Ethereum Foundation Welcomes Microsoft as Title Sponsor for Devcon2 Shanghai


London, UK, June 14, 2016 – The Ethereum Foundation is delighted to welcome Microsoft as the title sponsor of Devcon2, their developer conference in Shanghai from September 19-21, 2016.

The event will be dedicated to showcasing the latest developments in the Ethereum ecosystem. It will also serve as a funding source for research and development.

Ethereum Foundation Chief Scientist Vitalik Buterin commented, “We are very pleased to have Microsoft on board as a sponsor and we greatly appreciate their support and commitment to Ethereum. We look forward to continuing our collaboration in the future.”

Microsoft, one of the pioneers in blockchain technology, provides an extensive ecosystem of blockchain solutions and a hyperscale cloud platform to enterprises, consortia, and governments interested in adopting the technology. At the conference, Ethereum developers will hear from Microsoft experts and gain insight into Microsoft Azure’s leading tools for blockchain development.

Marley Gray, Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Business Development at Microsoft, said, “We are absolutely delighted to be supporting Ethereum Foundation’s Devcon2, bringing together some of the most innovative people from the blockchain community. The Ethereum blockchain is incredibly powerful, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the Ethereum community and leveraging the best of blockchain technology on our cloud platform, Microsoft Azure.”

Devcon2 will be part of International Blockchain Week and Wanxiang Blockchain Labs events, providing a day-long, week-long format with both developer-focused and business/industry-focused sessions. Keep an eye on the Ethereum blog for updates until the event website goes live at the end of June.

About The Ethereum Foundation

The Ethereum Foundation is a non-profit organization registered in Zug, Switzerland. It is the main source of funding for research, core development, and other activities related to the Ethereum platform.

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