BlockShow, Cointelegraph’s flagship event brand is teaming up with BlockDown Festival, announcing a groundbreaking web3 event at Cyberport, Hong Kong. The event, co-organized by Cointelegraph and EAK Digital, will spotlight various web3 innovations and integrate art and culture.
BlockShow X BlockDown Asia, staged at the hub of web3 innovation, Cyberport, is poised to be a beacon for enthusiasts and professionals, offering a rich tapestry of conference sessions, networking, and cultural showcases.
HONG KONG, January 11th 2024 – BlockShow, in partnership with BlockDown Festival, is set to host a major web3 event at Cyberport in Hong Kong in May 2024. This collaboration, combining BlockShow’s global reach and BlockDown’s innovative event experience, aims to transform Hong Kong into a hub for web3 and blockchain enthusiasts.
BlockShow, established in 2016 and organized by the renowned blockchain industry publication Cointelegraph, is gearing up for an exciting collaboration with market leading web3 PR and Marketing Agency EAK Digital to present BlockShow X BlockDown Asia. This edition will be held at the Cyberport in Hong Kong, a government-backed venue home to leading web3 companies like Animoca Brands. Often referred to as Hong Kong’s Silicon Valley, Cyberport is an ideal locale for this premier event, setting the stage for the main activities of BlockShow X BlockDown Asia.
The event, set to take place from May 8 to 9, 2024, will be accompanied by exciting side events across several days, featuring a wide range of activities, including conference stages, an art gallery, a gaming zone, and a music stage. Topics will cover SocialFi, GameFi, web3, art, music, culture, DeFi, and real-world assets.
The festival will also focus on specialized topics like Bitcoin Ordinals, niche fields within DeFi and web3 gaming. Networking events and sports-oriented activities are planned to foster community engagement among attendees.
Erhan Korhaliller, founder and CEO of EAK Digital and BlockDown Festival, highlights the partnership’s commitment to delivering an engaging and impactful event. ““Partnering with BlockShow and Cointelegraph was a natural fit for BlockDown Festival and EAK Digital.With the market heating up significantly, both BlockDown Festival and BlockShow are committed to hosting a world-class event that is fun and exciting to attend and focused on the attendee experience and impact.”
BlockShow founder Addy Crezee emphasizes the strategic role of Asia in the web3 industry, with Hong Kong serving as a key location for global connectivity in the space. “Our events have a huge impact. They are also different in terms of experience because we are more focused on community and fun experiences. So, I see a gap and lack of such events like the ones we do. That’s why we are back,” Crezee stated.
“I am eagerly anticipating the chance to create a gateway for global players, enabling them to ride the wave in Asia. Hong Kong is the perfect spot for this. Exciting times lie ahead!”
BlockShow has a distinguished legacy as a pioneer in the blockchain event space, hosting its first event in 2016, and has consistently showcased influential voices across the financial and technological sectors. The conference has hosted many thought leaders, including Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin, the Winklevoss twins of Gemini, and Yat Siu of Animoca Brands. Its stages have also been graced by iconic figures like Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, investment titan Tim Draper, and research leader Thomas Lee, making BlockShow a marquee event for industry insights and foresight.
BlockDown emerged as the premier virtual web3 conference in April 2020, swiftly becoming a cornerstone for the crypto community amidst the pandemic. It boasted a lineup of industry titans like Sandeep Nailwal of Polygon and Charles Hoskinson of Cardano, alongside notable figures such as Akon and Sergey Nazarov of Chainlink . BlockDown continued to evolve with its Portugal event, integrating culture and web3 with activities like a metaverse fashion show, a web3 music stage, and participation of prominent global brands such as PSG and McClaren F1 Racing, drawing over 3,000 attendees.
EAK Digital is also the organizer of Istanbul Blockchain Week, the leading annual event in Turkey, and W3Expo, the premier web3 gaming event dedicated to showcasing the latest in web3 gaming technology and trends.
Tickets for the event will be available in various tiers, with early bird prices ranging from $290 to $1,190.
BlockShow by Cointelegraph is one of the longest-running blockchain events globally. It debuted in Helsinki, Finland, in August 2016, followed by three editions of BlockShow Asia in Singapore (2017, 2018, 2019), two editions of BlockShow Europe in Munich and Berlin, Germany (2017, 2018), and BlockShow Americas in Las Vegas, USA (2018). Additionally, there were two online editions in 2020 in partnership with renowned events like Korea Blockchain Week, San Francisco Blockchain Week, Paris Blockchain Week, and Singapore Fintech Festival.
The conference has welcomed numerous thought leaders, including Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin, the Winklevoss twins of Gemini, CZ and Yat Siu of Animoca Brands. Iconic figures such as Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, investment titan Tim Draper, and research leader Thomas Lee have graced BlockShow stages, making it a marquee event for industry insights and foresight.
To learn more, visit blockshow.cointelegraph.com
About BlockDown Festival
BlockDown is the premier web3 event celebrating the convergence of web3 and culture, including music, fashion, sports, media, gaming, and entertainment. BlockDown provides an environment for networking with industry leaders in a breathtaking setting like no other.
BlockDown Festival emerged in response to the international Covid-19 crisis in the spring of 2020, uniting the blockchain and crypto communities from around the world. The 8th edition, BlockDown Festival: Portugal, was held on the breathtaking Algarve Coast in Portugal. Past guest speakers include Sergey Nazarov, Charles Hoskinson, Akon, Sandeep Nailwal, and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.
To learn more, visit blockdownconf.com.