IOSG 8th Old Friend Reunion|Announcing Full and Fun Events!

IOSG Ventures
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6 min readDec 14, 2021


Let’s Gather in Shenzhen!

The 8th Old Friends Reunion has already been around the corner. Thank you for your support and attention to the event! Despite the ever-changing market, we firmly believe that our passion and ideas will sparkle like the enlightening stars throughout the winter!

After months of preparation, this annual 2-day event is expected to bring together 110+ pioneers including 30+ keynote speeches and roundtable discussions. All these amazing high-profiles from the industry will share ideas and insights on scaling solutions and metaverse. The meet-up in Shenzhen will be an extraordinary feast for the keen participants!

You can register here!

Special thanks to our lovely summit co-hosts, StarkWare, imToken, and Arbitrum! We can’t make it without you guys!

🔥 Updates

  • Partners & Guests

The Day 1 Scaling Summit will concentrate on scaling solutions. We have extensive topics include Present and Future of Layer2, Application of Layer2, Optimistic, ZK(Validity), EVM Compatibility, MEV, Cross-chain Bridge, Blockchain Solutions based on NFT and Game, etc. to share the most advanced technology research progress on scaling solutions. We believe insight exchange will benefit everyone a lot.

Besides, we are grateful for the strong support from the co-host of the summit: StarkWare, imToken, Arbitrum, as well as our partners: MatterLabs, Optimism, Aurora, Aztec, Polygon, Celer, xDai, deBridge, Hop Protocol, Chainlink, the Graph, Synthetix, ChainNews, and Cointelegraph. Thank you all again!

Day 2 Metaverse Carnival will bring in speeches on “Virtual World, Crypto Art, Web3 Identity, Social, Games, NFT, DAO” and other popular topics. We are also glad to have Team Dragon City from Decentraland show attendees how their product works and bring immersive fun time. At the same time, we have also invited BCA, a well-known crypto art institution, to bring audiences a unique crypto art exhibition. Are you ready for the wonderful gala?

Thank you all for your efforts at Metaverse Carnival: M7e, Axie Infinity, Illuvium, YGG, Aavegotchi, Roll, Flow, Big Time Studios, Alethea AI, MetaverseLabs.

  • Latest Agenda (Day 1 Scaling Summit)
  • Latest Agenda (Day 2 Metaverse Carnival)

🔥 Bonuses

⭐️ Limited Edition NFT

To bring a more diversified, immersive and intriguing experience, we will pick 20 lucky audiences and reward them with the exclusive NFT of Old Friends Reunion, featuring cross-IP collaboration in the name of IOSG x Aavegotchi and IOSG x Flow (Dapper Labs). Let’s witness the crossover cooperation of IPs together!

How to Engage: The host will prompt some questions onsite and all the audience can answer. The first one who gives the correct answer will be the lucky audience and get the NFT souvenir.

Distribution on Dec 18th + Dec 19th.

⭐️ The Ultimate Prize

The game is still going on! Besides the exclusive NFT, all friends on site will all have the opportunity to gain the ULTIMATE PRIZE of the event we prepared. As the saying goes, the shortest answer is doing! Come and join us! We can’t wait to see the winners!

How to Engage: Participants can receive the lottery number plate at the reception and get a stamp on it. During the event, stamps will be placed in the Dragon City and Exhibition areas. Those who have collected the three stamps are able to join the lucky draw!

Distribution on Dec 19th

🔥 Side Events

⭐️ GM: “New Adventurer” Crypto Art Exhibition

New adventurers in the 2021 NFT Craze have different cultural backgrounds but use a common language-GM! They are new adventurers who unremittingly explore the metaverse and the virtual world of chaos. Their creations subvert the rules of the traditional art world and shape the new aesthetics of the digital age.

“New Adventurer” is the crypto art exhibition that is jointly organized by IOSG & BCA & SuperRare, which brings together all the adventures that lead the tide in the global crypto art campaign all over the world. The Great Mercy Universe, the first Chinese digital auctioning his works at Sotheby’s, will join the exhibition with his thoughts and a new series of “Virtual Butterflies” on site.

Location: Left Part of the 1st Floor

⭐️ Dragon City

Dragon City is a virtual city built on the decentralized virtual reality platform Decentraland. It is a community district consisting of 6,485 parcels of LAND contributed by hundreds of members worldwide in 2017. It is the first metaverse community on Decentraland to display traditional Chinese culture by combining emerging technologies, reconnecting the past with the future. Here we‘ll bring you a portal into the metaverse, where you can experience the virtual city we built and get the gifts we prepared. Most importantly, have fun with friends!


  1. Dragon LIVE: Experience the first Metaverse live-streaming platform in China, a gateway to link metaverse and reality.
  2. PLAY in Dragon City: Every building in Dragon City has its own story. Wander and Discover. Try saying “dragon” to our team and you will unlock a mystery experience.
  3. Claim your REWARDS: We have gifts for our city visitors, including mystery airdrops. Participate to earn!
  4. ENJOY with Kios: A mysterious creature from Dragon City will show up, looking for new friends living on Earth. Don’t forget to say hello to it!

⭐️ Masquerade

To extend our gratitude to our old friends, we will hold a private Masquerade at the Creative Factory on the evening of the 18th. This event is exclusive. Please stay tuned for details!

🔥 Surrounding Activities

Chainlink Event

  • Time: 15:00, December 17
  • Location: The Hub · Cafe&Bar, 19th Floor, Yingfeng Center, №19 Haitian 2nd Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
  • Subject: Connected Smart Contracts · Shenzhen
  • Co-host: Chainlink & Arbitrum & Avalanche & Moonbeam
  • Participation: Non-exclusive
  • Guests: Nina, Aisa Lead@Arbitrum; Wilson, Aisa Lead@Avalanche; Philip, China Lead@Chainlink; Yuki, China Community@Moonbeam

Avalanche Event

  • Time: 18:00–23:00, December 19
  • Location: Shenzhen·Yannuo Xiaobanwan INNOBAY
  • Subject: Avalanche Foresea X’mas Party
  • Participation: Exclusive
  • Slogan: Foresee the future with the sea

😁About Co-hosts

❄️ IOSG Ventures

IOSG Ventures, founded in 2017, is a community-friendly and research-driven early-stage venture firm. We focus on open finance, Web 3.0 and infrastructure for a decentralized economy. As a developer-friendly fund with long-term values, we launch the Kickstarter Program, which offers innovative and courageous developers capital and resources. Since we consistently cooperate with our partners and connect with communities, we work closely with our portfolio projects throughout their journey of entrepreneurship.

❄️ StarkWare

StarkWare invented, and continually develops, STARK-based Layer-2 Validity Proof scaling solutions over Ethereum. StarkWare’s solutions, which rely on Ethereum’s security, have settled over $250B, and over 60M transactions, serving hundreds of thousands of users. StarkNet, StarkWare’s permissionless general-purpose scaling solution, is live (Alpha) on Ethereum Mainnet. StarkEx, a custom standalone scaling service, has been powering applications since June 2020, including dYdX, Immutable X, Sorare, and DeversiFi.

❄️ imToken

imToken is a decentralized digital wallet used to manage and safeguard a wide range of blockchain- and token-based assets, identities, and data. Since its founding in 2016, it has helped its users transact and exchange billions of dollars in value across more than 150 countries around the world. imToken allows its users to manage assets on 12 mainstream blockchains and all EVM chains, it also supports decentralized token exchange and open DApp browser.

❄️ Arbitrum

Arbitrum is a leading Ethereum Layer-2 scaling solution developed by OffchainLabs. Based on the Optimistic Rollup scheme, Arbitrum enables ultrafast, low-cost transactions without sacrificing the security of the Ethereum ecosystem. Launched on August 31st, 2021, Arbitrum has attracted 100+ ecosystem projects. Arbitrum is currently EVM-compatible to the bytecode level. In the next upgrade, Arbitrum Nitro, Arbitrum will further increase developer experience by incorporating WASM support.

❄️ M7e

M7e aims to build a community of entrepreneurs, investors and early users who believe in and devote themselves to metaverse. It is promoting the early completion and implementation of the metaverse supported by NFT through media, activities, community, investment and ecological incubation.



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