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Ah, California dreamin’. Upon landing in San Francisco, I was on the lookout for beautiful people with flowers in their hair.
Instead, what I saw in the co-working space of ETC Labs in downtown San Francisco was something much more wonderful. Over 100 people have gathered together to connect over their passion and curiosity of Ethereum Classic for the ETC Labs Launch event, which garnered over 2k total views on the live stream feed.
The launch event of the ETC Lab Pilot program has been a tremendous success. It proved that the future of Ethereum Classic is bright and filled with so much potential.
Ever since the DAO hard fork and the following shorting of 1 million Ethereum Classic coins by the Robin Hood Group (3x the amount of ETC sold by the DAO hacker), the harm they caused to the future of Ethereum Classic left a lot of things uncertain. It gave Ethereum (ETH) a stronger marketing edge as their value on the market wasn’t affected by shorting and more people went to ETH, thinking it’s the end of ETC.
However, many supporters believe in immutability as an important core value, which has given a lifeline into the ETC network and allowed it to rise as a phoenix from the ashes.
This has never been as true as what I’ve witnessed in San Francisco. Investors were networking with core developers, entrepreneurs were sharing advice with blockchain enthusiasts, all while enjoying great food and wine until the end of the night.
In the middle of it all were 6 startups that have been incubated into ETC Labs and were giving a demo and pitching to potential investors.
James Wo, CEO of Digital Finance Group, first took the stage to discuss why he values ...
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