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A good crypto conference is a magical thing and John Paller did it again at ETHDenver 2019. Attendees were energised, focused, sharing, and generally busy as hell as we all gathered together to ‘do crypto’ for 36 hours.
In addition to the hacking, relationship building and information sharing, there was one teeny-tiny project that happened at just one booth and one bar which ended up delivering an outsized impact.
Austin Griffith’s xDai.io wallet played a key role at the event in the form of the ETHDenverWallet. His wallet is a fantastic, wide-scale usability test designed to figure out where we should draw the line between convenience and security. Judging from the number of buffiDai transactions we saw, the rapid adoption from the vendors, and the total sales, it’s a safe bet that the xDai wallet community might have found that balance.
We think so too, if community interest is any judge; we’ve spent a good chunk of the last week coordinating a growing list of teams and organizations from all over the world that are looking to create their own ‘ETHDenver Wallets.’ MakerDAO was thrilled help out and get a front row seat to this level of awesomeness.
Check out Austin’s great write-up if you want to see exactly how easy onboarding can be if we take a second look at UX and give users a wallet to buy snacks with instead of a bank vault…
The Plan: buffiDai for Charity
At the event, we spent most of our time busily explaining the nuances of MakerDAO, as well as how the xDai wallet can facilitate the creation of pop-up marketplaces anywhere, for free. It soon occurred to us that the table we were standing was a good place to test this pop-up theory in real-time.
We were giving away swag already, ...
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