Coindesk Consensus2018 is unquestionably going to be a star studded affair starting May 14. With luminaries from various walks of life flocking the centre stage with their myriad ideations and creative conscience, we can expect the bullish trend of 2017 to make its vibrance felt yet another time.
Going back in time, the cryptocurrency market experienced a 26% growth in total market cap from a meager 2.7% in 2016, with Bitcoin rolling up to $10,000 prompting the June bull run.
What COINDESK CONSENSUS 2018 Entails for the Crypto Community?
The Event Unfurls
Over the last three years, since inception of the Consensus, the event has continually witnessed a steady growth in footfall, manifesting the surge in influence of Blockchain Technology and Crypto markets on lives of commoners. Hosted by Hotel Hamiltown Midtown, New York City, the fourth annual convention is likely to be graced by over 250 speakers and 4000+ participants. The blockchain and digital currency forums across the globe wait with bated breath for newer innovations and opportunities to evolve.
CoinDesk is proud to present our 4th annual blockchain technology summit, May 14-16, 2018 at the New York Hilton Midtown.Consensus 2018 will feature 250+ speakers and 4,000+ attendees from the leading industry startups, investors, financial institutions, enterprise tech leaders, and academic and policy groups who are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency economy.
“We expect to shatter our 2017 attendance record, so reserve your spot today!”
Agenda and Speakers of CONSENSUS 2018 – Focusing at Core Dynamics
Irrevocable Bans and series of stringent regulatory obligations seems to have infuriated the crypto community. This has evoked the prominent brains to rake up a global discussion and set forth a comprehensive as well as universal agenda in front of potential investors, scholars and sponsors, to devise a policy that subscribes to a substantial productive growth orientation. In fact Consensus 2018 seems to be a pioneering endeavor towards the same.
SUN MAY 13
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM / 3 HOURS REGISTRATION
MON MAY 14
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM / 1 HOUR, 30 MINS BREAKFAST
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM / 12 HOURS REGISTRATION
8:30 AM – 8:50 AM / 20 MINS OPENING REMARKS & STATE OF BLOCKCHAIN
GRAND BALLROOM SPEAKERS: Kevin Worth (CoinDesk, Inc.), Nolan Bauerle (CoinDesk)
8:50 – 9:00 AM / 10 MINS BLOCKCHAIN WEEK NYC KICK-OFF
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM / 10 MINS STATE OF THE BLOCKCHAIN WORLD
GRAND BALLROOM SPEAKER: Don Tapscott (Blockchain Research Institute)
9:10 AM – 9:40 AM / 30 MINS FIRESIDE CHAT WITH DON TAPSCOTT + FEDEX
GRAND BALLROOM MODERATOR: Don Tapscott (Blockchain Research Institute) SPEAKERS: Frederick W. Smith and Robert B. Carter (FedEx Corporation)
The organizers claim their initiative is directed towards showcasing relentless demonstrations, networking, rendezvous on commercial developments, policy responses impacting the crypto industry.
Beyond just digital currency, blockchain technology has ventured into the sphere of protocols that pledge compelling programming ability that ushered ‘smart contracts’. One can sense the paradigm shift towards capital trading, focus on digital rights, peer to peer insurance as well as internet of things.
Each year the Consensus establishes a milestone by analyzing and contemplating on the reviews submitted by tech leaders, think tanks, finance gurus, academicians and blockchain cum digital currency congregations. This year the focus is supposed to be laid on the changing paradigms and stricter guidelines, against the backdrop of the rapidly transforming financial landscape.
How to Watch CONSENSUS 2018 – LIVE FROM NYC – Stream
Starts Monday at 4:30 PM
CoinDesk Consensus 2018 – Grand Ballroom (Venue)
In collaboration with Zcash, CoinDesk will provide 75 student scholarships for Consensus 2018 on May 14-16 in New York City. In an effort to foster a more diverse blockchain community, the scholarship will be for a student participating in an undergraduate, or graduate program. Selected students will be eligible for a free registration for Consensus 2018.
Consensus Scholars Application is sponsored by ZCASH.
Your team could take home up to $15,000 in no-strings-attached prize funding — not to mention the admiration of hundreds of potential investors, partners, and customers in attendance (or even, like our 2016 finalist Lawnmower, an acquisition by CoinDesk!)
FIVE FINALISTS WILL RECEIVE:
-Complimentary registration for two members of each team that makes the finals
-Five minutes of presentation time in front of hundreds of potential investors, partners, and customers
-Q&A and feedback from our world-class judges’ panel
-Up to $15,000 of no-strings-attached prize money for the winning team
-Recognition on CoinDesk.com as a finalist in our Proof-of-Work Competition
Take Backs for Intuitive Brains
Building Blocks Hackathon at the Consensus is being eyed by a range of top developers who is eager to take onus for designing the next cutting edge smart contract app. Going beyond sponsorship challenges, ace practitioners are willingly leveraging software and support to procure delivery of high end solutions.
The Consensus is looking forward to felicitating the best POW pitch with a whooping cash prize of $15000! If you have received less than a $1M of funding for your venture and your brainchild comprises a smart contract application, a payment service, a robust infrastructure or an alternate blockchain technology, you are eligible to participate with a working prototype of your product.
Registrations have been long underway as the hype suggests record attendance. Interested audience is being ardently summoned to register at the earliest. The spectators stand a brilliant chance to walk away with contacts, goodies, lucrative cash rewards up to $5,000, sponsorship for any innovative endeavor linked with coindesk as well as the idea to develop the first blockchain unicorn!
The New York Hilton Midtown is the official hotel for Consensus 2018.
CoinDesk have secured rooms at a discounted rate, ($339/night), exclusively for our conference attendees. Hotel reservations must be received on or before Thursday, April 19. Any reservations made after the Cutoff Date shall be at the Hotel’s current available rate. We encourage you to book your room early as we are expecting rooms to sell out.
We look forward to seeing you!
Blockchain Technology Summit – The Moguls Are Ready for Showdown!
Companies like Microsoft, IBM, Siemens; significant investors like CME Ventures; financial institutions like ABN, Scotiabank, Citi Bank and accountancy firms like EY, KPMG, PWC has expressed interest in taking active part in this momentous meet and offer their share of valuable contributions. Thus, Consensus 2018 eagerly awaits the gracious presence of industry stalwarts who can alter the crypto domain.
Co-hosted by Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of New York City, the event can catapult New York to the heights of being the Blockchain capital of the world as optimist Anthony Hogrebe- senior VP of EDC affirmed.
Anticipation & Review
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The crypto market is definitely awaiting strategic investments that are likely to be discussed in this Blockchain Summit. The Consensus can take the face of the flag-bearer of change, altering the elemental understanding of the critical mass. By encouraging positive investor sentiments, Consensus 2018 is being projected as a significant building block that will contribute towards unearthing and unveiling the numerous unforeseen prospects in lines with the crypto domain.