Korea Blockchain Week brings together the most sought-after builders, enterprises, thought leaders and innovators to spark crucial conversations that shape the future of the industry
FactBlock, a Web3 ecosystem accelerator and the organizer of KBW2023 along with the co-host Hashed, a prominent Web3 venture fund based in South Korea, have announced that delegates attending the sixth edition of Korea Blockchain Week will get to witness the most influential people in the industry sharing their learnings and insights on every aspect of crypto, Web3 infrastructure and beyond. It’s where the change makers shape the narratives and set the agenda for the future.
This year’s impressive speaker lineup features more than 200 thought leaders and builders including Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire, Wemade CEO Henry Chang, Maelstrom CIO Arthur Hayes, Hashed CEO Simon Kim, BitGo co-founder and CEO Mike Belshe, Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal, Line Next’s business director Woosuk Kim, and SkyBridge Capital’s founder and managing partner Anthony Scaramucci.
Seonik Jeon, CEO of FactBlock, said:
“Established in 2018 to rectify information imbalances in blockchain and cryptocurrency, KBW now enters its sixth year. Evolving annually, we provide global crypto communities with insightful knowledge, networking and entertainment. This year, in addition to featuring renowned speakers and diverse sessions to share insights at the Impact conference, we are launching a Web 3-based art and music festival. We anticipate that all KBW 2023 participants will relish an immersive week-long engagement with shared knowledge, art, music and culture in Korea.”
Attendees will also have more opportunities than ever for networking, collaboration and discussion. As Asia’s most impactful blockchain event, the week-long conference will be a platform where blockchain builders from all over the world discover the future of Web3 and explore its impact on various industries and cultures. The conference will take place from Sept. 4 to Sept. 10, with the main event, KBW: Impact, running from Sept. 5 to 6 at The Shilla Seoul.
Simon Kim, CEO of Hashed, stated:
“KBW is establishing itself as a B2B platform that goes beyond mere conferences and events, generating practical multinational business collaboration opportunities. In this event, we can anticipate not only the participation of exceptional speakers but also the excitement of more than 150 diverse side events scheduled to take place.”
With emerging technology, institutional fever and mass adoption in focus, the organizers aim to make KBW2023 an idea lab rather than an echo chamber. It’s where builders, investors, legacy finance executives, policymakers and crypto-curious newcomers flock to exchange ideas, collaborate and find solutions to some of the thorniest challenges facing the industry.
The biggest highlight of the upcoming conference will be KBW: IMPACT, the main two-day event that brings together thought leaders and the crypto-curious from around the world to spark discussions along the following core themes:
- Fundamentals. Dedicated to answering the fundamental questions of blockchain and crypto.
- Kingdom of Ethereum. Shining light on the future of Ethereum infrastructure and community.
- Oil the wheels. Addressing subjects that drive the blockchain ecosystem and developers’ growth.
- Way to billions. Analyzing the key challenges and contributors to mass adoption.
- What’s on chain. Showcasing and harnessing the power of on-chain data for research, analysis, DeFi, risk management and more.
- Regional taste. A look at how the unique strengths of markets like Korea, Japan, India and Southeast Asia are helping them embrace blockchain technology.
- Tech unleashed. A deep dive into emerging trends and technologies such as zero knowledge, shared sequencing, orderbook DEXes, privacy, interoperability and more.
- Digital nation. Dedicated to exploring how blockchain technology will shape the social structures with DAOs, decentralized social graphs and the Metaverse.
- Institutional fever. Dedicated to the B2B side of blockchain, it would serve as a bridge between Web2 enterprises, financial conglomerates and Web3 projects.
- Code in law. To help industry players understand the regulatory landscape.
The week-long industry gathering will spotlight three main events, an official afterparty and almost 200 side events. Highlights include the two-day keystone conference, Impact, on Sept. 5 and 6; the two-day immersive digital art experience The Gateway: Korea with NFTs now on Sept. 7 and 8; and the two-day music festival Micro Seoul: Seoulbound as the official closing ceremony of KBW. Rounding off the week, Beyond Seoul will take center stage as the official KBW afterparty from Sept. 7 to 10, celebrating the intersection of technology, culture and self-expression. With over 100 registered side events, attendees can expect a week brimming with engagement and insight.
About Korea Blockchain Week
Korea Blockchain Week is the premier blockchain and cryptocurrency event in Asia, bringing together industry leaders, investors and enthusiasts worldwide to discuss and explore the latest developments and trends. Organized by Factblock and co-hosted by Hashed, the conference features a series of speeches and panel discussions by the leading minds of the blockchain space, as well as a rich selection of side events and networking opportunities to foster collaboration within the Korean and global blockchain community.