About ETH Bucharest

Igniting the Ethereum Eastern European Hub

Join us at ETH Bucharest, where global builders connect to shape Ethereum's destiny.

We will unite community enthusiasts and hackers, fostering connections, sparking innovation, and bridging the future.

Builders, hackers, contributors, enthusiasts, communities, executives, degens, and regulators will meet, greet diversity & have fun under Bucharest’s roof.

ETH Bucharest is not just an event; it’s a movement empowering creativity, bold ideas, and meaningful connections in the heart of Eastern Europe.

Discover Bucharest's rich culture & dynamic vibe, best known as the Little Paris.

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CONTRIBUTORS

TEAM Members

Co-Founder & Operations Lead

Octavian

Co-Founder & Business Development Lead

Andreea

Co-Founder & Communications Lead

Endi

HEAD OF DESIGN

Ciprian

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Vlad

Legal Advisor

Sergiu

Creative Director

Dorel

Hackathon Operations Lead

Alina

Accounting Advisor

Flavius

Social Media Specialist

Gabriela

Volunteers Lead

Robert

The Venue

NORD EVENTS CENTER BY GLOBALWORTH

Dimitrie Pompeiu Blvd., No. 4-6, Bucharest - Romania

The venue is situated in the north side of Bucharest and grants easy access to transportation, metro (Pipera), bus and tram stations to all important destinations.

Metro Station

Tram Station

Bus Station

Uber / Bolt

HACKATHON

More than $30.000 confirmed in Prizes so far!

Join us to shape Ethereum's future

Welcome to the Ethereum Bucharest Hackathon! Our mission is to inspire innovation and collaboration within the Ethereum ecosystem. We offer two exciting tracks: the "Open Track" for creative freedom and the "Bounties Track" to solve real-world challenges.

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Conference

Topics

The ETH Bucharest conference will cover key blockchain topics, including privacy solutions, business innovation, finance disruption (DeFi and asset tokenization), governance models (like DAOs), digital ownership (NFTs and metaverse), and strategies for mass adoption through user-friendly interfaces and education.

Explore the latest advancements in blockchain privacy solutions that are reshaping the digital landscape. Learn about privacy coins, zero-knowledge proofs, and decentralized identity management systems that empower users to control their digital footprint.

decentralized systems

Privacy Solutions

Discover how blockchain is revolutionizing traditional industries and fostering innovation. Top industry leaders and entrepreneurs will share insights on how blockchain is driving efficiency, transparency, and new business models.

efficiency with blockchain

business innovation

Gain unparalleled insights into the future of blockchain in finance. From decentralized finance (DeFi) to tokenization of assets, discover how blockchain is disrupting the financial industry and reshaping the way we invest, borrow, and trade.

Finance

Finance

Explore the evolution of blockchain governance models and their impact on decentralized ecosystems. Learn about DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) and the democratization of decision-making in the blockchain space.

DAOs

governance models

Dive into discussions on digital asset ownership, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and the metaverse. Understand how blockchain technology is redefining the concept of ownership and enabling new forms of creative expression.

NFTs & metaverse

digital ownership

Discover strategies for mass adoption as we explore the challenges and opportunities in onboarding new users into the blockchain space. Learn about user-friendly interfaces, educational initiatives, and projects driving blockchain accessibility.

blockchain accessibility

Onboarding strategies

Speakers

Mihai Alisie is one of the early pioneers in this space.

Mihai created Bitcoin Magazine in 2011 together with Vitalik Buterin and in late 2013 he joined Vitalik as one of the original 4 Ethereum Founders.

Following the successful Ethereum launch in 2015, Mihai founded AKASHA to research and develop systems for freedom of Mind and human connection.

Co-founder Ethereum & Founder Akasha

Mihai Alisie

As a full-stack engineer at Sablier, Gavriliu Mircea blends technical skill with business savvy, evidenced by his Bachelor's in Computer Engineering and ongoing Master's in Management and Business Communications.

His tenure at Ubisoft showcased his prowess in creating efficient digital solutions. Mircea's passion for blockchain began in university, where he developed a minimal PoW blockchain, innovatively automating bureaucratic tasks.

A dedicated tech enthusiast, he's deeply engaged in the evolving world of blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Fullstack Engineer at Sablier

Mircea Gavriliu

Andrei Vlad Birgaoanu, the Solidity/Smart Contracts Lead at Sablier, is a tech geek known for his role in pioneering the Branching Tree Technique (BTT), a testing specification framework.

His passion for building infrastructure and contributions to the Ethereum ecosystem are rooted in his background in Computer Engineering, where he earned his degree by developing a DEX platform.

Lead Solidity Engineer at Sablier

Andrei Birgaoanu

Paul Brody is the Global Blockchain Leader at EY (Ernst & Young) since 2015, overseeing the firm’s blockchain strategy and solutions, including the OpsChain tokenization platform and Blockchain Analyzer analytics tools.

As a prominent advocate for public blockchains and privacy technology, Paul has led EY to develop the Nightfall privacy-enabled Ethereum Layer 2 network and the Starlight zero-knowledge compiler, both contributed to the public domain and the Ethereum community.

Before joining EY, Paul held various roles at IBM, including Electronics Industry Vice President. He began his career at McKinsey & Co. in Los Angeles and holds a degree in Economics and a certificate in African Studies from Princeton University.

Principal & Global Blockchain Leader at Ernst & Young

Paul Brody

Flavius Jakubowicz is a trailblazer in financial consulting, revolutionizing the industry with his innovative approach and passion for excellence. As the Executive Partner and co-founder of JASILL, a dynamic professional services firm based in Romania, he brings over 15 years of expertise in taxation, accounting, and business advisory services to the table. With a keen eye for innovation and a drive to exceed expectations, Jakubowicz is known for his ability to develop customized solutions that help clients navigate complex tax and regulatory environments with ease. He is a certified tax consultant who is not afraid to dive deep into the details to ensure that his clients receive tailored solutions that meet their unique needs.

Managing Partner at Jassil

Flavius Jakubowicz

Former Founder, CEO & CTO with 11+ years of leadership experience and a passion for making large tech-teams more efficient.

Michael worked for and consulted big industry leaders like Mobfox (#1 mobile advertising platform), Walls.io (#1 social media aggregator) and DappRadar (#1 dapp data platform) and re-shaped their engineering teams, saving $2.6M/y and increasing revenues by on average 60% for his clients.

Currently Michael is the Founder & CTO of AutoTrading.vip, a service for algorithmic trading of crypto assets including exceptionally profitable automated trading strategies to use out of the box.

Founder & CTO AutoTrading.VIP

Michael Ionita

Kevin Jones is a Developer Relations Engineer at Edge & Node working on The Graph protocol as well as an active member of the Buidl Guidl where he is focused on developer advocacy and education for Scaffold-ETH, a toolkit for building and prototyping dapps on Ethereum quickly.

Developer Relations Engineer, Edge & Node / Buidl Guidl

Kevin Jones

Corina is a founder, coach, events host, mentor and consultant with 6+ years of experience in marketing and sales. She has been in the DeFi space for 3 years, previously at The Defiant and MakerDAO. She is currently a mentor at Ekolance and Hypernest DeFi Accelerator and previously studied Business at Copenhagen Business School.

Founder Beehive Consulting

Corina Dolghier

Daniel Savu is a Software Engineer on the core team behind the Hyperlane, an interoperability protocol connecting EVM, Solana VM and CosmWasm chains. Prior to this, he was an engineer at Interlay, the first trustless Bitcoin DeFi hub, a top Polkadot parachain. He holds a Computer Science MSc from Imperial College London

Software Engineer at Hyperlane

Daniel Savu

Sasha Tanase Luca is the co-founder of the Web3UX user panel and the Head of Design Research for Threshold Network and tBTC. In the past she was the Head of Design for Alethio/ConsenSys, an Ethereum Data Analytics Platform and SelfKey, a self sovereign identity wallet.

Always with one eye on the end user, she is dedicated to interrogating biases, and using qualitative user research to inform her design decisions.

Head of Design Research at Threshold Network, TBTC, WEB3UX

Sasha Tanase Luca

Andreea is the co-founder of ETH Bucharest. She plays a key role in Graph AdvocatesDAO, focusing on community building, content creation, and event management. Her career journey includes roles as a Country Manager for Oracle Academy, followed by a position at the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Andreea graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors from her Masters in Geopolitics and Business Administration, and has been passionately involved in academia with a focus on research about Cybergeopolitics.

Co-founder of ETH Bucharest

Andreea Cia

Andrei Voinea is a Full Stack Developer at proposals.app, driven by a passion for technology and innovation. With a background as a former Principal Engineer at a major automotive corporation and co-founder of what he calls a “failed” startup, Andrei now delves into the exciting world of web technologies, web3, and entrepreneurship.

Full Stack Developer at proposals.app

Andrei Voinea

Andrii Bondar is a User and Developer Experience Designer at Matter Labs (zkSync), with prior experience in crypto exchanges and AI applications. He's been in the blockchain industry since 2017, blending technical prowess with a keen eye for user-centric design.

User and Developer Experience Designer at Matter Labs (zkSync)

Andrii Bondar

A seasoned crypto activist, Angus has been building in the space since 2018. Founding a successful digital marketing agency in London, UK, Angus went on to lead marketing for the Telos Foundation as his first foray into blockchain, followed by executive roles at Starter International and TKYO Labs, and later joining MakerDAO to lead the public launch and growth of the second largest Oracle, Chronicle Protocol.

Marketing Strategist at Chronicle Labs

Angus Tookey

Bianca Buzea, a former Web2 FAANG Solutions Architect, has transitioned into the realm of web3. As the Head of Developer Relations at LUKSO and the visionary founder of DevRel Uni, she pioneers innovative approaches to developer relations in the Web3 landscape. Bianca is a frequent presence at various Web3 events globally, captivating audiences with her insightful talks, engaging panels, and informative presentations on developer relations and the evolving Web3 ecosystem.

Head of Developer Relations at LUKSO and founder of DevRel Uni

Bianca Buzea

Daniel Luca, aka CleanUnicorn, is a leading figure in the Ethereum community, blending technical prowess with a keen eye for innovation. Acting as Tech VC at a crypto-focused venture company Eden Block (edenblock.com), he's at the forefront of blockchain technology, specializing in development, security, and smart contract development. With a deep understanding of Ethereum and a passion for blockchain's future, Daniel is known for his ability to navigate and articulate the complexities of emerging technologies, such as Doppelganger Networks. His insights are invaluable to anyone looking to understand or invest in the blockchain space, making him a respected and influential voice in the Ethereum ecosystem.

Technical Lead at Eden Block

Daniel Luca

Daria Volkova award-winning Product Marketer, Brand Manager and Communications Expert. In the field of blockchain and cryptocurrency, since 2017, Daria has been leading marketing and branding in payment providers, crypto exchanges and infrastructure blockchain projects.

She focuses on the Ethereum ecosystem, revealing its capabilities and prospects for mass adoption. She creates educational content about Web3 culture, business and marketing. Daria is a Golden Contributor to the Ethereum Writers Cohort.

Product Marketer, Brand Manager and Communications Expert

Daria Volkova

Gonçalo has dedicated 20+ years to research cybersecurity in a grey-hat fashion and is a co-founder of Creed and the ConsenSys Diligence offensive security team. With an academic background in Aerospace engineering, Gonçalo has also spent 10+ years building startups from the ground up in disparate areas (AdTech, BioTech, Mobile).

Co-founder of Creed and the ConsenSys Diligence offensive security team

Gonçalo Sá

Josef Je is the founder of PWNDAO and a core contributor to organizing ETHPrague and EthereumZurich, where he drives collaboration and innovation within the Ethereum community.

Founder of PWNDAO

Josef Se

limone.eth is a pioneering force in the world of web3 and frontier tech, celebrated not only for his role as a community builder but also for his impressive track record of winning several hackathons. As the co-founder of Urbe.eth and the driving force behind ETH Rome, Limone has dedicated himself to nurturing and expanding the Italian web3 developers community.

Co-founder of Urbe.eth

limone.eth

Paulo Fonseca, Co-Founder at proposals.app, designs tools for DAO enthusiasts. With a background in co-founding ventures like SenateLabs and RnDAO, he's deeply immersed in the DAO community, having initiated, joined, and dissolved multiple DAOs.

Co-Founder at proposals.app

Paulo Fonseca

Santiago is a dedicated developer relations who loves helping others learn about blockchain development and explaining complex technical terms into digestible 'bytes.' He is into dApp and smart contract development, and as a web3.js DevRel, his main goal is to onboard as many developers to get started building web3 applications in the Ethereum ecosystem.

web3.js DevRel

Santiago Trujillo Zuluaga

Sebastian Rodriguez Cabrera is the Vice President of Product for Polygon ID at Polygon Labs. With over 25 years in the tech industry, Sebastian has led product development across startups and Fortune 100 companies. His background is in computer engineering, though his interests are deeply rooted in philosophy and social studies. This unique combination fuels his approach to innovative product strategy.

Vice President of Product for Polygon ID at Polygon Labs

Sebastian Rodriguez Cabrera

Sergiu Draganus is the CEO at Ludo, renowned for his role in architecting Ludo.com, GeoRanker.com, CryptoCoin.PRO, and BoostIT.com. Passionate about Web2 and a firm believer in Web3, he has transitioned from a domainer to a SaaS founder to a prominent Web3 investor and founder.

CEO at Ludo

Sergiu Draganus

Simon Engel is a Cross-Product Manager and Product Strategist at SAP, responsible for driving cross-product management and strategy across SAP's solution areas. Previously, he served in roles within the Cross Product Engineering & Experience Area and the SAP Product Engineering Board Office, focusing on strategic customer and partner engagements. Simon began his journey at SAP with vocational training and holds a bachelor's degree in business information technology from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW).

Cross-Product Manager and Product Strategist at SAP

Simon Engel

Stilyan Mitrev began his career in corporate environments while exploring Web3 as a hobby. In 2021, he transitioned into the space professionally by joining a metaverse-focused DAO. Today, he serves as a Product Manager for VillageDAO at Consensys, leveraging his expertise to drive innovation in decentralized communities.

Product Manager for VillageDAO at Consensys

Stilyan Mitrev

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