Track 2

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Around the World With Play-to-Earn

Moderator    Connor Sephton, CMC

Panelist        Aleksander Leonard Larsen, Co-Founder & COO at Axie Infinity

Panelist        Abhishek Anand, Business Head at IndiGG

Panelist        Miles Anthony, Decentral Games

Play-to-earn games have traditionally been most popular in Southeast Asia and other developing parts of the world. Is this still true? In this panel, we will discuss the birth of the P2E industry, where most of its players began and where they are now. How has P2E transformed since the launch of some of its most famous games, like Axie Infinity and Yield Guild Games?

Welcome to the Metaverse

Moderator    Andrew Hayward, Decrypt

Panelist    Travis Wu, CEO at Highstreet

Panelist    Aaron Koh, Head of Marketing at Klaytn

Panelist    Tief (Jeffrey Tiefenthaler), Senior Brand Ambassador at Solar

The term "metaverse" is used so often in the crypto space now, you'd almost forget that it's still a new concept. What exactly is the metaverse? How are crypto projects using this concept to expand their offerings and connect with their users? How is the world reacting to the onset of a metaverse-centered life?

A Fireside Chat With Michael Saylor

Moderator    Connor Sephton, CMC

Michael Saylor, MicroStrategy

Who Is Funding the Metaverse?

Moderator    Sam Yap, YAP Global

Panelist    Alvin Kan, Director of Business Operations at BNB Chain

Panelist    Jay Kurahashi Sofue, VP of Marketing at Ava Labs

Panelist    Ryan Watt, CEO at Polygon Studios

Play-to-earn gaming and the metaverse often go hand-in-hand — and both are some of the largest growing industries in the crypto space right now. In this panel, we will discuss the current amount of investments into P2E and the metaverse, where these investments come from, and how people expect to see these industries grow.

A Multi-Blockchain World

Moderator    Connor Sephton, CMC

Panelist    Ahmed Al-Balaghi, CEO at Biconomy

Panelist    Jan Liphardt, Founder & Chief Technologist at Boba Network, Boba

Panelist    Leo Chen, VP of Engineering at Harmony Protocol, Harmony

Blockchains are clearly at the heart of cryptocurrency development. In our current, mulit-chain world, some believe that we are already far behind a one-chain vision. But what is the purpose of multiple blockchains? How can we take advantage of concurrent technologies? In this panel, we will discuss the advantages and drawbacks of the current state of blockchain development, scalabity and interoperability.

Virtual Economies in the Metaverse

Moderator    Orian Tal, MarketAcross

Panelist    Sebastien Borget, COO & Co-Founder of The Sandbox

Panelist    Quantum Wilder, CMO at Wilder World

Panelist    Kieren Warwick, Co-Founder at Illuvium

The metaverse was the buzzword of the past few months, but it’s no longer quite a buzzword anymore — things are actually being built in the metaverse, projects have launched, and economies are being built and running in these meta worlds. But how exactly can you make the most of participation in a metaverse economy? Some of the top metaverse studios and projects will discuss how they see the role of virtual economies in the metaverse shaking out, and what they hope to grow in the rest of 2022.

Friday, May 27, 2022

Driving Mainstream Blockchain Adoption

Moderator   Connor Sephton, CMC

Panelist    Samsul Karim, Business & Ecosystem Development at BNB Chain

Panelist    Luigi D'Onorio DeMeo, Head of DeFi at Ava Labs

Panelist    Michael Kong, CEO at Fantom Foundation

Panelist    Dani Osorio, Partner, MetaWeb/NEAR Protocol

Entertainment Enters the Metaverse

Moderator    Kate Irwin, Decrypt

Panelist    Paul Caslin, Founder HELLO

Panelist    Neeraj Roy, Co-Founder at Hefty Entertainment

Panelist   Noah Gaynor, Co-Founder and CEO at Parcel

It’s 2022, and we’re already holding concerts in the metaverse — this would have been unthinkable even just two years ago. How else has the entertainment industry entered the metaverse? In this panel, we will discuss how film, TV and the music industry has taken advantage of the ways the metaverse allows performers to expand their audience and more.

A Fireside Chat With Paolo Ardoino

Moderator   Molly Jane, CMC
Paolo Ardoino, CTO, Bitfinex

Building on L1s

Moderator   Connor Sephton, CMC

Panelist    Marko Baricevic, the Cosmos SDK Product Lead

Panelist    Terry Wilkinson, Head of Ecosystem Development at Klaytn

Panelist    Denko Mancheski, CEO at Reef

Panelist    Mustafa Al-Bassam, CEO at Celestia

The blockchain space is constantly growing as new layer 1 applications are being launched across all networks. In this panel, our speakers will break down their own experiences building with layer 1 blockchain protocols and the problems and solutions that they have found along the way.