Toronto to host EDCON 2018

Community Ethereum Development conference is going tobe held in Toronto on May 3 - 5 to cover latest Ethereum trends and developments
16 April 2018   839

Chinese company LinkTime in partnership with Ryerson University and Unitimes is organizing a nonprofit global conference EDCON at Ryerson University on May 3 through May 5. The conference aims to enhance communication and integration within multiple parts of Ethereum community. The event is set to cover a wide range of hot topics about the platform including PoS / Casper, scalability, cryptography / privacy, security and others. Current trends and blockchain based projects, applications, community building and development are going to be discussed as well. A feature of the event is a superdemo contest - a chance for talented startups and teams to present their active projects with a prize of ETH and a membership in the Blockgeeks platform.

The list of speakers include Ethereum platform founder Vitalik Buterin, LinkTime founder Pandia Jiang, ConsenSys founder Joseph Lubin, Omise founder Jun Hasegawa, Gnosis CTO Stefan George and many others. For a full agenda, please see the following link.

EDCON is designed to be a conference series that happens once a year in different countries. This event is going to be the second in the history with the first one held in ESCP Europe, Paris last year in Fenruary.

At the moment of publication, Ethereum market parameters are as follows

  • Average price: $506.38
  • Market cap: $50,061,090,274
  • Volume (24H): $1,726,300,000

MyEtherWallet to Roll Out MEW Connect

The application provides a secure login to user accounts
19 September 2018   140

Developers of the popular wallet MyEtherWallet presented the final version of the mobile application MEW Connect.

The application provides a secure login to user accounts. With MEW Connect, users do not need to enter a private key to open a wallet. Instead of using a private key, the introduction of which may pose a security risk, the user reads a special QR code.

Kosala Hemachandra, MyEtherWallet founder in talk with TechCrunch said that he he hopes beta users will comb through the code and help find issues with the app before its wider release.

The app is available for both iOs and Android. MyEtherWallet.com service is visited daily by about 600 thousand users.

Recall, the beta version of MEW Connect was introduced in July.