Thousands of blockchain and crypto enthusiasts are expected to descend on New York in what’s been dubbed Blockchain Week.
More than 4000+ people are expected to flood into the New York Hilton Midtown for the 4th annual three-day blockchain technology summit, which will run from today through to 16 May.
The Consensus event will feature more than 250+ speakers, and a cadre of industry titans from around the globe, who are meeting for one of the largest collective’ blockchain technology development gatherings in the world. A Single ticket to Consensus 2018 conference costs approximately $2,000 in New York Hilton Midtown
More than 20 other events, some with equally pricey entrance fees, are also slated during the blockchain week. This year event will mark the fourth annual blockchain technology summit hosted by media and research company CoinDesk Inc. With attendees comprising of industry thought leaders and investors, Consensus 2018 is set to be the largest on record, indicating the massive growth of the blockchain industry.
Notably, this incredibly famous annual Blockchain tech summit has grown considerably over the past few years. Three years ago Consensus 2015 attracted 400 attendees, fast forward to 2018 and there are an estimated 4,000 plus attendees and over 250 Think tanks speakers lined up for the Consensus 2018.
Blockchain tech summit commences today, and the hype surrounding the event is adequate to propel the Bitcoin price back above $10,000 mark for the first time since early March. 2017 Consensus, one of Blockchain Week’s largest events thrust off the Bitcoin price boom that saw it skyrocket over the summer and through to December 2017, hitting $19,000 before tumbling sharply back at the beginning of 2018.
The event panelist consists of heavy hitters like Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company, Charlie Lee, founder of Litecoin, and Dan Morehead, CEO of Pantera. Also, some of the most notable names in technology including Microsoft and IBM are participating in the conference.
AirSwap token Exchange Co-founder, Michael Oved said: “Consensus does have a reputation of, if you speak at that event you’re on the map,”. Michael was one of the organizers of “Fluidity”, a blockchain conference that took place on Thursday in Brooklyn New York.
Fluidity tickets ran from $150-$250. Michael Oved commented that he purposely underpriced his seminar tickets because he saw it as “an opportunity for us to talk about the things we’ve been working on.”. Fluidity conference attracted 700 attendees. The total tokens sold stood at $140,000.