Devcon, one of the biggest conferences for the Ethereum community and developers, has been delayed again due to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
Going by the announcement published a couple of hours ago, Ethereum Foundation decided to hold off on the conference in Bogota without announcing a new date. The conference was supposed to hold by early August 2021.
The blog post reads as follows:
“We want to make sure we do this responsibly and that as many people as possible are able to make the trip from all around the world, which seems unlikely by early August.”
According to the Devcon team, a new date for the delayed event will be announced soon:
“While nothing is guaranteed given the ongoing pandemic, we’re hopeful that a new date announcement is possible soon with the availability of COVID-19 vaccines ramping up now, and updated pandemic-related trends improving.”
The Ethereum Foundation added that the community still expects other Ethereum-themed events in the summer, including the Ethereum France-hosted EthCC event that is now scheduled to take place in July.
The foundation promised to provide more information like ticketing and speaker applications as soon as it’s able to announce a new date for the event.
Devcon has been on hold since the Ethereum Foundation postponed Devcon VI in May 2020. The last Devcon V conference took place in October 2019 in Osaka. In 2018, the Devcon event was attended by 3,000 people from all over the world.