The 3 Coolest Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Fintech Events This Yearby Fintechnews Switzerland February 28, 2017
Fintech, a term referring to the use of computer programs and other technology to support and enable banking and financial services, has taken the industry by storm.
Global venture investment in fintech grew by 11% to US$17.4 billion in 2016, according to data provided by PitchBook, highlighting the craze for the sector. Notably, traditional firms are actively exploring and investing in emerging technologies to improve both operations and customer experience.
2016 was a good year for fintech, but 2017 is expected to be even better. Already, a number of events and conferences have been planned this year to showcase the latest developments in the space and bring together industry participants.
Today, we look at the top three most unconventional, exciting fintech and startup events this year.
Davos Crypto Mountain 2017 Switzerland
Taking place in Davos, Switzerland, Crypto Mountain 2017 will bring together blockchain and cryptocurrency experts and enthusiasts for an immersive four-day of fun and action in the snow, as well as blockchain talks and drinkabouts.
4 days fun and action in the snow 3 blockchain talks & drinkabouts Crypto Mountain Special Night
From March 16 to 19, participants will attend talk battles about the latest blockchain developments and the discuss the hottest ideas in the industry. Speakers will include representatives from BNY Mellon, Luxoft, Agentic Group and Software for Corporate Leaders, among others. Also Alex Batlin, Rik Willard and Olga Feldmeier (the snow captain) will be speaking. (see all protagonists here)
The agenda also includes skiing and snowboarding in Switzerland’s gorgeous scenery, as well as numerous restaurant meetings to eat cheese fondue and many other local specialties.
The spaces are limited. Enjoy some snow, skiing and a real “Swiss Fondue” together with Crypto and Blockchain news mixed! Register here.
Caribbean Blockchain Cruise 2017
CoinsBanks is back with its second annual event, the CoinsBank Blockchain Cruise 2017, which will be held in one of the best and latest cruise ships, the Anthem of the Seas.
Superstars of the Blockchain industry on one of the biggest cruise liners in the world. 9 days of luxury and knowledge
The cruise, which begins on May 25, 2017, will include two full days of conferences, business meetings, two days of exclusive workshops, and four days of adventure and exploration of places such as Haiti, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and Bermuda.
Among the topics that will be covered: blockchain in financial services, investment in blockchain, blokchain in banking, cards systems in blockchain services, cybersecurity, and many others.
The boat leaves from Cape Liberty, New Jersey on May 25, at 4pm.
Don’t miss it! A unique offer only for Fintech News Switzerland readers: use the discount code CBC10FS to get 10% off for the cruise event.
Bali Global Ventures Summit 2017
The Global Ventures Summit 2017 will bring together influencers of the highest growth startup ecosystems in the world in one of Asia’s most amazing locations: Bali, Indonesia. This year, over 25 VCs from Silicon Valley, 50 international angels and 100 corporates and limited partners, will come to discuss the hottest trends in the tech world.
Silicon Valley is Coming To Bali!
Taking place on April 19, 20 and 21, the Global Ventures Summit 2017 will focus on corporate VCs, global unicorns and new venture funds, and the startup ecosystem.
A pitch competition on April 21, will grant US$50,000 in cash prize and a trip to Silicon Valley to the most promising startup amongst 50 contestants. And the best thing about this, its on the beach in Bali.
Featured image: Bali, Indonesia, via Max Pixel.