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Not all crypto events are this fun. Coinsbank did it again, replicating their Asia 2018 event with a four day cruise on the mediterranean that unsurprisingly attracted some of the biggest names in crypto.
Without the fortune of having eyes and ears on the boat – and I presume what happens off the coast of Ibiza, stays firmly in Spanish waters – we can’t reveal that anything big came out of the event.
But as with most events it is a hotspot for developers to share ideas and network. Perhaps some budding partnerships will have come out of it.
That aside, we can still recap who was there and some of what went on. Plenty went up on social media which certainly tells a story on its own.
Jimmy Song versus Roger Ver
Anyone hoping for a sensible debate on the merits of Bitcoin against Bitcoin cash would be sorely disappointed, though for better or worse this was the highlight of the cruise.
“If you don’t wanna debate me get off the stage,” said Song, and goes on to state: “Bitcoin cash is not a network where users are sovereign, it’s controlled by the central authorities.”
If you do watch the whole thing they get round to talking about the advantages of both, until the cowboy-hatted Song eventually quits the stage after a series of interruptions from Bitcoin Cash evangelist Roger Ver, who, as it was previously reported by Coinspeaker, believes that the institutional investors should invest in Bitcoin Cash, as this currency has fundamentals which are no longer present in Bitcoin.
Though a spectacle, perhaps this was not the finest moment in crypto.
John McAfee Said Bitcoin Will Reach $1 Million by 2020
AmbCrypto spoke to John McAfee who was predictably bold on the future of Bitcoin.
“Why don’t we look at the last Bitcoin? We have thousands of people to mine one coin. What is that coin going to be worth? Maybe billions. Mathematics doesn’t lie. Say what you want, mathematics doesn’t lie,” he said.
“If it’s not a million dollars in 2020, it has to be. The end of 2020, December. That’s my prediction, I’m going to stand by it…it is the number 1 coin for processing transactions. Run the numbers.”
While his somewhat strong optimism could be overstated, it is slightly related to current news. Soon the number of Bitcoins put into circulation for each new block mined is going to be halved, meaning there will now be 6.25 BTC per block.
Poker in the Mediterranean
On a lighter note, Qlear Protocol hosted a night of poker – their CEO, Steven Weusten, was a professional poker player in a former life – and sponsored four tables.
Some big names turned up to play which begs the question: how much would you pay to watch Brock Pierce, Tone Vays, and Charlie Lee duke it out in a fiery game of Texas Hold‘Em?
Well we scraped some photos off social, unfortunately none showing them locked in battle.
Probably the Most Luxurious Blockchain Event There Is
Blockchain in the sea is an attractive notion; this is even more so when set in the mediterranean. A booze cruise may not be the best setting for sensible debate – see Jimmy Song vs Roger Ver – but networking and discussion off the stage can be invaluable at these events.
It surely was a great event for most attendees, anyway – they probably eagerly await an announcement for the next one.