PegaSys Update – June 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.

Yet another month has flown by! June was full of events and MeetUps for PegaSys team members both in the US and Australia. We also launched our Pantheon Certification Program, and closed out the month with an engaging webinar covering the topic of permissioning in blockchain. Read on for all the details, plus what we've got on the horizon for the coming months!

Permissioning In Blockchain Webinar

PegaSys Protocol Engineers Lucas Saldanha and Chris McKay hosted our latest webinar, "Permissioning in Blockchain: A Technical Look at Benefits and Best Practices" last week, walking attendees through how Pantheon can help build a permissioned network and how its features make it the leading Ethereum client.

Viewers also got a brief demo on how to get started with using our easy-to-use permissioning features, plus a sneak peek of our new user-friendly Permissioning DApp to control node and account access via a smart contract! 

Watch the webinar replay below, view our documentation, and download Pantheon 1.1.3.

Permissioning in Blockchain Webinar

Pantheon Certification 

We’re very excited at PegaSys to announce 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.

Events Recap

Rob at ETHSydney Meetup

Tulip Conference SF

Protocol Engineer Rob Dawson kicked off the month in San Francisco, CA, USA at Tulip Conference, taking part in ConsenSys' Enterprise Ethereum workshops for non-devs.

NYC Blockchain Center MeetUp 

PegaSys hosted a MeetUp at the NYC Blockchain Center on June 20th with uPort and Onfido.

Daniel Heyman kicked off the evening with a discussion about how fintechs and financial services companies can benefit from enterprise Ethereum to solve their needs. 

Ethereum Engineering Group MeetUps

Several members of the PegaSys Team also spoke at Ethereum Engineering Group MeetUps throughout the month. Sally MacFarlane gave a talk about permissioning in Enterprise`Ethereum Networks, and  Roberto Saltini covered the topic of consensus protocols which are appropriate for both public and enterprise environments.  

ETHSydney MeetUp

Rob Dawson also spoke about the work on Pantheon: plugable consensus mechanism, privacy modules, and permissioning, as well as about our roadmap at an ETHSydney MeetUp last week!


Last month, PegaSys Protocol Engineer, Cem Özer, spoke alongside Akhila Raju about Eth 2.0 at EtherealNY. Check out their talk about the future of Ethereum!

The Future of Ethereum and What is Ethereum 2.0?

Upcoming Events

Tel Aviv MeetUp 

Join PegaSys’ Co-Founder and Program Director, Daniel Heyman, alongside Dror Avieli, Or Wilder, and Niv Aviram of ConsenSys Israel on July 9th in Tel Aviv, Israel to learn how to future proof your business with Ethereum. RSVP here!

Supply Chain on Blockchain 

Peter Robinson and Sandra Johnson will be speaking at the Supply Chain in Blockchain Conference happening July 15th in Brisbane AUS. Tickets are still available here!

Hopper Down Under

Kaia Myers-StewartMadeline MurraySally MacFarlane and Sandra Johnson will be speaking at the Hopper Down Under Conference, created by and for women technologist. The event takes place July 29-31st in Brisbane, AUS.


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.


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