Consensus 2019 Live Look: State of the Blockchain and More

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Blockchain Week is officially here and in full force! Thousands of individuals and projects representing every sect of the space have traveled out to New York City for the annual crypto event. Among the conferences, panels, and networking events offered throughout the week, the primary focal point is Consensus. Consensus 2019 began today, May 13th and will conclude at the end of Wednesday the 15th. Down from last year, this year’s attendance is roughly 4,500, and represents executives of some of the largest projects in the space, as well as those from enterprise corporations like Microsoft and IBM. After opening remarks from CoinDesk CEO Kevin Worth, Executive Vice President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation Ana Ariño gave a speech regarding the impact blockchain is having on NYC. She shared that cryptocurrency initiatives generated over US$500 million in Venture Capital funding last year, a five-times increase from the…

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