Consensus, the annual conference that for many is the highlight of the crypto social scene, is only ten days away, and this year it promises to be bigger than ever. This year’s conference, which is being held once again at the New York Hilton, Midtown, will feature the usual plethora of speakers from the worlds of blockchain, traditional finance, investment bodies, and more, speaking on a huge range of subjects related to blockchain and cryptocurrency. Notable speakers include Brian Armstrong, Neeraj Agrawal, Peter Brandt, and Patrick Byrne, with dozens of world-renowned companies and institutions in a variety of fields, including Deloitte, Fortune, Harvard University, Microsoft, and PwC.
Great Variety of Speakers
Among the many speakers, there are one or two of particular interest that promised to offer something different to the usual tech talk that naturally occurs at events like this. The Bermudan and Bahamian governments will be represented, two countries who have embraced blockchain technology and will no doubt offer a very different take on its potential, while two representatives from the Venezuelan Assembly, Armando Armas and Daniel Sierra, will likely discuss the possibilities for social change that blockchain and cryptocurrency offer.
Will We See Another ‘Consensus Pump’?
Talk of a ‘consensus pump’, which dominated the crypto sphere this time last year, has been conspicuously absent this time around. In fact the conference has barely been mentioned at all in crypto circles, but this the more muted approach is hardly a surprise given all the hype and eventual failure in 2018 to produce anything like we saw in 2017, where Bitcoin’s price spiked in time with the event.
With Bitcoin’s current precarious position, it doesn’t seem likely that the conference will spur buyers into action, but whatever happens in the run up to the event, you can be sure that the Hilton Midtown parking lot will be another lambo showroom, although possibly with more rentals than in 2017 and 2018.
What do you think? Will Consensus spark the bulls into action, or has its time gone? Let us know in the comments below!