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3,000 Participants

Including blockchain investors, entrepreneurs, professionals, and developers.

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75 Exhibitors

Explore and connect with crypto startups & blockchain enterprise vendors at the 2-day expo.

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200 Speakers

Hear from experts in the Blockchain space. Tell us what topics you want discussed via online crowd voting!

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25 Startups

Network with and view demos from 50+ blockchain startups, and vote on who gets to pitch on the main stage.

Contribute to the Blockchain Anthology.+

All participants can contribute their stories and expertise to the annual Blockchain Anthology, a book covering all the new advancements in Blockchain in 2018.

2018 Theme: The Decentralized Cloud

At BlockWorld, we believe that cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and decentralized apps are just the beginning of a larger move towards a decentralized cloud. Instead of one company or one cloud managing / owning your data, identity, or app, blockchain makes it possible for decentralized data, decentralized ownership, decentralized identity, decentralized infrastructure and software. This is a paradigm shift away from the monolithic cloud towards the decentralized cloud. In the same way that the internet and internet protocols decentralized information, blockchain will decentralize the cloud itself.

Discover Financial Innovation

Blockchain represents one of the most disruptive technologies to the finance industry. From distributed ledgers and cryptocurrency to an identity security and a decentralized cloud of financial activity, both Fortune 500’s and startups are finding innovative ways to apply blockchain technology to the financial sector. Come learn about the future of the financial industry.

Enterprise Identity & Security

Learn about how blockchain will change the enterprise implementation of identity & security. Blockchain represents a new cryptographically secure decentralized database of identity information, and innovative companies are finding new ways to deploy enterprise identity & security on a large scale.

Imagining Internet 2.0

Blockchain is not just changing the concept of money and finance, it is changing the way we think about the cloud itself. Imagine a single decentralized cloud of software, data, identities, activities. This would result in a new ecosystem and platform for all future decentralized apps.

Ethereum & Smart Contracts Innovation

A great deal of blockchain innovation is based on ethereum and smart contract innovation. How do you develop on ethereum and what are the applications of smart contract development?

BlockWorld 2018 Tracks

Thursday Morning

Main Stage
The Future of Money
The Internet 2.0 & The Future of the Web

Workshop Stage 1
OPEN TALKS

Workshop Stage 2
Disrupting the Finance Industry

Workshop Stage 3
Blockchain for Business

Workshop Stage 4
Security & Identity

Expo Stage
OPEN TALKS

Friday Morning

Main Stage
Blockchain Journal Q&A
Blockchain Awards

Workshop Stage 1
OPEN TALKS

Workshop Stage 2
Innovations in Crowd-Funding

Workshop Stage 3
Ethereum & Smart Contracts Innovation

Workshop Stage 4
Blockchain, Governance, Compliance

Expo Stage
OPEN TALKS

Friday Afternoon

Main Stage
Blockchain Startup Competition
Hackathon Final Pitches
Blockchain Launches

Workshop Stage 1
OPEN TALKS

Workshop Stage 2
Investing in Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

Workshop Stage 3
Ethereum & Smart Contracts Innovation

Workshop Stage 4
Blockchain, Governance, Compliance

Expo Stage
OPEN TALKS

Past Blockchain Speakers

Amy Yin

Software Engineer

Coinbase

Anthony Chow

Network Engineer

Cephas Security Solutions

Dan Gailey

CEO/Founder

Synapse AI

Mohammad Azam

Lead Instructor

Digital Crafts

Stephen King

Founder, CEO

REX

Richard Artoul

Software Engineer

Self

James Barry

CTO and Co-Founder

Dcntral

Olga Buchonina

Founder

ActionSpot

Toni Lane Casserly

Founder

CULTU.RE

Emmie Chang

Founder

Superbloom.Network

Peter Dickten

CTO

dcs-fuerth, Germany

Shawn Douglass

CEO and Co-founder

Amberdata

Ali Finkelstein

Developer Evangelist

Stellar

Raymond Fu

Principal Blockchain Consultant

Hunan University Fintech Research Center (China)

Arthur Gervais

Assistant Professor (Ph.d)

Liquidity Network

Sky Guo

CEO

Cypherium

Simon Harman

CEO

Loki Project Team

Jordan Hill

Business Development

Spire

Lynn Hoang

Project Director

Infinity Blockchain Labs

Karen Hsu

Head of Growth

BlockCypher

Miguel Morales

CTO

KR8OS

Miguel Morales

CEO

GUN

Brian Platz

Founder & Co-CEO

Fluree, PBC

Jimmy Song

Venture Partner

Blockchain Capital

Jason Kelley

General Manager, IBM Blockchain Services

IBM

Besir Kurtulmus

Algorithm Engineer

Algorithmia

Azat Mardan

Node University

Node University

Lindsey Maule

CEO and Cofounder

Luna Capital

Steven Sprague

Provable Cybersecurity for Blockchain

Rivetz Corp

Devon Wesley

Blockchain Developer

Oakland Blockchain Developers

Steve Waterhouse

Co founder

Orchid Labs

Jean-Charles CABELGUEN

Chief Innovation & Adoption

iExec Blockchain Computing