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DEFI

infrastructure summit #2

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Internet of Finance by DeFi Pulse

What the Fi is DeFi: Terminology & Concepts

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

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

Using Money Legos: DeFi Composability With A Focus On Safety 

Constructing DeFiZap: Learnings On Designing For Extreme Composability

How To Build A Front-End From DeFi Legos

Alex Gladstein

LocalBitcoins

Summa

Blockstack

Keep Project

Concourse Open

SheFi

Celo

Ethereum

Opyn

Zapper

Zapper

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

Authereum

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

Tellor

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

UMA

Attack Matrix & Security: Thinking Through Oracle Construction

Coinbase Custody

Exploring DeFi Options with the CEO of Opyn

Opyn

Live Auditing & Security Best Practices with ConsenSys Diligence

ConsenSys Dilligence

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

Open Money Initative

Coinbase & MakerDao

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

Having To Write A Smart Contract)

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

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

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

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

Panel: Marrying Real World Assets To Blockchain

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

Workshop: Hands On With The dYdX BTC Perpetual

Workshop: How To Measure And Incentivize Liquidity

Celo

TD Ameritrade

The Defiant

Celo

PayDrop

0x Protocol

dYdX Protocol

Hummingbot

Simulating The Risk Of Stablecoins

MakerDao, Centrifuge, Circle

Risk Management - From Traditional Markets To DeFi

DEX Universe for Dummies by 1inch.exchange

Using UMA and Balancer Pools to Create Perpetual Synthetic Tokens

Unslashed

1inch.exchange

UMA & Balancer

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

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

Aztec

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

Gauntlet

The How and Why of Prize Linked Savings on Ethereum

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

MyCrypto

Workshop: Generalizing Flash Loans

OmiseGO 

How To File Your Crypto Taxes (And Maximize Savings)

PoolTogether

Polkadot

zkSync: DeFi Scalability For Turbulent Times

Loopring

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

Matter Labs

Synthetix

Theoretical Use Of Flash Loans & Attacks With Interoperability

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

Stake Capital, Iqlusion, Aave

Paraswap, Totle, Kyber

UNICEF

DAOs as social layer of DeFi protocol

PieDao

An Introduction to Polkadot for DeFi

Polkadot

Parachain Economics

Polkadot

IDEX 2.0: A Case Study On Pragmatic Decentralization

IDEX

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

Avantgarde Finance, 

Bitgo, Coindesk

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

Avantgarde Finance

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

Nexus Mutual

Governance Panel with MolachDao, Compound, and MakerDao

MolachDao, Compound, 

& MakerDao

Workshop: Pushing Web3 Into Mobile

Alice

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

Wyre

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

Lightning Network

BTC Halving 101 with Ryan Selkis

BTC

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

BTC

.WTF Joint Event

On-Chain Governance With Tokenless Voting

How BTC Miners Can Make Use Of Derivatives For Risk Management 

CoinMetrics

Deep Dive on Proof of Transfer

Blockstack

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

Matrixport

Trustlessness is Overrated: Undercollateralized Lending through Web of Trusts

Tendermint

Celo, Polychain, 

Multicoin Capital

Panel: Investing In Impact In Emerging Markets

Celo

Outlier Ventures

Tackling The Liquidity Crisis In India

Starkware

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

Vega

Compliant & Accounting-Ready Bookkeeping System for Decentralized Finance

People's Potential & Protocol Politics 

MetaCartel, 1kx, 

Ric Burton

Cryptio

Checklist on Legal Considerations for DeFi Projects

Cointracker

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

Experiment

Startup Showcase - Kickoff

How Important Is Open Source & Decentralization At Different 

Stages Of Your DeFi Product Lifecycle

Building DeFi with the Truffle Suite

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

Enigma

The Power of Cross-Chain DeFi Applications

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

BlockNative

The Key Management Landscape: Innovations

Tangem

UNICEF on Building for Impact: Blockchain in Emerging Markets

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce To Speak On Crypto Regulation & Policy

Hester Peirce

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

Polkadot 

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

Set Protocol

Pepo

Black Swans and Roundabouts: Navigating Resources In Restless Times

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

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

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

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

Skale Labs

Dharma

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

Experiment

Startup Showcase - Concludes

Zapper: Startup Pitch

Who is Supporting the Future of the Decentralized Workforce?

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

StakerDao

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

ETH 2.0 Update with Prysmatic Labs

Dragonfly Capital

Aggregation Theory In DeFi: Sharpening DeFi's FAANGs

Prysmatic Labs

Breaking New Ground On Our Web3 Upgrade Path With IPFS

FisherBroyles

Fairmint

IPFS / Protocol Labs

Gitcoin, Uniswap, 

Hashed

Althea

Paydrop

Truffle Suite

Trail Of Bits

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

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

Dystopia Labs

Leveraging User Insights Across The Stack

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

The Future Of Mining

.WTF Joint Event

.WTF Joint Event

Comparing Privacy Protocols For Linkability: Taproot and Beyond

QuiCash

Freedom from Fiat

Binance

Tellor

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

Price Feed Oracles In Your Smart Contract

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

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

SPONSORS

James 

Prestwich

Founder of Summa; Bitcoin Dev

Alejandro Machado

Co-Founder of 

the Open Money Initiative

Carolyn Reckhow

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

Michael Dunworth

CEO of 

Wyre

KEYNOTE


Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation

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

Chun 

Wang

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

Bitcoin SPEAKERS

Alex Gladstein

Muneeb 

Ali

CEO and Co-Founder, Blockstack

Sebastian Sonntag

CEO of 

LocalBitcoins

Xan 

Ditkoff

Growth Partner at Blockstack

Cynthia 

Wu

Head of Custody

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

Alex 

Bosworth

Lightning Infrastructure Lead

Jason 

Choi

Head of Research, Spartan Capital; Founder of BlockCrunch

Nishant Sharma

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

Jeremy

Rubin

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

Shayan Eskandari

Contributor to the Open Money Initiative; PHD Candidate

Boaz 

Sobrado

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

Karim 

Helmy

Consultant at CoinMetrics; Founder of Timelock, LLC

Leo 

Zhang

Founder at Anicca Research

DeFi & Emerging Markets

SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE


Co-Inventor of EigenTrust; Co-Founder of cLabs

What's Possible With EigenTrust For DeFi:

Sep Kamvar

lightweight credit scores, under-collateralized loans, and more

Gavin 

McDermott

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

Luke

Youngblood

Exec at Coinbase Custody; CEO of Blockscale

Rene Reinsberg

Co-Founder & CEO at cLabs

Tom 

Schmidt

Investing at Dragonfly Capital

Benedict

Chan

CTO 

of Bitgo

Allison 

Lu

Co-Founder

of UMA; Former VP at Goldman Sachs

Taylor Monahan

Founder &

CEO of MyCrypto

Joon Ian Wong

Managing Director 

at CoinDesk

Marouane

Hajji


Founder of

Unslashed

Chandan Lodha

Co-Founder of CoinTracker

Mona

El Isa

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

Mable 

Jiang

Principal at Multicoin Capital

Aparna

Krishnan

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

Zubin Singh Koticha

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

Julien Bouteloup

Founder & CEO of Stake Capital

Michael

Feng

CEO & Co-Founder of Hummingbot


Alessio Delmonti

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

Chris

Whinfrey


Co-Founder of Authereum

Antoine

Scalia

Co-Founder 

of Cryptio

Baek Kyoum Kim

Venture at

Hashed

Stani Kulechov

CEO & Co-Founder 

of Aave; #FlashLoans

Andrei 

Anisimov

Engineering at Coinbase Custody; a16z Crypto Startup School alum

Nodar Janashia

Co-Founder 

of DeFiZap

Sergio 

Mello

CEO of 

Tangem; Cold Storage On A Card

Austin

Griffith

Ethereum Foundation; Creator of Burner Wallet & ETH.BUILD

Noah Zinsmeister

Engineering Lead at the Uniswap Exchange

David 

Bleznak

Founder & CEO

of Totle

Alex 

Wearn


Founder & CEO

of  IDEX

Felix 

Feng

Founder & CEO

of Set Protocol

Leighton 

Cusack

Co-Founder 

of PoolTogether

Connor

O'Day

Biz Dev at Gitcoin 

& Meridio

Camila 

Russo

Chiefess at The Defiant. Writing a book on Ethereum with 

@HarperCollins.

Antonio

Juliano

Founder of 

dYdX

Ameen Soleimani

Summoner of MolochDAO; 

CEO at SpankChain

Mounir Benchemled



Founder of

ParaSwap

Bill 

Laboon

Technical Edu 

at Web3 

Foundation

Lea 

Schmitt

Partnerships 

at Centrifuge

Anna

Carroll

Product Engineer at Dharma Labs

Scott

Lewis

Co-Founder 

Concourse Open Community

Ben 

Jones

Mad Scientist 

at Optimism

Matt 

Cutler

Co-Founder BlockNative 

Sunny

Aggarwal

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

Amir 

Bandeali

Co-Founder & CTO of 0x Protocol

Klaus Kursawe




Vega, Blockchain Researcher

Arnaud Schenk

COO of Aztec Protocol

Can 

Kisagun

Cofounder and 

CPO of Enigma

Niklas 

Kunkel

Head of Backend Services, Maker Foundation 

Simona 

Pop

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


Zaki 

Manian

Co-Founder of iqlusion; Former Tendermint

Gustav Arentoft

Business Development, Maker Foundation

Nathaniel Hindman

Head of Growth at 

Bancor Foundation

Asaf 

Shachaf

Head of Product at 

Bancor Foundation

Charles St. Louis

Engineering, Maker Foundation

Jun Soo (JK) Kim

Operations at

stake.fish

Joao Reginatto

VP Product & USDC Product Lead at Circle



Adrian 

Li

Director of Frontend Engineering

Kendrick 

Tan

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

Maggie 

Love

Co-founder of W3BCLOUD; Founder SheFi

Fernando

Martinelli

Co-Founder & CEO at Balancer Labs

Joel 

John

Research at Outlier Ventures

Gonçalo 

Security Engineer at ConsenSys Diligence

Jay 

Zhou

Co-founder 

at Loopring

Bowen 

Wang

COO 

at DDEX

Ryan 

Selkis

Co-Founder & CEO at Messari

Nicholas 

Fett

CTO 

at Tellor


Marek Olszewski

Co-Founder & CTO at cLabs

Sunayna Tuteja

Head of Digital Assets & DLT at TD Ameritrade

Markus 

Franke

Partner at cLabs: Economics

Nitya Subramanian

Partner at cLabs:

Product

Ezechiel Copic

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

Daniel Pyrathon 

Engineer 

at 0x

Deborah Simpier

Co-Founder & CEO of Althea

Deniz 

Omer

Head of Ecosystem Growth @ Kyber Network

Thibauld 

Favre

CEO of Fairmint

Seb 

Audet

Founder of 

DefiSnap

Logan 

Saether

Tech Edu 

at Web3 

Foundation

Guille

Angeris

Researcher & Teaching Assistant at Stanford University

Hester

Peirce

SEC 

Commissioner

Rebecca Rettig

Partner. Co-Chair, FinTech & Blockchain Practice Group

Mehran Hydary

Blockchain Product at UNICEF

Robert

Leshner

Founder & CEO of Compound

Ric

Burton

Independent Designer who helped Stripe & Ethereum

Alex Gluchowski




Co-Founder & CEO of

Matter Labs

Fabian Gompf

VP at Parity Technologies

Tarun 

Chitra

Founder & CEO of Gauntlet

Lasse

Clausen

Founding Partner of 1kx

Peter

Pan

Operator of Metacartel

Jason 

Truppi

CEO of Paydrop; Former FBI Cybersecurity

Eli Ben Sasson

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

Molly Mackinlay

(IPFS) Project 

Lead & Senior PM

Kain 

Warwick

Founder 

of Synthetix


Jonas 

Lamis

Founder 

and CEO at 

StakerDAO

Tina

Zhen

defi.wtf & macro.wtf

honeylemon.market

hashedge.io

Vance Spencer



Co-founder at Framework 

Ventures

Jack 

Platts

Business Development & Partnerships at Web3 Foundation

Ruitao 

Su

Co-Founder Laminar & Acala - DeFi On Polkadot


Dan

Guido

Co-Founder 

& CEO of
Trail of Bits

Head of Portfolio Operations at Polychain Capital

Hugh

Karp

Founder of 

Nexus Mutual; Decentralized Insurance

Ben 

Perszyk

Co-Founder at QuiCash; EIR at Matter Labs

Gaurav

Shukla

Jack O'Holleran

CEO & 

Co-Founder 

of Skale

Kevin 

Bluer

Head of Developer Curriculum & Training at Truffle Suite / ConsenSys

Dan

Matthew

PieDAO 

& AuditDAO

Catherine 

Coley

CEO of 

Binance USA

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.

Ric 

Burton

Independent 

Designer 

who helped 

Stripe & Ethereum

David 

Gogal

Special Thanks

Simona 

Pop

Erica 

Kang

Cameron Dennis

Remy 

Lyon

President Of The Blockchain Acceleration Foundation

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



Founder of KryptoSeoul

Chair of IEEE Blockchain LA 

Founder first | Advisor 

@paperchainio

 | NYC Curator http://RelayNode.io

WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU

Tina

Zhen

defi.wtf & macro.wtf

honeylemon.market

hashedge.io

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