DEFI

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May 1st - 3rd | Virtual Summit

DEFI

infrastructure summit #2

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

In All Ecosystems

Cool Shit That's Shipping

Research That Devs Should Care About

If They Want Real-World Usage

Building Better  Products

Technical Workshops

SUMMIT BREAKDOWN

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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

Nick 

Neuman

CEO of 

CASA

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

Luke

Youngblood

Exec at Coinbase Custody; CEO of Blockscale

Gavin 

McDermott

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

Rene Reinsberg

Co-Founder & CEO at cLabs

Tom 

Schmidt

Investing at Dragonfly Capital; Formerly Product at 0x

Dan 

Elitzer

Investor at 

IDEO Co-Lab; Founder of MIT Bitcoin Club

Peter Yuan Pan

Summoner & Operator of Metacartel

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; CEO of Avantgarde Finance; Former VP of Equities Trading at Goldman Sachs

Steven 

McClurg

Co-Founder of Paydrop; Former Managing Director of Galaxy Digital; Former Managing Director of Guggenheim

Hugh

Karp

Founder of 

Nexus Mutual; Decentralized Insurance

Thomas Walton-Pocock

CEO of 

AZTEC Protocol

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

Yaniv 

Tal



Co-Founder of

the Graph Protocol

Michael

Feng

CEO & Co-Founder of Hummingbot


Alessio Delmonti

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

Thibaut Sahaghian

CEO & Co-Founder 

of Multis 

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

Itamar Lesuisse

Co-Founder 

of Argent

Catherine 

Coley

CEO of

Binance.US

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.

John 

Fiorelli


Regional Partner 

at Kenetic Capital

Antonio

Juliano

Founder of 

dYdX

Ameen Soleimani

Summoner of MolochDAO; 

CEO at SpankChain

Mounir Benchemled



Founder of

ParaSwap

Seb 

Audet

Founder of 

DefiSnap

Lea 

Schmitt

Product 

at Centrifuge

Anna

Carroll

Product Engineer at Dharma Labs

Scott

Lewis

Co-Founder 

Concourse Open Community

Jinglan 

Wang

Co-Founder of

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

Alex Gluchowski




Co-Founder & CEO of

Matter Labs

Arnaud Schenk

COO of Aztec Protocol

Lasse 

Clausen

Founding 

partner 1kx

Kevin 

Bluer

Head of Developer Curriculum & Training at Truffle Suite / ConsenSys

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

Lucian 

Boca

API Product Lead at Alethio / ConsenSys

Charles St. Louis

Engineering, Maker Foundation

Jun Soo (JK) Kim

Operations at

stake.fish

Artiom Ignatyev

Co-founder 

at Linkdrop

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 & Director of Biz Dev @ W3BCLOUD; Founder SheFi

Emin Gün

 Sirer

Co-Founder & CEO of Ava Labs

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

Security Engineer at ConsenSys Diligence

Andy

Bromberg


President 

at CoinList

Steve

Marx

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

Brian 

Kerr

Co-Founder & CEO at Kava

Ezechiel Copic

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

MEDIA PARTNERS

HOW DOES A VIRTUAL SUMMIT WORK?

The virtual conference will work like this:








Due to video bandwidth issues, there actually will be limited spots (so we can make sure things won't crash). So in all seriousness, please don't wait till the last second to sign up. Make sure to claim your ticket asap to reserve your spot.





The speakers have 20min to speak; they can tune in from anywhere in the world to share their knowledge. 


The audience can interact with the speaker and ask questions (there is a 10min Q/A slot per speaker). 


Co-Organized By

Hsin-Ju Chuang

Ric Burton

CEO of Dystopia Labs; Former Head of Growth at Stellar, Solana, & a Director at Tezos. Mentor at 500 Startups.

Independent Designer who helped Stripe & Ethereum

David Gogal

Special Thanks

For Helping Us Make This Summit A Success!

Simona Pop

Erica Kang

and more!

General Disclaimer. Under no circumstances should any material, information, or statements provided during the "DeFi Discussions" virtual conference be construed or considered as an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy, hold, or stake, an interest in any securities, investment funds, digital asset, or investment contract. The information provided during the "Defi Discussions" virtual conference, including any presentations, videos, demonstrations, or information is not intended to promote the products or services of third parties and is provided solely as technical information. Dystopia Labs does not render or offer to render personalized financial, investment, tax, legal or accounting advice, thus under no circumstances should any material, information, or statements provided during the "Defi Discussions" virtual conference be construed or considered as financial, investment, tax, legal or accounting advice. Dystopia Labs does not sponsor, approve, or promote the financial products, services, or securities of Third Parties involved in, participating in, or presenting at the "Defi Discussions" virtual conference. Dystopia Labs does not act as a manager or fund marketer, adviser or agent, (ii) is not authorized to bind, or act on behalf of, or to make representations for any Third Parties involved in, participating in, or presenting at the "Defi Discussions" virtual conference.


Forward Looking Statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact provided during the "Defi Discussions" virtual conference are forward-looking statements and include statements and assumptions relating to: plans and objectives of management for future operations or economic performance; conclusions and projections about current and future economic and political trends and conditions; and projected financial results and results of operations. These statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology including "may," "believe," "will," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "continue", "rankings," “intend,” “outlook,” “potential,” or other similar words. Dystopia Labs does not make any guarantees, representations or warranties (express or implied) about the accuracy of such forward-looking statements, on behalf of itself or on behalf of any Third Party.



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