Team OST heads to #Ethereum #devcon5, excited to further collaborate with the community, and launch the new Pepo app!

Jason Goldberg
Oct 4, 2019 · 5 min read

A couple of weeks ago while in Tel Aviv for the Ethereal and Starkware conferences (and coming right on the heels of the amazing ETH Berlin zwei), I observed a noticeable shift emerging in the Ethereum community. Long past the 2017 crazy-days, and turning the corner from the 2018 doldrums, I sensed a renewed energy and enthusiasm bubbling as we begin to enter the usage phase of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. I also picked up an even stronger “we’re in this together” spirit percolating.

With that same spirit at heart, team OST / Pepo heads to Devcon5 and Osaka Blockchain Week 2019 in Japan this coming week excited to further our collaboration with the Ethereum community.

We also come with live product in hand. We just completed a successful alpha for the Pepo app — live on mainnet with >6000 peer-to-peer decentralized transactions this week — and we’re ready to formally launch Pepo in beta during Devcon. (more on Pepo in subsequent posts).

This past week more than 80 devcon5 participants shared “on my way to Devcon5” videos on Pepo as they make their ways from all around the world to Osaka. It’s been so inspiring to watch this take shape, and it’s been such a great way to get to know the faces and personalities behind so many exciting projects.

We’re really happy to be playing our little part towards helping the Ethereum community come together.

Here’s a summary of some of what OST / Pepo has planned for Devcon5.

Building the New Web: October 6

As a part of the Osaka Edition, “Building the New Web” is an event that focuses on how the web has proven to be reminiscent of Pandora’s Box — an unprecedented experiment of human faith with outcomes we had yet to discover. The discussions on privacy, security, trust, personal data, and governance are becoming fiercer by the day. With the inception of Bitcoin and Ethereum, a larger part of the world is witnessing the first steps into a decentralized world. What are the next steps? Which teams are working on the cutting edge of blockchain and distributed ledger technology and are solving unprecedented challenges in the field of cryptography, consensus mechanisms, protocol design, scalability, security, and on-chain governance? Find us contributing to this discussion and register here.

Ethereum Lightning Talks: October 7

Supporting Blockchain for Good at Ukiyo Conference: October 7

Ethereum Jesus x Pepo Dinner & Pub Crawl: October 8

Plus, we’ve added a special event for all the early Pepo users!

Come enjoy a delicious Japanese Shabu Shabu dinner and drinks with the Pepo team, Ethereum Jesus and friends. All you have to do is make a quick intro to you and your work on the Pepo App. More details here.

Crypto Grows on Trees Exhibition: October 8 — October 11

🐲 25 Challenges in the streets of Osaka lead you to $500 🇯🇵Pepo Devcon5 IRL Bounty

Check out some of the items on the menu:

🍣 You eating sushi

🛎 You at MolochDAO Meetup

📝 You at Ukiyo Working Group

💡 You at ETH Lightning Talks

🎭 You at ETH Magicians

📌 You at a workshop at Devcon

🎊 You and 3 other people at an official Devcon event

🕊 You with Ethereum Jesus

🔛 You at the Atomic Swaps Party

🐇 You at the White Rabbit Party

Learn all the details and sign up to participate!

I’ll be posting video updates from Devcon 5 on Pepo throughout the week. Use invite code: DEVCON5 to join and follow along.

See you in Osaka!


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Jason Goldberg

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Founder, CEO, product at Pepo, Ost Technology, openst, mosaicdao.



Seamlessly integrate crypto micro-transactions into any app. OST Platform is the first full-featured “no-code” blockchain platform — a set of unified dashboards, APIs, SDKs, and protocols that any business can use. Launching the Pepo app in autumn 2019

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