March 13, 2020 – Last week, BitPinas reported about the crypto and blockchain conferences being canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. A number of events, including the Hong Kong Blockchain Week and TOKEN2049 got postponed at a later time. This week, more events announced postponements.
Bitcoin 2020, a major crypto conference in California announced that they will move the event to 3rd Quarter 2020. According to organizer and BTC Inc CEO David Bailey, they are in constant contact with the State Government about the evolving coronavirus situation. A State of Emergency has just been declared because of community transition and as such, “we’re disappointed to ask you to wait a few more months,” he said in a statement. Everyone who already has tickets will be automatically transferred to the new date.
Another event, the DC Blockchain Summit 2020 has also been postponed. In a statement, the organizers said,
“Based on common sense recommendations from health experts and an abundance of caution, we believe it would be an irresponsible risk to bring hundreds of people together in Washington, D.C. next week.”
Paris Blockchain Week was also rescheduled to December 2020.
One event, the MIT Bitcoin Expo however still pushed through despite the current situation. However, they canceled a lot of on-campus events, capped the number people in any given room, and made hand sanitizers and soaps available.
In the Philippines, the Philippine Fintech Festival slated for May 2020 was moved to September 2020.
“In light of the COVID-19 happening across the region, as a precautionary measure the Organizing Committee of Philippine Fintech Festival (PFF) is moving the event to September 16-17, 2020.
This is in line with similar actions taken by other international events. Rest assured that together with our partners from both the private and public sectors, the safety and well-being of all attendees is our priority, and we look forward to a successful PFF in September.”
Source: The Block Crypto
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