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Announcing Blocktober #24: Hong Kong’s month convening flagship Web3 events

Announcing Blocktober #24: Hong Kong’s month convening flagship Web3 events

Hong Kong, China, March 15th, 2024, Chainwire

Web3 Harbour, a nonprofit industry association for the advancement of a decentralized internet and economy, and Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), the government department responsible for foreign direct investments into Hong Kong, today announced Blocktober #24, a first of its kind strategic public-private collaboration that will bring three weeks of world-class events and experiences dedicated to Web3 innovation and exploration to Hong Kong from October 14 to November 1, 2024.

Hosted by Web3 Harbour with InvestHK as a strategic partner, Blocktober #24 will feature anchor events organized by global Web3 leaders that examine and advance the state of decentralized technologies, while dozens of community events will allow builders from around the world to connect, share, and collaborate on Web3 initiatives. Many of Hong Kong’s world-renowned restaurants, bars, galleries, and public spaces will also open their doors to the Web3 community, as the city becomes a sandbox for cultural transformation through technology. Over 50,000 global attendees are expected to convene in Hong Kong for Blocktober.

Mr Joseph Chan, Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said, “Hong Kong recognises and stands ready to embrace the positive impact of Web3 technology. We are fully committed to fostering a progressive and open environment for the Web3 ecosystem to thrive in a sustainable and responsible manner. This reflects our belief in its capacity to transform different industries and real-world applications.”

Mr Gary Liu, Chair of Web3 Harbour and the Co-founder and CEO of Terminal 3, added, “There is growing momentum for Web3 innovation across Asia, and Blocktober presents a unique opportunity for builders from around the world to collaborate and learn over multiple weeks of events and activities. Blocktober is an incredible collaboration between Hong Kong’s Web3 community and many global industry leaders, which highlights the importance of this city as a hub for blockchain technology and its applications.”

Three flagship events will be part of the anchor schedule for Blocktober #24. The city’s annual Hong Kong FinTech Week, one of the largest and most influential fintech events in Asia led by InvestHK, will take place from…

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