Ethereum Classic Summit

October 3rd & 4th, 2019

Vancouver Convention Centre

1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3

Canada

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We’ll have a diverse range of topics spanning development, IoT, cross-chain interoperability, market dynamics, smart contracts, social issues surrounding blockchains, and much more.

The Summit will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre right in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

Why Attend

We are a community, and platform that takes cryptocurrency further; allowing for limitless smart contracts that operate autonomously and resist censorship.

Come join our yearly summit to learn about and connect with all things ETC.

Speakers

Aaron Lowry
Co-Founder/CEO
Ethernode

Afri Schoedon
Hardfork Coordination
Ethereum Classic

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Aidan Hyman
Co-Founder/CEO
ChainSafe Systems

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Alan Li
Compiler Developer
ETC Labs

Alex Tsankov
Open Source Developer
BlockReaction.nyc

Andrew Gross
Technical Writer
POA Network

Anthony Lusardi
ETC Enthusiast

Bob Summerwill
Executive Director
ETC Cooperative

Boris Mann
Co-Founder
FISSION

Brooklyn Zelenka
SPADE Builders

Charles Hoskinson
CEO & Co-Founder
IOHK

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Chelsea Palmer
Co-Founder
Carpe Lunam Events

Cody Burns
Enterprise Blockchain Architect
Accenture

Donald McIntyre
Etherplan

Edilson Osorio Junior
CEO
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Henry Quan
CEO
ePIC Blockchain

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Kevin Lord
Community Manager
IOHK

Manoj Patidar
Principal Engineer
Bloq

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Michael Sonnenshein
Managing Director
Grayscale Investments

Nishant Sharma
Intl. Public & Community Relations
Bitmain Technologies

Scott Moore
Developer Relations Lead
Gitcoin

Shane Jonas
Tooling Team Co-Lead
ETC Labs Core

Sunny Aggarwal
Research Scientist
Tendermint / Cosmos

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Terry Culver
CEO
Ethereum Classic Labs

Virgil Griffith
Special Projects
Ethereum Foundation

Wei Tang
Core Developer
Parity Technologies

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Werner Almesberger
System Architect
Linzhi Ltd

Yaz Khoury
Director of Developer Relations, US
ETC Cooperative

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Zane Starr
Software Engineer
ETC Labs

Zachary Belford
Tooling Team Co-Lead
ETC Labs

Zac Mitton
Software Engineer
Emergent Software

Agenda

9:00AM – 9:10AM

Opening Address

Bob Summerwill

9:10AM – 9:35AM

The State of ETC

Anthony will be presenting on ETC’s past, present, and future. Where ETC was, where it is now, and where it is going.

Anthony Lusardi

9:35AM – 10:00AM

Ethereum Classic Principles, Vision, & Opportunities

A review of the underlying patterns, principles and general purpose of ETC, with a long term vision and opportunities for the future.

Donald McIntyre

10:00AM – 10:25AM

Atlantis Protocol Upgrade & the ETC Roadmap

Afri Schoedon

10:25AM – 11:00AM

Morning Break

11:00AM – 11:10AM

The Future of JSON-RPC Tooling

How OpenRPC enables the next generation of JSON-RPC tools & How ETH and ETC can take advantage of this tooling today

Shane Jonas

11:10AM – 11:20AM

Jade Service Runner: Bridging the Decentralized Service Gap

Developers often face a tooling gap when it comes to interacting with decentralized services on the user’s behalf. It’s difficult to discover locally run services, guarantee  service health, and provide easy installation of any service dependencies.

Jade Service Runner is an open source project built to fill the tooling gap. In this talk, Zane will go over what we’re building and what we think the future looks like.

Zane Starr

11:20AM – 11:40AM

Adding Merkle-Mountain-Ranges and Fly-Proofs to ETC

How applying a few formatting changes to ETC can open up a world of benefits. To name a few, the peer-to-peer protocol/ node-syncing will no-longer require ugly checkpoints, and can be made robust against DOS attacks. Light-verification will become 1000+ times more efficient, enabling better wallet software that validates data, and making interoperability with ETH both feasible and elegant. Other benefits include improvements to the EVM, like awareness of historic blockhashes/state-data, as well as many other avenues we have yet to explore.

Zac Mitton

11:40AM – 12:00PM

ERC1066: One Byte of Context

ERC-1066 is being built into Vyper, ERC1400 (security tokens), and others! It outlines a common set of status codes in the same vein as HTTP statuses. This provides a shared set of signals to allow smart contracts to react to situations autonomously, expose localized error messages to users, and help developers debug their smart contracts.

The current state of the art is to either revert and require human intervention, or return a Boolean pass/fail status. Status codes play well with revert-with-message, but also aim at automation and translation.

As is the case with HTTP, having a standard set of known codes has many benefits for developers. They remove friction from needing to develop your own schemes for every contract, makes inter-contract automation easier, and makes it easier to broadly understand which of the finite states your request produced. Importantly, it makes it much easier to distinguish between expected errors states, and truly exceptional conditions that require halting execution.

Brooklyn Zelenka

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Lunch

1:00PM – 1:20PM

The Year Ahead for ETC Labs

Terry Culver

1:20PM – 1:40PM

Infrastructure for Decentralizing Distributed Networks

Unlocking the benefits of network participation – a case for running  blockchain nodes.

Economic transmission of IoT data over encrypted public networks.

Interoperability between public and private blockchain networks for viable and practical blockchain applications.

Aaron Lowry

1:40PM – 2:00PM

Radical Ideals: Experiments in Sustaining Open Source Software

Scott Moore

2:00PM – 2:20PM

Afternoon Break

2:20PM – 2:40PM

POA Network: Development Tools In The ETC Ecosystem

POA Network is an R&D based project focusing on the tools and infrastructure that matter most to blockchain users and developers. BlockScout, a full featured open source explorer deployed for Ethereum Classic, and TokenBridge, an interoperability solution for connecting chains, provide accessibility and visibility for the Ethereum Classic ecosystem. We will present new and upcoming features related to our open-source toolset.

Andrew Gross

2:40PM – 3:00PM

Collaborative Machine Learning on Ethereum Classic

An introduction to decentralization of AI models utilizing blockchain for improved auditing and transparency of the algorithms that control our reality. From social media and search result filtering to autonomous vehicle crash avoidance, this talk will explore the potential and current state of democratisation of AI.

Cody Burns

3:00PM – 3:20PM

State of the Ethereum Classic Testnets

Afri Schoedon

3:20PM – 3:40PM

Afternoon Break

3:40PM – 4:00PM

Metronome – 1st cross chain cryptocurrency – chain hop from ETH to ETC

Manoj Patidar

4:00PM – 4:20PM

Fireside Chat: Improving Investor Access to Ethereum Classic

Michael Sonnenshein & Anthony Lusardi

4:20PM – 4:40PM

The Need For Cross Chain Collaboration

A bit about the talk “In a maximalist world chains must compete for developers, in a collaborative world we can design blockchains for people and not subject matter experts, working together towards mass adoption.

Aidan Hyman

4:40PM – 5:00PM

Developer Relations in Ethereum Classic

Goes over the state of developer relations from the ETC Cooperative to increase ETC adoption among developers

Lessons learned and what the future holds for projects.

Challenges with doing developer relations in a cryptocurrency community

Yaz Khoury

5:00PM – 5:10PM

Closing Statements

Bob Summerwill

5:10PM – 7:30PM

Cocktail Happy Hour

Hosted in the Summit Foyer, with Free Bar & Snacks

Sponsored By Grayscale

9:00AM – 9:10AM

Opening Address

Bob Summerwill

9:10AM – 9:35AM

A new open source deal for Web3

What does open source mean in 2019? Is it a legal innovation centered on licensing? Is it a way of working — collaborative peer production around the globe? How should blockchain and other Web3 technology building blocks be thinking about open source, and what is their relationship to the open source movement? Do open source supporters need to evolve the mission, and tackle topics such as data ownership and sovereign identity? Boris will cover these questions and more, as he examines open source past, present, and future, especially in the context of new Web3 building blocks.

Boris Mann

9:35AM – 10:00AM

Positive Sum Games Between Ethereum and Ethereum Classic

Virgil Griffith

10:00AM – 10:25AM

A Peripheral Observer and Fan’s View of Ethereum Classic

In this talk, Sunny Aggarwal will present a relatively unbiased outsider’s view of developments in the Ethereum Classic ecosystem over time, based on experiences from within the Ethereum Classic and Ethereum ecosystems.  He will then present a modest proposal for a conservative roadmap to ignite technical innovation towards opt-in Proof of Stake and sharding in a conservative and cautious way without breaking the base layer.

Sunny Aggarwal

10:25AM – 11:00AM

Morning Break

11:00AM – 11:20AM

Is Open Source Software Immortal?

This will be a talk about open source projects that have stood the test of time, and ones that didn’t. We will explore common themes for each. Finally, we will go over a framework for creating open source projects that will be able to live for a long time, possibly for ever.

Zachary Belford

11:20AM – 11:40AM

Merging Blockchains: A Technical Perspective

In this talk, we will explore, from a technical perspective, how we can merge two different blockchains together with completely unrelated history. We will discuss how using this techniques, together with account versioning, we can enable a safer feature upgrade path, and encourage dapps to use new EVM features. We will also briefly talk about the possibility of merging Ethereum and Ethereum Classic.

Wei Tang

11:40AM – 12:00PM

The EVM LLVM Project

The EVM LLVM project aims to bridge the LLVM compiler infrastructure community with the Ethereum blockchain family, enabling developers to utilize LLVM compiler infrastructure to build high quality, future-proof smart contracts.

Alan Li

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Lunch

1:00PM – 1:20PM

ECIP-1049: Why Ethereum Classic should adopt SHA3 Proof of Work

 In the wake of 51% attacks of early 2019, the Ethereum Classic community faced a difficult question – what can we do to defend ourselves as a minority chain on the Ethash algorithm? One active proposal, ECIP-1049, is to change ETC’s Proof of Work algorithm to SHA3. This talk explains the benefits of this change, outlines what steps need to be made before the proposal can be implemented. The talk also shares tangible progress on Astor, the SHA3 testnet launched in May 2019, and presents research on the topic from the mining community.

Alex Tsankov

1:20PM – 1:40PM

Building Trust As a Miner or Miner-Maker

The crypto sector has yet to earn TRUST

How Bitmain builds with the industry’s best interests in mind

Not a call for centralization, but for industry pioneers to lead by example

Bitmain’s 4 key efforts

Impact of policies implemented

Nishant Sharma

1:40PM – 2:00PM

Linzhi E1400 ETC ASIC

The proof-of-work algorithm of Ethereum is designed to be ASIC-resistant. This is achieved by requiring frequent access to a substantial amount of memory (several gigabytes) for the hash operations.

Our talk will follow up on last year’s introduction of the Linzhi E1400 ASIC miner and describe how our decentralized memory architecture enables the use of large memory without sacrificing ASIC benefits like high on-chip bandwidth and naturally massive parallelism.

Werner Almesberger

2:00PM – 2:20PM

Afternoon Break

2:20PM – 2:40PM

Mining Panel – Moderated by Bob Summerwill

Alex Tsankov, Nishant Sharma, Werner Almesberger, & Henry Quan

2:40PM – 3:00PM

Platform Panel – Moderated by Yaz Khoury

Afri Schoedon, Shane Jonas, Zachary Belford, Zachary Mitton, & Wei Tang

3:00PM – 3:20PM

Community Panel – Moderated by Bob Summerwill

Kevin Lord, Donald McIntyre Chelsea Palmer, Yaz Khoury & Terry Culver

3:20PM – 3:40PM

Afternoon Break

3:40PM – 4:00PM

Why community management is crucial for successful projects like ETC

Kevin Lord

4:00PM – 4:20PM

“Capture” Was Already Always Happening: The Complexity of Power in Blockchain Ecosystems

The past few years have seen sprawling online arguments about the threat of future capture of blockchain ecosystems and their governance, whether that capture is social, corporate, or driven by nation-states. I argue that our notions of “capture” are useless in their simplicity, and that it’s crucial to identify the always-existent threads of imbalanced influence presented by flows of funding, organizational structure, self-identified “expertise,” and of course plain old charm. 

The ETC community has survived and triumphed through multiple points of turbulence in this sense. Some recent struggles, like the 51% attack attempt, are “blockchain problems” that had never progressed beyond theoretical speculation for major chains before. 

I will reflect on what I think makes ETC’s ecosystem strong enough to push through such challenges, and propose a community stance of critical reflexivity which can greatly bolster the ecosystem’s existing antifragile qualities. Finally, I’ll warn against getting too comfortable with protocol immutability as conceptual armour against the inevitable challenges of community consensus.

Chelsea Palmer

4:20PM – 4:40PM

Redefining Governments Through Trusted Blockchain Applications

Equalising Access to Justice

Authenticating Legally Binding Proofs

e-Voting: Secret Voting on Public Blockchains

Empowering People to develop their Laws

Fighting against Fake-News, Harassment and Cyberbullying

Solving P2P frauds and man-in-the-middle by easy-to-use strong Cryptography

This lecture will present how real blockchain applications are transforming governments, empowering people by democratising access to Justice, and also eliminating frauds, corruption and bureaucracy.

Edilson Osorio Junior

4:40PM – 5:00PM

Closing Keynote

Charles Hoskinson

5:00PM – 5:10PM

Closing Statements

Bob Summerwill

Venue

We suggest arriving in Vancouver no later than the evening of Wednesday, October 2nd as the Summit begins early on the morning of Thursday, October 3rd.

Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada

The event will be held in the West Building on Level 3.

We have the entire third floor of the West Building (floor plans),with glass walls between the two rooms we have, the foyer space and the deck, so you get the gorgeous views even within the conference rooms themselves.

We will be combining rooms 301, 302, 303, 304 and 305 into the main stage room and will have room 306 as a secondary room. The registration, breakfasts, lunches and cocktail reception will all be held in the foyer area which wraps around the corner.

There is also an outside deck. Expect daytime temperatures around 16C / 60F. Showers are possible, but the forecasts are for clear weather.

If you want to take a 360 degree spin around the space, it has been Google Mapped, and you can have a look around using the links within the floor plan page at their website.


The second room is available for whatever the attendees would like to self-organize, with lightning talks, birds-of-a-feather, demos, co-working and more being likely choices. There will be round tables in there with power outlets, so we can hang out on our laptops and collaborate.

All of the food and refreshments will be served in the foyer, which is also where sponsor booths will be located. On the first evening we will also have a cocktail reception in the foyer starting at 5.15pm and running until 7.30pm, with free beer, wine, cider and liquor, to welcome attendees.

Parking

There is an Impark Parkade in the Vancouver Convention Centre’s West Building – you can find parking details and daily rates at this website.  While this parkade would be the best location in terms of convenience, alternatively attendees may seek street parking in the downtown district.

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An Introduction

We’ll have a diverse range of topics spanning development, IoT, cross-chain interoperability, market dynamics, smart contracts, social issues surrounding blockchains, and much more.  We are a community, and platform that takes cryptocurrency further; allowing for limitless smart contracts that operate autonomously and resist censorship and expect 350-400 attendees for the Summit. Come join our 3rd Annual Summit to learn about and connect with all things ETC!

$5,000 Level Sponsor

Pre-Conference Benefits

  • Prominent placement of logo and company profile on the website

  • Placement of logo on all email campaigns highlighting dates, speaker announcements, program, etc. and 2X social media mention on the ETC Summit social channels

Onsite-Conference Benefits

  • Table top / booth space (preferred location)

  • Prominent placement of logo and firm profile on the conference signage and digital images on screen during live event

Post-Conference Benefits

  • Prominent placement of logo on post event highlights and survey emails

$2,500 Level Sponsor

Pre-Conference Benefits

  • Prominent placement of logo and company profile on the website

  • Placement of logo on select email campaigns highlighting dates, speaker announcements, program, etc. and 1X social media mention on the ETC Summit social channels

Onsite-Conference Benefits

  • Table top / booth space

  • Prominent placement of logo and firm profile on the conference signage and digital images on screen during live event

ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIPS

All sponsorships listed below gain the same benefits as the $5,000 sponsor level above.

Lunch – $10,000 – Day 1 or Day 2

  • Get 2 hours of exposure during lunch conversations. Have your company’s logo featured during one of the conference lunches

  • Custom napkins with your company logo at the lunch

Cocktail Reception Day 1 – $10,000 Thank you Grayscale Investments!

  • Let participants become familiar with your brand over drinks. Be the last thing in their minds when they leave

  • Custom napkins with your company logo at the reception + signature drink named after your company

Networking Break (Both Days) – $7,500

  • Be an ice breaker. Have your company’s logo prominently featured during morning and afternoon networking breaks on signage near break food

Hotel Keycards – $6,000

  • Have your company’s logo printed on the hotel key cards for attendees staying at the venue

Wifi – $6,000

  • Have your company’s name as the WiFi passcode to access WiFi at the event