DeFi & The Future of Programmable Money, a one-day virtual conference on March 30, has something for everyone active in or curious about decentralized finance. While there’s a lot of buzz about crypto whales, another marine monster is making waves — and forming a community — among existing and aspiring DeFi engineers and developers.
I’ll get to that in a minute, but first, a little housekeeping.
DeFi & The Future of Programmable Money is free to attend, but you must register here to reserve a spot. Sommelier Finance, a leading crypto project co-founded by Zaki Manian and meant to automate decentralized finance trading, is partnering with the summit.
Let’s return to the other sea creature we mentioned previously. LobsterDAO (see what we did there? ), a 17,950-strong (and growing) community, is the name given to it. It’s one of the most active and engaged DeFi communities, with engineers, developers, founders, and builders discussing open source DeFi and programmable money code, among other topics.
“First and foremost, a crypto community for technical and economic research and discussion, with a strong focus on DeFi,” the group said.
In 2018, LobsterDAO started as an open research chat on Telegram’s instant messaging platform. Engineers, developers, and founders can discuss their own ideas and technology, argue hacks, and chat about other web3 subjects, projects, and apps in this place, which is free of marketing and paid ads.
While the DeFi community as a whole pushes the standard finance etiquette norms, LobsterDAO’s crustacean community pushes them even further. One of the community’s many sub-channels, Blockchain Lobsters (with 7,734 subscribers), advertises itself as “a collection of drunk opinions and stats on cryptocurrency and startups.”
Things can turn a little sour down below.
Don’t be fooled by this laid-back demeanor. Influential DeFi heavyweights and authors of important crypto protocols are likely to be active members of the LobsterDAO community.
Curve Finance was created by LobsterDAO, and additional projects such as GearBox, Ambire, CoinList, Icy.tools, and DexGuru have partnered with this community.
Other sub-channels include a main DeFi chat, a DeFi dev chat, a daily email, a job board, and two NFT-related chats — NFT Avenue and Seafood Kingdom — in addition to the main channel and the aforementioned Blockchain Lobsters.
At the DeFi & The Future of Programmable Money event, you’ll get the chance to discover further more about LobsterDAO. That’s where Ivangbi, a storyteller at LobsterDAO and Gearbox, can be found.
What is the situation of DeFi today and why is it thriving? will be led by him, Michael Egorov (Curve Finance), Vasiliy Shapovalov (LIDO), and Taariq Lewis (Volume). Bring your questions, come prepared for an interesting and instructive experience, and be sure to review the day’s agenda.
The event, DeFi & The Future of Programmable Money, is open to the public and will take place on March 30. Register here to reserve your spot and learn more about this aquatic community where engineers, developers, builders, and founders are making waves – and changing the DeFi world.