• Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and eight other members of the Ethereum Foundation (EF) will attend EDCON 2023, a conference in Podgorica, Montenegro.
• The event will take place from May 19 to May 23 and focus on topics such as crypto and blockchain regulation, layer 3 (L3) solutions, decentralized governance and societies.
• Apart from Vitalik Buterin, several EF members are also slated to speak at the Podgorica event including Vlad Zamfir, Tim Beiko, Skylar Weaver, Barry Whitehat and more.
Ethereum Conference EDCON 2023
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and eight other members of the Ethereum Foundation (EF) have confirmed their attendance at the Ethereum Conference EDCON 2023, to be held in Podgorica, Montenegro. It will be the first time Buterin is seen in public since Feb. 12 when he gave a keynote speech at ETHDenver in Denver. He discussed the progress and challenges of Ethereum 2.0 which aims to make Ethereum more scalable, secure and sustainable.
EDCON or Community Ethereum Development Conference is an annual event that aims to bring together Ethereum developers researchers entrepreneurs and enthusiasts worldwide to share their ideas and experiences on Ethereum and its related technologies. The conference will take place from May 19 to May 23 with keynotes speeches panels workshops focusing on issues around crypto blockchain regulation Layer 3 (L3) solutions decentralized governance societies state of ETH network among others.
Apart from Vitalik Buterin several EF members are also slated to speak at the Podgorica event including Vlad Zamfir Tim Beiko Skylar Weaver Barry Whitehat Piper Merriam Andy Guzman Leo Lara . Other notable speakers include former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan Gitcoin co-founder Scott Moore Polygon zkEVM technical lead Jordi Baylina StarkWare co-founder Eli Ben-Sasson. Many expect Buterin’s appearance at EDCON generate a lot of attention excitement within the Ethereum community since he rarely attends public events.
Do Kwon’s Arrest
Buterin’s visit to Podgorica comes nearly two months after Montenegrin law enforcement authorities apprehended another big name in the crypto space in same city Terra co-founder Do Kwon was arrested in Montenegro while attending an event hosted by local exchange CryptoMonteNero back in March 2021 . He was later released from custody after paying US$50 000 bail however his current whereabouts remain unknown as no information has been provided by either himself or EF since his arrest .
Vitalik Buterins attendance at EDCOIN 2023 is expected generate much anticipation among Etheruem community considering it’s his first public appearance since February 2021 . Alongside him many other notable names are set to speak this conference making it highly anticipated one for both attendees industry watchers alike .