Despite the manufacturability of the new industry, not all processes associated with the blockchain business take place remotely. Both conferences and business meetings take place (albeit because of COVID-19 they have become significantly less). In addition to the desired knowledge of at least English, there are a number of features that must be taken into account when working with foreign partners. One of the most important tasks for building communication is understanding the national and cultural characteristics of the partner's mentality. Let's not confuse this with stereotypes: they should be avoided.
Cultural background is a communication etiquette that includes nuances such as greeting, distance, and tactile contact such as shaking hands. Arabs and Hindus use their left hand for personal hygiene, according to their culture, so they are prohibited from using their left hand in business communication. Keep this in mind so that you do not have an awkward situation when shaking hands.
In the case of the Japanese or Chinese, who are more restrained and determined to maintain their distance, a handshake still takes place, but it is better to combine it with a slight bow and try to keep your distance in the process of subsequent communication. The presentation of the business card should also take place in a more formal style, preferably with both hands and with a slight bow.
As for business correspondence, which in the case of the blockchain will occupy most of your business communication, all the classic rules of business etiquette in correspondence apply here. And do not forget to bow your head in greeting during the videoconference if representatives of companies from Asian countries participate in it.
During a business lunch or banquet, do not forget about the restrictions that certain religions impose. Judaism is a taboo on pork, combining meat and dairy in one meal and seafood without scales and fins. Islam is also a ban on pork, and, as with Judaism, a ban on alcohol. However, some Jews use it, but it's better to play it safe. Hindus, on the other hand, do not eat beef, since they consider the cow to be a sacred animal.
It is also worth remembering about the peculiarities of religion when it comes to the dress code. In some countries, if there is a woman in the delegation, she should comply with the ideas and laws of the state regarding a covered head or a restrained, more conservative style of dress (skirt length, the color of clothing, headdress, or headscarf covering the hair).