Global Blockchain Forum highlights industry movers and shakers
After the success of its first event last April, the Global Blockchain Forum will be holding its next event on October 4-5 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, focusing on “action-oriented movers and shakers in the industry.”
Over 3,000 attendees are expected to take part in the two-day event, which also has over 100 speakers, 100 companies and 100 partners.
Among the speakers are Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch; Jeff McDonald, co-founder of the NEM Foundation; Alex Mashinsky, founder and CEO of Celsius Network; and Garry Tan, managing partner at Initialized Capital and also known as the first investor at the Coinbase exchange.
Among the pressing issues to be tackled are: investments, in particular, initial coin offerings (ICOs); and new industries made possible by blockchain such as Smart Cities. Other discussions will be new blockchain protocols, as well as more general topics such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things.
Also, to be made available to 20 startups is the ‘Pitch Competition,’ where companies get to present their project to hundreds of investors, and have a chance to be published in TechCrunch. Each group gets a three-minute pitch, two general admission tickets to the Global Blockchain Forum event, and an e-mail blast of their project to an investor database. The Pitch Competition will be moderated by Josh Constine, TechCrunch ‘editor-at-large.’
You can purchase your tickets through Eventbrite. You can get general admission for a group of three for the discounted price of $1,399. General admission for an individual is $599, while the VIP tickets are at $999. VIPs get access to the VIP lounge, the VIP after-party and additional sessions with the speakers, as well as the Pitch Competition and the Expo, where you get to personally meet executives from the top companies involved in blockchain today.
The event coincides with San Francisco Blockchain Week, to be held until October 12 in the city. If you’re making travel plans, know you’ll have a busy itinerary.
For a complete list of speakers and activities for the Global Blockchain Forum, visit their website.
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