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SPEAKER

Ben Fielding

Co-founder, Gensyn

Bidhan Roy

Founder & CEO, Bagel Network

dcbuilder.eth

Accelerating, Worldcoin

Ethan Jackson

Co-founder, ChainML

Gokhan Er

Managing Director, IOSG Ventures

Illia Polosukhin

Founder, NEAR Protocol

Ismael Hishon-Rezaizadeh

Founder, Lagrange

Kerim Kaya

Co-founder & CEO, FirstBatch

Kacper Koziol

Co-founder, Herodutus

Marijo Radman

Co-founder, Alterscope

Mark Rydon

Co-founder & CEO, Aethir

Michael O'Rourke

Co-founder & CEO, Pocket Network (Grove)

Mo Dong

Co-founder, Brevis

Momir Amidzic

Senior Director, IOSG Ventures

Mohit Pandit

Investment, IOSG Ventures

Nick Emmons

Co-founder, Allora (Upshot)

Niraj Pant

Co-founder, Ritual

Raullen Chai

Co-founder & CEO, IoTeX

Roshan Raghupathy

Researcher, Marlin Protocol

Sandeep Nailwal

Co-founder, Polygon

Scott Dykstra

Co-Founder & CTO, Space and Time

Sean Ren

Co-founder & CEO of Sahara AI

Tory Green

Co-founder & COO, io.net

Trevor Harries-Jones

COO, OTOY (Render Network)

Vyas Krishnan

Strategy, EigenLayer

Ben Fielding

Co-founder, Gensyn

Bidhan Roy

Founder & CEO, Bagel Network

dcbuilder.eth

Accelerating, Worldcoin

Ethan Jackson

Co-founder, ChainML

Gokhan Er

Managing Director, IOSG Ventures

Illia Polosukhin

Founder, NEAR Protocol

Ismael Hishon-Rezaizadeh

Founder, Lagrange

Kerim Kaya

Co-founder & CEO, FirstBatch

Kacper Koziol

Co-founder, Herodutus

Marijo Radman

Co-founder, Alterscope

Mark Rydon

Co-founder & CEO, Aethir

Michael O'Rourke

Co-founder & CEO, Pocket Network (Grove)

Mo Dong

Co-founder, Brevis

Momir Amidzic

Senior Director, IOSG Ventures

Mohit Pandit

Investment, IOSG Ventures

Nick Emmons

Co-founder, Allora (Upshot)

Niraj Pant

Co-founder, Ritual

Raullen Chai

Co-founder & CEO, IoTeX

Roshan Raghupathy

Researcher, Marlin Protocol

Sandeep Nailwal

Co-founder, Polygon

Scott Dykstra

Co-Founder & CTO, Space and Time

Sean Ren

Co-founder & CEO of Sahara AI

Tory Green

Co-founder & COO, io.net

Trevor Harries-Jones

COO, OTOY (Render Network)

Vyas Krishnan

Strategy, EigenLayer

AGENDA

AI x Crypto Investment Philosophy

Gokhan Er, Managing Director of IOSG Ventures

Why AI Needs to be Open

​Illia Polosukhin, Co-founder of NEAR

Enabling AI Function in the Last Generation Blockchain

Illia Polosukhin, Co-founder of NEAR
​Sandeep Nailwal, Co-founder of Polygon

Data & AI Model

Kerim Kaya, Co-founder & CEO of FirstBatch
​Nader Dabit, Director of DevRel of EigenLayer
​Sean Ren, Co-founder & CEO of Sahara AI
Bidhan Roy, Founder & CEO of Bagel Network

The Role of AI Agent in Crypto​

Ethan Jackson, Co-founder of ChainML
Humayun Sheikh, Founder & CEO of Fetch AI (TBC)
Michael O'Rourke, Co-founder & CEO of Pocket Network (Grove)
Niraj Pant, Co-founder of Ritual
Nick Emmons, Co-founder & CEO of Allora (Upshot)

TBD

Ethan Jackson, Co-founder of ChainML

ZKML: Applications & Challenges

Jason Morton, CEO of EZKL (TBC)
Mo Dong, Co-founder of Brevis
dcbuilder.eth, Accelerating Worldcoin
​Marijo Radman, Co-founder of Alterscope

GPU Networks

Ben Fielding, Co-founder of Gensyn
Trevor Harries-Jones, COO of Render (TBC)
​Tory Green, Co-founder & COO of io.net
Mark Ryden, Co-founder & CEO of Aethir
Raullen Chai, Co-founder & CEO of IoTeX

AI x Crypto Investment Philosophy

Gokhan Er, Managing Director of IOSG Ventures

Why AI Needs to be Open

​Illia Polosukhin, Co-founder of NEAR

Enabling AI Function in the Last Generation Blockchain

Illia Polosukhin, Co-founder of NEAR
​Sandeep Nailwal, Co-founder of Polygon

Moderating by Momir Amidzic, Senior Director, IOSG Ventures

Data & AI Models

Scott Dykstra, Co-founder & CTO of Space and Time
Kerim Kaya, Co-founder & CEO of FirstBatch
Vyas Krishnan, Strategy of EigenLayer
​Sean Ren, Co-founder & CEO of Sahara AI
Bidhan Roy, Founder & CEO of Bagel Network

Moderating by Mohit Pandit, Investment, IOSG Ventures

The Role of AI Agent in Crypto

Ethan Jackson, Co-founder of ChainML
Michael P O'Rourke, Co-founder & CEO of Pocket Network (Grove)
Niraj Pant, Co-founder of Ritual
Nick Emmons, Co-founder & CEO of Allora (Upshot)

Moderating by Roshan Raghupathy, Researcher, Marlin Protocol

TBD

Ethan Jackson, Co-founder of ChainML

ZKML: Applications & Challenges

Mo Dong, Co-founder of Brevis
Ismael Hishon-Rezaizadeh, Founder of Lagrange
dcbuilder.eth, Accelerating Worldcoin
Kacper Koziol, Co-founder of Herodutus
​Marijo Radman, Co-founder of Alterscope

Moderating by Gokhan Er, Managing Director, IOSG Ventures

GPU Networks

​Ben Fielding, Co-founder of Gensyn
Trevor Harries-Jones, COO of Render Network
​Tory Green, Co-founder & COO of io.net
Mark Ryden, Co-founder & CEO of Aethir

Moderating by Raullen Chai, Co-founder & CEO, IoTeX

Why AI x Crypto

The surge in large language models (LLMs) has set high expectations for intelligent, blockchain-integrated decentralized apps, posing significant challenges due to AI’s demand for vast, typically centralized computational power. To address this, developers are innovating in the crypto sphere, establishing peer-to-peer GPU networks to offer essential, decentralized, and affordable GPU resources. This groundwork supports a growing crypto AI environment. On top of this GPU infrastructure, builders are creating inference networks integrated with various blockchain ecosystems. Zero-knowledge machine learning (ZKML) plays a crucial role in ensuring the decentralization and integrity of model inferences.
ML models are inherently vulnerable; altering just one weight among billions of parameters can lead to inaccurate results. Robust solutions are needed to verify the correctness of ML inferences before widespread adoption. Further advancements include decentralized networks with incentives inspired by the NFT market and advanced stablecoins yielding profits for AI users, promoting an economy where funds earn interest when not deployed for AI services. Beyond Ethereum, this AI revolution is extending to Bitcoin, with developers crafting fast, cost-efficient, programmable Layer 2 solutions, gearing up for an expansive AI wave across blockchain ecosystems.

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OFR Memories

We’re thrilled to carry forward the trend and add value to the dynamic crypto industry in 2024.

Over the past 6 years, we’ve successfully held a series of Old Friend Reunion events, with more than 2500 attendees and 150+ industry experts, 15+ top-tier media coverage, and over 7000 views via live streaming on Youtube, bringing together all the founders and leaders for profound discussions. Our past events have sparked meaningful conversations and brought together diverse perspectives.

We’re thrilled to carry forward the trend and add value to the dynamic crypto industry in 2024.

OFR Memories

Over the past 6 years, we’ve successfully held a series of Old Friend Reunion events, with more than 2500 attendees and 150+ industry experts, 15+ top-tier media coverage, and over 7000 views via live streaming on Youtube, bringing together all the founders and leaders for profound discussions. Our past events have sparked meaningful conversations and brought together diverse perspectives.

We’re thrilled to carry forward the trend and add value to the dynamic crypto industry in 2024.

We’re thrilled to carry forward the trend and add value to the dynamic crypto industry in 2024.

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start a journey with us!