In April 2024, a large number of various summits, conferences, hackathons, and exhibitions related to cryptocurrencies, the blockchain industry, Web3 innovations, and other topics are planned to take place. 

The CP Media team decided to split the traditional list of upcoming events into two parts. In the first half of the month, 14 crypto events will serve as a meeting place for leaders, developers, experts, investors, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts.

Note: We recommend double-checking information about specific events with the organizers before you plan on heading there.

14 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of April 2024


Date: April 3–5.

Location: North Javits, New York, USA.

Event Type: conference.

One of the largest conferences focused on the development of the non-fungible token (NFT) market, held in New York City since 2018. The main goal is to popularize NFTs, drive mass adoption of the technology, and promote innovative scenarios for their use.

During the event, industry experts will discuss different applications of NFTs, from gaming tokens to digital art, as well as the legal intricacies of the technology’s use and licensing issues. The conference will include an exhibition where more than 5,000 digital artists will present their best works.

14 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of April 2024

100 European Fintech Summit 2024

Date: April 3–5.

Location: Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, Valencia, Spain.

Event Type: summit.

100 European Fintech Summit 2024 is a gathering of representatives from the financial industry and leading FinTech startups from Europe to establish business connections and discuss the future of financial services in the EU. The event will bring together FinTech industry leaders, developers, banking sector representatives, and financial corporations.

The main focus of the event will be on discussing digital payments and harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI). Over 200 FinTech companies from 35 countries are expected to attend, which have demonstrated significant growth and innovation in financial technology over the past year.

14 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of April 2024

Date: April 5–7.

Location: University of Zurich Irchel, Zurich, Switzerland.

Event Type: conference.

The second conference organized by the blockchain community of the University of Zurich for Ethereum enthusiasts. The three-day event will include presentations, panel discussions, and workshops in various areas, with the main ones being an exploration of the latest advances in DLT systems. Conference attendees will learn a lot about EVM and L1 optimization, L2 solutions, cross-chain bridges, scalability, account abstraction, identity and privacy, security, and decentralized finance.

The conference will be a meeting place for developers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and blockchain enthusiasts, offering numerous opportunities to expand knowledge, share experiences, collaborate on innovative projects, and establish business connections. This year’s event will also celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Ethereum Foundation.

14 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of April 2024

Scaling Ethereum 2024

Date: April 5–26.

Event Type: online hackathon.

An online hackathon for developers of the Ethereum ecosystem. Participation in the event is open to individuals and teams of up to five people. Over three weeks, hackathon participants will have the opportunity to create Web3 projects under the guidance of professional Ethereum developers. All necessary software will be provided by the Ethereum team. The event is absolutely free for everyone, with the only condition being to start working on the project from scratch.

The best blockchain solutions developed during the hackathon will be recognized by a professional jury, and their creators will receive valuable prizes. Among the announced awards are seven cash prizes from various blockchain protocols and sponsors totaling about $100,000.

14 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of April 2024

Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2024

Date: April 6–9.

Location: HKCEC, Hong Kong, PRC.

Event Type: festival.

A Web3 festival that will attract more than 50,000 blockchain industry representatives from around the world and over 150 exhibitors who will showcase their innovative ideas and products at the event.

The festival also includes a series of workshops and expert sessions with leading Web3 projects, venture capitalists, and representatives of Hong Kong’s regulatory authorities. The key topics of the festival include discussion of the latest news and trends in the local crypto market regulatory policy, as well as opportunities for open collaboration and support for Web3 innovation in the region.

14 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of April 2024

Metaverse Toronto Summit

Date: April 9.

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada.

Event Type: summit.

Metaverse Toronto Summit, formerly known as WEB3 Toronto Summit, is one of the key events dedicated to blockchain and the development of the Web3 industry in Canada. The summit serves as a platform for exploring different DLT systems, real-world usage scenarios, including how NFTs and Metaverse technologies can be applied to local business development. The event includes presentations from industry experts, panel discussions, and educational sessions.

14 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of April 2024

Paris Blockchain Week

Date: April 9–11.

Location: Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France.

Event Type: conference.

Paris Blockchain Week is one of the biggest European events on blockchain technologies, held annually in the capital of France. The event traditionally brings together leading representatives of the Web3 industry, experts, entrepreneurs, developers, and investors from all over the world.

In 2024, the conference’s main goal, as before, is to discuss the latest trends and innovations in blockchain, providing a platform for knowledge and experience exchange among participants. The event will feature presentations by leading experts, panel discussions, workshops, a hackathon, a startup pitch competition, and various networking events.

Among the conference speakers are notable figures from the industry such as:

  • Richard Teng, CEO of Binance;
  • Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder and CEO of Circle;
  • Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple;
  • Ryan Selkis, Co-Founder and CEO of Messari, and many others.

The conference will also host the Paris Blockchain Week Industry Awards ceremony. The expert jury will recognize the achievements of companies, brands, and individual representatives of the blockchain industry and their contribution to the development of the industry.

The CoinsPaid team is planning to attend the event. You can schedule a meeting with the company’s representatives in advance by clicking here.

14 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of April 2024

Sui Basecamp

Date: April 10–11.

Location: Pavillon Cambon and Pavillon Vendôme, Paris, France.

Event Type: conference.

Sui Basecamp is the first international event organized by blockchain company Sui for the Web3 community. During the conference, developers, opinion leaders, and representatives of various crypto companies will discuss the prospects of the blockchain industry and the achievements of the Sui blockchain network.

The conference will feature practical workshops, Q&A sessions with experts, presentations of innovative Web3 products based on Sui, and networking. Among the invited experts are Arianna Simpson, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, Balaji Srinivasan, ex-CTO at Coinbase, Nikola Plecas, Head of GTM and Product Commercialization at Visa Crypto, and many others.

14 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of April 2024

Laval Virtual

Date: April 10–12

Location: Espace Mayenne, Laval, France.

Event Type: exhibition.

One of the largest events in Europe focused on virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) technologies, held annually in the French city of Laval.

The event is a meeting place for anyone interested in immersive technologies and industry professionals. The main focus will be on the exhibition, which will be open all three days. Over 190 exhibitors will present their products based on Metaverse technologies and demonstrate new features of VR headsets, haptic devices, AR glasses, and more.

The event will also include a business conference and a number of competitions for VR/AR startups, as well as technical reports and networking parties for informal communication.

14 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of April 2024

BitBlockBoom Bitcoin Conference

Date: April 11–14.

Location: Marriott Quorum, Dallas, USA.

Event Type: conference.

BitBlockBoom Bitcoin Conference is an annual event dedicated to the Bitcoin ecosystem. The event is a platform for Bitcoin experts, investors, developers, and enthusiasts to meet and share their experiences.

The conference features workshops, panel discussions, masterclasses, Bitcoin Art Gallery & Auctions exhibition, and Buildathon — a hackathon on application development based on Lightning and Nostr with a prize pool in BTC.

14 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of April 2024


Date: April 13–14.

Location: Toranomon Hills Forum, Tokyo, Japan.

Event Type: summit.

One of the biggest and most important events in the Web3 sector in Japan. This year, the focus will be on the development of artificial intelligence (AI), its connection to and impact on the Web3 industry.

Experts and professionals will discuss different applications of AI technologies within machine learning and the use of AI in DeFi protocols. Summit participants will share experiences and get expert insights on specific examples of AI’s impact on Web3 initiatives in the region.

Summit speakers include representatives of major crypto market players such as Circle, TON, Aptos, and local regulators.

14 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of April 2024

Digital Assets Forum

Date: April 15.

Location: Leonardo Royal Hotel London City, London, United Kingdom.

Event Type: forum.

Digital Assets Forum is a gathering of institutional investors with infrastructure providers for digital assets, representatives of financial organizations, and regulators.

Over 500 representatives from hedge funds, insurance companies, family offices and HNWIs, along with brokers, stockbrokers, and other asset managers are planning to attend the forum. At the event, they’ll get a chance to engage in dialogue with officials from central banks, financial regulators, asset tokenization and crypto payment solution providers, market makers, and representatives of crypto banks.

Panel discussions, one-on-one meetings, and demonstrations of innovative digital asset solutions for institutional clients are scheduled within the forum.

14 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of April 2024

Blockchain Life 2024

Date: April 15–16.

Location: Festival Arena, Dubai, UAE.

Event Type: forum.

The 12th international forum and the largest exhibition in Eurasia, fully dedicated to Web3, cryptocurrencies, and mining. The organizers expect more than 8,000 participants from 120 countries and over 150 exhibitors ready to showcase their innovative products. The forum will feature more than 160 speakers, including representatives of such industry leaders as Tether, Bybit, Binance, Tron, Ledger, Trust, and many others.

Everyone interested in blockchain and cryptocurrencies will find the forum useful. The variety of formats of the event will provide an opportunity to make useful acquaintances, hear representatives of the global crypto industry, and establish business ties with representatives of crypto funds and government agencies.

The event will feature panel discussions, reports, a global exhibition of crypto technologies, presentations of startups, demonstration of Web3 apps, and the Blockchain Life Awards 2024.

14 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of April 2024

Web Summit Rio

Date: April 15–18.

Location: Riocentro Exhibition & Convention Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Event Type: summit.

Web Summit Rio is one of six international events planned and organized in different regions of the world. The summit will be one of the largest technology events in South America. More than 30,000 representatives of tech companies and other industry stakeholders are expected to attend.

The summit will be a unique place to share experiences and build professional connections between entrepreneurs and exclusive software developers.

Author: Nataly Antonenko