Crypto events to watch out for in February

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Breathe a sigh of relief–the longest month of the year is finally drawing to a close. As we all settle into the new year, it’s time to get your crypto calendar in order.

We’ve scoured the internet to gather a list of the most interesting crypto and blockchain-related events taking place in the conveniently shorter month of February.

Security Tokens Realised: London Global Summit

Where: London, United Kingdom

When: 4 - 5 February

Why you should attend: In today’s world, it’s imperative to understand the impact of blockchain technologies on the future of securities – debt, equity, funds, structured products and derivatives. Digitisation along with blockchain technology is now being adopted by the traditional financial services industry and will create opportunities for many and radically disrupt others. The series focuses on opportunities in traditional securities, alternative assets, and funds.

Who it’s for: Finance professionals and blockchain enthusiasts

Cost: £0 - £1,080

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Advancing Bitcoin and Developer Conference 2020

Where: London

When: 6 - 7 February

Why you should attend: Experienced Bitcoin developers from Blockstream, Chaincode Labs, and many more will be sharing their knowledge through 25-minute talks and panel discussions. This is an opportunity to hear their thoughts and ask questions.

Who it’s for: Developers and Bitcoin enthusiasts

Cost: £149 for students and lecturers. £499 last minute tickets.

Register here

DAS: London

Where: London, United Kingdom

When: 10 February

Why you should attend: DAS: London is London’s first institutionally-focused event in the digital asset ecosystem hosted by BlockWorks Group. Designed with financial market professionals in mind, DAS: London will bring together 500+ attendees to speak directly to the financial institutions, asset managers, and blockchain pioneers about the issues most pressing to them.

Who it’s for: Financial industry leaders

Cost: £489 - £609

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Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2020

Where: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

When: 10 - 14 February

Why you should attend: The conference aims to bring security and cryptography researchers and practitioners together with economists, bankers, implementers and policy-makers. Intimate and colourful by tradition, the FC program features invited talks, academic presentations, technical demonstrations and panel discussions. In addition, several workshops will be held in conjunction with the FC conference.

Who it’s for: Industry leaders

Cost: $150 - $1,150

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Blockchain in Oil and Gas Canada

Where: Calgary, Alberta

When: 11 - 12 February

Why you should attend: The 2nd Annual Blockchain in Oil and Gas Canada conference will bring together stakeholders and decision-makers across the value to chain to discuss how the transformational effect of Blockchain is revolutionising the oil and gas market and creating new opportunities for innovation. Over two days, you will hear how the top operators are leveraging Blockchain applications and capitalising on new opportunities. Attend this conference to learn first hand from your peers and hear the most up-to-date information directly from the oil and gas companies making it happen.

Who it’s for: Industry leaders

Cost: CA$795 - CA$2,395

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Finovate Europe

Where: Berlin, Germany

When: 11 - 13 February

Why you should attend: For the first time ever, Finovate will take place in Europe, bringing you a truly Pan-European fintech event. See the best of Europe's fintech through unique, short-form demos. Hear from 150+ expert speakers on the future of digital, open banking, tech, payments and insurance.

Who it’s for: Finance industry leaders

Cost: £895 - £1,595

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FINTEX Africa 2020

Where: Kigali, Rwanda

When: 12 - 13 February

Why you should attend: Now in its 4th successful edition, FINTEX Africa is firmly established as Africa’s flagship event on banking and fintech innovation. Bringing together more than 400 industry leaders from 25+ countries, this prestigious event features the largest showcase of innovative technologies for African banks – everything from digital banking platforms to cloud computing; data analytics to artificial intelligence; cybersecurity to blockchain; and payments to biometrics.

Who it’s for: Fintech leaders

Cost: Free standard ticket for executives of banks and financial institutions in Africa. More ticket options on the event page.

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Blockchain Dev Conference 2020

Where: San Francisco, United States

When: 13 - 14 February

Why you should attend: The blockchain protocol and the decentralised contracts of Ethereum enable entire decentralised apps and organisations that were never before possible. While this industry is new, innovation is heating up. Get an introduction to blockchain and Ethereum development, and see the innovators who are building new types of apps on the protocol.

Who it’s for: Blockchain and crypto enthusiasts

Cost: $895 - $1,595

Register here

Four Week Blockchain, Ethereum, Smart Contracts and Developer Training Cape Town

Where: Cape Town, South Africa

When: 17 February - 11 March (class sessions every Monday and Wednesday for four weeks)

Why you should attend: The course is designed for those who have no programming knowledge, yet would like to learn Ethereum blockchain development, how to develop a blockchain application, smart contracts on ethereum blockchain application.

Who it’s for: Students and professionals interested in blockchain technology

Cost: $300 - $400

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The Stanford Blockchain Conference

Where: Stanford, United States

When: 19 - 21 February

Why you should attend: This conference explores methods of security engineering and risk management in blockchain systems. Learn more about the applications of cryptography, decentralised protocols, formal methods, and empirical analysis to improving security or mitigating risk in blockchain deployments.

Who it’s for: Blockchain enthusiasts and professionals

Cost: Free

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Convergence India 2020

Where: New Delhi, India

When: 19 - 21 February

Why you should attend: The expo brings together the latest technology innovations and trends from the telecom and mobile industry, information technology and security, broadcast and digital media, as well as emerging technologies and enterprise solutions under one roof. Opportunity for industry leaders and influencers to discuss the latest trends and disruptions impacting various industry verticals.

Who it’s for: Industry leaders

Cost: Free for visitors

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FinTech India and Blockchain Summit

Where: New Delhi, India

When: 19 - 21 February

Why you should attend: The FinTech India Expo and Blockchain Summit will display applications and innovations in the fields of blockchain, AI, big data, IoT and quantum technologies. This is an opportunity for global professionals to engage, learn, and explore what’s next in the realms of such emerging technologies. The expo provides a space for fintech leaders and startups to come together and pave the way forward towards sustainable growth.

Who it’s for: Industry leaders

Cost: $120 - $260

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Blockchain Economy

Where: Istanbul, Turkey

When: 20 - 21 February

Why you should attend: Istanbul’s second-largest cryptocurrency conference. Industry leaders in the blockchain and crypto space, along with entrepreneurs and investors come together to showcase presentations and discussions.

Who it’s for: Industry leaders

Cost: $199

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2020 Crypto World Summit: The Future of Security Tokens

Where: New York, United States

When: 20 February

Why you should attend: Industry leaders in the crypto and blockchain space showcase new technologies and lead discussions around the rise of digital money, security token offerings, cryptocurrencies, and more.

Who it’s for: Industry leaders and crypto enthusiasts

Cost: $499 - $699

Register here

Northern Blockchain Conference

Where: University of York, United Kingdom

When: 22 February

Why you should attend: The Northern Blockchain Conference 2020 is set to be the largest Blockchain conference to take place in the North of the UK. Featuring over 20 speakers covering a wide range of topics, there's truly something for everybody at the conference. In addition to the talks and panels, there'll be a networking area situated outside the lecture theatre where you can interact with companies and speakers. There will also be a Skype Q&A with technology giant and crypto enthusiast John McAfee.

Who it’s for: Blockchain and crypto enthusiasts

Cost: 0 - £60

Register here

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