Big Blockchain Conference Is Back

Istanbul event in July will feature major players and tackle the biggest issues in the crypto world.

<p>This year's Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit will include an NFT gallery. (Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit)</p>

After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit is on for July 27-28 in the Turkish city. The summit’s fourth edition seeks to gather the crypto community on the bridge between Europe and Asia.

The conference aims to offer activities and speaker sessions designed to spread the knowledge of cryptocurrencies. Topics to be discussed at the event include the future of finance, Bitcoin, Web 3, non-fungible tokens (NFTs),  the Metaverse, De-Fi, mining, the regulation of cryptocurrencies, making money through investing and trading on cryptocurrencies, and the implementation of blockchain technology in businesses and government.

Not sure what a blockchain is? Here’s a useful definition by Investopedia:

“A blockchain is a distributed database that is shared among the nodes of a computer network. As a database, a blockchain stores information electronically in digital format. Blockchains are best known for their crucial role in cryptocurrency systems, such as Bitcoin, for maintaining a secure and decentralized record of transactions. The innovation with a blockchain is that it guarantees the fidelity and security of a record of data and generates trust without the need for a trusted third part

The summit has unveiled much of its speaker lineup, which includes top industry experts and influencers.

Among them will be:

Alex Bornyakov — Ukraine’s deputy minister of digital transformation;

Carl Runefelt – entrepreneur, with 1 million followers on Twitter;

Emre Ayd&imath;n – Turkish singer/songwriter;

Michael Saylor – CEO of MicroStrategy;

Engin Altan Düzyatan – Turkish film and television star;

Lou Yu – head of Kucoin Labs;

Eren Özkan – vice president at MasterCard Turkey;

Hamza Yard&imath;mc&imath;o&gbreve;lu – TV producer and author;

Russ Batyrshin – director of Global Business Development at Deepcoin;

Burak Köse – co-founder of Uzmancoin (the event’s strategic partner),

Johann Polecsak – co-founder and CTO of QANplatform.

Panel discussions, keynote sessions, fireside chat sessions, industry-focused exhibitions, an NFT Art Gallery and the Grand Istanbul Crypto Bazaar will also help attendees understand the value propositions of the projects and brands, contact relevant services and realize potential business connections and partnerships. 

The two-day blockchain economy summit seeks to gather the crypto community on the bridge between Europe and Asia at the Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel. (Courtesy of Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit)

Woo network and MoonGaming are just some of the companies that are listed among the sponsors of the largest blockchain conference to be held in Turkey, which has an estimated 14 million crypto owners.

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