A Chain Reaction: Launching the Interchain Interoperability Standard (IBC)

October 21, 2019 Berlin, Germany

Join Agoric, Cosmos and others for an overview of one of the most important developments in blockchain, an interoperability standard.


October 19 - 20, 2019 Berlin, Germany

Our CEO Dean Tribble will be participating at the hackathon and will do a technical presentation on Agoric stack. Don't miss Agoric & Cosmos workshop on blockchain interoperability using IBC on Saturday 19th Oct at 3 pm.

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Smart Contracts

October 11, 2019 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Bill Tulloh will be participating at this workshop. It will be a closed-door conference on smart contracts, which will mix attendees from industry, faculty in law and computer science, and practicing lawyers.


October 8 - 11, 2019 Osaka, Japan

Our software engineer Kate Sills will be speaking as part of a panel on State of Blockchain Governance Oct 11, 9 am - 12 pm Room B10

Cryptoeconomic Systems Field Building Summit

October 5 - 6, 2019 MIT Media Lab

The goal of the event is to bring together the technical areas of cryptography, protocol engineering and distributed systems research with insights from the domains of economics, law, complex systems and philosophy to crystallize a mature communal scholarly ecosystem. Our economist Bill Tulloh will be attending.

Build on Cosmos - Learn about Agoric, Lino Network and more

September 11, 2019 San Francisco, California

In this meetup Cosmos will share several teams building on the Cosmos. Mark Miller will present the work we do at Agoric and how we integrate with Cosmos.

ActivityPub Conference

September 7-8, 2019 Prague, Czech Republic

A conference about the present and future of ActivityPub, the world’s leading federated social web standard. Mark Miller will speak about ocaps and erights, with an emphasis on building cooperative social worlds.

Can Blockchains Provide Rule of Law?

September 5, 2019 San Francisco, California

Join us at our next Speaker Series event with Protocol Labs. Learn about the history of smart contracts and whether blockchains can provide the rule of law.

Distributed Programming for a Decentralized World

July 15, 2019 San Francisco

This talk is part of the Speaker Series presented by Agoric and Protocol Labs to bring in-depth understanding on secure distributed programming practices. We will be organizing these educational events monthly, so follow us for updates on future events. Our goal is to increase secure cooperation online: to allow the trade of digital assets, make agreements, form smart contracts and interact safely.

Qcon New York 2019

June 26, 2019 New York City

As part of their 21st Century Languages track, our engineer Kate Sills will present JavaScript Object Capabilities.

There’s a JavaScript package for everything. But installing a random package is a security nightmare: the installed package can access your data and send it over the network without anyone ever knowing.

But there’s hope! This talk will discuss how to minimize the risks of running third-party JavaScript. We’ll go over POLA, the Principle of Least Authority,and how object capabilities can help us grant specific, limited resources to third-party code. We’ll also cover the current efforts to enforce security boundaries in JavaScript: SES (Secure ECMAScript) and Realms.


June 23, 2019, Split, Croatia

Dean Tribble will speak on "Agoric, Smart Contracts, and Confidentiality"

HackAtom: Berlin

June 15-16, 2019, Berlin

We demoed our integration with Cosmos, running “Swingset” on a Cosmos chain. In order to show our full stack, we built a simple pixel marketplace that uses our Electronic Rights Protocol and provides the ability to color, buy, and sell pixels as well as create further abstractions.

Interchain Conversations

June 13-14 2019, Berlin

Dean Tribble and Brian Warner gave a talk on the Agoric “Swingset” Platform.

BiTA Symposium Spring 2019

May 9, 2019, Atlanta, GA

CEO Dean Tribble presented on Smart Contracts at the Blockchain in Transport Alliance Spring Symposium.

The Association of Private Enterprise Education: 44th Annual Meetings

April 8, 2019, Nassau, Bahamas

Bill Tulloh presented on Crypto-Commerce - From Currencies to Contracts on The Prospects for Sound Money and Private Governance panel

Alchemist Blockchain Techstars Accelerator

February 5, 2019, New York City

We're pleased to share that our very own Michael Jablon will be a mentor at the Alchemist Blockchain Techstars Accelerator program in New York City starting this week. The Accelerator program will grow and support ten hand-picked companies whose founders are passionate about building a more open internet and financial system.

Stanford Blockchain Conference 2019 (formerly BPASE)

January 30 - February 1, 2019, Stanford University

Dean Tribble presented a solution to the train-hotel problem at the Stanford Blockchain Conference. The train-hotel problem comes from Andrew Miller and demonstrates a difficulty with cross-shard communication. In the problem, we want to get a train ticket AND a hotel reservation - if we don’t get both, we want neither. The talk is up on Youtube and slides can be found here (slides in pdf).</p>

OCAP 2018 : Object-Capability Languages, Systems, and Applications

During SPLASH, November 4-9, Boston

Mark Miller and Bill Tulloh organized a workshop on object-capabilities. Marc Stiegler gave the keynote speech on the "Lost Wisdom of the Ancients", the patterns that have historically been helpful for user interface security. JF Paradis from SalesForce presented on Salesforce’s use of a JavaScript ocap security kernel in its Locker Service in an ecosystem of over 5 million developers.

Research and Practice on Blockchain

October 27, Fargo, ND

Our resident economist, Bill Tulloh, spoke on "A Principal-Agent Approach to Securing Smart Contracts". Professor Jason Potts live tweeted it here, here, and here.

Web3 Summit

October 23 14:15 – 14:45, Berlin

Dean Tribble spoke on "The Duality of Smart Contracts and Electronic Rights". Watch the official video here

Blockchain Governance, Law and Policy Panel

October 11 6pm, San Francisco

Kate Sills discussed governance on a panel with Vlad Zamfir, Professor Oliver Goodenough, and Tony Lai.

SFBW - Agoric at SF Cryptocurrency Devs

October 10 7pm, San Francisco

Mark Miller spoke about the Agoric approach to smart contracts. SF Cryptocurrency Devs is an engineers-only developer meetup for blockchain engineers seeking to learn about the innovation surrounding new and emerging applications of cryptography to digital currencies. Watch the official video.

SFBW Epicenter - Authority in Smart Contracts

October 8th 2:20PM - 2:45PM, Stage - Titans of Tech

Dean Tribble (CEO) spoke about the problems with identity-based access control and how to handle authority in smart contracts.


September 25-27, NYC

Our Chief Scientist Mark Miller attended the regular meeting of the JavaScript standards committee.

Rebooting the Web of Trust

September 26-28, Toronto

Kate Sills, our Community Lead, attended the premier event for decentralized identity.


September 7-9, Berlin

Agoric sponsored ETHBerlin, an Ethereum hackathon. Dean Tribble and Kate Sills had a blast meeting more of the Ethereum community and learning about upcoming projects.

SecurEth Smart Contract Security Unconference

September 6, Berlin

Dean Tribble attended this meeting on smart contract security.

Centre for Independent Studies Consilium

August 9-11, Australia

Kate Sills spoke about smart contracts at this annual gathering of Australian politicians and heads of industry.

Decentralized Web Summit

July 31-August 2, San Francisco

Brian Warner spoke on “Fearless Cooperation: Giving eval() to your worst enemy for fun and profit.” (Video, Slides)


July 24-27, Redmond, WA

At the TC39 meeting, Mark Miller presented on the results of the Realms shim security review. Realms is a standards track proposal for JavaScript that SES builds on.


June 26-28, Montreal

Dean Tribble and Mark Miller led a workshop on smart contracts.