- The conference will run from December 4 to December 10.
- The conference will include hackathons, side events, parties, a headline conference, and an ETHIndia hackathon.
- The conference is organized by Hashed Emergent, a subsidiary of Hashed, a prominent web3 venture fund from South Korea.
Hashed Emergent has announced that it will host the first blockchain conference week in India in December. The week-long series of web3-focused events will be held in Bangalore, the heart of India’s tech and startup scene, rightfully known as the “Silicon Valley of the East.”
The new conference dubbed India Blockchain Week (IBW) aims at becoming India’s first world-class, multi-chain web3 conference with a pan-industry agenda. It will reflect India’s increasing role in web3, expressed both in terms of crypto adoption and the exciting startups originating from the sub-continent.
Expressing his excitement about the upcoming event, Managing Partner of Hashed Emergent, Tak Lee, said:
“We’re excited to bring the first world-class, pan-industry and multi-chain web3 conference to India, finally giving it the attention it has always deserved. Bangalore ranks among the most prolific startup hubs worldwide, and Indian startups in web3 have made a considerable impact on the industry, spearheaded by multiple hugely successful protocols and products. We believe that IBW will quickly become one of the most interesting and diverse gathering places for the crypto industry.”
The India Blockchain Week timetable
The conference will have a week-long series of web3-focused events lasting from December 4-10.
It will start with a “warm-up” session on Monday and Tuesday, December 4-5. This will include hackathons, side events and parties.
The IBW headline conference will be held on December 6-7, or Wednesday and Thursday succeeded by the ETHIndia hackathon which set a record last year as one of the largest Ethereum hackathons with over 2,000 attendees and 450+ project submissions.
The main venue of the IBW conference will be the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Whitefield, a major IT and commercial hub of Bangalore.
MarketAcross will be IBW’s lead media
MarketAcross, the world’s leading web3 PR and marketing agency known for its work in the region with companies like Polygon and Hashed Emergent, will be joining the event as the global lead media.
MarketAcross has served as the official media partner in multiple web3 events including the Korea Blockchain Week, WebX, Paris Blockchain Week, and the IVS Kyoto.
India has rapidly emerged as one of the leading adopters of web3 despite the numerous regulatory hurdles seeing that the Indian government has been historically sceptical to crypto and is now positioning itself for globally harmonized regulation at the G20 Summit.
While the list of speakers at the IBW headline conference is yet to be revealed, Harsh Emergent has confirmed that it will include prominent local and global leaders within the blockchain industry.