Thor May 2018 Progress Report
Another month down, and another month’s worth of a progress building the Thor dream! We have had many very late nights, and we made serious progress towards the beta of our platform (details are below). It’s a really special feeling seeing something that has existed only in your mind for months become something you can see with your eyes and hold in your hand!
May’s busy days and long nights weren’t confined to San Francisco either, as I represented the team at Consensus 2018 in New York City. It was incredible, and reinforced what an exciting time it is to be a part of this industry! We really are on the verge of blockchain’s breakthrough into the mainstream. With so much to see and so many people to meet, the conference seemed to pass in a blur, but my three biggest takeaways were:
1) Interest in the space has exploded — last year’s bull market grabbed endless headlines and brought widespread awareness of cryptocurrencies, and it showed at Consensus. In 2017, there were around 2,700 attendees to the conference, and more than 4,000 were expected for this year. But, around 8,500 people attended the conference — triple last year’s turnout. Wow!
2) Wall Street Interest — From Mr. James Bullard, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, to Emmanuel Aidoo, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Strategy at Credit Suisse, the bank boys were out in full force. While having Wall Street represented at Consensus may feel a little like having the Devil in the Dining Room for the crypto world, it shows that their resistance to blockchain may finally be waning (and that they’ve finally accepted that banking without blockchain will soon be a thing of the past).
3) Truly International — It still amazes me just how global this revolution is. There were projects from France (Ledger), Israel (Endor), Singapore (VeChain) and more! It continued to reinforce the power that blockchain has to break d... Continue on medium.com