Istanbul Blockchain Week will include an NFT Day and the main event, IstanBlock, which will focus on DeFi, trading, mining, Web3, venture capital and regulation.

Istanbul Blockchain Week, the premier event of Web3 and digital assets in the Eurasia region, will be inviting the world to Istanbul. Kicking off on Nov. 14 with NFT Day, Istanbul Blockchain Week will host exciting events, culminating with the flagship event — IstanBlock — at the prestigious Hilton Bomonti Hotel.

Istanbul Blockchain Week will be offering attendees access to panels, events and discussions on investment, privacy, the Metaverse, NFTs and government policy from around the globe. The leading blockchain event in the region will provide a chance to network with thousands of informed and involved attendees in a historic and beautiful city that bridges two continents.

IstanBlock kicks off on Nov. 15, and will include a jam-packed schedule of exciting content, including educational workshops from some of the top builders in Web3, hackathons, a networking zone, a VIP dinner and an official afterparty set in a unique and historic venue in Istanbul. Builders and Web3 startups will also have the chance to take part in a pitch competition, where their project can be pitched to top-tier investors for investment and guidance.

NFT Day, which will take place on Nov. 14, will be an exciting deep-dive into the transformative world of blockchain-based digital collectibles. Panels and events will discuss NFTs’ role in the Metaverse, how NFTs will change the future of ownership, how to spot the most exciting projects that will lead humanity into the future and much more. An NFT gallery will be set up with some of the most exciting collections for attendees to feast their eyes on.

The future of Web3 begins in Turkey

With 20% of the Turkish population owning or using cryptocurrency, and over 25 million Turks still unbanked, Turkey remains one of the most fertile grounds for the growth of cryptocurrencies and decentralized technology.

Currently, regulations in Turkey around the use of cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based digital assets are unclear or nonexistent, making this an ideal time to discuss policy in one of the world’s leading emerging economies. In a time of market volatility — and with a global recession potentially on the horizon — it has never been more important to discuss the transition to Web3 and crypto-based finance.

“Turkey represents the ideal location to bring together the heavyweights of Web3 alongside policy makers, venture capital and large Web2 brands looking to break into Web3,” said Erhan Korhaliller, founder of Istanbul Blockchain Week and CEO of blockchain PR agency EAK Digital. “The adoption of Web3 in Turkey has been extremely promising and represents an exciting opportunity for Turkey to establish itself as a leader in the field. We look forward to showcasing to the world the passion and talent that Turkey has to offer to the industry while offering exciting opportunities for international projects to meet, partner and onboard the Turkish community.”