There has been a rapid escalation of the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic worldwide. So far, two major conferences on cryptography in the United States have been affected by the epidemic.
“Bitcoin 2020”, originally scheduled for March 27-28 in San Francisco, has moved to Q3 2020. The Digital Chamber of Commerce also postponed the conference “DC Blockchain Summit 2020” next week. The postponed dates have not yet been confirmed, according to the announcements of March 6.
Bitcoin 2020 assured all participants that their conference tickets will automatically be valid for the rescheduled event. They also asked all registered attendees to wait until the updated details were announced before requesting a refund.
Both conferences are major industry events
With Bitcoin halving in May, the goal of Bitcoin 2020 was to bring together the best speakers and supporters from the Bitcoin community in one place. They hoped to learn and discuss the next steps in blockchain technology and determine if the technology’s current trajectory would allow it to reach its full potential, according to the article.
The DC Blockchain Summit invites both government officials and influencers from the Blockchain industry as keynote speakers. The event is hosted by the Digital Chamber of Commerce, an organization that promotes the acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain-based technologies.
The U.S. isn’t the only place affected by coronavirus
As Cointelegraph reported earlier this week, the Paris Blockchain conference, originally scheduled for late March, has been postponed until the end of this year. A number of cryptocurrency conferences across Asia have also reportedly been delayed due to the spread of the virus.