Starting today, South Korea will be hosting a large amount of blockchain developers, experts, investors, and crypto-enthusiasts in Seoul for the annual Korea Blockchain Week. Korea Blockchain Week is one of Asia’s most important blockchain conferences, which is actually happening for the first time in Seoul, South Korea.
For the next five days, from the 16th to the 20th, there will be various events, meet-ups, parties, and conferences to discuss topics like the potential of blockchain technology or importance of decentralized economies.
The reasons why the Korea Blockchain Week is so significant of an event is that South Korea has a population of around 50million people. However, around 20 percent of Bitcoin and Ether transactions are accounted in South Korea. South Korea is also ranked third in the world in regards to Bitcoin adoption. As you can see, South Korea has one of the most prominent and important crypto-communities in the world. Also, the South Korean government recently legalized crypto-exchanges, which was considered an important event in the Korean Crypto-Movement. Many people are waiting on further news on the legalization of ICO’s and blockchains as well.
Some of the important events that will be taking place are:
#1 Beyond Blocks Summit (July 17th and 18th)
The Beyond Blocks Summit is the highlight of the Korea Blockchain Week and it is the biggest conference during the five day event. There will be a collection of speakers who are the leading experts in their fields. The topics that will be covered will range from mass adoption to ICO development. It will feature the “most controversial topics in the current blockchain space.” Some of the most prominent speakers at the Summit Seoul 2018 are Michael Novogratz, CEO of Galaxy Digital Capital Management, and JH Kim, Council Member of the ICON Foundation, and Jason Han, CEO of Ground X. These will feature prominent figures of the crypto world and it is an event not to be missed!
#2 Hashed Night (July 19th)
Hashed Night is also one event that is to be reckoned with. It is sponsored by #Hashed, a crypto-fund based in South Korea. It is important to note that Hashed is one of the most important crypto funds in South Korea. The CEO of #Hashed, Simon Kim, is the biggest influencer of Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and ICO related issues in South Korea. Also, the CTO of #Hashed, Hwisang Kim, has a reputation for founding the earliest crypto-communities in South Korea and was a big time marketer in SK. The CEO and his team will talk about many various topics such as the importance of decentralized ledgers to importance of ICO’s. They have a significant portfolio and most likely they will also touch upon which projects become successful and the reasons why they invested in such ventures. This is an event that should not be missed!
#3 Foundation X Night (July 20th)
Foundation X Night is an event by Foundation X, a blockchain accelerator. Foundation X is something to acknowledge because of their smart investments and their dedication to help build strong, healthy blockchain ecosystems. They probably have a lot to say on the importance of the importance of blockchain developments and such issues.
There are many other events and meet-ups to note. Also, there will be a lot of after parties to that will be held throughout the Korea Blockchain Week. Do not miss out on these exclusive events and don’t miss a chance to grow your connections! See you guys at the Korea Blockchain Week!