You can pretend you are there alongside 8000 in-the-flesh attendees and watch live streaming talks at Consensus New York, today through Wednesday, at Coindesk’s live streaming web portal.
Coindesk’s 4th annual Consensus conference early this week features more than 250 presenters from private and public entities, who, according to the Consensus website, “are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency economy.”
“I kind feel like I’m walking into the lion’s den here,” said Jim Bullard, President of the Federal Reserve of St. Louis as he strode onstage to deliver a talk at Consensus this morning.
Consensus sponsors include bloq, Deloitte, Ledger, IBM, Microsoft, Hyperledger, Kraken, itBit and Decentral.
Interesting panels and talks today include “Equity or Coins?” “How Governments Use the Technology,” “Agrello: Get Rid of Your Lawyers,” “Blockchain Governance- a Legislator’s Perspective” (with Eva Kaili of the European Parliament and Rep. David Schweikert of the US House of Representatives), “Changed Face of ID” (with Vinny Lingham of Civic), “Content Monetization and True Net Neutrality,” and “Secure, Decentralized Connected Car Networks.”
Tuesday highlights include, “Consensys Announcement: Making Blockchain Radically Simple for Enterprise,” “Ports and Shipping Hubs,” “Proof of Work Pitch Competition,” “Enforcement,” “The Global, Never-ending Trade Day,” and the intriguing “Before Crypto, After Crypto.”
You can track down speakers from Ledger wallets and blockchain tech research firm ColliderX; hear from and meet the great New York Times tech reporter Nellie Bowles; behold the Premier of Bermuda, Hon. E. David Burt; get the latest from Robert A Cohen, of the American Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement; hear potentially sprawling perspective from Leigh Cuen, a reporter at Coindesk and from Jimmy Song, a Bitcoin developer and Bitcoin Maximalist; think very hard with Christian Decker, a researcher and Software Engineer at Blockstream; take all the thinking global with R. Jesse McWaters, Financial Innovation Lead at the World Economic Forum; get clear on Litecoin with founder Charlie Lee, creator of the Litecoin Foundation and much, much more.
Notably, the founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, announced in late April that he was boycotting Consensus because of what he considered irresponsible journalism at Coindesk. Coin desk, a cryptocurrency reporting site, is the organizer of Consensus 2018.
I am boycotting @coindesk's Consensus 2018 conference this year, and strongly encourage others to do the same. Here is my reasoning why.
1. Coindesk is recklessly complicit in enabling giveaway scams. See their latest article on OMG, which *directly links* to a giveaway scam. pic.twitter.com/WDr9uZ8XOw
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) April 26, 2018
You can read a full description of the controversy in Joseph Young’s article here:
Buterin also criticized Coindesk for prioritizing “speed” over “accuracy” in its coverage of the crypto and blockchain spheres and accused them of “rent-seeking” at Consensus by charging a high ticket price of $2000+ dollars.
At the time, Coindesk responded by claiming that Buterin’s criticisms were too sweeping and said the errors were unique and had been rectified.
For more information about Consensus New York, please go to the Consensus website.