The 9-Year-Old Premier Blockchain Event Shanghai International Blockchain Week Returns in Sep. 2023

Wanxiang Blockchain
5 min readMay 17, 2023

Shanghai International Blockchain Week, one of the most influential blockchain event in Asia and beyond organized by Wanxiang Blockchain Labs, will return in September this year with its iconic and much-anticipated activities, namely Wanxiang Blockchain Hackathon (Sep.15–16), Open Day (Sep.18) and the Ninth Global Blockchain Summit (Sep.19–20).

As one of the earliest blockchain event in China and now the most renowned blockchain conference in Asia and beyond, Shanghai International Blockchain Week has been held for 9 consecutive years since 2015. Despite of the ups and downs of the global blockchain industry and difficulties and the challenges brought by COVID-19, this event has never failed its lovers and followers with premier speaker line-ups, inspiring sharing and a friendly environment of communication and networking.

The latest edition of Shanghai International Blockchain Week in 2023 will continue to make an impressive gathering of famous blockchain scholars, experts, tech leaders and representatives from blockchain and related fields from home and abroad to delve into the trendy topics, star applications as well as opportunities and challenges of the industry.

The year 2023 has witnessed promising trends and critical breakthroughs in the global blockchain industry, including the newly announced Web3 policies and regulations in Hong Kong, the Ethereum Shanghai Upgrade, competitive new players like Sam Altman also known as the father of Chat GPT, etc. 2023 Shanghai International Blockchain Week will be the best place for you to catch up with all these important trends and changes and meet with the influencers and wave makers in the industry. This year’s Shanghai International Blockchain Week will offer global blockchain aficionados places and opportunities to communicate and grow together via the following iconic activities:

Sep.15–17 2023 Wanxiang Blockchain Hackathon

As the warm up activity of the Shanghai International Blockchain Week, 2023 Wanxiang Blockchain Hackathon is gearing up to gather excellent blockchain developers and enthusiasts around the world for tight competitions and hefty prizes. We are looking forward to seeing blockchain innovators and young blood to build impressive and valuable projects in this competition.

Sep.18 Open Day

To nurture an atmosphere of dynamic and in-depth communication, we will have this special day for fellow companies to display their projects and technologies and for our audience to explore more exciting opportunities. During the blockchain week last year, there were nearly a hundred blockchain-focused activities happening around the event venue.

Sep.19–20 The Ninth Global Blockchain Summit

Adhering to the vision of nurturing a global blockchain ecosystem and promoting the development of the global blockchain industry with high quality content and networking opportunities, the Ninth Global Blockchain Summit will invite prominent technical leaders, experts and scholars from various industries as always to jointly discuss the latest achievements, trends and ideas of the blockchain industry. All speeches and panel discussions will be streamed.

Previously we had distinguished speakers like Xiao Feng, Chairman of Wanxiang Blockchain, Li Lihui, Former President of the Bank of China, Yao Qian, Director of Science and Technology Supervision Bureau, CSRC, Vitalik Buterin, Founder of Ethereum and Chief Scientist of Wanxiang Blockchain Labs, Gavin Wood, Founder of Polkadot, Juan Benet, Anatoly V. Anisimov, Corresponding member of the National Academy of Ukraine, Juan Benet, Founder of Protocol Labs, Dawn Song, Professor at UC Berkeley and so on. The speaker line-up of the Ninth Global Blockchain Summit will be released in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned!

About Shanghai International Blockchain Week and Global Blockchain Summit

2022 Shanghai International Blockchain Week and the 8th Global Blockchain Summit

Blockchain New Economy: Together for a Shared Future in Blockchain

Focusing on hotspot issues of blockchain and related industries, this event invited influencers, tech leaders and scholars to share their ideas on the future of blockchain. The opening ceremony and the eight forums on different topic were named after the stars in the solar system, adding to the imagination and attractiveness of the event.

2021 Shanghai International Blockchain Week and the 7th Global Blockchain Summit

Blockchain New Economy: Digital Transformation

The gathering of leaders of blockchain and related industries focused on discussing blockchain application and its contribution to digital transformation. New industry and business models would emerge from the integration of digital technologies and the real economy and the upgrades of the traditional industries.

2020 Shanghai International Blockchain Week and the 6th Global Blockchain Summit

Blockchain New Economy: Integrated Innovation

Adhering to the vision of delivering high quality content to the audience, this event invited tech leaders and elites from diverse industries to discuss the achievements, trends and concepts of the blockchain industry over last year and held forums on such topics as digital finance, distributed cognitive industrial internet and IoT3.0.

2019 Shanghai International Blockchain Week and the 5th Global Blockchain Summit

Blockchain New Economy: New Decades New Beginning

By showcasing the prominent blockchain applications and enlightening the audience on blockchain’s contribution to all industries and the real economy, this event attracted nearly 2000 visitors to share their ideas and build the ecosystem together.

2018 Shanghai International Blockchain Week and the 4th Global Blockchain Summit

Blockchain New Economy: Tech Exploration

Over 100 contestants competed for the hackathon and won hefty prizes. More than 500 global developers joined the discussions on technical challenges and their solutions while a great number of attendees around world participated in the summit to exchange ideas on how to breakthrough technical bottlenecks and share their experience and use cases.

2017 Shanghai International Blockchain Week and the 3rd Global Blockchain Summit

Blockchain New Economy: Breaking Dawn

This summit gathered over 1000 influential speakers and attendees to exchange ideas and learn from each other on topics related to blockchain application, regulation and trends.

2016 Shanghai International Blockchain Week and the 2nd Global Blockchain Summit

Blockchain New Economy: Horizon

The Second Ethereum Devcon, Demo Day and the Second Global Blockchain Summit co-hosted by Wanxiang Blockchain Labs and the Ethereum Foundation attracted almost 100 speakers and over 1000 attendees around the world, pushing the development level and international status of China’s blockchain industry to a new height.

2015 the 1st Global Blockchain Summit

Blockchain New Economy: Blueprint

As the earliest public blockchain event in China, the First Global Blockchain Summit in 2015 marked the beginning of the blockchain industry in China and was widely recognized as a milestone in its development.

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