Aeternity workshop in Geneva (Feb 2020) - feedback

Hi,
Last Tuesday (4 Feb) I was organizing a meetup in Geneva:

  • Aeternity smart-contract workshop
  • Bitcoin-NG
  • discussion about Aeternity UVP (Unique Value Proposition)
  • mobile oriented approach

During the meetup we had guests from Vacheron Constantin and Richemont SA, a big Switzerland-based luxury goods company.

This is the feedback:

  • Sophia language is cool and promising
  • strong typing is brings lot of benefints
  • It’s hard to justify aeternity UVP in contrast to very strong competition and new blockchains coming to the market. A strong argument is that it’s up and running for 1.5 year.

Few things which are still missing for the adoption:

  • strong token ecosystem
  • good wallet support
  • tooling
  • competition in mining pool puts aeternity at risks. We had a look at the mining power and concentration on a one mining pool. That raised lot of questions.
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Great - thank you for posting this update here for the community!

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Geneva_7

Excellent workshop @robert! :clap::clap: Here are some more details about this meetup:

Location: École CREA, Geneva, Switzerland

Number of participants: 50

Topics presented: Aeternity Sophia smart-contract workshop, Bitcoin-NG, FATE VM, discussion about Aeternity UVP (Unique Value Proposition), mobile oriented approach

Questions by the participants: What would be the competitive advantage to be on æternity instead of Ethereum? Do we have a bridge between æternity and other blockchains? You have tested different blockchains, why does æternity have your preference?

Possible æpps use cases: We have been discussing some financial applications of smart contracts and also we were covering payment networks: like smart-grids, green energy trading, electric vehicles, etc…


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competition in mining pool puts aeternity at risks. We had a look at the mining power and concentration on a one mining pool.

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https://aeknow.org/miner show the latest stats. It’s cople of months already beepool has more than 90%.

Hey all,

We are aware of this issue and working to attract more pools to mine AE.

Best,
Albena

Other idea is to bring back the discussion about proof of stake: