocurrency market has dropped below 50%. So, The CryptoCon 2018 will discuss ALT COINS too.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers: Not announced

Sponsors: Not announced

0
March 6, 2018 World Blockchain Forum
Dubai, UAE
Keynote Events is proud to invite you be part of our newest and most exciting event yet, WBF: WORLD BLOCKCHAIN FORUM, taking place at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam. This conference is unlike any you’ve seen before. This time, not only are we hosting two days of non-stop, thought-provoking speeches about Blockchain and disruptive technologies, but we will also be hearing from the biggest in the industry about the hottest new thing in the crypto-currency community – ICOs.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers: Not announced

Sponsors: Not announced

0
March 6-8, 2018 DC Blockchain Summit 2018
Washington, DC, USA
450 Chamber of Digital Commerce and Georgetown University’s Center for Financial Markets and Policy will host the third annual DC Blockchain Summit. The Summit will bring together more than 450 global blockchain advocates from government and technology from 20+ countries. Join us as we work together to advance the adoption of blockchain technology.

Year Established: 2015

Speakers: Not announced

Sponsors:

  • Accenture
  • Bloq
2.5
March 7-8, 2018 Blockchain Summit Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
The global Blockchain technology market is predicted to rise from $210m in 2016 to $2.31bn by 2021. In this two-day event tutorial followed by multi-speaker summit, leading venture capitalists and angel investors will examine the emerging Blockchain technology and its contributions to on-line secure settlement system in multiple industry sectors.

Year Established:

Speakers:

  • Douglas Azar, CEO, Wealthinitiative
  • Adewale Omoniyi, Cybersecurity Architect, IBM

Sponsors: Not announced

0.5
March 8-9, 2018 Blockchain Africa Conference
Johannesburg, South Africa
Bitcoin Events is proud to announce that the fourth annual Blockchain Africa Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference will bring together a diverse range of local and international speakers to discuss blockchain and cryptocurrency use cases, the regulatory environment, technology hurdles, and opportunities in innovation and disruption that can be leveraged using this technology.

Year Established: 2015

Speakers:

  • Lorien Gamaroff, CEO of Bankymoon & Centbee
  • Andrew Keys, Head of Global Business Development, ConsenSys

Sponsors:

  • Centbee
  • Brite Block
2.5
March 10, 2018 Crypto Investor Show 2018
London, UK
The Crypto Investor Show brings together the crypto community with private investors and traders in the UK for the first time.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers: Not announced

Sponsors: Not announced

0
March 13-15, 2018 APAC Blockchain Conference
Melbourne, Australia
150 The APAC Blockchain Conference looks beyond the hype at the real impacts and potential of blockchain technologies in Australia. The 2nd annual event will be held from 13 – 15 March in Melbourne and bring together blockchain innovators, business leaders, and regulators to help you build your blockchain strategy and assess the viability of the technology.

Year Established: 2017

Speakers:

  • Patrick Byrne, CEO, Overstock
  • Robert Kahn, Co-Inventor, TCP/IP protocols

Sponsors:

  • ADCA
2.25
March 15-16, 2018 Token Fest
San Francisco, CA, USA
1,000 Token Fest is an exclusive, two-day networking event focused on the business and technology of tokenization. Attendees will gain a wealth of insights and information about the state of the token-based economy while networking with over 1000 senior level thought leaders. Token Fest brings together business professionals from blockchain based enterprises including CEO’s, end users, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, regulators, attorneys, and developers to network and collaborate on various topics.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • Matthew Roszak, Co-founder, Bloq
  • Peter Smith, CEO & Co-Founder, Blockchain
  • Ned Scott, CEO & Founder, Steemit.com

Sponsors:

  • Steemit
  • Bloq
  • Ledger
3.5
March 20-21, 2018 Token2049
Hong Kong
1,000 TOKEN2049 organizes the largest digital asset event in Asia on 20-21 March 2018 in Hong Kong, where we explore in-depth the growing crypto ecosystem. We are shining a light on the global developments of this new asset class take a unique and widening perspective on the token industry and its opportunities in Asia.

Year Established:

Speakers:

  • Vinny Lingham, CEO, Civic
  • Toby Hoenisch, Co-founder and CEO, TenX

Sponsors:

  • Kenetic
  • Wachsman
3
March 27-28, 2018 Blockchain West
San Francisco, CA, USA
Blockchain West is the best place to meet corporate buyers of Blockchain services. Whether you are a vendor or a service provider, we have the ideal audience for your business and can create custom packages to suit your company’s needs.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • Dr. Marta Piekarska, Director of Ecosystem, Hyperledger
  • Mac McGary, President, Sweetbridge Alliance

Sponsors:

  • Hyperledger
  • Sweetbridge
1
April 9-11, 2018 LendIt USA 2018
San Francisco, CA, USA
5,000 LendItFintech attracts thousand of fintech decision makers from the USA’s most influential companies. Sponsoring the event is your best chance to do business with the people shaping the fintech industry.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • Jay Farner, CEO, Quicken Loans
  • Avid Modjtabai, Senior Executive Vice President, Payments, Virtual Solutions and Innovation, Wells Fargo

Sponsors:

  • Upgrade
  • Deloitte
  • Kabbage
4
April 18-19, 2018 Blockchain Expo Global
London, UK
6,000 Blockchain Expo, the leading global established blockchain for business event, will be arriving at London’s Olympia on 18-19 April 2018, bringing together industry leaders for two days of world-class content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies. Blockchain Expo is expected to attract over 6,000 dedicated blockchain delegates over the two days.

Year Established: 2017

Speakers:

  • Richard Kastelein, Founder, Publisher and EiC
  • Blockchain News

Sponsors:

  • Centra
  • Stratis
4.25
April 19-20, 2018 Blockchain Developer Conference 2018
San Francisco, CA, USA
Blockchain is far more than a platform for a currency; it is a platform for decentralizing the web of applications in a profoundly secure way. The Blockchain developer conference is the largest convergence of Blockchain developers seeking exposure to the newest technologies for building decentralized apps in FinTech, Healthcare, Government, Enterprise, and the Consumer space.

Year Established: 2017

Speakers:

  • Galia Benartzi, Co-Founder, Bancor Foundation
  • Micah Winkelspecht, Founder & CEO, Gem

Sponsors: Not announced

1.75
April 19-20, 2018 Global Blockchain Summit
Denver, CO, USA
Not available

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • Christopher Ferris, CTO Open Technology, IBM

Sponsors: Not announced

0.5
April 26, 2018 Blockchain Summit Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany
700 Having experienced phenomenal growth, Blockchain Summit’s unrivaled content and exceptional networking opportunities saw over 3,000 delegates pre-register for its 2017 event. Blockchain summit is about “all” blockchain. An audience all together with one common interest. No other side topics. No co-located events to boost numbers and dilute your audience.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers: Not announced

Sponsors: Not announced

0.5
May 14-16, 2018 Consensus 2018
New York, NY, USA
3,000 CoinDesk is proud to present our 4th annual blockchain technology summit, May 14-16, 2018 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Consensus 2018 will feature 250+ speakers and 3,000+ attendees from the leading industry startups, investors, financial institutions, enterprise tech leaders, and academic and policy groups who are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency economy.

Year Established: 2016

Speakers: Not announced

Sponsors:Not announced

2.5
June 20-22, 2018 2018 Crypto Valley Conference on Blockchain Technology
Zug, Switzerland
600 The Crypto Valley Conference brings together the world’s leading researchers, developers, lawyers, and innovators from academia, start-ups as well as established companies to share and discuss state-of-the-art developments and advances in the blockchain technology ecosystem. As such this conference covers technical, economic, and legal aspects.

Year Established: 2018

Speakers:

  • Dr. Emin Gün Sirer, Cornell University

Sponsors: Not announced

1.5
June 27-28, 2018 Blockchain Expo Europe
Amsterdam, Netherlands
6,000 As Europe’s largest established business Blockchain event, with over 4000 blockchain people attending in Berlin 2017, the Blockchain Expo will be arriving RAI Amsterdam on 27-28 June 2018, bringing together 6000+ dedicated blockchain industry attendees across key industries for two days of world-class content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies.

Year Established: 2017

Speakers: Not announced

Sponsors: Not announced

1.25
June 27-28, 2018 Blockchain Summit London
London, UK
2,500 The largest dedicated Blockchain event in Europe. With record numbers in 2017, Blockchain Summit is a 2 day conference and exhibition dedicated to the impact of Blockchain on industry.

Year Established: 2017

Speakers: Not announced

Sponsors:

  • Open Trading Network
  • IBM
3.25
November 19-20, 2018 LendIt Europe 2018
London, UK
1,000 Europe’s leading event for innovation in financial services.

Year Established: 2017

Speakers: Not announced

Sponsors: Not announced

1.25
November 29-30, 2018 Blockchain Expo North America
Santa Clara, CA, USA
6,000 Blockchain Expo brings together 6000+ dedicated delegates across key industries for two days of world-class content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies.

Presented in a series of top-level keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies with a focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging Blockchain space, Blockchain Expo explores the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including; legal sectors, financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.

Year Established: 2017

Speakers: Not announced

Sponsors: Not announced

2.25