This webinar will focus on commercial uses for blockchain based Web 3.0 applications that use offchain elements for performance and scale. We have a strong speaker lineup consisting of CTO/Tech Lead from: Bluzelle, Filecoin, IoTeX, NKN, Storj, and Theta.

Included will be an Introduction and short overview of the state of Web 3.0 applications and methods for offchain enhancements, followed by a brief explanation by 6 featured speakers (5-10 min/ea) sharing their own offchain use cases. The remaining time will be opened up for questions by the audience or pre-submitted online before the event.

Date and time

June 30th, 2020, Tuesday
9AM PDT US Pacific time

Streaming platforms

  • Zoom Webinar
  • (frontpage)
  • YouTube Live


  • Introduction – 5min
  • Speaker 1 – 10min
  • Speaker 2 – 10min
  • Speaker 3 – 10min
  • Speaker 4 – 10 min
  • Speaker 5 – 10 min
  • Speaker 6 – 10 min
  • Q&A – 20min (Prepared + Audience Generated)


  • Bluzelle –  Neeraj Murarka, CTO (confirmed)
  • Filecoin – Colin Evran, Ecosystem Lead (confirmed)
  • IoTeX – Raullen Chai, Co-Founder and CEO (confirmed)
  • NKN – Yilun Zhang, CTO (confirmed)
  • Storj – Kevin Leffew, Technical Solution Architect (confirmed)
  • Theta – Jieyi Long – CTO (confirmed)

Speaker bios

Bluzelle: Neeraj Murarka is a scientist and technology entrepreneur. His specializations are in decentralized trustless computer systems, cryptocurrencies, blockchains, network security, and computer systems architecture. Neeraj is the CTO and co-founder of Bluzelle Networks. Bluzelle builds blockchain ledger, decentralized, and trustless computing software solutions, in a protocol-agnostic way. Neeraj leads Bluzelle’s most ambitious project to build a world decentralized NoSQL-based database, powered by the Bluzelle token and his metaswarm technology. The database will disrupt the database space, and is slated to be implemented as the basis of data storage for the world’s leading blockchain products.

Filecoin: Colin Evran leads Ecosystem at Protocol Labs, the leading research, development, and deployment institution for network protocols. Protocol Labs sponsors projects and protocols, including IPFS, Filecoin, and libp2p, designed to fortify and democratize the web.

Previously, Evran was the Founder & CEO of Yard Club, a marketplace for underutilized industrial assets. Yard Club was acquired by Caterpillar in 2017.  Evran began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and an associate at Bain Capital. He received an MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

IoTex: Raullen Chai is a Co-founder of IoTeX, a privacy-focused blockchain platform for the Internet of Trusted Things. Raullen received his PhD in Cryptography at University of Waterloo, where his research focused on lightweight ciphers for connected devices. After his PhD, Raullen spent 5+ years leading teams at Google and Uber as a Tech Lead and Head of Cryptography R&D, respectively. In 2017, Raullen founded IoTeX together with two other Co-founders to transform the way we interact with IoT devices.

NKN: Yilun is the Co-Founder and CTO of NKN, a blockchain-powered decentralized data transmission network. On the research track, Yilun received a Ph.D. degree in Physics from University of California San Diego, where he conducted research in computational neuroscience and distributed information processing systems, which turned out to be the mathematical foundation of the MOCA consensus algorithm proposed by NKN. He also received a B.S. degree in Physics from Peking University. On the engineering track, Yilun started programming since high school and has been a full stack engineer for many years before cofounded NKN.

Storj: Kevin Leffew is a Partner Manager and Solution Architect at Storj Labs. Kevin guides the customer teams of executives, developers, and DevOps managers to connect their solutions to Tardigrade, Storj’s decentralized cloud storage service. Through his work with Tardigrade users and partners, Kevin helps companies reduce their cloud storage spending while also building more resilient, performant, and disaster-proof cloud architectures. Kevin is specifically focused on multi-cloud architectures and reducing the Global Recovery Time for large datasets and backups.

Theta: Jieyi Long is the CTO/Cofounder of Theta Labs Inc, in charge of the technology/research and oversees the day-to-day product development for the Theta Network. Prior to founding Theta Labs, he received the B.S. degree in Microelectronics from Peking University in Beijing, China. He also received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, USA, where he conducted research in mathematical modeling and algorithms for large scale electronics system optimization. Many of which are finding their way into the THETA Network.