ETHDenver Breaks Attendance Records and Unveils Spin-off Plans

The world’s largest Ethereum event had a total attendance of more than 48,000 February 24-March 5

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ETHDenver, the world’s largest and longest-running annual Blockchain/Web3 event grew 50% this year, recording its largest attendance in history with a total of 48,000 (15,000 unique) from 115 countries.

Also referred to as an Innovation Festival, ETHDenver began March 2nd, featuring 800 industry speakers, 168 blockchain/Web3 companies represented at sponsorship booths, and over 600 team members & staff. Surprise guest, Billboard Top 100 charting musical talent Polyphia, as well as closing party headliners Latashá and Slushii also performed. The event as a whole brought an estimated $70M to the Colorado & Denver economies through travel, hotels, dining, entertainment, events, and more.

ETHDenver’s main event #BUIDLathon (aka hackathon) brought 6,000 individual competitors, and resulted in almost 400 projects submitted for judging. 18 project finalists were named, receiving prize money of over $100K with an estimated total of nearly $1M in bounties & prizes awarded to all teams. See the full list of winners here.

In his closing remarks, John Paller, ETHDenver’s founder & executive steward, hinted at growing beyond Denver in 2024. Following the success and positive revenue of this year’s event, the organizers are in talks with locations globally to expand the event footprint worldwide as they focus their efforts on bringing more developers to the space.

“We are thrilled to see ETHDenver, and the Web3 and decentralized technology community as a whole, continue to grow and flourish with each iteration of this event,” said Paller. “By opening our doors, for free, to anyone interested in the industry, we continue to be the hub for Web3 networking and building the future of the blockchain ecosystem. From the incredible speakers to the immensely creative project winners, it’s invigorating to see what this community is accomplishing year in and year out at ETHDenver and beyond. We are hopeful that 2024 will bring new opportunities and locations to expand access worldwide.”


ETHDenver is the world’s largest, and longest running annual Web3 Community Innovation Festival & Decentralized Software Building Competition. The community that attends ETHDenver have one overarching goal: to contribute to the global blockchain ecosystem and realize a decentralized future. Contributions can be made in many ways ranging from building decentralized applications to writing tutorials & White Papers. The Festival provides mentors, resources and educational content to assist in teaching, connecting and expanding all attendees’ involvement in the space. Practicing what they preach since 2018, ETHDenver provides attendees with a futuristic experience by embedding Web3 tech experimentation throughout the event. See the full list of 2023 winners here.