Ethereum Foundation Announces Devcon 7 Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, November 12-15, 2024
Last updated: January 3, 2024 01:39 EST
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The Ethereum Foundation has announced that Devcon 7, the Ethereum developer conference, will be hosted in Bangkok, Thailand, from November 12 to 15, 2024. The decision reflects an expansion of the event’s vision, with a focus on embracing the entire Southeast Asia region as the stage for the community gathering.
The Ethereum Foundation expressed its excitement about the potential and rapid growth of the Ethereum community in Southeast Asia. The decision to schedule Devcon 7 for 2024 allows for a more significant impact on regional Ethereum communities. The Foundation aims to engage more deeply with local communities, providing support and empowerment in a meaningful way.
According to the announcement, Devcon 7 will be a more inclusive and regionally focused event, and to reflect this vision, it will be called “Devcon Southeast Asia” rather than being named after the host city. The event is expected to resonate across Southeast Asia, showcasing the vibrant Ethereum community in the region.
The choice of Bangkok, Thailand, as the host city aligns with the region’s significant potential and rapid growth in cryptocurrency adoption. The Ethereum community in countries like Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand ranks highly in the Global Crypto Adoption Index, underscoring the pivotal role of Southeast Asia in the global Ethereum landscape.
The decision to focus on Southeast Asia is driven not only by the region’s significant potential and rapid cryptocurrency adoption but also by its diverse cultures, rich histories, and vibrant communities.
“Devcon Southeast Asia” aims to resonate across the region, showcasing the vibrant Ethereum community and enveloping the diverse cultures and energy of Southeast Asia. The chosen host city, Bangkok, Thailand, with its unique blend of tradition and modernity, is considered an ideal location in terms of venue suitability and global accessibility. The event is expected to provide a platform for meaningful engagement with local communities and further empower the Ethereum ecosystem in Southeast Asia.
As of the latest update, the live Ethereum (ETH) price is $2,218.64 USD, reflecting a 5.78% decrease in the last 24 hours.
Ethereum Foundation’s Road to Devcon Grants Foster Community Growth in Southeast Asia
In a bid to support and nurture Ethereum events, grassroots communities, and educational initiatives in Southeast Asia, the Ethereum Foundation (EF) initiated the Road to Devcon (RTD) Grants round on June 29, 2023. The grant round is specifically aimed at individuals based in Southeast Asia who are actively building communities, developing educational activities, and contributing to the growth of the Ethereum ecosystem in the region.
The EF encouraged applicants to propose smaller meet-ups instead of large events, with the maximum grant awarded being $1,000. The initiative aims to empower the Southeast Asian Ethereum community by providing support along the Road to Devcon. The application deadline for the grants was set for November 30, 2023, at 23:59 UTC.
According to the recent announcement, the EF expressed satisfaction with the enthusiastic response and innovative proposals received from countries such as Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam, and other neighboring Southeast Asian nations. The grants serve as a means to recognize and support the efforts of individuals and projects that contribute to shaping the Ethereum ecosystem in the region.
Vietnam Tops Southeast Asia in Global Crypto Adoption Index
According to recent research by Chainalysis, Vietnam has emerged as a leader in cryptocurrency adoption within Southeast Asia, securing the top spot in the region and claiming the third position globally in the Global Crypto Adoption Index for 2023. This index is determined based on transaction volumes and protocols, taking into account web traffic patterns and weighting factors such as population size and purchasing power.
Vietnam’s robust performance in the Global Crypto Adoption Index highlights the country’s growing enthusiasm for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. The research places other Southeast Asian nations in varying positions, with the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand securing the 6th, 7th, and 10th spots, respectively. Notably, Singapore lags at the 77th position.
The competition among Southeast Asian countries to establish themselves as crypto hubs is evident, with each nation adopting different regulatory approaches to balance the potential of Web3 with safe and efficient practices. While Singapore and Thailand have implemented stricter measures, Vietnam’s favorable ranking suggests its positive reception and adoption of cryptocurrencies within the region.