We are happy to announce the keynote speaker for apex, the first XRP Ledger (XRPL) Developer Summit held in partnership with the XRP Ledger Foundation.
Alexis Ohanian, Founder, Seven Seven Six
Seven Seven Six founder Alexis Ohanian will take the stage on September 29th in Las Vegas for a fireplace chat with Ripple GM Monica Long. With first-hand knowledge to promote digital communities as a co-founder of Reddit, Alexis believes blockchain can do just like what we’ve seen it do with the internet – and we couldn’t be more excited to have it at Apex.
David Schwartz, Co-Creator, XRP Ledger
One of the most respected voices in the crypto community, David Schwartz (aka “JoelKatz”) will take the stage at Apex to share his thoughts on the further development of the XRP ledger. As one of the original architects of the XRPL and now the CTO of Ripple, David is no stranger to the developers, projects and features that make the XRPL what it is today: fast, energy efficient and designed to support tokens of all kinds.
Wietse Wind, BDLF, XRPL Labs
After Wietse Wind had already built a successful programming career, he discovered the XRP ledger in 2016 and was enthusiastic about its efficiency, accessibility and on-ledger functionality – including the integrated DEX. From there, he began developing code and tools for the XRP community and founded XRPL Labs through 2019, through which he publishes open source libraries and consumer applications on the XRPL.
Monica Long, GM from RippleX, Ripple
At Ripple, Monica Long heads RippleX, which offers technology, programs and services to developers built on the XRP ledger. Monica was instrumental in advancing the institutional payments use case and working with the growing developer community to support more XRPL use cases in that role. She will start Apex to deliver the opening keynote and the closing keynote on Day 2.
XRPL Developer Spotlight
Apex attendees will hear directly from the developers, validators, and projects contributing to the growing XRPL community, such as Thomas Silkjær of xrplorer, Dr. J. Scott Branson from Cabbit Technology and Enej Pungerčar from GateHub. Open source projects funded by the XRPL Grants program will also be in the spotlight, giving attendees a first look at the winners and awardees.
Join the XRPL community at Apex
The two-day celebration of all things XRP Ledger will cover topics related to, but not limited to, tokenization, smart contracts, decentralized finance (DeFi), and developer tools. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or expert, all developers are encouraged to participate virtually. Developers wishing to attend in person in Las Vegas or Tallinn must request an invitation by September 10, 2021 as spaces are limited.
Would you like to speak at Apex? Visit apexdevsummit.com today to apply beforehand Friday, August 27th
Health and Safety Notice: We monitor public health guidelines regarding personal events. We will continue to monitor the development of the situation and make any necessary changes. If the in-person event has to be canceled due to instructions from health authorities, the event will be entirely virtual.