Crypto Fest 2022 | Don’t Look Up

30 September 2022 | Hybrid Edition (Cape Town, South Africa and Virtual) | 4th Edition

The popular Crypto Fest is back for its fourth edition on 30 September 2022 and for the first time as a hybrid event, both in-person in Cape Town, South Africa and virtually (via live-stream).

The Crypto Fest forms part of a Week of Innovation as a collaboration with the SA Innovation Summit, the largest startup event in Africa, taking place in Cape Town over 3 days, the 27-29 September 2022.

Cape Town has a lot to offer. The city is ranked as one of the most beautiful cities in the world with magnificent  beaches, two World Heritage Sites, sprawling winelands, nature reserves, botanical gardens and a buzzing waterfront, making the Crypto Fest, THE crypto event of the year to attend.

This year’s Crypto Fest theme is a play on the satire-comedy movie ‘Don’t Look Up’ which describes people’s inability to deal effectively with climate change. It uses the metaphor of a comet threatening to destroy planet earth, and, instead of looking up and responding to the imminent danger, people prefer to be distracted by pop culture and goofy memes.

Change is coming to the crypto-DeFi-NFT-Web3 space too, and now is the time to ‘look up’ and see the changes – but also the opportunities.

The Crypto Fest will ignite hard-hitting conversations, spark critical debates, and host a one-of-a-kind experience on how these technologies and communities are remaking the world of finance, investing, art, music, sport, gaming, entertainment, marketing, governance and more.

The event will be a festive gathering of 2000+ in-person and virtual attendees with top global speakers sharing their insights on the hottest cryptocurrency, Non-Fungible Token (NFT), Metaverse, Web3 and Decentralised Finance (DeFi) topics.

Expect a jam packed day in a beautiful setting in Cape Town, exciting keynotes, presentations, competitions and giveaways, top live local DJ performances at the after-party and a marketplace with a hive of activity such as booths, NFT art and Metaverse gaming experiences.

why you should attend

  • Learn about the hottest cryptocurrencies, stable coins and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and what opportunities exist in Decentralised Finance (DeFi)
  • Learn more about NFTs from our sponsors at the exclusive NFT Gallery
  • Experience the Metaverse in the Metaverse Gaming area
  • Win crypto-branded socks and other freebies and swag
  • Get access to an amazing venue right on the beach, in one of the worlds most beautiful cities
  • Chill in one of the lounges areas and on the beach
  • Meet and mingle at the exhibition booths and join a fun after-party with a well-known local DJ and artist lineup

who will attend

Some of the world’s leading industry experts will attend the Crypto Fest physically in-person and via the virtual platform.

Others that will attend, include: industry innovators, global cryptocurrency and blockchain thought leaders, technology and innovation experts, technical decision makers, strategy influencers and analysts, entrepreneurs, FinTech professionals, payment specialists, forex and cryptocurrency traders, cryptocurrency mining entities, cryptocurrency exchanges, retail and institutional investors, software developers and engineers, system architects, technical leads, early adopters, venture capitalists, journalists and content writers, marketing specialists, accountants and auditors, attorneys, regulators, compliance officers, global policy makers, gamers, musicians, artists, key industry influencers and enthusiasts.


Top Global Speakers

Hear from over 30+ global innovators and thought leaders in the cryptocurrency, NFT, Metaverse, Web3.0 and DeFi industry on the innovative projects they are involved in. 


Explore exciting collaborations, create new strategic partnerships and discover the latest NFT, DeFi and cryptocurrency solutions, products, platforms and services at the booths in the marketplace, available virtually and in-person.

Prizes and Giveaways

Receive amazing giveaways and a pair of exclusive crypto-themed socks and enter competitions!

Crypto Battle Arena

Bring your boxing gloves! Our Crypto Battles brings together panelists from a variety of backgrounds to debate and contest controversial topics.


Network with some of the industry’s most progressive professionals across industries such as finance, insurance, trading, mining, software infrastructure, auditing, investment, legal, regulation and more.

NFT Gallery

Explore the world of NFTS at the NFT Gallery, featuring NFTs from a range of well-known local and international artists, open to all attendees.

Metaverse Gaming

Experience the world of virtual reality gaming at the interactive Metaverse Gaming area, open to all attendees. 

The Marketplace

Interact and network at the booths, explore the NFT Gallery and experience the word of virtual reality metaverse gaming in the Marketplace. 


Party the night away at the Crypto Fest after-party with Cape Town’s most popular DJs taking to the decks. 


Justin Sun (Keynote)

Founder of TRON

Sandeep Nailwal (Keynote)

Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer at Polygon (previously Matic Network)

Raoul Pal (Keynote)

CEO and Co-Founder of Real Vision

Nevin Freeman

CEO and Co-founder of Reserve

María Paula Fernández

Advisor at Golem Factory GmbH and Founder and Managing Director of ETHBerlin

Leslie Lamb

Chief Marketing Officer at CoinFLEX


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5 Nights Cape Town – Victoria & Alfred Hotel

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City Centre and Table Mountain Day Tour

Visit the iconic Table Mountain with the cable car and afterwards enjoy a trip to the Isiko Museum in Cape Town City Centre. PRICE: About US$347 (price subject to change due to USD <> ZAR exchange rate). Valid until 31 October 2022. Complete the form below to book.

Cape Peninsula Day Tour

Take a boat ride to visit the seals at Seal Island at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. Enjoy watching penguins at Boulders Beach. Later visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and then to end the day, take a cable car up to the top of the iconic Table Mountain and enjoy the magnificent


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