CoinDCX, India's leading crypto exchange, recently concluded the premier edition of Unfold 2022. Featuring a conference, hackathon, and demo day, the event brought together global leaders in the Web3 ecosystem and offered a sneak peek into the future of the Internet, and India’s potential role in it.
Unfold 2022 featured the brightest minds in India’s Web3 space under one roof, exploring the current state of the industry and the exciting opportunities the future of decentralised technology holds. Anchored by CoinDCX, the event saw conference partner YourStory, hackathon partner Devfolio, and Demo Day partner Buidler's Tribe join hands to bring together this first-of-its-kind Web3 event.
Held on August 26, 27, and 28, Unfold 2022 saw industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and influencers shaping the future of Web3 share knowledge and exchange ideas on BUIDLing and scaling for the next billion, Web3 investing, and emerging models in crypto innovation.
Over 1,500 participants attended the event, while 86 innovative Web3 use case projects were submitted during the hackathon by 250+ developers, and 10 entrepreneurs chosen from over 100 entries showcased their ideas during the Demo Day.
The event also saw the launch of CoinDCX’s DeFi app Okto, which gives users a keyless self custody wallet which allows anyone with an internet connection to take part in the decentralised economy. With the app, users can access 20 chains and 100 protocols.
The Unfold Conference had global Web3 leaders take stage and share their knowledge and their predictions for what decentralised technologies would look like in the near future across industries.
The conference kicked off with a keynote address by Balaji Srinivasan - angel investor, tech founder, and WSJ bestselling author of The Network State, followed by other esteemed speakers including Tanmay Bhat - Comedian, Youtuber, Investor; Uri Kolodny - CEO, Starkware; Hemant Mohapatra - Partner, Lightspeed; Aniket Gupta - Developer Relations, Alchemy; Kaavya Prasad - Founder, Lumos Labs; and Edul Patel - Co-founder and CEO, Mudrex.com.
Conversations revolved around DeFi innovations, bringing the next wave of developers into Web3, what's in store for leading blockchains, Web3 investing, tokenomics, NFTs, and more.
For builders and developers, Unfold also featured a hackathon as a part of the event where they solved real-world problems and were rewarded with bounties worth $60,000.
Winners included teams from Spheron, Near, Polygon, Covalent, Texos, Alchemy, CoinDCX, and Router.
The demo day, which was also part of the event, saw some exceptional ideas from the entrepreneurs. The perks of winning the demo day included a $1 million pool of funding from CoinDCX and $25K of BeliefDAO grants from Buidlers Tribe.
Unfold saw a great mix from different sectors for the demo day applications with solutions involving NFT, DAO tooling, and creators economy seeing the most number of applications.