Buenos Aires is gearing up to host Ethereum Argentina, the most critical technology event in the region that will bring together over 4,000 blockchain enthusiasts and experts. The Buildathon will take place on August 16 and 17, and the leading conference will be held on August 18 and 19, aiming to exchange knowledge and develop projects that address fundamental challenges in Latin America.
The stakeholders include users, educators, students, entrepreneurs, and developers, all with the common interest of exploring the transformative potential of Ethereum and blockchain technology. Organizers, industry leaders, and the government also support the event.
Argentina is among the top 20 countries in cryptocurrency adoption and is home to renowned projects such as Decentraland and Open Zeppelin. Recently, Ripio launched UXD, the first Latin American stablecoin tied to the US dollar, to offer Argentines an option to combat the inflation the southern cone country is experiencing.
Ethereum Argentina offers mentoring opportunities in product development, business models, and design, and more than 500 people are expected to participate in the Buildathon. The leading conference will include talks, workshops, and networking opportunities in Spanish and English.
This event strengthens Argentina’s position as a blockchain technology hub and draws the attention of investors looking for opportunities in a region with a growing tech ecosystem. The southern cone country where most people talk about cryptocurrencies and wallets (virtual wallets), 33% of its population shares topics about this type of currency on social networks, followed by Brazil with 26% and Mexico with 24%.
Will Argentina continue to bet on cryptocurrencies? According to data from Coinfirm, between July 2021 and June 2022, LATAM received USD $562 billion in cryptocurrencies, representing a 40% year-on-year growth. These figures position Latin America as the seventh-largest cryptocurrency market globally.