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forge i ETHDubai/v3
Installing the reference 
Middle East ETH Dev Conf
Organized by passionate
local builders
Gathering builders,
founders & educators.
Focus on L2s, experiments,
privacy, AA, DAO, UX &+
Both experts & novice 
welcome! 
With Hackathon, talks,
workshops, Pitch Demo Day
and parties! 🎉
Questions? Join the
community on Telegram!
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Some of our confirmed Speakers

Ansgar Dietrichs
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Ansgar Dietrichs

Ethereum Research & Core Development @ Ethereum Foundation.

Guillaume Ballet
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Guillaume Ballet

Ethereum core dev at the Ethereum Foundation.

Sina Mahmoodi
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Sina Mahmoodi

Ethereum core dev at the Ethereum Foundation working on go-ethereum

Sergey Nazarov
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Sergey Nazarov

Co-founder of @Chainlink

Lukas Schor
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Lukas Schor

Co-founder, Safe (formerly Gnosis Safe)

Vyas Krishnan
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Vyas Krishnan

Co-founder @eigenlayer @eigen_da

Guy Young
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Guy Young

Founder Ethena Labs

Solange Gueiros
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Solange Gueiros

Blockchain developer & advocate @ Chainlink

Mark B. Richardson
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Mark B. Richardson

Bancor Project Lead & Protocol Designer

Max Resnick
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Max Resnick

Head of Research at Special Mechanisms Group

Mike Silagadze
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Mike Silagadze

CEO at ether.fi

Nina Rong
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Nina Rong

Leading the ecosystem growth of Arbitrum in the APAC region

Stas Oskin
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Stas Oskin

Founder Pontem/Lumio

Nick White
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Nick White

COO, Celestia Labs

Nader Dabit
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Nader Dabit

Director of DevRel @eigen_labs // founder @developer_dao

0xmikko.eth
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0xmikko.eth

CTO & Inventor of the Gearbox Protocol

Alex Gluchowski
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Alex Gluchowski

Co-Inventor, zkSync; Co-Founder & CEO, Matter Labs

Sarang Parikh
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Sarang Parikh

advisor @SushiSwap, problem solver, solidity hacker extraordinaire

Alex Vinyas
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Alex Vinyas

Product Marketing Manager at CoW Swap

Igor Barinov
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Igor Barinov

Igor is the founder of Blockscout.

Luis Schliesske
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Luis Schliesske

Co-founder and Legendary Member of Gelato Network.

Eric Bishard
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Eric Bishard

DevRel @MetaMask

Katia Banina
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Katia Banina

Katia Banina, CEO of Bebop

Marcin Kazmierczak
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Marcin Kazmierczak

RedStone Oracles Co-Founder

Jignesh Ved
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Jignesh Ved

Key Player at ComTech Gold

Farhaan Ali
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Farhaan Ali

Technical Lead @ Maple Finance

Shanlong Chen
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Shanlong Chen

Marketing & Partnerships Lead of XDC Trade Network and TradeFinex, which are dapps of XDC Network

Omar Ganiev
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Omar Ganiev

Decurity Founder

Adrian Brink
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Adrian Brink

Co-founder of @anoma & @namada

Ben Goerzel
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Ben Goerzel

CEO @singularitynet, @true_agi

Akshat
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Akshat

Akshat is a TPM at QuillAudits, where he manages QuillAI.

Vanshika Srivastava
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Vanshika Srivastava

Developer Relations Manager @ Gnosis

Francesco Andreoli
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Francesco Andreoli

DevRel Lead @MetaMask

Filipe
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Filipe

Founder @TagusLabs | Co-Founder @DavosProtocol

Henry Bubert
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Henry Bubert

Lead Software Engineer @ Mass Labs

Gary Sheynkman
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Gary Sheynkman

GP @leydenvc & @further

Vitalii Koval
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Vitalii Koval

Blockchain Engineer @ Fathom

Vladimir Tikhomirov
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Vladimir Tikhomirov

Founder @CryptoAlgebra and @CryptoRubic

Alaa Hadad
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Alaa Hadad

Founder at Metafour Labs, Ex-Consensys

Jiahao Sun
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Jiahao Sun

Founder Flock.io

Valentin Quelquejay
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Valentin Quelquejay

Security Researcher @ Consensys Diligence

Xiao Wu(Ling)
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Xiao Wu(Ling)

Builder@Matrix Universe@ChainIDE @ ETH Shanghai

Josh Guha
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Josh Guha

Lead Frontend Engineer at Gyroscope

Shaun Martinak
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Shaun Martinak

Portfolio Manager at Coinbase Asset Management - Project Diamond @Coinbase

Pedro Gomes
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Pedro Gomes

Founder @ WalletConnect

Camila Ramos
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Camila Ramos

Lead developer evangelist at Berachain

Abril Zucchi
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Abril Zucchi

Developer Relations Engineer at Morph

Carsten Munk
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Carsten Munk

Board Director at Cartesi Foundation

Dave Rodman
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Dave Rodman

Lawyer, Not Yours | Degen| Investor

Rob Montgomery
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Rob Montgomery

Founder of Revest Labs, Dev

Ryker Ricky
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Ryker Ricky

Ryker is the founder of ZeroLend.

Alexander Seleznev
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Alexander Seleznev

CEO of Pessimistic Security

Billy Campana (billyjitsu)
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Billy Campana (billyjitsu)

Contributor to @API3DAO and @developer_dao

Sergej Kunz
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Sergej Kunz

Co-Founder of @1inch Network

Ben Lakoff
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Ben Lakoff

General Partner at Bankless Ventures.

Omar Zaki
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Omar Zaki

Founder & Research Director​ at Composable

Dr. Max Li
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Dr. Max Li

OORT Founder & CEO, faculty member at Columbia University

Vince Yang
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Vince Yang

Co-Founder @ zkLink

Steffen Kux
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Steffen Kux

Steffen is CEO dm3, the web3 messaging protocol.

Kenny White
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Kenny White

Founder of Shell Protocol

Mudit Gupta
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Mudit Gupta

CISO @0xPolygon. Tech Partner Delta Blockchain Fund. Security Researcher. Ethereum & Web3 dev. SushiSwap advisor.

Momir Amidzic
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Momir Amidzic

Senior Director of IOSG Ventures

Gajesh Naik
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Gajesh Naik

core eng @eigenlayer @eigen_labs / angel investor

Don Gossen
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Don Gossen

Founder Nevermind.ai

Josef Je
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Josef Je

Founder @pwndao, host @ETHPrague @EthereumZurich

Miriam Kiwan
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Miriam Kiwan

VP, MEA @Circle| ex-ADGM| ex-DIFC| Co-Chair Digital Assets @MFTA

Tarun Chitra
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Tarun Chitra

Founder and CEO of @gauntlet_xyz

Julia Zhou
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Julia Zhou

CCO @Alphalab Capital

Alexei Zamyatin
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Alexei Zamyatin

co-founder of BOB

runlai deng
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runlai deng

core@xdcnetwork

Jose Paul
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Jose Paul

PM@QuillAudits | BUIDLing QuillShield&QuillCheck

Wes Floyd
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Wes Floyd

Solution Architecture @EigenLayer

Michael Robinson
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Michael Robinson

Chairman of Oort Foundation

Preetam Rao
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Preetam Rao

Security at QuillAudits

Anish Mohammed
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Anish Mohammed

CTO and chief scientist - Panther Protocol

Alex Andryunin
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Alex Andryunin

Founder and CEO @Gotbit

Danielle Tichner
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Danielle Tichner

CEO & Founder W-SOURCE LTD

Vijay Chetty
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Vijay Chetty

Chief Growth Officer @EclipseFND | advising @Uniswap (X) | built @dYdX & @Ripple

Mounir Benchemled
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Mounir Benchemled

Core contributor at ParaSwap & Portikus

Ramzi Dennaoui
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Ramzi Dennaoui

Founder @unbundl

Eugene Chen
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Eugene Chen

Cofounder at Ellipsis Labs

Gareth Fenney
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Gareth Fenney

Co-founder @owlventures, member of @HydraVentures_ and @OnchainAngels

Josef Gattermayer
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Josef Gattermayer

Co-founder and CEO at Ackee Blockchain Security

Kev Silk
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Kev Silk

Senior Product Manager @ankr

Palina Tolmach
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Palina Tolmach

Tech Lead @ Runtime Verification

Alexandre Raffin
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Alexandre Raffin

Co-Founder and CEO of GAINS Associates, one of the largest, oldest and most active crypto communities in the world

Georges Chouchani
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Georges Chouchani

Founder and CEO @ Athena Consulting

Toghrul Maharramov
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Toghrul Maharramov

rollup sorcerer at Scroll

Charchit Kumawat
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Charchit Kumawat

Community Lead India The Graph

Jen Albert
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Jen Albert

Bancor contributor and host of Blockchain Banter

Marcos  Maceo
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Marcos Maceo

DevOps at @NethermindEth

Keone Hon
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Keone Hon

Cofounder at Monad

Anna Shakola
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Anna Shakola

Anna Shakola, Head of BD @ Cointelegraph Accelerator

Dmitry Mishunin
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Dmitry Mishunin

blockchain security expert

Sachin Tomar
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Sachin Tomar

CTO @biconomy

Sam Jain
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Sam Jain

CEO at Intract

You

You?

Expect many more speakers announcements. Want to be on the lineup? Submit a talk to our Call for Paper

Some of our 2023 Speakers

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Previous Edition in Numbers

Rewarded in hackathon

$85,500

Helping improving the growth of the Web3 ecosystem

Participants

+1600

+40% from past edition

Hackers

+393

+150% from past edition

Social Media Following

+8612

and +30k views on Youtube

What People Said

Tickets

As in our previous edition, all tickets come with hackathon included, you can also participate remotely to the hackathon. Just register here.

Get notified about any new announcement here.

Last Batch of Tickets

  • Two-day conference + workshops ($250 +15% tax)

    • - Full Access to Conference, Workshops, Exhibitions and Food area (April 20-21st)
    • - Access to in-person VC Speed Dating as founder (April 21st) and Demo Day (April 20th)
    • - Includes breakfast, lunch, many coffee breaks and a hackspace for the hackathon on April 20th and 21st
  • Two-day conference + workshops + Exclusive Networking Party ($400 +15% tax)

    • - Full Access to Conference, Workshops, Exhibitions and Food area (April 20-21st)
    • - Access to in-person VC Speed Dating as founder (April 21st) and Demo Day (April 20th)
    • - Access to Exclusive Networking Party on April 20th
    • - Includes breakfast, lunch, many coffee breaks and a hackspace for the hackathon on April 20th and 21st
  • VC Full Pass + Two-day conference + workshops ($600 +15% tax)

    • - Full Access to Conference, Workshops, Exhibitions and Food area (April 20-21st)
    • - Access to our VC app to book meetings with founders and builders in our private Speed Dating VC area on April 21st and Demo Day Pitching attending on April 20th
    • - Your VC firm logo will be displayed on the website and at the venue (if purchased before April 10th)
    • - Access to the workshop on intro to Web3 for investors and non-technical people on April 20th
    • - Includes breakfast, lunch, many coffee breaks, exclusive VC lounge and a hackspace for the hackathon on April 20th and 21st
  • VC Full Pass + Two-day conference + workshops + networking party ($1200 +15% tax)

    • - Full Access to Conference, Workshops, Exhibitions and Food area (April 20-21st)
    • - Access to Exclusive Networking Party on April 20th
    • - Access to our VC app to book meetings with founders and builders in our private Speed Dating VC area on April 21st and Demo Day Pitching attending on April 20th
    • - Your VC firm logo will be displayed on the website and at the venue (if purchased before April 10th)
    • - Access to the workshop on intro to Web3 for investors and non-technical people on April 20th
    • - Includes breakfast, lunch, many coffee breaks, exclusive VC lounge and a hackspace for the hackathon on April 20th and 21st
  • Total (with 5% VAT + 10% municipality fee): $0

Location

Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre - Airport Rd - Garhoud - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Conference Centre provides a wide space ideal for networking, learning, exhibition and entertainment. The 5-star hotel include many swimming pools, bars and restaurants.

Schedule

April 20, all in-person: workshops, talks, hackathon, pitch day and exhibitions

April 21, all in-person: talks, panels, VC speed dating and exhibitions

DayHourActivity
April 20-21all dayHackathon (starts online on April 19th and in-person at venue on April 20-21)
April 208:30am - 9:30amCheckin and Breakfast
April 209:30am - 12:30pmMorning Workshops and Talk Sessions
April 2012:30pm - 1:30pmLunch
April 2010:00am - 4:30pmDemo Day Pitching
April 202:00pm - 4:30pmAfternoon Workshops and Talks Sessions
April 218:30am - 10:00amCheckin and Breakfast
April 2110:00am - 12:30pmMorning Talks Sessions and Workshops
April 2110:00am - 6:30pmVC Speed Dating
April 2112:30pm - 2pmLunch
April 212pm - 7:30pmAfternoon Talks Sessions
April 16-222pm - 00:30amSide Events

Demo Day Pitching and VC Speed Dating

We know how hard it is to get funding for builders and how exhausting scouting projects can be for investors in this bear market. This is why we will offer founders and builders at the conference a unique opportunity to present 5 minutes in front of a VC audience during our Pitch Day on the 20th of April. On the 21st, you will talk face to face with VCs that selected you using our custom booking app.

Pitch Day

  • Founders:
    • You get 5 minutes to pitch and
    • demo your project in front of a VC audience
  • VCs:
    • Sit down and relax while listening to founders pitching.
    • Book your favorite founders for a meeting using our app.
  • Schedule: April 20th, 10:00am-4:30pm
  • Includes breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks

VC Speed Dating

  • Founders and VCs:
    • - you get 5-10 minutes to talk face to face
    • - VCs only meet with pre-booked founders of interest
    • - zero commission: any deal that happens at ETHDubai is yours and goes 100% to founders, no middle man.
  • Schedule: April 21st, 10:00am-6:30pm
  • Includes breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks

We will send you a link to register your startup as a founder once you get a ticket.

If you do not have a ticket yet, here is how to register : if you are a founder, get any ticket, if you are a VC, get a VC pass.

Here are our VCs so far, more to be announced soon:

Alphemy Capital
Roller.Fund
Owl Ventures
ChainIDE
Croc Capital
ICB CRYPTO Services
DeWhales DAO
Our Detailed Schedule
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21 April

Our Workshops

Sponsors

Premier

XDC Network

XDC Network

XDC Network is a pioneering, carbon-neutral, and EVM-compatible Layer 1 blockchain renowned for its enterprise-grade capabilities. Leveraging a unique XinFin Delegated Proof of Stake (XDPoS) consensus mechanism, it achieves remarkable transaction speeds of 2 seconds and over 2000 TPS with minimal gas fees (around $0.0001). We welcome developers to join our dev forum at xdc.dev

Diamond

Bancor

Bancor

Proprietor of novel DeFi technologies; actively building on Ethereum since its beginning.

Carbon DeFi by Bancor

Carbon DeFi by Bancor

Next gen DEX empowering users with automation and superior orderbook-like features.

OORT

OORT

OORT, a cloud for decentralized AI, aims to enable trustworthy AI for humanity.

Morph

Morph

Morph: The Consumer Blockchain Revolution

Platinum

Decurity

Decurity

Decurity does security reviews and monitoring (DeFiMon.xyz) of the top-tier web3 projects.

Matrix Universe

Matrix Universe

Matrix Universe blending the power of decentralization with AI in an autonomous digital realm

QuillAudits

QuillAudits

QuillAudits is a leading Web3 security organisation with 1000+ clients, and has secured $30B+ AUM.

Chainlink

Chainlink

Connecting the world to blockchains

Gotbit Hedge Fund

Gotbit Hedge Fund

Gotbit Hedge Fund is the first-ever company to offer a hedge fund-style approach to market making

Gold

Mass Market

Mass Market

A commerce protocol for physical goods, bringing shops onchain for a cryptonative retail adventure!

BOB (Build on Bitcoin)

BOB (Build on Bitcoin)

BOB combines the security & liquidity of the two largest ecosystems, Bitcoin & Ethereum.

Algebra

Algebra

Algebra is a DEX Engine with Modular CL AMM, available on Camelot, THENA, QuickSwap & 12+ DEXes.

Silver

Gnosis Pay

Gnosis Pay

Gnosis Pay’s first product is Gnosis Card: the first self-custodial visa debit card, enabling users to spend their digital assets in the traditional economy using the Gnosis Pay network. This means users can easily spend their crypto anywhere VISA is accepted (80+ million merchants worldwide). Gnosis Cards are currently available to order in Europe, with plans to launch in the US, Brazil and many other countries soon.

Partners

W-SOURCE

W-SOURCE

We are a venture builder, one-stop shop for your tech to market & funding

CoW Swap

CoW Swap

CoW Swap uses batch auctions to maximize liquidity via CoWs on top of using on-chain liquidity.

VC Partners

OwlVentures
Bankless. Ventures
IOSG

Our Past Sponsors

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