Blockchain Ireland, the ecosystem that works to promote Ireland as a hub for blockchain, crypto and Web3, has announced the fourth edition of Blockchain Ireland Week, which takes place from the 29 May, in Trinity Business School, Dublin. For this year’s event, the theme is Digital Convergence: blockchain as the nexus of technology, business, and finance.
Included in this year’s line up of speakers are Commissioner on the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Hester Peirce; Gerry Cross, Director of Financial Regulation Policy and Risk at the Central Bank of Ireland; Brian Ruane, Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon’s Clearance & Collateral Management business and a member of BNY Mellon’s Executive Committee; Barry Lowry, CIO of the Irish Government. The full line-up for guest speakers is soon to be announced, but expect a convergence with policymakers, leaders from the world of TradFi, real-world assets, and institutional engagement, and plenty of household name Web3 speakers.
Last year’s event featured speakers such as Paschal Donoghue, Minister of Finance; Andrew Howell, Senior Director of Blockchain Engineering at Blockdaemon; Daniela Barbosa, General Manager Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity at the Linux Foundation; and Helen Köpman, Acting Head of Unit Digital Innovation and Blockchain at the European Commission.
Speaking on the announcement, Dave Feenan, Chair of Blockchain Ireland and Director of Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet stated, “The Web3 space has faced turbulence over the past year, however the Irish indigenous blockchain, crypto and Web3 ecosystem has never been stronger. There are now over 50 indigenous blockchain companies which are focused on a wide array of areas such as technology infrastructure, regulation, supply chain, music, trading, media, payments, identity, education, PR and the environment. Blockchain Ireland Week will showcase this incredible level of innovation on our island, and we couldn’t be more proud to see the ecosystem go from strength to strength.”
Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) have matured to be the nexus that brings together the digitalisation of business and finance as the foundation for the new digital economy, delivering stability, trust, and transparency. This trend has strongly manifested in Ireland, where now more than 50 blockchain, crypto and Web3 companies have been created, the majority of which have been established over the last 3 years.
To find out more about tickets and how to get involved in this year’s event, visit www.blockchainireland.ie.