As the bear market continues to drag on, crypto events are opting for substance over style, prioritizing intelligent discourse over flashy entertainment.
Gone are the days of extravagant events featuring big-name DJs, as organizers are now encouraging attendees to focus on meaningful discussions around topics like regulation and tax. Crypto conferences are attended by a wide range of people, from industry founders and executives to social media influencers and everyday users.
According to Tiffany Fong, a crypto vlogger who attended Bitcoin Miami 2023 and NFT NYC 2023, the conference scene is less flashy than it used to be during bull markets. While some people have mentioned past events featuring famous DJs, Fong believes this year’s focus on meaningful conversations is more valuable.
At the recent XRP Las Vegas conference, attendees expressed optimism about the future of crypto, while also asking intelligent and well-thought-out questions about the industry’s future. However, some attendees also voiced their frustration at the ongoing SEC and Ripple lawsuit.
Overall, it seems that the current market conditions have led to a shift in priorities for crypto event organizers and attendees alike, with a greater emphasis on substance over style.