PegaSys Protocol Engineering Update – April 2019

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.

April has kicked off with lots of events on the agenda and a new product release and webinar coming up. Read on to see what we’ve been up to, and what we’ve got in store!

Pantheon 1.1 Release and Webinar

If you missed our email last week, PegaSys has been working with Web3 Labs to release Pantheon 1.1 on April 30, 2019 with some significant updates.

To coincide with the release, we’ll be hosting a webinar discussing how PegaSys delivers privacy to enable Enterprise applications.

The webinar will cover:

  • A high-level overview of Pantheon’s latest release and its long-term Privacy roadmap
  • A deep dive into the design and rationale behind Privacy / Privacy Groups
  • A brief demo on the privacy feature and how you can set it up at your enterprise

Sign up to attend: PegaSys Webinar – Privacy in Pantheon: How PegaSys has Redefined Blockchain for Enterprises.

Ethereal Hackathon

The Ethereal Hackathon, powered by Gitcoin and Microsoft, kicks off today through April 30th! PegaSys is sponsoring.

Winners of the hackathon will be invited to join Ethereal Summit in NYC to present their winning work live.

Keep an eye on our Gitter and social channels for a bounty announcement.

Engineering Updates


Pantheon version 1.0.3 has been released!

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Event Updates

Synchronize – April 17th, NYC

PegaSys Protocol Engineering is sponsoring Information Management Network (IMN)’s Synchronize 2019. Program Director, Daniel Heyman, will be speaking.

In his talk, taking place at 1:15 PM, Daniel will be discussing the bridge between private DLT and public chains.

To register, sign up via the link below:
Synchronize 2019

Ethereal NY – May 10 – 11, NYC

Our team is excited to be sponsoring the upcoming Ethereal Summit! We’ll also have a booth at the event.

We know lots of you will be in town for this one, as well as Blockchain Week NYC, so we’d love to set up some in-person meetings. If you’re interested in speaking with us, click below to schedule a time to talk.

EdCon Recap – April 8 – 13, Sydney

Sydney Blockchain Week took place last week. Several of our PegaSys Protocol Engineering team members attended and presented at EdCon (Community Ethereum Development Conference).

Clockwise: Sandra Johnson at ConsenSys' Future of Ethereum Panel, Olivier Bégassat, Roberto Saltini, Blazej Kolad at EdCon.

To kick things off, Sandra Johnson (Applied Researcher) spoke on ConsenSys’ Future of Ethereum Panel on Wednesday evening.

Olivier Bégassat (Protocol Engineer, PegaSys R&D), presented “Probabilistically Checkable Proofs (PCPs): Why Reading Proofs is Unnecessary”. Nicolas Liochon and Blazej Kolad (Applied Researchers) also presented “Practical Multi-Signature Aggregation for Large Byzantine Committees”.

Roberto Saltini (Lead Consensus Protocol Researcher) closed out the week on Saturday with his presentation “IBFT 2.0: a Robust PoA BFT Consensus Protocol for Ethereum”.

We’ll share recordings of each presentation as they become available!

B9 Lab

We are excited to share that we have joined the Community Blockstars programme as a Technical Partner for B9lab, which readies developers for a successful career in Ethereum development.

Check out the official announcement and stay tuned for updates about the training:

PegaSys Becomes Community Blockstars Technical Partner


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

Blockchain Protocol Engineer

Developer Evangelist

Infrastructure and Tools Engineer

Open Source Technical Writer

Technical Recruiter

Recommended Reading 

Sidechains and Interoperability

Signals in the Noise: Simplifying Ethereum for Enterprises

Preparing For Crypto Spring

PegaSys is a thought leader in the Enterprise Ethereum space. Want to join the team? Check out our list of open roles.