There has been a rapid escalation of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak worldwide. Two major crypto conferences in the US have been affected by the epidemic so far.
“Bitcoin 2020”, originally scheduled for March 27 and 28 in San Francisco, has moved to Q3 of 2020. The Chamber of Digital Commerce also postponed next week’s “DC Blockchain Summit 2020” conference. The rescheduled dates are not yet confirmed, according to the announcements on March 6.
Bitcoin 2020 has assured all attendees that their tickets for the conference will automatically be valid for the rescheduled event. They have also asked all registered participants to wait until updated details are announced before requesting a refund.
Both Conferences are major industry events
With the Bitcoin halving in May fast approaching, Bitcoin 2020’s goal was to gather the top Bitcoin community speakers and supporters together in one place. They hoped to learn and discuss Blockchain technology’s upcoming milestones, and determine whether the technology’s current trajectory will allow it to reach its full potential, according to the post.
The DC Blockchain Summit is inviting both government officials and Blockchain industry influencers as keynote speakers. The event is organized by The Chamber of Digital Commerce, an organization that promotes the acceptance and use of digital assets and Blockchain-based technologies.
US is not the only place that is being affected by the coronavirus
As Cointelegraph reported earlier this week, the Paris Blockchain conference, initially scheduled for the end of March has been rescheduled to the end of this year. A number of cryptocurrency-related conferences across Asia were also reportedly delayed due to the spread of the virus.