While many attendees at the New York cryptocurrency conference are paying $2,000 per ticket and their numbers explode to over 8,500, much higher than last year`s 2,700 attendees, they are waiting on line even to get badges. One reporter said that he waited over an hour for his conference badge. It looks like Mid-town has gone Crypto-crazy !!! There are a total of 20 events this week in New York related to crypto and blockchain.
The three-day conference kicked off on Monday morning, and hundreds of crypto and blockchain firms are showing off their new ideas and technologies. Some are from healthcare, energy, as well as finance, autos and just about every other industry as blockchain will change how many of us work and behave in the next decade.
Note that in 2015 this New York conference, called Consensus, attracted only 400 attendees. In 2016, there 1,400 visitors, and in 2017 a total of 2,700. This year`s 8,500 visitors have gained a lot of attention, caused congestion in hotels and there were lines of Lamborghinis lined up alongside one hotel (however, some are saying that it was a sales effort by the firm to the newly rich).
Now we have been focused on the next wave of technologies and as a result, we believe that some of these currencies, the associated next wave of technologies, and the not yet discovered firms that will eventually be household names will all come together to propel these systems and ecosystems to the next level.
2018 could be a big year for crypto and blockchain.
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