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Boston Blockchain Events Week of February 22, 2021

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Are you ready for the biggest Boston Fintech event of the year? It’s coming! The MIT Fintech conference will arrive (virtually) on Friday, March 5 and it’s going to be huge! Speakers include Vlad Tenev, the founder and CEO of Robinhood, Ajay Banga, the former CEO and current Executive Chairman of Mastercard, Sheila Warren, the Head of Blockchain and Data Policy at the World Economic Forum, and many more! It’s the world’s largest student-run conference and it’s right here in Boston.

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MIT Fintech conference.

Here are the planned virtual and in-person events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:

Rise Presents: FinTech infrastructure – Embedded Finance

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST

In this session, we learn about Embedded Finance from experts in this subject. We’ll cover the latest trends and technologies, how non-financial organizations are embedding financial services into their offerings and how is Embedded Finance driving financial inclusion.

Blockchain Platforms: Head-to-Head Comparisons

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST ***Mark your Calendar***

Blockchain platforms are proliferating. But which one is best? It depends on how we define “best,” because blockchain platforms are beginning to specialize in specific industries and use cases. In this panel, we’ll have a side-by-side comparison of some of the leading blockchain platforms, including Ethereum, Hyperledger, Algorand, and Polkadot. Whether your role is technical or business application-focused, this event will be entertaining and informative — and help you make smart choices about the platform that will best meet your needs.

MIT Fintech Conference

Friday, March 5, 2021, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST ***Get your tickets Now***

You’re invited to join the 2021 virtual MIT Fintech conference, which is the largest student-run conference in the world. It will bring together more than 1,000 academics, professionals, and students who are all dedicated to transforming and innovating in the global Fintech space. Speakers include Vlad Tenev, the founder and CEO of Robinhood, Ajay Banga, the former CEO and current Executive Chairman of Mastercard, Sheila Warren, the Head of Blockchain and Data Policy at the World Economic Forum, and many more!

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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.


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 a Senior Software Engineer (smart contracts), a Team Lead or Manager of Software Engineering, and all levels of Software Engineers, and PathAI needs a Full Stack Engineer. Plus Flipside Crypto posted for a Full Stack Engineer and Mosaic is looking for a Cryptocurrency Broker. This week also saw BitGo searching for an early career Blockchain Engineer.

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 bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.com 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.

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