The third annual Chainlink SmartCon, a global event showcasing the latest advancements in blockchain and web3 technology, is the first to feature an in-person flagship conference this September 28-29 in New York City.
Thousands of developers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and blockchain enthusiasts are expected to interact face-to-face with each other and over 100 expert speakers and panelists, including FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, former Google CEO and Executive Chairman at Steel Perlot Eric Schmidt, and former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan, whose virtual keynote on the global shift from a flawed “fiat information” model to an oracle-enabled “cryptoinformation” model was a community favorite at last year’s event.
Other SmartCon 2022 headliners include Chainlink co-founder Sergey Nazarov, who recently spoke at Coindesk’s Consensus 2022 festival about how Chainlink’s 1000+ bespoke oracle networks allow web2 and web3 systems to build a cryptographically guaranteed world where trust-minimization is the new minimum standard for agreements between peers and institutions.
This year’s SmartCon precedes the release of two groundbreaking developments in the Chainlink Network – Chainlink’s global cross-chain communication standard, CCIP, and a community-driven model for staking, expected to start rolling out successive iterations in the second half of 2022.
The event will also feature founders and CEOs from some of the 1,400+ projects in the Chainlink Ecosystem. Ecosystem speakers will include Sid Jha, CEO of Arbol – a founding partner of decentralized climate data marketplace dClimate, which brought Mark Cuban on as a strategic advisor last year, as well as Yann Barbarroux, the CEO of parametric on-chain insurance platform Otonomi, which celebrated the addition of its Chainlink-powered air freight insurance index to the Nasdaq Global Index Data Services platform in Times Square this past February.
Web3 community members, builders, developers, and researchers can apply for a Community & Builder Pass to SmartCon 2022 now. General admission tickets are still available on the conference’s official website, where additional speakers and sessions will be added to the roster as soon as they’re announced.