Korea Blockchain Week (KBW)

Korea Blockchain Week (KBW) is a series of annual conferences focused on blockchain. It was established by FACTBLOCK and is co-hosted by . This event takes place in Seoul, South Korea. [1]

2023 Edition

The 2023 edition was scheduled to be held from September 4th to September 10th at The Shilla Seoul. During this week-long event, a notable lineup of speakers from various domains shared their insights. The list included individuals such as , , Arthur Hayes, Mike Belshe, , Henry Chang, , Simon Kim, Lasse Clausen, , Hilmar V.Petursson, , , Seonik Jeon, , , Carole House, Mara Schmiedt, Bjorn Wagner, Woosuk Kim, Nick White, , Irene Wu, , Zaki Manian, Alan Lau, among others. These speakers covered a wide range of topics, providing diverse perspectives and insights. [3]

2022 Edition

The 2022 edition took place at the Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas from August 7th to August 14th. This edition attracted over 8700 attendees, featuring a diverse audience from various sectors. With more than 150 media partners, the event received extensive coverage, contributing to its impact and reach. The event hosted over 100 side events. The lineup of speakers, which included more than 140 individuals, showcased a range of expertise and perspectives. The following list includes some of the speakers: [3][4][5]

  • Yat Siu, Animoca Brands
  • ,
  • John Linden, Mythical Games
  • Kyu Lee, Com2uS
  • ,
  • Jeffrey Zirlin,
  • Ed Chang, Ava Labs
  • Timothy Chan, Three Arrows Capital
  • Alex Shevchenko, Aurora Labs
  • Andrew Durgee, Republic Crypto
  • Piers Kicks, Delphi Digital
  • Griffin Anderson, Archway
  • Seonik Jeon, Factblock / KBW
  • Alex Blania,
  • Kiyoung Ju, CryptoQuant

2021 Edition

Korea Blockchain Week 2021 took place on December 8, 2021, at Seoul State Tower Namsan, both online and offline, featuring three panel discussions. The discussions included Jeon Sunik, CEO of FactBlock; Kim Seojoon, CEO of Hashed; Kim Woosuk, CEO of Line TechPlus. In addition to them, representatives from companies such as Gluwa, World Bank, CoinDesk Korea, Dispread, SuperTree, WeMade, Nine Chronicles, and NFT Bank participated in the panel discussions. [3]

2020 Edition

The 2020 edition took place from November 2nd to November 8th, 2020, at Yes24 Live Hall in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul. [2][6]
Speakers include:

2019 Edition

The 2019 edition of the event, held from September 27th to October 2019, featured more than 120 speakers, attracting a diverse range of voices from various fields. Some of the speakers who shared their insights included Simon Kim, Ethan Kyuntae Kim, , , Jack O’Holleran, Alex Gluchowski, Lasse Clausen, Aleksander Larsen, Larry Sanger, Uriel Peled, Daniel Peled, Kevin Chou, and Thomas J. Lee. The event provided attendees with an opportunity to engage with a wide spectrum of perspectives. With an attendance of 7000 participants, the event fostered a platform for discussions and exchanges within the industry. [3]

2018 Edition

The first edition of KBW was held from July 16th to 20th. It attracted more than 20 media partners and over 4000 attendees. With a diverse range of participants, the event provided a dynamic platform for engagement and networking. The event's program included presentations from more than 50 speakers, who contributed insights across various domains. The event also received support from over 50 sponsors, enhancing its impact and reach. Some of the distinguished speakers who shared their expertise included Simon Kim, Uriel Peled, Jason Han, Jonghyup Kim, Gabriel Yang, Loretta Joseph, Guy Melamed, Li Huo, Scott Walker, Michael Novogratz, and . [7]

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