Ethereum Rio: LATAM’s first large crypto and DeFi conference. attended Ethereum Rio 2022, a regional event with a global outlook, to highlight the importance of DeFi insurance to budding projects and new investors. have just returned from the world-class web3 Ethereum Rio 2022 event in Brazil. Over 2000 degens, builders and investors descended on this iconic Brazilian city to join launchpads, hackathons and a 3-day conference with incredible speakers, including Binance’s CZ.

This event provided with the unique opportunity of being able to network, market and collaborate with some of the biggest names of the industry. Ethereum Rio 2022 was a convergence of creators, builders and thinkers with a global mentality. This event was designed as a gateway for international blockchain projects to the Latin American region.

Understanding the opportunity to market in front of thousands of delegates, utilized their existing partnership relationships to co-host “Sunset Cruises”, for our partners, friends and community.

These “Sunset Cruises” were created to build an environment for attendees to discuss their projects, DeFi as an industry and the future impact of web3 as a foundation.

Starting on Sunday 13th March 2022, set sail with Harmony in an exclusive VIP sunset cruise.

Invitees were able to connect with the local blockchain community as well as international attendees, sponsors, speakers and our very own CMO, Dan Thomson.

After meeting and greeting, and Harmony provided an intimate but enjoyable experience to network and connect for all those who attended. Delegates were able to take in the incredible views and beautiful sunset, socializing and winding down with a caipirinha or two listening to a fantastic local DJ.

The following day, teamed up with their existing partner Balancer for the next Sunset Cruise.

By this point, Ethereum Rio was fully underway. The conference itself was completely sold out, packed with sponsors like Harmony, Celo, Livepeer, ENS, Certik, 1Inch. There were talks from both crypto native individuals, local and international businesses and even Brazilian Senators and mayors. There was even a surprise visit from CZ from Binance.

After spending the whole day collaborating and taking advantage of the various networking opportunities that the event had to offer, and Balancer cruised off into the sunset with a new batch of attendees. The event was extremely oversubscribed.

Setting off from Marina da Gloria, guests had the opportunity to spend their winding-down time with further web3 and blockchain discussions. The atmosphere was incredible and both and Balancer were delighted to welcome attendees from all across the globe. The sunset cruise was a perfect environment to enable some exciting discussions while also allowing delegates to let their hair down and socialize.

The weather was perfect, as we sailed out into the bay, some managed to go for a swim, before rounding the harbour past the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer.

The third and final sunset cruise sailed off on Tuesday evening. This time, co-hosted the mini-event with Hacken. Following the success of the Solana breakpoint and Safe Space ETHDenver, and Hacken wanted to continue their trend of bringing people together with this third event in Rio.

Following the same format as the previous 2 cruises, this was the closing mini-event for the week.

Taking advantage of the final chance to bring people together, and Hacken used their previous experience to attract some of the most interesting and exciting characters from the event. As with the others, Tuesday’s cruise reached full capacity and people learnt, developed and had fun. As a closing party, there was a DJ on hand and a few cocktails for those who attended. A perfect way to celebrate the success of the event overall and the lasting connections created.

These mini-events at major crypto conferences are incredibly important for the team at It provides a great platform for the team to highlight their recent success and expose their project to new eyes but also emphasise how important DeFi insurance is and increase the awareness of securing and protecting your digital assets.

The events create a great space and atmosphere for degens and newcomers to crypto to mingle and network as well as build lasting partnerships.

More events will be co-hosted with partners over the coming weeks and months. Keep informed by following our social channels.

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