Austria’s Biggest Blockchain Summit to Host EU Ministers, Commissioners, and Royalty Speakers

By February 10, 2019 No Comments

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The biggest blockchain summit in Austria and Europe as a whole is expected to host notable speakers that include EU ministers and commissioners.

According to a press release, the conference will focus on promoting discourse between the public and various business sectors. The press release read:

“The focus of the conference is on promoting the discourse between public and business sectors, science and research, and art and technology, and building bridges between these industry sectors.”

Big Names In Attendance

Among the speakers will be Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and society; an Austrian minister, Prince Michael of Lichtenstein, and other big names.

There will also be representatives from many major brands, which include Accenture, IBM, Microsoft, Wien Energie and Merck, and Raiffeisen Bank International. Crypto companies that are also expected to grace the event include Bitmain, Bitfury, Binance, and Hyperledger.

Going down on April 2nd and 3rd in Vienna, Austria, the blockchain summit is expected to attract about 2,000 people and dozens of international and national speakers. It will also host 100 investors and 40 exhibitors.

Points To Be Discussed

The blockchain summit will see many crucial topics surrounding the blockchain discussed. Some of the major areas that will be touched on include supply chain and mobility, banking, energy, healthcare, blockchain for business and government.

According to a statement about the summit, the event will be a big boost for Vienna, making it one of the many blockchain-friendly cities in Europe. The statement read:

“This event is going to put Vienna on the map as one of the best places for business and blockchain to get together, network, communicate and build their visions of the future.”

Blockchain Adoption In Europe

Europe has been leading the way when it comes to blockchain adoption. Many countries in the regions have developed policies that make it easy and suitable for blockchain-based businesses to operate successfully. Some of such countries include Malta, Lithuania, Estonia, and Switzerland.

In 2018, France also joined the bandwagon by passing laws that would seek to facilitate ICOs in the country with the hope of attracting crypto-blockchain businesses.