infrastructure summit #2

DEFI

DEFI

Discussions

 Discussions

There's nothing like a market crash & global pandemic to expose the weak points of legacy financial systems.

5 Min Conference Kickoff w/ Dystopia Labs [Do Not Skip This]

Dystopia Labs

Why Bitcoin's Decentralized Financial System Is Important For Human Rights

Alex Gladstein

Operating LocalBitcoins: Learnings From Providing Peer-To-Peer Access In 150+ Countries

LocalBitcoins

Trends In Bitcoin Development: A Quick Overview With A BTC Dev

Summa

How Bitcoin Moves Value In and Out Of Closed Economies (Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela)

Open Money Initative

Comparing Privacy Protocols For Linkability: Taproot and Beyond

QuiCash

Blockstack's Proof Of Transfer Mining: Payout In $BTC

Blockstack

DeFi's hyperbitcoinization: Bringing Bitcoin to Ethereum with Cross-Chain Bridges

Keep Project

Concourse Open

The Internet of Finance by DeFi Pulse

What the Fi is DeFi: Terminology & Concepts

SheFi

What's Possible With EigenTrust For DeFi: lightweight credit scores, under-collateralized loans, etc.

Celo

Poking Around The ETH Playground: Let's Prototype DeFi Apps!

Ethereum

Using Money Legos: DeFi Composability With A Focus On Safety 

Opyn

Constructing DeFiZap: Learnings On Designing For Extreme Composability

Zapper

How To Build A Front-End From DeFi Legos

Zapper

How To Use Contract Based Accounts To Create Your Own DeFi Protocol (Without 

Having To Write A Smart Contract)

Authereum

Tellor

Oracle Landscape Snapshot: How Decentralized Are These Feeds? (And Why DeFi Users Should Care)

UMA

How To Build Synthetic Tokens Without An On-Chain Price Feed

A Trusted Price Feed For DeFi: Workshop On Using The Coinbase Oracle

Coinbase Custody

Attack Matrix & Security: Thinking Through Oracle Construction

Coinbase & MakerDao

Opyn

Exploring DeFi Options with the CEO of Opyn

Live Auditing & Security Best Practices with ConsenSys Diligence

ConsenSys Dilligence

Staking For Dummies: Everything You Need To Know On The Basics Of Staking

StakeFish

Workshop: How To Build A Trading Bot On The Melon Protocol

Avantgarde Finance

How To Use On-Chain Data & APIs To Track & Understand Whale Behavior

DDEX

The Key Management Landscape: Innovations

Tangem

Framework On How To Think Through A Technical Audit (Before You Even Write A Line Of Code)

Aztec

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce To Speak On Crypto Regulation & Policy

Hester Peirce

Now Is The Time For The Digital Dollar: Thoughts From A Former Central Banker

Celo

TD Ameritrade: Leaning Into Digital Assets, Guided By The Voice Of The Client

TD Ameritrade

Crypto Was Made For Crises: Covid-19’s Potential To Spark New Wave Of Adoption

The Defiant

Panel: Marrying Real World Assets To Blockchain

MakerDao, Centrifuge, Circle

Celo

Simulating The Risk Of Stablecoins

PayDrop

Crypto Investigations from a Former FBI Agent: Silk Road & More

0x Workshop: Consuming Liquidity In Decentralized Applications With 0x API

0x Protocol

Workshop: Hands On With The dYdX BTC Perpetual

dYdX Protocol

Workshop: How To Measure And Incentivize Liquidity

Hummingbot

IDEX 2.0: A Case Study On Pragmatic Decentralization

IDEX

Risk Management - From Traditional Markets To DeFi

Unslashed

DEX Universe for Dummies by 1inch.exchange

1inch.exchange

Using UMA and Balancer Pools to Create Perpetual Synthetic Tokens

UMA & Balancer

Constant Function Market Makers: Pushing Uniswap & Friends To Do More Things w/ Lower Fees

Gauntlet

Liquidity Hacking 101 - How to Launch and Fund A Successful Automated Market Maker

Bancor

Workshop: How To Use Wyre's API For Compliance & Payments

Wyre

Optimistic Virtual Machine: Layer 2 for Money Legos

Optimism

A Deep Dive Into Uniswap V2

Uniswap

The Future Of Stablecoins

Celo

What We Need To Do To NOT have DeFi be WeGetPwn'dEverydayFi

MyCrypto

Workshop: Generalizing Flash Loans

OmiseGO 

The How and Why of Prize Linked Savings on Ethereum

PoolTogether

On-Chain Governance With Tokenless Voting

Synthetix

The Power of Cross-Chain DeFi Applications

Polkadot

Exploring Layer-2 Scalability For Dapps: Interchain Messaging, BLS Rollups, & More

Skale Labs

zkSync: DeFi Scalability For Turbulent Times

Matter Labs

Liquidation & Chaos: How zKRollup DEXs Can Save the ETH Network From Clogging

Loopring

Set Protocol

Set Protocol: Deep Dive Into Strategies Employed By Set Social Traders

Polkadot 

7 reasons DeFi is broken, #5 will blow your mind

Stake Capital, Iqlusion, Aave

Theoretical Use Of Flash Loans & Attacks With Interoperability

Paraswap, Totle, Kyber

Exploring Requirements: What Is Needed For A DEX To Thrive On A Layer-1

PieDao

DAOs as social layer of DeFi protocol

An Introduction to Polkadot for DeFi

Polkadot

Polkadot

Parachain Economics

UNICEF

UNICEF on Building for Impact: Blockchain in Emerging Markets

Avantgarde Finance, 

Bitgo, Coindesk

Panel: How DeFi & CeFi Are Innovating To Attract Market Makers (With Faster Settlement)

Avantgarde Finance

Market-Making Observations: From The Goldman Trading Floor To DeFi

Crypto Insurance: Learnings From The bZx Flash Event & Black Thurs w/ Nexus Mutual

Nexus Mutual

MolachDao, Compound, 

& MakerDao

Governance Panel with MolachDao, Compound, and MakerDao

Workshop: Pushing Web3 Into Mobile

Alice

Celo, Polychain, 

Multicoin Capital

Panel: Investing In Impact In Emerging Markets

Leveraging User Insights Across The Stack

Celo

Binance

Freedom from Fiat

Wyre

A Data-Driven Look At BTC Liquidity Around The World with Wyre

.WTF Joint Event

The Future Of Mining

BTC

BTC Halving 101 with Ryan Selkis

BTC

Fact Versus Myth: The Realities Of BTC Mining With The Former Head of PR at BITMAIN

.WTF Joint Event

DeFi Redefined: Bitcoin Core Dev vs. Keeper of the Networks

Lightning Network

Workshop: How To Set Up A Node For Routing On The Lightning Network

CoinMetrics

The Grasshopper and the Antminer: What We Can Learn From Bitcoin's Nonce Distribution

Blockstack

Deep Dive on Proof of Transfer

Matrixport

How BTC Miners Can Make Use Of Derivatives For Risk Management 

Tendermint

Trustlessness is Overrated: Undercollateralized Lending through Web of Trusts

Outlier Ventures

Tackling The Liquidity Crisis In India

Tellor

Settlement Prices, Finality, & Fallbacks: Best Practices For Using 

Price Feed Oracles In Your Smart Contract

Vega

Workshop: How Blockchains Can Mitigate Against Front Running For On-Chain Order Book DApps

VeeDo: STARK-Powered VDFs for Randomness, Timelocks and More

Starkware

Red Flags to Watch For in DeFi and Emergence of Community Standards

.WTF Joint Event

Security Success Stories in DeFi (with the CEO of Trail Of Bits)

Trail Of Bits

Black Swans and Roundabouts: Navigating Resources In Restless Times

Pepo

Startup Showcase - Kickoff

Experiment

Zapper: Startup Pitch

Zapper: VC Panel #1

Zapper: VC Panel #2

QuiCash: Startup Pitch

QuiCash: VC Panel #1

QuiCash: VC Panel #2

Dedge Exchange: Startup Pitch

Dedge Exchange: VC Panel #1

Dedge Exchange: VC Panel #2

Experiment

Startup Showcase - Concludes

MetaCartel, 1kx, 

Ric Burton

People's Potential & Protocol Politics 

Cryptio

Compliant & Accounting-Ready Bookkeeping System for Decentralized Finance

Cointracker

How To File Your Crypto Taxes (And Maximize Savings)

FisherBroyles

Checklist on Legal Considerations for DeFi Projects

Fairmint

Fundraising In Crypto During A Recessions: Leverage Future Revenue To Raise Funds 

IPFS / Protocol Labs

Breaking New Ground On Our Web3 Upgrade Path With IPFS

Gitcoin, Uniswap, 

Hashed

How Important Is Open Source & Decentralization At Different 

Stages Of Your DeFi Product Lifecycle

Tales From The Field - Building A Decentralized ISP in Abuja, Nigeria

Althea

Paydrop

Who is Supporting the Future of the Decentralized Workforce?

Under The Hood Of A Coin Mixer: Technical Tradeoffs & Design Decisions

Enigma

Building DeFi with the Truffle Suite

Truffle Suite

Mastering the Mempool: How Understanding the Inner Workings of In-Flight Transactions Unlocks New Vistas for Front-End & Back-End Devs Alike

BlockNative

Dharma

Abstracting Away Crypto: Learnings From Building Dharma's New Social Payments Application

Dragonfly Capital

Aggregation Theory In DeFi: Sharpening DeFi's FAANGs

StakerDao

Using A DAO To Launch & Manage Financial Assets On Multiple Chains

ETH 2.0 Update with Prysmatic Labs

Prysmatic Labs

SPONSORS

Bitcoin SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE


Alex Gladstein

"Why Bitcoin’s Decentralized Financial System Is Important For Human Rights"

Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation

Jeremy

Rubin

Alex 

Bosworth

Alejandro Machado

James 

Prestwich

Chun 

Wang

Muneeb 

Ali

Karim 

Helmy

Leo 

Zhang

Carolyn Reckhow

Consultant at CoinMetrics; Founder of Timelock, LLC

Founder at Anicca Research

BTC Core Developer; Advisor at Layer1; Co-Founder of Scaling Bitcoin

Co-Founder & Operator of f2pool; Founder of stake.fish

CEO and Co-Founder, Blockstack

Lightning Infrastructure Lead

Co-Founder of 

the Open Money Initiative

Founder of Summa; Bitcoin Dev

Head of BD @ Thesis @Keep (tBTC); ex-Head of Operations @ Casa

Sebastian Sonntag

Michael Dunworth

Xan 

Ditkoff

Cynthia 

Wu

Jason 

Choi

Nishant Sharma

Shayan Eskandari

Boaz 

Sobrado

CEO of 

LocalBitcoins

CEO of 

Wyre

Growth Partner at Blockstack

Contributor to the Open Money Initiative; PHD Candidate

Head of Custody

at Matrixport (a platform launched by the co-founder of BITMAIN) 

Head of Research, Spartan Capital; Founder of BlockCrunch

Former PR Director at Bitmain; Founder & Partner at BlocksBridge Consulting

Contributor to the Open Money Initiative; Founder of WhyNotCuba.com

DeFi & Emerging Markets

SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE


Sep Kamvar

Co-Inventor of EigenTrust; Co-Founder of cLabs

What's Possible With EigenTrust For DeFi:

lightweight credit scores, under-collateralized loans, and more

Luke

Youngblood

Fabian Gompf

Austin

Griffith

Amir 

Bandeali

Marek Olszewski

Sunayna Tuteja

Felix 

Feng

Jun Soo (JK) Kim

Taylor Monahan

Gavin 

McDermott

Founder & CEO

of Set Protocol

Exec at Coinbase Custody; CEO of Blockscale

Ethereum Foundation; Creator of Burner Wallet & ETH.BUILD

Engineering & Research at IDEO Co-Lab; Founding Engineer at Bitgo

Co-Founder & CTO of 0x Protocol

VP at Parity Technologies

Founder &

CEO of MyCrypto

Co-Founder & CTO at cLabs

Head of Digital Assets & DLT at TD Ameritrade

Operations at

stake.fish

Ryan 

Selkis

Mona

El Isa

Can 

Kisagun

Alex 

Wearn


Rene Reinsberg

Ameen Soleimani

Antonio

Juliano

Ben 

Jones

Hester

Peirce

Alex Gluchowski




Co-Founder & CEO of

Matter Labs

Summoner of MolochDAO; 

CEO at SpankChain

SEC 

Commissioner

Co-Founder & CEO at Messari

Co-Founder of Melonport; Former VP of Equities Trading at Goldman Sachs

Cofounder and 

CPO of Enigma

Founder of 

dYdX

Mad Scientist 

at Optimism

Founder & CEO

of  IDEX

Co-Founder & CEO at cLabs

Jason 

Truppi

Zaki 

Manian

Nodar Janashia

Klaus Kursawe




Markus 

Franke

Aparna

Krishnan

Michael

Feng

Bowen 

Wang

Mable 

Jiang

Leighton 

Cusack

Co-Founder 

of DeFiZap

Co-Founder & CTO of Opyn; Thiel Fellow; Former Blockchain at Berkeley

Principal at Multicoin Capital

CEO of Paydrop; Former FBI Cybersecurity

Co-Founder of iqlusion; Former Tendermint

Vega, Blockchain Researcher

CEO & Co-Founder of Hummingbot


Co-Founder 

of PoolTogether

COO 

at DDEX

Partner at cLabs: Economics

Noah Zinsmeister

Robert

Leshner

Jack O'Holleran

Bill 

Laboon

Chandan Lodha

Scott

Lewis

Sergio 

Mello

Julien Bouteloup

Zubin Singh Koticha

Camila 

Russo

CEO & 

Co-Founder 

of Skale

CEO of 

Tangem; Cold Storage On A Card

Founder & CEO of Stake Capital

Co-Founder & CEO of Opyn; Former Blockchain at Berkeley

Chiefess at The Defiant. Writing a book on Ethereum with 

@HarperCollins.

Engineering Lead at the Uniswap Exchange

Founder & CEO of Compound

Technical Edu 

at Web3 

Foundation

Co-Founder 

Concourse Open Community

Co-Founder of CoinTracker

Chris

Whinfrey


Alessio Delmonti

Benedict

Chan

Joon Ian Wong

Nathaniel Hindman

Jay 

Zhou

Mehran Hydary

Lea 

Schmitt

Stani Kulechov

Antoine

Scalia

Blockchain Product at UNICEF

Co-founder 

at Loopring

CTO 

of Bitgo

Partnerships 

at Centrifuge

CEO & Co-Founder 

of Aave; #FlashLoans

CEO of DexLab.io: PieDao, DessertDai, and DexWallet

Managing Director 

at CoinDesk

Head of Growth at 

Bancor Foundation

Co-Founder 

of Cryptio

Co-Founder of Authereum

Sunny

Aggarwal

Ric

Burton

Marouane

Hajji


Connor

O'Day

Charles St. Louis

Baek Kyoum Kim

Arnaud Schenk

Gonçalo 

Anna

Carroll

David 

Bleznak

COO of Aztec Protocol

Founder of Sikka; Research Scientist at Tendermint; Co-Host Epicenter

Security Engineer at ConsenSys Diligence

Independent Designer who helped Stripe & Ethereum

Product Engineer at Dharma Labs

Venture at

Hashed

Founder of

Unslashed

Biz Dev at Gitcoin 

& Meridio

Engineering, Maker Foundation

Founder & CEO

of Totle

Andrei 

Anisimov

Jonas 

Lamis

Tom 

Schmidt

Matt 

Cutler

Allison 

Lu

Maggie 

Love

Vance Spencer



Deniz 

Omer

Mounir Benchemled



Rebecca Rettig

Co-Founder BlockNative 

Engineering at Coinbase Custody; a16z Crypto Startup School alum

Co-founder of W3BCLOUD; Founder SheFi

Investing at Dragonfly Capital

Partner. Co-Chair, FinTech & Blockchain Practice Group

Co-Founder

of UMA; Former VP at Goldman Sachs

Co-founder at Framework 

Ventures

Founder 

and CEO at 

StakerDAO

Head of Ecosystem Growth @ Kyber Network

Founder of

ParaSwap

Guille

Angeris

Kendrick 

Tan

Tina

Zhen

Logan 

Saether

Joel 

John

Gustav Arentoft

Lasse

Clausen

Asaf 

Shachaf

Simona 

Pop

Ruitao 

Su

Tech Edu 

at Web3 

Foundation

defi.wtf & macro.wtf

honeylemon.market

hashedge.io

Researcher & Teaching Assistant at Stanford University

Research at Outlier Ventures

Head of Product at 

Bancor Foundation

Dev Ops / Engineering @ OmiseGo. Blockchain Dev @ Ethereum Foundation

Chief Engagement Officer at Pepo. ConsenSys Grants board. Co-founder @ethBounties. 


Founding Partner of 1kx

Business Development, Maker Foundation

Co-Founder Laminar & Acala - DeFi On Polkadot


Seb 

Audet

Ezechiel Copic

Nicholas 

Fett

Joao Reginatto

Adrian 

Li

Thibauld 

Favre

Fernando

Martinelli

Daniel Pyrathon 

Deborah Simpier

CTO 

at Tellor


Head of Official Sector Engagement at cLabs; Former Director of Central Banks & Public Policy via World Gold Council

CEO of Fairmint

Founder of 

DefiSnap

Director of Frontend Engineering

Engineer 

at 0x

Co-Founder & CEO of Althea

VP Product & USDC Product Lead at Circle



Co-Founder & CEO at Balancer Labs

Hugh

Karp

Molly Mackinlay

Niklas 

Kunkel

Jack 

Platts

Peter

Pan

Dan

Matthew

Nitya Subramanian

Kain 

Warwick

Operator of Metacartel

Business Development & Partnerships at Web3 Foundation

Founder of 

Nexus Mutual; Decentralized Insurance

(IPFS) Project 

Lead & Senior PM

Head of Backend Services, Maker Foundation 

Founder 

of Synthetix


PieDAO 

& AuditDAO

Partner at cLabs:

Product

Kevin 

Bluer

Catherine 

Coley

Eli Ben Sasson

Tarun 

Chitra

Gaurav

Shukla

Ben 

Perszyk

Dan

Guido

Head of Developer Curriculum & Training at Truffle Suite / ConsenSys

CEO of 

Binance USA

Co-Founder at QuiCash; EIR at Matter Labs

Head of Portfolio Operations at Polychain Capital

Co-Founder, President & Chairman of the Board at StarkWare

Co-Founder 

& CEO of
Trail of Bits

Founder & CEO of Gauntlet

Brought To You By

Hsin-Ju Chuang

CEO & Founder of Dystopia Labs; 

Prev: Head of Growth at Stellar, Solana, & a Director at Tezos. Mentor at 500 Startups.

Special Thanks

WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU

Ric 

Burton

David 

Gogal

Remy 

Lyon

Simona 

Pop

Erica 

Kang

Cameron Dennis

Tina

Zhen

defi.wtf & macro.wtf

honeylemon.market

hashedge.io

Independent 

Designer 

who helped 

Stripe & Ethereum

Founder first | Advisor 

@paperchainio

 | NYC Curator http://RelayNode.io

Chief Engagement Officer at Pepo. ConsenSys Grants board. Co-founder @ethBounties. 



President Of The Blockchain Acceleration Foundation

Founder of KryptoSeoul

Chair of IEEE Blockchain LA 

MEDIA PARTNERS

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