Binance Blockchain Week Istanbul 2023 saw global crypto exchange Binance bringing its flagship event to Turkey on Nov. 8–9, where business is conducted in the Turkish lira — a top trading pair on its platform.

While Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao was absent from the event, the Binance c-suite, along with key executives from a full roster of event sponsors, was more than enough to turn Binance Blockchain Week into one of the most packed Web3 events Istanbul has ever seen.

The event occurred on the European side of Istanbul, but visitors could step outside the terrace and enjoy the view of the Asian part, the Bosphorus and the bridge connecting the two continents. Source: Cointelegraph
There’s no better way to show Binance affection than spraying its logo on one’s hair. Source: Cointelegraph

Binance and the larger Web3 ecosystem

Who needs a bell to announce that panels are starting when there’s an ear-splitting drum on hand? Source: Cointelegraph

Turkey as a hotbed of Web3 innovation

Maras-style ice cream made from goat’s milk. Source: Cointelegraph
Cointelegraph couldn’t break the high score in the arcade version of Space Invaders. Source: Cointelegraph