Istanbul Blockchain Week, the largest industry leading web3 event in the Eurasia region, is back for its second edition this August, with its main event ‘IstanBlock’ set to take place August 22-23.
IstanBlock 2022, organized by web3 PR and Creative Communications agency EAK Digital, was the most high profile event ever seen in the Turkish market. The event brought together key figures in Turkish government, banking and finance sectors such as Turkish government speaker Ziya Altunyaldiz, top tier Turkish banks, Iş bank, Garanti BBVA and AK Bank, alongside high profile international speakers such as legendary cryptographer, David Chaum and Sandbox Co Founder Sebastian Borget.
This year, IstanBlock is set to host innovative fireside chats, keynote speeches, debates, and panel discussions exploring the most important topics in web3, including – regulation, banking and defi alongside hot topics such as DAO’s, AI, Metaverse, Trading and NFTs amongst others.
After 3000+ attendees to Istanbul Blockchain Week in 2022, the event is set to smash its target of attendees in line with the positive sentiment in the market in Q1 of 2023.
A key highlight of Istanbul Blockchain Week has been the variety of its events and, after the huge success of last year, W3E, the world’s first of its kind web3 esports championship and expo, will take place inside the main event, IstanBlock at the Hilton Bomonti Hotel.
W3E is the largest web3 gaming expo in the region and provides both game studios and gamers a chance to showcase their games in front of a receptive audience whilst watching professional gamers compete for a grand prize.
IstanDAO, a global gathering of DAO initiators and contributors at IstanBlock, will be back for its second year. The event will once again bring together influential DAOs across the world alongside DAO contributors for industry leading brainstorms, talks, and deep conversations. IstanDAO will provide participants an opportunity to collaborate, share and solve key issues facing DAO’s with the aim to provide an industry-wide framework for DAOs to implement after the event.
IstanHack, the official hackathon of Istanbul Blockchain Week, will also take place during the main event IstanBlock. This year, IstanHack, is set to rise to prominence, after the influx of web3 devs into Turkey and the huge amount of interest from layer one protocols in the Turkish development ecosystem. Turkey is quickly garnering a reputation for enthusiastic web developers from its large number of committed university blockchain clubs alongside existing web developers from Russia and Ukraine.
Istanbul Blockchain Week will host an incredible diversity of interests and cultures within the Web3 space. Experts from DeFi masterminds and blockchain technology professionals to government officials, seasoned crypto traders and miners will take the stage to share their point-of-view and network with a diverse group of crypto natives and those interested in building the Turkish crypto space. Gathering where Europe and Asia meet, Istanbul Blockchain Week aligns with the diverse vision of blockchain’s future, where Web3 is headed and how we can build a better digital space to benefit users worldwide.
After a successful first edition in November last year, with 3000+ attendees, organizers EAK Digital have decided to move the event to the summer months, allowing visitors to Istanbul to enjoy the experience of Istanbul during its most popular season, summer.
Erhan Korhaliller, the founder of Istanbul Blockchain Week, said
“We are delighted to bring back Istanbul Blockchain Week this August. Last year, IBW set a high benchmark for us, but with the Turkish blockchain industry rapidly evolving, attendees can expect to see the event continue to scale and grow alongside. We will continue to innovate and bring the best international speakers into Turkey and shine a spotlight on the Turkish ecosystem to a global audience. There is no better way to enter the Turkish web3 ecosystem than attending Istanbul Blockchain Week”
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