Korea Blockchain Week (KBW), a prominent blockchain and Web3 event in Asia, will make a comeback in 2023 after a highly successful 2022 event, marking the first in-person iteration since the Covid pandemic. The event is spearheaded by Factblock, an accelerator for Web3 ecosystems, and co-hosted by Hashed, a top Korean-native VC fund.
Scheduled from September 4 to September 9, Korea Blockchain Week 2023 will feature its highlight event, KBW: Impact, on September 5 and 6 at The Shilla Seoul, the primary venue for the conference. This year’s event follows the triumph of KBW 2022, which drew over 8,700 attendees, 256 journalists, and 130 speakers, despite the bear market’s slowdown.
KBW 2022 showcased an outstanding selection of speakers, including top crypto founders and visionaries like Vitalik Buterin, Changpeng Zhao, Sandeep Nailwal, Illia Polosukhin, Caroline Pham, Michael Blank, and others. While the speaker lineup for this year is yet to be revealed, the upcoming event is expected to capitalize on the groundbreaking achievement of the previous edition, featuring a broader range of speakers from prominent Layer1, Layer2, DeFi, NFT, and GameFi projects, as well as renowned journalists, venture funds, and market participants.
The Most Impactful Blockchain Event in the World
While the content schedule is still being finalized, it will feature technical and business presentations and panel discussions by participants on the latest trends of 2023, such as artificial intelligence, zero-knowledge technology, blockchain regulation, and more. KBW 2022 garnered over 130 published articles and an astounding 1.42 billion online reader impressions, thanks to its media partners. MarketAcross, a top PR agency, will continue its partnership with the event in this year’s edition.
Edward Hong, Chief Platform Officer at Hashed, said: “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. KBW 2022 brought us closer to achieving this goal, with the participation of insightful and passionate opinion leaders and a wide range of engaging side events.”
He went on to say: “This year, we are doubling our efforts to prepare for KBW 2023, 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.”
Seonik Jeon, the founder of Factblock and Korea Blockchain Week, said: “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. 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 expanding the institutional and NFT landscape.”
As the leading blockchain and cryptocurrency conference in Asia, Korea Blockchain Week brings together industry leaders, investors, and enthusiasts from across the globe to discuss and examine the latest advancements and trends. Factblock spearheads the event, which is co-hosted by Hashed, and features a range of keynote speeches and panel discussions by top experts in the blockchain field. The conference also provides various side events and networking opportunities to promote collaboration within the Korean and worldwide blockchain community.