T Skevington and M Bacina
COVID-19 crisis causes cancellation of APAC Blockchain Conference
Blockchain Australia has announced that the 4th annual 2020 APAC Blockchain Conference has been postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
The conference was due to run between 28 and 30 April 2020 in Melbourne, with a stellar line up of Australia's best and brightest in Blockchain. The event is now expected to be held later in the year.
Commenting on the cancellation, a Blockchain Australia representative said that it was:
A difficult but necessary decision to maintain the quality of our events and protect the health and welfare of the participants.
Unfortunately, the second annual Australian Blockchain Industry Awards (the Blockies), which were to run in conjunction with the conference, have also been postponed.
Blockchain Australia has confirmed that:
applications that have been received to date will be preserved along with any applications finalised by the original closing date of 29 March. A further application window will also be provided.
The APAC Blockchain Conference joins a long and growing list of events and conferences being postponed or converted to virtual only, including the Paris Blockchain Week Summit (postponed until 9 December to 10 December 10), or Consensus in New York (completely virtual, 11 May to 13 May).
Pictured: The Piper Alderman Blockchain team reading the announcement: