The Coronavirus is slowly spreading among members of the crypto community as another attendee of the Ethereum Community Conference (EthCC) shared that he tested positive for Covid-19.
According to the victim, who’s a software engineer, he was probably infected at EthCC, which was held in Paris on March 3 – 5, 2020, or one of the side/after events, following the timing of the symptoms.
While he might be getting medical attention at the moment, he urged everyone noticing flu symptoms after attending the EthCC 2020 to immediately go for a test and stay home.
This is not the first coronavirus case in the crypto community. On March 11, Zhen Yu Yong (Zen), the co-founder of Torus Labs, a platform that develops frictionless logins for decentralized applications, also revealed that he was diagnosed with the virus, after feeling ill on March 10.
He noted that he might have at the EthCC or ETHLondon, which was held on February 28 – March 1. Zen urged everyone who had close contact with him should take adequate precautions or, perhaps, get tested.
Consensus and Ethereal 2020 to Hold Virtually
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Coindesk, the organizers of the Consensus 2020, has decided that the May conference, which was supposed to be held at New York city’s Hilton Midtown, will be held virtually.
Coindesk says the conference will now be free since it will be conducted online and those who have already purchased tickets to attend the conference will get refunds.
Similarly, ConsenSys, the hosts of the Ethereal 2020, an Ethereum-centric conference, also announced that the event would be conducted in an online format, according to the info shared with Decrypt.
Other Crypto Conference Postponed
The Paris Blockchain Week Summit, which was initially scheduled to hold on March 31 – April 1, 2020, has been postponed to December 9 – 10 due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Coinfomania reported earlier this month.
Also, Bitcoin 2020, one of the largest Bitcoin-focused events of the year, was shifted from March 27 & 28 to sometime in Q3, 2020.
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