With Homestead released, the focus now shifts towards the Metropolis milestone. Meanwhile Vitalik, Vlad and co are already working towards the next major version of the ethereum protocol. Ethereum 2.0 comes with big changes trying to achieve a better consensus layer, scalability and an even more generalised platform.
This Meetup we'll take a look at the Casper consensus protocol which aims to replace the current PoW-based consensus protocol in ethereum 2.0.
In addition Ewald Hesse will talk about his project called GridSingularity (http://gridsingularity.com/).
1) General Introduction
A general overview of the ethereum project.
What are its aims? How does it work? Who is behind it? How does the release process work? What happens now?
Ewald Hesse will present his project "GridSingularity (http://gridsingularity.com)": Enabling resilient and distributed energy systems on the blockchain
3) Main Presentation - The Road to 2.0: Casper
An in-depth look at the current version of the Casper PoS consensus protocol.
Afterwards feel free to chat with other cryptocurrency enthusiasts about ethereum or whatever else you find interesting.