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We are happy to announce that EDCON (Community Ethereum Development Conference), a global non-profit Ethereum conference, has integrated the KyberWidget, to allow people to buy conference tickets using a wide range of ERC20 tokens directly on the EDCON website. This integration demonstrates again how Kyber can be used to facilitate token payments for real world use cases, in alignment with the mission of Any Token, Anywhere.
What is EDCON?
EDCON is a global conference aimed at improving communication and collaboration among the various Ethereum communities, and to promote the Ethereum ecosystem development on a global scale. Previously held in Paris and Toronto, this year it will be held in Sydney, Australia from 8th to 14th April, with more than 1000 participants expected to attend.
Conference highlights include a 32-hour EDCON Hackathon, as well as the main three-day conference with core Ethereum developers talking about the latest updates on Ethereum research and technology, and with pioneers in the field sharing their thoughts on the current trends, projects, and applications. In addition, there will also be an EDCON ‘Fun Day’ — a one-day casual outdoor activity for networking after a week of hacking and workshops.
Enabling Ticket Purchase With ERC20 Tokens
Until now, EDCON has only accepted ticket payments in fiat via PayPal. As a conference that aims to promote Ethereum use cases globally, it is natural for EDCON to want to facilitate ETH or ERC20 token payments for conference participants, many of whom are Ethereum developers and community members.
By integrating with Kyber, interested conference-goers now have the option to buy tickets using ETH and more than 60 ERC20 tokens supported by our protocol, including DAI and TUSD. Buying tickets with tokens can be done conveniently on EDCON’s website, without needing to visit other platforms. The transaction is conducted on-chain, meaning the ticket purchase is fully ...
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