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CoinAgenda Announces Startup Competition Winners

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This week, CoinAgenda organizers announced the final winners of the startup competition held at the Las Vegas conference on October 25-26.

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CoinAgenda Startup Competition Places Blockchain Business Ideas in Front of Potential Investors

The firms participating in this competition showcased their products and services, all of which utilize blockchain technology to solve existing problems or create new experiences and business opportunities not possible without the blockchain.

Seventeen businesses competed, each giving 20-minute presentations to industry leaders and investors, including the relatively new Intellisys Capital.

Here is a list of the winners in each of the competition’s categories:

Best Pre-Crowdsale Token: GoPayWin (GoCoin)

Best Trading Token: GameCredits

Best Startup: CakeCodes

Best Ramp Up: Airbitz

Rising Star: CakeCodes

Best of Show: Airbitz

These winners will have their presentations shared among members of the BitAngels investment group, giving the startups a chance to secure new funding.

The other finalists received honorary plaques, and had the chance to network with investors attending the conference.

CoinAgenda founder Michael Terpin expressed his satisfaction with CoinAgenda’s turnout and the results from the startup competition.

“Once again, the BitAngels network allowed us to field an extraordinary group of presenters, from Australia to Europe, and our judges were impressed by the quality of not only the winners, but the entire group of presenters,” Terpin told Bitcoinist.

“As CoinAgenda expands globally, we look forward to connecting even more exciting blockchain startups with a growing wave of investors seeking out these opportunities.”

CoinAgenda has scheduled a one-day summit in Las Vegas on January 4, 2017, a day before the opening of the highly-popular CES. As part of the summit, Terpin will speak at the CES Blockchain Breakfast as part of the conference’s Digital Money Forum.

Did you attend CoinAgenda? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.


Images courtesy of Ryan Strauss.

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CoinAgenda Brings Blockchain Leaders to Vegas on October 25

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CoinAgenda, a highly popular fintech and investor conference, will hit the Las Vegas Strip this week on October 25 and 26. The third-annual BitAingels Global Conference will coincide with CoinAgenda,  both events bringing the biggest names in digital currency to Vegas.

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Both conferences are located in the Skyview Ballrooms of the Ballys Las Vegas. On Monday, October 24, organizers will host a pre-conference with a “mini-hackathon” and cocktail party.

BitAngels, the organizers of the two conferences, organizers told press that the event is “aimed at both mainstream investors, as well as experienced investors in both digital assets and blockchain companies.

CoinAgenda and BitAngels Conference Feature Industry Leaders and Promising Startups

Keeping with that theme, the conference features well known entrepreneurs and financial analysts from the blockchain community, such as Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver, Airbitz CEO Paul Puey, and financial analyst Tone Vays.

CoinAgenda’s sessions will center around presentations given by these industry leaders, covering topics including: “Why Bitcoin is as Important as the Internet,” and “Bitcoin Trading (
Introductory and Advanced).”

The BitAngels Global Conference focuses on startups that build blockchain products.

Alongside its keynotes and panels, the conference will have a contest where 20 startups from the blockchain industry present their products or services. The companies will be judged by leading cryptocurrency VCs and angels, who will hand out six awards in the following categories:

  • Best seed-stage startup
  • Best developed startup
  • Best blockchain startup
  • Best pre-launch cryptocurrency
  • Best post-launch cryptocurrency
  • Best of show

Last year year, ZebPay won this competition. ZebPay is an Indian Bitcoin exchange service, available as a mobile application on Android and iOS platforms.

The event, with organizers saying that it is “designed as a high-end ‘Goldman Sachs style investor conference,” will have preferred seating at both conferences, with speakers joining attendees for all meals.

Commenting on the state of the blockchain industry leading up to this year’s event, BitAngels chairman and co-founder Michael Terpin said in a press release:

“This year has been one of incredible growth in the sector, with bitcoin prices up more than 250 percent since January and appreciation in digital assets like Ethereum and Monero up more than 1,000 percent.”

The press release also cited CoinDesk’s report, State of Bitcoin and Blockchain 2016, saying that investment in bitcoin and blockchain companies rose from $2 million in 2012 to $490 million in 2015.  

Are you attending one or both of these conferences? Let us know in the comments below.


Images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, BitAngels.

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