Devcon3: what to expect?

The biggest conference of Ethereum developers started in Mexico
02 November 2017   2365

From 1 to 4 November in Cancun, Mexico the third Ethereum developer conference will be held. The Ethereum Foundation event will be the largest ever event for the Ethereum ecosystem.

Devcon3
Devcon3 

In total, over the next four days Devcon3 will host more than 120 presentations and speeches by key industry players. Each of them potentially has an important role to play in the development of a project, both from a technology perspective and from a market perspective.

Key speakers:

  • Vitalik Buterin - co-founder of Ethereum;
  • Vlad Zamfir is a researcher and developer of the Ethereum Foundation;
  • Joseph Pun is a developer of Lightning Network;
  • Sergey Lonshakov - CEO of Airalab;
  • Patrick McCorry is a research fellow at University College London, a specialist in cryptography;
  • Marley Gray is Microsoft Business Development and Strategy Director;
  • Daniel Nagi is one of the developers of the Ethereum core, currently specializing in the Swarm system;
  • Peter Zhilagi - developer of the Ethereum Foundation and other well-known representatives of the blockchain industry

The event is supported by well-known organizations and projects, including Microsoft, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, Hyperledger, ShapeShift, Status, Zcash Foundation, Polychain Capital, etc.

AION to Unveil Future Plans

Foundation sold half the BTC and ETH, and it did it very well - at the beginning of this year
06 December 2018   141

The Aion Foundation, which is responsible for the development of the protocol of the same name and collected $ 23 million in Bitcoin and Ethereum on ICO in October last year, published a report in which it shared information about its financial operations. The report was prepared with the support of Deloitte, however, it cannot formally be considered an audit.

According to the Aion Foundation CEO Matthew Spoke, the foundation sold half the BTC and ETH, and it did it very well - at the beginning of this year. Having spent $ 10 million on launching its blockchain platform and opening offices in Canada, China and Barbados, the fund had assets of $ 14 million as of October 31 of this year, $ 5.8 million of which was placed in Fiat.

We’ve liquidated a decent amount of our bitcoin and eth that we raised as proceeds to make sure that we are stable in this type of period. As we continue to spend in our operations we’ll end up liquidating more bitcoin and eth over the course of the next few months.
 

Matt Spoke

CEO, Aion Foundation

The Aion protocol has already attracted active users, including the video game start-up ClanPlay, but Spoke claims that his company will continue to rely on hard currency.

The foundation has roughly 18 months of runway, Spock estimates, while developing his system to a level at which it can compete with centralized counterparts, such as Amazon Web Services, will take about five years. Aion expects to launch its first Java-based virtual  machine, thanks to which developers can use decentralized tools, by the second quarter of next year.

Spoke suggests that at this time his company will have to attract additional funding from cryptocurrency funds and accredited investors in exchange for their own tokens. His goal is to prevent the reduction of the team, which currently includes 61 people, and the operation of the Ethereum model of ConsenSys, a company sponsoring projects in its own ecosystem.

In the future, Aion intends to publish such reports on a quarterly basis and transfer data to the Messari network in order to increase the confidence of its tokens holders.