The coronavirus continues to make news around the world as the death toll continues to rise and the virus reportedly continues to spread to other parts of the world after first being detected in Wuhan in China. As part of precautions, people are wearing facemasks, avoiding unnecessary interaction with others and looking out for symptoms of the virus. On top of this, it has been reported that a crypto mining firm within China was forced to shut down operations for fear of the virus. This just goes to show how far the fear of the virus has gone into disrupting day-to-day life around the world.
Now, it has been announced that a number of blockchain and crypto conferences within Asia are postponing due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.
One of the notable postponements is of TOKEN2049, which was due to be held in Hong Kong in March 2020 but will now be held from October 7 to October 8, 2020. The conference is a major one which is held annually.
“Over the past weeks, we have been monitoring the global developments around the coronavirus closely. Whilst Hong Kong is managing the situation well and has taken strict precautions to contain any potential impact, uncertainty prevails,” the TOKEN2049 team announced.
It should be noted that Hong Kong has repeatedly announced that they will be closing the border with the Chinese mainland due to concerns about the coronavirus but this is further complicated by the anti-government protests which are taking place within Hong Kong.
Binance, one of the biggest exchanges in the world, has also announced a postponement of the Binance Blockchain Week Vietnam which was due to be held from February 29 to March 3, 2020. Binance will be reimbursing registered guests and will announce new dates in the future.
“We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by the delay. If you have registered for the Binance Blockchain Week, you can get a full refund through the event registration platform […] We will inform everyone soon regarding further updates on this event,” Binance management announced.