CoinDesk’s Statement on Coronavirus and Blockchain Week NYC

As we all look ahead to Consensus 2020 and Blockchain Week NYC, we wanted to share the following updates with you regarding the recent spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

As of today, CoinDesk is moving forward as planned with Consensus 2020 and Blockchain Week NYC, but we will be monitoring the situation on a daily basis between now and May 8. 

We have over 60 speakers confirmed in our great lineup, including Kevin Werbach from the Wharton School, the influential economist Carlota Perez and Chris Burniske from Placeholder. There are 90+ companies that have already signed on to sponsor the event, including 10 for the fifth consecutive year. Attendee registration is on pace with last year.

Nevertheless, we understand there are concerns regarding coronavirus and its impact on Blockchain Week NYC. We are closely monitoring what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local and state government agencies, and other health organizations are saying regarding the spread of COVID-19. We continue to work closely with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and all of our partners in Blockchain Week NYC to ensure attendees are safe.

With that, we are instituting the following policy: If Consensus is cancelled due to guidance from health organizations and local/federal governments, attendees will receive a full refund on their ticket purchase within 60 days of CoinDesk making the announcement to cancel. Further, if an attendee is unable to attend because his or her home country is barred from traveling to the United States, we will also issue a full refund within 60 days. 

We’re excited to have all of you join us at Consensus from May 11-13 and the Blockchain Week NYC events taking place from May 8-15. We’ve planned an industry-leading agenda, and the quality of attendees who have already registered will make for worthwhile networking opportunities. Register today for a worry-free ticket to the most important event of the year. 

If there are any questions, please direct them to: 

Our primary concern is for the safety of all attendees! We will continue to provide timely updates regarding Consensus and Blockchain Week NYC in this blog post and on the Consensus 2020 homepage

Thanks, and see you in May! 

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Bitmain Spin-Off Matrixport Seeks $300M Valuation in Latest Funding Round

A cryptocurrency trading solutions provider spun off from Bitmain a year ago hopes to hit a $300 million valuation in its latest funding round.

Singapore-based Matrixport, founded by Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu last February, is looking to raise $40 million in a new raise, sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

Should the round be successful, Matrixport’s post-money valuation would hit $300 million, nearly triple the $114 million the young company reached with its previous funding. Matrixport claims to have made revenue between $7 million and $8 million since beginning operations last July, according to a pitch deck seen by Bloomberg.

The company started actively pitching investors a few weeks ago.

Matrixport provides regulatory compliant crypto-related financial services to professional traders, including OTC trading and lending services, as well as a custody solution. Most recently in February, the company launched a product helping traders successfully identify and take advantage of market dips.

CoinDesk previously reported that many Matrixport staff came from Bitmain’s blockchain-development department, a division directly under Wu’s control. Although Matrixport was spun out last year, both Wu and Bitmain remain major shareholders.

Matrixport was among several Chinese cryptocurrency companies to make a strategic investment in Beijing-based media and data outlet Mars Finance last September.

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Joaquin Phoenix Joker 2019 DC Movie Comics Wall Art

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Joaquin Rafael Phoenix is an American actor and producer. He has received numerous awards and nominations, including an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. As a child, Phoenix started acting in television with his brother River and sister Summer. His first major film role was in SpaceCamp.

Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks — the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he’s part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.

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2019 Joker movie watercolor art deco

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History of Scotland – Documentary

History of Scotland - Documentary

In this video, we discuss the fascinating history of Scotland, from its earliest beginnings on.

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Medieval Pearl Sword | The Great Antiques Map of Britain | Full Episode | History Documentary

Medieval Pearl Sword | The Great Antiques Map of Britain | Full Episode | History Documentary

Tim Wonnacott is at the Bristol Harbour Festival to meet locals with their precious antiques which help tell the story of this historic city. Tim meets the lord mayor to talk about his ancient ceremonial sword and values a ticket that gets you in to the Bristol Old Vic Theatre ‘forever’! He examines the great legacy of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, looks at some classic motorbikes made in Bristol and discovers the success of the Bristol brass industry which flourished in the 1700s.

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