The Madeira Blockchain Conference 2023 in Portugal showcased how blockchain technology is being harnessed by startups across various industries.

Portugal's Madeira archipelago, traditionally reliant on tourism, is transforming into a tech startup hub, with technology businesses now comprising around 30% of the island's economy.

Gaming studios like Redcatpig are incorporating blockchain discreetly, avoiding industry buzzwords, with plans to launch a blockchain-based game in 2024 featuring NFTs and in-game trading.