Boris Johnson signs up for cryptocurrency conference in Singapore11/01/2022
Boris Johnson set for another money-spinning speaking gig as ex-PM signs up for an international cryptocurrency conference in Singapore next month
- Boris Johnson set for new money-spinning speaking gig at crypto conference
- Ex-PM is due to speak at blockchain symposium in Singapore on 2 December
- He reportedly earned £130k for a speech at an insurance summit last month
- Mr Johnson recently aborted an audacious comeback bid as he eyed No10 return
Boris Johnson is set for another money-spinning speaking gig after signing up to appear at an international cryptocurrency conference in Singapore next month.
The ex-prime minister – who last month abandoned his bid to make a swift return to No10 – is due to appear at the International Symposium on Blockchain Advancements on 2 December.
Mr Johnson is listed as a keynote speaker at the day-long gathering, which is being hosted at the city-state’s five-star InterContinental hotel.
Former US vice-president Dick Cheney is also listed as a guest speaker.
A picture of Mr Johnson appears on the conference website underneath a description of the meeting as a ‘new interoperability dimension coupling DeFi and CeFi’.
Boris Johnson is due to appear at the International Symposium on Blockchain Advancements in Singapore on 2 December
Mr Johnson is listed as a keynote speaker at the day-long gathering, which is being hosted at the city-state’s five-star InterContinental hotel
Former US vice-president Dick Cheney is also listed as a guest speaker
The meeting is described as a ‘new interoperability dimension coupling DeFi and CeFi’
The Singapore summit is set to be a continuation of Mr Johnson’s globe-trotting since he announced his resignation as PM.
This summer, before he formally left Downing Street, Mr Johnson enjoyed a belated honeymoon in Slovenia with his wife Carrie.
The couple also enjoyed a holiday in Greece.
Since moving out of No10, the Johnsons have since holidayed in the Dominican Republic.
Mr Johnson was said to have interrupted this break when he made his appearance at an insurance industry conference in Colorado on 11 October.
It was reported he earned more than $150,000 (£131,000) for a 90-minute speech and ‘fireside chat’ at the Insurance Leadership Forum.
The ex-PM reportedly earned more than $150,000 (£131,000) for a 90-minute speech and ‘fireside chat’ at the Insurance Leadership Forum in Colorado last month
Mr Johnson and his wife Carrie flew back from the Dominican Republic on 21 October as he attempted to stage an audacious political comeback
On arriving back in London, Mr Johnson spent a frantic weekend trying to drum up support among Conservative MPs for his return as PM
When Liz Truss announced her own resignation as PM on 20 October – following a disastrous 44 days as Mr Johnson’s successor – he cut short his Dominican Republic stay in order to mount an audacious political comeback bid.
On his return to London, Mr Johnson spent a frantic weekend trying to drum up support among Conservative MPs.
But – despite claiming to have secured the required backing of 100 Tory MPs in order to formally enter the contest to replace Ms Truss – Mr Johnson subsequently dropped out the leadership race.
He insisted it was ‘simply not the right time’ for him to return to Downing Street.
The ex-PM now appears to have returned to boosting his income through speaking gigs.
Allies of Mr Johnson have previously spoken of how he wishes to ‘put hay in the loft’ after departing frontline politics.
As well as speaking engagements, he is also tipped to return to journalism, as well as complete a biography of Shakespeare he began prior to entering Downing Street.
Yesterday, Mr Johnson shared a video on social media of him receiving his Covid booster jab at Hillingdon Hospital in his Greater London constituency.
He urged all over-50s to get their booster jabs as well as the flu vaccine.
As well as Mr Johnson and Mr Cheney, other guests at next month’s Singapore cryptocurrency conference include a speaker known as ‘gmoney’.
They are described as a ‘renowned NFT cultural thought leader, educator and community authority, known for sporting his iconic orange beanie CryptoPunk’.
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