At 8:30 am in New York time, CoinDesk representatives will open the most significant conference in the cryptocurrency world. Today, crypto people expect a speech of well-known blockchain enthusiast Don Tapscott. Representatives of FedEx Corporation will talk about the possibilities of blockchain technologies in the field of logistics and courier delivery. James Bullard (president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis) will discuss some of the features of the legal regulation of the cryptocurrency market. The day will have tight schedule. Only today more than 30 leading world experts in the field of blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies, as well as representatives of financial regulators and big business, are to deliver reports.
Consensus 2018 online translation is available on the page of CoinDesk.
Having familiarized with the schedule of the conference, we can confidently make several conclusions at once:
- First, Consensus 2018 features so much time analyzing the prospects and innovations of blockchain technology. Now this is not just a conference on cryptocurrencies (although it has never really been so), but, first of all, a meeting of the world’s leading blockchain enthusiasts. By the way, this is a good sign for the popularization of blockchain-based cryptocurrencies.
- Secondly, today we will hear creators of such cryptocurrencies as Ark, Bancor, Civic, Stellar, Litecoin, Zcash, Qtum, and some others. It is worth listening attentively to their speeches. Some statements may lead to price surging of altcoins presented at the conference. Our attention is drawn, first of all, to Stellar and Zcash.
Note that in itself, Consensus 2018 does not affect the growth of cryptocurrencies. Price surges may be caused by unexpected statements of speakers, disclosure of their plans for the development of the product or discussion of future innovations. This year, Consensus has a lot of participants (as much as 7,000 people). Cryptocurrency has gained mass adoption. In addition, in just a year the blockchain technology has made a huge jump. Now it is used in many spheres of human life. And this is only the beginning.