Lamborghinis are roaring through Manhattan at the start of Consensus 2018, the mega conference on blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Photos of the pricey cars that have come to symbolize the growth of cryptocurrency are spreading on Twitter.
Still two blocks away and the lambos can be seen/heard revving all through Midtown pic.twitter.com/DPuZPV8kkI
— Lily Katz (@LilyKatz) May 14, 2018
Three lambos outside of consensus pic.twitter.com/cxsv7bQ0PA
— Neeraj K. Agrawal (@NeerajKA) May 14, 2018
Consensus 2018 is the 4th annual blockchain technology summit hosted by CoinDesk. It runs from May 14 – 16 at the New York Hilton Midtown. The event is featuring more than 250 speakers from a variety of well-known and up-and-coming blockchain and cryptocurrency companies, including Ripple, Litecoin and VeChain.
Over 4,000+ attendees are expected to attend from financial institutions, enterprise tech leaders, leading industry startups, investors, and academic and policy groups who are ushering in the new digital currency economy. Over 70 countries are represented including the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, China, Japan, Switzerland, Brazil, Israel, Netherlands, South Korea, Hong Kong, Italy, France, Mexico, Russia, India, Argentina and Ireland.
Speculation that the event itself could trigger a bull run in the cryptocurrency market has been spreading for weeks.