IFF organizes two flagship annual conferences, themed around its main focus areas.

Decentralized has established itself as Europe’s premier conference on blockchain and crypto-currencies. Taking place annually since 2017, it brings together the world’s leading business executives and academic experts to debate current trends and future developments across three tracks:

  • BUSINESS: Executives, business leaders and policy makers learn how blockchain and crypto-currencies will disrupt their business.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Professionals from the blockchain and crypto-currency spaces debate the latest developments with like-minded experts from all over the world.
  • ACADEMIA: The world’s elite researchers debate what the future will bring to this exciting space.

Decentralized 2019 is the third conference in the series and will take place in Athens, Greece between 30 October and 1 November 2019. For more information, please visit https://www.decentralized.com

The M4 conference took place in New York City in December 2018 and was culmination of the M4 competition, organized by IFF in 2018. The M4-Competition was the continuation of three previous ones organized by Spyros Makridakis (known as the Makridakis or M-Competitions) whose purpose is to identify the most accurate forecasting methods for different types of predictions. The next competition (M5) will take place in 2019, followed up by the M5 conference. Stay tuned about the M competitions and conferences at https://www.mcompetitions.unic.ac.cy