The Australian Blockchain Week 2022
Global interest in all things associated with cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology and Web3 continues to grow and gain a wider mainstream audience. This is certainly true in Australia too.
With the crypto craze intensifying in Australia, excitement grows as the country edges closer to the nation’s most exciting crypto event of the year, the Australian Blockchain Week 2022.
This will be an open free-of-charge festival spanning from March 21st to March 25th and will cover everything regarding crypto and blockchain. Whether you’re a veteran or an excited newbie, this is one event you won’t want to miss. While there is still time let’s cover everything you need to know about the Australian Blockchain Week.
What will the Blockchain Week entail?
This five-day event will take place across six Australian cities: Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Launceston.
The Blockchain Week is a culmination of industry, academia and government; specifically 200 speakers from 25 countries, all coming together to talk about the opportunities of blockchain technology, institutional investment, regulatory perspectives, ethical intricacies of Web3, the metaverse revolution, payment systems, and more.
Quick explanation on Blockchain Australia
Blockchain Australia (the organisation behind the namesake event) is a blockchain development and consulting company that seeks to move Australia, and by extension Australian companies, forward in the blockchain space.
“Blockchain Australia aims to encourage the responsible adoption of blockchain technology by industry and governments across Australia as a means to drive innovation in service delivery across all sectors of the economy. Blockchain Australia aspires to see Australia as the country that leads the world in the adoption of blockchain technology, transforming the economy and society to achieve significantly greater competitiveness, efficiency, service quality, social engagement and employment.”
Suffice to say, this event is one that will make an exceptional headway in achieving that laid-out goal. However, the exciting news doesn’t end there.
Among the 200 speakers is Sam Bankman-Fried, who is the CEO of FTX Trading Limited (FTX). On that related note, FTX was also announced as the naming rights sponsor of the Blockchain Week event, which is a big deal given that FTX is one of the world’s largest crypto derivatives exchanges, with a valuation of $32 billion. For them to sponsor an Australian event is a tremendous signaller for Australia’s position in the crypto space.
Get excited, this is only the start!
We’re all waiting for this event with bated breath, and for good reason. It’s such a huge event and one that will push Australia’s understanding and acceptance of crypto further forward.
On top of that, this event comes at a time when the Australian blockchain ecosystem is becoming more mainstream, with 800,000 Australians dabbling in Crypto in 2021 along with blockchain being a key focus of Australia’s recently announced $70m critical technologies action plan or the incoming major Australian crypto reforms that will offer more protection for consumers who want to pay with crypto. There’s no doubt that interest in digital technology is heating up in our land down under, which is all the more reason to get excited about the Australian Blockchain Week. In a nutshell, it will be the perfect opportunity to learn all about the complexities and nuances of this amazing technology.