One of the largest Bitcoin conferences Bitcoin 2020 in San Francisco was supposed to take place in late March, but due to the coronavirus, it was postponed to the third quarter of this year.
The organizers said the decision to reschedule the conference was made in the light of the state of emergency that the state of California introduced earlier this week, as well as statements by the mayor of San Francisco London Breed on measures to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
"Having spent the last year preparing for Bitcoin 2020 along with an amazing group of speakers, panelists, sponsors and partners, we’re disappointed to ask you to wait a few more months. But we’re confident that Bitcoin 2020 will still serve as the biggest and best celebration of Bitcoin in history at this later date," said organizers.
They also confirmed that all already purchased tickets remain valid for the new dates and that visitors do not need to take any additional actions.
Nodl, a French company developing the Lightning Network, also planned to host its own event during Bitcoin 2020 but is now considering moving it to the online space.
California declared a state of emergency after confirming the first death from a coronavirus. A 71-year-old man who died in a hospital near Sacramento had serious health problems.
It is believed that he became infected aboard a cruise ship that flew from San Francisco to Mexico last month.
Earlier this week, organizers of the Blockchain Week Summit in Paris announced the event was postponed to December 9-10.
In addition, the transfer of part of the employees to remote work was announced by California-based Coinbase, the largest US cryptocurrency company.