The year 2020, for most of the inhabitants of our planet, was passed in lockdowns or quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic; many were forced to stay at home. Social events were canceled or postponed, and entire sectors of the world economy suffered huge losses.
The start of this year wasn’t any better, as governments across the globe are still forced to restrict events and activities to combat the spread of the disease.
But there are industries that did not lose out over the past year. Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, in general, have benefited from the digitalization push, mostly because people do not need to leave their homes to use them. Since the start of the pandemic and the economic onslaught that followed, the two biggest cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), saw tremendous growth thanks to a renewed spike in interest toward the sector.
And when the interest in something novel such as crypto rises, the need for education increases. Despite all the restrictions, the crypto community continues to actively engage with new participants and ideas that need to be discussed on specific platforms. Now, some of the conferences of the crypto community will be able to start inviting participants to join the events in person.
Get vaccinated and book your plane tickets. Below are some of the events that have already announced their intention to hold a physical gathering.
AIBC Summit and AGS Summit
On May 25 and 26, the Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Summit will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on disruptive technologies, such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies, AI and quantum technologies.
Key individuals at the AIBC expo will include, Dubai Blockchain Center CEO Marwan Alzarouni, Bitcoin.com founder Roger Ver, SRAX board member Brock Pierce and many other famous figures in the blockchain industry.
The agenda of the event includes a series of panel discussions and reports on topics such as regulatory news in the Middle East, the spread of digital currencies, market trends in 2021, nonfungible tokens, the future of digital banking and AI-based solutions for trading platforms.
At the App Growth Summit, participants will discuss trends in digital marketing, emerging markets, the impact of content on culture and business, building an effective SEO strategy, localization and translation, branding, strategy for working with influencers, video marketing and social media in 2021.
The health and safety of the conference participants will be ensured by personnel who will constantly disinfect the conference rooms. Participants arriving in Dubai from any country will be required to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test done no more than 72 hours before arrival. Participants will also need to present the negative test to enter the event. At the official dinner, participants will have access to a contactless menu accessible through a QR code.
In the United States, the first major event will take place between June 4 and 5 in warm Miami — the Bitcoin 2021 conference. The event will be attended by many big names from the world of cryptography and digital currencies, such as Jack Dorsey, CEO and chairman of Square; Nick Szabo, cryptographer; Teana Baker-Taylor, general manager United Kingdom at Crypto.com; Jeff Horowitz, chief compliance officer of BitGo; and Tim Draper, founder of Draper Associates and co-founder of Draper Goren Holm.
The headliner of the conference will be Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis, who is the founder of the U.S. Senate Financial Innovation Caucus, which advocates for the development of innovation in the country’s financial system.
Other participants will include Tony Hawk, who is a renowned skateboarder and hodler. He will host a series of meetings and events for visitors and will be selling some of his exclusive skateboards as special merchandise.
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