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The first Belgrade Blockchain Week will be held in the Serbian capital from the 2nd to the 9th of June. For seven days, over 20 different events will occur.
As part of Belgrade Blockchain Week, the very first ETH Belgrade conference will happen first (2-4 June), followed by a three-day hackathon (5-7 June). The conference will take place in Belgrade's MTS Hall (MTS Dvorana), formerly known as Trade Union Hall (Dom sindikata).
During the whole week, the participants will have a chance to visit many interesting Web3-related events such as Polkadot day, Sui Meetup, Solana Meetup, NEAR devs day, Wonder Women of Web3, World of DeSci, Chainlink Workshop, Web3 Policy Lab Meetup, and more. The whole list of events is published on the Belgrade Blockchain Weekâs website.
It is estimated that Belgrade Blockchain Week will bring together around 1000 guests from all around the world. Since ETH Belgrade conference covers all technical and business aspects of the Ethereum ecosystem, it will host many prominent Web3 experts, leaders, engineers, and investors who work and create on the world's second-largest blockchain.
The ETH Belgrade organizers anticipate that there will be more than 100 speakers at the conference. Some significant figures in the Web3 world will be among them, like Andy Tudhope from Kernel, Abril Zucchi from Fleek, Kevin Jones from Buidl Guidl, Kevin Olsen (Gitcoin), Abena Asante (Bankless Africa), and more.
The Belgrade Blockchain Week organizers announce that there is already great interest amongst the Web3 community and that dozens of companies and organizations are expected to support the event.
During the last decade, Serbia has become one of the vital regions of the Web3 world. At present, Belgrade is home to over 50 companies that operate in this fast-expanding industry. Many globally accepted blockchain companies and platforms like Polygon, DeFi Saver, and Tenderly come from Belgrade.
'Belgrade equals Web3. Some of the biggest Web3 projects in the world started here, and it's our mission to make Belgrade's name as recognizable as they are', says Petar Popovic, CEO of Renfter and one of the core organizers of this year's Belgrade Blockchain Week.
Considering all of Belgrade's advantages, the Web3 community expects an extraordinary event that will become traditional in years to come.
The Ethereum Foundation has included the Belgrade event in its official calendar of major global events.
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