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Web3 Scholars Conference

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Web3 Scholars Conference

The Web3 Scholars Conference primarily focuses on technical and organizational innovations within the blockchain ecosystem, including but not limited to security, MEV, cryptography, cryptoeconomics, DAOs, and organizational studies. We aim to drive the development of the Web3 industry and enhance collaboration and exchange among industry scholars, researchers, and practitioners.


November 4, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


CyberArena, 2 / F, The Arcade at Cyberport (Cyberport Shopping Mall), 100 Cyberport Road, Central and Western, Hong Kong



  • 8:30am - 9:00am

Welcome Remarks

  • 9:00am - 9:10am

Opening Remarks

  • 9:10am - 9:30am

    • The Hon. Duncan Chiu, HKSAR Legislative Council Member (Technology and Innovation)

    • Prof. Christopher Yu-hang CHAO, Board Member of Cyberport and Vice President (Research and Innovation) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Session 1: Cryptography

  • 9:30am - 10:15am

    • The Role of Cryptography in Blockchain Technology

    • Man Ho Allen AU, Full Professor at the Department of Computing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • 10:15am - 10:40am

    • Research on Web3 Standardization

    • Ming Li, Chair of IEEE Computer Society Blockchain And Distributed Ledger Standards Committee

  • 10:40am - 11:00am

    • Recursive SNARKs: Incremental Verifiable Computation and Folding Scheme

    • Shang Gao, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • 11:00am - 11:15am

    • Break

Session 2:  Crypto-economics

  • 11:15am - 11:45am

    • BlindHub: Bitcoin-Compatible Privacy-Preserving Payment Channel Hubs Supporting Variable Amounts

    • John Yuen, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong

  • 11:45am - 12:15pm

    • Blockchain Extractable Value: How dark is the forest (V2)

    • Liyi Zhou, Imperial College London and Co-Founder of Decentralized Intelligence AG

  • 12:15pm - 12:45pm

    • Robust (Decentralized) Oracle Design

    • Leifu Zhang, Assistant Professor in the Thrust of Financial Technology at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) (HKUST(GZ))

  • 12:45pm - 1:30pm

    • Lunch

Session 3:   Security

  • 1:30pm - 2:00pm

    • Web3 Auditing Through Users' Eyes: Awareness of Security

    • Ye Wang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and the Asia-Pacific Academy of Economics and Management at the University of Macau

  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm

    • Inside Mobile Wallet Security

    • Kang Li, Chief Security Officer of CertiK

  • 2:30pm - 3:00pm

    • Detecting Blockchain (E)VM Flaws

    • Yajin Zhou, Professor of Zhejiang University and CEO of BlockSec

  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm

    • Break

  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm

    • AML Challenges & Solutions in the Web3 Ecosystem

    • Qifu Zhong, Partner & Product Lead of SlowMist

  • 4:00pm - 4:20pm

    • Enhancing Smart Contract Security Analysis

    • Zihao Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • 4:20pm - 4:40pm

    • Unmasking Role-Play Attack Strategies in Exploiting Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Systems

    • Weilin Li, University of Science and Technology of China

Session 4: Web3 Futures

  • 4:40pm - 5:30pm

    • Web3 Futures: Academics and the Asian Opportunity

    • Moderator: Audrey Tang, Founder of DRK Lab

    • Panellists:

      • Roland Sun, General Counsel of Fenbushi Capital

      • Yi Tang, Principal, Qiming Venture Partners

      • Gavin Wang, Managing Partner at SNZ Capital

      • Jian Wang, Head of Amber Labs



DRK Lab is a boutique studio-like lab founded by Blockchain professionals that devoted in helping talented projects/teams, contributing as active builder to develop an organic Web3 world with long-termist.

The Arcade at Cyberport
100號 Cyberport Rd, Telegraph Bay, Hong Kong
CyberArena, 2 / F, Arcade (Cyberport Shopping Mall)
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193 Going