The annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) ran from January 6-9, in several locations in Las Vegas including the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center.
Lead by BitPay, the World of Bitcoin was the epicenter of all things cryptocurrency at the convention.
If you missed this phenomenal gathering of technophiles, here’s a recap of the reasons why we hope you attended, plus some of the cool perks you’d receive if you came to visit us at the World of Bitcoin.
1. This is the largest bitcoin presence ever, to appear at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
CES is the largest technology-centered trade show in the world. This year over 170,000 people were expected to be in attendance, which is a massive opportunity for bitcoin companies to show their groundbreaking potential. The majority of attendees tend to be new to bitcoin and most are open to learning about new ideas.
2. You’ll get a full serving of bitcoin products and services.
Bitcoin’s presence at CES has been growing dramatically over the past few years. Last year we attended the event with BitPay and Butterfly Labs, where we shared a small booth area split between the three of us.
This year we were excited to be among many major companies representing bitcoin: BitPay, Circle, Kraken, Bitmain, Bitstamp, Copay, Private Internet Access, Robocoin & yBitcoin. Whether you’re a consumer, merchant, or you’re just curious about it all, there is an opportunity for you to learn something new.
3. Chat with us in person and leave with some cool swag.
Come and say hi! We love to meet new people and make it easy for newcomers to gain an improved understanding of bitcoin. Five of us were present to represent Blockchain, chat and answer any questions.
After running out of t-shirts by the end of the second day of CES last year, we decided to stock up on some different types of swag for 2015. Blockchain bottle openers, USB-stick lanyards, stickers, plus some blueberry flavoured Blockchain candy were some of the goodies you could could grab at our booth.
4. Free bitcoin!
A great way to encourage people to get started in bitcoin (BTC) is by giving them some to try out! Several of us at the World of Bitcoin were giving out $5 in BTC so newbies were able to experience how a bitcoin transaction works. We did this last year as well, and it was a fun, hands-on way to get the conversation started!
To those who couldn’t make it, there’s always next year!