The Consensus 2019 is over and it's time to take stock.
8 of the most memorable announcements from the Consensus:
1. Justin Sun announces support for Opera.
Justin Sun announced that Opera, which currently has millions of users, will support TRX soon. The announcement is very interesting for owners of TRON and may lead to further partnership.
2. Chainlink announces the launch of Chainlink Mainnet on May 30, 2019.
Chainlink CEO Sergey Nazarov stepped on the stage, announcing that on May 30, the decentralized Oracle Chainlink platform will be launched on the Ethereum network. Nazarov said: "We were able to successfully conduct three security audits without any major problems; we are ready to launch on the Ethereum network."
3. Whether the Ebay platform will accept cryptocurrencies in the future or not.
The big news at the start of Consensus 2019 was that Ebay would consider adding a cryptocurrency payment solution. A rumor appeared when advertising stands announced this. However, speculation was lifted when an Ebay spokesperson confirmed that the platform was not considering adding cryptocurrency payment solutions. Yet this news was one of the most discussed topics on the first day of the Consensus.
4. NEO will present several key announcements about the future of the project.
Neo was presented at Consensus 2019 with several team members, including founder Da Hongfei and Co-founder Erik Zhang, who performed on stage to discuss the progress of NEO. At the talks, several important NEO updates are presented, including the completion of NEO 3.0, which will provide the optimal infrastructure for mass implementation. The team also announced the allocation of an additional $ 100 million for future development and growth.
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5. Exchange notified users, Coinbase has become more centralized.
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong also spoke at the Consensus, stating that Coinbase has become more centralized and that the company is in talks with StarkWare software development company about finding self-sustainment for users. This gave rise to a new theory that Coinbase could take up the creation or proposal of a decentralized project in a new future.
6. TD Ameritrade electronic tradingTrading
– is an economic term that means the process of independent trade, independent analysis of the market and the conclusion of trade transactions.Details platform talks about cryptocurrency.
TD Ameritrade also took the stage in the Consensus to discuss their market review. TD Ameritrade has long been trying to enter the crypto-space, following the interests of retail. Speaking at the Consensus, TD Ameritrade Executive Vice President Stephen Quirk admitted that interest in crypto and Bitcoin has increased dramatically between all age groups. The interest shown by such large companies as TD Ameritrade and Etrade continues to drive the adoption of crypto.
7. The US presidential candidate of 2020 takes the stage to discuss Bitcoins and Blockchains.
Andrew Young became quite cult because of his overt support for Bitcoins and blockchainBlockchain
is a continuous and sequential block chain of information (digital linked list). When building a blockchain, copies of related blocks are simultaneously stored on multiple computers.Details. The presidential candidate took the stage to state his position on the industry, that US regulators need a clearer approach to the market. Young clearly demonstrated his support for cryptocurrency and the adoption of the blockchain, stating that: "the work you are doing is difficult, but this is our future".
8. Gemini crypto-exchange announces partnership with Flexa.
Gemini announced that it will work with Flexa, a payment startup company, to offer retailers a simplified method of accepting cryptocurrencies in the store. The partnership already includes retailers such as Nordstrom, Whole Foods, owned by Amazon, Regal Cinemas, Gamestop, Baskin Robbins, and Starbucks. This news was very significant, because it paves the way for retail implementation of cryptocurrency with a simpler payment method that has not been previously considered.
The results and the most interesting events of the Consensus 2019. The consensus consisted of a lot of news and opinions coming from the leaders and players of the industry, and once again demonstrated what future some of the promising projects, as well as some of the largest projects currently have.
Editor: Yuliya Soroka