Abena Asante

Abena is a educator, community builder and researcher. She holds two master’s degree, one in Economics and another one in Information Systems.
She is enthusiastic about simplifying the complexities of our interconnected world. Her core research interests lie at the intersection of technology, creator economy and society and tries to explore how token economy impacts creative entrepreneurship.

  • NFT beyond the hype. How token economy impacts creative entrepreneurship
Akaki Mamageishvili

I obtained bachelor's degree in mathematics from Tbilisi State University, master's and Ph.D. degrees in theoretical computer science from ETH Zurich. Later I was a postdoc/senior researcher in economics, also at ETH Zurich.
Currently I am a research scientist at Offchain Labs, working on designing and economic analysis of rollup protocols.

  • Efficient Rollup Batch Posting Strategy on Base Layer
Alexander Brunner

Alexander E. Brunner studied business and economics at the University of St.Gallen HSG in Switzerland before working for Ben&Jerrys, the US cult ice-cream brand. Afterwards he worked for more than a decade in alternative investments, hedge-funds and impact investing as well a senior executive at a Swiss-Swedish big data startup. From 2015 until 2022 Alexander was also a member of parliament in the City of Zurich.

Alexander is the author of the book Crypto Nation Switzerland. It was successfully crowd-funded and published in spring 2019 by Stämpfli.

In July 2021 he wrote the Swiss Digital Asset and Wealth Management Report 2021 with CV VC as the publisher and supported by the Swiss Blockchain Federation.

In May 2022 he launched the Home of Blockchain.swiss promotion initiative and created the Swiss Digital Asset Market Report 2022. The report was inaugurated at the World Economic Forum in Davos in the presence of the Minister of Finance Ueli Maurer.

Today Alexander is a senior executive advisor to international tech companies as well as a board member as well as the President of Home of Blockchain.swiss.

  • Swiss Blockchain Community Panel
Alexis Roussel

Alexis Roussel is COO of Nym Technologies,. Alexis is also the Co-Founder of Bity.com, a crypto-finance service provider in Switzerland. He holds a Masters in Technology Public Law and has served as an E-Governance Specialist for the United Nations, and was the President of the Pirate Party of Switzerland – aimed at promoting a human-centric and distributed approach of a technological society. He is frequently in the Swiss media discussing privacy and digital rights issues. He is the co-author of the book "Our precious digital integrity" promoting a novel fundamental right to the digital integrity of the human being.

  • How to add privacy at the network layer
Allison Fromm

Allison Fromm is the Chief Commercial Officer at ProofSpace, an identity company that makes it easy to issue, hold, and verify reusable, digital, decentralized credentials. Since 2021, Allison has pioneered the promotion and implementation of Decentralized Identity technologies. Previously, she spent almost 10 years at PNC Financial Services Group, one of the largest US banks, where she worked as a Senior Vice President managing a $1bn+ credit portfolio. She had begun educating clients and colleagues on blockchain technologies while at PNC, and later transitioned full time into this arena by taking a role as Executive Vice President of Cybera (a cybersecurity platform). She is currently active in DIDAS, the Swiss organization for decentralized identity, where she is a member of the Education Working Group. She also serves as the Treasurer of the Women in Web3 Switzerland association. She had previously served as the Co-Chair of the AML Working Group for the Crypto Valley Association.

  • Self-Sovereign Identity
Amir Taaki

DarkFi dev

  • Anonymous Engineering Paradigm, Modular ZK and Geometric Proofs
  • Exploring the Future and Potential of Zero-Knowledge Technology

Cryptography Researcher at Geometry

  • A gas-efficient zero-knowledge set membership protocol
Andy Pavia

Co-founder & CTO of Swissblock TechnologiesSwissblock Technologies

  • DAO State & Tooling Analysis.
Anne-Grace Kleczewski

Swiss legal counsel with a research background focused on helping DeFi and DAOs navigate the regulatory framework for Web3 with creativity and pragmatism.

  • Demystifying liability for DAOs and their members
Anton Astafiev

I have worked in a range of positions including research, software engineering, and various security and privacy related roles. The scope and responsibilities also varied greatly from an independent senior engineer leading my own projects to being responsible for the whole IT or Security program for the organization.

  • The security conundrum - building the plane as we audit it
Anton Permenev

Founding partner & Senior Security Engineer at ChainSecurity with primary focus on Smart Contract security related tooling. Interested in formal verification and automated software verification techniques.

  • Decoding EVM Object Format (EOF)
Arnaud Castillo


  • Leveraging DeSci and DeFi to Breach the Bastion of Traditional Finance

I am a Research Engineer at Aragon, working with ZKP and Cryptography for the last 1.5 years. Before, I have worked at R3, working on Corda as a Solutions Engineer.

  • Exploring the Future and Potential of Zero-Knowledge Technology
Arthur Gervais

Arthur is an Associate Professor of Information Security at University College London (UCL). He did his PhD at ETH Zurich and has worked full time on blockchain since 2012.

  • Real-time Whitehat Hacks
  • Web3's Cross-Chain Journey
Ben Carvill

I'm an enthusiastic advocate for Web3, a technology that promises to bring tremendous social and economic benefits through on-chain, decentralized systems. I believe that by utilizing blockchain technology we can open access to financial services for those who are currently excluded from it, as well as increase the transparency and accountability of incumbent operators.

As an optimistic individual, I am consistently aiming for success in all that I do. My ability to strategize and execute with laser-like focus has enabled me to devise creative solutions that produce meaningful returns. Moreover, my capacity to distinguish between vital and unimportant tasks ensures resource efficiency.

With over half a decade of working experience in software engineering processes, I am highly versed in product and project management. I possess a wide range of technical skills including advanced JavaScript capabilities, AGILE methodology training, and proficiency in developer relations & marketing.

  • Requesting price data with permissionless oracles
Chaals Nevile

Chaals is the Director of Technical Programs at the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. He has worked on technical standards for a long time, mostly covering Ethereum, accessibility, and the core of the Web Platform (including at various times HTML, CSS, SVG, Microdata and RDF, as well as things that never made it or have disappeared).

He has also contributed to software projects that have vanished, never cooked for more than a few hundred people at once, and has a degree in medieval history from the University of Melbourne, in Australia. He lives in Spain.

  • EthTrust - securing the ecosystem
Christian Killer

Christian is pursuing his PhD with the Communication Systems Group (CSG) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller. He focused on decentralized voting systems and applied cryptography, but also investigated the current Swiss Remote Postal Voting System in research, and practice.

  • Designing a Blockchain-Voting System in 20 Minutes
Christoph Schlegel

I am a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Economics at City, University of London and an affiliate with the Zurich Center for Market Design.

  • Buying Time: Latency vs. Bidding in Fair Transaction Ordering
Claudio J. Tessone

Claudio J. Tessone is Professor of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies at the Informatics Department, University of Zurich. He is co-founder and Chairman of the UZH Blockchain Center. He holds a PhD in Physics (on complex systems) and an Habilitation on "Complex socio-economic systems" from ETH Zurich. He is an expert in the modelling of complex socio-economic, and socio-technical systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. He is interested in the link between microscopic agent behaviour and the rules these agents abide to, and the global, emergent properties of socio-economic and socio-technical systems. Blockchain-based systems and cryptocurrencies are the main pillar of his research (being among the first to study them). This includes crypoeconomics (from financial aspects to meso- and macro- properties, such as withstanding, emergent centralisation), big-data blockchain analytics and forensics, design of blockchain-based systems, and characterisation of economic incentives that are present (by design or set inadvertently) in them. He is the director of the Summer School: Deep Dive into Blockchain and of the Certificate of Advanced Studies on Blockchain at the University of Zurich. Since 2018, he serves as Chief Editor of the section on non-financial blockchains and interdisciplinary applications of the Journal “Frontiers in Blockchain”.

  • The Swiss Blockchain Ecosystem
  • The Complexity of the Ethereum Ecosystem
Csaba Kiraly

Csaba Kiraly is a research engineer in the Codex group of status.im, currently working on compact proofs of storage, zero knowledge proofs, data availability, and P2P technologies. He is part of a research team working with the EF on the design and implementation of P2P networking for Data Availability Sampling. In the past Csaba was working and publishing on various aspects of distributed systems, overlay and mesh networks, AI for microcontrollers (TinyML), IoT and wireless technologies.

  • Data Availability Sampling from the Networking Perspective
Daniel A. Nagy

Daniel is currently a researcher at Swarm. He has been with the project since 2014, when it was still part of Ethereum. He was a lecturer and researcher of cryptography at Budapest University of Science (ELTE) between 2005 and 2020. He holds a PhD in Information Theory from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

  • Storage Incentives in the Swarm Network
Daniel Diemers

Daniel is a digital native, author, speaker, entrepreneur and VC investor. He has over 20 years of experience in Financial Services, Fintech, Blockchain, Digital Assets and is a growth & innovation strategist. He is co-founder & partner of SNGLR Group, a fusion of tech lab, advisory and early-stage VC fund dedicated to exponential technologies. At SNGLR, he is working on the outer frontiers of new business models and markets, e.g., in blockchain, NFT/ Web 3.0/ Metaverse, AI, longevity and smart mobility/ smart cities.

During his academic years, he has worked on collaborative, technology-enabled business models and internet-based early warning systems and spun-off two startups during the late 90’ies as an entrepreneur. Academically, he has researched deeply and passionately the social impact of new exponential technologies & digitization on economy and society, publishing his own books and articles, while speaking at many conferences in Europe, Middle East and the United States. In 1997, he won the Honeywell Futurist Award Europe for his visionary exposé of a “virtual triad”, which was also subsequently published as a paperback.

Daniel holds a Master in Economics and Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen HSG, a Master in International Management from the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS), with studies at the Rotterdam School of Management, the Netherlands, and a Ph.D. summa cum laude from the University of St. Gallen HSG, Switzerland. He is also an alumnus from Singularity University, USA, having completed the executive program on exponential technologies and a number of other qualifications.

Today, he is an entrepreneur, investor, active start-up coach, community builder and closely embedded in the international Fintech, WealthTech, Crypto, Blockchain, Metaverse & NFT community. His volunteering and pro-bono efforts focus on non-profit associations as well as microfinance and crowdfunding in emerging markets. He also serves on several Boards as Non-Exec Director and advises individuals, family offices, companies and startups on how to scale and make the right strategic decisions in an increasingly complex environment. He is a lecturer at academic institutions, frequent speaker and critical commentator of exponential technology trends.

  • Metaverse - the pledge, the challenge, the trajectory
Daniel Gasteiger

Daniel Gasteiger has worked in financial services for more than 20 years. Starting as an FX trader at Credit Suisse, he later joined UBS to work with hedge funds and third-party banks promoting UBS’ business-to-business API solutions and Prime Brokerage services. In his last role at UBS, he served as the Managing Director to the office of the Chairman of the Board.

His fascination for Blockchain technology led to his decision to become an entrepreneur in 2015, since then he co-founded various start-ups in the Swiss blockchain ecosystem and leads Procivis since 2016 as co-founder and Chief Executive Officer.Daniel

  • Self-Sovereign Identity
Daniel Saeuberli

Daniel is an accomplished entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience, driving growth and digital innovation across various industries. He currently serves as a Managing Partner at Accelerate GmbH, is co-founder and president of DIDAS.swiss, a non-profit organisation bringing together the key stakeholders and experts to drive a more privacy-preserving and frictionless digital future for the Swiss society. He is further a board member at Trust Square and head of commercial strategy at movos AG.

With a history of executive roles at Tech Mahindra, DXC Technology, and IBM Corporation, Daniel has managed large P/Ls, led cross-functional teams, and forged key partnerships. A trusted advisor to top executives, he excels in creating value and commercializing ecosystem-based business models and driving digital business transformations, aspiring to always deliver exceptional results in complex business and stakeholder settings.

  • Self-Sovereign Identity
Eduard Grün

Eduard Grün has worked in software development and agile project management for over ten years. At Festo, he works on the development of the Economy of Things. Eduard Grün is part of a Blockchain Focus Group, where he serves as an advisor to the German Government on this vital topic. He teaches at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University. Eduard Grün also specializes in the sharing economy and decentralized digital marketplaces.

  • Pay-per-X: How Blockchain transforms manufacturing and machine acquisition
Felipe Cardoso

As a software engineer and co-founder of Rubicon Studio, Felipe champions web3 adoption with a specific focus on the fashion industry.
He has extensive experience with crypto mining software, smart contract development, and crypto wallet integration for decentralized applications. A fan of cutting-edge technology, gaming, and sci-fi/fantasy, Felipe's unique blend of interests and expertise make him a knowledgeable and committed contributor to advancing web3 ecosystems.

  • Empowering the Fashion Industry with Web3 Solutions
Florian Spychiger

Florian Spychiger received his MSc. in Quantitative Finance jointly by the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. He is a PhD student at the UZH Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies Group and a researcher at the UZH Blockchain Center, and a research associate at the Zurich University of Applied Science. He conducts research on incentives in blockchain systems. He analyses existing incentives in blockchain protocols and in blockchain applications and designs new incentive systems. Specific research topics include consensus design, decentralized autonomous organizations and blockchain governance.

  • No1s1 – A house that belongs to no one but itself

Garrett is a passionate crypto enthusiast, working to increase information equity, a physicist studying photonics, and a kite-skier who you can find dancing in the windy parts of the alps in wintertime.

  • Permanent Decentralized Data Storage in 2 minutes
Garry Krugljakow

Garry Krugljakow is the founder of the 0VIX and GOGO Protocols. He is a serial fintech entrepreneur, experienced banker, and was selected to be part of Forbes 30 Under 30 in finance. Garry’s notable projects include helping build N26, one of the largest mobile banks in the world, founding VAI Trade, and co-founding Cookies App, acquired by the Swedish Fin-Tech Klarna.

  • Accelerating DeFi Adoption: Trends and Solutions in 2023
Gaspard Peduzzi

CEO and Founder @APWine

  • Redefining DeFi's Risk Management with Interest Rate Derivatives
George Kobakhidze

A security auditor at ConsenSys Diligence, George has always been fascinated by Math & Technology. This led him to a degree in Applied Mathematics and a career in software, where he focused on the people aspect of tech -- privacy, personal data, digital identity, human-made data and so on. Eventually he found Ethereum and smart contracts, a promising world that seemed to perfectly fit his interests.
At ConsenSys Diligence he decided to specialize in smart contract auditing and ZKP research to help the technology get adopted safely as usage skyrockets. In his spare time you can find him traveling the world and enjoying the little things in life.

  • Smart Contract Security Auditing: how to read code quicker
  • Decoding EVM Object Format (EOF)

Product lead | Gnosis Hashi

  • Securing bridges by distributing trust
Georgy Ishmaev

Dr. Georgy Ishmaev is a Postdoctoral researcher for Distributed Systems group at TU Delft and the Delft Blockchain Lab. His work concerns the ethics of decentralized systems, with a specific focus on decentralized organisations, identity management systems, and ethics of private data. Before joining Distributed Systems, he worked as a PhD researcher at the department of Values, Technology & Innovation/TPM of TU Delft.

  • DeScan: A decentralized and censorship-resistant indexing and search engine for Web3

I am a Ph.D. student in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, under the supervision of Prof.Bryan Ford.

  • Flash Freezing Flash Boys
Henri Lieutaud

Henri has two M.Sc. in Electronical Engineering and in Business Administration, respectively from ESIEE Paris and EDHEC Business School. He worked in the telecommunication as well as the insurance industry, in the US and in South America.

Henri has been involved in the blockchain space for several years, and he teaches M.Sc students about Bitcoin and Ethereum at ESILV Paris.

  • Cairo 1.0
Hilmar Orth

Hilmar Orth is Co-Founder and Legendary Member of Gelato, web3’s decentralized backend empowering builders to create augmented smart contracts that are automated, gasless & off-chain aware. Leading web3 projects rely on Gelato to power the execution of millions of transactions across DeFi, NFT and Gaming.

  • Decentralizing your web3 backend
  • Web3 Functions: Building Serverless & Decentralized Web3 Apps
  • Web3's Cross-Chain Journey
Ignacio Manzur

I finished a Part III in Pure Mathematics at the University of Cambridge in 2022. I am interested mainly in Geometry, Number Theory, and the intersection between these areas.

Since then, I have been working as a Blockchain and Cryptography Researcher at Nethermind. I am currently focusing on zk-proofs and their security, but I am also working on distributed validator technology, decentralized identities, non-deterministic programming, and developing proof systems over finite rings.

  • Simulation extractability of zk-SNARKs: from theory to practice
  • Exploring the Future and Potential of Zero-Knowledge Technology
Isla Munro-Hochmayr

Isla is the co-founder of FTW DAO, a social and venture DAO ecosystem with the goal of funding diverse founders globally. She's also a founding member of DAOVOZ. She was previously part of a seed stage VC fund investing in CEE & Baltics and has worked in and around finance and impact for the past 10 years. She’s passionate about innovating on financial models and systems, and takes an interest in organisation design, mental health, future of work, in particular web3 models for impact.


  • DAOing it right: practical governance lessons for DAOs

I am a smart contract auditor and security researcher at Ackee Blockchain. I like to break code, so I try to compensate for that in my spare time by working in tea & hookah lounges to make at least some people happy.

  • Tooling for cross-chain testing
Johannes Kern

Johannes has been in the web3 space for the last 5 years, in between tech and strategy. After having spent some time in the investment world at L1 Digital he has now made the jump again into the tech side of things and cofounded Nerif Network with the goal to make web3 developer experience suck a bit less.

  • Automating non-core dApp processes
Jordi Baylina

Jorid is one of the ecosystem's strongest Ethereum developers and a highly regarded contributor within the Ethereum community. Technical Lead at Polygon Hermez zkRollup; currently working on implementing the first complete zkEVM proving system. An early adopter of Web3 technologies, Jordi Co-founded and became an active member of the White Hat Group, which played a major role in rescuing funds from TheDAO and Parity Multisig hacks.
Open Source Web3 Contributor:
- Creator of CIRCOM, a circuit compiler and tools that enable creating and testing zero-knowledge proofs for circuits.
- Creator of PIL (Polynomial Identity Language) a tool and language used as a compiler for zkEVM.
- Additionally, Jordi contributed to furthering the concept of Liquid Democracy for DAOs with the development of the LiquidPledging Smart Contract, Solidity Elliptic Curve Library, the MiniMe token Contract and multiple advancements in Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs)
- Auditor, Jordi became one of the most respected Smart Contract Auditors in Ethereum, most notably leading teams to audit the MakerDAO Stable Coin system and Aragon project.
Finally, Jordi has Co-founded a series of Web3 startups in the space, starting with Giveth.io, the first donation tracking platform on Ethereum, DAppNode, Iden3 and Polygon Hermez.

  • Next steps on the Polygon zkEVM
Jose Ramirez

Palmera Co-founder: Blockchain builder since 2017. Focused on ethereum building since 2019. Former SEBA bank. Member of multiple DAOS since 2020.

  • DAO State & Tooling Analysis.

Chao ab ordo

  • Cryptonative Economy report 2022
Josephine Samvelyan

Josephine Samvelyan is an architect but also has a MSc in Banking and Finance. She is a crypto investor and an educator to help drive the web3 space. Josephine has gained work experience at various known Swiss companies such as CVVC, Trust Square, Seba Bank and as a portfolio manager at a family office. Most recently, Josephine has co-founded Swiss NFT Association which is a web3 community focusing on on collaborations, education and networking.

  • The Swiss Web3 Ecosystem
Krzysztof Gogol

Product visionary, tech entrepreneur, translating complex technologies into business growth. Passionate about Web3, DeFi, and digital assets.

  • PhD Candidate in Computer Science at UZH, from 2022
    Research areas: DeFi, Layer-2, ZKP

  • Co-founder ProxyFi, from 2022
    Web3 infrastructure protocol to delegate the management of digital assets

  • Founder and CEO, WealthArc, 2015-2021
    Portfolio Management Solution in SaaS model for wealth managers

  • MSc in Compuer Science

  • MSc in Mathematics
  • Decentralized Finance (DeFi): Design, Use Cases and Attacks
Laurence Kirk

After a successful career writing financial software I was captivated by the potential of blockchain technology. I set up Extropy.io, a consultancy specialising in blockchain and cryptography. I am a firm believer in community education and frequently run blockchain workshops, as well as teach at the University of Innsbruck Business Management School and Peking University HSBC Business School.

  • Essential Maths for Zero Knowledge Proofs
  • One puzzle - 5 ZKP languages
  • Exploring the Future and Potential of Zero-Knowledge Technology
Lior Zaks

Autodidact, an open-minded and out-of-the-box thinker, a data-driven and analytical person, a problem solver with a hands-on mentality, a doer and a pioneer.

  • Staking Landscape after the Shapella Upgrade
Luzius Meisser

Computer scientist and economist. Founder of Bitcoin Association Switzerland. Chairman at Bitcoin Suisse and Aktionariat.

  • Frankencoin
  • Swiss Blockchain Community Panel
Mara Schmiedt

Mara serves as the Chief Growth Officer at Alluvial, the enterprise-grade liquid staking standard developed in collaboration with industry leaders including Coinbase, Kraken and Figment.

Mara has deep experience in bringing technology and blockchain-based products and services to market — as well as her track record of building world-class business and sales organizations.

Prior to joining Alluvial, Mara worked at Coinbase, where she served as the Head of Sales for Coinbase Cloud, the leading developer platform for blockchain-based infrastructure products and APIs. She managed Business Development at Bison Trails, a leading provider of blockchain-based infrastructure acquired by Coinbase in February 2021. Mara also served as Strategy Manager at ConsenSys, where she supported the strategic development of Codefi, the blockchain application suite for Web3 Commerce and Finance.

  • Staking Landscape after the Shapella Upgrade
Marc Degen

Experienced Entrepreneur and Board Member with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Digital Strategy, Distributed Ledger Technologies, Start-Ups, IT Strategy and Management. Strong business development professional with an Executive Education focused in Strategy from INSEAD and HSG St. Gallen.

  • The Swiss Blockchain Ecosystem
Marcin Kazmierczak

COO at RedStone (stateless Oracles) & Warp.cc (Smart Contracts on Arweave).
Co-founder of ETHWarsaw, the biggest Web3 hackathon & conference in the CEE region.
Web3 lecturer at SGH Warsaw School of Economics & Lodz University of Technology.
Marcin has been in the blockchain space since 2017, an Ex-Google Cloud employee.

  • Stateless Oracles - a novel way of delivering data to EVM without touching the storage
Marcus Wunsch

As a senior lecturer at ZHAW, Marcus is passionate about teaching investment management and using mathematical finance to solve quant problems in DeFi. Previously, he was Head of Risk Management at a Swiss asset management firm and a risk specialist at a major Swiss bank. Marcus holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Vienna; he worked as a postdoc at Kyoto University and ETH Zurich.

  • Hedging the risks of CFMM liquidity provision
Maria Magenes

Maria Magenes entered the world of Blockchain and in particular of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) in 2018. Today she is Marketing Lead of Oasis App, the DApp that allows access to the Maker protocol and the creation of Dai. In addition, she collaborates with Balancer, another important DeFi project and with other projects related to the blockchain. Previously Maria held the role of Community & Marketing Lead Europe & Africa for the Maker Foundation and Head of Marketing for Aave for 2 years. Before entering the world of blockchain, she was part of the Marketing Strategy team at Sky Italia for several years. Maria studied International Business at Bocconi University and is passionate about technology and innovation.

  • The importance of the communities in the building process
Mário Havel

Protocol supporter and researcher working within Ethereum Foundation, co-founder of Bordel Hackerspace. Mario have been building and educating local communities in Bratislava, Prague and Barcelona, inspired many people to live crypto native and contribute to FOSS ecosystems.

  • Decoding EVM Object Format (EOF)
  • (Proto)Danksharding and collective KZG ceremony Catropy contribution
  • Staking Landscape after the Shapella Upgrade
Mark Greenslade

Full stack, clean-code, polyglot technologist with deep open-source agile exposure. Highly experienced in delivering coherent solutions to complex systems for private & public sector entities across Europe & beyond. A genuinely strategic thinker who brings to the table a rare combination of analytical & creative skills.

  • ACTUS : Financial Contracts meets Smart Contracts
Martijn de Vos

PostDoc researcher at the Distributed Systems Group of the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Delft University of Technology

  • DeScan: A decentralized and censorship-resistant indexing and search engine for Web3
Matteo Alessio Tambussi

Musician, linguistics passionate, SpaghettETH co-founder and web3 researcher.

  • DeFi the Police
Miao ZhiCheng

Miao has always worked in different streaming technologies, from video streaming in Skype/Microsoft, to Machine Data Streaming
in Twilio. Now as CTO and co-founder of Superfluid, Miao is promoting the idea of Semantic Money created by Superfluid.

Miao is also a convert to the vision of a better world where the propagation of information, evolution of social organization
and architecture of systems, are all enhanced and optimized through decentralization. And he believes the time is ripe for his
vision of a decentralized world coming together through technologies.


  • To book a talk, contact miao AT decentral DOT ee
  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miaozc/
  • Medium: https://medium.com/@miaozc
  • Personal Website: http://miaozc.me/
  • Pure Functional Solidity for Fun and Profit
  • Decoding EVM Object Format (EOF)

CEO of Pillar Project and Etherspot

Michael has been actively involved in the space since 2016 and he's an experienced campaigner within the technology space of the Financial Services industry coupled with a previous start-up exposure. He has devoted the last few years to leveraging new innovations built on the decentralized economy. Michael has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.

  • How to create a frictionless Web3 user experience through implementing Account Abstraction
  • Staking Landscape after the Shapella Upgrade
Michael Kunz

Michael Kunz supports innovation leaders and internationally oriented technology companies focusing on FinTech, blockchain and DLT, data protection, software license management and cloud computing. He also has in-depth knowledge of intellectual property and financial markets law and supports clients in regulatory matters and the commercialization of their intellectual property rights.

Michael has a solid technical and legal understanding of DLT technology and digital distribution models and is a proponent of pragmatic solutions. He is primarily active in an advisory and contract drafting capacity, thereby ensuring that his clients can focus on their core business.

Prior to joining MME, Michael worked for several organizations and technology companies in the greater Seattle area after passing the Washington State Bar exam.

  • AML and Privacy Solutions
Michael Svoboda

Before joining Liquity, Michael was previously Co-founder and CEO at atpar AG. The
startup advised several DeFi projects (such as e.g. BarnBridge) and has built a
digital securities solution for institutional clients. Before, he consulted
enterprises in their digital transformation at a large telco provider. He has
20+ years experience in building digital products and a background in computer
science and economics.

  • Full Stack Decentralization in DeFi
Michal Převrátil

Michal is the lead developer of Ethereum tooling at Ackee Blockchain. He has 14 years of experience in development ranging from embedded systems to mobile technologies. Holds a degree in Computer Security from Czech Technical University in Prague. Currently works on providing the best tools for Solidity development and security analysis.

  • Efficient cross-chain fuzzing
Nebojsa Urosevic

Software Engineer with experience building, scaling, and maintaining large-scale distributed cloud systems.

  • Decoding EVM Object Format (EOF)
Nick Almond

Building the next generation of DAOs with FactoryDAO.

  • Quadratic Voting Intro - Vote For The Best Ethereumzurich Hackathon Projects
Nicola Dimitri


  • "War of Attrition" and the cost of smart contracts in Ethereum
Nicola Massella


  • Ethereum for financial markets infrastructures
Nicolai Reinbold

Nicolai was involved at a young age in various startups, completing his Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration with the major in International Entrepreneurship. To be eager for beeing involved in startups and companies, Nicolai’s interest in shares and cryptocurrencies grew even more when first getting in touch with a startup. As Blockchain Technology will disrupt our future, Nicolai joint CV VC, where cutting-edge blockchain technology meets traditional venture capital. There he helps building up the Blockchain incubation program at CV Labs, a co-working space in Zug, and scouts high quality startups for Europe’s largest Blockchain startup contest, CV Competition.Nicolai

  • The Swiss Blockchain Ecosystem
Nicolaj Förderer

Co-Founder & Engineering at Veritic

  • Smart Contract Access Control made easy - saving 10bn USD
Nicolas Le-Bel

Computational physicist by training with a passion for decentralized assets, robust code and zero-knowledge cryptography. I am also active in precision oncology, working with researchers, patients and pharma to help develop groundbreaking new therapies for people with cancer.Computational

  • Bringing the power of defi to regulated banking use cases
Nicolo Vallarano

Nicolò Vallarano fields of research range between the statistical mechanics of networks and distributed ledger technologies. His PhD thesis included an application of an improved version of the ERGM configuration model to the network of Bitcoin Users Transactions.

At the moment he collaborates with professor Claudio Tessone modeling consensus protocols other than the classic Bitcoin Proof-of-work.

As part of his research activity he collaborates to the Blockchain Observatory in the study and classification of cryptocurrencies economic state.

  • Agent-Based Modelling of Ethereum Consensus
Nik Kunkel

Founder @Chronicle; Oracle Core Unit Facilitator @MakerDAO

  • Decentralized Infrastructure in a Multi-Chain World
  • Staking Landscape after the Shapella Upgrade
Niklaus Knecht

Terra nullius pioneer Niklaus Knecht worked at award-winning studio Bivgrafik in Zürich before joining as chief marketing officer. He thrives in the “nobody’s land” of upcoming technologies.

  • Secure Self Custody
Oliver Feldmeier

• Founded his first company Verto Advisory Inc. in 2010
• Large-scale IT implementation projects for Swiss insurance companies
• CapGemini
• Masters Reutlingen University, Germany
• MBA from EGADE, Tec de Monterrey, Mexico

  • Building the bridge between DeFi and TradFi

Neuroscientist turned into DeFi and DAO Builder. Head of Community at ParaSwap, Optimism Delegate, cooperation maximalist.

  • A thousand stakers, one vision: Aligning decentralised protocol members with Social Escrow
  • Web3's Cross-Chain Journey
Pablo Baiocchi

Financial Engineer as Santiment, specializing in Uniswap V3

  • Optimizing Uniswap V3 Liquidity: A Backtested Approach
Pascal Brun

Mountain explorer Pascal Brun grew up next door to fellow founder Lukas. As chief operations officer, he works across projects with a focus on blockchain. Outside of work, he’s often found in mountainy Glarus hiking or snowboarding.

  • Universal Web3 Interoperability
Paul Claudius

Co-founder of DIA. Leading BD. Studies and first work in finance - PE & IB, took off for entrepreneurship in web 2.0 until discovering web3. I enjoy (novel) DeFi architecture and incentives almost as much as good food.

  • Web3's Cross-Chain Journey
Petter Ikekhua

Sales Director at Kiln

  • ETH Enterprise-grade staking
Piper Merriam

I like to build things. I've been working on the core ethereum protocols for 5+ years.

  • The Portal Network
Rachel-Rose O'Leary

Programmer, DarkFi. Lunarpunk memelord. Editor Agorism in the 21st Century.

  • Lunarpunk Takeover: Why and How
Ravital Solomon

Ravital is the founder of Sunscreen, where she works on making fully homomorphic encryption and zero knowledge proofs accessible to developers. A web3 skeptic at heart, she believes crypto = cryptography. Prior to Sunscreen, she was a cryptographer at NuCypher researching privacy-preserving smart contracts. In a past life, she studied math at Berkeley and Oxford, where she was first introduced to lattice cryptography.

  • Building a fully homomorphic encryption compiler for the real world
Rick Weber

Principal Software developer with attention to detail, a passion for doing things the right way, 8 years of professional experience, a Doctorate in Computer Engineering focusing on computer architecture and computational sciences, and 2 decades of development experience including:

  • Scalable scientific and high-performance computing applications running on GPUs and multi-core processors in supercomputers written in FORTRAN, OpenCL, CUDA, C++11 and assembly code.
  • UX development experience spanning over 10 years with a diverse set of platforms and frameworks including Objective-C/Cocoa on Mac and iPhone, 1st gen post-jQuery web development (i.e. Knockout), React/Redux+Typescript targeting Electron, and cutting edge proof of concepts in Rust+WASM.
  • Full-stack expertise on Scale-out cloud services.
  • Modern application development experience in Java, C++, Rust, and Electron (and a bunch of web stuff that goes with it).
  • Hardware development on Xilinx FPGAs using Haskel/Clash and VHDL.
  • Various projects on embedded devices including 68HC11 microcontroller, Raspberry Pi, Gameboy Advance, Xilinx Spartan 3, and TI-86 graphing calculator.
  • Building a fully homomorphic encryption compiler for the real world
Robert Zaremba

About me:

  • Cosmos Researcher & Developer, leading Umee (Cosmos native money market) engineering.
  • NDC (NEAR Digital Collective) Lead.
  • Lecturing at Unil (University of Lausanne) and UniGe (University of Geneva)


  • Designing Governance Mechanism
Robin Kunz

web2/3 founder/advisor

  • SAFU - Some Quick Practical Tips To Keep Your Tokens Safe

Co-founder of Paladin

  • Pushing the limit of coordination with algorithmic governance
Roman Böhringer

Roman Böhringer is a Lead Smart Contract Auditor at Solidified / Oak Security, where he audits different Solidity projects. Besides that, he is active as a bug bounty hunter in the blockchain space with over 100 found vulnerabilities in 2022.

  • Smart contract vulnerabilities from first principles

DeFi Lead @ Matter Labs (zkSync Era)

  • Account Abstraction: The Gateway to Web3
Sheraz Ahmed

Experienced with an insightful understanding of innovation, Sheraz Ahmed has advised hundreds of startups on the implementation of modern practices to further their business objectives. He is a Global Shaper of the Geneva Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum driving dialogue, action and change.

Sheraz is the Managing Partner of STORM Partners, an all-in-one solution provider for the cryptocurrency and blockchain space in Europe - who bring together the brightest minds across numerous subject areas to provide a 360° service offering led by industry experts.

  • Swiss Blockchain Community Panel

Silur started his career as a pentester and hacker at a really young age, with a great affinity to cryptography and higher mathematics. Having a good prior understanding in cryptocurrencies when the industry boomed in 2016, he gained an advantage as an early industry specialist, doing work for the Ethereum foundation until 2018. In 2019 he designed a cipher that entered the NIST Lightweight Encryption Standard competition. Consequently, he proved himself in designing and implementing blockchains from scratch as the co-founder of QANPlatform and as an early partner of CasperLabs. Having built dozens of dApps, protocols and full chains from both mass-market and government clients, Silur is also a co-organizer of the largest Capture the flag event on the planet, in which he challenges the best hackers in the world to break blockchain systems and reproduce historical cryptocurrency hacks. Silur is also a member of the Wigner's research centre of physics where he specializes on quantum computation and post-quantum cryptography.

  • A trustless dark pool usnig ZK
Steffen Schuldenzucker

I do market design for blockchain systems. Mostly DeFi R&D, for Gyroscope, working on stablecoin design, AMMs, manipulation, contagion. Also, crypto economist at Worldcoin. CS PhD on financial network theory from Uni Zurich.

  • Building Resilient Oracles: The Consolidated Price Feed
Tim Weingaertner

Tim Weingärtner is a professor at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Rotkreuz, Switzerland. His work focuses on Blockchain technology (DLT), Self-Sovereign Identity and Smart Contracts. Tim is part of the team Switzerland Innovation Park Central, DIDAS (Self-Sovereign Identity) and president of DEC Institute.
Tim obtained his PhD in medical robotics at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and subsequently worked over 15 years in the Swiss financial industry.

  • Balancing the Goals of DeFi with Traditional Finance: Interactive Workshop on Risk Management
  • Balancing the Goals of DeFi with Traditional Finance: A Risk Management Perspective
Tino Breddin

Director of Engineering at HOPR Association

  • The privacy implications of using shared RPC endpoint infrastructure
  • Hitchhikers guide to crypto wallet privacy
Tomas Forgac

Tomas launched a Bitcoin merchant payment app Coin of Sale in 2013, and grew it to usage at four continents. His passion about making crypto work in the real world continued since. At meetups in Singapore and Zurich he organized during those 10 years, he always ensured it was possible to pay drinks and food with crypto. Most recently, he launched a new unstoppable escrow protocol for payments in real world commerce on Arbitrum.

  • Wen crypto in real world?
Torgin Mackinga

Torgin is an alumni of ETH Zurich. He works as a smart contract auditor at ChainSecurity, a spinoff from ETH.
He published a paper titled "TWAP Oracle attacks: Easier done than said?" analyzing TWAP oracles and introducing the "multi-block MEV attack", which makes manipulation much cheaper by hiding information from arbitrageurs.

  • Future-block MEV in Proof of Stake
Una Wang

Una is a PhD student at ETH Zürich lead on project no1s1, a self-owning house on the blockchain. The idea is derived from concept nature 2.0 and on-chain sovereignty. The research explores the potential of combining DAO, open Metaverse and Refi to revolutionize AEC and real estate industry. She’s also a founding member of DAO Suisse, a non-profit organisation with the mission to promote and lobby for DAOs and DAO-friendly regulation in Switzerland. She was trained and practiced as an Architect in pre-crypto life.

  • DAOing it right: practical governance lessons for DAOs
Valerio Stallone


  • Enhancing Digital Advertising with Blockchain Technology: Areas of Innovation
Victoria Citterio-Soelle

I am a highly skilled policy and innovation professional with a wealth of experience in organizational development, open innovation, and tech policy. My expertise spans both decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) and traditional businesses, from startups to large multinationals, where I have worked on governance, leadership development, and innovation initiatives. Additionally, I have acted as a trusted coach for founders, top executives, and family businesses during times of transition.

  • DAOing it right: practical governance lessons for DAOs
Viktor Tron

Founder and team lead of the Ethereum Swarm project. Author of the Book of Swarm. President of the Swarm Foundation.

I believe in technology and innovation as the conduit for peaceful social change and I am committed to the ideals of voluntarism, self-sovereign digital society and permissionless open markets.

  • Technological and economic solutions for data availability
Wei Jie Koh

Wei Jie is a research associate at Geometry and an experienced Ethereum developer with a keen interest in the applications of zero-knowledge proofs for privacy, scaling and coordination.

  • A gas-efficient zero-knowledge set membership protocol
  • Exploring the Future and Potential of Zero-Knowledge Technology
Wlodek Gogloza

Wlodek is a former academic lawyer and lecturer in law and management studies. After spending more than 15 years in academia he served as the Head of Policy in Anima International and Open Cages Poland, where he coordinated several successful international social campaigns. He holds a Ph.D. in Law, with a specialization in Privacy Law and Legal Informatics.

  • Improving decentralized governance, one experiment at a time
Wolfgang Amadeus Vitale

Crypto protocol expert at Bitcoin Suisse

  • One human, one vote: an overview on anti-sybil systems and their applications
Yessin Schiegg

Yessin started his career in the financial industry, where he held CFO and COO positions in asset management firms focusing on private equity, private debt, and infrastructure investments. He worked for BlackRock, Swiss Re, and PwC. In 2015, Yessin switched to the blockchain industry. He served as an Advisor of the Ethereum Foundation and contributed to several other blockchain startups. Yessin has been the CFO of NEAR Foundation since January 2020.

  • From Ethereum to NEAR, a journey between friendly siblings

I am a second year direct doctorate student at ETH Zurich, specializing in theoretical computer science. Currently, I act as research engineer at Hyper Oracle. Prior to that, I got a Bachelor degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

  • Exploring the Future and Potential of Zero-Knowledge Technology