Toronto Edition

Building The New Web

November 6, 2019
6:00 pm
20 Camden Street, Suite 200

Proudly co-sponsored by Fortmatic: Build web3 dApps without extensions or downloads.

Building The New Web - Toronto edition. (right before the awesome ETHWaterloo II which is Nov 8-10)

A technical exploration of a decentralised world.

Previous editions included showcases from projects like Mainframe, NuCypher, Solana, The Graph, Chromapolis, Quarkchain, Tomochain, Dfinity, Hedera Hashgraph, Dusk Network, AVA Labs, Matic Network, Infura, Harmony & more.


1800 - 1900 Walk in

1900 - 1930 Showcase #1: Evan Shapiro, CEO and co-founder, O(1) Labs, the team building Coda Protocol on 'Building Coda Protocol: The First Succinct Blockchain' (

1930 - 2000 Showcase #2: Kevin Sekniqi, co-founder of AVA Labs on ‘What do we need to transform financial markets using distributed ledger technology?’ (

2000 - 2030 Showcase #3: Derek Pierre, Business Development Lead of NuCypher on 'how to build end to end encrypted dapps with NuCypher' (

2030 - 2100 Showcase #4: John Beyler, Senior Researcher at Qtum, on Qtum’s recent hard fork: results and new features, opcodes and algorithms (

2100 - 2200 Socialising

The web as we know it has proven to be reminiscent of Pandora's Box. An unprecedented experiment of human faith with outcomes we had yet to discover. The discussions on privacy, security, trust, personal data and governance are becoming fiercer by the day. The loudest critics believe the foundations of the internet were flawed to begin with.

But things are changing.

Cryptographers, protocol designers and distributed systems engineers have been doing R&D for decades on how computer science could liberate our world, the web and financial systems. With the inception of Bitcoin and Ethereum a larger part of the world is witnessing the first steps into a decentralised world.

What are the next steps? Which teams are working on the cutting edge of blockchain and distributed ledger technology and are solving unprecedented challenges in the field of cryptography, consensus mechanisms, protocol design, scalability, security and on-chain governance?

During this event we will witness technical showcases from CTO's or technical leads from several different projects. After each showcase there is room for a Q&A. There will be enough time for socializing and one on ones with the projects. And yes, there is plenty of food available.


The technical threshold to enjoy this event will be high. We encourage IT & blockchain developers, distributed systems engineers, cryptographers, security experts, protocol designers, peer to peer developers and tech savvy enthusiasts to join this event.

Until November 6th in Toronto,

The Innovation Department

For an impression of the atmosphere and lineup of previous 'Building the new web' events: