The first specialized Ethereum Event:

All about #DeFi
Thu 15. – Sat 17. September, 2022

Buidl the Future, Together

All over the world, likeminded enthusiasts are joining the Ethereum movement. Why? Because we're excited about the scale of the opportunities.

ETH #Defi is the first specialized Ethereum conference, bringing together the brightest minds of DeFi , in the capital of Finance: Zurich. During Europe‘s biggest hackathon, a new side event will happen: ETH #DeFi is a conference, which will give experts form the financial sector the opportunity to get Decentralized Finance to know from the basics, without any prior knowledge of the Ethereum Ecosystem.

Experience an extraordinary event, full of hungry minds who are curious to create the future, as well as newly interested people from all kinds of backgrounds. Learn and understand what DeFi can do – no speculation, just endless opportunities. Join us, meet us, make new friends from all over the world.


A Conference  and a WALLET-Hackathon

Before HackZurich


Registration closes as of Wed 07 Sep

On the Future of
Decentralized Finance

Thu 15. for Bankers
Sat 17. for Everybody

Apply for 15th Sep | Financial InstitutionsBuy ticket for 17th Sep | EveryoneCompany Sponsorships

ETHEREUM  zurich

Wallet Hackathon
for UX designers

Fri 16. Sept for Hackers

Discover the HackathonCompany Sponsorships


Web3 Hackathon
with HackZurich

Fri 16. - Sun 18. Sept

Discover more
Company Sponsorships

ETH #DeFi - Schedule

on the Future of Decentralized Finance

Thu 15. Sept 

Special Event for Bankers


Welcome Coffee


The Basics of Ethereum: Rik Krieger, HOPR


Coffee Break


What is DeFi actually? Matthias Weissl, Verum Capital


Lunch Break, Restaurant


The scale of DeFi: over-collateralized loans: Adrian, MakerDAO


Coffee Break


The Key to the Chain: Dominic Manwani, MetaMask Institutional
With hands-on Session:
Getting started with web3 (bring your laptop): Francesco Andreoli, Consensys


Quick Break


The value of cryptos. How to calculate and compare with other assets: Alain Kunz, GSR


Apéro and wrap-up

Sat 17. Sept

Event for everyone who wants to understand crypto & DeFi


Welcome Coffee


Understanding the basics of Ethereum: Rik Krieger, BCBX


Coffee Break


How to trade: Difference of DEX & Centralized Exchanges, Liz Günthardt, HOPR


Lunch Break (not included)


How to participate: my first transaction on the blockchain (bring your laptop): Francesco Andreoli, MetaMask


Coffee Break


The value of cryptos. How to calculate and compare with other assets: Alain Kunz, GSR


Apéro and wrap-up end at 17:00

ETH #DeFi – Partners

All our sponsors will also bring dedicated experts, who will take care of you and your questions. In addition, mentors and developers advocates will be happy to support your project, to help you achieve something outstanding you can be proud of.


Rik Krieger

Organizer, HOPR

Rik Krieger is co-founder of HOPR. He has already successfully led the FinTech company SONECT to the Top 50. After his Bachelor's degree in St. Gallen he started a career in business development at Gate Group International, where he worked for various airlines worldwide. In the following years, he gained extensive strategic experience at various companies. After founding the comedy production company Stand-Up! and completing an Executive Master's degree at the University of Zurich, he is now responsible for all commercial matters at the HOPR Association.

Francesco Andreoli

Organizer, MetaMask

Francesco is an Ethereum engineer and digital entrepreneur who has worked in Switzerland, Sweden, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya and the United States. He has been a mentor at TechStars, Angelhack, Masschallenge, The Hult Prize among several other startup acceleration and incubation programs around the world. He was also a co-founder of a crypto-mining facility in Switzerland based on renewable energy sources. Fransesco has a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering and robotics from ETH Zurich, a Master’s in business from Hult International Business School and a diploma big data from Stanford University. 

Alain Kunz


Alain is a builder and proven domain expert on the national and international crypto and blockchain scene. After studying business at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), he worked for the investment banks UBS and Société Générale and the financial service providers Leonteq Securities and Source ETF. Later he founded various ventures, including TokenSuisse, PolarLab, Lantha Capital and SP-Lab (ACP). Alain is a speaker, involved with universities as a guest lecturer, and has been invited by the OECD for it's Blockchain Forum in Paris, among others.

Matthias Weissl

Verum Capital

Matthias Weissl is the CEO and Co-founder of Verum Capital, a leading Web 3.0 venture studio and investor. His other roles include lecturer at the University of St. Gallen & Bocconi University and Working Group member of WEF (Digital Transformation). His background is in strategy consulting and corporate finance working with global corporates in financial services, automotive, Consumer goods as well as for governments. He held positions at PWC, TALOS, and BBDO before founding Verum Capital. He holds a BA in economics from Fort Lewis College (USA) and a MSc in Finance from Leeds Business School (UK).



Adrian is a member of the Strategic Finance Core Unit at MakerDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization that offers overcollateralized crypto lending and issues the Dai dollar-pegged stablecoin. Adrian studied Engineering at EPFL and obtained his MBA at INSEAD. Before MakerDAO he served as a turnaround CEO for a small consumer business and prior to that he worked as an M&A investment banker at Goldman Sachs covering Consumer/Retail and Healthcare. At MakerDAO, he focuses on balance sheet asset-liability management and developing financial reporting standards for cryptobanking.

Dominic Manwani


Having previously worked in user experience for traditional finance, Dominic now leads UX research and strategy for Metamask Institutional. He is responsible for the understanding the key user problems and discovering product opportunities that deliver true value in decentralized finance.



ETH Singapore
  10. Nov 2022
ETH Istanbul
Conference & Hackathon
27. - 30. Apr 2023