AxLabs lead engineer Michael Bucher will deliver a presentation at the upcoming Ethereum Zürich conference being held April 5 to 7, 2024. Ethereum Zürich is a hackathon and conference aimed at fostering innovation and creation in an environment where developers, researchers, and the broader Ethereum community can connect, learn, experiment, and build.

Bucher’s presentation will be entitled Bridging EVM and non-EVM Assets: A Practical Approach and take place on the Surge Stage at 12:45 p.m. (UTC) on April 5. The presentation will leverage the lessons learned from AxLabs’ contributions to the native bridge under development for Neo N3 and Neo X. Bucher intends to discuss the interoperability layer and why the team opted to build X as a sidechain, as opposed to a rollup, and how they settled on an Ordered Binary Hash Chain data structure due to its minimal complexity and cost-effectiveness.

Bucher has been an engineer at AxLabs since February 2020. He has an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Zürich where his thesis focused on optimizing on-chain transaction fees for smart contracts with frequent payouts. Most recently, Bucher assumed the lead engineer role for developing the native bridge for the Neo X EVM-compatible sidechain.

About Ethereum Zürich 2024

Ethereum Zürich is hosted and co-organized by the University of Zürich Blockchain Center, with more than 500 developers and researchers attending the first event in 2023. More than 100 speakers have registered to deliver presentations or participate in panels this year.

The conference offers an in-depth exploration of the latest developments in blockchain technology, covering topics such as EVM and L1 optimization, L2s, bridges and scalability, account abstraction, identity and privacy, security, and DeFi.

The three-day event will occur at the University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zürich, Switzerland. Ticket prices to register for the conference are as follows:

  • Main Contributor Ticket: €151.00
  • Community Organizer/Builder Ticket: €75.00
  • Name Your Price Ticket: Any proposed price in €5.00 increments
  • Student/Academic Ticket: €1.00
  • Mergooor Pass: Free

The Ethereum Zürich team noted a majority of the presentations will be recorded and shared after the event.

The X announcement can be found at the link below: