We're bringing together 150+ leaders across the web3, crypto and blockchain ecosystems. Join us for two full days of contrarian conversations, thought-provoking debates and most importantly chilling out with frens. We are challengers. We are creators. We are community.

Thursday 11 - Friday 12 July 2024 in London, UK

Open Protocol is London's Blockchain Summit for Web3 Leaders 11-12 July 2024.

Open Protocol brings together 150+ of the best founders, builders, researchers and investors across the web3, crypto and blockchain ecosystems in Europe.

Join us for two full days of contrarian conversations, thought-provoking debates and most importantly chilling out with frens. We are challengers. We are creators. We are community.

2024 Topics

You’ll participate in a packed programme of talks, debates and panels — from technical deep-dives and product demos to macro analysis on a range of topics. This year we’re bringing our special spice rating 🌶️🌶️🌶️  We’re contrarians. Sign up to witness something a little different.

  • App Chains vs General Purpose?
  • Are Bitcoin L2s Competitive to Ethereum L2s?
  • Infrastructure Investing: Crypto Venture in 2024
  • ICOs: Dead or Alive?
  • Crypto & AI
  • Is DA a Commodity?
  • The Rise of The Network State
  • Crypto & Freedom
  • Gaming Roundtable
  • What Does Crypto-Native Social Look Like?
  • Futuristic Ideas In Crypto
  • And more

Where and when is Open Protocol held?

OP takes place on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July 2024 in London, UK AKA greatest city in the world ;) We are hosting it at the absolutely iconic London Science Museum - a beacon of innovation and human ingenuity.

What previous attendees have said about Open Protocol

  • A lot of true believers and not many tourists. I’ll be returning.

    Aleks Larsen, COO & Co-Founder @ Sky Mavis / Axie Infinity
  • The dynamic, the energy, the enthusiasm - it’s not something you can bring to a screen.

    Daniël Rood, Head of Web3 EMEA @ Google
  • It was a brilliantly run event - I’m grateful to have taken part.

    Eddy Lazzarin, Crypto CTO & Investor @ a16z

Who came to the inaugural OP:

The first Open Protocol in 2022 was attended by some of the leading web3 and blockchain companies, research organisations and investment firms.

  • a16z
  • Aave
  • Accel
  • Animoca Brands
  • Artificial Intelligence Center Hamburg
  • Atomico
  • AWS for Games
  • Bain & Company
  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Bitcoin Suisse AG
  • BITKRAFT Ventures
  • Binance
  • Blossom Capital
  • Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Cherry Ventures
  • CMT Digital
  • Coinbase
  • CoinDesk
  • CoinTelegraph
  • Cornerstone
  • Decentraland
  • Deloitte
  • Empires Not Vampires
  • Entrepreneur First
  • EQT Ventures
  • Ericsson
  • Fabric Ventures
  • Fifty Years
  • firstminute
  • Founders Factory
  • Galaxy Interactive
  • Google
  • Heartcore
  • Hedosophia
  • IDEO
  • King's College, London
  • Kraken Ventures
  • MakerDAO
  • Makers Fund
  • Northzone
  • Orrick
  • Outlier Ventures
  • Planet A
  • Play Ventures
  • Revolut
  • Sequoia
  • Shopify
  • Shell
  • Sorare
  • Stardust
  • Startup Montréal
  • Startup Norway
  • Slush
  • Stripe
  • Supercell
  • Tesseract
  • Token Terminal
  • UCB Biopharma
  • Web Summit

Previous Open Protocol Speakers

Open Protocol has featured some of most knowledgeable, visionary and engaging experts in the field today

Koh Kim

Mysten Labs

Suji Jan


Stani Kulechov


Aron Beierschmitt


Canaan Linder


Hilmar Pétursson


Janine Yurio


Richard Kim


Andrei Brasoveanu


Simon Jones


Justin Glibert


Aleks Larsen


Sebastien Borget


Marieke Flamete


Lucas Vogelsang


Alex Brunicki


Richard Muirhead


Tegan Kline

The Graph

Eddy Lazzarin


And many more +++


Open Protocol is an invite-only summit for blockchain leaders. To ensure the calibre of attendees, we are inviting prospective attendees to submit an application. Tickets are limited and in high demand so our team will review each request as soon as possible.

Please apply to attend Open Protocol here.

We couldn’t make Open Protocol happen without our partners! Previous sponsors included Google, Tezos Foundation, Near Foundation, AWS and others. We see sponsoring as an opportunity to forge a partnership. We aim to create a truly unique and valuable chance for our partners to raise their brand awareness and connect with an audience of decision-makers.

Apply to partner with us here.

We attract a stellar line-up every year.

Previous speakers include Stani Kulechov (AAVE & Lens), Aleksander Larsen (Sky Mavis & Axie Infinity), Hilmar Veigar Pétursson (CCP / Eve Online), Andrei Brasoveanu (Accel) and Richard Kim (Galaxy Interactive).

You can submit your speaker papers here.

Yes. If you are actively involved in a relevant media publication you can join Open Protocol for free with a Media Pass.

Please apply for your Media Pass here.

There is a gap in the market for a great blockchain conference and meetup for leaders in London. The UK and EU regulatory frameworks are moving in positive directions which will allow the market to flourish. BACKED VC HQ is in London and we decided its time to make a mark on our home turf and invite our incredible blockchain network to the greatest city in the world. ;)

Open Protocol was spun out of the Slush technology conference in Helsinki as a standalone event. The inaugural one in 2022 was the largest Web3 event in the Nordics to date with over 15% of the entire Slush population applying (1800 applicants) to attend. In total Open Protocol had 1690 applicants, with 600 attendee tickets, 40 speakers and 13 talks. Shout out to @BackedVC ,@glxydotgg, @fabric_vc, @Stardust , @SuiNetwork, @tezos ,@AaveGrants @NEARProtocol & @Google who made it happen. Watch the aftermovie here.