Decentral Hosts One-of-a-Kind Blockchain Party

February 15, 2018 was one for the books. On that night, Decentral hosted more than 500 people in our brand-new 15,000 square foot office space in the heart of downtown Toronto. The blockchain party was part recruitment initiative, and part milestone anniversary celebration (#DecentralParty). You can get a taste of what the event was like by watching this video of the #DecentralParty.There were robots buzzing around. There was a hologram. There were networking opportunities both for the people new to the blockchain space and those immersed in the industry.

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“We had 100+ all-star devs (developers), founders of Toronto blockchain projects and around 400 blockchain enthusiasts joining us. I couldn’t be prouder!” says Maggie Xu, Business Development at Decentral and who has spent the last three weeks organizing this magical night.

The highlight of the evening for many was the live, hologram speech and Q&A with Ethereum founder and Decentral CEO Anthony Diiorio. The crispness and the real-time ARHT HumaGram (or human hologram) was a wonderful surprise for the audience.

blockchain event highlight was a live hologram presentation
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blockchain event featured robots, holograms and virtual immersive reality plus networking opportunities
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Xu declared it a one-of-a-kind event. “The night felt like a sci-fi rock concert with robots, holograms, and a virtual reality display of the plans for our new 15,000 square foot office,” she says. “Shout out to Addison Cameron-Huff and Anthony Diiorio for the fantastic delivery of Decentral’s 2018 road map.”

Roy Carreiro was among the attendees. He’s a new client of the company’s, and after the event, a self-proclaimed fan. “I was truly impressed on many levels. I have been following this movement for a few years now, and have been looking into how I can participate in my own way to help it along,” he says.

Carreiro likens the experience to visiting a parallel universe, or the set of cult TV series Star Trek. “What I saw was amazing. I was like a kid walking into the Enterprise,” he says.

A who’s who of the blockchain world

Ethereum co-founder and Decentral CEO Anthony Diiorio describes the event as a success, and an important moment in the company’s history. “This was our first event in our new space. It conveys the growth of Decentral. This is now our fourth location. It was our largest event ever.”

In addition to some big names in the blockchain space, attendees included representatives from the Blockchain Research Institute, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), BMO Capital Markets, Cormark Securities, CIBC World Markets, the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO), TD Securities. The media list included social news outlet Diply and Betakit.

More blockchain events to come

Diiorio says this is a taste of what’s to come during what promises to be a year of major announcements and changes for Decentral. “This was a look at our new space and a chance to share our vision for what the future is going to look like for Decentral, Canada’s coolest office space. It was showcase for other events to come.”

Decentral blockchain party attracts hundreds of enthusiasts
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It was, in many ways, a calling card for people interested in the blockchain space. Particularly talented people looking for a company that is looking to grow with the best and the brightest. Xu says “If you’re a developer that wants to build some cool stuff, email [email protected] We are building a platform that’ll be the mother of all blockchain projects.”

Holiday Meetup: Decentralists, Toronto’s Bitcoin ATM, Refreshments and More

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Wrapping up 2015, Decentral celebrated with a holiday meetup party at our office last night. More than 70 people showed up to connect with fellow decentralized tech enthusiasts over snacks, wine and beer. When not networking, they were taking turns using Toronto’s Bitcoin ATM we have on site. Hayley was one of the first in line, handling that Bitcoin ATM quite well considering it’s her first time.

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Our little decentralist Hayley buying her first Bitcoin. It’s good to start early.

Among others that were present were Mat Cybula of Cryptiv, tech-entrepreneur William Mougayar, Vitalik Buterin’s father Dmitry, familiar faces from the Toronto Ethereum Meetup group and the DEC_TECH community, along with some new faces who were eager to find out what this disruptive space is all about, starting with how to use Toronto’s Bitcoin ATM.

 

We kept the event casual, so there wasn’t any ultra-technical, code-filled presentation on Ethereum or the blockchain technology. Instead, our CEO Anthony opened the night by introducing Decentral: We are an innovative hub for decentralized technologies, provider of fintech and blockchain consultancy, software developers, and home to Toronto’s first Bitcoin ATM. We are the first global hub for Ethereum, and the headquarter of Kryptokit, the security and privacy-based software company behind Rushwallet and EthereumWallet.com.
 
Shortly after Anthony opened it up to the crowd to introduce themselves and share what they do.
 
First to begin was the Decentral team. Or rather, we were put on the spot (all good though).
 

The Decentral Team

Nancy, Decentral’s administrator and Toronto’s Bitcoin ATM expert, went ahead and introduced herself to the crowd. Richard, the software developer behind our wallets was next; followed by one of our consultants JuanAsem, our quiet UI/UX designer; Anne, who just joined us last week as a marketing director; Josh, our COO who does a little bit of everything; Addison, our dapper legal counsel; Alex, our consultant and copywriter from the UK; Simon, our consultant and copywriter from Tiny, Ont. (yes, the place exists); myself, Decentral’s copy writer and social media manager (make my job easier by following us on Twitter @DECENTRALca and like-ing our Facebook page!); and finally, the man who needs no introduction, Anthony.

 

See you in 2016!

With that being said, thank you to everyone who made the time to celebrate the holidays with us. We wish you a happy holiday and see you in 2016!

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Join the DEC_TECH, Decentral, and Ethereum Holiday Party!

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It’s been an exciting year for decentralized tech. Join us to celebrate with a year-end holiday party meetup. Drop in to connect with other Bitcoin, Ethereum and decentralized tech enthusiasts, and hear about the latest activities at Decentral. Snacks and holiday refreshments will be served.
 
Time: Wednesday, December 16, 2015; 5pm – 7pm
Venue: Decentral, 123 Spadina Avenue
RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/DEC_TECH/events/227339260/