2018 has seen so many blockchain conferences that they have been considered as “the new music festival.” Alright, a conference may not quite align with Coachella, but hundreds of thousands have gravitated toward absorbing the fascinating world of blockchain and cryptocurrency in person.
In July, Atlantic City will see the world’s largest-ever blockchain event at Harrah’s Resort. Deemed “the largest crypto event in the world,” the Blockchain World Conference will be hosted on over 12,000 square feet of exhibit space. The three-day conference will bring together more than 8,000 international blockchain enthusiasts, 200 speakers, 5,000 accredited investors, 1,000 developers, and 250 ICOs. With less than 72 hours to absorb it all, attendees will want to prioritize their time.
Here are a few highlights to look forward to:
Day One: July 12, 2018
Main stage: 11 a.m. Dr. Patrick M. Byrne
Venture capitalist and entrepreneur, Dr. Patrick Byrne founded Overstock.com. Dr. Byrne has since moved on to tZero, a distributed ledger platform for capital markets. The 11 a.m. presentation will discuss the development of new technology that will help make markets more efficient, more transparent, and liquid, among other things.
ICO stage: 10:25 a.m.
ICO and ITOS: How to Avoid Fines, Jail Terms and Civil Lawsuits - Jonathan C. Dunsmoor
With a demonstrated history of working in the legalities surrounding startup ventures, Jonathan Dunsmoor will discuss the various methods of using ICOs and ITOS to raise capital while avoiding the pitfalls of government regulations.
ICO stage: 12:30 p.m.
LQDEX: The Next Generation Digital Asset Exchange - Yogesh Srihari
Having co-founded Spankchain, Yogesh is a cryptocurrency guru with the track record to prove it. Speaking about his newest project, LQDEX, Yogesh will discuss the market need for an inter-blockchain trading platform.
Day Two: July 13, 2018
Main stage: 11 a.m.
State of the Industry - John McAfee
Former NASA programmer and creator of namesake anti-software, John McAfee has turned his genius toward the future of economics. John is a blockchain technology champion and a strong advocate for cryptocurrencies. John will serve as keynote speaker for Blockchain World Conference, sharing his thoughts on the current state of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries.
ICO Stage: 3:45 p.m.
Launching a Great ICO Business - Brian Mac Mahon
Brian Mac Mahon is the founder of Expert DOJO, the largest startup acceleration center for entrepreneurs in Southern California. Brian’s presentation will discuss how to build a strong foundation for your business and will share the do’s and don’ts of launching an ICO.
During the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to build relationships with innovators and developers, invest in startups, and learn about the future of blockchain development.
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