In need of a guide through the world of Crypto? Brooklyn is a place to start. CryptoMondays once started with just a few people and now has over 20,000 community members across the country. The goal is to teach and engage people in the community about DeFi, Web3, and NFTs through live events.
Being a long-time investor in the crypto world, Lou Kerner started his own meetups on January 8, 2018 at Bagatelle in the meat packing district. Having 300 people at the first event and 350 at the following event, CryptoMondays began to flourish.
“So, the idea of mine is, I just wanted to hang out with other people who were as passionate about crypto as I was,” said Kerner.
CryptoMondays has had events in 77 cities around the world and are currently active in New York, Miami, San Francisco, London, Paris and more.
“It started off more as like a niche of people who are specifically interested in blockchain, but the tendon is expanded to institutional investments,” said Rifka Buls, Director of Business Development at the Williamsburg Hotel who also hosts CryptoMondays there. “The attendance has gone from people who are specifically connected to the blockchain crypto industry, to people from a wide variety of industries that want to also include crypto and blockchain and NFTs.”
She added, “Web3 and crypto have a fantastic community. I’ve worked in several different industries and I find the community to be extremely growth oriented and creative. They generally look for what talents another person has, like, how is that talent unique and special? And it’s just a really fantastic group of people,” said Buls.
CryptoMondays being all over the country has had success in attracting a diversity of people from many different regions, like Jonathan Alviras from the San Francisco Bay Area.
“I appreciated the CryptoMondays over in Brooklyn after being at a couple of events in Manhattan for NFT NYC, just because it was it was a bit more focused. I think people were there to engage with the speakers and actually listen to the fireside chat,” said Alviras.
Each week CryptoMondays feature different topics, different speakers, and different ideas for an engaging crypto community.