Seoul, Korea, February 8th, 2024, Chainwire
For the 7th year, Korea Blockchain Week 2024 (KBW2024), founded and hosted by FACTBLOCK and co-hosted by HASHED, is set to take place in Seoul, Korea from September 1-7, 2024. The flagship two-day conference, ‘KBW2024: IMPACT’, will be held at the Seoul Grand Walkerhill Hotel on September 3-4, 2024, as part of this week-long festival. KBW: IMPACT is renowned for showcasing the latest advancements in blockchain technology and is set to feature an impressive lineup of industry luminaries and thought leaders.
In previous years IMPACT included influential figures as speakers such as Ethereum founder, Vitalik Buterin, Sandy Peng from Scroll Tech, Sandeep Nailwal from Polygon Labs, Jang Hyun-kook of WeMade, Arthur Hayes of BitMEX, Dan Held of Trust Machines, Pascal Gauthier of Ledger, and Sergei Nazarov of Chainlink and more. Each of these brought a wealth of knowledge and experience, offering invaluable insights into the evolving world of blockchain technology.
KBW: IMPACT will focus on pivotal blockchain themes like Infrastructure Development, Tech Stack, and Cultural Engagement, offering deep dives into the industry’s future. Expect dynamic discussions, keynotes, and hands-on Web3 experiences. Key sessions will cover the Web2 to Web3 transition, with an emphasis on finance and blockchain integration.
FACTBLOCK CEO Seon-ik Jeon emphasizes that the future of blockchain technology stands at a crossroads of inevitable innovation: “This year’s KBW: IMPACT will be an important moment for discussing not only the future of blockchain technology but also how Korea can lead the way in this innovation by reflecting on the progress made to date, and is expected to make a significant contribution to exploring Korea’s role and potential in the global market.” – Seon-ik Jeon, CEO of FACTBLOCK.
HASHED CEO and Managing Partner, Simon Kim, highlights KBW’s status as a major tech conference, bridging Asian and Western Web3 sectors: “By now it’s clear that this event is more than just a conference; it’s a beacon for blockchain innovation. Here, we bridge the gap between Asia’s Web3 scene and the global tech community. It’s an opportunity to celebrate our progress and envision a future where blockchain technology is seamlessly integrated into every aspect of our digital world.” – Simon Kim, CEO of Hashed.
Through its core themes, KBW2024: IMPACT will explore diverse blockchain aspects, from digital asset adoption to institutional involvement. These include exploring the latest trends in blockchain infrastructure development, discussing technology-centric topics with researchers, examining cultural development in human society through Web3 products such as NFTs and blockchain games, providing Web3-specific business insights such as crypto-native Go-to-Market strategies, sharing consumer-facing applications such as DeFi and socialFi projects, and evaluating traditional finance’s integration and sentiment with blockchain.
KBW2024: IMPACT promises an enhanced conference experience, boasting an expanded array of booths and a plethora of interactive functions. Attendees can immerse themselves in a comprehensive journey through diverse Web3 products, games, and arts showcased across the venue, ensuring a truly engaging and dynamic experience.
Since its 2018 inception, KBW has become a global blockchain and Web3 festival, blending industry insights with cultural experiences. IMPACT, the flagship event of KBW, offers a platform for industry leaders and newcomers to engage in insightful discussions and networking, fostering global blockchain and Web3 innovation. Last year, KBW2023 drew in over 30,000 attendees across major events such as IMPACT, The Gateway: Korea, and Micro Seoul: SeoulBound.
Korea Blockchain Week (KBW) is an annual global blockchain and web3 festival held in Seoul, South Korea, since 2018. It has been a gathering ground for the top global blockchain and web3 leaders and unifying diverse communities.
Every year, KBW curates multiple prestigious main events, including the flagship conference ‘IMPACT.’ This provides participants and attendees exclusive opportunities to exchange industry insights and indulge in an immersive blend of music, art, and culture, making KBW a unique and enriching experience for all involved.
FACTBLOCK is a Web3 ecosystem builder committed to enhancing the integrity of the blockchain industry since 2018. Our mission revolves around reducing information disparity, fostering connections between global blockchain enterprises and the Korean market, and promoting domestic companies on the global platform.
In 2018, FACTBLOCK launched Korea Blockchain Week, an annual week-long festival that serves as a unifying hub by bringing together diverse blockchain communities to facilitate the exchange of information and foster meaningful interactions. Furthermore, we extend our commitment through a comprehensive suite of web3 solutions, including consulting and advisory services.
Founded by a team of serial entrepreneurs and engineers in 2017, HASHED is the preeminent blockchain firm in Asia with a portfolio that spans the globe. We started HASHED because we saw an opportunity for blockchain to not only reinvent the global financial system, but the very fabric of the internet itself. This is one of the most consequential moments in human history — an opportunity to overlay the power of digital networks onto human ones, and to usher in a future where technology empowers individuals, and not the other way around.