CoinDesk's annual Consensus conference isn't just about big names or well-known startups and enterprises.

In fact, there are many small and growing startups populating the main exhibit halls, pitching their products and services to the ever-shifting crowd of thousands.

To capture just a slice of the activity going on, CoinDesk news editor John Biggs hit the floor to chat up some of the companies in our expo areas.

While many of the interactions were brief, the walk-through offered a window into the lives and work of the folks who are making the stuff we'll be writing about -- and, perhaps, using -- in the years to come.

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