Consensus 2022 Recap

The Consensus 2022 by CoinDesk festival is an event that brings together thousands of the world’s brightest minds and impactful voices from the crypto community. This year’s exciting conference returned to sizzling Austin, Texas on June 9-12 to showcase and celebrate all sides of blockchain, crypto, Web 3, and the metaverse. 

Consensus 2022 Festival Highlights
With so many interesting panels, events, and announcements to choose from, here are a few that caught our attention!

But first, we have to know, were you as serious as we were to hear from some of the most profound thought leaders in the crypto community?

Anne Ahola Ward, Co-founder & CEO at CircleClick

Kicking off the Consensus week festivities we began at Dcentral, where we had the opportunity to hear some incredible speakers discuss all things Web3, from NFTs to Metaverses, GameFi to DAOs.

Dcentral Downtown Austin, Texas

We also heard from Wu-Tang Clan members Method Man & Cappadonna announcing the release of their own music NFTs on Melos Studio!

Wu-Tang Clan member Cappadonna at Dcentral

Our next stop was the Grit Daily House, where we heard from our awesome client Stefan Rust.

Grit Daily House Downtown Austin, Texas

Stefan Rust is the CEO of Laguna DeFi, a global leader and avid crypto investor. Here’s a peek at what he had to say during Chilly This Winter? Cozy Up to these Crypto Plays and the Tech Behind Them. 

“Web3 is really exciting it’s fast-moving it’s a new industry, there’s a lot of energy…that transcends geography, culture, religion you name it and that’s the beauty about it…we’re all working together to solve a common problem which is to make this system work”-Stefan Rust

From left to right, Jsquare’s Co-Founder & CIO James Wo, Veritone’s Product Manager Victoria Dickson, Laguna’s CEO Stefan Rust, and John Ellett, Forbes

Here we were thrilled to have our very own CEO, Anne Ahola Ward a Super Futurist, Entrepreneur, and who has recently led the way for advances in blockchain technology speak on How to Invest in the Web3 Economy

“When I saw the crash, I saw an opportunity, I think confusion leads to opportunity…. it’s the time to build” -Anne Ahola Ward 

Check out the full talk here

From left to right, Eric Christopher, Entrepreneur Magazine, Anne Ahola Ward, Co-founder & CEO at CircleClick, Leah Peterson, Business Development and Investor Relations at GoodBlock, and Cameron Lee, Laguna’s CMO

Key Moments

  • Despite the global financial and economic challenges, the community has maintained a positive outlook and the passion to build things continues to grow!
  • When it comes to bear markets, now is the best time to build and develop new ideas, projects, and businesses.
  • Abra announces the very first crypto rewards credit card on the American Express network! Here’s what Bill Barhydt the CEO of Abra had to say during his interview with CoinDesk.

“This has been a long time coming and is the first American Express crypto product,” said Abra CEO Bill Barhydt in an interview with CoinDesk. 

In Closing
Consensus 2022 brought together over 17,000 in-person attendees despite the Texas heat. Making this an exciting and historical week full of great energy, and optimism for the future of crypto. We look forward to next year’s Consensus 2023 happening in April.

Here are some fun tweets from our CEO, and our cool clients Laguna DeFi & Nuon Finance: