With the rapid spread of coronavirus ‘COVID-19’ worldwide, Coindesk, organizer of Consensus 2020, has decided to host the conference virtually at no charge.
Coindesk said in an email:
“As the organizers of Consensus and Blockchain Week NYC, our goal has always been to bring the community together to educate, grow, and create meaningful connections in a safe location. It is no longer possible to do that in a physical location.”
At the virtual event, people can watch the talks and communicate with other participants from home. Through the virtual experience, the participants can explore the crypto space.
Meanwhile, production studio ConsenSys, organizer of Ethereal, has taken a similar decision, and postponed the Ethereum-focused annual event.
“We’ve decided to postpone the Ethereal Summit New York in-person event to the fall of 2020. In the meantime, we’ve already gone to work reimagining Ethereal NY as the first-ever Ethereal Virtual Summit 2020, which will take place on May 7-8.”
Several conferences delayed
‘Bitcoin 2020’, initially scheduled to take place in San Francisco on 27-28 March, was postponed to the third quarter of 2020. In addition, the Chamber of Digital Commerce has delayed the “DC Blockchain Summit 2020” conference that was scheduled next week. However, the scheduled dates have not yet confirmed.
Bitcoin 2020 has informed participants that their tickets will be valid for the rescheduled event. In addition, it asked the participants to wait until revealing the revised information before asking for a refund.
Meanwhile, some crypto conferences across Asia have also been postponed due to the spread of the epidemic, such as TOKEN2049; a major crypto-event held every year in Hong Kong..
TOKEN2049 was rescheduled from mid-March to 7-8 October 2020.
Despite efforts to control the deadly virus through closure of border crossings with mainland China, Hong Kong was experiencing even greater uncertainty because of local anti-government protests.