You cannot underestimate the significance of an event like Ethereum Devcon. Despite some visitors leaving disappointed this year, partially because they were expecting firmer details of the Ethereum 2.0 launch, the event was great in bringing all these people and projects together to feel that unity and exchange their experiences and share the passion.
This multiplied with Japan and its great people and culture, which did a lot of good for the GEO Protocol team. We were happy to be there, hearing all those speeches, meeting all those people, getting to know all those interesting new projects and seeing old friends and partners. You know who you are!
But there were a lot of off-Devcon events and parties we gladly were a part of.
#reimpact by Neufund. Nice event with great idea and good networking.
Post-Conference Rooftop Drinks. Great roof! Great networking.
Japanese Shabu Shabu Dinner & Drinks. Oh yes, that was tasty! And fruitful conversations too! Thx Pepo!
The Official Ethereum Jesus Osaka Pub Crawl & Karaoke. Well, if you were there, you don’t need any introductions. And if you weren’t – you don’t wanna know.
Aragon Dream DAO Party – DAICO Edition. A very pleasant event that combined great networking atmosphere of a party with the meaningfulness of a meetup.
DEVCON5 Blockchain Research Meetup. Interoperability talk by Alexei Zamyatin of Imperial College London was of particular interest for us.
We also visited Kick-off Karaoke Pub Crawl, Market Makers & Liquidity Suppliers Meetup, DeFi Dinner, and Defi Drinks. That was fun! And interesting as well.
Overall, we have to say that the Ethereum community are all great guys, girls and gender neutrals!
Layer 2 Meetup: Osaka edition
Of course, the major highlight for us was the Layer 2 Meetup. This time the GEO Protocol team organized it together with Celer Network and Nervos Network. The Meetup was supported by CoinFund, Cartesi, Monday Capital, POA Network, Matic Network, and Offchain Labs.
We thank all the projects that supported the Meetup, which has now become a true community event and not just our own initiative.
Also, this time the Layer 2 Meetup was the most attended of all previous Layer 2 meetups (we organized two before in New York and Berlin). We were happy to see about 90 people attending the event in Osaka.
The following great speakers delivered talks:
- Junda Liu, Co-founder of Celer Network: Mass Adoption of Layer-2 Scaling Through Real-money eSports Games.
- Bo Wang, Chief Product Officer of Nervos: Towards A Better Sidechain Security Model – A Layer 1 Perspective.
- Harry Kalodner, CTO & Co-founder of Offchain Labs: Arbitrum State Channels and Sidechains.
- Anurag Arjun, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer at Matic Network: UX and DX in Layer 2 solutions.
- Alex Kolotov: Arbitrary Message Bridge – The missing piece of Ethereum interoperability.
- Marco Mirabella, Co-Founder & Chief Business Development Officer at Cartesi: Performing off-chain computations on a Linux infrastructure.
- Vitaliy Gataulin, Product Manager at GEO Protocol: UX in state channel networks.
- Tom Brand, Product Manager at Starkware
- Lefteris Karapetsas, Development Team Lead at Raiden Network
- Alex Gluchowski, Co-Founder of Matter Labs
- Alex Kolotov, Researcher at POA Network
- Kevin Wang, Co-founder of Nervos
- Felipe Argento, Blockchain engineer at Cartesi
- Junda Liu, Co-founder of Celer Network
- Anurag Arjun, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer at Matic Network
- Harry Kalodner, CTO & Co-founder of Offchain Labs
- Patrick McCorry, Co-Founder of Pisa Research
- Christopher Swenor, CEO & Co-founder of Reach
- Vadym Nesterenko, Product Manager at GEO Protocol
If you missed the event you can watch the video report form the meetup right here:
We are dedicated to proceeding with more Layer 2 Meetups in the future. Stay tuned for further announcements and reports!