What’s Going On In Crypto – June 5-12

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What’s going on in the cryptocurrency world next week? Let’s pool the jury and see if we can’t get a…consensus on the issue. See what we did there?

BitFinex Will List Verasity (June 7)

Bitfinex will list Verasity (VRA) with the trading pair VRA-USD and VRA-USDT on Tuesday. Information on the listing is as follows:

  • Deposits of VRA (ERC-20) are now open as of 01/06/22 at 10:00 AM UTC
  • Trading of VRA will commence from 07/06/22 at 10:00 AM UTC

VRA is a digital currency native to the Verasity platform, which was created exclusively to exchange and transfer value in the esports, variety gaming, NFTs, and video economy globally. According to Verasity there are currently over 300,000 VeraWallet users, and VRA is listed on more than 24 exchanges globally.
According to VRA promotion material, holders of VRA tokens can potentially profit from future price appreciation and can also earn 18.25% per annum staking rewards by staking their VRA tokens. Because we all know how well high APYs work out…😬

Find out more here.

DCentral Austin Conference (June 7-8)

Dcentral Austin is the summer edition of Dcentral’s Web 3 events lineup. The two-day conference takes place during Consensus 2022 at the Long Center of Performing Arts in Austin, Texas and will focus on NFTs, the metaverse, GameFi, and DAOs.

Speakers at DCentral Austin will explore the unification of the digital and physical worlds, including how GameFi and Play2Earn are fueling the next revolution of games, collecting, and economies, as well as the overall impact of these new technologies on the world. DCentral Austin will also focus on DAOs and DeFi with speakers discussing DAO formation, legal, marketing, community, and structural topics.

The speaker lineup includes:

  • Waheed Zai, Artist and Creator, Smilessvrs
  • Alexander Mayes, Staff Product Designer, Coinbase NFT
  • Charles Hoskinson, CEO and Founder, Input Output (IOHK)
  • Daniel Moncada, Actor, Better Call Saul
  • Luca Netz, CEO, Pudgy Penguins

Find out more about DCentral Austin here and your tickets here.

Blockchain Oracle Summit, Berlin (June 7-9)

The Blockchain Oracle Summit promotes itself as “the world’s first technologically agnostic summit that’s fully focused on oracles”. The summit aims to bring builders, users, and investors together to discuss applications in DeFi, dynamic NFTs, tokenized real-world assets, parametric insurance, decentralised identity, and more, to accelerate growth in the oracle space. The summit is designed for people looking to work, network, or do business with thought leaders and experts at the forefront of data and blockchain technology.

The Blockchain Oracle Summit organisers aim to use high-value, small-scale summits to encourage more cooperation among different oracle projects, further innovation in oracle applications, and the rapid adoption of oracle technology among potential end-users.

Speakers at the event include:

  • Nicholas Fett, Co-Founder/CTO, Tellor
  • Hart Lambur, Co-Founder/CEO, UMA
  • Shamil Khalilov, Co-Founder, SuSy.one
  • Saša Milić, Co-Founder, API3
  • Connor Martin, Protocol Partnerships, Uniswap Labs

Find out about The Blockchain Oracle Summit here and get your tickets here.

Consensus 2022 (June 9-12)

The world’s biggest crypto event gets another airing, although this time New York has been ditched in favour of Austin, Texas. This isn’t a surprise given the state’s pro-crypto stance of late, and if nothing it’s a nice change.

Consensus 2022 will cover various topics surrounding blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, Web 3, and the metaverse. Consensus organiser CoinDesk says it aims to encourage deep conversation, trigger essential debates, and give the audience a one-of-a-kind experience of how crypto and related technologies transform finance, investing, culture, entertainment, and marketing and governance.

As usual the speaking roster is chock full of crypto luminaries, including:

  • Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO, FTX
  • Abby Johnson, Chairman, and CEO, Fidelity Investments
  • Neal Stephenson, Author
  • Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator, U.S. Senate
  • Dan Schulman, President/CEO, PayPal
  • Changpeng Zhao, Founder/CEO, Binance
  • Edward Snowden, President, Freedom of Press

Find out more here and register for tickets here.