PegaSys July Update

DISCLAIMER: As of September 2019, Pantheon has been renamed to Hyperledger Besu. In posts prior to September 2019, we refer to the Ethereum client as Pantheon.

Yet another month has flown by! July was full of events and MeetUps for PegaSys team members worldwide. We also launched our PegaSys Partner Program, and closed out the month with the release of Pantheon 1.2 and a webinar to coincide. Read on for all the details, plus what we've got on the horizon for the coming months!

Pantheon 1.2 Release & Webinar

Pantheon released V 1.2 on July 31, 2019 with dApp tooling, node and account-level permissioning, EthSigner, a GraphQL Interface, and more. As a part of the release, we hosted a webinar to talk about the advances we’ve made and what’s coming up for our 1.3 release in October.

Watch the webinar replay below,  read our latest blog post, view our documentation, and then get the new release!

PegaSys Partner Program

We are excited to announce the launch of our PegaSys Partner Program! This program is meant for startups and enterprises building with Pantheon, providing enablement like special technical content, closer collaboration on roadmap, and updates on Pantheon upgrades.

Initial members include: Atato, ioBUILDERS, Refineryy LTD, Rockside, and Web3 Labs.

Interested in joining the program? Read our blog post and reach out! 

Gitcoin Bounty 

The Gitcoin Grow Ethereum hackathon is happening now through August 15! We've got a bounty up for $2000 DAI for Stratum Implementation In Pantheon. Who's ready to get started?!

Pantheon Certification

We recently announced our new Pantheon Essentials Certification in partnership with ConsenSys Academy! This exam is a great way for developers to show their expertise in the next generation of Enterprise Ethereum.

Blockchain engineers are in high demand, and protocol engineers even more so. Our Java-based stack and the skills involved in running a blockchain network are critical to building any use case in production.

Epicenter Podcast  

Product Lead, Rob Dawson recently sat down with Sebastien Couture of Epicenter Blockchain Podcast to talk all things PegaSys and Enterprise Ethereum! Give the episode a watch to learn more about Rob’s background as an enterprise Java developer, why we chose to build a new Ethereum client with Pantheon, our involvement with The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, plus our work on Ethereum 1.x and Ethereum 2.0 and much, MUCH more! 

Events Recap

CTO Brisbane Remote Work Panel

Product Lead Rob Dawson talked all things remote work alongside speakers from Microsoft AUS, Octopus Deploy, and SixPivot at  CTO School Brisbane. Want to join our remote team? We're hiring! 

Tel Aviv MeetUp

Program Director Daniel Heyman presented this evening alongside Dror Avieli, Or Wilder and Niv Aviram at the  ConsenSys Israel Tel Aviv MeetUp. Thanks to all who came out to learn more about Eth2.0 and how to future proof your business with Ethereum!

Team Artemis in Toronto 

It was a meeting of Ethereum 2.0 implementers earlier this month in Toronto, as they joined forces on the first step towards client interoperability. The result: Prysm and Artemis exchanging HELLO messages across a functional network for the first time. Watch a video recap of the week below:

Supply Chain in Blockchain Conference

Thanks to all those who attended the Supply Chain on Blockchain Conference 2019 in Brisbane! A recording of the conference, with talks from PegaSys’ Peter Robinson and Sandra Johnson, is available here:

IEEE Blockchain Conference

Last week, PegaSys Applied Researcher, Roberto Saltini, presented his paper on the Liveness property of IBFT at the 2nd IEEE Blockchain Conference in Atlanta The paper is available to read online here!

Hopper Down Under 

Earlier this week, Kaia Myers-StewartMadeline MurraySally MacFarlane and Sandra Johnson spoke at the Hopper Down Under in Brisbane AUS! The event, put on by Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, celebrated a community of women in tech. We are very proud to have been a part!

Toulouse MeetUp

Developer Evangelist Felipe Faraggi also cohosted an Ethereum MeetUp earlier this week in Toulouse. Thanks to all who came out to learn more about Ethereum, its blockchain, DLT tech, development & more!

Upcoming Events


Developer Evangelist Felipe Faraggi will be hosting a talk about "Permissioning in Enterprise Ethereum" as well as speaking on a panel during TruffleCon 2019, taking place August 2-4 in Redmond, WA, USA.

Fintech Symposium

Daniel Heyman will be presenting "The State of Blockchain: Separating Hype from Reality" at the U.S. Fintech Symposium, September 16&17 in Chicago, IL, USA.


We'll be at SIBOS happening September 23-26 in London, UK. Stay tuned for more info!


We'll be at DevCon 5 happening October 8-11 in Osaka, Japan. Stay tuned for more info!


PegaSys is growing! If you or someone you know may be interest in any of our open positions, please reach out!

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