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Blockchain Application Stanford Summit (BASS)

August 26 - 27       
by Stanford Blockchain Club       

Blockchain Application Stanford Summit (BASS) is part of Stanford Blockchain Week as an affiliated side conference to the Sciences of Blockchain Conference. The conference is organized by the Stanford Blockchain Club with the support of Stanford Center of Blockchain Research. The conference will take place on Stanford campus in the weekend of 8/26 and 8/27 before Sciences of Blockchain Conference (SBC). 

While the main conference is more academic and research driven, our conference aims to be complementary and focuses more on the application, engineering and entrepreneurship aspects of the blockchain technology. In addition, we aim to highlight the top blockchain startups from the Stanford ecosystem.

Conference Dates:   Aug. 26 - 27, 2023

Venue: Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 200, Stanford University. Address: 370 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA, United States

Registration: Attendance is free, but please register if you plan to attend. Space is limited.       

Side Events: Apply here to host a side event for Stanford Blockchain Week. View registered side events here.

The conference will cover a variety of topics including execution environment, rollups, DeFi, privacy, Bitcoin ecosystem, ZK, DevOps, payment, creator economy, MEV & data infra.


Saturday, August 26th, 2023
8:00amRegistration opens
9:00amWelcome Remarks            

Kun Peng, Founder, Stanford Blockchain Accelerator & BASS       

Dan Boneh, Professor, Stanford University & Co-director, Stanford Center for Blockchain Research A transactional paradigm of reality          

Jae Kwon, Founder of & Co-Founder of Cosmos
9:40amNexus: Enabling Decentralized Verifiable Computing           

Daniel Marin, Founder & CEO, Nexus
10:00amInnovation in Consensus Research from Chainlink Labs 

Dahlia Malkhi, Distinguished Scientist at Chainlink Labs
10:30amA Pragmatic Path to an N-Rollup Future 

Bobby Beniers, Polychain
11:00amStylus: Unifying the EVM and WASM on Arbitrum 

Ed Felten, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Offchain Labs
11:30amModular Blockchains: Past, Present & Future           

Nick White, COO, Celestia Labs
12:00pmThe Case for Dedicated Rollups           

Matthew Katz, Co-Founder, Caldera
12:20pmLunch Break
1:30pmBlend and Oracle Minimization     

Dan Robinson, Head of Research, Paradigm
2:00pmChallenges in Programmable Privacy           

Adam Domurad, Aztec
2:30pmUsable Privacy From Stealth Addresses and Shielded Pools         

Sebastien La Duca, CTO, Nocturne Labs
2:50pmBitcoin Staking: Unlocking 21 Million Bitcoins to Secure the Decentralized Economy           

David Tse, Professor, Stanford University & Co-Founder, BabylonChain
3:10pmDigital Gold and Beyond           

Panelists: John Riggins (Asia Pacific Head of Operations, BTC Media); Leland Lee, (VP, Galaxy Digital); Udi Wertheimer (Taproot Wizard #0001, Taproot Wizards)      

Moderated by Logan Jastremski, Co-Founder and Partner, Frictionless
3:55pmBuild on top of Bitcoin           

Panelists: David Tse (Co-Founder, BabylonChain); Erin Redwing(COO, Ordinals protocol); Danny Yang(Founder & CEO, Metagood), Albert Liang (Founder, Bitcoin Startup Labs)           

Moderated by Tyler Evans (Co-Founder & CTO, Bitcoin Inc.)
Sunday, August 27th, 2023
9:10amOpen questions in rollups 

Ben Livshits, VP of Research, zkSync
9:40amCost of Intelligence: Reflections on ZKML      

Nick Cosby, VP of Engineering, Modulus Labs
10:00amL1 + L2 = L3       

Uri Kolodny, Co-Founder & CEO, StarkWare
10:30amThe next 10x in zero knowledge proofs comes from coordination       

John Guibas, Co-Founder, Succinct Labs
10:50amzkOps: The journey to mass adoption of zero knowledge systems         

Aaron Greenblatt, Founder & CEO, Ironmill
11:10amSupporting a modular smart contract account ecosystem         

Noam Hurwitz, Alchemy
11:40amBuilding hyperscale applications on Ethereum           

Sreeram Kannan, Founder & CEO, Eigenlayer
12:10pmAI & Crypto     

Panelists: Evan Miyazono (Head of Research, Protocol Labs); Guy Wuollet (Deal Partner, a16z Crypto)     

Moderated by Kun Peng, Founder, Stanford Blockchain Accelerator
12:40pmLunch Break
1:30pmProgrammable wallets         

Yingying Zheng, Circle    

Li Tao, Circle
2:00pmThe future trends in crypto and the future of crypto VCs           

Panelists: Avichal Garg (Managing Partner, Electric Capital), Haseeb Qureshi (Managing Partner, Dragonfly), Paul Veradittakit (Managing Partner, Pantera)         

Moderated by Gil Rosen, Managing Partner, Blockchain Builders Fund
2:45pmGoogle Cloud: Blockchain Node Engine

Ethan Wang, Google
3:05pmScaling for real world adoption           

Marek Olszewski, Co-Founder, Celo & Celo Labs         

Xochitl Cazador, Ecosystem Growth, Celo Foundation & Founding Team, Celo Labs
3:35pmReal-Time Data Improvements in The Graph         

Sam Green, Co-Founder Semiotic Labs & Core Dev Team, The Graph
4:05pmEmbedded privacy for on-chain trading - building optimal user experience for whales      

Georgi Koreli, CEO, Hinkal Protocol      

Dr. Nika Koreli, CTO, Hinkal Protocol
4:25pmChainlink’s CCIP (Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol)      

Lorenz Breidenbach, head of R&D, Chainlink Labs
4:55pmBuilding web3: lessons from building web2 products used by millions 

Nikil Viswanathan, Co-Founder & CEO, Alchemy 

Dan Boneh, Professor, Stanford University & Co-director, Stanford Center for Blockchain Research

If you have any questions, please contact Kun Peng at

Planning Committee


Kun Peng, MS in Management Science & Engineering & Lead Instructor of CEE246A & Founder of Stanford Blockchain Accelerator & BASS

Core Team

Bridget Harris, BS in Economics, Chief Financial Officer at Stanford Blockchain Club

Gil Rosen, Stanford GSB MSx Sloan Fellow & MA in Public Policy & Instructor of CEE246A, Stanford Blockchain Accelerator President

Jay Yu, BS in Computer Science & BA in Philosophy, VP at Stanford Blockchain Club

Kydo, MS in Medicine & Instructor of CEE246A, Head of Research at Stanford Blockchain Club

Philipp Reineke, PhD in Management Science & Engineering & Instructor of CEE246A, Co-Chief Financial Officer at Stanford Blockchain Club

Ricky Wang, Stanford MBA, Stanford Blockchain Accelerator Outreach Director, CyberConnect BD Manager

Sophie Fujiwara, BS in Symbolic Systems MS in Computer Science, President at Stanford Blockchain Club

Trudy Liu, active member of Stanford Blockchain Club



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