A Proof of Stake (PoS) Validator Summit
Sat Feb 1th - Sun Feb 2nd | Virtual / Decentralized | 10am PST to Midnight
Learn To Build A Staking-As-A-Service Startup
This is a pivotal moment in blockchain history. With ETH 2.0 & multiple blockchain networks launching early 2020, now's the perfect time for devs to learn about PoS mining & how to build their own staking-as-a-service startup.
Participating University Blockchain Clubs
The Opportunity Today Is Like Getting
Into Bitcoin Mining Back In 2009
Early participants who run validators / mine will play an important role in the infrastructure of multiple blockchain ecosystems.
Because of this, many foundations are running incentivized testnets & giving out grants in order to get more early technical participants. This lowers the barrier to entry since developers won't need a lot of capital to be a validator.
The learning curve for blockchain is steep. Developers are not incentivized to get deep into the space because it's too much work with too little reward.
By changing the edu narrative, we propose getting developers to invest a few hours learning how to set up a validator, start earning (and losing) $$ rewards, and then have them dig into the tech.
Low Barrier To Entry
Every session & speaker at this summit will teach you something actionable that you'll be able to use IRL. Sales pitches not allowed.
VP of Solutions Engineering at Skale Labs
President of Tezos
Parity / Polkadot
ETH 2.0 Dev; Prysmatic Labs
Preston Van Loon
ETH 2.0 Dev;
Co-Founder of Prysmatic Labs
Attend Workshops On How To Stake & Run PoS Validators
Demo + QA With Speakers From The Following Blockchain Protocols
Director of Solutions Engineering at
CEO of O(1) Labs
Co-Founder & CEO of NuCypher
Research Analyst at Chorus One & Editor at Staking Economy
Co-Founder of Cryptium Labs; ex-Web 3 Foundation; ex-Tendermint / Cosmos
Product Owner at Obsidian Systems
Built Out Staking Infrastructure For Tezos; Exec at Coinbase Custody; CEO of Blockscale
Node-As-A-Service for Stellar, Ethereum & more; CEO of Blockdaemon
Case Studies & Actionable Strategies From Staking-As-A-Service Operators
Creators of Hubble
Build A Viable PoS Mining Startup
Co-Founder of Cryptium Labs; ex-Tendermint / Cosmos; ex-Chainalysis
Co-Founder of RocketPool; An ETH 2.0 Validator Marketplace
Quantifying Decentralization; ConsenSys
Quantifying Decentralization; ConsenSys
Mesh Network For Decentralized ISPs;
Co-Founder of Althea
Industry Trends That Developers Should Care About.
ETH 2.0 Calculator; Global DeFi Product Strategy
at Codefi Networks
Venture at IDEO;
MIT Bitcoin Club
Stay Up To Date On Innovations In The PoS Space
Research Scientist at Tendermint / Cosmos; Co-Founder Blockchain at Berkeley; Co-Host Epicenter
CEO & Founder of Unslashed; An
Engineering & Research at IDEO; Founding Engineer of BitGo
Co-Founder & CEO of Cryptio; Working On Crypto-Tax Strategy with ConsenSys & Celo
Co-Founder & CEO of Pocket Network; A Trustless API Layer
Project Lead at Graph Protocol; A Query Protocol For Blockchains
Day 1 - Agenda
How Proof-Of-Stake (PoS) Blockchains Work (An Introduction)
Costs / Rewards Calculator: The Basics (Terminology & Walkthrough Of Tools)
Approaches To Validator Architecture & Security: Trust Model & Slashing Basics
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
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
Incentivized Testnets: Learnings From Past Competition Winners (Case Studies)
Polkadot / Parity
An Intro To PoS Protocols: Meet ETH 2.0, Tezos, Celo,
Coda, Polkadot, Skale, Matic, and Nucypher
IDEO on Doubling Down: Offering Additional Services with Validation
Trust-Less 2020: Kickoff
Learn To Build A Staking-As-A-Service (PoS Mining) Startup
Day 2 - Agenda
Hands-On Workshops From Proof-Of-Stake Protocols
ETH 2.0 Calculator: Validator Economics w/ ConsenSys CodeFi
Prysmatic Labs On The ETH 2.0 Beacon Chain: Development Update
Workshop: ETH 2.0 - How To Run A Validator On The Beacon Chain (Testnet Participation)
Hands-On Workshop w/ Demo Teaching You How To Run A Validator on Polkadot
Hands-On Workshop w/ Demo Teaching You How To Run A Validator on Coda
Hands-On Workshop w/ Demo Teaching You How To Run A Validator on Skale
Hands-On Workshop w/ Demo Teaching You How To Run A Validator on Celo
Hands-On Workshop w/ Demo Teaching You How To Run A Validator on Tezos
Hands-On Workshop w/ Demo Teaching You How To Run A Validator on Nucypher
Validator Taxes Spreadsheet: How To Track & Calculate Your Taxes For Block Rewards
Hands-On Workshop w/ Demo Teaching You How To Run A Validator on Matic
Building on DeFi x Staking Derivatives: Opportunities Squared!
The Design and Risk of Staking Derivatives (with IDEO)
The virtual conference will work like this:
- The speakers have 30min to speak; they can tune in from anywhere in the world to share their knowledge.
- The audience can interact with the speaker and ask questions (there is a 15-30min Q/A slot per speaker).
Due to video bandwidth issues, there actually will be limited spots (so we can make sure things won't crash). So in all seriousness, please don't wait till the last second to sign up. Make sure to claim your ticket asap to reserve your spot.
How Does A Virtual Summit Work?
Need Help Troubleshooting IRL? Attend One Of Our Global Watch Parties ("Meetups")
Though there will be devs available to help troubleshoot virtually, there will "watch party meetups" hosted around the world during the conf where protocol devs will help you with your validator setup in real time. So join us in:
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