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Hype is out, building is in — key takeaways from New York Blockchain Week 2019
Every May, New York City briefly becomes the epicenter for the entire blockchain industry. The city is suddenly crowded with dozens of small meetups and afterparties, not to mention bigger conferences like Consensus, Magical Crypto Conference or Token Summit. The Lisk team has attended this event for the last three years. This year, myself, Max and Business Development Manager Jan visited New York to represent our blockchain application platform, make meaningful business connections and give the global blockchain community a sneak peek of our upcoming Alpha SDK. In between networking events and business meetings, we had the opportunity to catch a number of talks. Here are my five takeaways from the week and how I see Lisk staying ahead of the curve.
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Hype is out, building is in!
The crowd was noticeably smaller than last year but this smaller audience was one of blockchain developers and entrepreneurs rather than retail investors. Gone were the Lambos, staged protests and (sadly) Snoop Dogg. Inside the conference halls, talks were centered on demos and deliverables rather than promises to change the world. Compared to the heady atmosphere of last year, the event had an air of quiet confidence. You could feel that the attendees were focused on building and growing the industry. In conversation with Laura Shin, Olaf Carlson-Wee of Polychain Capital cited that 2019 was the year of launches. This sits well with us — Lisk was always about developing blockchain and ignoring the buzz of the cryptocurrency market. We believe the technology will speak for itself and we came to Consensus to showcase the first version of our blockchain building toolset, Lisk’s Alpha SDK.
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