Blockchain Week 2024: Keynotes and Networking Opportunities at Australia’s Leading DLT Event

As a crypto investor with a few years of experience under my belt, I’m thrilled to see the growing interest and adoption of blockchain technology and digital assets in Australia. The surge in cryptocurrency ownership and the increasing acceptance of digital currencies by businesses are promising signs that we’re moving towards a more decentralized financial future.

As a researcher focusing on blockchain technology and digital assets, I’m excited to share that Blockchain Australia, our country’s leading association for blockchain and digital asset innovation, is gearing up to host its annual conference, named “Blockchain Week 2024.” This four-day event, themed around “The Digital Convergence,” will unfold from the 11th to the 14th of June in iconic venues scattered across Sydney. Notably, this conference falls during the renowned Vivid Sydney festival, adding an extra layer of excitement and vibrancy to the proceedings.

A Closer Look at the Adoption Surge

In Australia, the number of individuals holding cryptocurrencies has significantly increased over the past few years. According to a recent Swyftx survey, millennials are leading this trend, with their representation among cryptocurrency owners increasing from 35.6% in 2021 to approximately 40.7% in 2023. This equates to around an additional million Australians joining the digital asset community.

Swyftx explains that one cause of the increase in interest is Australians’ growing curiosity about the technology behind cryptocurrencies. It’s not just about making profits quickly; people are now eager to learn about blockchain and crypto’s possibilities. Additionally, as people seek ways to expand their wealth beyond traditional investments like stocks and real estate, crypto’s past achievements, such as Bitcoin‘s success, are piquing their interest.

Third, the widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum by businesses for transactions and everyday use is a strong indicator of growing trust and integration into our daily lives. Fourth, regulatory clarity from regional authorities regarding crypto usage and investment, coupled with educational initiatives to inform the public about both advantages and disadvantages, fosters confidence in cryptocurrencies as a legitimate financial instrument.

Blockchain Week 2024: Highlights

With the backing of, Take3, Chainanalysis, Protocol Theory, and Swyftx, Blockchain Week 2024 gathers business moguls, tech visionaries, government officials, investors, passionate blockchain advocates, and DLT creators and pioneers.

At the four-day long conference, notable figures and experts in the field will present keynote speeches covering the hottest themes in the Web3 domain.

  • Government Address: Dr. Andrew Charlton MP

  • Industry Insights: Jonathan Inglis, Protocol Theory

  • Blockchain Builders Panel: Helen McHugh, ACS

  • Cloud Infrastructure: Dongliang Guo, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

  • Financial Technology: Effie Dimitropoulos, Novatti

  • Payments: Ashima Chaudhary, Mastercard

  • Digital Assets: Vakul Talwar,

  • Custody: Julian Sawyer, Zodia Custody

  • AI and Web3: Caroline Page, Virtually Human

  • Tokenisation: Lisa Wade, DigitalX

  • Payments: Rob Allen, Australian Payments Plus

  • Digital ID: Verida

  • Digital Currency Exchanges: Jamie Elkaleh, Bitget

On the first day of Blockchain Week 2024, I will delve into how distributed ledger technology (DLT) contributes to constructing the digital economy. This day will feature presentations of practical applications and the intricacies of cryptocurrency systems. In the evening, there will be a networking event to facilitate collaboration among industry professionals. Moving on to the second day, I will provide you with valuable insights from experts regarding digital assets in the financial sector, as well as discuss regulatory issues. The week will culminate in celebrating Blockchain Australia’s 10-year anniversary.

As a crypto investor attending this conference, I’m now deep into the third day’s events. We’ve moved past the initial introductions and are now fully immersed in thought-provoking discussions about digital convergence. The fourth day is even more exciting as it adopts an “unconference” format across Sydney. Instead of traditional presentations, we’ll engage in interactive conversations at various venues, allowing for a more personalized learning experience. The conference concludes with a final night afterparty that seamlessly blends the digital and artistic revolutions, promising a memorable end to this enriching event.

At Parliament House, attend a Digital Asset Discussion and Q&A over breakfast, which offers the chance to mingle with influential figures in the industry. Additionally, don’t miss the Anniversary Gala Night, where you can build connections with key players during an enjoyable evening of celebration.

Blockchain Australia’s Vision for a Blockchain-Powered Future

As a researcher studying the digital economy in Australia, I can’t stress enough the importance of understanding the complexities of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) for businesses aiming to maximize their potential use of this innovative technology. Fortunately, there is an organization that can help guide businesses through the process: Blockchain Australia.

As a blockchain analyst, my objective is to drive the region forward in the world of blockchain technology. This entails partnering with key industry figures and government entities, while cultivating an atmosphere that values creativity. Through initiatives such as Blockchain Week, The Blockies, and Policy Forum, Blockchain Australia facilitates information exchange and collaboration among players in the field. By doing so, we aim to elevate our country’s standing as a significant player in distributed ledger technology on the global scene.

Check out the Blockchain Week website at for the latest news and ensure your attendance by reserving a spot.

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2024-05-30 21:05