CryptoBlockCon 2018 – Las Vegas took place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from December 11-12th.

CryptoBlockCon was nestled modestly amongst two other giant conferences, The MLB Winter Meetings and X-Live, that were taking place at the convention concurrently.

We also saw a Rodeo conference in the near vicinity. (The guys with the cowboy hats gave that one away)

So, CryptoBlockCon!

It really was a blast. One thing that myself and others noted about the event was that although it was a smaller conference it was very high energy and friendly people, new and veteran alike.

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But, what is CryptoBlockCon?

CryptoBlockCon is a platform which connects investors, developers, thought leaders, regulatory agencies and blockchain industry participants, to facilitate actionable dialogue, and to foster a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem. CBC sponsors an ongoing effort to share information and build confidence in blockchain technology and crypto assets among the general public, in order to accelerate the network effect of blockchain adoption.

CryptoBlockCon is a Blockchain focused travelling event series hosted in cool cities such as: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York and London

CryptoBlockCon 2018 – Las Vegas speakers included numerous experts like:

  • Michael Terpin CEO of Transform Group
  • David Chaum CEO and Founder of Elixxir
  • Steven Olson of the US Library of Congress
  • Chris Paine, Film Director, Do You Trust this Computer? and Who Killed the Electric Car
  • Ivan Goldensohn CEO and Founder, Valis Bioscience
  • Jonathan Chester Co-Founder and CEO, Bitwage
  • Morgan Steckler  CEO, iTrustCapital, Inc.
  • Mark Page Co-Founder and CTO, Voterfied, Inc.
  • Ken Brook Founder & CEO, MetaX
  • Adam Koltun Lead Business Strategist, QRL
  • Shannon Ewing Chief Community Catalyst, Presearch
  • Amy Wan CEO, Sagewise
  • Chris Groshong President, CoinStructive
  • Russell Castagnaro CEO, Wampei, Inc
  • Zane Witherspoon CTO, Dispatch Labs
  • Brian Mac Mahon Founder, Expert DOJO
  • Alex Feinberg Director of Business Development, OKCoin

For a full list of speakers click here

We were in the house creating content and talking to a myriad of smart and awesome people in the room. Videos to come soon, for now here’s a bunch of pictures below.

Chris Groshong interviews Morgan Steckler, CEO of iTrustCapital, Inc.

Chris Groshong interviews Morgan Steckler, CEO of iTrustCapital, Inc. who recounts his near death experience (NDE)

 

There was also the panel that Chris Groshong, CEO and founder of CoinStructive hosted: “Blockchain 3.0: What’s Next?”

Chris Groshong moderates panels on Blockchain 3.0 with speakers: Robert Steckman, President, Law Office of Robert Steckman, P.C., David Gold, CEO & Co-founder, Dapix, Frank Makrides, Founder & CEO, Tunnel, Charles Wismer, Co-founder, Ledger Leap, and Paul Kim, Managing Director, ICO Advisory, Blockchain Industries, Inc.

Chris Groshong moderates a panel on what’s next for the Blockchain with speakers: Robert Steckman, President, Law Office of Robert Steckman, P.C., David Gold, CEO & Co-founder, Dapix, Frank Makrides, Founder & CEO, Tunnel, Charles Wismer, Co-founder, Ledger Leap, and Paul Kim, Managing Director, ICO Advisory, Blockchain Industries, Inc.

Beyond that, the event consisted of some great talks, conversation and time spent with hardcore Blockchainers (especially considering this bear market):

Speakers Lounge picture at CryptoBlockCon Las Vegas 2018

Picture of Michael Terpin speaking at CryptoBlockCon 2018 - Las Vegas

Michael Terpin, CEO of the Transform group speaks in the main hall

 

Steve Olson of the Library of Congress explains how Laws are created and organized as records

Steve Olson of the Library of Congress explains how US Laws are created and organized as records by the US Government

Mahesh Sashital, co-founder of Smartereum talks with Suresh Ramlal of Blockchain App Factory

Mahesh Sashital, co-founder of Smartereum talks with Suresh Ramlal of Blockchain App Factory

Some attendees preferred to (and also not) be shown:

Chris Groshong, Erin Nakamoto and Virtual Growth

While others of us happily chattered away.

Aaron Mangal of CoinStructive appearing on Blockchain Weekly with Michael Noel

Aaron Mangal of CoinStructive appearing on Blockchain Weekly

Let’s not forget about the Cocktail hour after all the days’ knowledge, networking and conversations:

Cocktail After Hour Day 1 - CryptoBlockCon 2018 - Las Vegas

Also, since it’s Vegas, there’s time for another post conference party:

CryptoBlockCon After Party

Ultimately, CryptoBlockCon was a blast, great people, talks and conversations to be had everywhere. People across the board really listened and interacted with others at the conference which really added a nice friendly and grounded vibe.

The next event will be in CoinStructive’s Socal backyard, Los Angeles, CA.

We look forward to seeing you at the next one!

 

Further Reading

OKCoin CryptoBlockCon Recap

Adam Koltun Reflecting on CBC 2018

 

A big thanks and shout-out to CryptoBlockCon for hosting us, give them a like, follow and some social media love:

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