Canada’s Largest Blockchain Conference Set for Toronto

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Canada’s largest blockchain event, Blockchain Futurist Conference, will be featured Aug. 15–16 during the country’s first-ever celebratory Blockchain Week in Toronto that Monday through Friday.

The futurist conference will primarily focus on how blockchain is changing, and ways people can adapt with it. It is backed by Untraceable, an event and marketing company for the blockchain and crypto community. The week will also include Global Cloud and Blockchain Summit on Aug. 13–14, in which professionals from a diversity of industries will discuss about how blockchain technologies can be implemented in the workplace and management systems (hospitality professionals, take heed). Some topics to be covered at the summit include cost savings using blockchain, the current market of the technology and how to get started in the field. More than 12 knowledgeable speakers have been confirmed for the event.

“With the conference, our goal is to break down the silos within the blockchain industry and foster conversations that will further progress for all players involved,” said Tracy Leparulo, CEO of Untraceable. Controversial topics and new research will be debated among industry professionals.

Discussion is only the first stage of the conference. The second will be a hands-on approach to delving into the world of cryptocurrencies. A crypto boot camp will be offered where attendees can learn about setting up wallets, market trades and different types of cryptocurrencies, and the best security measures for keeping information stored in blockchain systems safe. There will be an expert on site to answer any questions attendees have, whether they be beginners or pros.

Cryptocurrency won’t just be a topic—it will also be an integral part of the meeting. A crypto marketplace will feature more than 20 Toronto vendors. Bunz, a cryptocurrency provider, is hosting the marketplace and will airdrop Bunz tokens. Participants will be able to use the tokens to purchase drinks, artwork, merchandise and other locally sourced products on site. A crypto-ATM will also be available. For a little added inspiration to use crypto-systems, all attendees will receive $20 work in bitcoin.

Learners will be able to let loose after the full days of activity with a networking cocktail night and a Cabana party, hosted by DigitalBits.

“As blockchain technology develops more real-world applications, it is our duty as first movers to ensure that these progressions bring about positive change,” DigitalBits CEO Al Burgio said. “The Blockchain Futurist Conference is an amazing setting to educate others about the enormous potential of this technology.”

The week will include Global Cloud and Blockchain Summit on Aug. 13–14, in which professionals from a diversity of industries will discuss about how blockchain technologies can be implemented in the workplace and management systems (hospitality professionals, take head). Some topics to be covered at the summit include cost savings using blockchain, the current market of the technology and how to get started in the field. More than 12 knowledgeable speakers have been confirmed for the event.