Report on Ethereum Argentina Side Event Hosted by Think and Dev

Hola NEAR Community!

Here is a report on the Ethereum Argentina side event hosted by Think and Dev & Meta Pool.

The last post for sponsorship of a side event during Ethereum Argentina was closed. I am delighted to share a positive experience for a side event focused on BOS.

Event Overview

  • Event Name: Ethereum Argentina Side Event
  • Host: Think and Dev & Meta Pool
  • Date: August 18, 2023
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Total Attendees: 30+

The Ethereum Argentina Side Event, organized by Think and Dev, was a successful gathering with over 30 attendees. The event had a clear focus on raising awareness and fostering engagement with the Blockchain Operating System (BOS), highlighting upcoming BOS Hacks and bounties, attracting new participants, and encouraging developers to contribute to the open web ecosystem. The event also featured a live demonstration of a Meta Pool BOS component for staking ETH, followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Here are some photos from the event and a Think and Dev post.

Key Takeaways

  • The event successfully educated attendees about the Blockchain Operating System (BOS) and its potential impact on the blockchain industry.
  • The live demonstration of Meta Pool for staking ETH provided attendees with a tangible example of BOS components in action.
  • The announcement of upcoming BOS Hackathons and bounties generated enthusiasm and participation interest among developers and enthusiasts.
  • Emphasis on community engagement and welcoming newcomers aimed to expand the open web ecosystem’s reach.
  • The interactive Q&A session allowed for meaningful interactions and addressed attendees’ inquiries.


The Ethereum Argentina Side Event, hosted by Think and Dev, effectively achieved its objectives of increasing awareness, engagement, and participation in the Blockchain Operating System (BOS) and the broader blockchain community. With over 30 participants, it was a successful platform for blockchain enthusiasts and developers to connect and explore the potential of the open web.

As the blockchain ecosystem continues to evolve, events like these in South America play a vital role in fostering collaboration and innovation, helping to grow the NEAR ecosystem with more builders onboarded and more web3 projects in the space.


Grande Manza!

Thanks for dropping by and sharing the experience and lessons even though Marketing DAO decided not to fund this.

Argentina is a HUGE, KEY market full of people that get crypto (long history of inflation, lack of trust in government, et al.) The potential in the region, combined with the deep expertise of the team (active contributor to BOS, Meta Pool, among others) should’ve been a no brainer for MDAO to fund.

Going forward, I believe the Dev Hub may be a better option to fund these kind of events.