Attending a Crypto Conference (Pro Tips)

  • Arrive extra early on day 1 — the best merch will go fast.
  • Leave space in your luggage for all the merch you will score by getting there early. (Bonus tip: Consider not packing shirts and wearing the merch you get on Day 1 instead.)
  • Only put your first name on your badge — people will think you’re important. (Like Madonna or Ronaldo.)
  • Get to the booths early. There are tons of super smart people manning the booths, and they’re not allowed to leave, so they have to answer all your dumb questions.
  • Sit near the exit for the panels just before coffee breaks.
  • Eat a big breakfast — there are too many interesting people to talk to at the lunch break to bother eating lunch.
  • If you’re at a 7,000 person conference, maybe don’t wait until the last minute to go find the bathroom. (There might be a looong line.)
  • At the crowded after-party, tip the bartender $40 for your first drink — no one else tips at open bars, so you won’t have to wait for another drink all night. (Bonus tip: They take Venmo.)

Signs o’ the Times:

You know it’s a bear market when:

  • The USDC t-shirts are the first to run out.
  • You know it’s not a bear market when: Ray Bans (real ones!) are the parting gift at the yacht party.

You know everything will be OK when:

  • The person sitting in front of you at the sessions is writing code.
  • You know we’re just getting started when: Half the people you meet are attending on their personal account.

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Dale Calvert

Dale Calvert is a serial entreprenuer. He started his first business at age 14, a direct mail business out of his parents home. Dale has always believed that wealth is created in front of a trend. This business philosophy lead him into the cryptocurrency space in 2017, He made the decision in 2022, that the cryptocurrency space is where he will be spending the majority of his time.

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