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Journalists Meet at BlockShow Medialogue to Discuss Crypto Media Trends

Journalists Meet at BlockShow Medialogue to Discuss Crypto Media Trends

BlockShow Asia 2019 is about to open its doors tomorrow. The much-anticipated event gathers over 2500 crypto and blockchain enthusiasts willing to meet over 100 speakers. BlockShow 2019 will feature prominent industry speakers including Changpeng Zhao, CEO at Binance, Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer at Monetary Authority of Singapore; Charlie Shrem, Bitcoin Foundation Founding Director; Dr. Ben Goertzel, SingularityNET Chief Scientist and CEO; Da Hongfei, founder of NEO, Thomas Lee, Managing Partner and Head of Research at Fundstrat Global Advisors; Max Kordek, Lisk Co-Founder;Julian Gordon, VP Asia Pacific at Linux Foundation; Samson Mow, CSO at Blockstream and many others.

While the culmination of the show is the two-day series of events that begin tomorrow, the dedicated festival started Tuesday and continued today with Medialogue, a private conference aimed at journalists and media influencers. The meeting took place at the Oasia Hotel Downtown and was moderated by Cointelegraph, one of the most reputable independent Blockchain media outlets.

One can hardly deny the impact of media on the cryptocurrency space. Bitcoin came only about a decade ago, but it managed to shape an entire industry around it, with the blockchain acting as the main driving force, thanks to its unmatched features and countless use case possibilities.

Thus, it is imperative that representatives of different media outlets and entities get together to share experiences and discuss common challenges despite the highly competitive environment, and that’s what Cointelegraph wants to achieve.

BlockShow CEO Addy Crezee explained:

“Media in our community are playing an important role by informing everyone about the major things happening and it’s great to gather together, discuss the issues that we have and discuss the possibilities. Hope this Medialogue was valuable for all the journalists and reporters who came in.”

Indeed, the media has played a tremendous role in promoting the decentralization cause and identifying potential scams in an industry that is still at an emerging phase. In fact, one of the discussed topics was “new judgment and scams: best practices for staying sceptical.” The media representatives called for more vigilance for the sake of investors, users, and other direct or indirect beneficiaries of the blockchain technology.

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On the other side, the crypto media itself has to thrive in a fast-growing space, and there is no way to avoid advertising and sponsored content. The “revenue questions” was another major topic.

Other discussed subjects were as follows:

  • Blockchain for media: registries, DAOs, and more;
  • Regional development, specificities of coverage in different countries, focus on the CT presence;
  • How are our readers changing? The volatility of interest.

Journalists agreed that the crypto media is like a lighthouse for the blockchain market, so it is vital to stay vertical and keep readers accurately informed. 

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