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# 2nd Edition of the TUM Blockchain Salon ![](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/3904a385-81cd-457d-8dcf-5ddf145ffe82.png) [toc] ## Aims * Exploring core technologies for security, scalability, and privacy in Blockchain systems * Discussing applications and solutions with requirements met by these core technologies, and to which extent these technologies provide value * Exchange on methods for assessment of P2P layer, smart-contract security, and cryptographic innovations * Bridge academia, industry, and students and introduce recent topics from various layers of the Blockchain stack and ecosystems ## Topical Scope * Individual layers of Blockchain Protocols spanning hardware, peer-to-peer network, consensus, execution layers, applications, and ecosystems * Innovative scalability and privacy technologies, such as zero knowledge proofs * Design, verification, and implementation of smart contracts logic * Methods and tools for performance assessment * Overview of possible optimization solutions and their applicability to blockchain solutions * Applications and use-cases in Web3.0 and Blockchain Technologies and open challenges ## Organisation by the Technical University of Munich * Chair: Georg Carle * Organizing committee chairs: Kilian Glas, Filip Rezabek, and Richard von Seck ## Venue * 16 and 17 May 2024 * TUM-IAS Institute of Advance Studies * Lichtenbergstraße 2 a, 85748 Garching bei München * also online (Hybrid Event) ## Tools * There will be a Zoom session for each day of the Blockchain Salon. * May 16 * https://tum-conf.zoom-x.de/j/63648950462?pwd=ZWlqWmxmS0JsMEtYUDJlRyt5NEhWZz09 * May 17 * https://tum-conf.zoom-x.de/j/66315119676?pwd=RUlNTDBnaGd4Umo1bGtteS9uc1Vqdz09 ## Program ## Thursday 16.5.2024 ### Get together - 08:30 - 09:00 CEST ### Session 1 - 09:00 - 10:30 CEST #### Topic: Privacy and Security in the Blockchain Technologies ##### Session Chair: Georg Carle * Welcome and Introduction: Georg Carle (TUM) * [Jeffrey Burdges (Web3 Foundation)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Jeffrey-Burdges-Web3-Foundation): Ethical Identity, Ring VRFs, and Zero-Knowledge Continuations * [Daniel Hugenroth (University of Cambridge)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Daniel-Hugenroth-University-of-Cambridge): Building Decentralized Applications for Smartphones: Energy Measurements for Practical Protocol Design * [Laura Ricci (University of Pisa)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Laura-Ricci-University-of-Pisa): Supporting Privacy with Zero Knowledge in SSI and Blockchain based Access Control ### Session 2 - 11:00 - 12:30 CEST #### Topic: MEV & Secure Smart Contract Computing ##### Session Chair: Florian Matthes * [Ingo Weber (TUM)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Ingo-Weber-Technical-University-of-Munich): Business Process Execution and Process Mining on Blockchain * [Louis Tremblay Thibault (Zama)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Louis-Tremblay-Thibault-Zama): Privacy-Preserving Smart Contracts using FHE * [Josef Gattermayer (Ackee Blockchain Security)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Josef-Gattermayer-Ackee-Blockchain-Security): Wake: Why we built an Open-Source Swiss Knife for Solidity Developers ### Session 3 - 12:30 - 13:45 CEST #### Poster Madness - [Introduction of Posters](#Poster-Sessions) #### Presentation of posters during the break ##### Session Chair: Kilian Glas (TUM) ### Session 4 - 13:45 - 15:00 CEST #### Topic: Trust & Behavioral Considerations in Decentralized Systems ##### Session Chair: Filip Rezabek * [Christof Ferreira Torres (ETH Zurich)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Christof-Ferreira-Torres-ETH-Zurich): Rolling in the Shadows: A Closer Look at MEV Extraction Across Layer 2 Rollups * [Bhargav Bhatt (Web3 Foundation)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Bhargav-Bhatt-Web3-Foundation): Trustless and Efficient Bridges between PoS Blockchains via Random Sampling * [Sheng-Nan Li (UZH Blockchain Center)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Sheng-Nan-Li-UZH-Blockchain-Center): Trust Management of Decentralised Platforms ### Coffee Break ### Session 5 - 15:45 - 16:20 CEST #### Panel Discussions ##### Moderator: Eomji Park (TUM/Encode Club) * [Panelists](#Panelists): * Jonatan Luther-Bergquist (Inflection XYZ) * Dr. David An (Dracoon Ventures) * Sjors Witteveen (Lemniscap) * Topics (tentative) * VC Perspective on Web3 * Upcoming Research Challenges ### Session 6 - 16:30 - 17:05 CEST #### Panel Discussions ##### Moderator: Valentin Zieglmeier (TUM) * Panelists: * Josef Gattermayer (Ackee Blockchain Security) * Oliver Hörr (Hats Finance) * Christof Ferreira Torres (ETH Zurich) * Topics (tentantive) * Security tooling for EVM * Developers profession ### Session 7 - 17:15 - 18:30 CEST #### Blockchain Optimization and Interoperability Approaches ##### Session Chair: Sebastian Steinhorst * [Markus Legner (Mysten Labs/ETH Zurich)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Markus-Legner-Mysten-Labs): Modern Blockchains and Next-Generation Internet Architectures: Opportunities and Synergies * [Richard von Seck (TUM)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Richard-von-Seck-Technical-University-of-Munich): Permissioned Consensus in the Lens of Network Transport * [Zeta Avarikioti (TU Vienna&Common Prefix)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Zeta-Avarikioti-TU-Wien-amp-Common-Prefix): Blink: A PoW Light Client with Constant Communication ### Closing of the 1st Day ## Friday 17.5.2024 ### Get together - 08:30 - 09:00 CEST ### Session 8 - 09:00 - 10:30 CEST #### Topic: New Trends in Blockchain ##### Session Chair: Georg Carle * Welcome and Introduction: Georg Carle (TUM) * [David Millar-Durrant (NEAR/Pagoda)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#David-Millar-Durrant-NEARPagoda): Chain Signatures and what to do with them * [Arthur Gervais (UCL)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Arthur-Gervais-UCL): (Pre)training and applying LLMs to Blockchain Transactions * [Fran Algaba (Gizatech)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Fran-Algaba-Gizatech): Act onchain with AI Agents * [Jan Lauinger (TUM)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Jan-Lauinger-Technical-University-of-Munich): Transpiling Policies to Secure Computation Circuits ### Session 9 - 11:00 - 12:30 CEST #### Topic: Blockchain Infrastructure & Network Challenges ##### Session Chair: Richard von Seck (TUM) * [Simone Romano (IoTeX)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Simone-Romano-IoTeX): Building Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Networks (DePINs) * [Filip Rezabek (TUM)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Filip-Rezabek-Technical-University-of-Munich): METHODA - Framework for Distributed Systems Evaluations * [Ognjen Maric (DFINITY Foundation)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Ognjen-Maric-Dfinity-Foundation): Fast and Reliable P2P Without Breaking the Memory Budget ### Session 10 - 12:30 - 13:15 CEST #### Panel Discussions ##### Moderator: Filip Rezabek (TUM) * [Panelists](#Panelists): * Anthony Beaumont (Encode Club) * Georg Carle (TUM) * Zeta Avarikioti (TU Vienna&Common Prefix) * Topics * Synergies between industry and academia * Web3.0 education ### Session 11 - 14:30 - 15:45 CEST #### Decentralized Identities, Business Logic, and Governance ##### Session Chair: Ingo Weber * [Lars Hupel (G+D)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Last-Hupel-GieseckeDevrient): Digital Euro Update * [Federico Kunze Küllmer (evmOS/Altiplanic)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Federico-Kunze-Küllmer-evmOSAltiplanic): Enterprise EVMs: How evmOS enables Access Control for Web3 Businesses * [Felix Hoops (TUM)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Felix-Hoops-Technical-University-of-Munich): A Middleware Architecture for Self-Sovereign Identity Authentication and Authorization * [Fabian Stiehle (TUM)](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Fabian-Stiehle-Technical-University-of-Munich): Process Channels: A New Layer for Process Enactment Based on Blockchain State Channels ### Wrap-up of the Blockchain Salon ---- ## Poster Sessions The Blockchain Salon will be accompanied by a poster session of TUM students, research associates, and student clubs. ### Posters - Jonas Gebele: Detecting Arbitrages on a First-Come-First-Served Blockchain - Eber Christer: Scalable Cloud-Based Off-Chain Computation on Data Streams using Trusted Execution Environments - Tizian Leonhardt: Private Computing on Permissionless Blockchains - TUM Blockchain Club - Women in Computer Science - Jesco Melzer, Till Köbele, Yu Nakai, Furkan Atasay: TUMChainBook: A Data Exploration for Blockchain-based Systems - David Guzman: Distributed Consensus through Network Support - Veronika Bauer: Evaluation of SNARK Generation Tools in Private Infrastructure - Benjamin Kraner: The Emergence of Liquid Staking - Nicolò Vallarano: An Attack Simulation on Ethereum ## Speakers overview | | | | | :--------: | :--------: | :--------: | | <div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Daniel-Hugenroth-University-of-Cambridge"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/402960dc-bf82-4104-a75e-812c5c012675.jpg" alt="Daniel Hugenroth"> </a> </div> **Daniel Hugenroth** <br /> Research Associate <br /> *University of Cambridge* | <div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Jan-Lauinger-Technical-University-of-Munich"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/b737b69c-20f6-4e31-b27f-81546fde02f1.jpg" alt="Jan Lauinger"> </a> </div> **Jan Lauinger** <br /> Research Associate <br /> *TUM* | <div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Ingo-Weber-Technical-University-of-Munich"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/9870b77a-110d-4f35-ac4c-d96acfe25ed3.png" alt="Ingo Weber"> </a> </div> **Ingo Weber** <br /> Professor <br /> *TUM/Fraunhofer* | | <div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Markus-Legner-Mysten-Labs"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/374a8c73-8035-4d1c-96b6-fb48163bdea0.png" alt="Markus Lenger"> </a> </div> **Markus Lenger** <br /> Researcher <br /> *Mysten Labs* | <div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Bhargav-Bhatt-Web3-Foundation"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/7bcf354b-222b-4d72-83a1-75daf34bf1ba.png" alt="Bhargav Bhatt"> </a> </div> **Bhargav Bhatt** <br /> Researcher <br /> *Web3 Foundation* | <div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Filip-Rezabek-Technical-University-of-Munich"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/a829406e-b619-47fe-9c66-51067803f157.png" alt="Filip Rezabek"> </a> </div> **Filip Rezabek** <br /> Research Associate <br /> *TUM* | | <div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Fabian-Stiehle-Technical-University-of-Munich"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/4b2c3d74-5a4d-44bc-a8fd-70f2ee564b49.png" alt="Fabian Stiehle"> </a> </div> **Fabian Stiehle** <br /> Research Associate <br /> *TUM* | <div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Felix-Hoops-Technical-University-of-Munich"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/cbdb81d9-0c13-4214-978c-b54e79ea487a.png" alt="Felix Hoops"> </a> </div> **Felix Hoops** <br /> Research Associate <br /> *TUM* | <div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Richard-von-Seck-Technical-University-of-Munich"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/bbfa740a-14c8-4fdb-9cbc-cb97f83a8647.jpg" alt="Richard von Seck"> </a> </div> **Richard von Seck** <br /> Research Associate <br /> *TUM* | | <div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Simone-Romano-IoTeX"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/9ea4b46d-b1c0-4175-a72a-32c5822540e6.jpg"> alt="Simone Romano"> </a> </div> **Simone Romano** <br /> Developer Growth <br /> *IoTeX* | <div class="crop-4"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Last-Hupel-GieseckeDevrient"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/04f1a4de-b0e9-477f-bae9-0f9f52d47fbb.jpg"> alt="Lars Hupel"> </a> </div> **Lars Hupel** <br /> Chief Evangelist, CBDC <br /> *Giesecke+Devrient* | <div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Zeta-Avarikioti-TU-Wien-amp-Common-Prefix"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/185e87a0-aee7-4ffe-a17e-dc6c0aa96007.png" alt="Zeta Avarikioti"> </a> </div> **Zeta Avarikioti** <br /> Postdoctoral Researcher <br /> *TU Vienna&Common Prefix* | |<div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Fran-Algaba-Gizatech"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/aa08ffcf-88c8-497e-bb52-c802569b16b2.png"> alt="Fran Algaba"> </a> </div> **Fran Algaba** <br /> Co-founder <br /> *Gizatech*| <div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Christof-Ferreira-Torres-ETH-Zurich"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/fb4eb103-aff8-4615-bdb6-a39f651b0669.png"> alt="Christof Ferreira Torres"> </a> </div> **Christof Ferreira Torres** <br /> Postdoctoral Researcher <br /> *ETH Zurich* | <div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#David-Millar-Durrant-NEARPagoda"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/13394c22-099d-40a8-b5ba-d46073158103.png"> alt="David Millar-Durrant"> </a> </div> **David Millar-Durrant** <br /> Engineering Manager <br /> *NEAR/Pagoda* | | <div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Laura-Ricci-University-of-Pisa"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/1b84b9f5-aa7f-4d79-a435-f7cc08a2088e.png"> alt="Laura Ricci"> </a> </div> **Laura Ricci** <br /> Professor <br /> *University of Pisa* | <div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Federico-Kunze-Küllmer-evmOSAltiplanic"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/a2d54b04-f189-4911-8099-becba8ad42fb.png"> alt="Federico Kunze Küllmer"> </a> </div> **Federico Kunze Küllmer** <br /> Founder <br /> *evmOS/Altiplanic* | <div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Sheng-Nan-Li-UZH-Blockchain-Center"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/062db402-acc3-4177-a7a7-eb63d7884880.png"> alt="Sheng-Nan Li"> </a> </div> **Sheng-Nan Li** <br /> Postdoctoral Researcher <br /> *UZH Blockchain Center* | ## Panelists | | | | | :--------: | :--------: | :--------: | | <div class="crop"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/d8787151-0ec0-4589-a64d-c8e498879444.png" alt="Eomji Park"> </div> **Eomji Park** <br />Head of Research&Programme<br /> *Encode Club* | <div class="crop"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/986525a9-8f97-494c-8855-8930b96d4241.jpg" alt="Jonatan Luther-Bergquist"> </div> **Jonatan Luther-Bergquist** <br /> Head of Research <br /> *Inflection XYZ* | <div class="crop-4"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/6da82aea-3741-4401-abf9-7aecb52ffc69.png" alt="David An"> </div> **Dr. David An** <br /> Managing Partner <br /> *Dracoon Ventures* | | <div class="crop"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/7ec276bb-c166-4a52-807b-c39791306a02.png" alt="Jonatan Luther-Bergquist"> </div> **Anthony Beaumont** <br /> CEO and Co-founder<br /> *Encode Club* | <div class="crop-4"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/5d174de7-2507-4aff-8882-e79bca962390.png" alt="Georg Carle"> </div> **Georg Carle** <br /> Professor of NET <br /> *TUM* |<div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Zeta-Avarikioti-TU-Wien-amp-Common-Prefix"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/185e87a0-aee7-4ffe-a17e-dc6c0aa96007.png" alt="Zeta Avarikioti"> </a> </div> **Zeta Avarikioti** <br /> Postdoctoral Researcher <br /> *TU Vienna&Common Prefix* | | <div class="crop"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/c3935c63-f8b9-4215-a286-8bba1566680c.png" alt="Oliver Hörr"> </a> </div> **Oliver Hörr** <br /> Director of Operations <br /> *Hats Finance* | <div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/Y2VGCCnOg#Christof-Ferreira-Torres-ETH-Zurich"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/fb4eb103-aff8-4615-bdb6-a39f651b0669.png"> alt="Christof Ferreira Torres"> </a> </div> **Christof Ferreira Torres** <br /> Postdoctoral Researcher <br /> *ETH Zurich* | <div class="crop"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/3ec06980-a6e4-48bd-983b-53828c0f0683.png" alt="Sjors Witteveen"> </a> </div> **Sjors Witteveen** <br /> Tech/Principal <br /> *Lemniscap* | | | <div class="crop"> <a href="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/s/D7VKZGk_2#Valentin-Zieglmeier-TUM"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/aa7ff951-2ccd-4eb9-8899-eb0a0b19566d.png" alt="Valentin Zieglmeier"> </a> </div> **Valentin Zieglmeier** <br /> Research Associate <br /> *TUM* | <style> td, th { border: none!important; border-style : hidden!important; padding: 0; margin: 0; } table { border-collapse: collapse; } .crop { width: 200px; height: 200px; overflow: hidden; } .crop img { width: 100%; height: 100%; object-fit: cover; } .crop-3 { width: 207px; height: 207px; overflow: hidden; } .crop-3 img { width: 100%; height: 100%; object-fit: cover; } .crop-4 { width: 200px; height: 200px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; background-size: cover; } .crop-4 a { display: block; width: 100%; height: 100%; } </style> ## Organizing committee | | | | | :--------: | :--------: | :--------: | | <div class="crop-4"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/5d174de7-2507-4aff-8882-e79bca962390.png" alt="Georg Carle"> </div> **Georg Carle** <br /> Professor of NET <br /> *TUM* |<div class="crop-4"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/6131a83a-cb80-4737-9219-d89d00195125.png" alt="Kilian Glas"> </div> **Kilian Glas** <br /> Research Associate <br /> *TUM* | <div class="crop"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/a829406e-b619-47fe-9c66-51067803f157.png" alt="Filip Rezabek"> </div> **Filip Rezabek** <br /> Research Associate <br /> *TUM* | | |<div class="crop"> <img src="https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/bbfa740a-14c8-4fdb-9cbc-cb97f83a8647.jpg" alt="Richard von Seck"> </div> **Richard von Seck** <br /> Research Associate <br /> *TUM* ## Registration * Register using this [Google form](https://forms.gle/rEFWZU69Cq59p1u26)! * Of note, the number of spots for on-site participations are limited. * Speakers use seperate form provided by the organizational team. ## Venue - Institute of Advanced Studies, Garching Campus of TUM Address: Lichtenbergstraße 2 a, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany * 16&17 May - Faculty club, fourth floor, posters on the fourth floor ![](https://www.ias.tum.de/fileadmin/w00bub/www/Resources/TUM-IAS-Building/Building_02.jpg) ![](https://hedgedoc.net.in.tum.de/uploads/f795f726-7c73-42aa-af25-714d72bf2779.png) ## Transport * Subway U6 - Garching Forschungszentrum * Possible to arrive with a car - free parking on * https://goo.gl/maps/xYCkBZeuAETk3Xez6 * For other inqueries contact the Organizing committee chairs