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Modular Day

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Beyoğlu, İstanbul
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Join us in Istanbul's Galata district for an all-day conference on the Modular ecosystem. Dive into the world of modular blockchains through talks and panel discussions, and connect with like-minded individuals to forge partnerships and discuss the latest developments in modular technology.

Experience Istanbul's rich history in a stunning venue that is easily accessible from the main Devconnect venue.



10:00 AM: Open Doors 

10:20 AM: Opening Remarks by Nam Chu Hoai, Co-Founder and CTO at Hyperlane

10:40 AM: Fireside chat “Build Whatever” with Nick White COO at Celestia Labs and Dougie Deluca, Investor at Figment Capital

11:10 AM: Panel 1: Sequencing

  • Moderator: Ben Rodriguez - Coinbase

  • Speakers: AJ Park, Cofounder - Radius, Josh Bowen Cofounder - Astria, Charles Lu - Cofounder - Espresso Systems

11:45 AM: Panel 2: Interoperability 

  • Moderator: Sebastian Couture, The Interop Ventures

  • Speakers: Trevor Porter - Protocol Engineer, Hyperlane, Uma Roy - Cofounder and CEO at Succinct - Noah Pravecek, Cofounder and CEO Nodekit

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM: “Emergent Applications of Zero-Knowledge Proofs for Modular Developers” by Ismael Hishon-Rezaizadeh, Co-Founder and CEO at Lagrange Labs

12:40 PM: Lunch Break

1:45 PM: Panel 3: Security

  • Moderator:Jacob Willemsma ,VP Partnerships - ETHGlobal

  • Speakers: Rushi Manche, Cofounder - Movement Labs, Juno - Technical Lead at Chainlight, Kydo - Protocol Researcher at Eigenlayer

2:20 PM: Panel 4: Infrastructure

  • Moderator: Peyman Momemi, Cofounder - Fairblock

  • Speakers: Galen Marchetti, Cofounder - Kurtosis, Hilmar Orth, Cofounder - Gelato, Brandon Kase, CTO - O(1)Labs

3:10 PM: Short Break

3:25 PM: Panel 5: Rollups Services & Frameworks

  • Moderator: Verity Coltman, Ecosystem Lead - Espresso Systems

  • Speakers: Amrit Kumar, COO - Altlayer, Parker Lou, CTO - Caldera, Gabriel Barros, DevRel - Cartesi, Matt Pearring, Product Lead - Arbitrum

4:00 PM: Panel 6: ZKs

  • Moderator: Nse Barna, VP of Operations - Aleo

  • Speakers: Manasi Vora, VP Product Growth - RiscZero, Maya Krasovsky, BD & Partnerships - Lita Foundation, Orkun Mahir Kılıç, CEO and Cofounder- Chainway

4:35 PM: Closing Panel: “Modular and/or Monolithic”

  • Moderator: Jon Wu, Head of Marketing - Aztec

  • Speakers: Nick White, COO - Celestia, Keone Hon - Cofounder and CEO - Monad, Mariano Cortesti - Head of Engineering at CLabs

5:00 PM: Closing Remarks by Nam Chu Hoai,  Cofounder and CTO at Hyperlane 

5:00 - 6:30pm: Happy Hour


About Hyperlane
Hyperlane is the first Permissionless Interoperability layer, enabling anyone to connect any blockchain, out-of-the-box. With Hyperlane, developers can build Interchain Applications, apps that abstract away the complexity of interchain interactions and serve users on any connected chain. Additionally, Hyperlane’s modular security stack gives developers the power to customize their interchain security. Hyperlane development is open-source and led by core developers at Abacus Works.

About Celestia
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.

About RiscZero
RISC Zero is focused on taking care of the underlying cryptography so that you can focus on building zkApps. We've built the zkVM that allows users to prove correct execution of arbitrary Rust code. And Bonsai, a decentralized proving engine that empowers developers to seamlessly integrate ZK proofs into their applications, blockchains, or appchains, enhancing security and enabling complex computations.

About Lagrange Labs
Lagrange Labs specializes in developing infrastructure to increase the security and expressivity of how contract states can be used onchain and between chains. Lagrange’s first product is ZK Big Data, a novel proof system optimized for concurrently generating batched storage proofs and dynamic zero-knowledge distributed computation.