New York hosts several blockchain events every year. This has happened since the cryptocurrency community deemed it necessary to hold meetups where leading players and founders can actually showcase their innovations.
The essence of these meetups has traditionally been to streamline consensus protocols while projecting the decentralized ecosystem to the general public, thereby creating more awareness of the technology which has been described as the most disruptive since the advent of the internet.
This is to enable greater adoption of blockchain-based utilities such as cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. So what are the top blockchain events in New York City this year?
As you may be aware, most blockchain events have been hosted virtually since the Covid 19 lock-down. However, with the relative relaxation seen across the world, organizers of these summits routinely combine in-person meetups with virtual conferences. Organizers do make the search for top events easy through widespread media coverage whether they are online events, physical meetups or a hybrid of physical and virtual events.
Here are the top blockchain events that you can attend in NYC this year irrespective of your location.
The Mainnet Conference will commence on Monday, September 20 to September 22, 2021. The venue for the event is the Marriotte Marquis Hotel, 1536 Broadway New York. It is a hybrid of online and in-person events organized by Mesari with the objective of bringing together leaders, developers and entrepreneurs in the cryptocurrency industry.
The three-day program provides a networking and collaborative opportunity to stake-holders in the industry.
More than 150 speakers are scheduled to speak in the event which already has 2000+ enrollees. The conference shall feature interactive sessions, meetups and product demonstrations among other activities.
Date: Mon, September 20, 2021
Venue: Marriott Marquis, New York
Number of registrants: 2000+
Topics: DApps, decentralization, developers, digital economy, disruption, enterprise, investing, NFT, proof-of-stake, startups, web 3.0.
Many prominent industry leaders are featured as speakers in the event. Some of them are the CEO and co-founder of Opensea, the NFT marketplace platform, Devin Finzer. Others are Emily Choi, president and COO of Coinbase, Meltem Demiror, Coinshare Capital’s chief strategy officer, Camilla Russo of The Defiant and Kain Warwick, who is the founder of Synthetix.
CoinGeek Conference, New York
You wouldn’t want to miss Coingeek’s New York conference scheduled to commence on Tue, October 5, 2021. The three-day event will hold until October 7 and will feature all the latest advances made in the Bitcoin SV protocol.
This means that this is one conference you wouldn’t want to miss if you follow the progress of the BSV blockchain or even as an advocate for blockchain technology. It is also meant for those who want to interact with industry leaders, especially within the BSV project. This considers the fact that the network has made progress in areas such as scalability and security.
Attendees of the conference will learn about the solutions inherent in the BSV blockchain and industry applications such as in supply chain management, healthcare, marketing and global fintech.
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 – Thu, October 7, 2021
Venue: Sheraton New York Times Square, NYC
Time: 10:00 AM (CET) Summer Time
Topics: Art, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Digital assets, fintech, Gaming, Government, Healthcare, Internet of Things, Marketing and Supply Chain.
The CoinGeek Conference will be hosted by Jimmy Nguyen, the founding president of Bitcoin Association. The top speakers of the event are business leaders, entrepreneurs and other leaders within the fintech and cryptocurrency communities.
Some are known names and experts such as Adam Kling, who is the founder and CEO of the gaming platform, FYX Gaming Inc. Also speaking at the event are Ahmed Yousif, the lead BSV blockchain for Middle East in charge of government initiative, Alex Fauvel of Two Hop Ventures, Brandon Bryant, software engineer at Handcash and Brendan Lee of Elas Digital.
Other speakers are Craig Wright, the chief scientist at nChain, Daniel Street of Relica, George Gilder, an economist and Eric Laforce, the co-founder of Haste.
You can find the full list of all the speakers at the Coingeek conference site. The summit can be attended in-person or via online webinar that will be made available during and after the conference.
Top on the agenda is the Bitcoin SV technical update lecture that will be delivered by Steve Shadders, the CTO of nChain on opening day of the conference from 9:35-10.00 EST.
Digital Asset Summit 2021, New York
The Digital Asset Summit (DAS) is one that many in the blockchain industry look forward to since its inception three years ago. The event was packaged by Blockwork for asset managers, financial professionals and industry leaders in the crypto space.
The two-day conference featured discussants and speakers who dissected the challenges and prospects of the cryptocurrency industry from the view-point of practitioners.
Participants who could not make it to the conference venue accessed the contents via live-stream at no extra cost. This year’s summit demonstrated the rising popularity of digital assets as an investment class. Most of the available tickets were sold out prior to the opening day of the event.
Date: Tue September 14, 2021- Wed, September 15, 2021
Venue: Cipriani, South Street, New York.
Some of the topics at the summit are:
Perspectives from The Buy Side: Inside A Bull Market
Solving for Capital Efficiency and The Pre-Funding Problem
Institutional Lending and Yield Generation in Digital Assets
Dozens of speakers delivered papers during the DAS NYC. Among the top speakers were Dan Morehead, the CEO of Pantera Capital, Mark Yusko, CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Management, Dan Tapiero, founder and CEO of 10T Holdings LLC, Tatiana Metodieva, Nexo head of corporate finance and others.
Blockchain Tech Summit 2021
The 4th edition of Blockchain Tech Summit will be held in New York. The global meetup gives businesses such as decentralized networks, entrepreneurs and investors the platform to address the short-falls and challenges facing the blockchain industry. This fourth edition will mostly be a virtual format version streamed to participants from the venue.
The summit was organized by Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE). It features training on the fundamentals of distributed ledger technology, startup strategies for development, workshop sessions, deliveries by top industry leaders as well as Q&A sessions hosted by experts.
There shall be exhibitions and demonstrations during sessions which provide networking opportunities to participants.
The focus of this year’s summit is the acceleration of blockchain adoption as a mainstream phenomenon.
Date: Wed November 17, 2021
Venue: 11 Times Square, New York
Decentralized finance and non-fungible tokens are very popular blockchain applications. This is why NFT conferences are making waves within the industry. Hundreds of fintech projects are staking their future by porting with NFTs due to the massive interest it generates. The NFT.NYC 2021 summit is one that you could join to reap the benefits of this class of tokens that the industry pays attention to.
This event gives attendees networking opportunities prior, during and after the sessions, whether they participate as an individual or a group. It also presents investment windows as technologists, developers and founders share their experience working in the evolving NFT sphere. This event is a conference that requires participants to be there in person.
Date: 8 AM (EST) Tue November 2, 2021 – 8 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) Thu November 4, 2021
Venue: The Edison Ballroom, 240 W 47th St, New York City, NY 10036
Inaugural NFT Awards
This inaugural NFT award has been made possible through the collaboration with NFT platforms and marketplaces such as OpenSea, ClubRare and NFT.Kred. The qualification for the awards will be based on data collected from NFT platforms such as marketplaces. Anyone can also nominate potential awardees in areas such as music, art and fashion. Also NFT-based concerns can be nominated for several award categories.
It is not surprising that hundreds of speakers and resource persons are involved in this NFT conference considering how popular the subject has become. Many industry watchers have concluded that NFT is the next big thing as far as blockchain applications are concerned. Some of the speakers include:
Alex Atallah of OpenSea, Alejandro Navia of NFT Now, Adrien Le Bas of EthBlockArt, Adi Sideman of Props, Alexander Mitrovich of Unique Network, Aplollo E. Green of QGlobe.com and many others.