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NTU I&E x HackQuest MOOC: Ideating and Building in Web3

Date

Weekly sessions from 5/28-9/24/2024

Time

9-10 am SGT, Tuesday / 9-10 pm EST, Monday (*Please review individual lecture schedule under Syllabus as speakers are from different time zones).

Format

Hybrid (In-person at NTU and Online over ZOOM)

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Course Description

The internet is on the cusp of a major transformation, with Web3 poised to reshape how we interact, transact, and own. Fueled by blockchain technology, Web3 promises a more decentralized internet, where power shifts from corporations to users.

According to metrics reported by TechCrunch and Bloomberg, as secondary market activities pick up, VC investment in crypto startups reached $2.52 billion across 603 deals in Q1 2024 alone, citing “positive effects from legal wins last year from Ripple and Grayscale”, “positive sentiments around decentralized finance (DeFi) on Solana”, and “demand increasing for the biggest cryptocurrency post SEC spot bitcoin ETF approvals in the US” as contributing factors. Users are here too. More than half a billion people had become cryptocurrency users or owners by the end of 2023, according to cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com.

For founders and aspiring founders in Web3, now is the time to build. This MOOC is designed to guide founders and aspiring founders through ideating and building Web3 projects under the mentorship of leading founders, investors, and researchers from both industry and academia. We hope to equip students with the knowledge and confidence to articulate the potential of Web3 technology, develop innovative Web3 project ideas, build and deploy basic Web3 applications, and navigate the evolving Web3 landscape. This course is your gateway into the world of Web3. Get ready to learn, build, and become a part of the future!

Enrollment

NTU I&E x HackQuest MOOC

NTU I&E x HackQuest MOOC is free and open to all individuals interested in Web3. The MOOC is designed to be universally accessible, featuring an online educational model that includes one to two-hour weekly sessions, both on- and off-campus. This approach ensures accessibility for an international audience and allows participants to review the content at their convenience.

You don’t have to be an enrolled NTU student to access the course materials and synchronous sessions and be eligible for proof of completion.

This MOOC is also designed to prepare students in Singapore for the Port63 Challenge Web3 Track that will take place shortly after the end of the MOOC.

Beyond MOOC: The Port63 Challenge

The Port63 Challenge, a proud flagship of NTU I&E, is a unique initiative that goes beyond the conventional educational approach, allowing participants to apply their knowledge, gain fresh perspectives, and analyse real-world challenges.

The second edition is set to commence in August 2024, with completion of the MOOC as a prerequisite in the Web 3.0 Track. Teams comprising members from Singapore's Institutes of Higher Learning and Polytechnics, along with a mandatory NTU-affiliated member, are strongly encouraged to participate. This competition offers cash prizes, funding, and mentorship to support the realisation of innovative ideas. Stay tuned for more details!

To read on the inaugural run, please visit https://www.ntu.edu.sg/innovates/port63

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*Please note that the dates, order, topics, and descriptions are still TBD; details will be updated upon confirmation with speakers.

Introduction to Blockchain and Smart Contracts: A Technical Perspective

Web2 to Web3: A Developer’s Guide

Web3 Landscape (I): Infrastructure

Web3 Landscape (II): DeFi

Cross-Chain Future: Smart Contract and Interoperability

Blockchain Beyond the Basics: Reimagine What's Possible

How to Find a Good Idea

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Guest Speakers
Dr. Edward W. Felten

Dr. Edward W. Felten

Edward is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Offchain Labs, the team building Arbitrum. He is also the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs and the founding director of Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. Previously, he served as the first Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commission in 2011-12 and Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer at the White House in 2015. His research interests include computer security and privacy, especially relating to media and consumer products; and technology law and policy. He has published about 80 papers in the research literature and two books. His research on topics such as web security, copyright and copy protection, and electronic voting has been covered extensively in the popular press. His weblog, at freedom-to-tinker.com, is widely read for its commentary on technology, law and policy. Professor Felten is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a fellow of the ACM. He has testified at House and Senate committee hearings on privacy, electronic voting and digital television. In 2004, Scientific American magazine named him to its list of 50 worldwide science and technology leaders.

Edward is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Offchain Labs, the team building Arbitrum. He is also the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs and the founding director of Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. Previously, he served as the first Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commission in 2011-12 and Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer at the White House in 2015. His research interests include computer security and privacy, especially relating to media and consumer products; and technology law and policy. He has published about 80 papers in the research literature and two books. His research on topics such as web security, copyright and copy protection, and electronic voting has been covered extensively in the popular press. His weblog, at freedom-to-tinker.com, is widely read for its commentary on technology, law and policy. Professor Felten is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a fellow of the ACM. He has testified at House and Senate committee hearings on privacy, electronic voting and digital television. In 2004, Scientific American magazine named him to its list of 50 worldwide science and technology leaders.

Scott Moore

Scott Moore

Scott is the Co-Founder at Gitcoin, an internet-native community focused on building and funding digital public goods. He's also an active steward for other public goods focused DAOs including ENS, Gnosis Safe, and Optimism.

Scott is the Co-Founder at Gitcoin, an internet-native community focused on building and funding digital public goods. He's also an active steward for other public goods focused DAOs including ENS, Gnosis Safe, and Optimism.

Dr. Sergey Gorbunov

Dr. Sergey Gorbunov

Sergey is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Axelar and an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo. He was previously a founding team member at Algorand. He received his Ph.D. from MIT, where he was a Microsoft Ph.D. fellow. His Ph.D. dissertation was on designing cryptographic tools for the cloud using lattice-based cryptography.

Sergey is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Axelar and an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo. He was previously a founding team member at Algorand. He received his Ph.D. from MIT, where he was a Microsoft Ph.D. fellow. His Ph.D. dissertation was on designing cryptographic tools for the cloud using lattice-based cryptography.

Yat Siu

Yat Siu

Yat is the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Animoca Brands, a global leader in blockchain and gaming, behind the games The Sandbox, Crazy Kings and Crazy Defense Heroes. Yat is also the founder and CEO of Outblaze, a tech conglomerate specializing in cloud, gaming, and smartphone software.

Yat is the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Animoca Brands, a global leader in blockchain and gaming, behind the games The Sandbox, Crazy Kings and Crazy Defense Heroes. Yat is also the founder and CEO of Outblaze, a tech conglomerate specializing in cloud, gaming, and smartphone software.

Haider Rafique

Haider Rafique

Haider is the Chief Marketing Officer of OKX, the world’s second largest crypto exchange by trading volume. Previously, Haider served at OKX’s U.S.-based partner exchange Okcoin as CMO and led the company’s own rebrand in 2021 and the platform recorded 20x growth in retail user sign-ups year-over-year, onboarding more than a million customers. He also served as Head of Growth of Blockchain.com and oversaw 2x growth to 44M wallets in 2 years.

Haider is the Chief Marketing Officer of OKX, the world’s second largest crypto exchange by trading volume. Previously, Haider served at OKX’s U.S.-based partner exchange Okcoin as CMO and led the company’s own rebrand in 2021 and the platform recorded 20x growth in retail user sign-ups year-over-year, onboarding more than a million customers. He also served as Head of Growth of Blockchain.com and oversaw 2x growth to 44M wallets in 2 years.

Alan Lau

Alan Lau

Alan is the Chief Business Officer of Animoca Brands, overseeing and providing support to Animoca Brands’ more than 340 portfolio companies and lead M&A and business development. Before joining Animoca Brands, Alan was chairman and CEO of Tencent WeSure, a fintech company that he co-founded to offer disruptive, affordable Internet insurance to WeChat users. WeSure insured over 100 million families in China, and is ranked the #1 insurtech platform by Hurun Institute. Prior to Tencent, he was Asia head for McKinsey Digital, supporting both Big Tech companies and sector incumbents to execute their digital strategy. Before entering the tech space, Alan was in corporate finance, first at Citibank and then at McKinsey where he was the Greater China head for the Corporate Finance Practice, in charge of M&A and deal structuring support. Alan is a recognized leader in the art space, sitting on multiple museum boards including being the vice-chair of M+ in Hong Kong and co-chair of the Asia committees at both Tate and The Guggenheim. Alan obtained his master’s degree in Engineering from Oxford University.

Alan is the Chief Business Officer of Animoca Brands, overseeing and providing support to Animoca Brands’ more than 340 portfolio companies and lead M&A and business development. Before joining Animoca Brands, Alan was chairman and CEO of Tencent WeSure, a fintech company that he co-founded to offer disruptive, affordable Internet insurance to WeChat users. WeSure insured over 100 million families in China, and is ranked the #1 insurtech platform by Hurun Institute. Prior to Tencent, he was Asia head for McKinsey Digital, supporting both Big Tech companies and sector incumbents to execute their digital strategy. Before entering the tech space, Alan was in corporate finance, first at Citibank and then at McKinsey where he was the Greater China head for the Corporate Finance Practice, in charge of M&A and deal structuring support. Alan is a recognized leader in the art space, sitting on multiple museum boards including being the vice-chair of M+ in Hong Kong and co-chair of the Asia committees at both Tate and The Guggenheim. Alan obtained his master’s degree in Engineering from Oxford University.

Mohamed Ezeldin

Mohamed Ezeldin

Mo is the Head of Tokenomics of Animoca Brands. A mathematician by training, Mo's passion is building tomorrow's economies today, through tokenisation and developing new economical and governance based frameworks and has been working deep in tokenomics space since 2018 and founded the tokenomics department at Animoca Brands on early 2021. Mo leads a global team that has driven dozens of projects for Animoca Brands and their portfolio companies including ApeCoin, Open Campus, Life Beyond, Grapes, and OMA3.

Mo is the Head of Tokenomics of Animoca Brands. A mathematician by training, Mo's passion is building tomorrow's economies today, through tokenisation and developing new economical and governance based frameworks and has been working deep in tokenomics space since 2018 and founded the tokenomics department at Animoca Brands on early 2021. Mo leads a global team that has driven dozens of projects for Animoca Brands and their portfolio companies including ApeCoin, Open Campus, Life Beyond, Grapes, and OMA3.

Austin Griffith

Austin Griffith

Austin works for the Ethereum Foundation focusing on developer onboarding, mentoring, and tooling. Dubbed by Vitalik "The Quadratic Freelancer,” Austin funds his own personal income by founding BuidlGuidl, Scaffold-ETH, SpeedRunEthereum, eth.build, and many other cool projects. Previously, Austin led Research at Gitcoin.

Austin works for the Ethereum Foundation focusing on developer onboarding, mentoring, and tooling. Dubbed by Vitalik "The Quadratic Freelancer,” Austin funds his own personal income by founding BuidlGuidl, Scaffold-ETH, SpeedRunEthereum, eth.build, and many other cool projects. Previously, Austin led Research at Gitcoin.

Gloria Kimbwala

Gloria Kimbwala

Gloria is the Director of Global Events of the Ethereum Layer 2, Morph. Previously, Gloria led Builder Relations and Global Events at Gitcoin. Gloria has dedicated the last 15 years of her career to creating an inclusive culture in technology around the globe. She believes that the best innovation happens when people can be their most authentic self and bring their unique perspective to technology.

Gloria is the Director of Global Events of the Ethereum Layer 2, Morph. Previously, Gloria led Builder Relations and Global Events at Gitcoin. Gloria has dedicated the last 15 years of her career to creating an inclusive culture in technology around the globe. She believes that the best innovation happens when people can be their most authentic self and bring their unique perspective to technology.

Anna Yuan

Anna Yuan

Anna is the Stablecoins Lead of Solana Foundation, where she focuses on stablecoins and international markets and works with centralized exchanges, market makers, fiat ramps, and issuers to increase stablecoin accessibility and liquidity. Previously, Anna was a McKinsey Consultant and a DAO researcher at ConsenSys. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Chicago.

Anna is the Stablecoins Lead of Solana Foundation, where she focuses on stablecoins and international markets and works with centralized exchanges, market makers, fiat ramps, and issuers to increase stablecoin accessibility and liquidity. Previously, Anna was a McKinsey Consultant and a DAO researcher at ConsenSys. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Chicago.

Jaime Burke

Jaime Burke

As an early investor in Bitcoin and Ether, Jamie went ‘all in’ during 2013 founding Outlier Ventures, Europe’s 1st venture fund and platform dedicated to blockchain and Web 3. Since then, he has grown OV to the leading global Web3 accelerator and founder community (by volume) and most active Web3 investor globally by volume of investments. The team has built a portfolio including industry-defining projects such as Brave Browser, Fetch.ai, Ocean Protocol, DIA Data, Enigma / Secret Network.

As an early investor in Bitcoin and Ether, Jamie went ‘all in’ during 2013 founding Outlier Ventures, Europe’s 1st venture fund and platform dedicated to blockchain and Web 3. Since then, he has grown OV to the leading global Web3 accelerator and founder community (by volume) and most active Web3 investor globally by volume of investments. The team has built a portfolio including industry-defining projects such as Brave Browser, Fetch.ai, Ocean Protocol, DIA Data, Enigma / Secret Network.

Abhishek Saxena

Abhishek Saxena

Abhishek is the Investment Lead and Principal of P2 Ventures, a blockchain-focused venture capital firm spun out from Polygon Labs. Previously, Abhishek was a Product Manager at Apple and InMobi and part of the core team at OneDirect, a B2B SaaS solution backed by Sequoia. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BT in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Abhishek is the Investment Lead and Principal of P2 Ventures, a blockchain-focused venture capital firm spun out from Polygon Labs. Previously, Abhishek was a Product Manager at Apple and InMobi and part of the core team at OneDirect, a B2B SaaS solution backed by Sequoia. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BT in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Suji Yan

Suji Yan

Suji is the Founder of Mask Network. He studied computer engineering at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Dropping out of university at the age of 20, Suji in 2017 founded the decentralized social network Mask Network, which has become a leader in the vibrant decentralized social network ecosystem. In 2022, Suji founded Bonfire Union as a venture arm to strategically invest in decentralized social networks, infrastructure, and creative contents with the goal of making Web3 more accessible to all. Suji is also a firm believer in supporting communities. He has made sizable donations to universities and NGOs such as UIUC, Shanghai JiaoTong University, and RadicalxChange to support related research and events.

Suji is the Founder of Mask Network. He studied computer engineering at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Dropping out of university at the age of 20, Suji in 2017 founded the decentralized social network Mask Network, which has become a leader in the vibrant decentralized social network ecosystem. In 2022, Suji founded Bonfire Union as a venture arm to strategically invest in decentralized social networks, infrastructure, and creative contents with the goal of making Web3 more accessible to all. Suji is also a firm believer in supporting communities. He has made sizable donations to universities and NGOs such as UIUC, Shanghai JiaoTong University, and RadicalxChange to support related research and events.

Dr. Michael Yuan

Dr. Michael Yuan

Dr. Michael Yuan is an advisor at Gaianet.AI, a decentralized GenAI agents network, and an advisor at ByteTrade & SIG Asia. A astrophysicist (with a PhD focused on blackhole research from the University of Texas) by training, Dr. Yuan has always been a scientist at heart. In recent years, his research has focused on digital health, incorporating lifestyle, behavioral, and genomic insights to improve clinical practices. His research is funded by prestigious organizations including the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Aside from research and academic papers, Dr. Yuan is also the author of 6 books and over 40 published articles. Previously, Dr. Yuan was the founder of a digital health research firm called Ringful Health, whose pioneering work has received national media acclaim from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times.

Dr. Michael Yuan is an advisor at Gaianet.AI, a decentralized GenAI agents network, and an advisor at ByteTrade & SIG Asia. A astrophysicist (with a PhD focused on blackhole research from the University of Texas) by training, Dr. Yuan has always been a scientist at heart. In recent years, his research has focused on digital health, incorporating lifestyle, behavioral, and genomic insights to improve clinical practices. His research is funded by prestigious organizations including the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Aside from research and academic papers, Dr. Yuan is also the author of 6 books and over 40 published articles. Previously, Dr. Yuan was the founder of a digital health research firm called Ringful Health, whose pioneering work has received national media acclaim from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times.

Diane Dai

Diane Dai

Diane is the Co-Founder of DODO, a decentralized exchange and on-chain liquidity provider backed by Binance Labs, Coinbase Ventures and Pantera Capital. Diane has been involved in decentralize finance as an active member of China's DeFi community, running one of the largest WeChat groups "DeFi the World.”

Diane is the Co-Founder of DODO, a decentralized exchange and on-chain liquidity provider backed by Binance Labs, Coinbase Ventures and Pantera Capital. Diane has been involved in decentralize finance as an active member of China's DeFi community, running one of the largest WeChat groups "DeFi the World.”

Neil Han

Neil Han

Neil is the Founder & CEO of Reddio, a company focused on scaling Ethereum. Backed by Paradigm and Arena Holdings, Reddio provides StarkEx-powered Layer 2, zkVM Layer 2, and the high-performance decentralized sequencer, Itachi. He also serves as a guest lecturer for the NTU blockchain courses and is the President of TGO Singapore (Top Geeks' Organization, CTO Club). Previously, he was Head of APAC and EMEA at PingCap and helped bootstrap Twilio's APAC operations as their 3rd employee and helped grow their revenue 30x in just four years.

Neil is the Founder & CEO of Reddio, a company focused on scaling Ethereum. Backed by Paradigm and Arena Holdings, Reddio provides StarkEx-powered Layer 2, zkVM Layer 2, and the high-performance decentralized sequencer, Itachi. He also serves as a guest lecturer for the NTU blockchain courses and is the President of TGO Singapore (Top Geeks' Organization, CTO Club). Previously, he was Head of APAC and EMEA at PingCap and helped bootstrap Twilio's APAC operations as their 3rd employee and helped grow their revenue 30x in just four years.

Dr. Li Yi

Dr. Li Yi

Dr. Li Yi is an Associate Professor at the College of Computing and Data Science, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and an Associate Director of the NTU Centre in Computational Technologies for Finance (CCTF). He received his BComp degree in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore in 2011, and both his MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 2013 and 2018, respectively. Dr. Li has been leading the Software Reliability and Security Lab (SRSLab@NTU) since 2018. His research interests are in program analysis and automated reasoning techniques with applications in software engineering and software security. Together with his research team, he develops solutions enabling the construction of high-quality software systems that are both reliable and sustainable. Currently, his work focuses on the security and fairness of decentralized applications and blockchain systems, as well as the robustness and dependability of AI systems. His work in these areas won four ACM Distinguished Paper Awards and two Best Artifact Awards at top-tier conferences.

Dr. Li Yi is an Associate Professor at the College of Computing and Data Science, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and an Associate Director of the NTU Centre in Computational Technologies for Finance (CCTF). He received his BComp degree in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore in 2011, and both his MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 2013 and 2018, respectively. Dr. Li has been leading the Software Reliability and Security Lab (SRSLab@NTU) since 2018. His research interests are in program analysis and automated reasoning techniques with applications in software engineering and software security. Together with his research team, he develops solutions enabling the construction of high-quality software systems that are both reliable and sustainable. Currently, his work focuses on the security and fairness of decentralized applications and blockchain systems, as well as the robustness and dependability of AI systems. His work in these areas won four ACM Distinguished Paper Awards and two Best Artifact Awards at top-tier conferences.

Dr. Ernie Teo

Dr. Ernie Teo

Dr. Ernie Teo is a Senior Lecturer in the Nanyang Business School at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He received his PhD in Economics and Game Theory from UNSW Australia in 2008. He has held teaching roles at both NTU and NUS. Shifting his trajectory towards industry involvement in 2016, Dr. Ernie Teo took on the role of Research Scientist at the IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation in Singapore. During this phase, he collaborated with various corporate clients on diverse blockchain initiatives. In a remarkable step, he co-founded Dedoco in 2020 — an enterprise application company harnessing blockchain technology. Notably, this endeavour secured an impressive $7.4 million in funding, with investment from the Temasek-backed Vertex Ventures.

Dr. Ernie Teo is a Senior Lecturer in the Nanyang Business School at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He received his PhD in Economics and Game Theory from UNSW Australia in 2008. He has held teaching roles at both NTU and NUS. Shifting his trajectory towards industry involvement in 2016, Dr. Ernie Teo took on the role of Research Scientist at the IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation in Singapore. During this phase, he collaborated with various corporate clients on diverse blockchain initiatives. In a remarkable step, he co-founded Dedoco in 2020 — an enterprise application company harnessing blockchain technology. Notably, this endeavour secured an impressive $7.4 million in funding, with investment from the Temasek-backed Vertex Ventures.

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Morph

Morph

Morph is a Layer 2 consumer blockchain that combines Optimistic and ZK roll-up technologies, providing efficient scaling and security for value-driven decentralized applications (dApps). Its features, including a Decentralized Sequencer Network and Responsive Validity Proof system, aim to ensure scalable, secure, and cost-effective Layer 2 transactions while countering issues like MEV dominance.

Morph is a Layer 2 consumer blockchain that combines Optimistic and ZK roll-up technologies, providing efficient scaling and security for value-driven decentralized applications (dApps). Its features, including a Decentralized Sequencer Network and Responsive Validity Proof system, aim to ensure scalable, secure, and cost-effective Layer 2 transactions while countering issues like MEV dominance.

Open Campus

Open Campus

Open Campus is a DAO and community-led protocol building a decentralized education ecosystem. Open Campus is building the decentralized infrastructure for education through EDU Chain, the first L3 blockchain built for education. EDU Chain is bringing the five trillion-dollar education industry to the blockchain, launching a vibrant DApp ecosystem that reimagines what Learn-to-Earn means. This platform elegantly links learning experiences with earning opportunities, making every step of the journey trackable on the blockchain.

Open Campus is a DAO and community-led protocol building a decentralized education ecosystem. Open Campus is building the decentralized infrastructure for education through EDU Chain, the first L3 blockchain built for education. EDU Chain is bringing the five trillion-dollar education industry to the blockchain, launching a vibrant DApp ecosystem that reimagines what Learn-to-Earn means. This platform elegantly links learning experiences with earning opportunities, making every step of the journey trackable on the blockchain.

Gaianet.AI

Gaianet.AI

GaiaNet is a decentralized network that provides secure, censorship-resistant, and monetizable AI agents that incorporate each individual’s proprietary knowledge and skills while preserving privacy. Instead of setting up centralized servers, GaiaNet is building a distributed network of edge-computing nodes controlled by individuals and businesses, to host fine-tuned AI models, based on the node operator’s proprietary domain knowledge and expertise. Each GiaiaNet node is a digital twin of a real-world expert or personality, such as a university teaching assistant, a high school teacher, a crypto trader, or a customer service agent, performing skilled knowledge tasks on behalf of its creator or operator. GaiaNet boldly challenges the centralized industry giants that have dominated the AI lifecycle, from data collection to model training and fine-tuning.

GaiaNet is a decentralized network that provides secure, censorship-resistant, and monetizable AI agents that incorporate each individual’s proprietary knowledge and skills while preserving privacy. Instead of setting up centralized servers, GaiaNet is building a distributed network of edge-computing nodes controlled by individuals and businesses, to host fine-tuned AI models, based on the node operator’s proprietary domain knowledge and expertise. Each GiaiaNet node is a digital twin of a real-world expert or personality, such as a university teaching assistant, a high school teacher, a crypto trader, or a customer service agent, performing skilled knowledge tasks on behalf of its creator or operator. GaiaNet boldly challenges the centralized industry giants that have dominated the AI lifecycle, from data collection to model training and fine-tuning.

Solana Foundation

Solana Foundation

The Solana Foundation is a non-profit organization located in Zug, Switzerland dedicated to the decentralization, growth, and security of the Solana network. Solana is a proof of stake blockchain built for mass adoption: Fast, composable, green, and globally distributed.

The Solana Foundation is a non-profit organization located in Zug, Switzerland dedicated to the decentralization, growth, and security of the Solana network. Solana is a proof of stake blockchain built for mass adoption: Fast, composable, green, and globally distributed.

Mask Network

Mask Network

Mask Network is a leader in the vibrant decentralized social network ecosystem. In 2019, Mask extension started supporting Twitter users with secure, decentralized social messaging, payment networks, file storage and sharing upon the current mainstream social media networks. With its venture arm, Mask strategically invests in decentralized social networks, infrastructure, and creative contents with the goal of making Web3 more accessible to all. Learn more at mask.io.

Mask Network is a leader in the vibrant decentralized social network ecosystem. In 2019, Mask extension started supporting Twitter users with secure, decentralized social messaging, payment networks, file storage and sharing upon the current mainstream social media networks. With its venture arm, Mask strategically invests in decentralized social networks, infrastructure, and creative contents with the goal of making Web3 more accessible to all. Learn more at mask.io.

Moonshot Commons

Moonshot Commons

HQed in HK and NYC, Moonshot Commons is a global community for Web3 founders to learn, build, and scale. Within two years, Moonshot community members have raised $110m+ from VCs — with many more launching soon!

HQed in HK and NYC, Moonshot Commons is a global community for Web3 founders to learn, build, and scale. Within two years, Moonshot community members have raised $110m+ from VCs — with many more launching soon!

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