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. BlockWorld is the largest convergence of Blockchain developers and IT managers seeking exposure to the newest technologies for building blockchain-based and decentralized apps in FinTech, Healthcare, Government, Enterprise, and the Consumer space.

2018 Theme: Developing the Decentralized Cloud

At BlockWorld, we believe that blockchain, smart contracts, and decentralized apps are just the beginning of a larger move towards developing 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. Come and learn how to develop on the decentralized cloud.

BlockWorld includes a conference, expo, and startup competition covering all of the following topics:

The Internet 2.0 & The Future of the Web

Blockchain is more than a platform for cryptocurrencies, it is fundamentally changing the web itself. Come re-imagine the web, identity, and applications as a blockchain platform.

Ethereum & Smart Contract Development

The second phase of Blockchain involves the expansion of Blockchain as a financial technology back-end. Much of this FinTech infrastructure innovation has extended the Ethereum platform through ‘smart contracts’, or decentralized autonomous contracts using unique contract scripting languages. Learn how you can develop the next generation of finance, real estate, government, and ecommerce apps.

Blockchain, Governance, Compliance

Come learn about the future of government regulation, liability, and legal compliance as it relates to blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

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?

Blockchain & Financial Technology Innovation

How is blockchain revolutionizing the finance and FinTech space? Hear from entrepreneurs, innovators, and executives on the future of blockchain and FinTech.

Decentralized App Development

Just as the web was able to decentralize information around a shared protocol, Blockchain is now able to decentralize and secure any type of transaction, activity, or data. The implications for this will change identity management, personal data management, media licensing, and any type of secure application development requiring 100% standardization and security across any cloud, platform, or device.

Blockchain Startup Competition

Come visit the 50 demoing startups, and hear the top 5 pitch on the main stage of BlockWorld!

Security & Identity Technology

This track explores what exactly makes cryptocurrencies and blockchain so safe and secure, and the vital role security plays in identity systems.

Conference Schedule

Main Stage Workshop Stage 1 Workshop Stage 2 Workshop Stage 3 Workshop Stage 4 Expo Stage 1
Thursday Keynotes: Web 3.0 / Internet 2.0 & The Future of the Web OPEN TALKS Blockchain & Financial Technology Innovation Ethereum & Smart Contract Development Security & Identity Technology OPEN TALKS
Friday Keynotes: Blockchain Startup Alley Competition
Hackathon Final Pitches
Blockchain Launches
OPEN TALKS Decentralized App Development Ethereum & Smart Contracts Innovation Blockchain, Governance, Compliance OPEN TALKS