The fourth annual summit dedicated to the blockchain technology and cryptocurrency – Consensus 2018 – started today, 14th May 2018. For the last four years, it becomes one of the main events in the crypto world. This year the conference is organized by the leading blockchain and crypto assets media CoinDesk and features more than 250 speakers and 4,000 attendees from all over the world.
Representatives of the prominent industry startups, institutions, enterprise tech and academic groups are on their way to the conference.
From year to year, the interest toward the blockchain industry grows, and so does the industry of the Consensus conference. In 2018, the amount of both speakers and attendees has doubled.
Every year during and after Consensus, the cryptocurrency market experiences a significant growth. For example, during the Consensus 2017 Bitcoin (BTC) got 69% growth in price and two months after – 138% more. Monero (XMR) is also affected by this trend – after last year’s conference, it showed 65% growth in price during the summit and 145% additionally in next three month.