Avalanche Crypto Event Woos 3.5K to Barcelona

Avalanche Crypto Event Woos 3.5K to Barcelona

There’s plenty of tapas with the video art exhibits, and the official events don’t even start until noon. Nobody seems too bothered about this year’s decline in the AVAX token.

The Avalanche blockchain’s conference in Barcelona, Spain, this week drew about 3,500 participants paying up to $600 each, organizers said, offering a fresh sign of the increasing popularity of in-person cryptocurrency events as the coronavirus retreats.

The attendance figure compares with about 500 participants at an Avalanche event held last year in conjunction with a broader industry gathering in Portugal. Officials billed the Barcelona event as the inaugural full conference dedicated to the Avalanche blockchain.

The popularity of the Avalanche Summit might reveal enduring interest in one of last year’s hottest blockchain projects despite a 24% drop this year in the price for its native token AVAX. The number of attendees at the Avalanche conference exceeds the 2,000 who attended a major gathering last year in Lisbon for Solana, a rival blockchain.

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