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VM Day (Devconnect)

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As rollup solutions scale Ethereum's execution, a subset is diverging from the EVM. These teams are introducing alternative VMs, opening up a vast new design space for execution.

Join us for an afternoon to learn and engage with the builders behind these cutting-edge execution environments. Together, we'll delve into the intricacies, weigh the trade-offs, and unearth the transformative use cases these solutions unlock.


1:30 - 2:20 | Welcome with coffee, tea, soft drinks & snacks

2:20 - 2:30 PM | Intro

2:30 - 3:20 PM | Lightning Talks Round 1:
RISC Zero, Stackr, Movement Labs & Fluent

3:30 - 4:10 PM
Panel 1: Adoption challenges & opportunities
Rollups allow us to move beyond the EVM, introducing new architectures and developer experiences. What new possibilities does this enable, and what challenges does it pose for developers?

  • Kautuk, Founder, Stackr Labs

  • Brian Retford, Co-Founder & CEO, RISC Zero

  • Dino, Co-Founder, Fluent Labs & Modular Media

  • Rushi Manche, Founder, Movement Labs

  • Moderator: Anna Rose, Zero Knowledge Podcast & ZK Validator

4:10 - 4:40 PM | BREAK with coffee, tea, soft drinks & snacks

4:40 - 5:40 PM  | Lightning Talks Round 2:
Cartesi, Fuel, Arbitrum ​​Stylus, Polygon Miden & Aztec

6 - 7 PM | Panel 2: General Purpose VS Custom VMs 
While some projects introduce novel new blockchain VMs, other projects bring general VMs and languages into blockchains. What are the tradeoffs between these two approaches?

  • Nick Dodson, CEO, Fuel Labs

  • Carsten Munk, Board Director, Cartesi

  • Raul Jordan, Senior Software Engineer, Maintainer of Prysm Ethereum Client, Offchain Labs

  • Rahul Kothari, Protocol Engineer & PM, Aztec

  • Bobbin Threadbare, Project Lead, Polygon Miden 

  • Moderator: David Mihal, Product Strategist, Fuel Labs

​​7 - 8:30 PM  | Closing Drinks & Bites

💵 Price:

  • ​​Free — limited tickets!

  • First come, first served for seating on the day.

​​📍 Location:

  • Devconnect, ​​Istanbul, Türkiye

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Cartesi is an app-specific rollup protocol with a virtual machine that runs Linux distributions, creating a richer and broader design space for DApp developers. ​​​​Follow us on Twitter or our other social channels to keep in the loop on news and developments.

Fuel is a new blockchain stack designed from the ground up, enabling parallel transaction execution and native account abstraction on Ethereum. Fuel is soon launching a layer 2 on mainnet Ethereum, offering best-in-class tooling with an all-in-one unified toolchain and smart contract language, Sway. Follow on Twitter or other social channels.