Hashed Emergent To Launch The First Ever “India Blockchain Week (IBW)” Conference
Hashed Emergent is thrilled to announce the upcoming flagship event in its week-long series of web3-focused conferences in Bangalore, the vibrant hub of India’s thriving tech and startup ecosystem. Often referred to as the “Silicon Valley of the East,” Bangalore provides the perfect backdrop for this exciting gathering. Introducing India Blockchain Week (IBW), the conference aims to establish itself as India’s premier multi-chain web3 event, featuring a comprehensive agenda encompassing various industries.
IBW, along with the accompanying series of events, will showcase the growing prominence of India in the web3 space. This is evident not only through the increasing adoption of cryptocurrencies but also through the emergence of groundbreaking startups originating from the sub-continent. By bringing together industry experts, innovators, and enthusiasts, IBW aims to provide a platform for insightful discussions, knowledge sharing, and networking opportunities, further propelling India’s role in the web3 landscape.
IBW is the headline conference in a week-long series of web3-focused events lasting from December 4-10. It begins with a “warm-up” session on Monday and Tuesday, December 4-5, including hackathons, side events, and parties. The IBW headline conference will be held on December 6-7, or Wednesday and Thursday. It will be succeeded by the ETHIndia hackathon which set a record last year as one of the largest Ethereum hackathons with over 2,000 attendees and 450+ project submissions. The main IBW conference venue will be the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Whitefield, a major IT and commercial hub of Bangalore.
IBW will host a series of engaging speaker sessions, panel discussions, fireside chats, and moderated debates with participants from the entire spectrum of the blockchain industry. The event’s agenda is designed to be maximally inclusive for all experts and topics involving the blockchain industry, including technical, regulatory, and growth topics.
In particular, IBW will explore the latest trends and developments in blockchain technology, investment opportunities, adoption and use cases, policy and regulations and, last but not least, the agenda will include topics such as the interplay between web3 and emerging markets, as well as the unique web3 landscape in India.
The world’s leading web3 PR and marketing agency, MarketAcross—known for their work in the region with companies like Polygon and Hashed Emergent—will be joining the event as the global media lead. This follows multiple web3 events where MarketAcross serves as the official media partner like Korea Blockchain Week, WebX, Paris Blockchain Week, and IVS Kyoto.
India has rapidly emerged as one of the leading adopters of web3, growing 100-fold in on-chain value flows to the country since 2019, while also boasting the largest number of users across centralized and decentralized web3 finance venues, according to Chainalysis’ Geography of Crypto Adoption report. This is despite numerous regulatory hurdles, as the Indian government has been historically skeptical of crypto and is now positioning itself for globally harmonized regulation at the G20 Summit.
The list of confirmed speakers is currently not public, but it will include prominent global and local leaders of the blockchain industry. IBW is organized by Hashed Emergent, a subsidiary of Hashed, a prominent web3 venture fund from South Korea that continues to co-host Factblock’s wildly successful Korea Blockchain Week series of events.
“We’re excited to bring the first world-class, pan-industry, and multi-chain web3 conference to India, finally giving it the attention it has always deserved,” said Tak Lee, Managing Partner of Hashed Emergent. “Bangalore ranks among the most prolific startup hubs worldwide, and Indian startups in web3 have made a considerable impact on the industry, spearheaded by multiple hugely successful protocols and products. We believe that IBW will quickly become one of the most interesting and diverse gathering places for the crypto industry.”
About Hashed Emergent
Hashed Emergent is an early-stage venture capital fund focused on investing in companies at the intersection of web2 and web3 in emerging markets, particularly India. Based in Bangalore, Singapore, Dubai, and the US, its team of diverse professionals is dedicated to empowering builders who are enabling the mass adoption of blockchain.
As a part of Hashed, one of the most active blockchain-focused investment firms in the world, Hashed Emergent leverages a broad breadth of experience and a large professional network to offer the best support to its portfolio companies.