ETHSofia

ETHSofia

Conference and Hackathon

Conference and Hackathon

17-19 October 2024

17-19 October 2024

  • 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.

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 |

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.

WHY SOFIA, BULGARIA?

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SPEAKERS

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CTO & Inventor

Gearbox Protocol

Mikael
Lazarev

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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

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ZK cryptography researcher

OpenZeppelin

Vesselin
Velichkov

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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

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Co-founder and CEO

Zerion

Evgeny
Yurtaev

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Evgeny is the co-founder & CEO of Zerion, a non-custodial wallet for crypto that gives you access to a broad range of opportunities across DeFi and NFTs. A Solidity dev since 2014, he also founded CryptoTrader. Formerly, an iOS engineer at Google.

Darren CAMAS

Author

Crypto is Macro Now

NOELLE
ACHESON

After a decade in capital markets and e-commerce, Noelle discovered Bitcoin in 2014 and hasn’t looked back since. She has led CoinDesk's research division and served as Head of Market Insights at Genesis Trading. Currently, she focuses on her research project, "Crypto is Macro Now," exploring crypto's integration with traditional markets.

Darren CAMAS

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Core Developer

Sigma Prime

LION
DAPPLION

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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

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Head of DeFi

LI.FI

ANDREI
DUMA

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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

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Senior Policy Expert

European Crypto Initiative

VYARA
SAVOVA

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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

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Head of Compliance

NexeraID

Diana
Tlupova

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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.

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Legal Counsel & Regulatory Expert

Llama Risk / Curve

Svetlin
Konsulov

Svetlin has an M.A. in Law and is a Certified AML Specialist. He specializes in cryptocurrency law, focusing on company formation and payment rails. He has also worked on an investigative team combating financial fraud and scams.

Previously, he led the onboarding and compliance team at a major payment service provider and headed the legal division of a fintech company. He is currently a legal counsel and regulatory expert for Llama Risk.

Darren CAMAS

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Co-founder & CEO

Blocksense

Zahary
Karadjov

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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

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Head of DeFi Strategy

The DeFi Collective

TOKENBRICE

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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

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Angel Investor and Yield Farmer

Daedalus Angels

VALENTIN
MIHOV

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Senior software developer and ex-CTO at Santiment.net. Turned full-time farmer in mid 2020. Performs security audits for yield-chasing hedge funds and regularly helps projects with code reviews.

Darren CAMAS

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Co-founder & CEO

IPOR.io

Darren
CAMAS

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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

Lead Engineer

Chronicle Labs

Pawel
Zaremba

Alumni of the Warsaw University of Technology, Pawel has over twenty years of experience as a software engineer and has been developing Oracles for MakerDAO & Chronicle since 2020. Pawel is a core proponent of the global Ethereum community, the Co-Founder of ETH Warsaw, a regular speaker at Web3 events, and a three-times prize winner of the ETH Global Hackathon.

Darren CAMAS

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IT, Blockchain and Financial Services Lawyer

Vladimir
Sotirov

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Vlad is an independent lawyer that is currently spending most of his time on Lido’s liquid staking solution. He has substantial experience in crypto, fintechs and financial services regulation.

Darren CAMAS

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Founder

Pashov Audit Group

KRUM
PASHOV

Krum, or as people know him "pashov" has done, led or been part of over 100 smart contract security audits. This has resulted in billions of dollars of user funds protected and secured. His team has audited protocols like 1inch, Ethena and LayerZero. His mission is simple - prevent as many hacks as possible, before the vulnerabilities can even reach production environment.

Darren CAMAS

Co-founder, Head of Trading

RavenDAO

Yuriy
Myronovych

Co-founder and Head of Trading at Raven. Former Head of DeFi at Wintermute Trading. Built the DeFi desk from scratch and scaled it to $500M AUM.


Formerly: Head of DeFi at Wintermute

Formerly: Android Lead at Argent

Darren CAMAS

Product Manager

VillageDAO / Consensys

Stilyan
Mitrev

Stilyan Mitrev began his career in corporate environments while exploring Web3 as a hobby. In 2021, he transitioned into the space professionally by joining a metaverse-focused DAO. Today, he serves as a Product Manager for VillageDAO at Consensys, leveraging his expertise to drive innovation in decentralized communities.

Darren CAMAS

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COO

Eunice

Elena
Tzvetinova

Elena Tzvetinova is the COO of Eunice, a London-based tech company revolutionizing crypto risk management. Elena has over two decades of experience in financial services and regulation, spanning banking, markets and fintech. Prior to joining Eunice, she worked at one of the world’s largest financial institutions for over a decade and led some of their most significant innovation and regulatory change initiatives.

Darren CAMAS

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ZK cryptography researcher

OpenZeppelin

Vesselin
Velichkov

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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

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CTO & Inventor

Gearbox Protocol

Mikael
Lazarev

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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

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Co-founder and CEO

Zerion

Evgeny
Yurtaev

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Evgeny is the co-founder & CEO of Zerion, a non-custodial wallet for crypto that gives you access to a broad range of opportunities across DeFi and NFTs. A Solidity dev since 2014, he also founded CryptoTrader. Formerly, an iOS engineer at Google.

Darren CAMAS

Author

Crypto is Macro Now

NOELLE
ACHESON

After a decade in capital markets and e-commerce, Noelle discovered Bitcoin in 2014 and hasn’t looked back since. She has led CoinDesk's research division and served as Head of Market Insights at Genesis Trading. Currently, she focuses on her research project, "Crypto is Macro Now," exploring crypto's integration with traditional markets.

Darren CAMAS

Author

Crypto is Macro Now

NOELLE
ACHESON

After a decade in capital markets and e-commerce, Noelle discovered Bitcoin in 2014 and hasn’t looked back since. She has led CoinDesk's research division and served as Head of Market Insights at Genesis Trading. Currently, she focuses on her research project, "Crypto is Macro Now," exploring crypto's integration with traditional markets.

Darren CAMAS

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Head of DeFi

LI.FI

ANDREI
DUMA

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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

ethsofia speakers

Head of DeFi

LI.FI

ANDREI
DUMA

ethsofia speakers

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

Author

Crypto is Macro Now

NOELLE
ACHESON

After a decade in capital markets and e-commerce, Noelle discovered Bitcoin in 2014 and hasn’t looked back since. She has led CoinDesk's research division and served as Head of Market Insights at Genesis Trading. Currently, she focuses on her research project, "Crypto is Macro Now," exploring crypto's integration with traditional markets.

Darren CAMAS

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Head of DeFi

LI.FI

ANDREI
DUMA

ethsofia speakers

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

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Core Developer

Sigma Prime

LION
DAPPLION

ethsofia speakers

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

ethsofia speakers

Head of DeFi Strategy

The DeFi Collective

TOKENBRICE

ethsofia speakers

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

ethsofia speakers

Core Developer

Sigma Prime

LION
DAPPLION

ethsofia speakers

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

ethsofia speakers

Core Developer

Sigma Prime

LION
DAPPLION

ethsofia speakers

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

ethsofia speakers

Co-founder & CEO

Blocksense

Zahary
Karadjov

ethsofia speakers

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

ethsofia speakers

Co-founder & CEO

Blocksense

Zahary
Karadjov

ethsofia speakers

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

Product Manager

VillageDAO / Consensys

Stilyan
Mitrev

Stilyan Mitrev began his career in corporate environments while exploring Web3 as a hobby. In 2021, he transitioned into the space professionally by joining a metaverse-focused DAO. Today, he serves as a Product Manager for VillageDAO at Consensys, leveraging his expertise to drive innovation in decentralized communities.

Darren CAMAS

ethsofia speaker elena tzvetinova

COO

Eunice

Elena
Tzvetinova

Elena Tzvetinova is the COO of Eunice, a London-based tech company revolutionizing crypto risk management. Elena has over two decades of experience in financial services and regulation, spanning banking, markets and fintech. Prior to joining Eunice, she worked at one of the world’s largest financial institutions for over a decade and led some of their most significant innovation and regulatory change initiatives.

Darren CAMAS

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Co-founder & CEO

Blocksense

Zahary
Karadjov

ethsofia speakers

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

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Co-founder & CEO

IPOR.io

Darren
CAMAS

ethsofia speakers

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

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Angel Investor and Yield Farmer

Daedalus Angels

VALENTIN
MIHOV

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Senior software developer and ex-CTO at Santiment.net. Turned full-time farmer in mid 2020. Performs security audits for yield-chasing hedge funds and regularly helps projects with code reviews.

Darren CAMAS

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IT, Blockchain and Financial Services Lawyer

Vladimir
Sotirov

ethsofia speakers

Vlad is an independent lawyer that is currently spending most of his time on Lido’s liquid staking solution. He has substantial experience in crypto, fintechs and financial services regulation.

Darren CAMAS

ethsofia speakers

IT, Blockchain and Financial Services Lawyer

Vladimir
Sotirov

ethsofia speakers

Vlad is an independent lawyer that is currently spending most of his time on Lido’s liquid staking solution. He has substantial experience in crypto, fintechs and financial services regulation.

Darren CAMAS

Lead Engineer

Chronicle Labs

Pawel
Zaremba

Alumni of the Warsaw University of Technology, Pawel has over twenty years of experience as a software engineer and has been developing Oracles for MakerDAO & Chronicle since 2020. Pawel is a core proponent of the global Ethereum community, the Co-Founder of ETH Warsaw, a regular speaker at Web3 events, and a three-times prize winner of the ETH Global Hackathon.

Darren CAMAS

Lead Engineer

Chronicle Labs

Pawel
Zaremba

Alumni of the Warsaw University of Technology, Pawel has over twenty years of experience as a software engineer and has been developing Oracles for MakerDAO & Chronicle since 2020. Pawel is a core proponent of the global Ethereum community, the Co-Founder of ETH Warsaw, a regular speaker at Web3 events, and a three-times prize winner of the ETH Global Hackathon.

Darren CAMAS

Co-founder, Head of Trading

RavenDAO

Yuriy
Myronovych

Co-founder and Head of Trading at Raven. Former Head of DeFi at Wintermute Trading. Built the DeFi desk from scratch and scaled it to $500M AUM.


Formerly: Head of DeFi at Wintermute

Formerly: Android Lead at Argent

Darren CAMAS

Co-founder, Head of Trading

RavenDAO

Yuriy
Myronovych

Co-founder and Head of Trading at Raven. Former Head of DeFi at Wintermute Trading. Built the DeFi desk from scratch and scaled it to $500M AUM.


Formerly: Head of DeFi at Wintermute

Formerly: Android Lead at Argent

Darren CAMAS

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IT, Blockchain and Financial Services Lawyer

Vladimir
Sotirov