Seoul, Korea, April 24th, 2023, Chainwire
Korea Blockchain Week (KBW), one of the leading blockchain and Web3 events in Asia, will return for 2023 following the immense success of the 2022 edition, which was the first in-person iteration since the Covid pandemic.
KBW2023 is founded by Factblock, a Web3 ecosystem accelerator, and co-hosted by Hashed, the leading Korean-native VC fund. The conference will take place from September 4 to September 9, with the main event, KBW: Impact, running from September 5 to 6 at The Shilla Seoul, the primary venue for the gathering. Korea Blockchain Week 2023 comes on the heels of the successful KBW 2022, which, despite the bear market slowdown, attracted over 8,700 attendees, 256 journalists, and 130 speakers.
KBW hosted an impressive lineup of speakers that featured leading crypto visionaries and founders such as Vitalik Buterin, Changpeng Zhao, Sandeep Nailwal, Illia Polosukhin, Caroline Pham, Michael Blank, and many others. The speaker slots for this year are yet to be announced, but the new edition is set to build on the breakthrough success of last year, including even more speakers from leading Layer1, Layer2, DeFi, NFT, and GameFi projects, as well as the most renowned journalists, venture funds and market participants.
The content schedule, yet to be formalized, will include technical and business speeches and panels from the participants on the new trends of 2023, including artificial intelligence, zero-knowledge technology, blockchain regulation, and many more. KBW 2022 generated over 130 published articles and a staggering 1.42 billion online reader impressions thanks to its media partners. MarketAcross, a leading PR firm, is returning as a media partner in this year’s edition as well.
"Since its inception in 2018, KBW has been a collaborative effort between Factblock and Hashed to create the most impactful blockchain event in the world, extending beyond Asia. KBW2022 brought us closer to achieving this goal, with the participation of insightful and passionate opinion leaders and a wide range of engaging side events.
This year, we are doubling our efforts to prepare for KBW2023, aiming to create a global platform where blockchain builders from all over the world can gather to share new trends and insights on the industry. We hope that this event will open up new opportunities through a robust network effect," said Edward Hong, Chief Platform Officer at Hashed.
“Korea maintains its position as a leading force in the blockchain industry, and the immense success of KBW 2022 serves as evidence, drawing large crowds and top minds in the ecosystem even amidst a bear market," stated Seonik Jeon, founder of Factblock and Korea Blockchain Week. "For this year's event, our goal is to further enhance the KBW experience by fostering the exchange of innovative ideas and opportunities within the sector, with a heightened focus on the expanding the institutional and NFT landscape.”
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.