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Amsterdam, Netherlands

ETHDam 2023

Hackathon & Conference gathering the best builders in DeFi and Privacy


May 20 - May 21

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About The Event

Privacy is normal

Following the arrest of Alex Pertsev, a Tornado Cash developer in the Netherlands, ETHDam 2023 is determined to counter the chilling effect and bridge worlds to discuss the future of privacy and encourage them to build on the shoulders of cypherpunk giants.

600 DeFi and Privacy builders under one roof for a two day Conference & Hackathon. 

No hype, no price talk. Only good chats about what comes next over a Dutch beer, in good company.

ETHDam Hackathon

The ETHDam hackathon will bring together people who are interested in developing and building new open source software, applications, or systems dedicated DeFi and Privacy. Everyone is able to apply to be a hacker but the organization will manually select and curate the candidates. During this 2 day in person hackathon, participants working in teams will prototype and build new working solutions.

  • Entry to the conference, for all hackers is free of charge
  • Hackers can spend the night at the venue on Saturday 20th 
  • Food is included for all hackers, from Saturday to Sunday 

Rewards Pool

  • Best Privacy - 1K 
  • Best DeFi - 1K 

All projects can compete in the Quadratic Fund, with a total of 15,000 DAI for the top 5 projects - each ETHDamer will receive a MACI key to vote - vote closes 1 week after ETHDam 

  • Bounties 

Additionally to the ETHDam DeFi and Privacy track, we will have bounties provided by our Hackathon Partners.

Our Partners:

  • 1inch - 10K
  • Sismo - 10K 
  • Railgun - 10K 
  • Scroll - 10K 
  • Aleph Zero - 10K 


  • Day 0 - 19th May

16:00 - Hacker Speed Dating & Pre-Registration

  • Day 1 - 20th May

9:00 - ETHDam Conference & Hackathon Launch

13:00 - Lunch Break

14:00 - Conference resumes

17:00 - Conference Day 1 wrap up & after beers 

18:00 - Only Hackers remain 

  • Day 2 - 21st May

9:00 - Opening

13:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Closing of the Hackathon 

16:00 - ETHDam Closing Ceremony 

19:00 - ETHDam x Aleph Zero AfterParty

Speakers, Mentors & Judges

  • Christopher von Hessert - Security Director at Polygon
  • Mick de Graaf - Smart contract developer and angel investor
  • Proto - R&D at OP Labs
  • Kaan Uzdoğan - Software developer, Team Lead of the project Sourcify
  • Leo Sayous - CTO of Sismo
  • Evert Kors - Co-Founder of Sherlock
  • Daniel de Witte - CTO at Work X
  • Deniz Yilmaz - Leading engineering at MakerDAOs
  • Dias - Software engineer at Dune
  • Haitham Mengad - Founder, CEO and CTO of Stems Labs
  • Tiago Varandas - Solar Punk product designer of useful and meaningful web3 interfaces at Little Nice Things
  • Nick Kozlov - Backend Team Lead at 1inch
  • Owen Barnes - Founder of Studio Little Nice Things
  • Kritika Ravichandran - Founder of Partnr
  • Jordan Lazaro-Gustave - Partner at Aglaé Ventures
  • Devon - Principal Blockchain Engineer at Yield App
  • Emanuele Francioni - Founder of Dusk Network
  • Nate - Protocols designer at Token Dynamics
  • Solange Gueiros - Developer Advocate at Chainlink Labs
  • Sunny Jiang - CEO of MaasVentures, a Web3 mentor and builder
  • Toghrul Mahrramov - Rollup sorcerer at Scroll
  • Isidoros Passadis - Master of Validators at Lido
  • Ameen Soleimani - Founder of Spankchain
  • Bianca Buzea - Developer Advocate at Balancer
  • and more...!
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