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Justin Renken
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Date: 17th Jun 2019

ARK Adventure Vlog: Consensus NYC 2019 in New York, NY

We truly appreciate the strong and resilient community that surrounds ARK. That’s why we want to make sure you feel like you’re a part of the action! Follow me as I travel for ARK and document the team bringing our promising technology to people around the world. This is the third episode of ARK Adventures, a vlog designed to give you a front row seat to a day in the life of ARK.

Catch the first seven episodes here if you missed them:

Vlog Schedule

If you are wondering how often these vlogs will come out, they will be released as adventures happen. Because of this, they will be more spaced out than a standard vlog that may have a new episode every day or every week. However, you are welcome to subscribe to The ARK Crypto Podcast, hosted by me, which has new episodes out every Friday! Get vlog reminders and notifications by subscribing at Youtube.ARK.io.

ARK Changelog Presentation

We announced the launch date of the innovative ARK Deployer on the Changelog stage of Construct inside Consensus 2019. In our presentation, Chief Strategist Matthew DC discussed ARK funding status, business developments, recent hires, and partnerships. I covered ARK technological achievements, the ARK Deployer, and gave a look into the near-term future for ARK.

ARK Changelog Presentation featuring Matthew DC and Justin Renken

BAD Crypto Podcast Interview

I had the privilege of jumping onto the BAD Crypto Podcast along with Co-Founder Travis Walker as a guest to talk about ARK and the new ARK Deployer. The BAD Crypto Podcast is a long-running show with over seven million downloads over two years.

Justin Renken and Co-Founder Travis Walker on the BAD Crypto Podcast### BLOCKTV Interview

I also appeared on BLOCKTV, a streaming crypto news service, to discuss the new ARK Deployer. According to their website:

BLOCKTV is the premier televised news source for the blockchain and cryptocurrency community. We are a live, 24/7, TV news channel dedicated to premium reporting on the blockchain and cryptocurrency markets.

Founded in 2018, BLOCKTV is focused on bringing the most reliable, real-time, innovative, in-depth, and edgy news and updates to the blockchain technology and cryptocurrency community globally.

Justin appearing on the BLOCKTV streaming crypto and blockchain news service.Check out the full video interview here.

Additional Media Opportunities

Other ARK team members in attendance were also able to promote ARK on various media outlets. ARK CEO Francois Thoorens and Chief Strategist Matthew Cox sat down with journalists and delivered the details on the Deployer.

CSO Matthew Cox(Top), CEO Francois Thoorens (Left, Left) & Justin Renken (Right) discussing ARK Deployer with various journalists.CSO Matthew Cox(Top), CEO Francois Thoorens (Left, Left) & Justin Renken (Right) discussing ARK Deployer with various journalists.

ARK CEO Francois Thoorens sits down with Andrew Munro at Crypto Finder to discuss ARK at length.### Meet-N-Greets and Private Meetings

During the conference, executive team members of ARK were able to hold private meetings with various groups and organizations. While the executive ARK team can’t say who was in these meetings, we can say that we were pleased to shake hands with a few players and influencers in the blockchain space, including the hosts of YouTube channels Crypto Zombie and Hashoshi.

Meeting Winklevoss twins, operators of Gemini, as well as Matthew from Crypto101 PodcastMeeting Winklevoss twins, operators of Gemini, as well as Matthew from Crypto101 Podcast

Magical Crypto Conference

The Magical Crypto Conference is a “pre-conference conference” that was created by four big names in the crypto world. These four “magical crypto friends,” Charlie Lee, Samson Mow, Riccardo Spagni, and WhalePanda, wanted a fun affordable alternative to Consensus during NYC Blockchain Week. In the exhibition room, they even had a live bull, and a crypto-enabled arcade game where you could team as one of the four crypto friends, blasting enemies in a multiplayer environment.

Some big names made an appearance at the conference, and there were many booths on the expo floor with cool items you could purchase with crypto. The Magical Crypto Conference also had a lot of presentations and talks by industry leaders that covered things like the Lightning Network and crypto on satellites. I definitely thought the Magical Crypto Conference had an extra element of fun to it that I’m sure newcomers to crypto would appreciate.

Justin Renken, CSO Matthew DC, CFO Lars Rensing, and Co-Founder Travis Walker attending MCC.Justin Renken, CSO Matthew DC, CFO Lars Rensing, and Co-Founder Travis Walker attending MCC.

Consensus Speaker Mixer at SPYSCAPE

Since Matt and I were speaking at Consensus, we were invited to SPYSCAPE, the interactive museum of spying. There, we attended a mixer along with other Consensus speakers. This was definitely one of the cooler aspects to the trip, and I encourage you to visit yourself if you ever find yourself in New York City. The museum tested and profiled you, teaching you all about the shrouded world of covert ops. Their interactive exhibits really draw you into the experience.

Visit the Spyscape Museum in NYCVisit the Spyscape Museum in NYC
Visit the Spyscape Museum in NYC

More Adventures to Come

2019 has in store more opportunities for adventures just like this. Keep it locked on Youtube.ARK.io to stay involved in the action. Do you have an idea for an ARK Adventure? Let me know on Slack.ARK.io, Discord.ARK.io or Reddit.ARK.io by contacting me @ doubled1c3.

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