ETHDenver Returns to Accelerate Ethereum’s Exponential Innovation in 2022

January 6, 2022 — ETHDenver, the world’s largest annual Web3.0 Community Innovation Festival, is returning in February 2022 as the State of Colorado further cements itself as the First Digital State of the U.S. and leading hub of Ethereum and blockchain innovation.

“We see 2022 as the year of mass adoption for Web3.0. In 2021, we finally cracked the code – from NFTs to DAOs to digital identities, the movement we’ve been working towards is accelerating. The purpose of ETHDenver is to bring together builders, creatives and change-makers to continue driving the adoption of this new world. We are working closely with the State of Colorado and the global blockchain community to actualize this goal,” said John Paller, Founder of ETHDenver.

Taking place from February 11-20, 2022, the event will gather 5,000+ in person and 30,000+ virtual attendees which includes thousands of hackathon participants who will be competing for over $1 million in bounties and prizes, as well as up to $2 million in investment capital.

The free-to-attend-event will include a vast range of community building, educational opportunities, and social happenings. These include hundreds of talks, expert panels, technical workshops, immersive experiences, art galleries, live music, hackerspaces, networking events, complimentary childcare and more.

ETHDenver will run both live and virtually to ensure that no person, regardless of physical location, is limited from participating in the event. Following the in-person event awards, teams will have until March 20th to continue building remotely before a second round of judging takes place.

The event will be MC’d by David Hoffman, co-founder of Bankless, and content will feature 200+ of the top minds from around the globe.

Speakers will include Vitalik Buterin, founder/creator of Ethereum, Joseph Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum and founder of ConsenSys, Stani Kulechov, founder of Aave, a top lending protocol on Ethereum, Kevin Owocki, founder of Gitcoin, a platform incentivizing open-source software, Elena Sinelnikova, CEO of MetisDAO, an L2 scaling solution and Founder of CryptoChicks, and more.

SporkDAO, the community-owned cooperative and parent of ETHDenver, is raising $5 million that will be deployed as investments into projects that come out of the ETHDenver 2022 competition and similar events globally.

Evolving beyond just being a once-a-year event, ETHDenver will function as an incubator and launchpad to create year-round support for early-stage blockchain projects.

PadawanDAO and DreamerDAO, two autonomous organizations, as well as Blockchain Education Network, are partnering with ETHDenver to raise more than $1.5 million to sponsor up to 1,000 students from all over the world to attend the event, to mentor the next generation of innovators in blockchain technology.

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