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The State of Decentralized Finance (Free)

  • Starfish Mission 1535 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

Come learn about the state of decentralized finance from the companies and investors that are actively building this space.

Meter brings together panelists and presenters to give a unique perspective on “The State of Decentralized Finance (DeFi)." The panel will feature a mix of founders, team members and venture capitalists.

Moderator: Xiaohan Zhu, Founder and CEO at Meter and Former Managing Director at JD Capital.

Team Panel:
- Matt Taylor - Marketing Lead, 0x
- Calvin Liu - Strategy Lead, Compound
- Zhuoxun Yin - Head of Operations, dy/dx
- Alex Soong - Co-founder, Set Protocol
- Justin Gregorius - Business Operations, CoinList

VC Panel:
- Joey Krug - Co-Chief Investment Officer, Pantera Capital
- Paul Veradittakit - Partner, Pantera Capital
- Daniel Robinson - Research Partner, Paradigm
- Jack Lu - US regional Investment Director, NGC Ventures
- Judy Yan - Managing Director, DHVC
- Maria Shen - Founding Team, Electric Capital

2:00pm-2:10pm: Opening remarks

2:10pm-2:30pm: Meet and greet/Networking

2:30pm-3:00pm: Building the Base Layer for DeFi + Q/A by Xiaohan Zhu, CEO at Meter

3:00pm-3:30pm: Panel discussion: The State of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and the Road Ahead + Q/A

3:35pm-4:05pm: Panel discussion: The State of DeFi From a VC Perspective + Q/A

4:05pm-4:15pm: Break

4:15pm-4:45pm: Demand Generation for DAI and Synthetic Assets + Q/A by Niklas Kunkel, Head of Backend Services at MakerDAO

4:50pm - 5:10pm: A Technical Overview of the Compound Protocol + Q/A by Calvin Liu, Strategy Lead at Compound

5:15pm-5:35pm: The Current Focus of Developers in the Crypto Ecosystem + Q/A by Maria Shen, Founding Team at Electric Capital

5:35pm-6:00pm: Closing Remarks/Networking

Join Meter, Compound, 0x, Maker, dy/dx and other prolific DeFi projects on August 22nd. Varied discussions on topics including stable coins, lending and decentralized exchanges.

Space will be limited. Please sign up ASAP.

Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.

Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.

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