TRUST-LESS 2020

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.

Media Partners

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

Incentive-Aligned Edu

Every session & speaker at this summit will teach you something actionable that you'll be able to use IRL. Sales pitches not allowed.

Christine

Perry

VP of Solutions Engineering at Skale Labs

Caleb

Kow

President of Tezos 

Southeast Asia

Marek Olszewski

Co-Founder 

at Celo

Joe

Petrowski

Research at 

Parity / Polkadot

Terence

Tsao

ETH 2.0 Dev; Prysmatic Labs

Preston Van Loon

ETH 2.0 Dev; 

Co-Founder of Prysmatic Labs

2.0

Attend Workshops On How To Stake & Run PoS Validators

Demo + QA With Speakers From The Following Blockchain Protocols

Ebru Engwall

Director of Solutions Engineering at 

Skale Labs

Evan 

Shapiro

Co-Founder & 

CEO of O(1) Labs

Vaibhav Chellani


Researcher at 

Matic Network

MacLane Wilkison

Co-Founder & CEO of NuCypher

Felix

Lutsch

Research Analyst at Chorus One & Editor at Staking Economy

Adrian

Brink

Junsoo ("JK")

Kim

Co-Founder of Cryptium Labs; ex-Web 3 Foundation; ex-Tendermint / Cosmos

Operations at

stake.fish

Michael Reinhart

Product Owner at Obsidian Systems

Richard

Li

Co-Founder at

Certus.One

Luke

Youngblood

Built Out Staking Infrastructure For Tezos; Exec at Coinbase Custody; CEO of Blockscale

Konstantin

Richter

Node-As-A-Service for Stellar, Ethereum & more; CEO of Blockdaemon

Case Studies & Actionable Strategies From Staking-As-A-Service Operators

Julien

Bouteloup

 CEO of 

Stake Capital

Lorien

Gabel

Co-Founder of

Figment Networks; 

Creators of Hubble

Build A Viable PoS Mining Startup

Awa 

Sun Yi

Co-Founder of Cryptium Labs; ex-Tendermint / Cosmos; ex-Chainalysis

Hendrik Hofstadt

Co-Founder 

of Certus.One

David Rugendyke

Co-Founder of RocketPool; An ETH 2.0 Validator Marketplace

Mally

Anderson

Quantifying Decentralization; ConsenSys

Everett

Muzzy

Quantifying Decentralization; ConsenSys

Deborah Simpier

Mesh Network For Decentralized ISPs; 

Co-Founder of Althea

Industry Trends That Developers Should Care About.

Collin

Myers

ETH 2.0 Calculator; Global DeFi Product Strategy 

at Codefi Networks 

Dan

Elitzer

Venture at IDEO;

Founder of 

MIT Bitcoin Club 

Stay Up To Date On Innovations In The PoS Space

Sunny

Aggarwal

Research Scientist at Tendermint / Cosmos; Co-Founder Blockchain at Berkeley; Co-Host Epicenter

Marouane Hajji

CEO & Founder of Unslashed; An 

Insurance Protocol

Gavin

McDermott

Engineering & Research at IDEO; Founding Engineer of BitGo

Antoine

Scalia

Co-Founder & CEO of Cryptio; Working On Crypto-Tax Strategy with ConsenSys & Celo

Zaki

Manian

Director of 

Tendermint Labs

Michael

O'Rourke

Co-Founder & CEO of Pocket Network; A Trustless API Layer

Yaniv

Tal

Project Lead at Graph Protocol; A Query Protocol For Blockchains


Day 1 - Agenda

How Proof-Of-Stake (PoS) Blockchains Work (An Introduction)

Seminar

Startup Edu

Costs / Rewards Calculator: The Basics (Terminology & Walkthrough Of Tools)

Startup Edu

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

Startup Edu

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)

Startup Edu

Startup Edu

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

Panel

Validator Tooling: Innovations On UX

Seminar

Democratizing Staking So That Anyone (Not Just Institutions) Can Participate

Panel

Should Your VC Fund Stake Or Run A Validator? 

Panel

A Candid Discussion On The Future Of Staking-As-A-Service: 

Exchanges, 0% Fees, and Centralization 

Panel

Incentivized Testnets: Learnings From Past Competition Winners (Case Studies)

Startup Edu

Tezos

Seminar

Polkadot / Parity 

Workshop

Ethereum 2.0

Workshop

Skale Labs

Workshop

Celo 

Workshop

Coda

Workshop

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

Startup Edu

Panel

Trust-Less 2020: Kickoff

10:00AM PST

10:15AM PST

10:45AM PST

11:30AM PST

12:30PM PST

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  3:30PM PST

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  9:00PM PST

  10:00PM PST

  11:00PM PST

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

  12:00PM PST

Prysmatic Labs On The ETH 2.0 Beacon Chain: Development Update

    1:00PM PST

Workshop: ETH 2.0 - How To Run A Validator On The Beacon Chain (Testnet Participation) 

    2:00PM PST

    3:00PM PST

    4:00PM PST

    5:00PM PST

    6:00PM PST

    8:00PM PST

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

Nucypher

    7:00PM PST

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

    11:00AM PST

Seminar

Workshop

Startup Workshop

Seminar

Workshop

Conf Logistics

Matic Network

    9:00PM PST

Hands-On Workshop w/ Demo Teaching You How To Run A Validator on Matic

Workshop

Building on DeFi x Staking Derivatives: Opportunities Squared!

    10:00AM PST

The Design and Risk of Staking Derivatives (with IDEO)

    9:00AM PST

Seminar

Startup Workshop

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:

San Francisco

972 Mission St

run by

London, UK

ConsenSys Office

run by

Seoul, Korea

624-17 Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu

run by

Singapore

Tezos Office

run by

Bangkok

139 Ratchadaphisek Road

run by

Founder of the Blockchain Acceleration Foundation. Co-Organizer of the Santa Barbara Blockchain Summit. 

Founder of Dystopia Labs. Mentor at 500 Startups. Former Head of Growth at Stellar (XLM), Solana, and an ex-Director at Tezos. 

Hsin-Ju

Chuang

Cameron

Dennis

Co-Organized By

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