Localcoin Goes to the Blockchain Futurist Conference 2023!

  • By Ian Cheeseman
  • August 22, 2023

The fifth installment of the annual Blockchain Futurist Conference, renowned as Canada's largest and most prominent blockchain and cryptocurrency event, unfolded on August 15th and 16th, 2023, within Toronto's Rebel Entertainment Complex and Cabana. 

The conference centred its spotlight on an insightful exploration of the boundless potentials and trajectories that lie ahead for blockchain technology. Assembled under its umbrella were preeminent luminaries hailing from the realms of Web3, cryptocurrency, metaverse, decentralized finance (DeFi), GameFi, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), among others.

Exquisitely curated to envelop attendees in a fully immersive experience, the event ingeniously intertwined the fabric of crypto through avenues like crypto-powered marketplaces, vivid NFT galleries, the convenience of crypto ATMs, and an overarching embrace of blockchain technology's capabilities. 

Drawing an unwavering annual attendance of over 6,000 enthusiasts, this conference provided a remarkable conduit for forging connections with pioneering founders, astute investors, and visionary projects. The VIP Cabanas facilitated spirited discussions, dynamic networking sessions pulsated with energy, and two tiers of exhibitor booths offered a multifaceted exploration of innovation.

This annual conference is masterfully orchestrated to immerse attendees in cutting-edge technology, seamlessly interwoven into every facet of the conference. It draws a diverse, global assembly encompassing startups, investors, developers, industry leaders, financial institutions, researchers, academics, and visionary tech trailblazers. Together, this assembly converges to coalesce and steer the very fabric of the future within this dynamic space.


Localcoin was a Gold Sponsor for the event, with a booth that allowed conference attendees to spin a wheel and win some branded merchandise! The Team was thrilled to meet other crypto and blockchain enthusiasts along with many other companies that came from across Canada, the US, and beyond. 


A significant highlight of the event was the notable presence of Localcoin's Chief Compliance Officer, Charlene Cieslik, marking her fourth time as a featured speaker. 

Her wealth of expertise illuminated a clear path forward, as her insightful discourse delved deep into the intricate realm of regulatory compliance. In shedding light on potential avenues to fortify the industry's foundations, her words resonated with the aim of steering the sector toward a future defined by resiliency, transparency, and unparalleled growth.

Shibtoken sported one of the most impressive booths, and put together and threw an exciting after-party in the Cabana area on the second day of the conference, bookending the experience with some fantastic festivities.

Our friends at WonderFi ensured attendees remained active by challenging them to score as many baskets as they could within an allotted time to win a basketball signed by one of Toronto's own Raptors.

On top of Localcoin’s Chief Compliance Officer’s wonderful speech, there were many other great speakers and guests, including Dragons’ Den’s Michele Romanow, Ethereum co-founder Anthony Di Iorio, and founder three crypto-related start-ups – Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK, and Cardano co-founder Charles Hoskinson.

Hoskinson was one of the last to speak, and potentially one of the most poignant. He touched on the blockchain space as a whole, highlighting its place within exponential technologies, likening it to other tech with exponential growth such as the atomic bomb. Through this comparison, he touched on the massive opportunity blockchain has to positively change the world, so long as it is used properly.   

In the radiant glow of the fifth annual Blockchain Futurist Conference, a resounding symphony of innovation, collaboration, and foresight echoed through the halls of Toronto's Rebel Entertainment Complex and Cabana. As the largest and most influential blockchain and cryptocurrency event in Canada, this gathering showcased the boundless potential of blockchain technology and its profound impact on the world.

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