We’ve had a bit of a break over the holidays in terms of meetups but the coming week will bring the return of Boston blockchain meetups and we couldn’t be more pleased! Hope to see you all at this week’s meetups and at future events as well.
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Here are the planned virtual and in-person events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:
Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM EST
As businesses around the world digitally transform—and your company tries to stay relevant while balancing sustainability and social responsibility—effective, efficient, and secure operations are critical. To achieve the level of agility needed to succeed in an increasingly connected world, many organizations are building “digital twins” – digital representations of devices and equipment, but also of business processes, people, and even the organization itself. Join this session to hear how blockchain, in conjunction with smart contracts, can drive the next generation of digital twin applications.
Friday, January 15, 2021, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
The Government of British Columbia has been a leader in government digital identity for many years, going back to the early 2000s when digital identity legislation was passed in the jurisdiction. In this presentation, we’ll cover the foundational work that BC has done in enabling digital identity, how identity services are made available to citizens today, and what BC is doing in the area of Trust over IP using Hyperledger open-source software to scale trust in the digital economy. We’ll also cover the open-source capabilities that BC has made available for any jurisdiction to use – across Canada and around the world.
Saturday, January 16, 2021, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST
Join the local zeal for food, drinks, and discussions on Zcash, decentralization, and privacy! For those new to Zcash, the meetup will get you sending your first shielded transactions and private memos in minutes.
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.
Purestake, a leader in premium blockchain infrastructure and validator services for Proof of Stake networks, is still excited to hire some Boston blockchain talent. Current openings include Community Manager – China (Remote) and Blockchain Support Engineer (Remote).
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, including positions for a Smart Contract Researcher Intern or a Software Engineer at Algorand, the Director of Engineering at Flipside Crypto, or Manager Blockchain Technical Architect at KPMG.
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 email@example.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.