Founded in Taipei in 2018 by Andrew Fai and Blocktempo Media Group, the Asia Blockchain Summit (ABS) is an annual event that accelerates blockchain adoption and addresses regulatory and development challenges.

ABS brings together CEOs, founders, investors, media, experts, innovators, policymakers, and cultural figureheads from AI, blockchain, and sustainability to explore the economic and sociopolitical implications of AI and Web3. This year, the summit introduces “Plurality” as a governance framework to enhance sustainability.

Hosted in vibrant Taipei, ABS encourages collaboration and networking among key figures from Fortune 500 companies to startups in the global blockchain ecosystem. Attracting over 10,000 attendees from more than 60 countries, the summit offers a dynamic platform for engaging a diverse audience, shaping the future of technology and society.



Asia Blockchain Summit (ABS) has a history of hosting significant events in the blockchain and emerging technologies space. Take a look at some of our greatest events.

Asia Blockchain Summit 2018

  • The first Asia Blockchain Summit was held in Taipei, Taiwan, in 2018.
  • The event was founded with the goal of pushing blockchain technology forward and addressing issues related to government regulations and cryptocurrency development in the Asian market.
  • The summit brought together a diverse range of stakeholders, including blockchain startups, investors, policymakers, and industry experts, to discuss the latest trends and challenges in the space.
  • One of the highlights of the 2018 summit was a panel discussion on the role of governments in regulating the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry.

Asia Blockchain Summit 2019

  • In 2019, the Asia Blockchain Summit featured a keynote speech by Nouriel Roubini, a renowned economist who is often referred to as “Dr. Doom” for his critical views on cryptocurrencies.
  • Roubini’s participation in the event marked a significant moment in the blockchain community, as it brought together diverse perspectives on the technology.
  • The “Tangle in Taipei” debate between Roubini and Arthur Hayes became a significant moment in the blockchain community, showcasing the polarizing views and heated debates surrounding cryptocurrencies and their future.

Asia Blockchain Summit 2020
Go Virtual

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Asia Blockchain Summit was held in a virtual format.
  • The event featured a keynote speech by Kris Marszalek, the founder and CEO of Crypto.com, a leading cryptocurrency exchange.
  • Chris Hadfield, the famous Canadian astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station, received his first Bitcoin at the Asia Blockchain Summit 2020 (ABS2020) event
  • This year Asia Blockchain Summit will take place from August 6-8, 2024, in Taipei.
  • Connect with industry leaders from Web3, Artificial Intelligence, and Plurality.
  • ⿻ Official speakers:
Vitalik Buterin, Glen Weyl, Audrey Tang, Samson Mow, & many more


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Asia Blockchain Summit 2020 Unites the Most Creative Minds, Proactive Thinkers, and Innovative Explorers in The Blockchain Industry from Around the Globe to Address the Great Challenges of Real-world Adoption.

November 24, 2023


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