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ETHDubai


March 31st, 2022 (2-track conference and exhibitions)

March 30th, 2022 (workshops)

March 29th, 2022 (social events)

2022's Edition

Conference Events

ETHDubai is the conference for passionate devs and contributors on anything related to Ethereum, DeFi, EVM and more with a focus on decentralization and community projects such as Yearn and its ecosystem. Expect great speakers, talks, workshops for both experts and beginners and tons of great social events you will not forget. Dubai is one of the easiest place on Earth to get to without a visa and without a vaccine passport (only PCR test) wherever you are from, with beautiful pristine sand beaches, great weather, affordable accommodation and endless entertainment for all.

Last but not least, if you are a frontend developer that wants to learn web3 but don't know where to start, we will have workshops with experts so that you can get started writing your first dapp with Solidity, Typescript and basic React knowledge. We will also provide more advanced workshops for people already familiar with web3 technologies. We will post more details soon so make sure to subscribe to our mailing list for more details.

Our Speakers so far

Stay tuned for more announcements soon!

Austin Griffith

👩‍🎤 builder on Ethereum

protolambda

Platform architect, specialized in Ethereum R&D. Optimist.

Facu Ameal

Having a yAmazing time at @iearnfinance 💙 Bowswapper 🏹🎯 Sip Mojitos investments only 🍹

Mudit Gupta

Security Researcher and Technical Lead at Delta Blockchain Fund. SushiSwap adviser.

BoringCrypto

Inventor of #BentoBox and isolated lending contract (licensed to #Kashi and @MIM_Spell...) Instigator at Pixel Inc

Kristof Gazso

product manager & researcher at @nethermindeth | ethereum core dev

juan

Co-Founder of the SES Core Unit MakerDAO.

Luis Bezzenberger

Works on MEV with Project Shutter.

Alexis Masseron

Co-Founder and CEO of Atlendis Labs

Sasha Shilina

PhD, a researcher by vocation interested in all practices rooted in modern science, technology...

Lion dapplion

Eth2.0 core dev at Lodestar @chainsafeth, working on light clients for Ethereum 2.

Sarang Parikh

core developer @SushiSwap 🔱. Will be giving a workshop on BentoBox 🍱

William George

Mathematician and blockchain researcher. Research lead for Kleros Cooperative.

Elan Halpern

Developer advocate at Alchemy

Nikolay Angelov

Head of Blockchain @ Nexo

Ansgar Dietrichs

Core Ethereum developer @ Quilt working on EIP-3074.

Alex Carrabre

Leading growth and special projects at Presearch.

Adrien Faguet

DevRel @ Ledger

Alex Hansen

lead developer of Sway, the smart contract language designed for the FuelVM

Arnau Bennassar

backend lead @ Polygon Hermez

Luis Schliesske

Co-founder and Legendary Member of Gelato Network

Roman Semenov

Co-Founder of Tornado Cash

Alex P | GC

@10b57e6da0 🦞 admin & LobsterDaily author. @GtonCapital ⚜️DAO Team

Alex Telegin | GC

@GtonCapital ⚜️DAO Team, NFTDevelopers chat moderator

Eric Bishard

DevRel @MetaMask

Mohammad Fawaz

Compiler developer working on Sway

Gabe Rodriguez

Core dev @ Sushi 🍣

Lukas Schor

Product @ Gnosis

Solange Gueiros

Blockchain developer & advocate @ Chainlink

Ilya Sapranidi | GC

@GtonCapital ⚜️🏛DAO Team, researcher and core contributor to @GtonCapital

Harsh Rajat

Founder & Project Lead, Ethereum Push Notification Service (EPNS)

Jaynti Kanani

Co-founder @0xPolygon

Sandeep Nailwal

Co-founder @0xPolygon

Anurag Arjun

Co-Founder @0xpolygon

Milton Jonathan

Head of Product @ Cartesi

Gabriel Barros

Software Engineer @ Cartesi

Talal Tabbaa

CEO and Co-Founder of CoinMENA

Willy Ko

Core dev and Board member of Syscoin Foundation

Peter Jubb

Executive Creative Director at Blockchain Foundry (Syscoin partner)

Anette Rolikova

leading NFT Standards Working Group

Jagdeep Sidhu

Lead Core dev and President of Syscoin Foundation

Felipe Argento

Lead blockchain engineer at Cartesi.

Aqeel I Mohammad

Strategy / Design @ Ethereum Foundation

Sergej Kunz

Co-Founder of @1inch Network

Igneus Terrenus

Head of comms bybit

Kirill Kuznet

Lead Blockchain Engineer of 1inch Network

Anish Mohammed

Co-founder , chief scientist and CTO of Panther protocol.

Jyoti Puri

developer for the MetaMask Extension team

Mirko Garozzo

Software Engineer at MetaMask

More

Stay tuned for more great speakers and subscribe here to not miss new announcements.

A preview of Dubai

Schedule

March 26th

ETHDubai Hackathon

The hackathon starts with more than $50k in prize from @1inch, @graphprotocol , @SushiSwap , @0xPolygon , @Nexo , @MoralisWeb3 and @SpheronHQ ❤️

Here is the detailed list of bounties from our generous sponsors.

You need to register your team here by March 30th or as soon as possible so we can start reviewing early.

It is ok to participate as a team, prize will be split between each participant.

The hackathon starts remotely, you can participate remotely even if you do not have a ticket. However, without a combo ticket you will not be able to hack at the venue at all.

Winners will be able to present at the venue on the 31st at 7pm, if you don't have a ticket to the conference you can send us a 2 minute video presentation we will show. The hackathon ends on March 31st at 1pm UTC+4.

Prize will be deposited by sponsors in our permissionless hackathon vault  here. Contract by @patcito and the amazing @financefeeder with contribs by the great @qdqd___(make sure to follow them!)

March 29th

Brunch (11am-1:30pm): "Gnosis Chain: Accelerating Ethereum through the Gnosisverse!" Register here

Special Yacht Meet and Greet Party Sponsored by Syscoin and Uno Re (2:30pm-6pm)

Opening Bar Night GTON Capital Party (7pm-11:30pm)


March 30th

Learn from the best to level-up your web3 skills with our awesome workshops (9:30am - 4:30pm | Note: some workshops start at 9:30am and others at 1:30pm).

Conference Pre-Party Sponsored by Ezil and Octus Bridge (6pm-11pm) .

1inch Workshop

Join a workshop on 1inch's Aggregation API and Limit Order Protocol with the 1inch Network's Lead Blockchain Engineer Kirill Kuznetcov. Dive deeper into how the API and protocol work, explore their use cases, study the documentation and learn about bounties you could collect. Get your questions for Kirill ready!

Tenderly and Gnosis Chain workshop

Tenderly and Gnosis Chain workshop. Build a game with Tenderly on Gnosis Chain: step up your Smart Contract development!

Building dApps can be challenging, but it shouldn’t be.

In this session, we’ll create a simple game that we’ll be deploying to Gnosis Chain and use the Tenderly tooling to debug, monitor, and automate it.

You will learn how to use Blockscout for that – an invaluable open-source tool for exploring, confirming and inspecting transactions on any EVM blockchain.

By the end of this session, you’ll know how to:

- Deploy your Smart Contract to Gnosis Chain
- Verify your Smart Contract on Blockscout
- Import that Smart Contract into Tenderly
- Monitor and debug the game in Tenderly
- Use Web3 Actions to automate the interactions with the game

Yearn strategies workshop with Facu Ameal from the Yearn team

Yearn is the reference when it comes to yield generation, it offers easy to use saving accounts for regular users in order to earn interests on their currencies. In this workshop, you will learn how to write your own strategy and possibly make passive income thanks to the fees generated.

Build your first blockchain application in Python with The Blockchain OS.

Code with Cartesi. Use your current programming/tech stack to build blockchain applications. Open to all expertise levels of developers.

Web3 workshop for frontend devs with the Metamask Team

You are a frontend developer and want to get started with Web3? You have found the right place as the MetaMask team itself will teach you how to level up your frontend skills to build powerful dapps using all the needed web3 tools.

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BentoBox workshop with Sushi Core Trident Dev Sarang Parikh

BentoBox 🍱 is a revolutionary technology built by @Boring_Crypto. It is used by both Sushi and MIM Spell and Sarang is a core dev at Sushi working on it. "BentoBox is a token vault that can support a collection of Dapps."

Build a Dapp using Sway on Fuel

In this workshop, you will learn how to design, build, deploy, and use a dapp on the Fuel network using the Fuel toolchain. You will write your smart contract using Fuel's Rust-inspired Sway language.

Web3 & Graph Protocol workshop with Nader Dabit

Writing your Smart Contract is only half the work, you also need a Web3 frontend and a way to query this contract easily. In this workshop, you will learn how to index your contract in order to query it easily in you Web3 app. This allows building powerful Web3 dapp with great UX.

Initiation to DeFi with the GTON Capital Team (for Traders, VCs and non-devs)

Non-technical workshop for traders, VCs, product managers. We will review the most popular DeFi applications and learn basic usage patterns, such as withdrawing from CEX, taking a loan on AAVE, doing a swap on Uniswap, investing in Yearn, and so on. The workshop will cover six protocols: 1. AAVE: lending, 2. Yearn: staking, 3. Univ3: liquidity provision, 4. Sushiswap: trading, 5. Gearbox: leverage trading and farming, 6. Curve: stablecoin swaps.

How to Code and Deploy a Generative NFT Collection with Alchemy

In this workshop, you will learn how to design, code, deploy, and view a 10,000-piece generative NFT collection. We'll teach you how to write the smart contract for minting, as well as a website for your collectors to view their NFTs. All using the Alchemy developer platform!

Chainlink your smart contracts: data feeds, vrf, keepers

In this workshop you will learn from the Chainlink team how to use Chainlink oracles feeds and keepers.


March 31st

Listen and learn from the best builders and contributors in the Ethereum and DeFi ecosystem!

Tuesday, 29 March

14:15 - 18:00 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Special Yacht Meet and Greet Party Sponsored by Syscoin and Uno

An exclusive yacht party to hack and network with bbq and dj animation in Dubai Marina sponsored by Syscoin and Uno Re.

19:00 - 23:30 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Opening Bar Night GTON Capital Party

Opening Bar Night GTON Capital Party on March 29th to socialize, meet and greet sponsored by GTON.

Wednesday, 30 March

08:30 - 09:30 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Workshop Checkin

Make sure to get in early.

08:45 - 09:30 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Coffee Break

Socialize with coffee, tea and snacks.

09:30 - 12:30 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Initiation to DeFi with the GTON Capital Team Morning Session (for Traders, VCs and non-devs)

Non-technical workshop for traders, VCs, product managers. We will review the most popular DeFi applications and learn basic usage patterns, such as withdrawing from CEX, taking a loan on AAVE, doing a swap on Uniswap, investing in Yearn, and so on. The workshop will cover six protocols: 1. AAVE: lending, 2. Yearn: staking, 3. Univ3: liquidity provision, 4. Sushiswap: trading, 5. Gearbox: leverage trading and farming, 6. Curve: stablecoin swaps.

Alex Telegin | GC

dev and core contributor to @GtonCapital, specializes on DeFi architecture, Solidity code and NFTs. #OpenFi #DeFi #NFT #dGaming #DAOs ⚜️🏛🧬

Ilya Sapranidi | GC

Researcher and core contributor to @GtonCapital, specializes on DeFi R&D, simulation, and protocol-building 🦞⚜️🏛🧬

09:30 - 12:30 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Yearn Workshop (morning session)

Yearn is the reference when it comes to yield generation, it offers easy to use saving accounts for regular users in order to earn interests on their currencies. In this workshop, you will learn how to write your own strategy and possibly make passive income thanks to the fees generated.

Facu Ameal

Facu is a core contributor and strategist at @iearnfinance.

09:30 - 16:30 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Build your first blockchain application in Python with The Blockchain OS

Code with Cartesi. Use your current programming/tech stack to build blockchain applications. Open to all expertise levels of developers.

Milton Jonathan

Milton has over 20 years of professional experience in project management and full-stack software development from low-level implementation to complex cloud-based information systems. He is passionate about developing algorithms and systems that generate valuable information to improve people’s lives.

Gabriel Barros

Gabriel Barros is a Software Engineer focused on Blockchain since 2017. Gabriel specializes in the Ethereum network and dApp development, having previously worked at both Terminal (http://Fleek.co) and Consensys. He graduated from PUC Rio with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering. Gabriel is passionate about learning, he loves to read about all fields of science and study languages. At Cartesi, he has been working on blockchain development and has delivered our PoS pool staking system.

09:30 - 12:30 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Web3 workshop for frontend devs with the Metamask Team

You are a frontend developer and want to get started with Web3? You have found the right place as the MetaMask team itself will teach you how to level up your frontend skills to build powerful dapps using all the needed web3 tools.

Eric Bishard

MC @ETHDubai, DevRel @MetaMask, @developer_dao #3186

09:30 - 12:30 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

BentoBox workshop with Sushi Core Trident Dev Sarang Parikh

BentoBox 🍱 is a revolutionary technology built by @Boring_Crypto. It is used by both Sushi and MIM Spell and Sarang is a core dev at Sushi working on it. "BentoBox is a token vault that can support a collection of Dapps. Users can interact with these many Dapps in a gas-efficient manner, by leveraging the benefits of using a mutual token vault. On the other side of the coin, developers can even take advantage of the power of BentoBox, as it allows for the deployment of contracts at a lower cost, thanks to its gas efficient infrastructure, so developers can focus on what really matters, building.

Sarang Parikh

Sarang is core developer at SushiSwap working Trident, the next gen AMM by sushi. BentoBox is the tech to build versatile dapps, people from yearn already are starting to use it & with this workshop so will you!

09:30 - 12:30 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Build a Dapp using Sway on Fuel

In this workshop, you will learn how to design, build, deploy, and use a dapp on the Fuel network using the Fuel toolchain. You will write your smart contract using Fuel's Rust-inspired Sway language.

Mohammad Fawaz

Bio: Mohammad is a compiler developer working on Sway, the smart contract language designed for the FuelVM.

13:30 - 16:30 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

How to Code and Deploy a Generative NFT Collection with Alchemy

In this workshop, you will learn how to design, code, deploy, and view a 10,000-piece generative NFT collection. We'll teach you how to write the smart contract for minting, as well as a website for your collectors to view their NFTs. All using the Alchemy developer platform!

13:30 - 14:30 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

1inch Workshop

Join a workshop on 1inch's Aggregation API and Limit Order Protocol with the 1inch Network's Lead Blockchain Engineer Kirill Kuznetcov. Dive deeper into how the API and protocol work, explore their use cases, study the documentation and learn about bounties you could collect. Get your questions for Kirill ready!

Kirill Kuznet

Lead Blockchain Engineer of 1inch Network

13:30 - 16:30 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Yearn Workshop (afternoon session): Coding Yearn DeFi Strategies with HardHat

Yearn is one of the largest projects in DeFi, a pioneer which set a standard in lending aggregation and yield generation. It provides users with multiple strategies for yield optimization, which can vary from simple ones to very complex that use advanced developer tools.

In this workshop, you will learn how to create strategies in Solidity language, and how to test and deploy them using Typescript and the HardHat framework.

We will cover theory and practical implementation of a simple “stake & hold” and the advanced “boost & leverage” strategies.

Alex P | GC

dev and core contributor to @10b57e6da0 @GtonCapital #OpenFi #DeFi #NFT #dGaming #DAOs 🦞⚜️🏛🧬

13:30 - 16:30 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Web3 & Graph Protocol workshop with Nader Dabit

Writing your Smart Contract is only half the work, you also need a Web3 frontend and a way to query this contract easily. In this workshop, you will learn how to index your contract in order to query it easily in you Web3 app. This allows building powerful Web3 dapp with great UX.

Nader Dabit

Specializing in Crypto, Ethereum, Web3, React, React Native and cross-platform application development. @graphprotocol | fwbtweets @developer_dao | 2x author | prev @awscloud

13:30 - 16:30 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Initiation to DeFi with the GTON Capital Team Afternoon Session (for Traders, VCs and non-devs)

Non-technical workshop for traders, VCs, product managers. We will review the most popular DeFi applications and learn basic usage patterns, such as withdrawing from CEX, taking a loan on AAVE, doing a swap on Uniswap, investing in Yearn, and so on. The workshop will cover six protocols: 1. AAVE: lending, 2. Yearn: staking, 3. Univ3: liquidity provision, 4. Sushiswap: trading, 5. Gearbox: leverage trading and farming, 6. Curve: stablecoin swaps.

Alex Telegin | GC

dev and core contributor to @GtonCapital, specializes on DeFi architecture, Solidity code and NFTs. #OpenFi #DeFi #NFT #dGaming #DAOs ⚜️🏛🧬

Ilya Sapranidi | GC

Researcher and core contributor to @GtonCapital, specializes on DeFi R&D, simulation, and protocol-building 🦞⚜️🏛🧬

18:00 - 23:00 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Conference Pre-Party Sponsored by Ezil and OctoBridge @ Le Meridien Conference Hotel "Beer Garden"

It will take place the conference venue Le Meridien Conference Center Hotel at the "Beer Garden"/

20:00 - 24:00 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Conference Pre-Party Sponsored by Certik @ Le Meridien Conference Hotel "Warehouse"

It will take place the conference venue Le Meridien Conference Center Hotel at the "The Warehouse". Only for people with conference or workshop ticket.

Thursday, 31 March

08:30 - 10:00 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Registration

Make sure to get in early

08:45 - 10:00 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Coffee Break

Socialize with coffee, tea and snacks.

10:00 - 10:25 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

On the state of scaling research in Ethereum [Track 1]

Ethereum L1 is getting more modular and scalable, one upgrade at a time. This talk will look at the first bit of modular design with the Merge, the primary scaling bottleneck of L2s, EIP-4844 blob transactions, and further scaling with danksharding and L2 rollup modularity.

protolambda

protolambda is a researcher at Optimism.io, works on Ethereum 2, sharding and more.

10:00 - 10:25 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Blockchain and non-fungible tokens (NFTs): A new mediator standard for creative industries communication [Track 2]

The presentation is an attempt to conceptualize the features of communication in the context of digital transformation mediated by distributed ledger technologies, blockchain, and non-fungible tokens in particular. The main hypothesis is that communication now takes place directly, without the mediation of third parties. Furthermore, the presentation assesses the current landscape of the non-fungible tokens technology in creative industries by comparing existing projects.

Sasha Shilina

PhD, a researcher by vocation interested in all practices rooted in modern science, technology, philosophy and synergistic relationships between them. Managing Partner and CRO at Paradigm. Researcher at Humanode.

10:30 - 10:55 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

EIP-3074 and the role of the EVM in a L2 world [Track 1]

With Ethereum committed to a rollup-centric scaling roadmap, more and more user activity will over time migrate from the base chain to layer 2 protocols. The talk will look at the implications this shift will have for the role of the EVM, using the proposed EIP-3074 as a case study.

EIP-3074 is a proposed feature addition to the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). It extends the capabilities of externally owned accounts (EOAs), bringing them closer in features to smart contract wallets. The EIP was first introduced in early 2021 by the Quilt team, and is currently considered for inclusion into the Shanghai hard fork scheduled for the second half of 2022.

Ansgar Dietrichs

I am an Ethereum core developer through my work as a member of the Quilt team. We help with all aspects of core development, ranging from client implementation, over EIP specification and prototyping, to long-term Ethereum research (latest research topic: state expiry).

10:30 - 10:55 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Build scalable dapps with Gelato Transaction Relay [Track 2]

Luis will be explaining how developers can use the Gelato Network and its new suite of tools to outsource their transaction flow to a network of bots executing them reliably. Developers will understand how they can build new types of automated dapps that are not constrained by the limitations and complexities around getting users' transactions sent and mined reliably.

Luis Schliesske

Luis is the founder and legendary member of Gelato Network. He's been active in the Ethereum space since early 2017 and since 2019, Luis has been actively developing and contributing to building the Gelato for all web3 developers and users.

11:00 - 11:30 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Coffee Break

Socialize, have some coffee or other drinks.

11:30 - 11:55 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Why smart contract wallets are the future with EIP-4337 [Track 1]

Smart contract wallets are becoming ever more popular across Ethereum, however, they are still second-class citizens at the protocol level. Account Abstraction aims to solve this by allowing smart contracts to initiate transactions.

EIP-4337, a novel proposal, provides an elegant and forward-compatible way of achieving this without requiring any consensus-level changes. Kristof Gazso will present why we need Account Abstraction and how EIP-4337 will help us get there.

Kristof Gazso

Kristof is a product manager and researcher at @nethermindeth and an ethereum core dev (protocol research, flashbots, account abstraction, the merge).

11:30 - 11:55 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

The Graph and how it can help you index your smart contract to build powerful dapps [Track 2]

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Nader Dabit

Specializing in Crypto, Ethereum, Web3, React, React Native and cross-platform application development. @graphprotocol | fwbtweets @developer_dao | 2x author | prev @awscloud

12:00 - 12:25 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

The Road Ahead for Ethereum Light Clients [Track 1]

When interacting with Ethereum today, you're stuck making some hard decisions on whether you want to run your own trusted Ethereum node, or trusting a centralized provider to work on your behalf. Luckily, you can still run your own trusted node with a simple desktop computer or on something as small as a Raspberry Pi 4, but realistically it is not something every Ethereum user will do, especially those that seek to interact with Ethereum on lower-end devices such as mobile phones. So how do provide that trust at scale? How do you verify the data you're getting is true without verifying everything yourself? Light clients are only at its infancy and these problems are actively being solved so we can stop relying on centralized providers for data which may or may not be correct. We must consider the needs of all devices if we wish to be inclusive and have Ethereum be useful to our everyday needs, not just for DeFi trading and NFT collecting.

Lion dapplion

Eth2.0 core dev at Lodestar @chainsafeth

12:00 - 12:25 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Lightning talks session [Track 2]

More details coming soon.

12:05 - 12:10 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

All roads lead to Defi [Track 2]

Talal Tabbaa

Talal Tabbaa is the CEO and Co-Founder of CoinMENA, a regulated crypto-currency exchange under the Central Bank of Bahrain. He also serves on the Board of Middle East Payment Services (MEPS) in Amman, Jordan and on the advisory board of the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy .He also co-founded Jibrel Network, a blockchain development company based in Zug, Switzerland. Prior to crypto,Talal worked in financial and supply chain consulting services at PwC as well as managing a private investment fund in Saudi Arabia. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering (Economics Minor) from Purdue University, IN, USA.

12:30 - 14:00 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Lunch Buffet

Lunch time! Socialize while eating at our delicious buffet.

14:00 - 14:25 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Panel on L2s and Side Chains [Track 1]

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protolambda

protolambda is a researcher at Optimism.io, works on Ethereum 2, sharding and more.

Alex Hansen

I am the lead developer of Sway, the smart contract language designed for the FuelVM. Alex will share the progress made as well as give guidance on those who want to develop in this ecosystem.

Arnau Bennassar

Arnau is a software engineer that has worked in blockchain since 2018. He's part of the Hermez team since its inception. Currently leading the node team for the zkEVM.

Willy Ko

Willy is a co-founder & software engineer at Blockchain Foundry and a board member of Syscoin Foundation.

Jagdeep Sidhu

Jag Sidhu is the Chief Technology Officer at Blockchain Foundry and a co-founder of the Syscoin project, a decentralized cryptocurrency, as well as its current lead developer. Jag is a 20-year veteran software developer and an expert in blockchain technology. He also specializes in machine learning, artificial intelligence, client/server development and distributed systems. Jag holds a Bachelor of Technology & Computer Science from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada.

Felipe Argento

I am Felipe Argento, Cartesi's lead blockchain engineer. I started working at the space in the last year of my college life at a research and development company I created with two friends.

We were doing research related to clean energy, carbon credit and energy futures in a partnership with our university and one of the biggest Brazilian energy companies. A while after graduating in computer engineering, I was approached by Erick (our CEO) to join Cartesi.

Initially I was reluctant, since the company I had started was going well. However, after meeting Augusto and Diego at one the best mathematical institutes in the world (IMPA), where they teach and after understanding the power of Cartesi's idea I was deeply convinced. Since then I dived headfirst into Cartesi and have been loving it every moment of it.

14:00 - 14:25 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Shutter - preventing front running and malicious MEV using threshold cryptography [Track 2]

Shutter Network is an open-source project that aims to prevent front running and malicious MEV on Ethereum by using a threshold cryptography-based distributed key generation (DKG) protocol. It's first instantiation is a smart contract system that's ready today to be implemented by any dapp to protect it from front running.

Luis Bezzenberger

Luis background is in finance, however he work in the Ethereum space since 2016, mainly as a project/product manager in the payment protocol/L2 area.

14:30 - 14:55 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Building Scalable, Reliable, and Data Consistent Web3 Apps [Track 2]

Lean how to leverage the leading web3 development platform to streamline your decentralized application development.

Elan Halpern

Elan is a developer advocate at Alchemy, the leading blockchain developer platform, powering over 70% of the top Ethereum applications.

15:00 - 15:30 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Coffee Break

Socialize, have some coffee or other drinks.

15:30 - 15:55 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Web3 Frontend Pitfalls (or why wallet connector hooks are tanking our code quality) [Track 1]

Description: Web3 has introduced a new auth primitive to the frontend scene (web wallets). With this, new patterns are emerging (specifically React Hooks-based) that are a minefield for new projects. Since DeFi summer, we’ve embraced the idea of “move fast and break things” and now finding our frontend apps, well... broken. This talk is about some of the frontend architecture pitfalls we’ve encountered and ways we see projects can do it better.

Gabe Rodriguez

Core dev @ Sushi 🍣. Ex-Spotify and Googler.

15:30 - 15:55 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Sway: Developing a Smart Contract for the FuelVM, an Optimistic Layer 2 Rollup [Track 2]

An introduction to the Sway programming language and ecosystem -- a Rust-inspired, developer-experience forward ecosystem by Fuel Labs. I will walk through the language and contrast it to Solidity. Then, I will walk through the process of developing a smart contract for Fuel running on Ethereum.

Alex Hansen

I am the lead developer of Sway, the smart contract language designed for the FuelVM. Alex will share the progress made as well as give guidance on those who want to develop in this ecosystem.

16:00 - 16:25 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Writing Yearn strategies. [Track 1]

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Facu Ameal

Facu is a core contributor and strategist at @iearnfinance.

16:00 - 16:25 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Proof of Efficiency: Decentralization for the zkEVM [Track 2]

After the release of Proof of Donation for Hermez 1.0, we will explain the new consensus mechanism that the Polygon Hermez team is developing to support permissionless participants and support censorship resistance in the new zkEVM scalability solution that the team is developing.

Arnau Bennassar

Arnau is a software engineer that has worked in blockchain since 2018. He's part of the Hermez team since its inception. Currently leading the node team for the zkEVM.

16:30 - 17:00 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Coffee Break

Socialize, have some coffee or other drinks.

17:00 - 17:25 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

BoringBox (BentoBox v2, the revolutionary technology behind the success of MIM and Kashi). [Track 1]

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BoringCrypto

BoringCrypto reads smart contracts for fun... Inventor of #BentoBox and isolated lending contract (licensed to #Kashi and @MIM_Spell)... Instigator at Pixel Inc.

17:00 - 17:25 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Scaling a DAO: challenges and lessons learned [Track 2]

SES is a Core Unit of MakerDAO with the mission to scale MakerDAO by:

  • applied research and creating tools & frameworks
  • running an incubation program
  • running a grants program

Permanent team: 12 FTE. Incubation teams: ~30 FTE. Grants: 5+ (hopefully way more by the time of ETHDubai)

By running this Core Unit there are several challenges we have overcome and lessons learnt on the way.

juan

Co-Founder of the SES Core Unit MakerDAO.

17:30 - 17:55 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Building shielded transactions using ZKP [Track 1]

We will explore how Tornado Cash Nova works under the hood and how it achieves shielded transaction and arbitrary amounts functionality.

Roman Semenov

Building Tornado Cash and other privacy and scalability related stuff for Ethereum

17:30 - 17:55 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Wild West Web3 [Track 2]

Interacting with decentralised protocols and applications is still far from ideal. It's a hostile environment with hackers or scammers around every corner, clunky and complicated UX and missing safety nets. Any technology is only unleashing its potential if it is accessible, easy and safe to use. This talk will shed some light on some shortcomings of self-custodial solutions and how we might address them. And maybe some news on Gnosis Safe as well. ;)

Lukas Schor

Product @ Gnosis | Building the Web3 operating system

18:00 - 18:25 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Security with smart contract. Mudit is a Security Researcher and Technical Lead at Delta Blockchain Fund and Sushi adviser. [Track 1]

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Mudit Gupta

Mudit is Security Researcher and Technical Lead at Delta Blockchain Fund. He also used to work on SushiSwap.

18:00 - 18:25 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

will do a deep dive on griefing factors [Track 2]

will discuss griefing factors, a notion introduced by Vitalik Buterin related to sabotage that considers attackers that are willing to "grief", namely lose money themselves in order to harm others. A griefing factor measures the amount of harm that such a grief accomplished compared to its cost. I will analyze examples of griefs in prominent cryptoeconomic systems and present mathematical properties of griefing factors with a focus on the degree to which design choices can be made to reduce the risks of griefs.

William George

Mathematician and blockchain researcher. Research lead for Kleros Cooperative.

18:30 - 18:55 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Panel: Building in DeFi sucks? [Track 1]

More info to be announced soon

Kristof Gazso

Kristof is a product manager and researcher at @nethermindeth and an ethereum core dev (protocol research, flashbots, account abstraction, the merge).

Mudit Gupta

Mudit is Security Researcher and Technical Lead at Delta Blockchain Fund. He also used to work on SushiSwap.

Ansgar Dietrichs

I am an Ethereum core developer through my work as a member of the Quilt team. We help with all aspects of core development, ranging from client implementation, over EIP specification and prototyping, to long-term Ethereum research (latest research topic: state expiry).

BoringCrypto

BoringCrypto reads smart contracts for fun... Inventor of #BentoBox and isolated lending contract (licensed to #Kashi and @MIM_Spell)... Instigator at Pixel Inc.

Alex P | GC

dev and core contributor to @10b57e6da0 @GtonCapital #OpenFi #DeFi #NFT #dGaming #DAOs 🦞⚜️🏛🧬

Talal Tabbaa

Talal Tabbaa is the CEO and Co-Founder of CoinMENA, a regulated crypto-currency exchange under the Central Bank of Bahrain. He also serves on the Board of Middle East Payment Services (MEPS) in Amman, Jordan and on the advisory board of the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy .He also co-founded Jibrel Network, a blockchain development company based in Zug, Switzerland. Prior to crypto,Talal worked in financial and supply chain consulting services at PwC as well as managing a private investment fund in Saudi Arabia. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering (Economics Minor) from Purdue University, IN, USA.

Peter Jubb

With over 20 years experience leading UX projects for Sony, Nintendo, Philips, and Pokémon, Peter realized that he’s done with big brands and the budgets that came with them. He had enough with designing websites, apps, games, newsletters and advertising campaigns for multinational corporations. So last year he quit his job as UX Director for an e-brokerage website to pursue his passion for crypto at Blockchain Foundry, a Canadian startup. In his first year he directed the design of a wallet, a compliance app, a defi product, and a multi-chain NFT marketplace, LastKnown.com. Check out our next drop, MutantMorphans.com.

Aqeel I Mohammad

Strategy / Design @ EF — Working on improving validator user-experience and diversity across the ecosystem. Lead design for Status Nodes and Lighthouse UI.

Sergej Kunz

Co-Founder of @1inch Network

Igneus Terrenus

Head of comms bybit

Anish Mohammed

Anish, is Co-founder , chief scientist and CTO of Panther protocol, has 20+ years of experience in security and cryptography. He has spend half his career researching cryptographic algorithms and protocols at three different research groups including Microsoft Research. Anish was an early advisor to Ripple and Ocean protocol, he was an early member of Ethereum swarm team and was Ethereum orange paper reviewer. He was also the principle architect for Boson protocol.

18:30 - 18:40 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

DeFi Wallets: The Challenges [Lightning Talk] [Track 2]

DeFi Wallets face multiple challenges that they need to solve, so they can enable and help the mass adoption of the Crypto Industry. We will go over some of those challenges and see what makes an DeFi wallet tick. This way we will see areas of improvements and possible solutions that can enable easier adoption. Some of the challenges:

  • How do DeFi wallets tick?
  • How do you help a newbie to enter Crypto space?
  • Supporting Multiple Networks
  • Supporting non-EVM networks

Nikolay Angelov

Nikolay Angelov is currently Head of Blockchain @ Nexo. As a self-taught coder and enthusiast for all newly brewing tech, Nikolay, nicknamed Niki, began programming in 2007 when he wrote his first mIRC script. He has lectured and led workshops at various blockchain conferences, reaching thousands of attendees each year, in addition to teaching blockchain courses in Singapore and the Philippines.

18:40 - 18:45 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Leveraging web2.0 distribution to bootstrap your web3.0 startup. [Lightning Talk] [Track 2]

Presearch is a decentralized search engine with over 6 million daily searches and 3.3 million registered users. How we've leveraged web2.0 distribution to grow Presearch.

Alex Carrabre

Leading growth and special projects at Presearch.

18:45 - 18:50 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

How to connect your project with Ledger [Lightning Talk] [Track 2]

Basic presentation on how any project can add Ledger to their project to add security and more users on top of their platform

Adrien Faguet

Working at Ledger since 4 years, switching to a Blockchain Developer Advocate role this year. Founder of StakeLab (staking platform for Cosmos ecosystem).

18:50 - 18:55 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

DeFi 2.0: use cases highlighting how Web3 actors can benefit from uncollateralized loans [Lightning Talk] [Track 2]

How can DeFi protocols and DAOs power up their business, relying on undercollateralized loans to cover their exploitation expenses through trustless smart contract integration.

Alexis Masseron

Alexis Masseron is the Co-Founder and CEO of Atlendis Labs, the organization that contributes to Atlendis, a capital-efficient DeFi lending protocol that enables uncollateralized crypto loans. Alexis started his career in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) and after discovering Ethereum, he joined ConsenSys as a software engineer and worked on multiple products including a financial derivative protocol and a blockchain powered trade finance platform. Alexis is passionate about blockchain technology and its application to DeFi and identity.

18:55 - 19:00 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Why devs should care about NFTs [lightning] [Track 2]

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Anette Rolikova

Anett is long time Ethereum community member working with Ethereum Core Devs since beginning of her career in Ethereum ecosystem. She's leading NFT Standards Working Group, focusing herself on research and development in the ERC ecoosystem. She is coordinating Ethereum Magicians forum and is active Ethereum community member.

18:55 - 19:00 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Demystifying Ethereum Staking [Track 2]

Aqeel I Mohammad

Strategy / Design @ EF — Working on improving validator user-experience and diversity across the ecosystem. Lead design for Status Nodes and Lighthouse UI.

19:00 - 19:15 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Hackathon Demos [Track 1]

Demos from the Hackathon winners

19:00 - 19:05 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Building web3 with MetaMask Snaps [lightning] [Track 1]

A brief overview of how MetaMask Snaps will revolutionise Web3 development

Mirko Garozzo

I have been involved in blockchain since 2016. I have a particularly strong interest in what decentralization means for the financial system and how DeFi can help less advantaged communities

19:05 - 19:25 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

MetaMask: Enhanced Gas UI [Track 2]

Gas pricing on Ethereum networks is an extremely important and complex area. As a crypto wallet, it is challenging for MetaMask to represent Gas in way which presents least confusion for the users whilst being optimal. The talk touches on details of the Ethereum Gas mechanism and how the MetaMask UI is simplifying Gas Usage for users.

Jyoti Puri

I am a developer for the MetaMask Extension team. I am located in New Delhi and I love working on complex software problems. I am much excited about working on blockchain projects and to be part of the MetaMask team

19:15 - 23:15 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Polygon Party

Meet the founders for a Q&A with Jaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwal and Anurag Arjun then socialize and party afterwards.

Jaynti Kanani

Co-founder @0xPolygon

Sandeep Nailwal

Co-founder @0xPolygon

Anurag Arjun

Co-Founder @0xpolygon. Blockchain scaling.

19:25 - 19:30 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

On EPNS [lightning] [Track 2]

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Harsh Rajat

Founder & Project Lead, Ethereum Push Notification Service (EPNS)

Friday, April

19:00 - 21:00 (Dubai time, UTC+4)

Meetup at LBANK

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