Free

Trust-Less 2020: A Proof-of-Stake (PoS) Validator Summit

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Event description
The opportunity today is like getting into Bitcoin Mining back in 2009.

About this Event

Our Thesis

This is one of those pivotal moments in blockchain history. With ETH 2.0 & multiple PoS layer-1 blockchain protocols slated to launch early 2020, it's an opportunity for developers & students to enter the blockchain space & learn how to build one of the few viable business models that can earn money: staking-as-a-service.

Objectives For The Trust-Less 2020 Summit

  • Bring about more decentralization
  • New opportunities for wealth creation
  • Incentive-aligned education

Speakers

  • Preston Van Loon (ETH 2.0 Developer; Co-Founder of Prysmatic Labs)
  • Luke Youngblood (CEO of Blockscale; Exec at Coinbase Custody)
  • Collin Myers (Global DeFi Product Strategy at Codefi Networks (ConsenSys))
  • Marek Olszewski (Co-Founder of Celo)
  • Joe Petrowski (Research at Parity / Polkadot)
  • Evan Shapiro (Co-Founder & CEO of O(1) Labs / Coda)
  • Benedict Chan (CTO of BitGo)
  • Adrian Brink (Co-Founder of Cryptium Labs)
  • Richard Li (COO of Certus.One)
  • and more!

See the entire lineup here: http://trust-less-2020.dystopialabs.com/

Attendees Will Learn:

  • How Proof-Of-Stake (PoS) Blockchains Work (An Introduction)
  • Transitioning From PoW Mining To PoS Mining (And Why It's Worth Doing)
  • Validator Economics: How To Calculate Equipment Costs / Mining Rewards
  • Approaches To Validator Architecture & Security: Trust Model & Slashing Basics
  • Staking-As-A-Service Business Model: AKA How I Learned To Mine & Stake (Case Study)
  • Decentralization: Metrics & Methodology For Determining The Health (And Viability) Of A Blockchain Network with Reseachers from ConsenSys
  • A Deep Dive Into Proof Of Stake (PoS) Validator Security & Attack Vectors
  • How To Identify Which Proof-Of-Stake Networks Are Worth Mining (Being A Validator For)
  • How To Acquire Stake: The Different Profiles Of Stakers (Community, Funds, & Service Providers)
  • What Makes A Good Network Custodian: A Candid Discussion On Incentive Alignment
  • Validator Tooling: Innovations On UX
  • Historical Layer-1 Launches (Cosmos + Tezos Case Studies) From The Eyes Of A Validator
  • Heroku For Staking: Democratizing Staking So That Anyone (Not Just Institutions) Can Participate
  • Should Your VC Fund Stake Or Run A Validator?
  • A Candid Discussion On The Future Of Staking-As-A-Service: Exchanges, 0% Fees, and Centralization
  • How To Stay Out Of Jail: Regulatory Basics For A Startup In The Blockchain Space (US-based & International)
  • Crypto Taxes 101: How Taxes For Validators / Block Rewards Work
  • Experimental Business Models For Staking-As-A-Service Companies

Hands On Technical Workshops: Learn how to spin up a validator on ETH 2.0, Polkadot / Parity, Skale, Coda, Celo, and more.

Tickets (Virtual vs. IRL):

For the virtual event, tickets are 100% free. For the IRL kickoff in SF, you'll need to either have a student email address or a VIP invite in order to get access (please ping us @dystopialabs or @hsinjuchuang on Twitter for more info).

Website:

http://trust-less-2020.dystopialabs.com/

Co-Organizers:

Hsin-Ju Chuang, CEO of Dystopia Labs

Cameron Dennis, Co-Founder of Blockchain Acceleration Foundation

Share with friends

Date and Time

Save This Event

Event Saved