The upcoming Paris Blockchain Week Summit (PBWS), which was expected to be held on March 31 – April 1, 2020, has been postponed to a later date due to the Coronavirus outbreak, according to the latest update on the PBWS website.
The conference, which first began in April 2019, is an international event that hosts thousands of industry leaders, innovators, and journalists, all coming together to discuss the development of the blockchain industry.
Coinfomania is a media partner for the PBWS 2020 event. We reported that the first edition of the event featured 130+ speakers and saw at least 1,700 attendees from 57 nationalities in attendance. The PBWS 2020 is expected to attract more, as it was hosted at the world’s largest startup campus and incubator, Station F.
PBWS 2020 to hold in December
Following the outbreak of the coronavirus, the new date for the Paris Blockchain Week Summit is December 9 – 10, 2020. The organizers of the event said they have been closely monitoring the development of the virus globally, over the past weeks.
“The security and safety of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors will always be our top priority,” the update reads.
Also, the French government has already made rules prohibiting large gatherings in the country, which also put the event at risk.
Aside from the postponement, the venue, agenda, and setup of the event will remain the same with the new dates in order to ensure the conference proceeds without compromise.
Other crypto and blockchain events at risk
The fact that Covid-19 could result in the postponement of PBWS also means that other global conferences, especially the Consensus, and Magical Crypto Conference, which is expected to be held this month of Bitcoin Halving, are not safe, except a better solution is introduced.
These Industry-related events are expected to further influence the uptrend of Bitcoin price, in the same manner as “Media Influence.” Through events like these, individuals are enlightened on cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin, thereby attracting new people to the Industry.