South By Southwest used to be mostly about music but has morphed into a bellwether for film and education and of course, digital trends. What happens at SXSW can serve as a barometer of where the tech world is going.

Digital savant Omar Gallaga of the Austin American-Statesman’s 512 Tech says the big conversation going on at the festival is about cryptocurrency.

“There was actually an entire track of panels just about that,” he says. “That’s actually still going right now.”

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– How entrepreneurs are exploring cryptocurrency

– Which types of virtual reality are making a comeback

– What’s the latest in machine learning

Written by Jen Rice.

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