The development of crypto technologies has brought many benefits to society, which largely transformed most of the different spheres of human activity, marking the creation and implementation of various related technologies that operate on the basis of distributed registries’ technology. Metaverse, Web 3.0, GameFI, NFT, DeFi – this is just a small list of the promising and innovative trends that are shaping the crypto industry today, paving the way to the bright future of digitalization.
Crypto Technology as a New Milestone in the Development of the World Financial System
Information technology plays a significant role in the daily life of economic actors. Until recently, cryptocurrencies were considered entertainment and were only of interest to enthusiasts. The situation changed dramatically when bitcoin began to rise sharply against the U.S. dollar in early 2017. In addition to the obvious attention from those wishing to profit from the difference in exchange rates, the scientific and business communities also paid attention to the alternative opportunities offered by the new class of instruments. First and foremost, blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, allows many transactions to be conducted openly without the need for intermediaries such as banks.
The year 2022 saw a series of ups and downs for the crypto industry. After a surge in 2021, 2022 began with a correction in January: Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) fell about 20% and 31%, respectively. The U.S. Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes, high inflation, staff layoffs, and a general slowdown in global economic growth have led to financial and reputational losses for many projects and increased uncertainty in the crypto market. Nevertheless, experts point to the market’s resilience; in turn, investors have not only learned from the market turmoil of 2022, but are also preparing for new investments in 2023.
The Most Expected Crypto Industry Events in 2023
The popularity of cryptocurrency technology has led to a frenzy of excitement around everything related to the digital space and electronic money. Consequently, new concepts have been created, and existing developments in the crypto world have been developed. Every year, different large-scale events are held in different parts of the world, which gather numerous crypto industry experts, executives of various corporations, investors, as well as ordinary crypto enthusiasts to share opinions, advice, and ideas within different crypto trends for the development of this niche as a whole.
2023 promises to be an eventful year for the crypto industry, which is not surprising. The most significant ones are as follows:
1. iFX EXPO Dubai
The world of financial technology is gearing up for the next iFX EXPO Dubai, which will take place January 16-18, 2023, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. With booths and sponsorships booked in record time, the show is expected to be the largest iFX EXPO event ever held in the MENA region. iFX EXPO Dubai 2023 will attract 40% more exhibitors than the previous show in Dubai and will attract some 3,500 visitors from around the world.
In over 10 years of its illustrious history, iFX EXPO has attracted over 2,000 exhibitors and over 50,000 visitors from all over the world. The exhibition has gained remarkable popularity as an undisputed reference point for business networking and collaboration, as well as a must-see exhibition for industry participants looking for growth opportunities in the financial and fintech fields and wishing to stay abreast of the most ambitious developments leading to the future.
2. ICE London Event
ICE London is the world’s leading gambling and gaming event. This year’s ICE will take place from February 7-9, 2023, at the ExCeL London exhibition complex. The conference is an opportunity to increase revenue for all iGaming players through innovative solutions, technology, and valuable insights. ICE London is the best opportunity for thematic quality networking.
ICE London was created exclusively for the gaming industry, a community that has been building for the past 20 years. In 2023, 35,000 people from 150 countries attended ICE London. More than 650 brands were represented at the event, from game dev and eSports to payment infrastructure and mobile app development.
3. Fintech & Crypto Summit Bahrain
During Fintech & Crypto Summit 2023, financial experts from Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar will speak about their knowledge in the field of financial technology and cryptography. There is a strong emphasis on raising awareness about the financial technology space in Bahrain through the Fintech Summit. During this crypto event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in more than 20 workshops and seminars to gain a more comprehensive understanding of global financial markets. Bahrain wants to replicate Dubai’s success in becoming an international hub for cryptocurrencies, and we have seen the rapid growth of crypto companies there over the past year.
4. EU Blockchain Convention
European Blockchain Convention was born with the mission to accelerate the blockchain ecosystem in Europe. Since its inaugural conference in 2018 in Barcelona, EBC has hosted thousands of attendees, hundreds of leading speakers and the best startups in the blockchain & crypto space. Its global audience of founders, investors, regulators, developers, corporations, and many more come together every year to learn, get inspired, and connect
5. Crypto Expo Dubai
Crypto Expo Dubai is an event not only for investors and leaders in the crypto industry, but also for crypto-enthusiasts and anyone interested in cryptocurrencies, where you will have an excellent opportunity to talk to industry experts and learn more ways to grow your business in the crypto space. The best crypto brands have sponsored the event and are ready to showcase their products and services. Crypto Expo provides the latest information and market updates in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry that will help you explore the investment opportunities available most efficiently and securely. The event will take place March 8-9 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
6. AIBC Dubai Summit
The AIBC Dubai Summit is the leading global event on the blockchain, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies, DeFi, fintech, and all new technological innovations. Launched in Malta in 2018 and founded by Eman Pulis, the inaugural summit set the stage by acting as a launch pad for pioneering DLT regulation in Malta, becoming one of the first states to do so and laying the groundwork for mass adoption of the technology. Since then, the summit has become a major hub for leading representatives from several emerging technology sectors, laying the groundwork for the economy of the future. This year’s summit will be held in Dubai from March 13-16.
7. Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit
Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit is the largest blockchain event in Eurasia, bringing together key players in the crypto industry and experts to redefine the future of finance. The Blockchain Economy Summit will take place over two days in Istanbul, with the world’s leading crypto companies and blockchain entrepreneurs. The event will take place in Istanbul, Turkey from May 8 to 11.
8. Forex Traders Summit
On May 16 and 17, the Forex Traders Summit Dubai will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – the largest Forex summit in the Middle East. The event brings together hundreds of professional and beginner traders from 30+ countries every year. The topics of discussions are equally oriented to B2B and B2C spheres: here, individual investors, brokers, and fintech companies intersect. A key event of the summit is the awards ceremony for the 50 most influential Middle Eastern figures in the financial markets. This number includes people and companies that have the power to change markets, shape progressive ideas, and set new industry standards.
9. Seamless Dubai
The international conference and exhibition Seamless Middle East in Dubai is a brand created on the basis of the most famous Middle East exhibition of innovations in the field of payment technologies Cards and Payments Middle East. The new format of Seamless Middle East, in addition to the card payments sector Seamless Payments Middle East has expanded the themes with new areas: e-commerce – Seamless e-Commerce Middle East and retail – Seamless Retail Middle East, which made the forum even more extensive, versatile and dynamic.
Seamless ME will bring together the entire payments’ ecosystem, as well as entrepreneurs and innovators across the entire e-retail value chain, to discuss and assess innovations and alternative payment, e-business and retail strategies and technologies. The event will take place in Dubai, UAE from May 23-24.
10. Money 20/20 Amsterdam
Europe’s largest fintech conference, Money 20/20, has opened in Amsterdam. Founded in 2012 by payments and fintech industry veterans from Google, TSYS, and Citi, the event hosts industry leaders from around the world who come together to network and share the latest innovations and breakthroughs in the financial technology industry.
Several key players are also using the event as a launch pad for their latest initiatives. Leaders in banking, cryptocurrency, and digital payments will take center stage to discuss the industry’s biggest trends. In 2023 the event will take place in Amsterdam, Holland, from June 6-8.
11. IFX Asia
iFX EXPO Asia is a 2+day-networking event that provides you with invaluable tools to grow your business successfully. It’s the industry meet-up that everyone is talking about, with unlimited opportunities to connect with C-level executives of the most prominent international companies and engaging content by inspiring industry experts. The event will be held in Bangkok from June 12 to 13.
12. Seamless Asia
Seamless Asia is a key event in the world of commerce. It is a new event format based on 20 years of experience. On this platform, the largest conferences in the card and payment industry in Asia and a large-scale exhibition dedicated to finance and payments are held simultaneously. It is the largest event for retail and e-commerce, revenue management, pricing, and e-security systems. Participants will be able to expand opportunities for cooperation, find interested buyers, and get information on modern technologies applied in practice and taking into account business needs.
13. TradeTech FX
TradeTech FX is held in Palais des Congrès Paris on 12 to 13 September 2023 showing the companies’ news of the Netherlands and internationals related to sectors Technological solutions, Technology. TradeTech is an amazing opportunity to learn from and network with Europe’s leading buy-side heads of equity trading, along with all the major sell-side firms and technology providers. With 1000+ senior equity trading attendees, including over 100+ speakers, this is Europe’s biggest gathering of the full value chain that is impossible to miss.
14. Forex Expo Dubai
Forex Expo Dubai is the largest event in the Middle East where investors and Forex industry leaders can network and explore new business opportunities in the foreign exchange industry. This year is the sixth edition of the exhibition, and as the number of visitors grows significantly year-on-year, it is expected to be attended by over 5,000 traders and 100 brokers from more than 30 countries. The event will take place from September 26 to 27 in Dubai, UAE.
15. BTC Amsterdam
Bitcoin Amsterdam is a two-day packed lineup of speakers, a full-scale art exhibition and the European Sound Money Fest. The Bitcoin conference is held in partnership with Amsterdam Decentralized and is scheduled over three full days with an agenda focused on the massive adoption of Bitcoin combined with the idea of freedom for which the Benelux region is known. The event will take place in Amsterdam, Holland from October 11 to 13.
16. Blockchain Economy Duabi
Blockchain Economy Summit, the world’s largest blockchain and crypto conference series is scheduled in Dubai, UAE. The excitement of this exclusive summit is already being heard by its fans. The event is great for those who want to learn more about the crypto industry and seek new perspectives on business networks. The event will be held at the Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Center in Dubai. Dubai has a lot of potential in regulating crypto platforms, crypto assets, and their use. The event will take place in Dubai, UAE, from October 2 to 5.
The creation and development of crypto technologies has brought together many areas of the financial, banking and payment industries, which, in turn, has allowed the creation of various communities that are formed as a result of common ideas and aspirations to strengthen cooperation in the work on a particular technology. Crypto-events are a great opportunity to learn about new trends in the market, create new business connections, or propose an innovative idea that will be able to turn the perception of the possibility of using blockchain technology.