ETHSofia

ETHSofia

17-19th October 2024

17-19th October 2024

Conference and Hackathon

Conference and Hackathon

  • ETHSofia | Conference and Hackathon | 17-19 Oct 2024 |

ETHSofia MANIFESTO

Crafted as the brainchild of devoted blockchain professionals and enthusiasts, ETHSofia is on a mission to unify Bulgaria's Ethereum ecosystem. 

Inspired by Vitalik's vision of a cypherpunk future, ETHSofia welcomes a vanguard of thought leaders and builders innovating in ZK proofs, account abstraction, AI, L2s, security, and decentralized infrastructure.

The goal? Design a global, scalable free-market built on open-source blockchain technology.

This October, become part of the first conference dedicated to cutting-edge EVM-centric innovation in Bulgaria and discover Sofia's Ethereum stack.

CONFERENCE

18-19th Oct

2-DAY

EVENT

40+

SPEAKERS

DEFI, ZK, AI, L2, LST, LRT, INFRA TRACKS +

FOCUSING ON CUTTING-EDGE EVM-BASED INNOVATION

CONFERENCE

18-19th Oct

2-DAY

EVENT

40+

SPEAKERS

DEFI, ZK, AI, L2, LST, LRT, INFRA TRACKS +

FOCUSING ON CUTTING-EDGE EVM-BASED INNOVATION

ETHSofia MANIFESTO

cypherpunk vitalik buterin

Crafted as the brainchild of devoted blockchain professionals and enthusiasts, ETHSofia is on a mission to unify Bulgaria's Ethereum ecosystem. 

Inspired by Vitalik's vision of a cypherpunk future, ETHSofia welcomes a vanguard of thought leaders and builders innovating in ZK proofs, account abstraction, AI, L2s, security, and decentralized infrastructure.


The goal? Design a global, scalable free-market built on open-source blockchain technology.

This October, become part of the first conference dedicated to cutting-edge EVM-centric innovation in Bulgaria and discover Sofia's Ethereum stack.

  • ETHSofia | Conference and Hackathon | 17-19 Oct 2024 |

HACKATHON

17-19th Oct

3-DAY

EVENT

100+ HACKERS

15+ TEAMS

EXCITING

tasks and bounties for top teams

HACKATHON

17-19th Oct

3-DAY

EVENT

100+ HACKERS

15+ TEAMS

EXCITING

tasks and bounties for top teams

CONFERENCE

18-19th Oct

2-DAY

EVENT

40+

SPEAKERS

DEFI, ZK, AI, L2, LST, LRT, INFRA TRACKS +

FOCUSING ON CUTTING-EDGE EVM-BASED INNOVATION

CONFERENCE

18-19th Oct

2-DAY

EVENT

40+

SPEAKERS

DEFI, ZK, AI, L2, LST, LRT, INFRA TRACKS +

FOCUSING ON CUTTING-EDGE EVM-BASED INNOVATION

ETHSofia MANIFESTO

Crafted as the brainchild of devoted blockchain professionals and enthusiasts, ETHSofia is on a mission to unify Bulgaria's Ethereum ecosystem. 

Inspired by Vitalik's vision of a cypherpunk future, ETHSofia welcomes a vanguard of thought leaders and builders innovating in ZK proofs, account abstraction, AI, L2s, security, and decentralized infrastructure.


The goal? Design a global, scalable free-market built on open-source blockchain technology.

This October, become part of the first conference dedicated to cutting-edge EVM-centric innovation in Bulgaria and discover Sofia's Ethereum stack.

HACKATHON

17-19th Oct

3-DAY

EVENT

100+ HACKERS

15+ TEAMS

EXCITING

tasks and bounties for top teams

HACKATHON

17-19th Oct

3-DAY

EVENT

100+ HACKERS

15+ TEAMS

EXCITING

tasks and bounties for top teams

CONFERENCE

18-19th Oct

2-DAY

EVENT

40+

SPEAKERS

DEFI, ZK, AI, L2, LST, LRT, INFRA TRACKS +

FOCUSING ON CUTTING-EDGE EVM-BASED INNOVATION

HACKATHON

17-19th Oct

3-DAY

EVENT

100+ HACKERS

15+ TEAMS

EXCITING

tasks and bounties for top teams

SPEAKERS

ZK cryptography researcher

OpenZeppelin

Vesselin
Velichkov

A ZK cryptography researcher at OpenZeppelin, performing ZK research and audits. Before OZ he was a cryptography engineer at two Web3 start-ups and a lecturer in security and privacy at the University of Edinburgh. Vesselin holds a PhD in cryptography and is a co-designer of the ZK-friendly hash function Anemoi.

Darren CAMAS

CTO & Inventor

Gearbox Protocol

Mikael
Lazarev

Mikael is an inventor and co-founder of Gearbox Protocol and SPB Blockchain Community, dedicated to open-source development and actively engaged in the blockchain community. He won hackathons like EthGlobal, NuCypher, Cosmos & Tendermint. For the past 3 years, he has been building Gearbox Protocol and developing innovative blockchain-based solutions for DeFi.

Darren CAMAS

Head of Compliance

NexeraID

Diana
Tlupova

An ex-regulator at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and ex-advisor to UK Parliament, Diana built global compliance programs at top-tier crypto exchanges Crypto.com and Bitget. Diana is now Head of Compliance at NexeraID. She has PhD in Economics and have authored many policy papers and research articles.

DIANA Tlupova

Head of DeFi

LI.FI

ANDREI
DUMA

Andrei leads DeFi at LI.FI, an innovative transaction router API enabling seamless DeFi asset exchange across all chains. Proficient in DEX aggregation, bridges, and solvers, he drives sales efforts for enhanced swap functionalities and collaboration. Top wallets like MetaMask and Phantom trust LI.FI for multi-ecosystem asset bridging.

Darren CAMAS

Core Developer

Sigma Prime

LION
DAPPLION

Ethereum consensus core dev at Lighthouse Sigma Prime. Bridging the gap between research and implementation he is contributing on multiple exciting fronts of the Ethereum roadmap.

Darren CAMAS

Head of DeFi Strategy

The DeFi Collective

TOKENBRICE

A DeFi connaisseur, following the space since its inception, active on a personal and community level with the organization of DeFi-focused meetups in France and his blog tokenbrice.xyz. He is currently leading DeFi Strategy at The DeFi Collective: a non-profit supporting true DeFi.

Darren CAMAS

Co-founder & CEO

IPOR.io

Darren
CAMAS

Darren has been a blockchain entrepreneur since 2011 across exchanges, payments, protocol, and investment in Latin America, Asia, and Europe. He was formerly Sr. Advisor for the Cardano blockchain venture wing Emurgo, and led business development for one of the world's first multi-currency crypto exchanges TradeHill in 2011. He is also an active advisor and angel investor.

Darren CAMAS

Senior Policy Expert

European Crypto Initiative

VYARA
SAVOVA

Vyara is a web3 & human rights lawyer based in Sofia, Bulgaria. She is a Senior Policy Expert with the European Crypto Initiative (EUCI) - a Brussels-based non-profit that aims to shape EU regulation to favour open, permissionless, decentralised applications leveraging blockchain technology and a PhD candidate focusing on legal automation through the use of smart contracts.

Darren CAMAS

Co-founder & CEO

Blocksense

Zahary
Karadjov

Zahary was a long-time contributor to the Nim programming language before becoming the first member of the Nimbus team in 2018. In 2024, he co-founded Blocksense to reimagine how the blockchains and the real world can interact through bi-directional communication.

Darren CAMAS

ZK cryptography researcher

OpenZeppelin

Vesselin
Velichkov

A ZK cryptography researcher at OpenZeppelin, performing ZK research and audits. Before OZ he was a cryptography engineer at two Web3 start-ups and a lecturer in security and privacy at the University of Edinburgh. Vesselin holds a PhD in cryptography and is a co-designer of the ZK-friendly hash function Anemoi.

Darren CAMAS

CTO & Inventor

Gearbox Protocol

Mikael
Lazarev

Mikael is an inventor and co-founder of Gearbox Protocol and SPB Blockchain Community, dedicated to open-source development and actively engaged in the blockchain community. He won hackathons like EthGlobal, NuCypher, Cosmos & Tendermint. For the past 3 years, he has been building Gearbox Protocol and developing innovative blockchain-based solutions for DeFi.

Darren CAMAS

Head of Compliance

NexeraID

Diana
Tlupova

An ex-regulator at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and ex-advisor to UK Parliament, Diana built global compliance programs at top-tier crypto exchanges Crypto.com and Bitget. Diana is now Head of Compliance at NexeraID. She has PhD in Economics and have authored many policy papers and research articles.

DIANA Tlupova

Head of DeFi

LI.FI

ANDREI
DUMA

Andrei leads DeFi at LI.FI, an innovative transaction router API enabling seamless DeFi asset exchange across all chains. Proficient in DEX aggregation, bridges, and solvers, he drives sales efforts for enhanced swap functionalities and collaboration. Top wallets like MetaMask and Phantom trust LI.FI for multi-ecosystem asset bridging.

Darren CAMAS

Core Developer

Sigma Prime

LION
DAPPLION

Ethereum consensus core dev at Lighthouse Sigma Prime. Bridging the gap between research and implementation he is contributing on multiple exciting fronts of the Ethereum roadmap.

Darren CAMAS

Head of DeFi Strategy

The DeFi Collective

TOKENBRICE

A DeFi connaisseur, following the space since its inception, active on a personal and community level with the organization of DeFi-focused meetups in France and his blog tokenbrice.xyz. He is currently leading DeFi Strategy at The DeFi Collective: a non-profit supporting true DeFi.

Darren CAMAS

Senior Policy Expert

European Crypto Initiative

VYARA
SAVOVA

Vyara is a web3 & human rights lawyer based in Sofia, Bulgaria. She is a Senior Policy Expert with the European Crypto Initiative (EUCI) - a Brussels-based non-profit that aims to shape EU regulation to favour open, permissionless, decentralised applications leveraging blockchain technology and a PhD candidate focusing on legal automation through the use of smart contracts.

Darren CAMAS

Co-founder & CEO

IPOR.io

Darren
CAMAS

Darren has been a blockchain entrepreneur since 2011 across exchanges, payments, protocol, and investment in Latin America, Asia, and Europe. He was formerly Sr. Advisor for the Cardano blockchain venture wing Emurgo, and led business development for one of the world's first multi-currency crypto exchanges TradeHill in 2011. He is also an active advisor and angel investor.

Darren CAMAS

Co-founder & CEO

Blocksense

Zahary
Karadjov

Zahary was a long-time contributor to the Nim programming language before becoming the first member of the Nimbus team in 2018. In 2024, he co-founded Blocksense to reimagine how the blockchains and the real world can interact through bi-directional communication.

Darren CAMAS

ZK cryptography researcher

OpenZeppelin

Vesselin
Velichkov

A ZK cryptography researcher at OpenZeppelin, performing ZK research and audits. Before OZ he was a cryptography engineer at two Web3 start-ups and a lecturer in security and privacy at the University of Edinburgh. Vesselin holds a PhD in cryptography and is a co-designer of the ZK-friendly hash function Anemoi.

Darren CAMAS

ZK cryptography researcher

OpenZeppelin

Vesselin
Velichkov

A ZK cryptography researcher at OpenZeppelin, performing ZK research and audits. Before OZ he was a cryptography engineer at two Web3 start-ups and a lecturer in security and privacy at the University of Edinburgh. Vesselin holds a PhD in cryptography and is a co-designer of the ZK-friendly hash function Anemoi.

Darren CAMAS

CTO & Inventor

Gearbox Protocol

Mikael
Lazarev

Mikael is an inventor and co-founder of Gearbox Protocol and SPB Blockchain Community, dedicated to open-source development and actively engaged in the blockchain community. He won hackathons like EthGlobal, NuCypher, Cosmos & Tendermint. For the past 3 years, he has been building Gearbox Protocol and developing innovative blockchain-based solutions for DeFi.

Darren CAMAS

CTO & Inventor

Gearbox Protocol

Mikael
Lazarev

Mikael is an inventor and co-founder of Gearbox Protocol and SPB Blockchain Community, dedicated to open-source development and actively engaged in the blockchain community. He won hackathons like EthGlobal, NuCypher, Cosmos & Tendermint. For the past 3 years, he has been building Gearbox Protocol and developing innovative blockchain-based solutions for DeFi.

Darren CAMAS

Head of DeFi

LI.FI

ANDREI
DUMA

Andrei leads DeFi at LI.FI, an innovative transaction router API enabling seamless DeFi asset exchange across all chains. Proficient in DEX aggregation, bridges, and solvers, he drives sales efforts for enhanced swap functionalities and collaboration. Top wallets like MetaMask and Phantom trust LI.FI for multi-ecosystem asset bridging.

Darren CAMAS

Head of DeFi

LI.FI

ANDREI
DUMA

Andrei leads DeFi at LI.FI, an innovative transaction router API enabling seamless DeFi asset exchange across all chains. Proficient in DEX aggregation, bridges, and solvers, he drives sales efforts for enhanced swap functionalities and collaboration. Top wallets like MetaMask and Phantom trust LI.FI for multi-ecosystem asset bridging.

Darren CAMAS

Co-founder & CEO

Blocksense

Zahary
Karadjov

Zahary was a long-time contributor to the Nim programming language before becoming the first member of the Nimbus team in 2018. In 2024, he co-founded Blocksense to reimagine how the blockchains and the real world can interact through bi-directional communication.

Darren CAMAS

Co-founder & CEO

Blocksense

Zahary
Karadjov

Zahary was a long-time contributor to the Nim programming language before becoming the first member of the Nimbus team in 2018. In 2024, he co-founded Blocksense to reimagine how the blockchains and the real world can interact through bi-directional communication.

Darren CAMAS

Head of Compliance

NexeraID

Diana
Tlupova

An ex-regulator at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and ex-advisor to UK Parliament, Diana built global compliance programs at top-tier crypto exchanges Crypto.com and Bitget. Diana is now Head of Compliance at NexeraID. She has PhD in Economics and have authored many policy papers and research articles.

DIANA Tlupova

Head of Compliance

NexeraID

Diana
Tlupova

An ex-regulator at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and ex-advisor to UK Parliament, Diana built global compliance programs at top-tier crypto exchanges Crypto.com and Bitget. Diana is now Head of Compliance at NexeraID. She has PhD in Economics and have authored many policy papers and research articles.

DIANA Tlupova

Core Developer

Sigma Prime

LION
DAPPLION

Ethereum consensus core dev at Lighthouse Sigma Prime. Bridging the gap between research and implementation he is contributing on multiple exciting fronts of the Ethereum roadmap.

Darren CAMAS

Core Developer

Sigma Prime

LION
DAPPLION

Ethereum consensus core dev at Lighthouse Sigma Prime. Bridging the gap between research and implementation he is contributing on multiple exciting fronts of the Ethereum roadmap.

Darren CAMAS

Co-founder & CEO

IPOR.io

Darren
CAMAS

Darren has been a blockchain entrepreneur since 2011 across exchanges, payments, protocol, and investment in Latin America, Asia, and Europe. He was formerly Sr. Advisor for the Cardano blockchain venture wing Emurgo, and led business development for one of the world's first multi-currency crypto exchanges TradeHill in 2011. He is also an active advisor and angel investor.

Darren CAMAS

Co-founder & CEO

IPOR.io

Darren
CAMAS

Darren has been a blockchain entrepreneur since 2011 across exchanges, payments, protocol, and investment in Latin America, Asia, and Europe. He was formerly Sr. Advisor for the Cardano blockchain venture wing Emurgo, and led business development for one of the world's first multi-currency crypto exchanges TradeHill in 2011. He is also an active advisor and angel investor.

Darren CAMAS

Senior Policy Expert

European Crypto Initiative

VYARA
SAVOVA

Vyara is a web3 & human rights lawyer based in Sofia, Bulgaria. She is a Senior Policy Expert with the European Crypto Initiative (EUCI) - a Brussels-based non-profit that aims to shape EU regulation to favour open, permissionless, decentralised applications leveraging blockchain technology and a PhD candidate focusing on legal automation through the use of smart contracts.

Darren CAMAS

Senior Policy Expert

European Crypto Initiative

VYARA
SAVOVA

Vyara is a web3 & human rights lawyer based in Sofia, Bulgaria. She is a Senior Policy Expert with the European Crypto Initiative (EUCI) - a Brussels-based non-profit that aims to shape EU regulation to favour open, permissionless, decentralised applications leveraging blockchain technology and a PhD candidate focusing on legal automation through the use of smart contracts.

Darren CAMAS

Head of DeFi Strategy

The DeFi Collective

TOKENBRICE

A DeFi connaisseur, following the space since its inception, active on a personal and community level with the organization of DeFi-focused meetups in France and his blog tokenbrice.xyz. He is currently leading DeFi Strategy at The DeFi Collective: a non-profit supporting true DeFi.

Darren CAMAS

Head of DeFi Strategy

The DeFi Collective

TOKENBRICE

A DeFi connaisseur, following the space since its inception, active on a personal and community level with the organization of DeFi-focused meetups in France and his blog tokenbrice.xyz. He is currently leading DeFi Strategy at The DeFi Collective: a non-profit supporting true DeFi.

Darren CAMAS

partners

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HACKATHON partners

HACKATHON PARTNERS

Platinum Sponsors

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Hackathon Platform

Platinum

SPONSORS

Platinum

Silver

Bronze

Media partners

Media partners

Community PARTNERS

Community PARTNERS

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ADVISORS

  • ethsofia advisor philip matev

    PHILIP MAToV

    Belayer

    Ex-ConsenSys & Matter Labs

  • ethsofia advisor lyuben belov

    Lyuben Belov

    Daedalus Angels

    & Launchub Ventures

Core Contributors

Core Contributors

Core Contributors

  • Vlad
    Dramaliev

    Sofia Crypto Meetup

    IPOR.io

  • Nikolina
    Petkova - TINA

    Event

    Manager

  • Ognyan
    Genev

    Ethereum

    Foundation

  • Albena
    Kostova-Nikolova

    Web3 + AI

    Crypto Marketer

  • Yuliyan
    Velichkov

    Growth

    Hacker

  • PROLETINA
    VELICHKOVA

    Design

    Team

  • Dimitar
    karagegov

    Contributor

  • Vlad
    Dramaliev

    Sofia Crypto Meetup

    IPOR.io

  • Nikolina
    Petkova - TINA

    Event

    Manager

  • Ognyan
    Genev

    Ethereum

    Foundation

  • Albena
    Kostova-Nikolova

    Web3 + AI

    Crypto Marketer

  • Yuliyan
    Velichkov

    Growth

    Hacker

  • PROLETINA
    VELICHKOVA

    Design

    Team

  • Dimitar
    karagegov

    Contributor