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GM and happy May, Web3 fellows 🖖
Welcome to Epic Web3 Newsletter — your weekly dose of actionable insights from the major Web3 experts, who help your products go TO THE MOON 🚀
🔥 Attention all Web3 builders and developers!
Join the Epic L2 Day — a one-day technical event for builders dedicated to Ethereum L2 Scaling!
Attendees will get:
— Talks and panels by some of the brightest minds in the industry:
Carlo Fragni — software engineer @ Cartesi
James Zaki — software engineer @ BLS Wallet by Ethereum Foundation
Dominik Schmid — Product Manager @ Polygon Miden
Emily Lin — DevRel @ Linea by ConsenSys
Vitali Dervoed — CEO @ Composability Labs
José Gomes — CEO @ Finiam
Raza Zaidi — DevRel @ Scroll
— Deep dive workshops;
— Fun-filled afterparty with a DJ-set, drinks, networking, and more 🧞🧚
📍 Date and place:
— May 10, 2023. Lisbon + online (there will be a live streaming).
With limited seats available, it’s important that you book your ticket as soon as possible. And the best part? It’s completely free for builders and developers!
So, what are you waiting for? Almost one week left — and we can’t wait to see you there!
🦄 Learn the top tactics that led Uniswap to become the next crypto unicorn
What is Uniswap?
Uniswap is known as the decentralized exchange (DEX) that lets users easily swap one Ethereum-based token for another. And when we say “easily,” we mean eeeeeasily.
For instance, if you’re holding your tokens in a browser-based wallet like MetaMask, Uniswap just connects to your wallet with one click and lets you swap. The whole process is instant, painless, and friction-free.
The story behind:
Uniswap was founded in 2017 (officially launched in 2018) by Hayden Adams who brought the concept to life with some help from the ETH community. In particular, he received various grants, including a $100,000 grant from the Ethereum Foundation.
In 2022 this leading DeFi player fulfilled its unicorn destiny in the Web3 world and raised $165M, which bestowed Uniswap with a ~$1.7B valuation.
How did a small project grow into the world's largest DEX?
There were several factors of Uniswap's success:
— Decentralization: Uniswap's contracts are open source: users can interact trustlessly with the platform without the risks or identity checks of centralized exchanges.
— Great smart contracts: Throughout Uniswap's existence, it has never experienced a hack or major bug, leading to trust in the protocol that keeps people using and recommending it.
— Support for all ERC-20 tokens: Anyone can create a market for a token on Uniswap simply by providing liquidity. There are no centralized approval processes or waiting times, drawing in supporters from many smaller token communities.
Are you aiming for the same success?
Stephanie Bell, Head of Customer Experience at Uniswap, will speak at Epic Web3 Conference and reveal the secrets of Creating a Seamless User Experience.
Act fast and grab your ticket today to avoid higher prices on Friday! 🎟️
🚀 Your chance to get a consultation with Web3 builders
Epic Web3 Conference is one of a kind event packed with amazing opportunities.
One of them is Speed Consultations with seasoned Web3 experts — you choose yourself with whom and what to talk about, and get invaluable feedback!
We’ve recently added a new batch of experts you can consult and get advice from.
Meet our professionals:
Alex Pengfei — Co-Founder & CEO at EZswap
Mariah Howard — Head of DE&I, Blockchain Innovation and Global Strategy at Developer DAO
Caner Sevinc — Regulatory Counsel at Wirex
Cynthia Huang — Co-founder & CEO at Dtravel
Jonnie Emsley — Marketing Communications Lead at deBridge
Anna Ladyshenski — Partner Blockchain & Web3 at Page Executive
Nuno Fernandes — Co-founder & CEO at Exeedme
They can help you with everything from Web3 regulation to successful community strategies.
📍 Date and place:
— June 9, 2023. Lisbon & Online
Alright, that’s all for today! 👋 But wait…
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Sending growth your way,