BlockShow returns as a DAO for community engagement and democratizing events


After more than a year, the Cointelegraph BlockShow cryptocurrency conference is back – this time with an opportunity for participants to join as members of a decentralized autonomous organization.

The BlockShow DAO conference aims to allow attendees to take an interest in the show and participate in organizing events, whether they are a big sponsor or someone joining for the first time. Organizers made the decision to turn the event into a DAO among many conferences still struggling to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We believe that only with DAO can we create the largest truly community-owned Web3 festival, consisting of many independent community-owned, self-organized event DAOs,” said BlockShow CEO Addy Creeze. “Our goal at BlockShow DAO is to use our network and brand to bring more people to Web3 and help people feel the benefits of the ownership economy.”

To facilitate this change in organization, BlockShow has partnered with Oaziz DAO, allowing the event to issue its own tokens, sell tickets in the form of non-refundable tokens minted on the blockchain and hold NFT sponsorship auctions. Creeze added:

“While people live in tribes and gathering is natural for them, we see DAO events as an entry point into Web3. You buy a ticket to an event, and you’re already part of DAO and an NFT owner, without having to do your homework.”

The DAO plans to drop 100 NFTs designed by artist Yiying Lu on April 6 via MakersPlace. Crypto users interested in being part of the DAO can to join the Discord group for discussions on the location and date of the first BlockShow event and can listen to organizers at Twitter Spaces on April 5th.

The previous BlockShow in December 2020 was a combination of online and offline events, serving as a “knowledge partner” for the Singapore FinTech Festival hosted by the country’s financial watchdog. Speakers included Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, Senegalese-American singer Akon, who spoke about building a crypto city in Uganda, and Gemini founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.