Many global gatherings have been canceled due to the pandemic, but some conferences can still be attended in 2021.
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of our planet’s inhabitants spent the year 2020 under lockdowns or quarantine; many were forced to remain at home. Social gatherings were canceled or postponed, and entire sectors of the global economy experienced massive losses.
The start of this year hasn’t been any better, as governments around the world continue to limit events and practices to prevent the spread of the disease.
However, several sectors did not suffer losses over the past year. Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, in general, have benefited from the digitalization movement because they do not need people to leave their homes to use them. Since the beginning of the pandemic and the economic onslaught that followed, the two largest cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), have seen massive growth due to a renewed surge in interest in the sector.
And as interest in something new, such as cryptocurrency, grows, so does the need for education. Despite these constraints, the crypto community regularly engages with new members and ideas that need a discussion on unique platforms. Some crypto culture conferences will now be able to begin inviting participants to attend the events in person.
Get vaccinated and book your flights. Some of the events that have already declared their intention to host a physical meeting are mentioned below.
AGS Summit and AIBC Summit
The Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Summit, which will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on May 25 and 26, will focus on emerging technologies such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, A.I., and quantum technologies.
The event’s agenda includes some panel discussions and reports on Middle East regulatory news, the proliferation of digital currencies, industry dynamics in 2021, NFTs, the future of digital finance, and AI-based solutions for trading platforms.
Participants at the App Growth Summit will address digital marketing trends, emerging markets, the effects of advertising on culture and industry, developing a successful SEO strategy, localization, and translation, branding, partnering with influencers, video marketing, and social media in 2021.
Personnel will regularly clean the meeting rooms to ensure the health and safety of the conference attendees. Participants arriving in Dubai from any country must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test no more than 72 hours before arrival. To enter the case, participants must also show the negative test.
Participants at the official dinner will have access to a contactless menu through a Q.R. code.
Bitcoin in the year 2021
The first major event in the United States will be the Bitcoin 2021 meeting, which will take place in warm Miami on June 4 and 5. Many major names in cryptography and digital currencies will be in attendance, including Jack Dorsey, CEO, and chairman of Square; cryptographer Nick Szabo; Teana Baker-Taylor, general manager United Kingdom at Crypto.com; Jeff Horowitz, chief enforcement officer of BitGo; and Tim Draper, founder of Draper Associates and co-founder of Draper Goren Holm.
The conference will be headlined by Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis, the United States Senate Financial Innovation Caucus president, which advocates for the advancement of innovation in the country’s financial system.
Tony Hawk, a well-known skateboarder and hodler, will also take part. He will hold some meetings and activities for guests and sell some of his limited edition skateboards as special merchandise.
To keep the participants entertained, a MintGox esports arena will be available, where visitors will be able to play world-famous games like C.S.: G.O. with Bitcoin integration. Visitors will also compete in the Atelier Bitcoin Rally Championship, with rewards ranging from 0.5 BTC to 1 BTC.
In terms of health and safety at the case, the United States does not have the same legislation as Europe. There will be no limitations for U.S. people who have been vaccinated or have been sick within three months of the incident. Foreign citizens must present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before their arrival in the country.
Blockchain Week in Government
Sticking with the United States, blockchain legislation remains one of the most pressing issues for many nations, so the Government Blockchain Week, held in Washington, D.C. from Sept. 27 to Oct. 2, is worth noting.
Participants at the conference will debate the usage of blockchain in government administration and foreign trade. Attendees are encouraged to participate in workshops on legal issues and cybersecurity. Don Tapscott, executive chairman of Blockchain Research Institute, and Scott Stornetta, chief scientist at Yugen Partners, will be the event’s keynote speakers.
Europe Blockchain Expo
Due to strict lockdowns in several nations, blockchain events will not return to Europe until the end of this year. Nonetheless, the Blockchain Expo Europe 2021 will be held in Amsterdam on November 23–24, 2021.
This event aims to put together many blockchain experts to address four global topics: the Internet of Things, encryption and the cloud, artificial intelligence, and big data.
Furthermore, the conference will look into the legal implications of governing blockchain technology in the financial services, insurance, real estate, and retail industries. Representatives from major banks, including Societe Generale and Eurobank, are scheduled to talk on these subjects.
The organizers have not yet given rules for attending the conference in terms of health protection. Still, any person entering the Netherlands must have two negative COVID-19 tests: one PCR test, which the visitor must take no more than 72 hours before entering the country, and an express test four hours before entry.
Summit on the Future of Blockchain
The summit will host a series of customized workshops, including a program for investors. Participants will find partners, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs, a program about blockchain regulation, a Cryptovesting 101 program, where participants can explore investments in blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and more.
The list of speakers has not yet been finalized, but Akon, a well-known cryptocurrency enthusiast, is expected to speak at the summit.
The Veritas SafeGuard Label, which verifies compliance with stringent safety and hygiene criteria, has certified the case. The event would use social distancing standards, such as contactless ticket sales. Face masks will be required during the event, and exchanging business cards will be strictly prohibited.
Not to go, but to observe
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, several big events this year were unable to assemble participants in person and were forced to take place online. That doesn’t mean they won’t be entertaining. Here are several deserving mentions.
The Blockchain Economic meeting, scheduled to occur on May 22 in Istanbul but has been postponed indefinitely due to Turkey’s critical situation, has been postponed indefinitely. Nonetheless, the event has drawn members from more than 60 nations, who will convene to discuss future financial technology and cryptocurrencies.
The Global DeFi Investment Summit, held in Dubai from June 2 to 3, will be the second major event. The event aims to bring together global investors and DeFi industry participants, including new startups, with regional businesses and industry leaders from key industry verticals.
The summit will feature an exhibition of industry-related technology and business application developments. Tim Draper, DeFi Yield Protocol CEO Michael Nikolas, and others will be among the summit’s most influential speakers.