The Women in Blockchain return this week with a virtual social hour to share accomplishments from 2020 and what everyone is working on in 2021. Drop in and find out what everyone has been up to, and where they are focusing their energies in blockchain this year.
And don’t forget to mark your calendar for February 18! That’s when the Boston Blockchain Association meets to discuss the Blockchain Global Outlook for 2021. That’s two chances in two weeks to learn more about the future of blockchain.
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Here are the planned virtual and in-person events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:
Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Calling all women in blockchain and their allies to get together and share their accomplishments of 2020 and plans for 2021. What are we working on these days? Where can blockchain solve critical issues? What are you reading/learning in crypto? What can you bring, what do you need? Take this opportunity to connect, exchange ideas, and be energized!
Friday, February 12, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
This session will provide an overview of the NSF/Treasury blockchain-based grant payment Proof-of-Concept. The goal of this project is to better understand the value proposition of leveraging blockchain technology to reduce grant recipient financial reporting as well as the legal/regulatory implications of using blockchain technology to facilitate Federal grant payments.
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST ***Mark your Calendar***
Life comes at you fast. Never truer than the start of 2021. So much has already happened within the blockchain landscape, especially in the financial services sector. Jamison Sites serves as the blockchain and digital asset tax lead at global accounting firm RSM. In this capacity, he assists blockchain clients in determining the unique regulatory and tax consequences of their global operations. In this special event, Jamison will share his experience working with blockchain clients around the globe, and the trends shaping the industry for 2021.
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 Product Manager and all levels of Software Engineers, while IBM needs a Senior Design Lead Blockchain Services. Plus, Poloniex needs a Business Development Associate and Fidelity Digital Assets posted a need for a Senior Software Engineer. This week also saw fewer technical jobs as Flipside Crypto posted for a Business Intelligence Analyst.
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.