The Web3 Layer Cake


Explore the layers of Web3 with a slice of locally-made layer cake and technical talks from leading companies, projects, and Pantera Capital

Hosted by
Pantera Capital
Yahoo Japan, Osaka
October 8, 2019 18:30
October 8, 2019 21:30

Participating companies include:

  • Alchemy (Blockchain infrastructure and developer tools)
  • Ampleforth (Digital asset protocol for smart commodity money)
  • Audius (Decentralized platform for music streaming and ownership)
  • Celer Network (Layer 2 scaling platform)
  • Enigma (Decentralized protocol for secure computation)
  • Livepeer (Decentralized live video streaming)
  • Oasis Labs (Privacy-first cloud computing platform)
  • Offchain Labs (Privacy and scalability solution for decentralized applications)

Co-organized with Pantera Capital and Yahoo Japan

Light refreshments will be provided, including the popular Japanese layer cake, baumkuchen.

Please note RSVP does not guarantee entry. Only the first 100 people to arrive will gain entry.


6:30 - 7:00pm: Doors open

7:00 - 8:30pm: Presentations, demos, and panel talks from participating companies

8:30 - 9:30pm: Happy hour / Reception

* Additional details to come *

Speakers & Sponsor Bios (to be updated):

Qingkai Liang (Co-founder, Celer Network): Dr. Qingkai Liang received his Ph.D. degree from MIT in the field of distributed systems and network security. He first-authored over 15 top-tier papers and invented 5 provably-optimal adversarial resistant routing algorithms that have been successfully applied in the industry such as in Raytheon BBN Technologies and Bell Labs. He was the recipient of Best Paper Nominee at IEEE MASCOTS 2017 and Best-in-Session Presentation Award at IEEE INFOCOM 2016 and 2018.

Ed Felten (Co-founder/Chief Scientist, Offchain Labs): Ed Felten is the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. He formerly served in the White House as Deputy United States Chief Technology Officer. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and co-author of the leading textbook on cryptocurrencies.

Doug Petkanics (Founder/CEO, Livepeer): Livepeer is a decentralized video infrastructure protocol and platform that has been live on the Ethereum network since April, 2018. Doug is the author of the Livepeer protocol and MerkleMine distribution algorithms, both of which have been focused on designing incentives for wide and active participation in decentralized networks. Previously Doug has served as Founder and VP Engineering at Hyperpublic (acquired by Groupon) and Wildcard. He has a BSE in Computer Science from University of Pennsylvania where he focused on research related to decentralized systems including the Bittorrent protocol.

Brandon Iles (Co-founder/CTO, Ampleforth): Ampleforth is an independent commodity-money, like Bitcoin or gold, but with near-perfect supply elasticity, like fiat. It is the first sound money with elastic supply. The unique movement pattern and monetary qualities of the AMPL token make it ideally suited for the following use cases: 1) Near Term: Diversification in cryptocurrency portfolios; 2) Medium Term: As reserve collateral in decentralized banks; 3) Long Term: An alternative to central-bank money. Brandon spent over 5 years in Google's Search Ranking and Machine Intelligence groups and later worked in Uber's Ranking and Relevance team. He loves the intersection of Systems, Data, and Intelligence. He holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from Rice University.

Pantera Capital is an investment firm focused exclusively on ventures, tokens, and projects related to blockchain tech, digital currency, and crypto assets. As the first U.S. Bitcoin investment firm, Pantera Capital is one of the largest institutional owners of cryptocurrencies.