Sep 25 · 3 min read

With only 12 days left until Devcon 5 in Osaka, we made a list of the Ethermon we want to catch over the week. Here’s a list of twenty five Etherians you might want to meet or hear speak in Japan.

We’ve put together a special reward with ETH Bounties for everyone who’ve been able to meet one of them.

Gotta Catch ’Em All — Ethermon!

Vitalik Buterin

The co-founder and inventor of Ethereum. He also co-founded the Bitcoin Magazine.

Joseph Lubin

One of the co-founders of Ethereum and the founder of ConsenSys, a Brooklyn-based blockchain software technology company.

Vlad Zamfir

Ethereum Foundation Researcher and one of the primary creators of the Casper Protocol.

Hudson Jameson

The Co-Founder, COO, and Blockchain Lead at Oaken Innovations — an IoT blockchain security startup.

Gavin Wood

Co-Founder and former CTO of the Ethereum Foundation. He was one of the creators of the Solidity programming language and is currently the Founder and Chairman of Parity Technologies.

Péter Szilágyi

Team lead at Ethereum and co-creator of Ether APIs. He is the creator of RegionRank and the author of Project Iris, a decentralized cloud messaging service.

Evan Van Ness

Editor of “Week in Ethereum News” and a member of ConsenSys.

Justin Drake

Researcher at Ethereum Foundation focusing on sharding. Formerly he operated a Bitcoin ATM and started a company providing a web interface for OpenBazaar.

Mihai Alisie

Co-Founder Ethereum and Bitcoin Magazine. He is also the founder of the AKASHA Foundation, a “non-profit born at the intersection of blockchain and collective intelligence.”

Aya Miyaguchi

Executive Director of the Ethereum Foundation and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Blockchain Global Council.

Eric Vorhees

The CEO and Founder of the cryptocurrency exchange

Lane Rettig

An Ethereum developer and the Founder of Crypto NYC -a blockchain community, co-working space, and app studio. He is also the Co-founder of Seratis — team transparency platform that enables care coordination for healthcare providers.

Anthony Sassano

The co-host of “Into the Ether” podcast with Eric Connet. He is also a Product Marketing Manager at Set, a protocol that bundles crypto-assets into tokenized baskets that are programmed to automatically restructure based on any management or trading logic.

David Chaum

Widely recognized as the inventor of digital cash. He is currently leading Elixxir, payment and messaging network, and Praxxis, a secure and scalable cryptocurrency.

Ryan Sean Adams

Founder of Mythos Capital, an investment company that holds, keeps, and makes crypto-assets.

Will Warren

Co-founder and CEO at 0x where he is developing public infrastructure for peer-to-peer exchange on the Ethereum blockchain.

Ethereum Jesus

The crypto savior you didn’t know you needed & probably don’t deserve. Saving sins since the Genesis Block.

Karl Floersch

An open-source creator and Plasma Researcher. He is passionate about Cryptoeconomics, Ethereum, P2P, and Networking.

Sunny Aggarwal

Researcher & Core Developer at Tendermint/Cosmos and the Founder of Sikka, a blockchain infrastructure company.

Sergey Nazarov

Co-Founder and CEO at and the CEO of ChainLink, a decentralized oracle network that connects blockchain-based smart contracts to external data, payment networks.

Rune Christensen

The Co-Founder of MakerDAO. MakerDAO issues Dai, the world’s first stablecoin on the Ethereum blockchain.

Ming Chan

Former Executive Director at the Ethereum Foundation.

Joseph Poon

A researcher who specializes in scalability and inter-blockchain interaction. He is the co-creator of the Lightning Network and Plasma.

Jae Kwon

Founder and CEO of Tendermint/Cosmos and the President of Interchain Foundation, which provides grants, service agreements, full-time employment, and investments to promising projects.

deva the devcon unicorn

The voice of the Ethereum’s Devcon team.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t include everyone, otherwise, this article would have turned into a book. There are so many great people in the Ethereum ecosystem, so whether you come across a Wild Vitalik or a stray unicorn be sure to say “Hi” to your fellow Etherians at Devcon 5 in Osaka! 12 days to go….

See you there

OFFDevcon Team


OFFDevcon is everything that’s happening outside of Ethereum Devcon. It’s a community initiative to promote the other blockchain events during the week and offer an alternative for people that don’t have a ticket.


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OFFDevcon is a community initiative to promote everything that’s happening outside of Ethereum Devcon.



OFFDevcon is everything that’s happening outside of Ethereum Devcon. It’s a community initiative to promote the other blockchain events during the week and offer an alternative for people that don’t have a ticket.

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