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CESC (Crypto Economics Security Conference) 2018 - Apply for free dev tickets

  • Hilton Union Square 333 O'Farrell Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

Blockchain technology has imbued digital economies with unique characteristics needed to share value in a trustless manner. However, the security of these new economies, their transactions, and incentives for participation must continually evolve to allow for further adoption and to garner trust in the underlying technology.

To assist in this exploration, Blockchain at Berkeley is hosting the Crypto-Economics Security Conference (CESC), a conference that will bring together researchers and practitioners in the blockchain industry to discuss and showcase novel research in this exciting field. More information can be found at the conference website:

CESC 2018 Speakers and Attendees:

Joseph Poon - Co-Author Plasma and Lightning Network

Alessandro Chiesa - Founder of Zcash, Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley

Karl Floersch - Casper Development, Ethereum Foundation

Joseph Bonneau - Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford

Silvio Micali - Turing Award Winner, Professor, MIT

Emin Gun Sirer - Associate Professor, Cornell University (IC3)

Loi Luu - Co-Founder, Kyber Network

Dominic Williams - President and Chief Scientist, Dfinity

Dan Robinson - Product Architect, Chain

Howard Wu - Libsnark co-author, Managing Partner at Dekrypt Capital

Yonatan Sompolinsky - Co-Founder and Scientist, DAGlabs, Co-author Ghost Protocol

Yoichi Hirai - Formal Verification Engineer, Ethereum Foundation

Ari Juels - Professor, Jacobs Institute, Cornell Tech

Zaki Manian - Executive Director of Trusted IoT Alliance

Dawn Song - EECS Professor, UC Berkeley

Christian Catchin - Researcher, IBM Zurich

Sunny Aggarwal - Researcher and Core Dev, Cosmos

Check out to joing for a week-long educational workshops!


Do you provide sponsored tickets for scholars, academics, or developers?

Yes! Please fill out this form and one of our sponsors will contact you if you are approved for the sponsorship.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email:

Do you provide discounted tickets for students?

Yes. In order to receive your name badge at the door, you must follow the instructions below:

1. When purchasing the ticket, you must indicate "Student" under the Company field.

2. You must present a matching and valid Student ID card from your institution which states the issuing date (not earlier than 2014) or your current semester enrollment sticker.

**PLEASE NOTE: Only one ticket is available per student. Any student who cannot verify his academic enrollment will lose his non-refundable ticket.

What's the refund policy?

Up to 30 days before the event.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, feel free to sell your ticket if you cannot attend. We might be able to help as well to connect you with other buyers. This does not apply for student tickets.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes. This does not apply for student tickets.

**We will share our attendees list with selected partners.