It was unexpectedly great, thanks to to the participants! The biggest surprise was to see @lehnberg who drove his car through many countries to attend this meetup! There were Grin enthusiasts with very different background and interests, cryptocurrency newcomers, people from Monero community, Web3 Foundation / Polkadot, Electrum wallet (including the founder Thomas, I asked him about Grin support and got a polite no:) ), CCC speakers and a person I saw in Deep Web documentary.
We found that despite the existence of a strong Rust community in Berlin there are still few code contributors. There is a huge interest in development of services on top (and for) Grin. There are usual concerns regarding usability and supply. Testnet3, mining, ASIC resistance (the consensus was it’s a reality we need to accept). Also a lot of general discussions about proof of stake, proof of storage, governance, mixnet, Rust learning curve and even LISP history.
I’m attaching photos of some participants (who granted permission to be on the photos)