Place/Date: Taiwan - March 31st, 2023 at 10:15 pm UTC · 3 min read
Contact: Hana, Source: ETHTaipei
As the largest public chain, the Ethereum ecosystem includes many vibrant communities around the world with developer gatherings held in cities such as Tokyo, Lisbon, Paris, London, Denver, and Dubai. On April 21-25, Taipei will have its first-ever “ETHTaipei” expected to attract over 800 participants.
The five-day event will include a three-day hackathon and a two-day conference, focusing on topics such as Ethereum, ZK, DeFi, and Security. It was initiated by a group of enthusiastic developers, featuring some of the most prominent influencers in Taiwan’s blockchain landscape: Perpetual Protocol co-founder Yenwen Feng, imToken Chief Scientist Changwu Chen, Furucombo founder Hsuan-Ting Chu, Diamond Protocol co-founder Anderson Chen, Quantstamp’s head of developer relations Martinet Lee, Lyra’s developer Anton Cheng, and others.
The hackathon is conducted in a fully crypto-native manner in cooperation with Taikai platform, aiming to ensure that developers only need to provide the least amount of personal information. The event will be held in a hybrid format, allowing for online anonymous participation. A 24-hour Hacker House with various snacks and beverages will also be available on-site, enabling developers to team up, discuss, and work on software development, bringing their ideas to life.
The hackathon prize pool will be contributed by well-known teams such as Gnosis, Blocto, and Furucombo, with a total prize money exceeding one million New Taiwan dollars. In addition, the event will cooperate with companies like Autopass to incorporate “Innovation Proposal” hackathons, allowing more non-engineer blockchain experts to join the festivities.
The conference will focus on technical topics such as ZK, DeFi and Security, covering a variety of topics such as derivatives, options and other DeFi protocols, as well as Layer 2’s StarkNet and Aztec related applications and technologies. The conference will also explore the future roadmap of Ethereum protocols, MEV, and privacy protocols. At the same time, there will be topics related to zero-knowledge proofs and security audits, which are not to be missed by developers who want to learn about new technologies or future trends.
In addition to DeFi and Ethereum topics, the two-day conference will include eight in-depth workshops led by renowned teams such as the security audit platform Code4Rena, blockchain analysis tool Tenderly, and ethereum client Nethermind, allowing participants to be become familiar with various tools and the latest ZK technology.
ETHTaipei will be sponsored by a number of well-known companies, including Gnosis Chain, imToken, Autopass, Tenderly, TKSpring, ThunderCore and more. There will be booths on-site for developers to learn about the latest blockchain products and engage in networking.
Additionally, there will be side events and parties hosted by various projects to celebrate with the Taiwanese community during this period. Let’s expect an Ethereum wave to hit Taipei at the end of April. Get ready!