EVM Improvements, Sidechains,
Enterprise Usage, and Trusted Computing



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Join us at RUN EVM

Join a community interested in improving the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).

This includes work on the Ethereum main-net, other public & private chains that make use of the EVM for smart contract execution, trusted computing, and specific sidechain technology approaches.

The first event took place April 16th, 2019 in Berlin. Subscribe above to be notified of future events.


Josselin Feist, Senior Security Engineer, Trail of Bits
Josselin Feist

Josselin builds tools to review smart contracts and then applies them in our assessments for clients’ platforms. He also provides help and feedback on other blockchain-related projects. Since joining Trail of Bits, Josselin has led the development of Slither and made substantial contributions to Ethersplay. Prior, Josselin received his PhD from Grenoble (France, 2017).

Presenting: SlithIR, An Intermediate Representation of Solidity to enable High Precision Security Analysis

Edan Sorski, Lead Software Engineer, Intel
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Blockchain and Full Stack Expert. Responsible for delivering many blockchain solutions and collaboration with costumers.

Presenting: Using the EVM with Trusted Computing at Intel

Antoine Toulme, ConsenSys
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Antoine works at ConsenSys on the Ethereum protocol and associated solutions. He serves as VP chair for Apache Buildr and used to commit code at Eclipse. Recently, he has spent more time with networking code, especially Secure Scuttlebutt and Canto.

Presenting: Canto - Network Layer Ethereum Sidechain

Grigore Rosu, President & CEO, Runtime Verification

Grigore Rosu is the president and CEO of Runtime Verification, Inc (RV). Runtime Verification Inc. is a startup company aimed at using runtime verification-based techniques to improve the safety, reliability, and correctness of software systems. He is also a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where he leads the Formal Systems Laboratory (FSL). His research interests encompass both theoretical foundations and system development in the areas of formal methods, software engineering and programming languages.

Presenting: K Framework, KEVM, the Jello Paper, and IELE

Sean Young, Platform Engineer, Monax

Sean is a maintainer of Hyperledger Burrow at Monax, and sub-maintainer of rc-core and dvb in the Linux kernel. He is interested in compiler and decompiler technology, and reverse engineering. He recently started a new Solidity compiler called solang, written in rust.

Presenting: Hyperledger Burrow and the Burrow EVM

Brooklyn Zelenka, CEO & Chief Scientist, SPADEco

Brooke is CEO & Chief Scientist at the Special Projects & Decentralized Engineering Company. In the world of Ethereum open standards, she is the primary author of ERC902 (token validation) and ERC1066 (status codes), co-author of EIP615 (EVM Static Jumps & Subroutines) and participates as an Ethereum Core Dev. Open source tools and documentation can all be found on the FISSION website.

Presenting: EVM Evolution

Benjamin Bollen, Chief Technology Strategist, OST | Simple Token
Benjamin Bollen

Benjamin Bollen is a physicist working to build decentralized computing systems since 2009 both in theory and as a developer. Throughout his work Benjamin has been driven to empower people worldwide with open technology. Benjamin previously built Hyperledger Burrow, formerly Eris-DB as lead developer at Monax Industries, worked on the routing layer when at MaidSafe and researched computationally efficient representations of strongly correlated quantum systems at university. With OST | Simple Token he is part of an effort to bring crypto-currencies and token engineering to millions of people.

Presenting: Mosaic: meta-blockchains on Ethereum

Konstantin Kladko, CTO, SKALE Labs
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Konstantin has PhD in Physics from Max Planck Institute and has over 20 years of experience working at Silicon Valley technology companies. The majority working in cryptography, networking, and advanced analytics. His resume includes Physics at Max Planck Institute, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Stanford, SunMicrosystems JVM team, Ingrian Networks, and co-founder of Cloudessa and Galactic Exchange prior to starting SKALE. He is an active contributor to Ethereum community and is highly involved with ETH Research and other community efforts.

Presenting: Lightning Talk: Open sourcing the SKALE EVM

Greg Colvin, Core Developer, Ethereum
Greg Colvin

Greg is a Core Developer of the Ethereum Virtual Machine. His career spans decades, from a psychology PhD at Cornell through artificial intelligence, optical storage, and information retrieval startups in Boulder and San Francisco, optimization of the JVM interpreter in the Oracle kernel, and service on the C++ standards committee, to his current incarnation as the Gandalf of Ethereum. He likes fast cars and loud guitars.

Presenting: Lightning Talk: EVM Adventures: Working on C++ for Ethereum main-net

Agenda for the Day


8:30 - 9:00

Registration & Check-in

Registration & Check-in

Please join us to check-in at the Factory Berlin Görlitzer location. Light breakfast and coffee will be available.

9:00 - 9:30

Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

Opening remarks and welcome to the RUN EVM event with organizer Boris Mann

9:30 - 10

Brooklyn Zelenka

EVM Improvements: performance & safety

10 - 10:30

Benjamin Bollen

Mosaic: meta-blockchains on Ethereum

10:30 - 11

Sean Young

Hyperledger Burrow and the Burrow EVM: Describes the burrow blockchain and its unique features, for example the implementation of the EVM, which is reused in Fabric and Sawtooth. This is followed by some thoughts on the EVM instruction set and tooling.

11 - 11:30

Coffee Break

Sponsored by Runtime Verification

Thank you to Runtime Verification for their support. They formally model and verify smart contracts, consensus protocols, programming languages and virtual machines, and have pioneered many of the techniques used by the community, such as the K-framework and language-independent verification technology

11:30 - 12

Josselin Feist

SlithIR: An Intermediate Representation of Solidity to enable High Precision Security Analysis

12 - 12:30



EVM Improvements: LLVM, WASM migration, and other opportunities of improving & evolving the EVM.

12:30 - 13:30


Sponsored by Trail of Bits

Thank you to Trail of Bits for their support. Check out Crytic, their continuous assurance service for smart contracts: it reports build status on every commit and runs a suite of security analyses so you get immediate security feedback.

13:30 - 14:00

Edan Sorski

Using the EVM with Trusted Computing

14:00 - 14:30

Antoine Toulme

Canto - Network Layer Ethereum Sidechain: Canto is a collaboration between ConsenSys, Whiteblock and others to build a scalable Ethereum solution by making it possible to run multiple chains behind a network link. We hope to make it easy to dynamically create and destroy side chains, allowing strong incentives to miners, complete freedom to developers and a world of possibilities to users.

14:30 - 15:00

Grigore Rosu

K Framework, KEVM, the Jello Paper, and IELE

15 - 15:30

Afternoon Coffee Break

Sponsored by Runtime Verification

15:30 - 16:15

Lightning Talks

  • Sean Young: Problems with the EVM from a compiler writers point of view
  • Greg Colvin: EVM Adventures: Working on C++ for Ethereum main-net
  • Stan Kladko: Open sourcing the SKALE EVM
16:15 - 17:15

Facilitated Group Discussion


Evolving the EVM Together A group discussion with all attendees. How can we work together to improve the EVM? What uses cases form natural collaborators? Can we improve the standards & specifications around the EVM to improve compatability? How do we innovate but still retain integration with wider parts of the EVM stack? What steps will we take to continue the work and information sharing done today?

Facilitated by Boris Mann, FISSION & Chaals Neville, EEA

17:15 - 17:30

Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks

18:30 - 20:30

Reception at Full Node

Sponsored by ConsenSys Diligence & MythX

Thank you to ConsenSys Diligence team and MythX platform for being our reception sponsors! MythX detects many common Solidity vulnerabilities and EVM bytecode vulnerabilities, and the Diligence team is committed to improving and protecting the Ethereum ecosystem by facilitating technical excellence, security guidelines, legal precautions, and ethical business practices.

The reception takes place at Full Node, Skalitzer Str. 85. It is free to attend for community members, please register for a reception ticket.

April 17th & 18th

Additional Events

If you're in Berlin for a few more days, there are additional Ethereum related events happening:


ConsenSys Diligence

Reception Sponsor


Reception Sponsor

Trail of Bits

Lunch Sponsor

Runtime Verification

Coffee Sponsor

Skale Labs

Supporting Sponsor

POA Network

Community Sponsor

Enterprise Ethereum

Community Sponsor

Department of

Community Sponsor

Full Node

Community Sponsor