Coronavirus COVID-19 influence on Bitcoin and crypto conferences noticeable

Crypto conferences are also affected

Crypto conferences almost always have an international character. Guests and speakers come from different parts of the world to talk about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ether. It is therefore logical that these events are also affected by the measures for the coronavirus.

Yesterday, the founder of TorusLabs, Zhen Yu Yong (Zen) confirmed that he tested positive for the corona virus. In recent weeks, he has attended the ETHLondon Hackathon and the Ethereum Community Conference (ECC) in Paris. He advises everyone who has been in contact with him to be tested. He wrote:

“I got sick yesterday and was just diagnosed with COVID2019. Anyone who has been in close contact with me during the EthCC or ETHLondon should take additional precautions and / or get tested. ”


Events are postponed due to corona virus

In recent weeks, fear of the virus spreading has led to crypto events being canceled and postponed. For example, Paris Blockchain Week 2020 is postponed to December 9 after major indoor events in France have been banned. The ECC, at which Zen was also present, was not affected as the conference was attended by fewer than 5,000 guests.

The virus also affected Blockchain Week in London. Many seats remained empty and presentations that were supposed to take place on site were replaced by live streams.At the beginning of March, the organizers of the blockchain week in Hong Kong announced that it would be postponed to September 28. Shortly before, it was announced that the Token2049 conference will not take place until October.