ETHDenver Has Plans To Go Global After Record Attendance

After seeing a 50% increase in attendance, Ethereum’s largest annual event eyes an international stage

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The world’s largest annual blockchain conference has plans to grow beyond Denver after seeing record attendance at this year’s event.

ETHDenver saw headcounts jump by more than 50% this year, with an estimated 15,000 individuals from 115 different countries coming together to discuss the future of Web3 and crypto innovation.

The event, hosted by blockchain companies and 100% community-funded, is completely free for anyone interested. 

“This year’s #BUIDLathon winners give a great look at the future of the crypto ecosystem, with strong projects across regenerative finance, NFT marketplaces and infrastructure demonstrating just how many interesting new projects are moving the industry forward,” John Paller, ETHDenver founder, told Blockworks.

More than 6,000 developers participated in the hackathon and almost 400 projects were submitted for review. An estimated $100,000 was awarded to 18 finalists.

Almost $1 million was further handed to developers in the form of bounties. This year, 62 sponsors distributed 180 bounties.

Following the success of this year’s event, organizers are looking to take the event global and attract more developers and interested participants into the space.

“From the incredible speakers to the immensely creative project winners, it’s invigorating to see what this community is accomplishing year in and year out at ETHDenver and beyond,” Paller said. 

“We are hopeful that 2024 will bring new opportunities and locations to expand access worldwide.”


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