Back to reality! I just returned from a long week in Vegas at World Crypto Con, where our team had the opportunity to meet hundreds of fellow crypto enthusiasts from across the globe and share Voyager’s story.
World Crypto Con fell serendipitously on the anniversary of the Bitcoin White Paper, and in celebration, our team built an interactive timeline of crypto’s 11-year journey at our booth. We designed a 10-foot-tall Bitcoin chart and asked attendants to mark their most memorable crypto moments.
We met real crypto OGs who first bought BTC as early as 2011 and others who made their first crypto investment with us last week at the conference. We heard stories of lost keys and fortunes, gifts from a friend that turned into thousands of dollars, woes of "rekt-age," and plenty of other wild crypto tales. In the end, our wall stood as a tribute to Bitcoin’s resilience and its remarkable journey.
For more photos from the event, click here.
Away from the booth, leaders in the industry discussed the past, present, and future of crypto. Our CEO Steve Ehrlich was a keynote speaker at CryptoIQ where he shared Voyager’s story and mission with a crowd of crypto traders. Steve also sat on panels with other innovators in the space at CoinAgenda and on the World Crypto Con main stage.
Throughout the week, we met incredible people and learned from the best and the brightest in the industry. I left Vegas more excited about the future of crypto than ever and more determined to bring it to the masses.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and made World Crypto Con possible!
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