There’s another way

For those who not only want to save money, but are also looking for in-depth discussions about the technology, other event formats are generally more recommendable. On the one hand there are the numerous Meetups, which are organized by startups, private persons, Co-Working-Spaces, agencies and enterprises in the big cities. There is no buffet or chic bags of giveaways.

But for that you can expect a familiar atmosphere in small groups of 20 to 50 participants, two to three lectures on a technically challenging topic and afterwards an intensive discussion. Representatives of the parliamentary group “Lambo” are to be found here clearly more rarely, the level tends to be higher.

The right questions can be found at Bitcoin revolution conferences

Corresponding to this, more and more industry-specific specialist events are emerging. These include, for example, blockchain in the logistics sector or Bitcoin revolution in the energy sector: The positive aspect of these industry events is the factual and critical classification of industry specialists. They have known the challenges and opportunities of their sector for many years. Even if not every participant is a blockchain specialist here, the questions that arise about meaningful blockchain integration in the relevant sector are enormously valuable. The result is a realism that is often completely absent from ICO conferences.

Universities are catching up with the Bitcoin loophole

Universities are also increasingly pushing their way onto the Bitcoin loophole parquet and organising corresponding specialist Bitcoin loophole conferences. Although these are not particularly glamorous, they are much more objective and differentiated than the pompous blockchain conferences in large hotel chains. Blockchain technology must also face up to the qualitative and quantitative methods of science if it is to be recognised by politicians and companies.

In Germany, the University of Kassel, the HTW Berlin, the Mittweida University of Applied Sciences and the Frankfurt School of Finance have excelled in this respect. In addition to research projects and teaching, these universities regularly offer blockchain events, which are also open to the public and can be found in the BTC-ECHO event calendar.