Istanbul to Host Event Transforming it into the Blockchain and Web3 Capital

Istanbul to Host Event Transforming it into the Blockchain and Web3 Capital

Event to Establish Istanbul as the Blockchain and Web3 Hub to Take Place on August 13-14. Istanbul Blockchain Week (IBW) 2024 returns this year with a revamped program, bringing together stakeholders from the global blockchain and Web3 ecosystem in Istanbul. Scheduled for August 13-14 in Istanbul, IBW 2024 will bolster Istanbul's reputation in the global fintech arena.

Event to Establish Istanbul as the Blockchain and Web3 Hub to Take Place on August 13-14. Istanbul Blockchain Week (IBW) 2024 returns this year with a revamped program, bringing together stakeholders from the global blockchain and Web3 ecosystem in Istanbul. Scheduled for August 13-14 in Istanbul, IBW 2024 will bolster Istanbul’s reputation in the global fintech arena.

As Turkey stands as a leading country in cryptocurrency and blockchain adoption, hosting an event like IBW 2024 in the summer of 2024 will further enhance its standing in the global fintech landscape. The event will gather leading figures from the Web3 ecosystem, pioneers of traditional and decentralized finance (DeFi) in Turkey, at the Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel and Conference Center. Positioned to become the largest Web3 event in Turkey, IBW 2024 will solidify Istanbul’s position as the crypto hub of Eurasia.

A research conducted by Binance Research in Turkey revealed that 40% of the Turkish population invests in cryptocurrencies, with approximately three out of four individuals (73%) believing that more people will invest in cryptocurrencies in the next five years. These findings underscore the widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies in Turkey.

Organized by Web3 agency EAK Digital and having reached over 8,000 participants in 2022 and 2023, Istanbul Blockchain Week highlights Istanbul’s strategic position among global financial centers like Dubai and London, bringing together domestic and foreign experts shaping the Web3 revolution.

Erhan Korhaliller, Founder of Istanbul Blockchain Week, emphasized the importance of IBW 2024’s revamped program in bringing together blockchain enthusiasts, professionals, thought leaders, and influencers.

He stated, “Turkey stands out with its dynamic technology ecosystem, strategic position, and youthful population eager for digital innovations. The expanding gaming community, proactive interest in cryptocurrency adoption, and interest in new technologies indicate Turkey’s readiness to embrace Web3 on a large scale. All of this positions our country as a center for emerging technology opportunities. IBW 2024 will facilitate the emergence of these opportunities and support beneficial collaborations.”

The hot topics of the day will be discussed through panels and sessions, with the main event, IstanBlock, focusing on artificial intelligence, real-world assets (RWA), decentralized physical infrastructure networks (DePIN), DeFi, regulations, gaming, Web3 culture, and venture capital.

Notable speakers announced for the event include Yat Siu, Co-Founder and Chairman of Animoca Brands; Sergej Kunz, CEO of 1Inch; Eren Özkan, Vice President of Mastercard; Cem Arcan, Ecosystem Director of Circle; Şant Manukyan, Director of International Markets at İş Yatırım; Ran Nuener, Founder and CEO of Crypto Banter; and Clement Chia, Founder and CEO of Farcana.

Furthermore, IBW 2024 will host the IstanHack hackathon, providing developers from around the world with the opportunity to bring innovative Web3 projects to life. Serving as an incubation center for ideas and projects that will shape the future of Web3, IstanHack will pit developers seeking to enhance their skills and showcase their innovations against one another.

Attendees of IBW 2024 will have the opportunity to develop solutions to real-world problems using blockchain while interacting with top talents in the industry, advancing their skills through workshops, and exploring future opportunities.

Positioned as one of the three key components of IBW 2024, the W3E Gaming stage, led by W3E Team Leader Damian Bartlett, will provide an opportunity to experience the intersection of Web3 and gaming ecosystems. Damian Bartlett expressed belief in the power of digital innovation in Turkey, stating, “We are excited to show the world what happens when gaming and blockchain meet in such a dynamic environment.”

With the countdown underway for IBW 2024, an event that promotes collaboration and innovation, Erhan Korhaliller, Founder of Istanbul Blockchain Week, concluded, “The global spotlight of Web3 will once again be on Istanbul.

Having hosted over 180 local and international speakers and brought together thousands of individuals in pursuit of common goals in blockchain and Web3, IBW 2024 holds significant importance in showcasing Turkey’s potential in Web3 and decentralized finance. We promise to make this event unforgettable by meticulously designing every detail, and it will take place from August 13-14 at the Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel and Conference Center.”