Paris Blockchain Week cancels amidst rising Coronavirus threat

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The Paris Blockchain Week Summit that was expected to be held – as the name tells in Paris – at the end of this month has been rescheduled for December. The organizers were not sure how the event could be held in case of potential lockdown over coronavirus threat.

Organizers of the Paris Blockchain Week Summit have decided to postpone the event amid the rising Coronavirus outbreak all over the globe.

This decision was taken by the big shots regarding the highly anticipated yearly gathering of cryptocurrency and blockchain; this announcement was made just over an hour ago when the leaders postponed the event that was all set to open on March 31.

1st Paris Blockchain week shuts down over Coronavirus threat

This is the first summit that has been canceled in view of the coronavirus epidemic, and it is being predicted that it might lead to cancellation of further events as people are fearful of attending public gatherings at this time. A statement released by organizers reflects that they are acting over advice from the French government.

The statement divulges that the organizers are keeping a close eye over the global development regarding coronavirus, and they are duly concerned about the safety and security of the people who will be attending the summit, speakers, as well as the sponsors.

Along with this, the French government has also imposed a ban on large gatherings to avoid any risks, which makes postponing this summit the best choice at the moment.

Paris Blockchain Week Summit new date

According to the organizers of Blockchain Week Paris, more than 2500 visitors and 250 speakers were expected to come together at the Station F venue near Alan Turing Square. Now the event will be held on 9 and 10 December.

The statement further adds that rescheduling Paris Blockchain Week Summit is a means to ensure that the world-class conference is not compromised. The venue, schedule, and setup will remain the same, and there will be great new additions to make the event even more exciting.

The organizers thanked all the parties who have been working hard to put together the event from sponsors to speakers, media partners, and the venue teams who have invested long hours in ensuring everything goes smoothly.

The organizers look forward to welcoming the participants in December and advise them to follow their social media channels as they will continue to announce more regarding the speakers and sponsors in the coming months.

Postponing this summit was a crucial step as governments all over the world are taking steps to control this deadly outbreak that has already claimed more than 3000 lives to date.

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