On January 15th – 16th of the new year, the World Crypto Economic Forum will be organising the first in what will likely be a long series of conferences that cover “all facets of the digital economy from blockchain tech to ICOs,” according to one of its organisers, Lily Branson, in conversation with ICOExaminer this afternoon.
Similar to its non-crypto namesake, the idea behind the conference is to gather leading figures from within the cryptocurrency ecosystem to head up a series of “panel discussions, lightning talks and power networking sessions.“
Talks will be hosted by leading figures in the blockchain field including Nick Szabo, leading computer scientist and cryptographer whom some credit as the originator of the concept of smart contracts, and Michael Arrington, founder of XRP Capital.
“First of Many”
The conference will be held in the San Francisco Conference centre, and there are already plans to take the event further afield as part of an ambitious initiative to promote and inform on crypto-related subjects amongst the wider general public. “This is the first of many,” Branson stated.
Organisers are also pitching the event as an opportunity for blockchain employers to find new talent in their field with the event offering up a hackathon as well as platform for ICOs to pitch their business propositions to conference attendees.
Readers who are interested in attending can consult the event’s website here. Early bookings are advised as organisers indicate that tickets for the event are being snapped up.