On Monday, May 14th, in New York, the three-day Consensus 2018 conference will be launched – the world’s largest event dedicated to bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology.
This is the fourth conference of this kind, organized by CoinDesk. This time it promises to become the most ambitious and impressive in composition, even in spite of the fact that several well-known representatives of the industry on it will be absent.
— CoinDesk (@coindesk) May 13, 2018
The conference will be held at the Hilton Midtown in Manhattan and is expected to be attended by about 8,000 guests from all over the world who will be invited to speak and panel discussions with 250 speakers and experts. The topics of discussions and lectures will touch upon the most diverse aspects of the world of blockchain, cryptocurrency, and fintech.
And if the first Consensus conference in 2015 gathered only 400 participants, this time it will become the key point of the broader event Blockchain Week NYC, which is held in the Big Apple with the support of the New York Economic Development Corporation.
The composition of the Consensus 2018 speakers largely reflects the deeper penetration of the cryptocurrency industry into the world of traditional business and finance: in addition to start-ups and developers, a large number of top managers of large companies and corporations, regulators and government representatives are expected.
Among the most famous speakers of the event, there are such names as Don Tapscott (Blockchain Research Institute), Brian Hoffman (OB1 / OpenBazaar), Matthew Roszak (Bloq), Jed McCaleb (Stellar), Elizabeth Rosiello (BitPesa), Marco Streng (Genesis Mining ), Eva Kaili (European Parliament), Jeremy Allair (Circle), Winnie Lingham (Civic), Georgy Kikvadze (BitFury), creator of Litecoin Charlie Lee, Ned Scott (Steemit), Juso Cano (Coincheck), Jameson Lopp (Casa), Andrew Blockstream, Zoho Wilcox (Zcash), Pavel Kravchenko (Distributed Lab), Dan Morhad (Pantera Capital), Sunny Liu (V eChain, Brian Belendorf, Guy Syskind, Enigma, Jess Powell, ShapeShift, Jack Dorsey, Elizabeth Stark, and many others.
However, the founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin and the project team OmiseGO announced their refusal to attend the conference.
In addition to Consensus 2018, a two-day Ethereal Summit organized by ConsenSys was held earlier within Blockchain Week NYC. TokenSummit (May 17th) and the Women on the Blockchain conference, which, as its name says, will unite the women representing the cryptocurrency industry are also expected these days. Event guests will also find numerous entertaining events, including rapper Snoop Dogg’s performance at a party organized by Ripple in a secret location in the Meatpacking District in Manhattan.
Cryptocurrency investors and traders who can not personally attend the Consensus 2018, however, should also be interested in the event: as previously predicted by co-founder Fundstrat Global Advisors Tom Lee, these days you can expect a significant increase in the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Indirectly, his forecast is confirmed by a summary table, which was posted on Twitter by the user Armin van Bitcoin. It shows how the price of bitcoin and altcoins varied during and after the previous Consensus conferences in a positive way.
— Armin van Bitcoin ⚡ (@ArminVanBitcoin) May 12, 2018