PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO – June 1, 2023 – The extraordinary conclusion of this year’s EDCON (Community Ethereum Development Conference) saw an impressive gathering of over 3000 participants from 68 countries, who came together for the five-day event in Podgorica, Montenegro.
Throughout the conference, the stage was graced by Ethereum developers, researchers, and thought leaders who shared their visionary perspectives on the future of the Ethereum network. They delved into crucial topics such as the significance of ZK technology, the expanding L2 ecosystem, the importance of public goods, and other groundbreaking advancements.
#EDCON2023 🇲🇪 was phenomenal: 5 days, 3000+ attendees from 68 countries
Our deepest appreciation goes to our speakers, sponsors, partners, attendees & the incredible volunteers who made it all happen❤️
Can't wait to see everyone in Japan next year. It's going to be legendary🔥 pic.twitter.com/4AbRIREPUZ
— EDCON (@EDCON2024) June 1, 2023
Vitalik Buterin, the Co-Founder of Ethereum, charted a course for Ethereum’s future by addressing immediate priorities. He highlighted scalability as a challenge being tackled through L2 solutions while emphasizing the need for interoperability. User account security was identified as a paramount concern, which can be addressed through multi-sig and social recovery mechanisms.
Additionally, privacy emerged as a significant issue, with Buterin suggesting the adoption of stealth addresses and ZK social recovery. In conclusion, the rallying cry became ZK REAM: ‘Zero Knowledge Rules Everything Around Me’!
Esteemed individuals such as Tim Beiko, Skylar Weaver, Barry Whitehat, Piper Merriam, Andy Guzman, Leo Lara from the Ethereum Foundation; Cy Li, Director of UETH; Eli Ben-Sasson, Co-Founder of StarkWare; Scott Moore, Co-founder of Gitcoin; and Balaji Srinivasan, Author of “The Network State,” shared their valuable insights at the event.
EDCON was further enriched by the participation of ETH Montenegro, led by the ambassador group of UETH (De University of Ethereum). They not only presented on stage but also actively contributed as volunteers throughout the event. Looking ahead, EDCON 2024 will be held in Japan, with the aim of igniting the local community with the same enthusiasm and inspiration that characterized the previous EDCON in Montenegro.
EDCON is a non-profit annual global Ethereum conference organized by De University of Ethereum, ETHPlanet, and UDG. Since its inception in 2017, EDCON has attracted over 13,000 attendees, including 3500 developers, 450 speakers, 600 projects, and 500 supporters, and garnered over 400k online views. The conference primarily serves the Ethereum ecosystem and fosters communication and interaction among Ethereum communities worldwide.
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