The Ethereum Foundation has postponed Devcon VI until 2021 and will host it in Bogota, Colombia
The Ethereum Foundation announced on May 28 that, rather than hold an online Devcon, it would not hold the event this year.
Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum in Osaka, Japan in 2019
According to the blog announcement, the Ethereum Foundation says it will not hold blockchain’s largest international conference Devcon VI this year and has moved the event to Bogota, Colombia in 2021 — although a precise date is yet to be announced.
In Colombia, you’ll find a consistent and comfortable climate year-round, and diverse destinations that cater to all tastes; mountains, rivers, and stunning cities like Medellín, Cali, Cartagena and of course Bogotá. It’s a rare find, and a country with a stable economy and rhythm running through its veins, the blog wrote.
For Ethereum community members, the fact that there will be a Devcon at all should be some relief. The event has grown from a small gathering in a Berlin office in 2014 to an affair that regularly gathers 3,000+ attendees and serves as a prized launching pad for the latest Ethereum protocol changes and products.
Previous Devcons were held in Osaka, Prague, Cancún, and London. Devcon 2021 will be the first to be held in South America.
Consensus, the largest event in the crypto space, hold by Coindesk, was online this month.
Colombia is one of the top countries in crypto adoption in the world
According to the survey of Statista Global Consumer Surve, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and Chile all scored in the double digits when it comes to the adoption of crypto currency. Spain was the country with one of the highest adoption rates in Europe. Eastern European countries and some Asian countries, as well as South Africa, also scored higher than Western European and English-speaking nations, where crypto currency adoption was still very low.
South Africa is the largest crypto market in Africa with 16%, Indonesia is the largest crypto market in Southeast Asia with 11%.
Japan, finally, was the country in the survey where the fewest people had ever dealt in cryptocurrency. Only three percent said they had experience with crypto products.
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