Istanbul Blockchain Week received a seal of approval from HAQQ (Islamic Coin), an ethics-first network dedicated to empowering individuals and promoting sustainable decentralized finance. As title sponsor, HAQQ will bring ESG-forward and sharia-compliant advancements within Web3 to the forefront and celebrate a culture of inclusiveness and social responsibility. Istanbul is becoming the epicenter for the convergence of technology, finance and Islamic values.
Istanbul Blockchain Week, the highly anticipated global event that attracts industry leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs and developers, is pleased to unveil its partnership with HAQQ (Islamic Coin) dedicated to creating a fair and ethical decentralized financial system. HAQQ will be the title sponsor of this year’s event, reflecting IBW’s strong commitment to technology innovation and financial inclusion, rooted in a culture of inclusiveness and social responsibility.
Crypto has made its mark in Turkey and Istanbul has become the go-to destination for the country’s Web3 enthusiasts. Many small businesses in the region are actively involved in cash-to-crypto transactions and crypto has become a practical solution to counter the effects of inflation. By taking on the title sponsorship for Istanbul Blockchain Week, HAQQ is a testament to the harmonious coexistence of crypto trading and investment, Web3 involvement, and the guiding principles of Sharia. The Istanbul Blockchain Week is a cultural melting pot where Europe meets the Middle East, emerging as the symbol of ethical crypto investment and practice, representing an inclusive and decentralized future.
“When I met the team behind IBW, it became clear that HAQQ had to be part of this remarkable event. The carefully curated list of sponsors and speakers reflects IBW’s commitment to bringing together a community of fair, transparent and forward-thinking projects,” explained Alex Malkov, CEO of HAQQ. “As we strive to drive ESG change and promote the integration of Sharia-compliant principles into Web3, our commitment extends to fostering cross-cultural collaboration and inclusion. With its unique blend of European and Middle Eastern influences, Istanbul provides the perfect backdrop for our vision of a supranational, inclusive and decentralized future to thrive.”
IBW participants will have a unique opportunity to participate in a workshop hosted by HAQQ, aimed at exploring sustainable and ethical blockchain infrastructure. During this session, participants will learn about the principles of Sharia and understand why projects that follow this philosophy are considered ethical and ESG compliant. HAQQ’s CEO, Alex Malkov, will also deliver a keynote speech at IBW, sharing his journey and highlighting the importance of reliable measures to verify and support sustainable projects within Web3.
“Last year, Istanbul Blockchain Week attracted more than 4,000 visitors and featured more than 120 speakers, including prominent Turkish leaders, entrepreneurs and government officials. I am extremely proud that HAQQ recognizes IBW’s unwavering commitment to creating a space where ethical and transformative leaders from around the world can come together, network, collaborate and take our industry to the next level,” said Erhan Korhaliller, the founder of Istanbul Blockchain Week, “HAQQ’s participation as a title sponsor reaffirms our commitment to technological innovation, financial inclusion and the values that hold great importance in the Islamic and Turkish cultures on a global scale. With HAQQ’s invaluable support, we pledge to promote an ethical and inclusive decentralized financial system that empowers individuals, businesses and communities around the world.”
Istanbul Blockchain Week will take place at Istanbul Hilton Bomonti Hotel on August 22 and 23. A celebration of decentralized culture and commerce, it brings together forward-thinking leaders from around the world.
Tickets are now available online.
HAQQ is an ethics-first layer-1 blockchain that brings sustainability-focused developers, validators, open-source contributors, and Muslim innovators together in sustainable finance with its native asset Islamic Coin. Built as an EVM equivalent chain using the Cosmos SDK, HAQQ’s innovative technology enables the seamless implementation of smart contracts from other EVM chains. HAQQ aims to create a fairer, more sustainable financial system by balancing Shariah-compliant philosophy with advanced technology using Shariah Oracle – an on-chain registry of Halal certificates – that ensures adherence to Islamic principles. HAQQ ensures that its users only interact with whitelisted Shariah-compliant DApps, minimizing unethical or Haram activities within the network.
About Istanbul Blockchain Week
Istanbul Blockchain Week is an annual event that brings together blockchain enthusiasts, industry experts and thought leaders from around the world. After its remarkable success in November 2022, with an impressive turnout of more than 4,000 attendees and more than 120 international and Turkish speakers such as Yoshihisa Hashimoto, Changpeng Zhao, Ziya Altunyaldız and Şant Manukyan, IBW will return to Turkey’s prominent crypto hub on August 22-23. in Week creates an environment conducive to collaboration and innovation. The event offers attendees a diverse program of keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops and exhibitions that delve deeper into various aspects of Web3. Istanbul Blockchain Week offers a unique opportunity for individuals to immerse themselves in the blockchain world and connect with like-minded visionaries who are actively shaping the future.