Last-minute planning for a crypto conference isn’t easy — especially in a foreign country.
“The City of Love,” “The City of Lights,” Paris has many names, but for the next few days it will be the City of EthCC. There’s a plethora of amazing events happening in the next few days, so we put together a quick guide for all you procrastinators out there.
Here’s a roadmap to the events we’re most looking forward to so you can navigate the largest European Ethereum event of the year a little easier.
We’ll list the time and location for the events we think will be most interesting, but there are resources at the end to chart your own course as well. Rester c’est exister mais voyager c’est vivre!
👩💻ZK Circuit — Findora’s Hackathon
Yes, maybe we’re a little biased, but the thing hackers should make sure to do is Findora’s hackathon, which features a scavenger hunt at world-renowned sites around Paris! Hackers can build at hand-picked cafes and also travel around the city to solve riddles and win exclusive NFTs — known as the ZK Moles.
They are already hiding and waiting to be found!
Brunch will also be provided on all three days of the convention to participants, and hackers can win up to $5,000 in prizes for building FRC20 or 721 projects with zk in mind. We’re also accepting research papers that must be submitted as Word documents or PDF files. The grand prize is $5,000 and will last until July 29, 11:59pm. While those in Paris will get extra perks like the scavenger hunt and daily brunches, anyone worldwide can participate.
For full details, check out our Eventbrite.
This will be an exciting meeting to discuss the specs and protocols for SBTs. Though “Decentralized Society: Finding Web3’s Soul” calls for their existence, none of the details are worked out. This will be a chance for developers, engineers, and builders to suggest how SBTs should look and work in the future. The event takes place Tuesday, from 2pm-4pm at 18 Rue Cujas, 75005 Paris, France. Don’t forget to bring your laptop!
🗣Socialize with Polkadot
Polkadot is actually hosting two socials, one on Tuesday starting at 7pm and the other on Thursday starting 7:30pm. Both events are free but with limited spots, so be sure to learn more about them here. It will be a great way to meet people who work at or for Polkadot.
This is a MakerDAO event with 1Inch, TrueFi, and Oasis and requires tickets which you can get here. It will be a night of networking, music, and dancing, and they’ve promised a very special DJ. The event will occur at Bridge Club on the Seine, from 9pm-2am.
🥐 Talent Brunch
Who wouldn’t want brunch in the city brunch was made for? You’ll also get a “speed mentoring moment” to share and receive advice from other Web3 leaders. Talent House is a grants program searching for new builders from around the world but only 40 people total will be allowed. Hosted by Protocol Labs and starting at 10:30am at 18 Rue Lécuyer, 75018 Paris, you can learn more and sign up here.
DAOs and Builders à Paris
Gnosis Chain and DXdao are putting on a discussion event with three breakout sessions to talk about decentralization, building, and why Gnosis has the best tooling for DAOs. Active participation is encouraged! The event starts at 4pm, but the conversation starts promptly at 4:30pm with the event ending at 8pm at La Terrasse de Paris. Sign up here.
🍸 Kiln x Flowdesk BOAT PARTY
No boats are required; one is provided! Join Kiln, a staking-as-a-service product, as they and Flowdesk welcome the Web3 community to a fun networking event that is just a 5-minute walk from Maison Mutualité. The event starts at 6pm at La Péniche Paris, 2 quai de la Tournelle, and you can sign up here.
UNgHOSTED is a social movement supporting a “legally crypto-friendly world.” They want to accelerate institutional acceptance of crypto and will be sharing details of their project and hearing suggestions. The bar where the event will take place is one of the few in Paris that supports payments in crypto! It will start at 7pm at Le Carlie — 177 Rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris.
DeFi, Not Degen
This event will focus on creating economic equality with DeFi. The event is sold out, but you can join the waitlist. Thesis is hosting many other events at EthCC, and building DeFi products to help people opt out of TradFi. Some of their projects include the Fold, Saddle Finance, and Tally Ho.
📉 📈 CryptoEconDay
This is a gathering of leading researchers and practitioners of cryptoeconomics so they can share their findings, lessons, and challenges. Cryptoeconomics is an interdisciplinary field of study that is at the heart of Web3 projects. The event will feature topics like incentives and token design, modeling and simulation, governance, real-world experience, and optimal pricing discoveries. This is an all-day event starting at 11am and going till 8:30pm at La Tarrasse de Paris at 45 Rue Jussieu 75005 Paris. Learn more here.
🥳The Offical EthCC Afterparty
The Official EthCC Afterparty will be a blast and go all night. The location is still TBD, but it will be happening July 21st from 8:30pm-4am.
Finding Your Way
No matter what your crypto interests are, there will be an event for you at EthCC 2022! This is just a roadmap to some of the events; if you want to find others, check out the official list from EthCC or this helpful summary.
Don’t forget about the Findora Hackathon that will start on Tuesday, July 19, and go through the entire convention. The final submission of projects will be due on July 29th and can range from a research paper or a new zk feature using Findora but must be focused on FRC20 and 721 tokens. Get all the details here.
Paris is the city of lights and love, and these events and Findora’s scavenger hunt will help you explore and enjoy it. Have fun at EthCC!