Consensus 2017 Recap: Panels Cast Wide Net for Blockchain Discussions

CoinDesk’s Consensus 2017 blockchain conference was alive with activity last week, so don’t feel bad if you missed some of the talks and presentations that took place.

In addition to our main stage sessions, Consensus 2017 featured a range of panels that honed in on all the opportunities and challenges in the space today. The Consensus 2017 panel circuit included discussions on everything from healthcare to trade finance, Hyperledger to the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, and blockchain tokens to ICOs.

Didn’t catch a panel you were hoping to see? Read on for a roundup of CoinDesk’s on-the-ground coverage from the three-day event.

Consensus 2017: BitPay CEO Calls Bitcoin Fork ‘Only Option’ For Businesses

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As might be expected, the event wasn’t without its provocative statements.

During a discussion on bitcoin scaling – one colored by the controversial news of a new pact – payments startup BitPay CEO Stephen Pair, called for a fork that would result in two versions of bitcoin.

He said of the network’s current state of affairs:

“It’s not working for us. The first option is to use a fork of bitcoin, second option is to use a fork of bitcoin, third option is to use

Read more ... source: CoinDesk

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