Coinbase attended one of the world’s largest payments conferences (Money2020) this week. We participated in a panel hosted by Bloomberg. The audience was asked “how many of you are thinking about integrating Bitcoin in to your business?” Approximately 30% of hands in the room of a few hundred senior members of the payments industry went up – a surprisingly high portion, even to us.
The tone around Bitcoin was notably different than at other similar events 6 months prior. Reactions from those in the traditional financial world have shifted away from “that seems a little far fetched and it’s safe to ignore for now” towards an undercurrent of acknowledgment that digital currency is the future, even if they don’t fully understand it in the present.
Coinbase was front and center at the entrance to greet everyone!