New conference, Blockchain Nation finds unique niche

As the world of cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, financial technology and artificial intelligence become more popular and penetrate new markets, a rise in the number of industry conferences has created a healthy competition for the digital currencies of enthusiasts. One of the conferences that has recently thrown its hat into the mix is Crypto World Journal’s Blockchain Nation Conferences.

“Our goal, with Blockchain Nation, is to create an atmosphere where attendees, speakers, sponsors and even media feel like they are part of a family when they come to our events,” says event organizer Andrew Vilenchik. “We want to create a welcoming environment for individuals both inside and outside of the industry, so that the industry can continue to expand and encompass new markets.”

It is clear that everything from speaker lineups, to sponsors, to even the event locations that Blockchain Nation conferences are quite inclusionary. The participation of government officials as well as non-industry speakers has produced a wide range of reactions from industry individuals; for the most part, the feedback has been extremely positive.

 Andrew “Flip” Filipowski, CEO of blockchain database Fluree, says the last Blockchain Nation conference was, “the best conference I’ve ever been a part of.”

Filipowski, widely considered an industry icon, sold his software firm Platinum Technology for $3.5 billion in 1999, at the time the largest software company sales price ever.

The next Blockchain Nation event is scheduled for Oct. 9-10, and will be held at the Paris Hotel on the Las Vegas strip. Among others, Shark Tank’s Mr. Wonderful Kevin O’Leary and Managing Direct of Tiger hedge fund Todd Buchholz will join industry staples like Filipowski, John McAfee, Vinny Lingham, Sally Eaves, Taavi Roivas and Ran Neur.

The event’s goal is “building a better blockchain community.”

There will be a “Shark Tank” or “Dragon’s Den” style investment contest dubbed the “Innovator Competition” at the Blockchain Nation Las Vegas event.  Participants will have the ability to present to an investment panel, and if selected will present to a celebrity investment panel with cash and prizes on the line.

For more information on the event, please visit here.