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Consensus 2022: Crypto Takes To Texas


Consensus 2022: Crypto Takes To Texas

After being canceled the past two years due to COVID, CoinDesk relocated its signature conference, bringing Consensus 2022 from New York City to Austin, Texas. It was a action-packed half week with panels, events, and parties and it sounds like Austin will be the new home for the conference moving forward (albeit earlier in the year to avoid 100+ degree temperatures).

See some of the highlights below and go to the Blockchain Beach Twitter for a full roundup of tweets from the conference.

To kick things off, we checked out everyone’s favorite “Crypto Dad,” former CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, talked about China’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC):

Thinking about joining DAO’s instead of companies? To avoid burnout, Zora and Friend’s With Benefits’ Yana Sosnovskaya recommends keeping it to a few key ones:

Can’t we all just get along? Art Blocks creator Eric Calderon said he built his reputation as a “nice” Discord moderator:

Are you interested in Digital Fashion? Red DAO’s Megan Kasper says the next twelve month’s could be your time to shine:

The panelists giving us a Web3 “school” agreed that creators may be hesitant to launch projects if failure is not an option:

Our friend Jarrod Dicker is now at TCG Crypto and thinks we’re still early:

What’s the difference between audience and community? nft now CEO Matt Medved had a great answer:

Friends with Benefits Mayor Alex Zhang on leadership structures of DAO’s:

Two of the longest running investors in the space, Pantera Capital’s Dan Morehead and Galaxy Digital’s Mike Novogratz share their knowledge and predictions:

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Cynthia Lummis were joined on stage by Senator Pat Toomey and Rep. Patrick McHenry to discuss their new crypto bill:

Messari’s Ryan Selkis believes that Bitcoin and Ethereum maybe bottoming, but had a number of other concerns during his quick mid-year investment outlook:

And no, NFTs are not dead:

At least rapper 2 Chainz, is still having FOMO:

Still having trouble understanding crypto (or explaining it to friends, family, or strangers on the internet)? Use this quote from Serotonin CEO Amanda Cassatt:

The father’s of the Metaverse closed out the day:

See you next year!

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