Curated Guide to 2019 NYC Blockchain Week Events

Welcome to the second NYC Blockchain Week! Last year we got tremendous positive feedback for compiling this guide, so here we are again helping you navigate 2019 NYC Blockchain Week.

New York City Blockchain Week runs from May 10th to May 18th with hundreds of events drawing people from around the world to share in the exploration of new innovations. It is a rare opportunity to meet global blockchain leaders with dozens of events being held to this aim.

“Silicon NYC blockchain week guide last year was my go to place for blockchain week activity. Excellent coverage and up to date event updates.”-   Adam B

                                                                                                               

With so many events happening at once, which ones are worth checking out? Where do you go? Who do you see? We’ve compiled the best events and sorted them by price.

If you can’t swing 2k for the Consensus, there are many other great options. Or if you’re visiting for Consensus, but would like some variety, here is a must see guide for 2019 Blockchain Week.

We have compiled a schedule of events based on relevance, learning level, blockchain range,speaker list and networking opportunity. We hope this makes it easy for you to find excellent events relevant to you this blockchain week!

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Blockchain Week NYC

Editors’ Picks: Top Blockchain Week Events

From the entire guide these events stand out the most:

Spring Blockchain Happy Hour (Blockchain Week Kickoff)

Monday, May 6th, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Free Event

Kick off Blockchain week with a chance to network at a blockchain happy hour at Slate NY. Enjoy drink specials while getting a chance to connect with people from all areas of the blockchain space from startups and developers to community enthusiasts. We recommend this event as a great opportunity to mingle and get a taste for what’s to come during blockchain week.

Fluidity Summit

Thursday, May 9th, 8am-8pm

Special Note: code siliconnyc (will get you 10% off discount)

Regular Tickets: $249

Fluidity Summit is the industry-leading conference on the future of finance, bringing together the greatest minds in blockchain technology and institutional finance to rebuild old structures and forge a new path forward. Speakers this year include; Bill Tai, ACTAI Global, Barrie Osborne, The Matrix, Joe Lubin, Ethereum, Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, and many more.

Blockchain Crypto Summit

Wednesday, May 15ht, 5:30pm – 9pm

Special Note: code SILICONNYC  (will get you 25% off discount)

Regular Tickets: $39

Blockchain Crypto Summit brings industry experts to educate and build consensus on the state of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. It’s an opportunity for individuals, startups and established companies to seek out new opportunities and stay on the edge of the crypto and blockchain space.

Block Plus Summit

Saturday, May 11th, 10 am – 5 pm

Regular Tickets: Free

Special Note: Full Day Conference

This event aims to bring together blockchain industry leaders, exchange platforms, advisory firms and law firms to discuss and share their valuable insights on challenges and solutions associated with Security Token Offering (STO).

The blockchain community will gather to go in depth on cutting edge solutions, use cases, and possibilities. This is the chance to pick the minds of people with technical know-how on exactly what blockchain is capable of.  This is full day event, with a great price. Free admission! Hard to beat free for a full day event held at Fordham University.

Networking Event at NYC Blockchain Center

Wednesday, May 15th, 5 pm – 7 pm

SOLD OUT

Free Event

New York City, as the financial center of the world, not only has numerous international organizations that impact the macro perspective of the blockchain economy but has gradually become the most advanced center of global blockchain technology research and application. This event allows you to network with blockchain experts from around the world. It has a great price tag and you can enjoy lively conversation over few drinks.

NYC Blockchain Center is supported by New York Economic Development Corporation, a branch of the city.

NYC Blockchain center is an inclusive focal point for NYC’s growing blockchain ecosystem, harnessing its energy, expertise and innovation for the benefit of New Yorkers and providing a welcoming meeting place for local and global companies, academia and government, to interact with entrepreneurs in the sector.

What is Blockchain Week?

In its third year running, Blockchain week is a series of events, meetups and conferences that draw thousands globally from all facets of the blockchain space to NYC. From startups and tech developers to long time traders and experts, blockchain enthusiasts come together to share ideas and discuss the past, present and future of blockchain.

There are a number of anchor events that form foundation of blockchain week, such as Consensus conference and Ethereal.

During this week you can see hundreds of events on all topics of blockchain, cryptocurrency and anything else crypto digital your heart desires. We compiled the list of event by prices, take a look bellow on what’s coming.

By Price:

Participating in blockchain week on a budget? We’ve got you covered with events sorted by price below. New York City, being the center of tech and finance have amazing events hosted by both local and international organizations to bring you the best. The following events all feature fantastic speakers and great networking.

Blockchain Week Events

Free Events

Spring Blockchain Happy Hour (Blockchain Week Kickoff)

Monday, May 6th, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Free Event

Start the week off with a chance to chat with blockchain enthusiasts old and new. Enjoy drink specials at Slate NY while getting a chance to connect with people from all areas of the blockchain space. It’s a great chance to get involved in the blockchain space, network and who doesn’t love a happy hour?

Blockchain + Ai Healthcare Conversation

Thursday, May 2nd, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Free Event

Join a free talk to learn about Blockchain and technology in the healthcare industry. Whether you are in the healthcare field or are curious about how technology is improving and shaping the future of medicine,  make sure to stop by this rooftop event to network and learn about the industry.

Black in Blockchain

Monday, May 13th, 6:00pm-8:30pm

Free Event

Join one of the largest blockchain meetups for black professionals for an evening to collaborate and learn about blockchains impact in the black community. Join industry professionals for networking, panels and a fireside chat with BitMex co-founder Arthur Hayes.

Examining Crypto-Economics Meetup

Wednesday, May 15th, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Free Event

In this free event, join a number of experts discuss crypto-economic models and their design. Enjoy food and drinks while hearing from top startups in the industry including Nervo, Prism and Livepeer.

Events Costing $50-$500

Bitcoin Live Fireside Chat

Tuesday, May 14th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Regular Price: $79- $199

In its first live event for blockchain week, join world renowned trader Peter Brandt and economist Tuur Demeester for an exclusive chat to discuss the history and  future of crypto markets.

This event highlights the changing trends in crypto investing/trading strategies. With great networking and an expert panel, this is a must see event!

Moving Forward Conference

Thursday, May 30th 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Regular Tickets: $99

Known for bringing together entrepreneurs, industry leaders and tech creatives from all around the world, to celebrate innovation, Moving Forward is back for its third year.

This event will cover global market dynamics, trends, and innovative blockchain technologies from around the world. Get a first glimpse on what’s happening around the world in blockchain.

Women on the Block

Monday, May 14th 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Regular Tickets: $299

Women on the Block was created by blockchain enthusiasts to promote diversity and inclusion in technology. Net proceeds from this event will be earmarked to support girls and women in technology.  We educate and empower women to become involved in the emerging and disruptive blockchain industry. Everyone is welcome, but especially if you are a woman, come in and share the energy and spirit of blockchain in this new paradigm of technology

Magical Crypto Conference

Saturday, May 11th-12th 11am

Regular Tickets: $330.00

From what started out as a popular podcast, three crypto insiders were inspired to to create a conference accessible to everyone.  A gathering of top crypto influencers and investors to share ideas, strategies and methodologies. Over 40 speakers from all over the world under one roof for this two day event. Network and connect with like minds.

Globally Local Blockchain, FinTech and AI Symposium

Friday, May 1st, 8am-7pm

Regular Tickets: $399

New York City’s top minds gather to talk about the challenges and opportunities surrounding blockchain. A great event for those unsure what future regulations hold in store.

Join industry leaders, investors, innovators, regulators, and academics who are connected globally for a day-long series of panel discussions and presentations. All attendees will have the opportunity to attend a networking event and book signing. Entrepreneurs seeking investment capital will have the chance to make short pitches.

Blockchain Week Conference NYC

Events Costing $500+

Big Data Finance

Thursday, May 9th – 10th

Regular Tickets: $650

Big data paved the way for technologies such as Ai and blockchain.This event covers portfolio management and investment analysis. Learn the latest in techniques and tools to use big data for the finance space.

The event takes place over two days, where attendees can learn from the industry’s top as well as a chance to network to meet future business partners and clients.

Ethereal 2019

Friday, May 10th-May 11th 8:30am – 6:00pm

Regular Tickets: $815

Special Note: ETHEREALNYC15   (will get you 15% discount)

One of blockchain weeks biggest events, Ethereal, returns again for 2019. An all day conference, it’s everything blockchain and crypto, from use cases, challenges, possibilities and solutions.You’ll find a wide range of industries covered at this event that continues to provide a strong platform for the decentralization movement.

Ethereal is known for some of the best presenters, swag, food and drinks during the Blockchain Week NYC. We have been to previous two years, and it has been an amazing experience. We highly recommend to those who like to see great projects first hand.

These are the top picks for NYC Blockchain Week 2019 Events. No matter your budget there are plenty of amazing events full of incredible insights, speakers, and networking opportunities. Be sure to check them out, and share the list with people you know who are interesting in crypto and blockchain!

Consensus 2019
Monday, May 13th-15h 7am-6pm
Regular Tickets: $1,999
Special Note: Use C19SILICONNYC for $300 off ticket price

Consensus is the annual gathering of the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology world. Since 2015, Consensus has attracted every major company, developer, founder and investor in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world to engage in an annual discussion about the future of the industry. Consensus is designed to be a big tent for the industry: it convenes industry participants ranging from enterprise consortia to cypher punks. This convening power breaks down the barriers that separate companies in the industry and allows everyone working on the technology to spend three days learning from their peers. Previous speakers reflect the richness and diversity of the Consensus crowd, ranging from titans of Wall Street and rulers of the Fortune 500, to pioneering cryptographers and the core developers who power the world’s most valuable cryptocurrencies.

 

 

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Kim Adsitt

Managing Editor

As a New York resident for over 12 years, Kim is passionate about developing technology in New York City. She has created original online media and groundbreaking content strategy for numerous startups and has become a leading expert in startup news. Specializing in content creation and editing, she manages the team at Silicon to produce high quality, engaging tech content and insight from the leading players in the NYC tech field. Kim has been an avid follower of all things blockchain, iot, ai, and crypto and its disruptive potential in a multitude of industries. She seeks to bring the latest innovative news, applications and use cases to the public.