It’s a quiet week in Boston’s blockchain scene, which will give everyone a chance to rest up after MIT’s Bitcoin Expo and get ready to meet up with Bobby Lee next week. Hopefully, you’re all enjoying the warmer, spring-like weather too!
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Here are the planned virtual and in-person events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week(s):
Monday, April 12, 2021 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
The group took February and March off, but now they will break the hiatus in April! Come hang out and think big about the latest in Cardano developments and what they might mean for communities in New England.
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT **MARK YOUR CALENDAR**
Perhaps you know Bobby Lee as CEO of Ballet, the user-friendly physical crypto wallet company. Perhaps you know him as the founder of BTCChina, China’s first bitcoin exchange. Or perhaps you know him as the brother of Litecoin founder Charlie Lee. However you know him, he’s a legend in the blockchain community. We are honored to have him at this early release event for his new book, THE PROMISE OF BITCOIN: THE FUTURE OF MONEY AND HOW IT CAN WORK FOR YOU.
If you missed the latest Boston Blockchain Association Meetup, “Future Ready Banking: How This Bank is Making the Transition to Blockchain” with blockchain-friendly bank BankProv, we have it ready to go on replay. Attendees gave it 4.9 out of 5 stars. You can watch the replay here.
Careers in Blockchain
Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? Then you’ll love the Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.
Question: Do you have a pre-seed or seed-stage blockchain startup that is looking for angel capital and networks to take your company to the next stage?
Chain Reaction, a Boston-based blockchain angel group, is currently taking applications for investment. Investments range from 25K to 125K+ and you can expect to hear back within two weeks of your application about the next steps. Read more about Chain Reaction here to see if you qualify: https://www.chainreactionboston.com/startups. Applications are welcome from anywhere in the world.
CTO / VP Engineering
Planet Saving, Inc., a Boston-based startup, is developing a blockchain-based carbon-backed software platform to solve a critical problem in the industry. ‘Everyone’ is talking about the issue, but no one is solving it. It’s hard, cumbersome & painful, and calls for some out-of-the-box thinking and cross-industry skills.
That’s us. Naturally, a greenfield opportunity like this requires us to be in stealth mode and we are. Details will be provided upon execution of an NDA.
Founders are serial entrepreneurs with successful exits with global brands. We are industry and tech experts with experience in software platforms, energy, blockchain, environment, and carbon management.
We are hiring a CTO and/or a VP of Software Engineering & Development (either CTO or VP Engineer or both skills in one person) with solid track record building software platforms and products. Experience working in a startup is a big plus.
Minimal required experience:
- Bachelor or Master’s degree (preferred) in an Engineering discipline.
- Demonstrable experience leading a team of developers, architects, UI, and QA team members. Ideally managing a distributed and remote development is a plus
- Expertise in developing SaaS / Cloud software products and/or software platform
- Thought leadership in Blockchain space with ability to speak with credibility and confidence
- Knowledge of Blockchain platforms and development languages: Ethereum, Hyperledger preferred
- Tokenization: creation, building, and accounting
- Experience from developing a platform to Production and operationalizing.
- Technical leadership: Architecture, Design, Development, management of team and Evangelize when needed
- Lead a small team to build SaaS/ Cloud product/ platform
- Participate in strategy and be an integral part of the Executive management team. Deal with Founders (we are easy-going but passionate with a sense of humor)
- Juggle software development priorities as needed (driven by market and early customers)
- Positive can-do attitude and ability to learn fast and apply.
- Commensurate with start-ups and this position
Those interested in applying for the position can forward their resume to email@example.com
If you are a blockchain professional interested in finding your next job opportunity, check out the Boston Blockchain Association Network.
New blockchain jobs are continually being added, and there’s sure to be something suitable to your talents now or in the coming weeks. For example, Algorand is looking for all levels of Software Engineers, plus a Senior Software Engineer (smart contracts), a Team Lead or Manager of Software Engineering, and a Senior DevOps Engineer. There are also opportunities for a Blockchain Research Manager at Accenture, Blockchain Data Engineer at Staked, or a Blockchain Solutions Engineer at Changeis. Other interesting new opportunities this week include a Blockchain Engineer position at Chainlink Labs or an Ethereum Full Stack Engineer at VMware.
Job seekers can submit CVs, and employers can list their blockchain job openings. For employers, we welcome links to your blockchain job postings; for employees, we welcome links to your online resume or CV. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “JOBS.”
You should also consider joining the Boston Blockchain Association today. Just fill out an application and you will stay up to date on all Boston-area blockchain happenings.