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[SF Eth Dev] The dYdX Protocol + A Conversation on the Crypto Winter

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

6:00 Networking
6:30 Speakers
• A Deep Dive on dXdY
• A Conversation on the Crypto Winter


About the Host
Starfish Mission is a co-working space for the Blockchain Community to gather, work and learn together in San Francisco. They are hosting both established blockchain startups and companies and small teams at the ideation or development stage. (


Talk 1: A Deep Dive on dYdX

dYdX will present an overview of their platform. dYdX is a set of protocols for decentralized margin and derivatives trading, enabling different types of financial products to be created, issued, and traded for any pair of underlying ERC20 tokens. Their approach uses off-chain order books with on-chain settlement to minimize blockchain computational overhead while still retaining the benefits of trustlessness.

Talk 2: A Conversation on the Crypto Winter

This talk will be a panel discussion on the Crypto Winter. We'll discuss how companies and projects have been affected by the cooling as well as areas and companies that are heating up and making progress. Our panelists and moderator are deeply involved in the Ethereum ecosystem and will share their thoughts on the state of the ecosystem and how they expect it to develop in the future.

Moderator: Grant Hummer
Panelists: Don Ho, Steve McKie

About the Panelists
Steven McKie is a crypto veteran of 6+ years. Previously Head of Growth and Product Content at Purse, he expanded Purse’s operations with value-added partnerships in multiple regions globally and assisted in building out the bcoin developer team and now working preparing for the launch of Handshake. McKie also hosts and edits BlockChannel, a podcast and educational publication focused on cryptoeconomics and crypto software development. He is now a Founding Partner and the CEO of a hybrid crypto hedge/VC, Amentum.