Ethereum Foundation and Wanxiang Blockchain Labs announce a blockbuster event combining Devcon2 and the 2nd Global Blockchain Summit in Shanghai, September 19–24, 2016

[Last update: July 5, 2016]

The Ethereum Foundation and Wanxiang Blockchain Labs are excited to collectively announce the Worldwide Blockchain Week in Shanghai, which can happen at Hyatt on the Bund, September 19–24, 2016. Each Ethereum’s Devcon and Wanxiang Blockchain Labs’ Global Blockchain Summit had been bought out final yr with nice curiosity and anticipation for this yr’s occasions. Now, individuals who want to attend each occasions can accomplish that in the identical week.

The mixed event options a distinctive three-segment format that enables folks to attend any mixture of days that finest addresses their wants. Two new options embrace a Demo Day (by Blockchain Labs) for startups and buyers, and an non-compulsory day of organized sightseeing excursions on September 18, 2016, the day earlier than the graduation of the week’s occasions. [July 5, 2016 note: If organized sightseeing will be offered, this Blockchain Week offering would appear on the Wanxiang Blockchain Lab’s event pages]

There are lots of causes this mixed event could also be certainly one of the most anticipated business occasions up to now. Importantly, the format and versatility of the event will permit higher interplay and alternatives for attendees to speak, meet and take part throughout event segments. Builders are already planning to attend or take part in periods in different segments, and business leaders concerned in blockchain tech are planning to attend some Devcon days as they’ve performed in the previous.

For attendees who will likely be making their first journey to China, Shanghai is each a world monetary hub and residence to lots of Asia’s blockchain pioneers, the place the blockchain group continues to develop and is raring to share what China has to supply the higher ecosystem. Serendipitously, since January 30, 2016, quick journeys to China at the moment are facilitated by a new 144-hour visa-free transit coverage that enables vacationers from 51 nations or areas to transit in Shanghai for as much as a most of 144 hours (six days) with out holding a visa. Nonetheless, it might nonetheless be simpler to get a customer’s visa. I discovered this explanation of China’s TWOV (Transit with out Visa) coverage to be helpful.

The format for the 6-day Worldwide Blockchain Week in Shanghai will likely be as follows:

Devcon2: Days 1-3 – September 19, 20, 21

Ethereum’s Devcon2 will debut in Asia with the assist of its co-host and event accomplice, Wanxiang Blockchain Labs. Devcon2 will proceed to function Ethereum builders who will introduce, current, and talk about the newest work and associated concerns and matters of curiosity in Ethereum analysis and growth.

Demo Day: Day 4 – September 22

Co-hosted by Wanxiang Blockchain Labs and ChainB, certainly one of China’s main blockchain information businesses, Demo Day will include displays by a few of the most achieved blockchain-enabled corporations in the world. This event will likely be of explicit curiosity to buyers, enterprise capital corporations, and start-ups.

Second Global Blockchain Summit: Days 5-6 – September 23, 24

Hosted by Wanxiang Blockchain Labs, this phase of the convention will include panels and talks by blockchain pioneers and business leaders. Discussions will concentrate on addressing present and future enterprise use instances, financial and social impacts, in addition to how blockchain know-how could also be utilized and deployed for commerce and different industries.

Xiao Feng, Government Director of Wanxiang Holdings, says: “China Wanxiang Holding is very excited that we have had the opportunity to contribute in the process of making Shanghai the international financial and technological innovation center with the support from Wanxiang Blockchain Labs. I firmly believe this year’s International Blockchain Week in Shanghai will further promote the technology in China, provide an opportunity for sharing knowledge between countries, building a stronger relationship between talents, and encouraging the use of blockchain technology in start-ups. China Wanxiang Holding will continue to support Wanxiang Blockchain Labs with the goal of becoming an internationally recognized platform for blockchain innovation.”

For Devcon2 sponsorship alternatives and different inquiries, electronic mail:

For 2nd Global Blockchain Summit and Demo Day sponsorship, presentation alternatives and different inquiries, please electronic mail:

Please save the date and examine this Ethereum Devcon2 weblog publish for periodic updates till the event web site is obtainable in June.

[July 5, 2016 update: Thank you for your patience. The web dev team is finalizing the official Ethereum Foundation site for Devcon2. Launch of the site is imminent!]

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