Precautions to contain the spread of the coronavirus have caused the cancellation of several events, related to bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain, a situation that is affecting the ecosystem in several ways.This 6 of march the organizers of the Bitcoin 2020 Conference announced that the event would be postponed and instead be made on the 27th of march, shall be made in the third quarter of this year. The conference, organised by Bitcoin Magazine, it is not the first event related to cryptocurrencies, or technologies, that has been postponed as a prevention to the epidemic of the coronavirus.The organizers of Paris Blockchain Week Summit 2020 also explained that, due to the coronavirus, the event planned for march 31 will be made on the 8 of December. Also, the team of IOTA, which I had planned to do two events for this month of march, announced on its website the cancellation of both.Other important events in the area of technology, such as the I/O Conference hosted by Google, the annual event held by IBM, and the F8-organized by Facebook, also have been postponed in order to avoid gathering a large amount of people from different parts of the world in a same place.However, there are other events that are in consideration and not yet made a decision about whether they are going to put things on hold or not. Between them, there is a Consensus, scheduled for the 11th of may in New York. In this list there is also the Blockchain Summit Latam march 12 in Panama, and the Digital Asset Sutmmit scheduled for the 13th of may in London.
Not only are there events cancelled
Jiang Zhuoer, CEO of BTC.top made comments relating to the cessation of operations of one of their farms to mining in Xinjiang, China, because of quarantine measures that have been taken by the government to keep the situation of the coronavirus under control. There is even a delay in shipments of mining equipment because the controls have forced the cessation of operations of several manufacturing companies of mining equipment in the country.On the other hand, Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase published a tweet in which you ask for your employees to work from home, as a measure to reduce the risk of infection. He also published a paper in which he explains his plans with respect to the disease.Ryan Selkis, founder of Messari, signature analysis data, I also chose to make their employees work remotely, it also recommended that desecharan any business trip planificado.De this way, the preventive measures are being taken as a result of the coronavirus have ceased to affect more markets that are expected from the beginning.