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The NY Blockchain week.. It was a blast!

As you might know, last week in New York wasn’t just another ordinary week: it was a Blockchain week and the city streets were paved with blockchain events. Obviously, this was something we couldn’t miss and now we want to share the results of our trip.

The centerpiece of the week was the Consensus summit, which featured 250+ speakers and 7,000+ attendees from the leading industry startups, investors, financial institutions, enterprise tech leaders, as well as academic and policy groups who are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency economy.

Moe Levin, the CEO of Keynote, with AidCoin’s Business Development & Project Manager, Federico Malvezzi

No surprise that at such event we made a number of interesting acquaintances including the one with Moe Levin, the CEO of KeyNote who heavily invests in blockchain. He even became so enthusiastic about our series of auctions with blockchain luminaries that also showed a desire to be part of our 2nd series, accepting AID as a bid. Another good thing was that we also had a chance to communicate with rather conventional companies including such giants as Accenture and IBM, who gave us extremely positive feedback on what we do at AidCoin, plus many more.

CEO and Co-founder of on a panel discussion at the Cryptohouse gathering

Another amazing event we were lucky to attend was an exclusive gathering called Cryptohouse. Just like at Consensus, here we also managed to find some interesting interlocutors — Joe Blackburn, the founder of the Crypto Coin Trader Facebook group with 115k+ members, or Patrick Byrne, the CEO and Co-founder of currently valued at around $1.1 billion, whom we had previously met at the TokenFest in San Francisco —and spread the word about AidCoin.

Jack Lu, CEO & Founder of Wanchain, with AidCoin’s Business Development & Project Manager, Federico Malvezzi

It was also quite a success to be present at the yacht party organized by JAXX. That was where we approached the JAXX & Decentral Founder, Anthony Di Iorio, who also Co-founded Ethereum, and discussed AidCoin’s integration to the JAXX wallet, which has been getting increasingly popular lately. Another networking accomplishment was with Jack Lu, CEO & Founder of another successful ICO, Wanchain’s, who’s now also willing to do an auction on CharityStars: hopefully, more updates will follow on this!

Rumble on the River organized by the Beat the Streets charity

Another event not exactly connected to the Blockchain week was the Rumble on the River organized by the Beat the Streets charity. Nevertheless, the fact that it was supported by the bitcoin legend Mike Novogratz, made it seem like a place to be: being able to discuss AidCoin with Mike and getting a positive feedback was totally worth attending. Consequently, an idea of launching a power lunch auction with Mike came to our mind so let us know if you’d fancy that! Just leave a comment or share what you think on Telegram and we’ll try to make it happen!

Mike Novogratz giving a speech on stage during the break

And the last event on our extensive agenda was the RestartX, the New York counterpart of the Restart week held in the very same days in Puerto Rico. Not only did we have a chance to present AidCoin on stage but also meet Jeff McDonald. Jeff is the Vice President of the NEM Foundation and similarly to other crypto celebrities we’ve met during the week, he is now willing to auction a charitable dinner with him at the NEMbar in Tokyo to both help charity and strengthen AidCoin’s presence on the Japanese market. Let’s see how it comes off!

Federico Malvezzi, AidCoin’s Business Development & Project Manager, giving a speech at RestartX

But what’s even more important, the venue hosted a great weight of the Puerto-Rican crypto community led by the one of a kind Brock Pierce, CEO of the Bitcoin Foundation, with whom we’re currently exploring a big opportunity in Puerto Rico. We will expand on this and announce another AidCoin’s partner in this regard soon so keep an eye on our updates, something interesting is brewing here!

Brock Pierce, CEO of the Bitcoin Foundation

Summing up, it’s been an extremely busy week and it brought many worthy opportunities to AidCoin. We can’t wait to see how it will unfold so stay tuned and don’t forget to let us know whom you’d like to see in our next series of power lunch auctions with blockchain luminaries! 😉



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