European Blockchain Convention starts Monday

european blockchain convention

Next week sees the latest installment of the European Blockchain Convention, a four-day virtual event starting this Monday, December 13, with 2,500 people expected to attend. Apart from 45 panel sessions, the platform also enables one-on-one meetings. Ledger Insights is a media partner and the code 20LEDGER will get you a 20% discount.

So far this year, the cryptocurrency sector has attracted $27 billion in venture capital, according to Pitchbook, more than all previous years combined.

The convention will allow you to catch up with the rapid evolution in the space, directly from the best and brightest in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors.

All the key themes are covered

Multiple sessions will explore the latest in cryptocurrency and DeFi developments and the path to institutional adoption. Several cryptocurrency exchanges are represented on panels, including Gemini, Huobi, and That’s the same that recently signed a whopping $700 million deal for a 20-year sponsorship to rename the former Los Angeles Staples Center to the Arena.

Crypto custody is a critical topic, and Fireblocks CEO Michael Shaulov will be giving a fireside chat about institutional adoption. His company is a partner to the world’s largest conventional custodian BNY Mellon. Did you know that Fireblocks is rumored to have recently raised $400 million at an $8 billion valuation?

Some see cryptocurrency as an investment asset class. Others see it as the future of money. Central bankers might have something to say about that and central bank digital currency (CBDC) is another hot topic. The central banks are represented by the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel, Andrew Abir, Thomas Moser of the Swiss National Bank and Hachem Hassan of Danmarks Nationalbank. Circle’s Chief Strategy Officer Dante Disparte will chip in on stablecoins.

Moser’s Swiss National Bank just published the results of a cross border CBDC experiment with the Banque de France and the newly launched SIX Digital Exchange (SDX). The new CEO of SDX, David Newns, will be talking on a panel about digital assets and security tokens.

Enterprise blockchain applications are on the agenda, including finance, banking, supply chain and pharmaceuticals.

Last but not least is that crucial subject of self sovereign identity represented by Sovrin. By the way, did you know that Evernym, the company that initiated Sovrin, has been acquired by anti-virus firm Avast?

“This edition is an opportunity to increase exponentially our impact in the space. Never before in history has there been such an event with so much quality content about blockchain”, says Daniel Salmerón, co-CEO of the EBC. “We expect to shatter our past attendance record and this translates into multiplying the networking opportunities for our attendees.”

See you next week!

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