FactBlock, the host of the action-packed Korea Blockchain Week 2022, is delighted to share that the fifth installment of Asia’s flagship blockchain event has been a roaring success. Over 8,700 builders, investors, policymakers, executives and enthusiasts from all over the world gathered in Seoul to gain insights into the future of blockchain as well as the opportunity to meet industry experts.
At KBW2022, held between Aug. 7 and 14, the industry’s best players and pioneers joined South Korean blockchain evangelists and business leaders to discuss blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFT, the Metaverse, Web3, GameFi and more.
KBW2022: Impact, the main event, was organized with FactBlock as host, Hashed as co-host, and Rok Capital as partner, and was held at the Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas on Aug. 8 and 9. It had thousands of attendees engaged across three stages named after the three symbolic metropolitan cities in South Korea: Seoul, Busan and Jeju. The conference went on without hiccups despite the heaviest rainstorms in 80 years in Seoul.
Kyu Lee, Com2uS USA, Korea Blockchain Week 2022.
The organizers are thankful to all the attendees who traveled to Seoul to participate in the most significant crypto event in Asia, as well as the sponsors who made it all possible. The title sponsors for the event were Klaytn, Solana and Wemade.
FactBlock, Hashed and Rok Capital also expressed their sincere gratitude to the 130 speakers who took part in giving keynotes or panels at the conference.
“At KBW2022: Impact, Web3 was the main agenda, and speeches and panel discussions were held on various detailed topics such as infrastructure, NFT, games, the Metaverse, DAOs and regulation,” said FactBlock CEO Seonik Jeon. “KBW is a venue for blockchain industry leaders around the world to share insights and discuss the development of blockchain technology. It has now established itself as a global blockchain event beyond Asia.”
“We hope that everyone who attended this event obtained valuable information about the latest trends in blockchain technology and major projects within the space,” added Jeon.
Given that the event was based in Korea, many were interested in the Web3 projects coming out of the Korean blockchain scene. The South Korean government has moved to regulate the industry rather than imposing an outright ban, giving a much-needed boost to the Web3 ecosystem in the country.
Attendees had an exciting week in Seoul. Right after KBW2022:Impact, the official KBW2022 afterparty took place in Dongdaemun Design Plaza on Aug. 12–14, which showcased the hottest EDM, hip-hop and K-pop artists on stage. In addition, the Formula E World Championship took place in Seoul on Aug. 13–14 for the first time in the series’s history. The two-day e-Prix saw 24 of the world’s most talented drivers battling to be the first winner on the streets of Seoul.
The conference will return for KBW2023 to discuss and explore new trends, innovative solutions and the future of crypto.
FactBlock is a blockchain community builder formed with the goal to improve the integrity of the blockchain industry by resolving information asymmetry within the market. The company serves as an important bridge that connects global blockchain projects to the Korean market while showcasing domestic projects to the global world. It hosts a number of popular events in Korea, including the Korea Blockchain Week, FactBlock VIP Night, and various networking and community events.