Striving for market insights, new partnerships, and well-spent time, CoinGate team will attend TechCrunch Disrupt and Litecoin Summit this coming September in San Francisco. We’re thrilled and here is why!
CoinGate is gladly contributing to Vilnius becoming the Silicon Valley of the region. Yet there is no comparing it to the original version. With TechCrunch Disrupt and Litecoin Summit happening in SF, we knew it’s time to cross the Atlantic to the hottest tech arena in the world.
CoinGate had an amazing year in 2017 and, so far, an even more exciting 2018. We’ve already processed almost double the number of payments than we did last year. Also, we are constantly adding new exciting features along the way. In a matter of months, our team natively implemented ETH and LTC and became the first processor to pilot Lightning Network payments.
The feedback we receive is truly amazing and continues to motivate us to build the very best product for a growing number of cryptocurrency merchants and shoppers. We believe, however, that a lot more businesses could benefit from our services. Therefore, this will be our first big effort to bring attention to what we do in the U.S., a market that’s entirely new to us!
Why we can’t wait for TechCrunch Disrupt 2018?
Last year, CoinGate team attended TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. We made a lot of great connections there and gained a real sense of an international start-up vibe. Honestly, Disrupt SF didn’t even pop in to our minds until recently, but it quickly settled as the obvious next step, since we aim to start working with American businesses as soon as the next year. Moreover, the opportunity to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and exchange success stories with other businesses really gets us going!
On the first day of the conference, we will be exhibiting at the Startup Alley. In addition to having our delegates there on September 5, we are also thrilled about the amazing line-up of speakers in this year’s TCDisrupt. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse, and Revolut CEO Nikolay Storonsky are just a few of the big names. It is a great chance to hear the brightest entrepreneurial minds speak and find inspiration for ourselves!
If you’re attending, don’t miss out on meeting us at our stand – September 5th is the date. CoinGate will also take part in the Showcase Stage where we’ll pitch our business on September 7th!
We have a surprise in store, too! We are ready to roll out one of the most awaited features – live at TechCrunch Disrupt. Curious what it will be? Follow us on Twitter and keep an eye out on our blog to find out really soon!
What to expect at the Litecoin Summit?
Litecoin Summit is taking place just after TechCrunch Disrupt, and we couldn’t miss it as well! Actually, we even decided to become a Gold Sponsor at the event!
Created by Charlie Lee in 2011, Litecoin already has plenty of followers. Most crypto enthusiasts know Litecoin to be the younger brother of Bitcoin. It’s lighter and quicker, which is why people have grown to use it more and more. The movement known as #PayWithLitecoin quickly gained traction this year. We’d say it’s one of the strongest in the crypto space right now!
Seeing the growing demand and a large community standing behind the cryptocurrency, CoinGate started to process Litecoin natively back in April. Now, we are handling over 1000 LTC transactions per month. This integration made LTC the second most popular currency at CoinGate, and we happy to see the growth continue.
Litecoin Summit is an event that does stand out of the crowd. Evidently, most events in the crypto space are now oriented towards ICOs and speculators. The Summit is, on the contrary, focused on the community and the topic of adoption in the payments sphere.
We can’t wait to meet the keenest Litecoiners, plenty of whom we expect to make the trip to San Francisco. Litecoin founder Charlie Lee himself will open the event with a keynote speech. We’re really curious to finally meet him! It will be also a pleasure to get acquainted with Elizabeth Stark (@starkness), the CEO of Lightning Labs. They have built the Lightning Network implementation that we’re already piloting at CoinGate!
Event attendees will not only have a chance to meet us at our booth on both days of the event, but to also hear our CTO Rytis Bieliauskas and CCO Vilius Semenas co-deliver a speech. They will be appear on stage on the second day of the event and share our experiences of working in the crypto space for more than 4 years!
We are extending a big thanks to the Litecoin Foundation for organizing the event and giving us the opportunity to take part!
When and where will the events take place?
TechCrunch Disrupt is taking place at the Moscone Center West, San Francisco on September 5-7. A few days later, the Litecoin Summit will be held at the South San Francisco Conference Center on September 14-15.
We’ll stay in SF for two whole weeks, and we are more than happy to meet and discuss ideas, partnership opportunities, or just chat about cryptocurrencies.
Send us an email to email@example.com if you would like to meet with our team. In addition to that, follow us on Twitter to receive real-time updates for these events as well as our future announcements.
See you soon!