Top 4 Crypto Events to Attend in Asia in 2023

Top 4 Crypto Events to Attend in Asia in 2023

By Benson Toti - min read

Over the past decade, cryptocurrency has gained significant traction globally, and Asia has been no exception. As a result, the Asian market has emerged as a pivotal player in the digital asset landscape, with countries like China, South Korea, and Japan leading the charge. As more and more Asian countries embrace blockchain technology and digital currencies, the region has witnessed a surge in the number of crypto events and conferences.

These events have played a crucial role in fostering collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange among industry insiders, investors, and enthusiasts. As we move through 2023, Asia continues to be a hotbed for groundbreaking discussions on the future of blockchain, Web3, and cryptocurrencies.

Token2049 (Singapore, September 13-14, 2023)

TOKEN2049 is the premier crypto event in Asia, organized annually in Singapore. This flagship event of Asia Crypto Week gathers founders and executives of leading Web3 companies and projects to share their views on the industry. By focusing on global developments and widening perspectives on the ecosystem, TOKEN2049 creates unparalleled networking opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors, developers, and global media.

Held on September 13-14, 2023, TOKEN2049 transforms Singapore into a vibrant crypto hub by featuring a week of independently organized side events, including meetups, workshops, hackathons, networking drinks, parties, and Formula 1 Racing. Attendees can expect an action-packed schedule that fosters learning and collaboration in the rapidly evolving crypto space.

Korea Blockchain Week (September 4-10, 2023, Seoul, South Korea)

Korea Blockchain Week, founded by FACTBLOCK and co-hosted by Hashed, returns for its sixth year in Seoul. This annual event brings together the brightest minds in the industry to discuss, redefine, and celebrate the future of finance. Korea Blockchain Week is an exciting event with keynote speeches by industry heavyweights, panel discussions by renowned experts, and networking opportunities for investors and crypto enthusiasts.

IMPACT, a two-day conference hosted by FACTBLOCK and Hashed, takes center stage during Korea Blockchain Week. The conference brings together the industry’s top players and pioneers to discuss artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, DeFi, and Web3. Attendees can expect engaging panel discussions, workshops, and world-class networking opportunities at this must-attend event.

WebX (July 25-26, Tokyo, Japan)

WebX, Asia’s largest web3 conference, is organized by CoinPost, Japan’s largest crypto/web3 media. Held at the Tokyo International Forum, WebX attracts critical players, startups, companies, investors, government officials, and media from Japan and abroad. The two-day global event focuses on introducing decentralized technologies, such as blockchain, into society and aims to position Japan as a Web3 hub in Asia.

WebX features side events, including Japan Web3 Night at Tokyo Bay, a VVIP Party, VC Night, and the Asia Web3 Hackathon. Participants from Web3, Web2, and other industries will gather to discuss the future of blockchain technology and create a world-class conference that accelerates global business collaboration.

IVS 2023 (June 28-30, Kyoto, Japan)

IVS Crypto 2023 KYOTO, a premier event for Web3 entrepreneurs, investors, developers, IP holders, and enthusiasts, is scheduled for June 28-30 in Kyoto, Japan. Building on the success of IVS, Japan’s largest startup conference since 2007, this year’s edition will feature interactive sessions, workshops, and various sub-events, including YGG Japan’s GameFi pitch contest and Demo Day of AI x Web3 Hackathon. 

In addition, top Web3 players from around the globe will be featured as speakers, and attendees can look forward to experiencing HONEYCON, an NFT theme park concept introduced last October. HONEYCON combines Web3, NFTs, and entertainment elements for a diverse audience. 

In addition, “SHAKE! KYOTO,” a Web3 game-specific contest organized by YGG Japan, the country’s largest Web3 game platform, will connect game creators and publishers. Finalists will be selected from submitted Web3 game projects and compete for awards, with outstanding entries gaining the opportunity to be matched with publishers, licensors, and venture capitalists.