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Review: Consensus 2018 NYC

The NYC Consensus conference featured attendees who are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency economy.


On May 14-16, the The Giving Block team descended on New York City for Consensus 2018 with 8,000+ other blockchain and crypto enthusiasts and professionals from all over the world. Over 250 speakers from all areas of business, government, and nonprofits spoke to eager audiences on:

  • The state of blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • ICOs and tokens
  • Regulatory environment
  • Enterprise use cases and adoption
  • Institutional solutions and investments
  • How governments could use blockchain
  • And many more


Many of the speakers were from the blockchain community but there were also quite a few speakers that worked at major non-blockchain focused corporations like FedEx, Swiss Re, Deloitte, Square and Santander.

Despite having to wait two hours in the registration line, the overall energy at the conference was amazing. Compared to other years, this year had many more corporate attendees than previous years. This changed the dynamic of the conference but also showed clear signs of growing interest among major corporations and institutions.

The Giving Block attended the conference to engage new donors and partners for our clients. More than ever before, there was a clear willingness of cryptocurrency users to donate to and work with nonprofits.

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