CoinDesk’s annual Consensus festival took over the streets of Austin, Texas last weekend, and enthusiasm was high despite recent downtrends in the crypto markets. Chain returned to its first in-person Consensus event this year since the pandemic, and was welcomed by attendees from all over the world who share an equal passion for blockchain technology. Chain got the ball rolling early this year, and set up their “Sport Court”, about half a block from the Austin Convention Center on Thursday. Visitors had access to an open bar, food trucks, and provided open seating for speaking engagements sponsored by CoinDesk. Guest speaker Spencer Dinwiddie, a star player from the Dallas Mavericks, joined the conversation at the Sport Court to discuss his belief in crypto, investing into emerging financial markets, and his journey to becoming an innovator in the blockchain space.
To kick off the excitement on Thursday, Chain offered guests at Consensus a chance to shoot-to-win for 1 Bitcoin at the Sport Court. The lucky player who scored the first 3-point-shot was rewarded with 1 Bitcoin, every night for 3 days! Chain CEO, Deepak Thapliyal, matched the 3 Bitcoin Giveaway by donating to Feeding Texas, an organization focused on helping families who are in need of food and resources, that have been affected by the recent inflation surge. Chain firmly believes in providing support to communities and organizations worldwide who are facing economic hardships.
In response to recent layoffs in the crypto space, Chain’s team joined the “Talent Hub” to help guests launch their careers in the Web3 space. Chain’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mike Herron, gave audience members at the Talent Hub insight on the job opportunities available for marketing and communications professionals in the Web3 and Blockchain industry. Herron was joined by Chain’s HR and Recruiting team on Friday and Saturday, so members in attendance could learn more about the career opportunities at Chain. Chain has been vocal about their active search in recruiting star talent, and continues to encourage recently laid off employees from crypto companies to join their rapidly growing team.
As talks of Web3 and blockchain innovations filled the air at Consensus, attendees were able to stop into the Main Showroom at the Austin Convention Center, and get a personalized profile-picture created by one of Chain’s automated bots. Guests were able to take home a special memorabilia of their time at Consensus by getting an original artwork based on their NFT profile picture or animated photo of their choice.
It’s safe to say that Chain’s weekend at Consensus 2022 was one to remember. The support from the crypto community is still alive, and the future is looking bright for the space. Chain plans to continue building its products to help Web3 pioneers scale their products and services, while serving the community any way they can.
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