This year’s edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), ongoing from January 6-9 in Las Vegas, will once again have a large Bitcoin presence.
There will be some new exhibitors as well. At last year’s event, there was a bigger focus on mining. Participants included Hashfast, Butterfly Labs, KnCMiner, Bitcoin Shop, among others…a lot has happened since then. Returning participants this year include BitPay and Blockchain.info.
Other participants include: Bitcoin exchanges Kraken and Bitstamp; Circle, Bitman, Robocoin and yBitcoin. Together, the companies comprise the 2,000 square foot “World of Bitcoin”. Said Emily Vaughn, Marketing Manager at BitPay:
“Bitcoin is rapidly redefining financial and commercial paradigms. The showcase represents some of the top talent in bitcoin technology and will provide a unique experience for the 170,000 CES attendees.”
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With his exchange maintaining a presence at the exhibition, Bitstamp CEO, Nejc Kodrič, is also apparently attending. The exchange recently suffered a major hack, costing it over $5 million worth of bitcoins. Kodrič tweeted:
Due to circumstances I skipped my connecting flight and spend the night in NYC. I am flying to Vegas today to attend CES.
— Nejc Kodrič (@nejc_kodric) January 5, 2015
He also restated: “The bulk of our bitcoin are in cold storage, and remain completely safe.”