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L3 Summit: Denver Edition

Hosted by zkLink & 5 others
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About Event

L3 Summit: Denver Edition is a zkLink-initiated event series that educates, amplifies, and shares research about the current status of Layer 3 development from the world's leading Layer 1 and Layer 2 blockchain protocols.

Layer 3s are a third layer built on top of Ethereum Layer 2 Rollups that deliver higher scalability, lower gas costs, and greater app-specific customizability. Layer 3s are poised to be the future of building interoperable dApp infrastructures and Ethereum scaling solutions.

The L3 Summit brings together the world's best protocols such as zkSync, Starknet, Scroll, Linea, Polygon, Manta, Mantle, Kakarot, Taiko, Celestia, Eigen Layer, and more..., to push forward the boundaries of Layer 3 innovation and break through the blockchain trilemma.

Visit L3 Summit Website and follow L3 Summit official Twitter to stay updated.

​​​Interested in Sponsoring L3 Summit? Reach out to @Steviezk and @warcozhu on Telegram to learn more!


📅 Date: 2nd March, 2024
⏰ Time: 12:00 - 20:00
📍 Venue: Le Méridien Denver Downtown, Grove Ballroom
​​​🎪 Free entry subject to approval

​Speakers & Moderators

Host Speakers:

zkLink - Vince Yang - Co-Founder

QED - Carter Jack Feldman - Founder & CEO


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Avail - Dan Mills - Head of Product

Cometh - Aurelien Godderis - Founder

EigenLayer - Sreeram Kannan - CEO

Gelato - Ella Jonas - CMO

Izumi Finance - Jimmy Yin - CEO

Kakarot - Danilo Kim - Co-Founder

Layer0 - Irene Wu - Head of Strategy

Linea - Marco Monaco - Growth Lead

LogX - Anshu Agrawal - Founder

Manta - Kenny Li - Co-Founder

Mantle - Arun Devabhaktuni - Researcher

MatterLabs - Anthony Rose - SVP of Engineering

Metis / ZKM- Jose Fabrega - Head of Marketing

Offchain Labs (Arbitrum) - Austin Marrazza - Product Manager

Polygon - Dominik Schmid - Product Manager

Polyhedra - Eric Vreeland - CSO

Pyth - Marc Tillement - Director

Starkware - Louis Guthmann - Head of Ecosystem

Scroll - Haichen Shen - Co-Founder

Taiko - Joaquin Mendes Izard - Partnership Lead

zkcandy - Kin Wai Lau - CEO (ICandy Interactive)


Arpa Network / Penrose Ventures- Yemu Xu - Co-Founder

Arrington Capital - Colton Conley - Principal

BSCN - Jonny Huang - Chief Editor

Cointelegraph - Anna Shakola - Head of BD

Kroma - Derek Chang - COO

L2Beat - Luca Donno - Researcher

OKX - Troy Zhou - Senior BD Manager


13:00- 13:45 What are the different approaches and purposes for building Layer 3 solutions?

13:45 - 14:30 DeFi on Layer 3: Overcoming Challenges and Seizing Opportunities

14:30 - 14:55 The difference between General Purpose and App Specific Rollups in Layer 3 Protocol Architecture

14:55 - 15:15 Break

15:15 - 16:00 L2O Consortium

16:00 - 16:45 Beyond Interoperability: The Next Frontiers in Layer 3 Evolution

16:45 - 17:30 zkEVM vs zkVM - Use-cases, challenges and the future

17:30 - 17:50 Break

17:50 - 18:35 Data Availability and Modular Blockchain in Layer 3 Networks

18:35 - 19:20 Developing Decentralized Applications on Layer 3: A Developer's Perspective

19:20 - 20:00 Networking

The Hosts


zkLink is the world’s first and only zkEVM Aggregated Layer 3 Rollup developed for high performance ZK applications using ZK Proofs. It empowers developers to easily build and route DApps to countless zkRollup Layer 2 ecosystems in minutes with the inherited security from Ethereum while solving for DeFi’s liquidity fragmentation problem.


QED is Bitcoin’s native execution layer. Unlike other Bitcoin L2s requiring a trusted multisig, assets can be bridged in a trustless way on QED, secured by ZKP.

With its cutting-edge state model, QED is capable of supporting millions of concurrent users transacting in parallel and with low gas fees.

For developers, QED’s BitIDE has custom opcodes, with which developers can use OP_MUL and more on the Bitcoin mainnet, thus allowing developers to easily deploy their dApps on $BTC.

The Sponsors

Arrington Capital

A thesis-driven firm investing in digital assets and web3 since 2017.

Arpa Network

ARPA Network builds Randcast, an on-chain verifiable RNG for tamper-proof randomness in AW, gaming, and NFTs. ARPA partners with Optimism, BASE, Redstone, Ancient8, Lootchain, Delysium, AltLayer, AGLD, Particle Network and more.

Izumi Finance

iZUMi Finance is a multi-chain DeFi protocol providing one-stop DEX-as-a-Service (DaaS).


Manta Pacific is the first EVM-equivalent ZK-application platform that is scalable and secure through Celestia DA and Polygon zkEVM.


OKX is an innovative cryptocurrency exchange with advanced financial services.

The Event Partners


Avail is a modular blockchain with a data availability layer designed to scale blockchain networks.


Celestia is the first modular data availability network that securely scales with the number of users, making it easy for anyone to launch their own blockchain. It is a minimal blockchain that decouples execution from consensus by introducing a new primitive, data availability sampling.


Development platform to build and operate web3 games and dApps


Consensys is the leading blockchain and web3 software company. Since 2014, Consensys has been at the forefront of innovation, pioneering technological developments within the web3 ecosystem.

Eigen Layer

Eigen Layer, a market for shared security to hyperscale ethereum, provides developers with access to the Ethereum staked capital base and decentralized validator set.


Rollup-as-a-Service Platform. Deploy modular layer2 blockchains with seamless integrations of all your favorite Web3 tools & services.


Provable Ethereum Virtual Machine (zkEVM) written in Cairo. Kakarot enables seamless EVM compatibility and interoperability, allowing developers to deploy #Solidity or any #EVM-compatible language smart contracts, similar to Ethereum or Polygon.


Kroma is a developer-friendly, rollup-based Ethereum Layer 2 solution that offers low fees and scalability with EVM equivalence

L2O Consortium

QED has already published the L2O consortium (Starkware, ZkLink as original members) which is a set of standards for trustless applications and layer 2s to be deployed on Bitcoin.

L2O Consortium is a comprehensive set of standards for trustless applications and layer 2s to be built on Bitcoin for the first time. L2O’s mission is to bring BTC Native Security, Internet Scale and Interoperability to applications and layer 2s on Bitcoin.


LayerZero is an interoperability protocol that connects blockchains (50+ and counting), allowing developers to build seamless omnichain applications, tokens, and experiences.


​A developer-ready zkEVM rollup for scaling Ethereum dapps, leveraging on zero-knowledge (ZK) proofs to offer high-speed transactions and lower gas fees.


Perp DEX with deepest liquidity: Arbitrum, Mantle, Mode,Kroma,Linea, Manta, Telos ...


Manta Network is the modular blockchain for zero-knowledge applications. Manta Pacific, its L2 ecosystem, provides a scalable and inexpensive gas-fee environment for ZK applications to deploy simply using Solidity.


Mantle Ecosystem is built around Mantle Network, an EVM-compatible L2 technology stack for scaling Ethereum. Mantle Network is the first DAO-spawned L2, partnering with ETH restaking protocol EigenLayer for a separate data availability module and is secured by Ethereum.

Matter Labs

Matter Labs is scaling Ethereum with zero-knowledge proofs. Hyperchains, offered by zkSync are hyper-scalable, interoperable, custom, and fully sovereign zk-chains running on the top of Layer-1 or Layer-2 networks while being connected, able to get security and finality from the main chain (L1).


Metis is a permissionless Ethereum Layer 2 network powering the next generation of decentralized applications. Metis offers low gas fees, fast transactions, native storage and high security.

Offchain Labs

Offchain Labs is a company that is dedicated to building cutting-edge scaling solutions for Ethereum.


Polygon zkEVM Beta is the leading ZK scaling solution that is equivalent to Ethereum Virtual Machine: The vast majority of existing smart contracts, developer tools and wallets work seamlessly.


Polyhedra Network provides fine-grained privacy extensions for Web3 with stealth address models, meeting both privacy-preserving needs and compliance policies.


Pyth is a price feed oracle that delivers real-time market data for crypto, equities, FX, and commodities to 45+ blockchains. 95+ major market participants — including Jane Street, CBOE, Binance, OKX, and Bybit.


StarkWare, founded in 2018, has focused on scaling Ethereum through its revolutionary invention: the ZK-STARK proof system.


Scroll seamlessly extends Ethereum’s capabilities through zero knowledge tech and EVM compatibility. The L2 network built by Ethereum devs for Ethereum devs. Built and deploy on Scroll just like on Ethereum


Taiko is a based rollup and is an Ethereum-equivalent (Type 1) ZK-EVM, maximally compatible with Ethereum.


zkCandy is a Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum, utilizing zero-knowledge proofs to accelerate transaction speed and decrease fees

The Media Partners


Blockhead is a digital assets focused media platform that's Asia-led and global in scope, covering the most important industry trends and developments.

BSC News

Leading Crypto and web3 news source, delivering the latest market trends, analysis and updates on DeFi, NFTs and P2E Gaming.


Cointelegraph is the leading independent digital media resource covering a wide range of news on blockchain technology, crypto assets, and emerging fintech trends.


CoinPost is the largest blockchain and cryptocurrency news media in Japan


The ultimate gate to the cryptocurrency world: The latest Bitcoin and crypto news, price analysis, trading and how-to guides for beginners and experts.

CryptoRank provides crowdsourced and professionally curated research, analysis, and market-moving news to help market participants make more informed trading decisions.


L2BEAT is an analytics and research website about Ethereum layer 2 scaling.

M Post

Metaverse Post has quickly emerged as a leading news website dedicated to comprehensive coverage of the AI, NFTs, AR/VR, and the exciting realm of web 3.0 technologies.

The Rollup

Crypto Education hub focused on Rollups, Modular Chains, DeFi, and more.

The Venue

Le Méridien Denver Downtown

​The venue has a capacity for 500 guests.

All are welcome to attend: developers, founders, infrastructure architects, investors, and blockchain enthusiasts.

Le Méridien Denver Downtown
1475 California St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
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