The inaugural Bitcoin and Blockchain industry event - hosted by CoinDesk at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in Manhattan featured keynote speech by political officials and financial industry leaders, entrepreneurs, engineers and other specialists of the burgeoning blockchain industry. The three day event was attended by a worldwide audience of 1,500 people and covered four floors, multiple ballrooms and meeting spaces, with live-streamed general, tech and business sessions, and two evening events.