infrastructure summit #2

DEFI

DEFI

Discussions

 Discussions

May 1st - 4th | Virtual Summit

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

AGENDA - Fri May 1st

Timing

Category

Title

9:55am PST

Kickoff

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

10:00am PST

BTC

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

10:30am PST

BTC

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

11:00am PST

BTC

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

11:30am PST

BTC

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

BTC

How Key Management Works In CASA's BTC Inheritence

12:30pm PST

  1:00pm PST

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

BTC

   1:30pm PST

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

BTC

DeFi Overview

  2:00pm PST

The Internet of Finance by DeFi Pulse

  2:30pm PST

DeFi Overview

What the Fi is DeFi: Terminology & Concepts

  3:00pm PST

Prototyping

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

  3:30pm PST

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

Prototyping

  4:00pm PST

Composability

Using Money Legos: DeFi Composability With A Focus On Safety 

  4:30pm PST

Constructing DeFiZap: Learnings On Designing For Extreme Composability

Composability

  5:00pm PST

How To Build A Front-End From DeFi Legos

Composability

  5:30pm PST

Composability

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

Having To Write A Smart Contract)

  6:00pm PST

Oracles

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

Oracles

  6:30pm PST

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

  7:00pm PST

Oracles

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

  7:30pm PST

Oracles

Attack Matrix & Security: Thinking Through Oracle Construction

  8:00pm PST

Security

DeFi Risk Management: Staying Safe In An Increasingly Complex Ecosystem

  8:30pm PST

Security

Live Auditing & Security Best Practices with ConsenSys Diligence

  9:00pm PST

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

DeFi Overview

  9:30pm PST

Digital Assets

Workshop: Components Of On-Chain Asset Management

  10:30pm PST

Data

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

  11:00pm PST

Security

The Key Management Landscape: Innovations

  11:30pm PST

Security

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

AGENDA - Sat May 2nd

Timing

Category

Title

Regulation

   9:00am PST

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce To Speak On Crypto Regulation & Policy

10:00am PST

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

Digital Assets

10:30am PST

Digital Assets

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

11:00am PST

Digital Assets

Drawing Parallels: 2 Financial Crisis & Crypto

11:30am PST

Digital Assets

Panel: Marrying Real World Assets To Blockchain

12:00pm PST

Digital Assets

Simulating The Risk Of Stablecoins

 12:30pm PST

Regulation

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

DeFi

   1:00pm PST

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

  1:30pm PST

DeFi

Workshop: Hands On With The New dYdX Product

DeFi

  2:00pm PST

Workshop: How To Measure And Incentivize Liquidity

IDEX 2.0: A Case Study On Pragmatic Decentralization

2:30pm PST

DeFi

Security

  3:00pm PST

Risk Management - From Traditional Markets To DeFi

  4:00pm PST

DeFi

DEX Universe for Dummies by 1inch.exchange

  4:30pm PST

DeFi

Using UMA and Balancer Pools to Create Perpetual Synthetic Tokens

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

  5:00pm PST

DeFi

  5:30pm PST

DeFi

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

  6:00pm PST

DeFi

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

  6:30pm PST

Scalability

Optimistic Virtual Machine: Layer 2 for Money Legos

DeFi

A Deep Dive Into Uniswap V2

  7:00pm PST

  7:30pm PST

Digital Assets

The Future Of Stablecoins

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

  8:00pm PST

DeFi

Workshop: Generalizing Flash Loans

  8:30pm PST

DeFi

  9:00pm PST

DeFi

The How and Why of Prize Linked Savings on Ethereum

    9:30pm PST

DeFi

On-Chain Governance With Tokenless Voting

10:00pm PST

DeFi

The Power of Cross-Chain DeFi Applications

  10:30pm PST

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

Scalability

11:00pm PST

zkSync: DeFi Scalability For Turbulent Times

Scalability

 11:30pm PST

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

Scalability

AGENDA - Sun May 3rd

Timing

Category

Title

  9:00am  PST

DeFi

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

  9:30am  PST

Interoperability

[HOLD FOR TITLE] Polkadot

Interoperability

10:00am PST

Theoretical Use Of Flash Loans & Attacks With Interoperability

DeFi

10:30am PST

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

DeFi

11:00am PST

DAOs as social layer of DeFi protocol

11:30am PST

Interoperability

An Introduction to Polkadot for DeFi

12:00pm PST

Interoperability

Parachain Economics

New Markets

12:30pm PST

[HOLD FOR TITLE]  UNICEF

DeFi

  1:00pm PST

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

DeFi

  1:30pm PST

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

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

  2:00pm PST

DeFi

  2:30pm PST

DeFi

Governance Panel with MolachDao, Compound, and MakerDao

  3:00pm PST

New Markets

A Deep Dive Into The CoinList Evaluation Framework

  3:30pm PST

New Markets

Workshop: Pushing Web3 Into Mobile

Panel: Investing In Impact In Emerging Markets

  4:00pm PST

New Markets

Leveraging User Insight Across The Stack

  4:30pm PST

New Markets

  5:00pm PST

Privacy

Comparing Privacy Protocols For Linkability: Taproot and Beyond

BTC

  5:30pm PST

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

BTC

  6:00pm PST

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

  6:30pm PST

BTC

BTC Halving 101 with Ryan Sekis

  7:00pm PST

BTC

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

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

  7:30pm PST

BTC

BTC

  8:00pm PST

[HOLD FOR TITLE] 

BTC

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

  8:30pm PST

  9:00pm PST

BTC

Deep Dive on Proof of Transfer

  9:30pm PST

BTC

How BTC Miners Can Make Use Of Derivatives For Risk Management 

  10:00pm PST

DeFi

Trustlessness is Overrated: Undercollateralized Lending through Web of Trusts

  10:30pm PST

New Markets

Tackling The Liquidity Crisis In India

  11:00pm PST

Scalability

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

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

DeFi

  11:30pm PST

AGENDA - Mon May 4th

Category

Title

Timing

[HOLD FOR TITLE] 

    9:00am PST

Startup 101

    9:30am PST

Startup 101

[HOLD FOR TITLE] CEO of Trail Of Bits On Security Best Practices

  10:00am PST

Startup 101

Black Swans and Roundabouts: Navigating Resources In Restless Times

  10:30am PST

Experiment

Startup Showcase - Kickoff

Startup Showcase (3 Quality Pre-Seed Projects)

12:30pm PST

Experiment

Startup Showcase - Concludes

12:30pm PST

Startup 101

People's Potential & Protocol Politics 

   1:00pm PST

Startup 101

Compliant & Accounting-Ready Bookkeeping System for Decentralized Finance

   1:30pm PST

Startup 101

How To File Your Crypto Taxes (And Maximize Savings)

   2:00pm PST

Startup 101

Deep Dive Into LinkDrop: How We Trustlessly Generate Crypto Onboarding Links

   2:30pm PST

Startup 101

Checklist on Legal Considerations for DeFi Projects

   3:00pm PST

Startup 101

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

Startup 101

How To Use IPFS To Build Applications That Are Resistant to Central Faults & Control 

   3:30pm PST

Startup 101

How Important Is Open Source & Decentralization At Different Stages Of Your DeFi Product Lifecycle

   4:00pm PST

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

   4:30pm PST

Startup 101

   5:00pm PST

Startup 101

Who is Supporting the Future of the Decentralized Workforce?

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

   5:30pm PST

Privacy

   6:00pm PST

Startup 101

Decentralized Sprints: Building DeFi with the Truffle Suite

   6:30pm PST

Startup 101

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

   7:00pm PST

DeFi

[Hold For Title] Dharma

   7:30pm PST

DeFi

Aggregation Theory In DeFi: Sharpening DeFi's FAANGs

   8:00pm PST

DeFi

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

   8:30pm PST

ETH 2.0 Update with Prysmatic Labs

Scalability

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

Carolyn Reckhow

Consultant at CoinMetrics; Founder of Timelock, LLC

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

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

Founder of Summa; Bitcoin Dev

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

CEO and Co-Founder, Blockstack

Lightning Infrastructure Lead

Co-Founder of 

the Open Money Initiative

Nishant Sharma

Michael Dunworth

Jason 

Choi

Sebastian Sonntag

Xan 

Ditkoff

Nick 

Neuman

Boaz 

Sobrado

Shayan Eskandari

Cynthia 

Wu

CEO of 

LocalBitcoins

CEO of 

Wyre

Growth Partner at Blockstack

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

Contributor to the Open Money Initiative; PHD Candidate

CEO of 

CASA

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

Tom 

Schmidt

Matt 

Cutler

Andy

Bromberg


Allison 

Lu

Maggie 

Love

Vance Spencer



Deniz 

Omer

Mounir Benchemled



Rebecca Rettig

Co-Founder BlockNative 

Engineering at Coinbase Custody; a16z Crypto Startup School alum

President 

at CoinList

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

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

Artiom Ignatyev

Research at Outlier Ventures

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

Tech Edu 

at Web3 

Foundation

Co-Creator of Pi-Rate 

$HIP, Macro.wtf, DeFi.wtf, honeylemon.market, hashedge.io, LSDai

Researcher & Teaching Assistant at Stanford University

Head of Product at 

Bancor Foundation

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


Founding Partner of 1kx

Business Development, Maker Foundation

Co-founder 

at Linkdrop

Seb 

Audet

Ezechiel Copic

Nicholas 

Fett

Joao Reginatto

Adrian 

Li

Thibauld 

Favre

Jonas 

Lamis

Fernando

Martinelli

Deborah Simpier

Daniel Pyrathon 

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

Founder 

and CEO at 

StakerDAO

VP Product & USDC Product Lead at Circle



Co-Founder & CEO at Balancer Labs

Hugh

Karp

Ruitao 

Su

Jack 

Platts

Molly Mackinlay

Niklas 

Kunkel

Nitya Subramanian

Kain 

Warwick

Peter

Pan

Co-Founder Laminar & Acala - DeFi On Polkadot


Business Development & Partnerships at Web3 Foundation

Operator of Metacartel

Founder of 

Nexus Mutual; Decentralized Insurance

Founder 

of Synthetix


(IPFS) Project 

Lead & Senior PM

Head of Backend Services, Maker Foundation 

Partner at cLabs:

Product

Tarun 

Chitra

Kevin 

Bluer

Eli Ben Sasson

Gaurav

Shukla

Ben 

Perszyk

Dan

Guido

Head of Developer Curriculum & Training at Truffle Suite / ConsenSys

Co-Founder at QuiCash; Former Contractor 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

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

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

Ric Burton

Independent Designer who helped Stripe & Ethereum

Special Thanks

For Helping Us Make This Summit A Success!

David 

Gogal

Remy 

Lyon

and more!

Simona 

Pop

Erica 

Kang

Cameron Dennis

Founder first | Advisor 

@paperchainio

 | NYC Curator http://RelayNode.io 

Chair of IEEE Blockchain LA 

President Of The Blockchain Acceleration Foundation

Founder of KryptoSeoul

President Of The Blockchain Acceleration Foundation

TL;DR - Don't Trust, Verify :) 

We Are Not Giving Financial Advice.

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.


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