Blockchain BizDev & Building a Perpetual DEX


6:30pm - 8:30pm

About the Event


oin BoB and the newly formed chapter of the Offchain crypto community for a jam-packed evening where we explore the dynamic world of Perpetual Decentralized Exchanges (DEX) with Anthony Oko, COO of Vela Exchange, and how to drive business success with cryptocurrency and blockchain technology with Trent Allen, CTO and Co-Founder of Fx1.

Anthony, with a diverse background spanning engineering, technical sales, and business development, brings a unique perspective to the crypto space. Having traded semi-professionally in forex and crypto markets, Anthony’s journey led him to spearhead analytics for a multichain bridging project before assuming the pivotal role of COO at Vela Exchange. Join us as Anthony shares his invaluable insights, navigating the complexities of crafting a perpetual decentralized exchange.

We’re also delighted to welcome Trent Allen to the stage. Trent is a business growth expert, CTO, and co-founder of FX1. Trent was featured as a contestant on Killer Whales, the Web3 Shark Tank television show (airing soon). He has a notable track record, having co-founded, expanded, and sold multiple startups, including VascoPay which was acquired by the Novatti Group in 2018 for 1.6 million, and Young Henrys, recognized as Australia’s fastest-growing microbrewery. Additionally, Trent’s impact extends to the momentous growth of, where he started as the 3rd employee and played a pivotal role in transforming it into Australia’s largest online appliance retailer.

Get Connected
🐦 Follow Anthony & Trent on X: @ao_vela @trentycents
🐦 Follow our Sponsors on X: @CoinStructive @EdgeWallet @bitrefill
(Anthony) Discord: feynman.vela
(Anthony) Telegram: tonyo_7

🎥 Join in person or on the Edge Youtube Livestream

🍕🍻🎵 Free pizza and drinks courtesy of our sponsors, Edge, Bitrefill, and CoinStructive.

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🚗 There is limited street parking around our venue as well as paid public parking at 950 W Ash st. as well as the Little Italy Parking Garage located on 715 W Cedar St.

Meet the Hosts

We are Bitcoin and Open Blockchain San Diego, the oldest and largest crypto meetup group in San Diego. Previous guests include Natalie BrunellUdi WertheimerCrypto Wendy OHailey Lennon, and David Hoffman.

Anyone interested in Bitcoin and other Open Blockchain platforms are welcome! Buying, selling, trading, mining, investing…
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Edge HQ
1495 Pacific HWY Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92103

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