The organizers of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 announced recently that bitcoin payment solution provider BitPay and nine other bitcoin companies will be showcased at the January event in Las Vegas.
The showcasing of prominent bitcoin brands at CES is another major milestone of acceptance for bitcoin technology. CES is an internationally renowned electronics and technology trade show sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association. With 48 years of history, CES has often been the primary showcase of innovative technologies that go mainstream, such as the VCR, Plasma TV, Blu-ray disc, Microsoft’s XBox, HDTV, Android, Flexible OLED, and more.
The bitcoin section of the event is called the “World of Bitcoin” and will include Circle, Kraken, Bitmain, Blockchain, Bitstamp, Private Internet Access, Robocoin, and yBitcoin.
The World of Bitcoin will encompass a 2,000 square foot island and host at least those ten companies from different corners of the Bitcoin ecosystem. Attendees will be able to download their first bitcoin wallet, purchase bitcoin, demo mining hardware, get a bitcoin exchange account, learn about online security, and meet the leading companies in Bitcoin.
World of Bitcoin Exhibitors
Bitmain – China-based cloud mining, bitcoin mining ASICs, and Antminer mining hardware
BitPay – Bitcoin payment processing
Bitstamp – Slovenia-based bitcoin exchange
Blockchain – World’s most popular wallet and blockchain explorer
Circle – A consumer finance app for acquiring, storing and using bitcoin
Copay – Secured, shared wallets
Kraken – Professional trading platform for bitcoin
Private Internet Access – Bitcoin-accepting VPN service
Robocoin – Bitcoin ATM and wallet for cash-to-bitcoin exchanges
yBitcoin – World’s leading educational resource for Bitcoin beginners
The World of Bitcoin will be located at CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall, Booth 36223.
BitPay is obviously the big sponsor of the “World of Bitcoin” and continues to be a prominent driver of the global acceptance of the bitcoin ecosystem. The company recently began processing bitcoin payments for Microsoft and debuted its NFC enabled payment app at Money20/20 in November. BitPay has raised over $32 million from investors including Index Ventures, Founders Fund, and Sir Richard Branson.