Vitalik Buterin Keynotes EDCON 2023

The co-founder of Ethereum will be attending in person the upcoming Ethereum conference EDCON 2023 in Montenegro, marking his first public appearance since February.

EDCON 2023 Montenegro
EDCON 2023 Montenegro

EDCON 2023 attendees can expect to hear from Buterin — who was last seen in public on February 12 when he spoke at the EthDenver conference — and eight other members of the Ethereum Foundation, Tim Beiko, Vlad Zamfir, Skylar Weaver, Aya Miyaguchi, Barry Whitehat, Piper Merriam, Andy Cuzman, and Leo Lara.

Other invited speakers include Polygon zkEVM Tech Lead Jordi Baylina, University of Ethereum Director Cy Li, Harvard blockchain researcher Primavera De Filippi, Gitcoin co-founder Scott Moore, StarkWare co-founder Eli Ben-Sasson, Gitcoin Grants Program Lead Janine Leger, and many more.

EDCON (Community Ethereum Development Conference) is a non-profit annual global Ethereum conference that happens once a year in different countries (EDCON 2017 in Paris, 2018 in Toronto, 2019 in, 2020-2021 online because of pandemic, and 2022 in San Francisco. This year, the conference is set to take place in Podgorica, the capital city of Montenegro, from May 19-23, 2023.

The five-day event will bring together experts from the Ethereum space to discuss the latest developments and trends in Ethereum technology, as well as explore the potential for Ethereum-based solutions to various business and social challenges. EDCON 2023 will provide a platform for experts to come together and discuss various topics related to Ethereum technology, including decentralized finance (DeFi), smart contracts, scalability, privacy, and security.

Interestingly, Podgorica has already found itself at the center of the crypto community’s attention earlier this month, when fugitive crypto founder Do Kwon was detained at the city’s airport after being caught using a fake Costa Rican passport. The founder of Terra/Luna algorithmic stablecoin that lost its peg and tumbled to zero in May 2022 was subject to Interpol’s red notice and currently awaits the decision regarding his extradition to the US or South Korea.