The Best Blockchain Events To Attend In 2018

POSTED BY   Michele Baker
17th January 2018
The Best Blockchain Events To Attend In 2018 | TDMB Tech

Though 2018 is now drawing to a close, we have not given up on listing the best blockchain events to attend. Check out our Blockchain Events 2019 listings here.

You can also view individual listings within our Events Calendar here.

There are hundreds of blockchain events to attend in 2018 across the world. We have sought high and low to find the very best events, from the very large to the very small, for you to put into your 2018 blockchain events calendar. We’ve broken our list up into UK blockchain events, European blockchain events, and those in the USA, Canada, Asia, Africa, and Australia. As we come across more, we’ll add them to the list, so if you have any suggestions, do please let us know and we’ll get them in there.

To help you navigate this (rather long!) list, please use our easy to navigate links below to get to your geographical region easily:

Best Blockchain Events To Attend in 2018 - UK

Blockchain Events In The UK

London Blockchain Week 2018

19/01/2018 – 26/01/2018

Location: Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, 45 Prescot Street, London, United Kingdom

Cost: £154.80 – £2,098.80

Event Type: Hackathon, Workshops, Conference, Exhibition

What It’s All About:

An entire week of blockchain-focused hackathons, workshops, conferences and exhibitions. An unmissable event for anyone with an interest in blockchain technology. Expect great things.

Applied Blockchain Lab: Blockchain in the Enterprise


Location: Rise London, 41 Luke Street, London EC2A 4DP

Cost: £299

Event Type: Workshop

What It’s All About:

The team of experts at Applied Blockchain have delivered 15+ blockchain solutions to both enterprises and startups across a wide range of sectors and for a wide range of use cases. We have condensed this experience down into a concise set of interactive workshops to facilitate a pragmatic approach to blockchain solution development and adoption. We call this programme of workshops the Applied Blockchain Lab.

In this executive workshop you will be introduced to the fundamental principles of blockchain technology, a selection of real world blockchain solutions (with a deep explanation of how blockchain adds value to each) and interactive exercises where our trainers will help you to identify use cases for blockchain within your business and a proven implementation model.

Blockchain: Rewiring Governance


Location: University of Cambridge, Judge Business School

Cost: TBC

Event Type:  Conference

What It’s All About:

This conference aims to explore the relationship between blockchain and governance, offering a space not only for the consideration of how governmental processes may be altered by blockchain technology, but also how governments may in turn shape this technology.

Finnovate Europe

06/03/18 – 09/03/18

Location: ExCel, London

Cost: £2,195

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

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 programme. All taking place in a larger venue to accommodate increased demand

Crypto Investor Show


Location: QUII Centre, London

Cost: £14.50 – £60.00

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Gain insight into the array of investment opportunities provided by Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology:

  • What is blockchain and why is it disrupting the world as we know it?
  • How to mine, buy and trade digital currencies
  • How to store cryptocurrencies safely
  • The latest blockchain innovations
  • How to navigate the ICO market
  • The role and views of regulators, auditors and legal experts
  • Can the value of altcoins continue to rise in 2018?
  • How to invest safely and avoid potential pitfalls

Technova Blockchain Summit


Location: Millennium Mayfair Hotel, London

Cost: £995 +VAT

Event Type: Summit

What It’s All About:

Distributed Ledgers: Connected Industries

The content will cover a number of the key challenges and use cases including how to develop strategy, verifying provenance, disintermediation and peer-to-peer industries, data sharing, smart contracts and the future of cryptocurrency. With decision makers and senior innovation leaders across multiple sectors, TechNOVA: Blockchain Summit 2018 is the event to attend take your understanding of the technology to the next level and kick-start the development of your future.

Blockchain Implementation: Interoperability, Scalability Latest Developments


Location: Rise London, 41 Luke Street, London EC2A

Cost: £42.27 – £78.74

Event Type: Panel

What It’s All About:

Issues addressed include:

  • Bitcoin Trading: Where are we at and how does that affect blockchain? Will other cryptocurrencies be added in the future?
  • ICOs – is their time over or just beginning?
  • Implementation of blockchain: Real use cases
  • Regulatory issues: How do you maintain anonymity while creating regulations based around transparency?
  • Analyzing overall risk

Blockchain Expo Global 2018

18/04/18 – 19/04/18

Location: Olympia, London

Cost: Free – £1,299

Event Type: Expo

What It’s All About:

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 will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including;  manufacturing, retail, financial services, legal, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.

Co located with IoT Tech Expo and AI Expo which attract in excess of 6,000 attendees – the joint event will host some 12,000 attendees, and makes for a fantastic opportunity to learn about the most disruptive technologies, and their complementary integration.

The Future of Blockchain, 2018 and beyond


Location: Hornimans at Hays basement bar, Hays Galleria, 18-19 Battle Bridge Ln, London

Cost: £15

Event Type: Panel

What It’s All About:

We will be inviting a panel of experts to discuss Blockchain, Ethereum, Initial Coin Offerings and all the topical issues surrounding the subject and debate the future for 2018 and beyond.

Fintech World Forum 2018

30/05/18 – 31/05/18

Location: Kensington Conference Centre, Hornton St, Kensington, London W8 7NX

Cost: £495 – £1,350

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

A series of exciting and educational talks covering all aspects of the FinTech world. Excellent networking opportunities.

London Blockchain Summit 2018

27/06/2018 – 28/06/2018

Location: Olympia, London

Cost: FREE – £500

Event Type: Summit

What It’s All About:

Join the debate – Participate in over 36 hours of quality content delivered by 120+ experts. Deep dive into key topics and share experiences with our Leaders at interactive, topic driven round tables. Real experience through 45+ case studies offering a “how-to” approach. Network with 2,500+ technology leaders from inter-relevant verticals. Meet with key industry players demonstrating their leading products and services in our interactive exhibition London 2018

27/09/2018 – 28/09/2018

Location: CCT Venues Plus-South Quay, Canary Wharf, Thames Quay, 193 Marsh Wall, London

Cost: £190

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

DevChain London 2018, the conference for Blockchain Developers.

It’s all about Blockchain and Smart Contracts right now! DevChain Conference will explore these trends though Talks and Workshops for Blockchain Developers. DevChain is a conference for Developers only, a conference all about How to do Blockchain Development.

Lendit Europe 2018

19/11/2018 – 20/11/2018

Location: Business Design Centre, London

Cost: TBC

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

LendIt attracts thousand of fintech decision makers from the most influential companies. Sponsoring the event is your best chance to do business with the people shaping the fintech industry.

Hard Fork Decentralised

12/12/18 – 14/12/18

Location: London (various locations)

Cost: £199+

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Hard Fork Decentralized works with the crypto and blockchain community to take over London, transforming the city into an interactive hub. See inside leading blockchain, crypto, and finance companies. Network at memorable meetups and workshops city-wide. With more than 50 intimate decentralized tracks inside companies across the city – keynotes, hands-on workshops, and many purposeful networking sessions – Hard Fork Decentralized is aiming to bring the next 100 million users to the blockchain.


Best Blockchain Events To Attend in 2018 - USA & Canada

Blockchain Events In The USA and Canada

World Crypto Economic Forum

15/01/2018 – 16/01/2018

Location: South San Francisco Conference Center

Cost: $299 – $1,499

Event Type: Forum/Conference

What It’s All About:

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, ICOs, law, business, and much more.

North American Bitcoin Conference

18/01/2018 – 19/01/2018

Location: Miami

Cost: Ticket sales ended

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

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. 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.

Crypto Funding Summit

24/01/2018 – 25/01/2018

Location: Los Angeles Convention Center

Cost: $7.57 – $739

Event Type: Summit

What It’s All About:

Crypto Funding Summit is a two-day event being curated by crypto enthusiasts, with an audience of about 500 people in the Los Angeles Convention Center. The main goal is to connect crypto investors with most promising blockchain entrepreneurs. Crypto hedge funds, crypto investors, ICO projects, blockchain enthusiasts from all over the world will get connected at the Crypto Funding Summit.

Blockchain Protocol Analysis and Security Engineering 2018

24/01/18 – 26/01/18

Location: Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University

Cost: Registration is at capacity, but you can join the waitlist here and you will be notified if a space opens up

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

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. The talks and papers from the previous event in this conference series are available here.

NEO Devcon

30/01/2018 – 31/01/2018

Location: InterContinental San Francisco, 888 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Cost: $750

Event Type: Developers’ Conference

What It’s All About:

Neo Smart Economy is excited to announce the first NEO Developers Conference which will take place on January 30-31, in San Francisco.

With multiple sessions and workshops NEO DevCon is bringing the NEO community together for a 2-day conference full of innovative ideas and projects, featuring many top speakers from the Blockchain space.

Come and join us to learn about the existing and upcoming NEO based projects, meet leading developers from different parts of the world and become a member of the global NEO community.

Blockchain For Clinical Trials


Location: Orlando Science Center, FL

Cost: $199 – $749

Event Type: Forum

What It’s All About:

The IEEE-Standard Associations’ Blockchain for Clinical Trials forum is the launch of an industry collaborative bringing together critical stakeholders – pharma, health (ie. sponsor of clinical trials), regulatory, patient advocacy groups, and academia – to collaborate on the use cases for blockchain and the challenges that need to be resolved to achieve consensus for industry-wide adoption.

The Forum is not a venue where the experts talk to you. It is a Forum where experts share their experience with the technology and the participants share their perceived challenges and how they can get involved in driving adoption of the technology.

2018 Blockchain, IoT & Machine Learning In Oil & Gas, Canada

13/02/18 – 15/02/18

Location: Hotel Arts, Calgary, Canada

Cost: $495 – $1,295

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

At the 3rd Annual Blockchain, IoT & Machine Learning in Oil & Gas Canada Conference, upstream, midstream and downstream companies will come together to exchange insight on new strategic and technological advances.

The Blockchain Event

15/02/2018 – 16/02/2018

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Cost: $199 – $696

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

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.

Industry experts and founders of cutting-edge global startups will discuss everything from fever to CBOE attention and potential regulation and security concerns.

Finally, we will focus on what the future holds for blockchain and electronic currency in general.

Exploring the Future of FinTech, ICOs, Blockchain, Sharing Economy, Future Work & Disruptive Culture

15/02/18 – 18/02/18

Location: Silicon Valley

Cost: $250 – $15,000

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Over 20,000 of the most passionate leaders spearheading decentralising technologies and ideas have attended previous events, and we can look forward to a similarly stellar lineup for 2018’s DAVOS event. A great opportunity for investors and those seeking investment to network and explore ideas surrounding these world-changing industries.

The Bitcoin, Ethereum & Blockchain Super Conference

16/02/2018 – 18/02/2018

Location: Dallas, Texas

Cost: $647 – $797

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

You Can Read All You Want Online, or Watch YouTube Videos Till You’re Bleary-Eyed…

However, nothing compares to meeting the best and brightest developers, founders, insiders, and crypto enthusiasts in PERSON.

That’s why we’re putting on The Bitcoin, Ethereum & Blockchain Superconference in Dallas, Texas.

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.

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Conference

22/02/18 – 24/02/18

Location: Addison, TX

Cost: $106.49 – $1,253.89

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Con 2018 (BCC-2018) will be the first international conference in Texas devoted to blockchain and decentralized technologies. It will be an opportunity for all involved in the arena, whether they are building Dapps and crypto-assets on blockchains, implementing DAOs, mining and trading cryptocurrencies, developing blockchain-based tokens and protocols, operating in the ICO spectrum, or involved on the regulatory side of things to come together to explore and exchange ideas around a technology that’s set to completely reshape how we interact and conduct business in the coming years.

DC Blockchain Summit

06/03/2018 – 08/03/2018

Location: Washington DC

Cost: $1,048.92 – $1,563.92

Event Type: Summit

What It’s All About:

Chamber of Digital Commerce and Georgetown University’s Center for Financial Markets and Policy to 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.

Global Blockchain Conference

02/04/18 – 04/04/18

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Cost: $299 – $3,000

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

The Global Blockchain Conference covers all industry verticals(Finance, Retail/E-Commerce/M-Commerce, Healthcare/Pharma/BioTech, Energy, Education, Insurance, Manufacturing, Telco, Auto, Hi-Tech, Media, Agriculture, Chemical, Government, Transportation etc.. ). It will be the largest vendor agnostic conference in Blockchain space. The Conference allows practitioners to discuss Blockchain through effective use of various techniques.

CryptoBlockCon – Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Conference


Location: Los Angeles

Cost: $735.80 – $946.95

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Hear from top speakers and experts on blockchain technologies and crypto assets. Network with the top investors, advisors, founders, and thought leaders. Learn actionable insights and how to leverage blockchain technology in your business. Meet startups using blockchain to innovate and disrupt some of the largest industries

Cryptopalooza – Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Summit


Location: Secret venue in San Francisco

Cost: $0 – $528.87

Event Type: Summit

What It’s All About:

Cryptopalooza is one of the largest gatherings of people interested in the blockchain and crypto space. We are limiting this event to 1,000 people. We come together to meet fantastic companies, converse with fellow attendees, learn from remarkable visionaries, and forge connections between one another that will define the future.

BlockDev Conference 2018


Location: Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf, 555 North Point St, San Francisco, 94133

Cost: $150 – $1,045

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

The BlockDev Conference (#BLOCKDEV 2018) is the largest convergence of blockchain and distributed ledger developers and engineers seeking exposure to the newest technologies for building decentralized apps in FinTech, Healthcare, Consumer, Government and Enterprise software industries.

Global Blockchain Summit

19/04/2018 – 20/04/2018

Location: Denver, Colorado

Cost: $499 – $799

Event Type: Summit

What It’s All About:

Hear from internationally renowned blockchain experts, though state-of-the-art presentations and in-depth panels and discussions. Learn about advanced blockchain concepts and industry applications.

Run For The Unicorns Crypto Conference

30/04/18 – 05/05/18

Location: Hyatt Regency, Louisville, Kentucky

Cost: $50 – $50,000 

TDMB readers get 10% off all tickets: use code UNI10 at checkout to take advantage of this exclusive offer

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Run With The Unicorns Conference May 2-3 is assembling the top innovators in fintech, ICOs, and blockchain technology in Louisville KY during Derby Week, one of the top world class festivals of the year. Featuring the hottest startups to the Fortune 500 companies showcasing the best digital experiences in all aspects of life and work: from entertainment and brand engagement, to enterprise and industrial, urban and architecture, education and training, government, and commerce.

We’ll have activities planned from April 30 – May 6th so you can enjoy the Kentucky Derby and get networked with all the attendees and the influencers that come to the Derby.

The RUN 2018 Program includes mind-blowing keynotes by industry luminaries, classes and tutorials, products and startup demos, industry use cases, The ICO Competition, Art Gala and reception, talks by 100 industry leaders covering business, technology and design, and exhibits. Do not miss the opportunity to position your company in this world-changing industry, and create awareness among Fortune 500 companies, potential buyers, partners, investors, and the media.

The Kentucky Derby and the Derby Festival is the back drop for Run With the Unicorns, a Blockchain and Fin Tech Conference. It is the oldest and one of the most prestigious events in the world. Over 1.5B people bet on the KY Derby last year. Louisville Kentucky attracts many of the wealthiest people from all over the world Derby Week to celebrate the Kentucky Derby on The First Saturday in May.

RUN for the Unicorns is the place where baby Unicorns can network and tell their story to investors. RUN 2018 is designed to provide many networking opportunities so you really get to know each other, to form the bond it requires to truly help each other. We are adding top speakers, new Unicorns and investors daily.


State Of Digital Money


Location: Cross Campus, 800 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Cost: $128.74 – $376.85

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Back for a 3rd year, The State of Digital Money 2018, hosted by Cureativ, is Los Angeles’ premier professional event and conference focused on the conversation of the evolving trends and emerging technologies disrupting the global financial system and worldwide transactions.

This established event will address the trends shaping the digital money landscape in 2018. As Fintech adoption builds momentum, considerable shifts are being witnessed across the entire financial services landscape.

In addition to showcasing some of the most pioneering Fintech success stories, The State of Digital Money will explore future Fintech design, start-up opportunities, innovation and entrepreneurship.

BCI Summit

11/06/18 – 12/06/18

Location: The Metropolitan, 123 West 18th St. New York, NY 10011

Cost: $949 – $1,549

Event Type: Summit

What It’s All About:

We are educating institutional and individual investors on bitcoin and cryptocurrency investment opportunities. We help investors understand blockchain technology, various cryptocurrencies besides bitcoin, the risks associated with investing in cryptocurrencies, as well as insight on cryptocurrency regulation.

Speakers include Vinny Lingham, Arianna Simpson, and an executive from Ripple Labs.


Issues & Opportunities With Blockchain


Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6

Cost: CA$508.50 – CA$898.35

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:


Crypto Conventions 2K18- Victoria

07/09/2018 – 09/09/2018

Location: Victoria, BC, Canada

Cost: $99 – $399

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

With three days of speakers, panels, fireside talks, vendors, private lounge, Tesla giveaway, hard cryptocurrency exhibit, late night live trading market and so much more. This is an event you don’t want to miss.

The Future of Blockchain Conference

10/10/18 – 13/10/18

Location: Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Convention Center, Texas, USA

Cost: TBC

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

We are happy to announce our 2018 blockchain education initiative.

Use promo code: Dragonchain20 to receive a 20% discount on all ticket types, excluding the Corda class.

Blockchain Expo North America

28/11/2018 – 29/11/2018

Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, Silicon Valley

Cost: Free – $1,500

Event Type: Expo

What It’s All About:

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.

Adventure Capital Vegas

06/12/18 – 09/12/18

Location: Palazzo Resort, Las Vegas, NV

Cost: Visit website for more info

Event Type: Summit/Symposium

What It’s All About:

Adventure Capital, Ltd. is launching an entirely new type of conference in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry: The Entertainment Symposium.

This fall’s event is taking place at the Palazzo Casino Resort Vegas and will combine luxury, entertainment, fun and excitement in an atmosphere intermixed with intimations of an industry symposium.  The event will be the first of several planned annual events we intend to host around the world in places like Macau, Monte Carlo, Singapore, St. Bart’s island and other exclusive worldwide venues.

This exclusive four-day entertainment symposium will bring together 200 exclusively selected market makers, enterprise tech leaders, investors and other influential people in the blockchain industry for one of the market’s most select events of the year.  

Attendees will be staying in one of the luxury suites at the Palazzo, Las Vegas casino resort—consistently rated as one of the world’s top hotel resort, entertainment and convention venues. Best of all, this exclusive event will be filled with fun and exciting activities: poker tournament, Lamborghini and Ferrari racing, helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon, exclusive golf outing, luxury spa day and VIP table services at one of Vegas’ top nightclubs. The itinerary will also include an Event Gala with industry Keynotes and Vegas style entertainment and celebrity host, as well as a world class dining experience, reception cocktail parties and depart brunch and wrap-up.

Blended among these entertainment activities will be thought-provoking Keynote addresses and insightful talks from leading industry experts, as well as several symposium roundtable and breakout discussions—all designed to inspire informal talks and discussions of industry trends, markets and opportunities among the attendees while they enjoy the event.  The entertainment activities combined within industry venues will enable people to spend more time together than a brief conversation and interchange of contact and follow up information.

Overall, Adventure Capital Vegas was specially designed to provide a venue and setting that promotes relationship building and business networking among industry peers. Deals are most often made through solid networks of business relationships (we anticipate numerous strategic partnerships and business transactions to be made during and after the event!); and so, our overall goal is to help people in the blockchain and cryptocurrency craft deep relationships to maximize their potential, while also ensuring every attendee has a great deal of fun and excitement doing it!

New Years Eve 2019 – The Genesis Block: Bitcoin’s 10 Year Anniversary

31/12/18 – 01/01/19

Location: Mykonos Blue Rooftop, 127 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001

Cost: $108.18 – $1,065.84

Event Type: Party!

What It’s All About:

Satoshi Nakamoto began mining the Genesis Block on January 3rd, 2009. Ten years later, Bitcoin has become the first proven application on the blockchain. Institutions worldwide are recognizing Bitcoin as a new asset class and blockchain to be the future of technology.

The Genesis Block is the first block of any blockchain technology and hardcoded into the software for anyone utilizing its network. Also, the Genesis Block is referred to as block 0 or block 1.

This New Year’s Eve, come join us in celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Bitcoin’s Genesis Block, while having the opportunity to network with blockchain pioneers and other crypto enthusiasts. The celebration will be in a festive atmosphere as we wave goodbye to 2018’s bear market and say hello to 2019’s big possibilities as adoption increases!


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Best Blockchain Events To Attend in 2018 - Europe

Blockchain Events In Europe

Crypto Finance Conference

17/01/2018 – 19/01/2018

Location: St Moritz, Switzerland

Cost: Sold out

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

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.

World Blockchain Summit


Location: Moscow

Cost: ₽ 29 000 – Ƀ1

Event Type: Summit

What It’s All About:

#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.

More than 400 world-class professionals and 30 international organisations responsible for the blockchain regulation in Europe, the North America, the Near East, Africa and Asia are joining us at #WBCSummit, including the most influential speakers of all time. The purpose of #WBCSummit is to shape the global digital agenda and driving positive changes in the sphere of Blockchain and cryptocurrency.

The summit will become a center of the experts power for creation of favorable legal and investment conditions in the field of the use of blockchain technologies. The business program is set in five sections – ICO, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Cryptotrading and Regulation.

#WBCSummit is a new platform for regular meetings of IDACB board members. It will be held 3 – 4 times a year. The meetings will cover the legal and technical aspects of ICO, blockchain and cryptotrading

Paris Fintech Forum

30/01/2018 – 31/01/2018

Location: Palais Brongniart, Paris

Cost: €720.00 – €1,080.00

Event Type: Forum

What It’s All About:

Paris Fintech Forum 2018 aims to gather 2,000+ attendees over 2 days to listen to 200+ CEO’s and c-levels from banks, insurance, telco, regulators and of course Fintechs from all continents.

Over 150 Fintechs CEOs from all over the world will be in both panels & interviews and on our stage dedicated to pitches & showcases. Most of those Fintech will also be present in our exhibition hall in one of our 100+ Fintech pods.

During these two days we’ll address all key issues at the heart of the news of digital finance in general and Fintech in particular. To host this international event we have booked a mythical place in our industry: the former French stock market exchange in the heart of Paris, fully privatized for this great occasion.


05/02/18 – 06/02/18

Location: Amsterdam

Cost: 70€ – 1395€

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

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.

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Gibraltar

Location: Gibraltar

Cost: 100 GIP – 450 GIP

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Gibraltar 2018 will focus on new regulations, digital identity and current state of cryptocurrencies and ICOs.

Conference will gather:

  • top-notch experts of the industry
  • well-known speakers
  • developers and entrepreneurs
  • investors
  • business angels
  • lawyers
  • representatives of payment systems

Blockchain Conference St Petersburg


Location: Park Inn Radisson Pulkovskaya, pl. Victory, 1, St Petersburg, Russia

Cost: 12,000 – 30,000 RUB

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

The conference will bring together the brightest industry representatives, well-known experts and gurus of cryptocurrency market and foreign experts, who share their vision of cryptocurrency’s development in Russia and the world. Similar conferences from the same organisers take place across the world throughout 2018. Find out about these here.

International Blockchain Summit


Location: Moscow

Cost: 9,500 RUB – 30,000 RUB

Event Type: Summit

What It’s All About:

International Blockchain Summit Moscow is an international event in which 30 world experts from the sphere of crypto-currency and Blockchain technology will meet to exchange experience in developing interesting solutions using Blockchain technology.

Blockchain Summit Zurich

07/03/08 – 08/03/18

Location: Zurich

Cost: CHF 375 – CHF 800

Event Type: Summit

What It’s All About:

Over two days our speakers who are subject experts will examine and analyse the impact on various industries, the challenges and opportunities that Blockchain presents. Presentations from thought leaders, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies will focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging Blockchain space.

D10e Decentralisation Conference

24/03/18 – 27/03/18

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania

Cost: €250 – €449

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

20,000+ of the most passionate leaders spearheading decentralizing technologies and ideas have attended our events (live and via Facebook streaming). Meet inspiring people from all over the world ready to invest and create a better world for tomorrow. Network with savvy investors, executives and entrepreneurs pushing the envelope of human creativity and collaboration.

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference, Germany


Location: Berlin

Cost: €100 – €300

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

The first large-scale conference in Berlin organized by Smile-Expo, dedicated to cryptocurrencies, blockchain and ICO.

Key topics:

  • how to implement blockchain into business processes;
  • cryptocurrencies: analytics and forecasts;
  • legislation: experience and prospects;
  • ICO for startups and investors.

Participants: developers, entrepreneurs, investors, financial experts, blockchain enthusiasts, lawyers, startups founders.

Blockchain Summit Frankfurt


Location: Kap Europa Convention Center, Osloer Str, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Cost: €0 – €480

Event Type: Summit

What It’s All About:

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.

Blockchain Summit Frankfurt is built around an unparalleled programme of visionary speakers and case studies.

A unique agenda has been specifically created to maximise the busy schedule of the senior executive.

In only one day out of the office, hear from visionary keynotes, relevant case studies, and get to grips with the subjects that matter most to your business with our “how-to” industry-specific Labs. With over 60 leading speakers, come and discover exactly how industry visionaries are breaking new ground within Blockchain.

Course Blockchain, Legal and ICO’s


Location: A Lab, Overhoeksplein 2, 1013 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cost: €296.45

Event Type: Course/Workshop

What It’s All About:

At the end of this 4 hours course / workshop you won’t need ‘scam alerts’ anymore. You will be able to distinguish a truly sensible Initial Coin Offering from a scam yourself.

This course is a starting point for blockchain students with an intermediaite level to filter opportunities and study more on the legal aspects and the regulatory arena where public blockchains happen to be in.

For beginners with blockchain this course is a pretty tough workshop where some of your questions will be parked to study later, however the 4 hours will offer you a kick-start to become knowledgeable on the technology and the vulnerabilities it has from a human perspective: it is not the technology being fraudulent, it is the people that used the technology for good and bad purposes.

Any type of entry level will be satisfied with further reading and study afterwards.

The Banking Scene 2018


Location: Hotel de la Poste T & T, 86C Avenue du Port, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Cost: €0 – €752.56

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Reconnect with +300 banking and fintech professionals at Belgium’s foremost retail banking conference. Open banking, financial technology, digitalization and customer-centric services are just a few of the agenda topics.

This year’s event will be larger. More renowned speakers, workshops, exhibitors…more content to help you tackle challenges and support the future of banking.

Key topics of the day:

Open Banking – Beyond Payments: PSD2 is designed to modernise the financial industry. Banks are implementing the directive right now, but what will PSD2 truly mean in the long term?

Regtech in Banking: The technology to ease the regulatory and compliance pressure

Blockchain Use Cases: Blockchain is quickly evolving from hype to reality. Blockchain-based transactions are built on trust and collaboration between stakeholders, whether it’s in trade finance, payments or in clearing & settlement processes.

Block Forum

14/06/18 – 17/06/18

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania

Cost: €249 – €3,999

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Block Forum is the most exclusive two-day conference in Northern Europe devoted to cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology and its implementation in various industries.

The forum will connect the brightest minds of the industry – from blockchain and crypto experts to businesses, investors, regulators and other industry players.

Block Forum will include 30+ speakers, 4 social events, 20 startups pitching and 350 participants only.

The country of Lithuania is third in the world in terms of gathered ICOs.

Blockchain Expo Europe

27/06/2018 – 28/06/2018

Location: RAI, Amsterdam

Cost: Free – €1449

Event Type: Expo

What It’s All About:

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.

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 will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including;  manufacturing, retail, financial services, legal, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.

Malta Blockchain Summit

01/11/18 – 02/11/18

Location: St Julians, Malta

Cost: TBC

Event Type: Summit

What It’s All About:

A melting pot for global influencers in technology, civil society, democracy promotion and innovation. Expect riveting discussion about the world-changing potential applications of the Blockchain across multiple verticals, including, but not limited to Health, Entertainment, Government, Banking, Payments and Fintech, and more.

Decentralized 2018

14/11/18 -16/11/18

Location: Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens, Greece


Phone: 357 22 841 528

What It’s All About:

The largest and most in-depth event of its kind in Europe focused on the business and political implications of Blockchain technology. Decentralized 2018 will feature 1200+ attendees and 70+ world-renowned industry leaders and academics from the Blockchain and crypto sector.

Last year’s Decentralized event was considered a huge success; we had 520+ people for 48 different countries attend to hear 60 world renowned speakers from the Blockchain and Crypto industry delivering eye-opening, mind-expanding talks in their individual areas of expertise. Please check out last year’s event here.

European Blockchain Convention


Location: Barcelona

Cost: €240 – €475

Event Type: Convention

What It’s All About:

#EBlockchainConvention is a must-attend conference for industry leaders, regulators, politicians, investors, developers, CTOs, lawyers and entrepreneurs in the Blockchain and the Digital Economy sphere.

Considered as one of the greatest and most spectacular specialized conferences on a 100% European level.

Our mission is to provide important and inspiring content in collaboration with the brightest experts from the global Blockchain scene, while also facilitating an exclusive networking environment so that all participants meet to form business relationships and seek potential partners for ventures.

Unique opportunity to build a strong foundation of Blockchain for your business.



Best Blockchain Events To Attend in 2018 - Asia

Blockchain Events In Asia

The Future Of Finance Vietnam


Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Cost: Registration now closed. Email for further info.

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

The programme is designed for senior executives from:

  • Retail/consumer banking
  • Technology, operations, data and analytics
  • Cards and payments
  • Digital banking and omni-channels
  • Providers of alternative financial services
  • Insurance and supply chain financing companies
  • Peer-to peer (P2P) platforms, start-ups, blockchain companies, alternative providers of remittance, exchange, wealth management, loan and credit services

Unlock Blockchain

14/01/18 – 15/01/18

Location: Gate Village, DIFC, off Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

Cost: Registration now closed

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Panels and talks with leading minds from Dubai and beyond, discussing the use of blockchain across industry and culture across the Middle East and the globe.

Thai Blockchain Conference


Location: Phuket, Thailand

Cost: $499

Event Type:  Conference

What It’s All About:

For the first time ever, a conference will be held at an exotic beach, surrounded by palm trees and the sea on Phuket island in Thailand.

There will be 50+ industry experts and over 1000 industry representatives gathered together to shape the future of cryptocurrency, blockchain and fintech.

Some topics that will be covered will include:

  • The future of cryptocurrency
  • Scaling blockchain technology
  • Life after SegWit
  • ICOs: To be or not to be
  • Investments
  • Recent trends
  • and more…

Like all CoinsBank events, the Thai Blockchain Conference will be a pivotal point in our industry’s history. That’s why CoinsBank chose Paradise Beach, one of the most beautiful private beach, island destinations in the world. With exquisite cuisine, a unique tropical setting and top notch entertainment, the Thai Blockchain Conference will be the most entertaining and educational event in the cryptocurrency, blockchain and fintech industry in Asia in 2018!

Blockchain Cruise Asia

15/01/18 – 19/01/18

Location: Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand

Cost: Sold out

Event Type:  Conference… on a cruise ship!

What It’s All About:

Topics that will be covered at Blockchain Cruise Asia

  • Blockchain technology trends and opportunities for the real estate, logistics and government sectors
  • Distributed ledgers for issuance, execution and settlement
  • What does the future of Ethereum hold?
  • Investing and trading
  • ICO’s: experience, legends and opinions
  • Altcoins: not all will survive

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Philippines


Location: Manila, Philippines

Cost: 4,500 PHP – 15,000 PHP

Event Type:  Conference

What It’s All About:

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Philippines will bring together specialists in the cryptocurrency market and blockchain technologies from the Philippines and other countries. Held in the state capital Manila, the conference will allow participants to share their experience in integrating the blockchain into the government control sector, banking system, trading, media, healthcare and other areas. Participants will discuss all aspects of developing innovative IT products: from the idea to launch.

Blockchain Middle East Forum

05/02/2018 – 06/02/2018

Location: Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Cost: US $1,599 + 5% VAT – US $2,899 + 5% VAT

Event Type:  Conference

What It’s All About:

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.

Blockchain Delhi


Location: Le Meridien New Delhi, Windsor Place New Delhi India

Cost: Rs 8,000 Plus GST (Indian citizens) USD 135 + 18% GST (International delegates)

Event Type:  Conference

What It’s All About:

India is gearing up to implement Blockchain solutions in a number of business sectors including banking, finance, retail, insurance, healthcare and governance. The banking sector has already started implementing and experimenting on Blockchain solutions. India’s corporate leaders have studied this technology and now are ready to embrace Blockchain into their mainstream business. Blockchain technology can provide solutions on payments, recordkeeping, data security, landownership records, e-governance and much more.  

However, due diligence on cross border payments & the growth of cryptocurrencies against the fiat currency remains to be a key topic of concern among the government and financial sector.  This Blackarrow’s BlockDelhi Blockchain conference aims to address these immediate issues and also showcase the implementation of Blockchain technology in India.

D1OE South Korea

03/03/2018 – 06/03/2018

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Cost: $250 US – $395 US

Event Type:  Conference

What It’s All About:

20,000+ of the most passionate leaders spearheading decentralizing technologies and ideas attend our events (live and via Facebook streaming). Over $750M was raised through ICOs by our past presenters. Meet inspiring people from all over the world ready to invest and create a better world for tomorrow. Network with savvy investors, executives and entrepreneurs pushing the envelope of human creativity and collaboration.

Fintech Week Tel Aviv

05/03/2018 – 07/03/2018

Location: Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Building, Israel

Cost: US$249 – US$599

Event Type:  Week-long conference

What It’s All About:

Our first conference is all about Bitcoin, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). We’ll be exploring the evolution of Blockchain from Crypto to ICOs and will hear from top innovators and influencers in the space.

FINTECH DISRUPTORS: Our second conference focuses on all things Fintech. Will be a focus on Insurtech and Wealthtech and will look at the key challenges and ermerging trends. Hear from key players from across the fintech ecosystem.

FINTECH SECURITY: Our third conference is all about the intersection of cyber security and financial services. We’ll talk to key players and thought leaders on all sides and look at how safe your identity, money and data really is.

4th Annual Blockchain Finance & Fintech China

15/03/2018 – 16/03/2018

Location: Shanghai, China

Cost: Visit website

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Keynote speeches, panels, and discussions, not to mention many networking opportunities in the heart of Shanghai.

World Blockchain Forum

March – date TBC

Location: Dubai, UAE

Cost: TBC

Event Type: Forum/Conference  

What It’s All About:

We meticulously scout out the best of the best, choosing fantastic speakers to teach you about the strategies, technologies, and innovations they’ve developed and mastered.

We’ll be focusing on investing in blockchain, its surrounding technologies, ICO’s and how they’re transforming the industry, ICO’s to watch, and more (phew!).

Futurama Blockchain Innovators Summit

3-6 May, 2018

Location: Dubai, UAE

Cost: Single $4,995.00/Double $8,995.00

Event Type: Summit

What’s it all about?

Futurama is an exclusive, three-day immersive experience. Come network with leading crypto-thinkers, and entrepreneurs in the consensus distributed and blockchain technologies.

Breathtaking AI Projects – more far-reaching than science fiction might suggest.
Meetings in VR – get-togethers in virtual offices around the globe without the traveling hassle.
Next Generation Blockchain – from air taxis to XXX, you’ll be amazed.
Wild networking – grab a falcon and jump on a balloon for a sunrise flight with Brock Pierce and John Mcafee.

We’ll make the Coachella look outdated.

The price includes: Hotel room at 5-star luxury Meydan Hotel Dubai, access and transfer to all Conference events, transfer to and from DXB Airport, drinks and meals at event locations.


Korean Blockchain Week

16/07/2018 – 20/07/2018

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Cost: Visit website for more information

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Korea Blockchain Week, presented by FactBlock, Beyond Blocks and Hashed, is Asia’s most prominent blockchain conference, happening for the first time in Seoul, South Korea.

Global leading blockchain enthusiasts will join us on 16-20 July 2018 to explore blockchain, the future of technology in the digital computing world, and its biggest potential to influence the world.

Join thousands of like-minded people for valuable meetups, parties and the flagship event: Beyond Blocks Summit Seoul.


Beyond Blocks Summit Seoul 2018

17.07.18 – 18.07.18

Location: The Shilla Seoul, Hotel & Resort

Event Type: Conference

What’s it all about?

Beyond Blocks is excited to host the next major blockchain conference in Seoul, South Korea. After the success of the summit series in Bangkok and Tokyo, Asia’s largest blockchain event is headed to Seoul, one of the biggest hubs for blockchain and cryptocurrency in Asia.

Beyond Blocks is partnered with FactBlock for Korea Blockchain Week, which will run for five full days on 16-20 July, 2018.

Why you need to be at Summit Seoul:

– Full five-day access to the conference + Korea Blockchain Week

– World-class speakers and industry leaders in Blockchain

– Meetups, parties, workshops and amazing networking opportunities

– An unmatched “All-in” experience


6th International Conference on Big Data, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

06/08/18 – 07/08/18

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Yas Plaza, P.O.Box 93 725, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Cost: $299

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Theme: Novel Technologies : Learning, Modelling and Interface with Data

Beyond Blocks Summit Bangkok 2018

26/11/18 – 27/11/18

Location: The InterContinental Bangkok, Bangkok

Cost: TBC

Event Type: Summit

What It’s All About:

Beyond Blocks will be hosting their next major blockchain conference in the heart of Bangkok, at the InterContinental hotel. After a record-breaking event in Seoul, the momentum continues it’s way to Bangkok where the world will witness exactly why Southeast Asia is the region on the rise for blockchain innovation.

Why you need to be at Summit Bangkok:

– Full two-day access to the conference and exhibitions

– World-class speakers and industry leaders

– Meetups, workshops and amazing networking opportunities

– Because Bangkok is one of the liveliest cities in Southeast Asia!

Australasia & Africa

APAC Blockchain 2018

13/03/2018 – 15/03/2018

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre | Australia

Cost: $995AUS – $3,595AUS

Event Type:  Conference

What It’s All About:

The inaugural APAC Blockchain conference, developed in partnership with the Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association, welcomed over 150 leaders at the forefront of blockchain adoption in March 2017.

The 2nd annual event is set to take place from 13-15 March 2018, and will focus on identifying the opportunities and overcoming the challenges to make this revolutionary technology a reality.

The event will look beyond the hype by bringing together captains of industry that are driving the change, world leading projects, innovative start-ups and regulators all into one place to share their knowledge and experiences.

World Blockchain Summit Nairobi

22/03/2018 – 23/03/2018

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Cost: Roughly £5

Event Type:  Summit

What It’s All About:

In Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, World Blockchain Summit is set to take center stage and aims to connect global blockchain gurus, technology innovators, investors, and startups.

Blockchain Africa Conference

08/03/2018 – 09/03/2018

Location: Microsoft South Africa, Bryanston, Johannesburg

Cost: R1,750 – R4,500

Event Type:  Conference

What It’s All About:

Bitcoin Events is proud to announce that the fourth annual Blockchain Africa Conference will be held on the 8 & 9 March 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference 2018 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…


Phew! We’ve worked hard to seek out the very best blockchain events to attend in 2018, but if you know of others we should add, please drop Michele a line at with information, and she’ll be happy to get it in there!

Oh, and if you attend any of these events, or have done so in previous years, we’d love to know your thoughts. Drop a comment below or hit us up on Twitter.


The Best Blockchain Events To Attend In 2018

Michele Baker

Michele Baker is the Senior Content Strategist at TDMB. She began her journey into tech marketing via a Masters in Creative Writing, evolving from a prize-winning poet and short story writer to a futuristic content guru. Michele now writes endlessly about all aspects of technology, hosts the TDMB Presents… tech podcast, and speaks at numerous tech and marketing events.

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