Santander Gold Sponsor for DEVCON2 and More

Santander Bank just revealed their support for DEVCON2 with their gold sponsorship.

This news follows their recent announcement of their partnership with four other banks, brokers, and the tech company Clearmatics. The partnership’s goal is to build a utility supplement coin to facilitate interbank transactions using a distributed ledger system where the tokens represent real cash assets.    

Santander joins Microsoft, who is a premier sponsor of DEVCON2, and one of the most prolific sponsors and contributors to the Ethereum Foundation. Community sponsors include B9Labs, Omise, Oraclize, MyEtherWallet, Ethfans, and Ethereum beta.

The Ethereum Foundation is pleased to have so many peers and colleagues coming to Shanghai this year to present and discuss Ethereum R&D and topics relevant to the Ethereum development community, along-side Foundation researchers and developers. Hope to see and meet you at there!

The DEVCON2 event will see the largest gathering of Ethereum developers, companies, fans, and more. The event will showcase the Raiden Network (Ethereum’s Lighting Network) insights into Web 3.0 and MetaMask (an Ethereum browser). The huge hackathon event put on by will also have their spotlight when Roman Mandeleil presents their ongoing work.

Viktor Tron on Web 3.0:

Ethereum’s multi-protocol stack offers a unique opportunity to directly implement web interactions as contractually binding agreements. The web 3 vision is based on the premise that decentralised base-layer infrastructure exist providing backend functionality to interactive web applications in an easy to build-on, frictionless way. The focus will be on representing structured data, providing incentivised real-time communications and transparent linking of browser actions to on or off-chain transactions.

Databases of the traditional LAMPs stack is a pain point in migrating well-understood web-application design to the Ethereum ecosystem. The provable DB framework implemented with IPFS merkle DAGs and Swarm manifest tries play central role. On the one hand their logic and structure are tied to the blockchain for verification, while they serve as reference to distributed low-latency query servers for accelerated real time access and a computational market of decentralised indexers.

Various flavours of incentivised routed messaging over devp2p provide a suite of communication tools including devp2p discovery

and unicast, multicast, subscription and incentivised state channel networks.

Contract verification, natural language support for transactions, governed name services and fine-grained access control to usage data all help bring security, transparency and privacy in the user experience.

In this talk we will sketch components and interactions in such an architecture.

With just a few weeks until the event, more news about sponsors and presentations will be released. Stay tuned as we reveal more news for DEVCON2.