Currently at #Consensus2018 in New York and am blown away by the participation. Over 8,000 attendees and some very impressive panels.
I know @dirvine was at the Inside Bitcoin event in New York circa 2014 (where I met them at their booth) but this new and seriously well funded event by Coindesk could be a worthwhile investment for the Maidsafe team to attend in 2019. This would be great exposure to industry, government agencies looking for solutions that could be satisfied by the Safenet. There were developers from all over the world and some interesting announcements including AWS offering the new enterprise (by ConsenSys) no-brainer ethereum blockchain integration, Kaleido. ConsenSys has over 900 developers now. IMO Maidsafe could ride this Blockchain wave - that looks like it may have legs for a few more years - and look for opportunities to convert/capitalize on some of those failed blockchain projects.
Edit: when I say new I’m mean it’s year 3 its new enough.