The Block/Benjamin Friedrich

Reflections on a week talking crypto in Hong Kong

Quick Take

  • Market sentiment is more bullish than anyone expected in Asia, certainly much more optimistic than in the West
  • Application-level development appears to be in full swing, particularly focused on games
  • Entrepreneurs are trying aggressive and differentiated playbooks relative to Western counterparts
This week I was at a cryptocurrency event, Token2049, in Hong Kong. Like any industry conference, far more interesting than the panels were the hallway and nighttime discussions with dozens of people spanning public blockchain projects, executives from major exchanges, and investors of various flavors. What follows is an assorted sampling of observations from my […]

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