The BlockShow Europe 2018 conference ended yesterday, May 29, after two days of panels and speakers, including Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and BTCC co-founder Bobby Lee.
Speaking about the conference, Bobby Lee told Cointelegraph: “I think conferences are important to get the word out there, to educate people and help them learn about cryptocurrency and blockchain. This is how we get on-board the next billion people.”
Sarah Jordi, Marc P. Bernegger, and Olga Feldmeier at BlockShow Europe
This year’s BlockShow Europe was five times bigger than the previous one in Munich last spring, and twice as large as BlockShow Asia this past fall. 3,000 people attended, 93 companies had exhibitions at the event, and over 90 companies supporting it as sponsors.
Leading up to the event, BlockShow Europe held meetups in Paris, Rome, and Zurich where voting took place for the best startup for the BlockShow Oscar competition. Asset distribution network Shelf.network took the 50,000 euro (about $58,000) prize after being chosen in the second round by a five-person industry expert jury.