MoneyDance: Virtual Hackathon, Summit, and Demo Day | September 28 – December 9, 2020

MoneyDance is a virtual event merging a hackathon, summit, and demo day all into one streamlined experience beginning September 28, 2020 and ending December 9, 2020. MoneyDance is for blockchain developers interested in building decentralized solutions that further democratize the financial markets.

Learn from the greatest thinkers in blockchain; build out your decentralized project; and pitch to industry-leading VCs and investors. Hackathon participants can win up to $27,500 in prizes and have a chance to win the $10,000 grand prize at MoneyDance Demo Day.

Developers will begin with MoneyDance Hackathon on September 28, where they will build projects using Avalanche and MoneyDance partners’ technology.

Running parallel with the hackathon is MoneyDance Summit, business and technical webinars led by industry experts like Sergey Nazarov, Kendrick Nguyen, and more!

Demo Day
At the end of the hackathon, 5 hackathon finalists will have the opportunity to present to leading VCs and investors during the MoneyDance Demo Day on December 9.

MoneyDance Summit Agenda

Monday, September 28

11:00AM – 11:15AM ET
Welcome speech
John Wu, President of Ava Labs

‍11:20AM – 12:15PM ET
Discussion between Emin Gün Sirer and Sergey Nazarov
‍Emin Gün Sirer, CEO of Ava Labs
Sergey Nazarov, CEO of Chainlink

12:20PM – 12:35PM ET
Self Sovereignty and the Transformation of Online Security
Corey Petty, CSO of Status

12:40PM – 12:55PM ET
Building the Bridge Between NFTs and DeFi
‍Craig Russo, Director of Innovation at Polyient Games

‍1:00PM – 1:15PM ET
Corporations from the Future
Olaf Carlson-Wee, Founder and CEO of Polychain Capital

1:20PM – 1:35PM ET
Using Credit Delegation in Your DeFi
‍Stani Kulechov, Founder and CEO of Aave

Wednesday, October 7

11:00AM – 11:25AM ET
[Topic TBD]
‍Kendrick Nguyen, CEO of Republic

11:30AM – 11:45AM ET
Building for DeFi’s Upside
‍Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO at FTX

11:50AM – 12:05PM ET
How to Build Key Management for Your Mom
Zhen Yu, CEO of Torus

‍12:10PM – 1:10PM ET
How to Grow a Decentralized Brand to Mainstream
Jason Yanowitz, Co-founder at Blockworks Group (Moderator)
Adelyn Zhou, CMO and Head of Chainlink Marketing
Claire Kart, Head of Marketing at Coda Protocol
Jay Kurahashi-Sofue, VP of Marketing at Ava Labs
Yelena Osin, VP of Marketing at Fireblocks

1:15PM – 1:40PM ET
Why Crypto Inevitably Creates DeFi
Haseeb Qureshi, Managing Partner at Dragonfly Capital

Monday, October 12

11:00AM – 11:30AM ET
[Topic TBD]
Patrick Collins, Developer Relations at Chainlink

‍‍11:35AM – 12:05PM ET
State of Avalanche 2020
Gabriel Cardona, Developer Evangelist at Ava Labs

12:10PM – 12:40PM ET
A Comparison of Liquidity Pool Models in DeFi AMM Products
‍Jazear Brooks, Former Protocol Architect at Thorchain

‍12:45PM – 1:15PM ET
Deploying a DeFi Smart Contract Using Avalanche
‍Hal Hyatt, Lead Blockchain Engineer at TrustToken

See details of the MoneyDance hackaton and the rest of MoneyDance Summit agenda at