Devcon3: what to expect?

The biggest conference of Ethereum developers started in Mexico
02 November 2017   789

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.

Ethereum Community Fund Created

Cosmos, Golem, Global Blockchain Labs, Maker, OmiseGo, Raiden and Tendermint are involved in the creation of the new fund
16 February 2018   113

Prominent members of the Ethereum ecosystem open a fund designed to support projects developed on the blockchain of the second largest crypto currency. This is reported by CoinDesk.

Cosmos, Golem, Global Blockchain Labs, Maker, OmiseGo, Raiden and Tendermint are involved in the creation of the Ethereum Community Fund (ECF). Their goal is to introduce the services on the basis of Ethereum in the infrastructure of companies, which they can be useful.

The fund's founders also intend to launch a grant program that will provide "permanent financial security" to selected projects, the press release said.

The founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin directly participates in the work of the fund, in a letter to CoinDesk confirming that he acts as an adviser.

Ethereum has grown beyond my expectations over the last few years, but the work is clearly not finished. Delivering value that matches the hype should be the mantra of 2018; efforts such as the ECF which help organize the development of the ecosystem are going to help make that possible.
 

Vitalik Buterin

Co-creater, Ethereum

ECF is not the only organization dedicated to the development of the Ethereum ecosystem. Ethereum Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that also makes a significant contribution to the development of the platform, in January announced the launch of two sponsorship programs designed for developers seeking solutions to scale the network. The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance provides resources to companies interested in applying Ethereum, and links Fortune 500 companies with crypto-cash start-ups.