Following an action-packed week at Consensus: Invest 2018 and its surrounding events, we finally have a moment to reflect on key takeaways and highlights. Throughout the conference, there was a great feeling of positivity shared among attendees, who gathered at the New York Marriott Marquis for a comprehensive conference highlighting the latest trends in digital asset investment. Even with the markets down, the community felt stronger than ever.
While the flagship Consensus conference in May is world-renowned for its sweeping look at the industry, Consensus: Invest offers a more tailored, interactive approach to digital asset investment. In just 12 hours, an estimated 100 attendees were invited to 40 panel discussions highlighting top-tier industry leaders from a wide variety of practice areas, including Kelly Loeffler, CEO of Bakkt, and Jay Clayton, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Wachsman, of course, was there too, advocating for our expanding client base and the community that’s supported us since we opened in 2015. Here’s a brief overview of our time at this fantastic event. We were honored to be there.
Throughout the day, Wachsman’s expert staff could be found at the Wachsman booth, meeting with industry leaders and providing expertise on an array of our service offerings — from Public Relations, to Events, to Strategic Advisory guidance. Staff greeted all attendees who stopped by, handing out fun swag and engaging in insightful conversation in an open and welcoming environment. CEO and Founder David Wachsman was present all day, meeting with clients, new businesses, and media. The Wachsman Events team worked tirelessly hand-in-hand with CoinDesk to make the Consensus: Invest 2018 a success and a valuable experience for all.
A View of the Wachsman Booth at Consensus: Invest 2018.
Consensus: Invest 2018 highlighted some of the best and brightest minds in the industry for a day of panel discussions, fireside chats, and keynote speeches. Notable sessions included “Institutionalizing Crypto: Bakkt and the Race to Win Wall Street, ”Deal Room with Rumi Morales and Reserve,” and “Financial Product: 2019 and Beyond.” Perhaps the most hotly anticipated session, however, was a keynote panel featuring SEC Chairman Jay Clayton who, in a conversation with investor Glenn Hutchins, shared his thoughts on cryptocurrency investment from a regulatory perspective. The lively conversation drew a large crowd, and Clayton received applause for recognizing the viability of the space. For all attendees, the opportunity to attend a one-day conference and gain this level of education was a unique one, and we were proud to have helped support.
Crypto Briefing Connect
Building off of the momentum of Consensus: Invest 2018, Wachsman and Crypto Briefing co-hosted a networking event, entitled “Crypto Briefing Connect,” on Wednesday, November 28 at the Elise Rooftop to discuss the future of the industry. Speakers included our very own CEO and Founder David Wachsman; Jonathan Allen, Managing Partner of Dekrypt Capital; Ciara Sun, Chief Strategy Officer of Bgogo Digital Asset Exchange; and Jon Rice, Managing Editor of Crypto Briefing. The stated topic was “Can Crypto Survive?” and the answer from all four panelists was a resounding “yes.” It was an incredibly successful event, and we look forward to participating again in the future.
CEO and Founder David Wachsman speaks at Crypto Briefing Connect at the Elise Rooftop.