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’ taking place August 22-23.
IstanBlock 2022, organized by web3 PR and Creative Communications agency EADigital, is the most famous event ever in the Turkish market. The event brought together key figures in the Turkish government, banking and finance sectors such as Turkish government speaker Ziya Altunyaldiz, top Turkish banks, Iş bank, Garanti BBVA and AK Bank, alongside prominent international speakers such as legendary cryptographer, David Chaum, and Co. -Sandbox founder Sebastian Borget.
This year, IstanBlock is set to host innovative fireside chats, keynote speeches, debates and panel discussions exploring the most important topics on web3, including – regulation, banking and defy alongside hot topics like DAO, AI, Metaverse, Commerce, and NFTs among others.
After 3000+ attendees to Istanbul Blockchain Week in 2022, this event will crush the target audience in line with the positive sentiment in the market in Q1 2023.
The main highlight of Istanbul Blockchain Week is the variety of events and, after the great success last year, W3EThe world’s first web3 esports championship and exhibition, will take place inside the main event, IstanBlock at the Hilton Bomonti Hotel.
W3E is the largest web3 games fair in the region and provides an opportunity for game studios and gamers to showcase their games in front of a receptive audience while watching professional gamers compete for the top prize.
IstanDAO, the global gathering of DAO initiators and contributors at IstanBlock, is returning for its second year. The event will once again bring together influential DAOs around the world alongside DAO contributors for industry-leading brainstorming, talks, and in-depth conversations. IstanDAO will provide participants with the opportunity to collaborate, share, and solve key issues facing DAO with the aim of providing an industry framework for DAO to apply after the event.
IstanHack, the official Istanbul Blockchain Week hackathon, will also take place during the IstanBlock main event. This year, IstanHack will rise to prominence, following the entry of web3 developers into Turkey and the huge interest from layer one protocols in Turkey’s development ecosystem. Turkey is quickly gaining a reputation as an enthusiastic web developer from a large number of committed university blockchain clubs along with existing web developers from Russia and Ukraine.
Istanbul Blockchain Week will host an extraordinary diversity of interests and cultures in the Web3 space. Experts from DeFi masterminds and blockchain technology professionals to government officials, experienced crypto traders and miners will take the stage to share their viewpoints and networks with a diverse group of crypto natives and those interested in establishing the Turkish crypto space. Gathering where Europe and Asia meet, Istanbul Blockchain Week aligns with diverse visions of the future of blockchain, where Web3 is headed, and how we can build a better digital space to benefit users around the world.
After a successful first edition in November last year, with 3000+ attendees, organizers EAK Digital have decided to move the event to summer, allowing Istanbul visitors to experience Istanbul during its most popular season, summer.
Said Erhan Korhaliller, founder of Istanbul Blockchain Week “We are happy to bring back the Istanbul Blockchain Week this August. Last year, IBW set high benchmarks for us, but with Turkey’s blockchain industry thriving, attendees can expect to see the event continue to develop and grow together. We will continue to innovate and bring the best international speakers to Turkey and highlight the Turkish ecosystem to a global audience. There is no better way to enter the Turkish web3 ecosystem than attending Istanbul Blockchain Week”