The second month of fall keeps pace with September in the number of upcoming summits, exhibitions, conferences, and other events dedicated to the Web3 industry. About 40 such events will be held in October, so the CP Media team has split the traditional selection into two parts. The first half lists the most significant crypto events with detailed information about 19 major events in the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

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

WebCongress Africa 2023

19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 1-2.

Location: Marrakech, Morocco.

Event Type: hybrid conference.

WebCongress Africa 2023 is an event bringing together global leaders in digital technology and marketing. The conference will present the latest updates and global trends related to the digital transformation of online marketing, the impact of AI technologies on software, and the culture of engagement in the online community.

The conference will include a series of panel discussions, master classes, and workshops. Everyone can attend the event virtually, access to online content is available for free. 

SmartCon 2023

19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 2-3.

Location: Palau de Congressos de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Event Type: conference.

SmartCon 2023, an event organized by Chainlink, will attract finance and tech professionals to discuss key topics of the Web3 sector. In particular, conference participants will get a chance to learn about:

  • major trends in Web3 protocol development; 
  • innovations in the DeFi sector;
  • options for using NFT technologies in real estate and entertainment; 
  • opportunities of the Chainlink ecosystem; 
  • global trends in the Web3 adoption in the infrastructure of financial institutions.

The event will include master classes, panel discussions, and a hackathon.

Cosmoverse 2023

19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 2-4.

Location: Swissotel The Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey.

Event Type: conference.

Cosmoverse is the biggest event focused on the Cosmos ecosystem, cryptocurrencies, and other important aspects of the Web3 industry. The event brings together leaders both inside and outside the Cosmos ecosystem. The main goal is to highlight the latest innovations, blockchain developments, and strategic ideas within the use of cryptocurrencies. Attendees will enjoy exciting presentations and participate in panel discussions on the most pressing issues.

Santa Monica Blockchain Week

19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 2-8.

Location: Santa Monica, USA.

Event Type: a series of events.

Santa Monica Blockchain Week is a series of events dedicated to the world of Web3 technologies and cryptocurrencies to be held in the suburbs of Los Angeles, gathering experts and enthusiasts from all over the world. During the week, participants will discuss various aspects of the crypto industry, blockchain innovations, financial technologies, non-fungible tokens, DeFi, and GameFi. 

The event includes events such as:

  • LA Tech Happy Hour — an open-air networking event;
  • CoinAgenda Global 2023 — a four-day conference with a hackathon and blockchain product presentations;
  • An IRL recording of the Edge of NFT podcast on Web3 and intellectual property with renowned experts;
  • Pacific Bitcoin Festival — an event celebrating the first cryptocurrency. 

The week promises to be interesting and informative for participants, providing numerous opportunities for learning, discussion, networking, and experience sharing.

CV Summit 2023

19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 3-4.

Location: Theater Casino Zug, Zug, Switzerland.

Event Type: summit.

CV Summit 2023 is a place where blockchain startups, policymakers, investors, and independent researchers will gather to discuss the latest trends and prospects for blockchain and its role in the future industrial revolution. The goal is to show how blockchain can change the way the world transacts and interacts.

The event will include a number of panel discussions and speeches by prominent industry leaders. There will also be perfect conditions for networking. CV Summit 2023 is a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of current blockchain industry developments and expand your network of professional contacts.

Web3 Security Conference 2023

19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 4.

Location: Hotel nhow Milano, Milan, Italy.

Event Type: conference.

Web3 Security Conference 2023 is an event for security experts in the Web3 ecosystem who will gather to address the most common vulnerabilities and the biggest exploits, as well as the effectiveness of different ways to defend against attackers in the crypto space.

The event will schedule keynotes from security executives, CTOs of blockchain projects, and smart contract auditors. During the panel discussions, innovative solutions for user protection in the Web3 space will be presented.

Blockchain Economy Dubai Summit

19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 4-5.

Location: Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Dubai, UAE.

Event Type: summit.

Blockchain Economy Summit is one of the biggest international events for representatives of the blockchain industry, with OKX as the main organizer. The summit will bring together key industry players and experts to discuss the future of the industry. 

The event will also give blockchain developers an opportunity to present their projects, and investors will be able to consider promising options for using DLT. The summit will include meetings with regulators and industry experts to talk about the impact of AI technologies, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, Metaverses, and other parts of the Web3 ecosystem on the global economy.

Blockchain Economy Dubai Summit will be a venue for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and successful execution of the latest technologies. It will attract speakers and participants from more than 85 countries, making it a global event.

Ibiza NXT 2023

19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 4-6.

Location: Ibiza, Spain.

Event Type: conference.

The Ibiza NXT conference opens its doors for the third time to local and international experts, artists, and passionate fans of tech innovations. Together they will discuss how Web3 innovations and blockchain technologies are shaping modern life.

The format of Ibiza NXT 2023 includes morning discussions of cutting-edge technologies and demonstrations of blockchain developments, while in the evening, the conference participants will share their personal experiences in an informal atmosphere. The evening meetings will be a space for NFT artists and digital designers to express themselves. Parties with live music, performances by famous DJs, and much more await the participants.

The conference will pay special attention to the role of women in the Web3 industry. They will be provided with information about career opportunities in the sphere of high technologies. 

Zebu Live

19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 5-6.

Location: Woolwich Works, London, UK.

Event Type: summit.

Zebu Live is an annual event that will gather more than 3,000 crypto, DeFi, and NFT professionals from around the world in London. Over 200 speakers are scheduled to perform at the summit.

Zebu Live brings together experts, entrepreneurs, investors, and developers to discuss key trends and innovations in the rapidly evolving Web3 ecosystem. Conference attendees will explore topics related to digital assets and digital property, including NFTs, Metaverses, DAOs, and blockchain gaming. 

Zebu Live has an extensive program planned including speakers, parties, networking, pitch sessions, and more. The event is intended to inspire and educate the next generation of visionaries and entrepreneurs in Web3 technologies and foster collaborations and partnerships in the global blockchain community.

Pacific Bitcoin Festival 2023

19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 5-6.

Location: The Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, USA.

Event Type: festival.

Pacific Bitcoin Festival 2023 is an event uniting all representatives of the Bitcoin community from beginners to experts. The festival is organized by Swan Bitcoin, a provider of financial BTC solutions. 

Pacific Bitcoin Festival 2023 will feature presentations by leading Bitcoin experts who will talk about new ways to increase their BTC investments, protect their savings, and ensure financial freedom. Festival attendees will be able to participate in open discussions on the main stage, get access to the VIP zone, and interact with industry insiders.


19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 5-6.

Location: Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy.

Event Type: conference.

ETHMilan is a two-day event for the local Ethereum community to explore the limitless potential of blockchain and Web3 technologies. The event will attract experts, developers, investors, and enthusiasts from every corner of the globe to discuss current trends, cutting-edge research, and blockchain innovations.

ETHMilan will open a unique opportunity for all participants to connect with like-minded people, share experiences, and learn about the latest developments within the Ethereum network. The conference will feature a variety of expert talks, demonstrations of solutions for scaling the network, parties, and get-togethers.

Future Go Summit 2023

19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 6-7.

Location: DasDas, Istanbul, Turkey.

Event Type: summit.

Future Go Tech Summit 2023 will gather Web3 industry leaders to discuss the most promising opportunities, challenges, and current issues in the world of high tech. Topics to be raised during the event include:

  • artificial intelligence;
  • digital fashion;
  • generative art;
  • Metaverses as a marketing tool;
  • phygital marketing and much more.

Future Go Tech Summit 2023 will include more than 50 speakers who will reveal many practical aspects of applying innovation in today’s world. The summit will also feature Beyond Innovation Award and Seamless Integration Award ceremonies, and the best Web3 developers in Turkey will be honored with a special Best Local Technology Project award.

DeGameFi Conference 2023

19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 7-8.

Location: Sheraton Metechi Palace, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Event Type: conference.

DeGameFi Conference 2023 in Tbilisi will gather a lot of participants: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts interested in the Web3 applications. The event is organized by DeGameFi, the leading blockchain community in the CIS.

The conference’s key goal is to popularize the use of blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies in the Caucasus region and create a favorable environment for adopting the latest technologies.

DeGameFi Conference 2023 will feature over 70 speakers and special competitions for teams of blockchain startups, ten of which will have the opportunity to demonstrate their developments on the main stage and receive feedback from the live audience and expert jury. The event is preparing to host more than 1,500 participants from various regions.

ABC Conclave 2023

19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 7-8.

Location: Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE.

Event Type: conference.

ABC Conclave 2023 is an event that brings together the global Web3 community. The conference is a traditional meeting place for opinion leaders and experts from blockchain, crypto development, and FinTech industries.

More than 20,000 participants, about 1,200 blockchain developers, and over 20 potential investors are expected at the conference. The event will provide a unique opportunity for everyone to expand their knowledge in the field of cryptocurrencies and blockchain innovations, while industry professionals will be able to expand their business connections and meet new potential partners.

In addition to the conference, ABC Conclave 2023 will host:

  • an exhibition of innovative blockchain solutions;
  • an awards ceremony honoring outstanding community members;
  • personal meetings and networking with industry leaders;
  • demonstrations of achievements of GameFi projects and cyber athletes; 
  • a hackathon for blockchain startups; 
  • parties and a dinner for VIP guests;
  • a music festival and much more. 

WOW Summit

19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 8-9.

Location: Atlantis The Royal, Dubai, UAE.

Event Type: summit.

WOW Summit Dubai 2023 is one of the most anticipated events of the Web3 industry, with the prime objective to promote mass adoption of blockchain technologies and digital transformation. The Dubai summit will be an exclusive event that will attract around 1,500 venture capitalists, government officials, business angels, digital enthusiasts, NFT artists, blockchain developers, and entrepreneurs.

Highlights of the event include: 

  • the Web3 infrastructure;
  • central bank digital currencies (CBDC);
  • blockchain innovations;
  • cybersecurity;
  • digital art and Metaverses.

Summit attendees will have the opportunity to visit an exhibition of innovative technologies and NFT projects, as well as a startup platform where investors can find potential partners.

Milan Fintech Summit

19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 9-11.

Location: Allianz MiCo, Milan, Italy.

Event Type: summit.

Milan Fintech Summit is one of the top events of the FinTech industry in Italy. Leading experts from the largest international companies in the field of financial technologies will share their experience and demonstrate the capabilities of advanced developments.

The event is scheduled to cover key topics related to finance and the transformation of banking services, along with relevant themes that contribute to the development of the FinTech industry in the Italian market and beyond.

Luxembourg Blockchain Week 2023

19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 9-13.

Location: Luxembourg.

Event Type: a series of events.

Luxembourg Blockchain Week 2023 is a multi-location comprehensive event where more than 60 blockchain industry professionals are expected to speak.

Event participants and experts will exchange views on topical issues in blockchain technology, regulation, and technical innovations in financial markets. 

A number of events will be held, including:

  • Crash Course — a series of short tutorials on DAOs, asset tokenization, the DeFi ecosystem, and much more;
  • Luxembourg Blockchain Lab Day — an environmental initiative where regenerative finance, sustainability, and carbon credit opportunities will be raised;
  • Infrachain Summit Day — an exclusive meeting with European regulators to discuss global blockchain adoption and cybersecurity;
  • Finance & Investments Day — a meeting with representatives of the FinTech industry to discuss asset tokenization and the DeFi ecosystem;
  • Official Satellite Events — special events from major sponsors (Tezos, LetzBlock, and others).

Boston FinTech Week 

19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 10-13.

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston, USA.

Event Type: conference.

Boston FinTech Week is an event aimed at participants of the financial technology industry. During the event, local regulators and investors will discuss the future of financial services in the region, and the global FinTech community will be able to address advances in financial technology.

Attendees will enjoy interesting presentations, engaging panel discussions, and networking opportunities. In addition, throughout the week, the community partners will organize a number of free entertainment events for international guests. 

Boston FinTech Week is a chance to meet and network with FinTech industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors from different parts of the world, including Mexico, Canada, and the United States, as well as other countries in Europe, Asia, and South America. 

Bitcoin Amsterdam 

19 Major Crypto Events in the First Half of October 2023

Date: October 12-13.

Location: Westergas, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Event Type: conference.

Bitcoin Amsterdam is a two-day event dedicated to discussing the future of Bitcoin as a financial instrument. This year, conference guests will enjoy two days of exciting reports, interactive masterclasses, and live sessions.

Bitcoin Amsterdam is an opportunity to listen to leading experts, gain insights, initiate strategic partnerships, and learn the latest news on sustainable, efficient, and profitable Bitcoin mining practices.

The event features an extensive educational program. Attendees will be able to obtain useful knowledge about the current state of the Bitcoin ecosystem and how to navigate the ever-changing world of the first cryptocurrency. 

Author: Helen Katz