So glad @bitcoin2020conf did the right thing by postponing. For one of many reasons, it’s too scary to have a large component of the Bitcoin Brain Trust be in one place at the same time during a pandemic https://t.co/i2z7N8nSt6
The San Francisco conference I was scheduled to speak at is postponed due to covid-19 risk.
My heartfelt thanks to Bitcoin2020 for incurring costs & frustration to reduce risk.
I look forward to speaking there in Q3 when we hope covid will have receded.
While I'm dissapointed to not be able to speak this month, avoiding people travel across time zones and compromising their immune system with jetlag and parties during a large gathering seems like a smart move these days. https://t.co/8Y54BL9R4S
That would probably be true if Bitcoin's monetary policy wasn't hard-coded and was instead controlled by two or three oligarchs who are motivated by the interests of the wealthiest 1%, as is the case with the US govt's Federal Reserve.
I commend the very difficult decision of the Bitcoin 2020 conference organizers. It definitely hasn't been an easy one. I've been urging them to carefully reconsider going ahead as planned due to the rapidly escalating situation, or at least have a plan to cancel with enough time for travelers to cancel their plans before starting their journeys. I'm honestly relieved that they made the tough call. It really sucks, but I believe it's the right move.