CoinAgenda Names the Next Big Business at Las Vegas Conference
At the largest CoinAgenda since its debut in 2014, more than 450 guests gathered in Las Vegas October 24-26 for CoinAgenda Global, the premier conference connecting blockchain and cryptocurrency investors with startup and ICO opportunities. A highlight of the three-day event was the startup competition, which included more than 40 contestants, many of which are preparing to launch ICOs. A panel of independent judges observed back-to-back startup pitches, and five companies emerged on top.
CoinAgenda Startup Competition Winners
First place (tie): Rewards.com, a worldwide loyalty rewards solution using blockchain technology to provide the first consumer and retail-focused rewards platform.
First place (tie): Shopin, a distributed “Amazon” on the blockchain that provides users control of their data with universal shopper profiles and a cryptocurrency for the world of retail and commerce. With Shopin profiles, consumers receive benefits on retailer sites and mobile apps they visit.
Second place: PROPS by YouNow, a new cryptocurrency that grants access to features, content and status across media apps that share a currency and identity layer, and whose users benefit from the PROPS rewards pool.
Third place: STACK, a globally accessible alternative to traditional banking, allows users to store money safely, access it instantly and transact with it anywhere, in any currency including crypto by using the STK token. Creating a mobile wallet as a companion to a traditional card solution, the STACK app enables users to use any of their currencies at point of sale, anywhere in the world.
Fourth place: Celsius, a new global platform to enable peer-to-peer credit lending and digital credit scores at low interest rates. Using an Ethereum-based smart contract marketplace, Celsius lets anyone participate in an ecosystem of credit lending.
Growth in Size and Innovation
“The quality of companies participating in the largest-ever CoinAgenda has not been hampered by the size of the field,” said Michael Terpin. “The judges, which included top digital currency funds and angel investors, was impressed by a great many of the presentations, but in the end had to select a top five. We anticipate this class of presenters will go on and add to the more than $350 million that has already been raised by CoinAgenda ICO presenters this year.”
First place winners receive a complimentary exhibit space at a future CoinAgenda event. All top 5 winners receive exhibit space at a future BECON event and one ticket to other leading blockchain conferences, including d10e, Keynote, and BLOCK-CON.
An Environment for Growth
For four years, CoinAgenda has been a place for those serious about the cryptocurrency industry to gather and discuss the future of the ecosystem. Starting out as a small, one room gathering, the conference has grown into a major event in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency world, acting as a hub for new businesses looking for networking opportunities.
From the exhibition hall to the presentation room, the 2017 CoinAgenda conference teemed with excitement about the future of the finance industry as it relates to blockchain and cryptocurrency. Even during breaks, attendees discussed ongoing projects, new ideas, and issues facing the industry at large.
New connections form at CoinAgenda — and who knows, maybe the next great company was born during a break, cocktail party, or dinner. And that seems to be the spirit of the conference’s annual start-up contest: to find the next big thing in blockchain.
Because of the high-growth, hardcore startup atmosphere surrounding CoinAgenda, the event has been able to grow from a single conference in Las Vegas to a global blockchain tour, debuting Caribbean and European events earlier this year.
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