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12 May presents the major blockchain and fintech events from May to September 2018 that any blockchain investor, businessman, expert, enthusiast and thinker can’t miss.

We have also picked some fun and interesting events that will be held at the same time and at the same place to help mix business with pleasure.

CONSENSUS 2018 – May 14-16, New York

FOR BUSINESS: CoinDesk presents its 4th annual blockchain technology summit at the New York Hilton Midtown – CONSENSUS 2018

Summit will feature more than 250 speakers and 4000 attendees from leading industry startups, investors, financial institutions, enterprise tech leaders, and academic and policy groups who are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency economy. Registration from $1999.

Who to see and hear: Emmanuel Aidoo (Credit Suisse), Neeraj Agrawal (Coin Center), Hilary Carter (Blockchain Research Institute), Phil Chen (HTC), David Dalton (Deloitte), Daniel Dehrey (Silicon Valley Bank).

FOR PLEASURE: Want to see Bruce Springsteen on Broadway? The one and only Bruce Springsteen brings his iconic slice of Americana to the Great White Way for a series of shows in which he'll take the audience through his life and career in only the way he can. Don’t miss it. Tickets from $627. #BruceSpringsteenBroadway

It is apparent that baseball is one of the most popular sports in the United States. Don’t miss a fight between New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays in City Field, New York. Tickets from $15. #baseballNYC #rivals

Next Block Conference - May 18, 2018, Kiev

FOR BUSINESS: Next Block is one of the most comprehensive blockchain conferences. It is ideal for those who interested in learning the latest trends and developments in this fast-growing space. BuildTech is an International Trade Exhibition which will take place at the National Complex Expocenter of Ukraine, Kiev. The participants will be discussing the future of ICO technology, how does blockchain make business and society better, how online retail or other issues will be changed with the crypto currency.

In the discussion you can see and hear a founder and managing partner of Vostok Ventures Michael Kharenko. Opening speech will be delivered by Bobby Lee, co-founder of the first Chinese crypto exchange ВТСС. And the final word will be for Simon Cocking, one of the most influential people in blockchain industry. Tickets from €125.

Who to see and hear: Mike Costache (Blockchain Investors Consortium), Robert Corriveau (Cryptodipity & Gavel Coin), On Yavin (Cointelligence), Motti Peer (Blonde 2.0).

FOR PLEASURE: “The Beatles. From Liverpool to Kiev” festival is necessary to visit for fans of iconic and legendary band. The festival became traditional and annual and made a status of all-Ukrainian. Thousands of “The Beatles” fans are waiting for this moment every year. Tickets from $6. #thebeatlesforeverever.

“Motivation Night: Sports Edition” Incredible stories from outstanding Ukrainian athletes. In “Motivation Night: Sport Edition” you can see champions in various sports to share with you the most motivating stories from their lives. Tickets from $16. #sportislive

Digital Business World Congress – May 22-24, Madrid

FOR BUSINESS: The Digital Business World Congress will host 450 international speakers, who will present success stories, new business models, discuss leadership issues and digital strategies implementation.

Key themes:

Masterminds Congress: 3 keynotes, 6 Digital Titans, 9 Industry Forums, focused on the impact of technology by industry, such as Insurance, Banking, Retail, Automotive, Cities, Tourism, Telco, among many others.Organization and Role Summits: Leadership Summit, CDO Summit, CIO Summit, HR Summit, CMO Summit, Public Administration Summit.Tech Series: The AInomics, Cloud Series, IoT Series, Big Data Series, Blockchain Series and Cybersecurity Series.Digital Markerting Planet: CMO priorities, Content Marketing, MarTech, Lead&Grow Generation, etc.This is a must-attend event for any business leaders who are ready to face up to the challenge of digitally transforming their businesses and becoming part of the new digital economy, because otherwise they will find themselves isolated from the market and left behind. Tickets from €30.

Who to see and hear: Luis Aguilar (IBM), Carlos Díaz (SAP), Luisella Giani (ORACAL), Sonia Pacheco (DES2018), Virginia Aguilar (GOOGLE), José Manuel Almagro Garrido (KIO NETWORKS ESPAÑA).

FOR PLEASURE: Do not miss a concert of one of the founding members of the mythical British band Pink Floyd – Roger Waters. The British musician is giving two concerts as part of his The 2018 European Us + Them Tour in which he performs some of the most emblematic songs of the legendary group. Tickets from €59. #PinkFloydLegend

Top Blockchain World Events This Summer

After the concert it will be nice to taste the best churros con chocolate in the café Chocolateria San Ginés. One of the few cafes in Madrid that serve only drinking chocolate – so thick that you can almost stand your spoon up in it – and churros (tubular, deep-fried dough), this venerable place is the best-known and the best-loved. Feel yourself a true madrileño. #chocolateriaSanGines

Exantech Business - May 30, Cyprus

FOR BUSINESS: Exantech Business, the second B2B-seminar on cryptocurrencies and mining, will take place in Cyprus on May 30th.

At the seminar, world-leading experts with years of hands-on experience in finance, fund management, and cryptocurrency investment will guide listeners through innovative blockchain technology, highlighting advantages it can offer to business.

Participants will have an opportunity to chat with experts and get their first-hand advice tailored to the realities of their businesses. They will also benefit from a networking environment and developing new contacts.

FOR PLEASURE: Organised between 31 May and 6 June 2018, the 18th International Pharos Chamber Music Festival will present five consecutive concerts with 16 internationally renowned soloists joining forces in an unparalleled programme of chamber music.

MoneyConf 2018 – June 11-13, Dublin

FOR BUSINESS: Every year since 2015, the world’s leading bitcoin, cryptocurrency and fintech experts have gathered at MoneyConf. The conferenceis organized by the team behind the world’s largest tech conference, Web Summit. Over two days 5 000 attendees from over 60 countries will network and learn from the industry’s leading lights. Expect insightful keynotes, hands-on workshops and incredible evening networking. Meet up with Richard Healy, Corporate Business Development Manager, Worldpay eCommerce. Tickets from €945.

Who to see and hear: David Schwartz (Ripple), Giulio Montemagno (Amazon Pay), Clif Marriott (Goldman Sachs), Sean Neville (Circle), John Anderson (Facebook), JP Rangaswami (Deutsche Bank), Daniel Schreiber (Lemonade).

FOR PLEASURE: Bloomsday Festival. June 16th is Bloomsday, the very day in 1904 on which all the action of James Joyce’s renowned novel Ulysses takes place. A lively celebration of all things Joyce, join avid Joyceans from all over the world as they descend on Dublin on June 16th.In Dublin, where the novel is set, the Bloomsday celebrations take place across the week, with most of the fun and frivolous activities taking place on the day itself. #Bloomsday

HAIM: Critically acclaimed trio brings their award-winning sound to Dublin’s historic Olympia Theatre. Hailing from Los Angeles, these skillful musicians are famous for their stunning melodies, powerful anthems, and effortless stage presence. The three talented sisters have perfected their compelling performance allowing room for spontaneous, high energy builds, and gratuitous guitar solos. Tickets from $48.90. #NewRockEnVogue

Blockchain Economic Forum – June 16-19, San Francisco

FOR BUSINESS: Blockchain Economic Forum in San Francisco is going to be a larger-scale event. More than 1500 leaders of the new economy will come to invest, exchange vitalizing ideas and build lasting partnerships. More than 40 round tables and panels, as well as 3 night receptions and multiple networking breaks, are designed to connect and engage. Top investors, influencers, decision makers and innovators will share their ideas and talents to expand the crypto into traditional economy. Tickets from $480.

Who to see and hear: Joe Oliver (Minister of Finance, Canada), Eric Ly (LinkedIn), Vinny Lingham (Civic Technologies), Bobby Lee (BTCC), Frank Wolak (Stanford), Guido Schmitz-Krummacher (Cardano Foundation), Tim Draper (Draper Associates/DFJ/Draper University).

FOR PLEASURE: PINK in Oakland! The one and only concert of fabulous Pink with Beautiful Trauma World Tour in Oracle Arena. Tickets from $73. #Pink#whataboutus

Take your friend and colleagues and run to the one of the America’s original outdoor festival - North Beach Festival. The Festival returns to San Francisco’s famed “Little Italy” neighborhood and will feature over 125 arts and crafts booths, tasty food, two stages of live entertainment, Italian street painting, beverage gardens, kid’s chalk art area and the infamous blessing of the animal’s ceremony. #northbeasch#SanFrancisco#eatit

2nd Blockchain for Finance Conference, Asia Pacific – June 20-21, Singapore

FOR BUSINESS: BFC 2018 is a program designed for financial institutions, delivered by financial institutions. The most innovative organizations will share their developments across Asian-Pacific Region, including:

Singapore: MAS will share their vision for DLT with an update on the campaigns that are at the forefront of blockchain innovation

Hong Kong: HSBC and CryptoBLK will look at how blockchain technology can create value for customers through trade finance applications

Australia: Digital Asset will discuss the opportunities and risks of private blockchain deployment in post-trade

India: Join panel sessions with Yes Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank that outline opportunities within payments and trade finance

Japan: Review JPX’s projects around KYC/AML and the post trade processing of listed securities

Thailand: Krungsri will examine where blockchain technology sits amongst the overall fintech movement.

Registration from $1395.

Who to see and hear: Naveen Mallela (​J.P. Morgan), Sagar Sarbha (Ripple), Rasmi Moh (OCBC Bank​), Jon Rout (​Digital Asset), Jennifer Doherty (HSBC), Philip Enness (IBM), Alexandre Kech (​SWIFT).

Top Blockchain World Events This Summer

FOR PLEASURE: Introduction To French Wines in Singapore. If you are a fan of French wines you must learn more about French wines and develop your sense of smell to empowered you with a common vocabulary to describe, understand and better enjoy your wines. Each aroma vial comes with an illustrated explanatory card that includes an abbreviated description of the aroma. Tickets from $30. #finewine#frenchwine

If you are full of impressions of Singapore it is time to explore rich, diverse and exciting Southeast Asia food in River Wok restaurant which aims to capture in one restaurant. Helmed by chef Chookiat who grew up in Chiang Mai, the restaurant is a mix of cuisines from Laos, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam featuring dishes like sop ikan batam and pho bo. #phobo#Singapore#RiverWok

Blockchain Expo, Europe – June 27-28, Amsterdam

FOR BUSINESS: As Europe’s largest established business Blockchain event with over 4000 blockchain people attending in Berlin 2017 the Blockchain Expo will be arriving to Amsterdam, bringing together more than 6000 dedicated blockchain industry attendees across key industries for two days of world-class content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies.

Presented in a series of top-level keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies with a focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging Blockchain space, Blockchain Expo will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including manufacturing, retail, financial services, legal, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more. Registration from €179.

Who to see and hear: Brian Behlendorf (Hyperledger), Duco Drenth (Dietsmann), Carlos Kuchkovsky (BBVA), Kapil Dhar (Lloyds Banking Group), Richard Kastelein (Blockchain News), Noelle Acheson (CoinDesk).

FOR PLEASURE: Ed Sheeran doesn’t need to be introduced. Just go and listen ballad songs of a world-famous singer in Amsterdam Arena. #EdSheeran#OneLove

The history of Amsterdam is intimately connected with water. Its 165 canals were created to stimulate trade and transport and reclaim land to expand the city. Floating down Amsterdam’s canals is one of the most memorable ways to discover the city's sights and attractions. Don’t miss a chance to discover Amsterdam from a boat Tickets from €17. #Amsterdamcruise#boat

CryptoBlockCon, New York – August 14 -15, New York

FOR BUSINESS: CryptoBlockCon brings together hundreds of passionate cryptocurrency and blockchain experts to talk about the currencies, the technology, and what to expect in 2018. CryptoBlockCon discusses and breaks down the future benefits of blockchain and crypto assets and showcase companies who are using this technology to disrupt industries and continuously innovate. Registration from $395.

Who to see and hear: Chris Snook (World Tokenomic Forum), Keith Herman (IPA Equities/PMBC Group), Michael Noel (Blockchain Consultants), Eli Blatt (bitfinance), Adam Wood (Cryptotraders).

FOR PLEASURE: Being in New York is 24 hours working and having early breakfast. Make your breakfast special with Balthazar restaurant. Restaurateur Keith McNally's enduring Soho brasserie is the best everyday restaurant in New York City. Period. The Balthazar is a terrific choice for a breakfast meeting, a steak frites lunch, or special-occasion dinner. For a splurge, get the Balthazar plateaux and the chicken for two. #Balthazar#breakfast#NYC

Pentatonix concert. A Capella has seen a massive resurgence of interest over the past couple of years, due in large part to movies like Pitch Perfect. At the forefront of this revival is Pentatonix, a five-piece who found success through NBC's The Sing-Off. The group put their own meticulously in-tune spin on everything from Katy Perry to Marvin Gaye, with a Daft Punk mash-up/medley quickly becoming their signature number. #pentatonix #acapellaperformance

Blockchain Live 2018 – September 26, London

FOR BUSINESS: Blockchain Live 2018 is an event dedicated to the adoption of blockchain technology. It will bring together delegates from key sectors looking to embrace and adopt distributed ledger technology.

In 2017 was the launch of Blockchain Live, the UK’s first exhibition dedicated to the business application of blockchain technology. The event attracted visitors and delegates from all stages of the adoption of the journey, from initial research to full application of the technology.

This year Blockchain Live at Olympia London, so the event will be much more spectacular.

Who to see and hear: Nick Szabo (Creator of Smart Contracts), Sylvain De Crom (Blue Square RE), Antony Welfare (Oracle), Ruth Milligan (techUK), Karl Flinders (Computer Weekly), Alastair Band (Blockchain Beginners), Cecile Baird (Blockchain for good).

FOR PLEASURE: You needn't look far for a true taste of British food in London, just book a spot at Rules Restaurant. The oldest restaurant in London, Rules has been serving traditional British food since 1798. Once frequented by Charles Dickens and H.G Wells, the restaurant has retained its historical charm with leather banquettes, low-level lighting and antique pictures. Its traditional feel also applies to its food. You’ll find hearty traditional British dishes such as pies and puddings, as well as game and beef from the restaurant's own estate. #RulesRestaurant#beenglishandeat

It is always a pleasure to see a golden Australian star Kylie Minogue in British Islands. Kylie Minogue currently on a high with her brand-new track 'Dancing' will bring her extraordinary creativity as a live performer back to the stage. Kylie, who always raises the bar with her live performances, promises a brand-new extravaganza for this production which will be centered around her new album 'Golden', although of course her amazing back catalogue will be embraced. Tickets from £55. #KylieMinogue#Golden

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