Devcon VI

[Panel] The Staking Economy: From Monolith to Modularity
10-12, 17:00–17:50 (America/Bogota), Workshop 4

The staking industry is on the verge of a new and exciting innovation cycle. The modularization of the staking tech stack, led by advances in middleware solutions such as Obol Network (Distributed Validator Technology), Flashbots (MEV Boost), Liquid Collective (liquid staking), and EigenLayer will create a new playing field for existing operators, product builders and solo stakers.

This panel seeks to discuss these important developments and the new benefits and risks they bring to Ethereum.

Hi I am Collin Myers, founder of Obol Labs and project lead of the Obol Network. I have been working on lower layer Ethereum technologies since 2017 historically working at ConsenSys. I have spent the better part of the last 4 years working on the enablement of Eth2 in various capacities. I built the Eth2 calculator, Eth2 launchpad, internet bonds, and a co-creator of DVT.

I have spoken at Devcon before and would to do it again! Thank You for putting this on!!!

Sreeram Kannan is Founder of EigenLayer and an associate professor at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he leads the UW Blockchain Lab. He was a postdoctoral scholar at University of California, Berkeley and a visiting postdoc at Stanford between 2012-2014 before which he received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and M.S. in mathematics from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

Viktor Bunin leads the Protocol Operations team at Coinbase Cloud. He is the industry’s first Protocol Specialist, a role he created as an early employee of Bison Trails that has now become an industry staple at orgs like a16z, Blockdaemon, and Figment. Viktor leads Coinbase Cloud to define Cloud’s protocol roadmap, initiate strategic initiatives, and support crypto-native Coinbase products. He's also an active angel investor, specializing in protocols, infrastructure, and crypto SaaS.

MEV boost architect !