They count on an unprecedented amount of capital as institutional investors warm up to the idea that blockchain might actually change the economic landscape for good. From Silicon Valley venture capital firms to Wall Street veterans, the funds are flowing in search for the scarce talent that will help scale the budding industry.
However, anybody who seeks to join these networks of talented individuals has to come out of their virtual bubbles. No type of interaction on Telegram or BitcoinTalk can be as valuable as coming together in person to share actionable ideas, business solutions, and find potential partners.
This is why blockchain conferences have become such a vital part of the space. They allow anyone to participate in the growing community alongside renowned veterans and possible investors.
Krypton Events has become a runaway success in the organization of events that create these connections after a recent conference in the Eastern European tech capital of Kiev which took place in May.
It featured keynote speakers such as Bitcoin Foundation board member Bobby Lee, CryptoCoinNews Editor-in-Chief Simon Cocking, as well as other blockchain experts who discussed the future of ICOs, simplifying public relations for blockchain ventures, and even the first music label on the blockchain.
CEO Alisa Berezutska believes the events have stood apart because,
“The type of conferences we organize is not your run-of-the-mill, meet and greet soirée. At Krypton we focus on the participants’ experience and fostering meaningful connections. This is, ultimately, how we can make the industry grow: helping the right talent connect with the right leaders. ”
Now, the company is partnering with leading blockchain publication Cryptovest to host the upcoming NEXT BLOCK Conference, themed “Evolution of Money” where everything is set to take place at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia on September 14.
The event will attract some of the industry’s top leaders, entrepreneurs, and talent to the Bulgarian city and is supported by the world’s largest exchange in trade volumes OKEx, the world leader in global payments Paysafe, and the leader for tracking capitalization of various cryptocurrencies CoinMarketCap. More than 20 distinguished guests will share their insights and experiences in the blockchain space.
Participants will also be treated to a luxurious after party courtesy of Fashion TV, featuring a performance by Bulgarian superstar Vessy Boneva and a set by DJ Funkster.
Sterlin Lujan, the conference’s keynote speaker, is the Communications Ambassador for Bitcoin.com. He is one of the most famous crypto journalists, editors and speakers, and a well-known anarchist and essayist involved in cryptocurrency and Bitcoin since 2012.
He will be joined by more than 20 distinguished blockchain leaders, including:
- Marc P. Bernegger, Serial Fintech and Crypto Entrepreneur;
- Mitchell Eaglstein, Co-Founder & CEO of FDCTech, Inc.
- Naeem Aslam, Columnist with Forbes, CEO of London Fintech Fund;
- JC Oliver, Innovation Advisor at MOVIECOIN;
- Omourtag Petkov, Chairman of the BBBA, Partner at the law firm DGKV;
- Pascal Forster, Board Member, Crypto Finance AG;
- Agada Nameri, general manager of iCapital.
The conference will also feature an exposition full of blockchain ventures and an ICO Quick-fire Pitch session where each participant will have five minutes to present their project to investors. Furthermore, they will get a chance to win a pool of 10,000 BGN and $10,000 equivalent in IOTW tokens as part of a Hackathon co-organized with Paysafe.
NEXT BLOCK will continue to foster the development of the global blockchain community throughout the year. Forthcoming events in Lisbon and Tel Aviv have already been announced by Krypton Events.