It’s an exciting week for the Boston Blockchain Association as we host a “double-header” this coming Thursday. First off, will be the Blockchain and Entrepreneurship discussion, hosted by Sam Nathans, founder of SourceSurge and Inteurity, and Mike Wise, Chairman of the BBA Board and a massive blockchain proponent, in a “fireside chat” format. Join them to learn how blockchain creates new business opportunities.
Immediately following that, we will have a Crypto Investing Workshop hosted by “Sir” John Hargrave, publisher of BITCOIN MARKET JOURNAL, author of the bestselling BLOCKCHAIN FOR EVERYONE, and ranked #1 on the list of Top Blockchain Speakers. It’s going to be two hours packed with blockchain and crypto knowledge, and we’d love to have you all join us.
We’d also like to mention the exciting news from our partner BankProv, formerly Provident Bank and a leader in digital banking, and one of the few U.S. banks to offer cryptocurrency deposit accounts to its customers. Last week, the bank announced the launch of ProvXchange, a 24/7 payments platform that allows two customers on the platform to pay each other instantly. It’s a feature that customers have been asking for, and a way for the bank to make using cryptocurrencies more accessible and appealing.
If you aren’t already, please help support blockchain development in Boston by becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association today. All you have to do is apply to become a member (takes just a minute of your time) to be sure you’ll stay informed on all Boston area blockchain events. Blockchain technology is the future of many global industries. Get involved in the future.
Here are the planned virtual and in-person events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week(s):
Thursday, July 29, 2021, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Our discussion will cover the opportunities blockchain technology creates for businesses and industries, and how its mechanisms can be leveraged in providing value to solutions for real-world problems (with actual examples). By the end of the session, you will have an understanding of blockchain’s fundamental components and mechanics, how and where it contributes value to business processes and solutions, and how to think about restructuring existing systems, or formulating new systems, that leverage blockchain methods of value creation for the emerging (more) digital future.
Thursday, July 29, 2021, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
If you’re new to bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, this is the workshop for you! Blockchain investing expert Sir John Hargrave will walk you through how to buy bitcoin, step by step. He will show you how to choose the right exchange, and how to store your bitcoin safely. You’ll get a live demo of purchasing, storing, and safekeeping your bitcoin. If you’ve been waiting for the chance to get started on your bitcoin investing journey, now is the time! You’ll learn a huge amount about crypto investing, security, accounts, and much more!
Monday, July 26, 2021, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Chainlink hosts a special panel featuring some of their newest advocate members, to help others learn about their experience in the advocacy program so far. They will talk about their background and why they applied to the program. The Q&A will also explore some of the reasons why these advocates find Chainlink Community Advocates to be so special.
Friday, July 30, 2021, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Join Hyperledger for an open discussion on key NFT concepts, use cases, and regulations.
- NFT concepts
- NFT use cases – what’s yours?
- Governance concepts
- US regulation of Digital Assets and Tokens
- State of Wyoming Digital Asset Regulations
- Liechtenstein Digital Asset Regulations
- Bring your ideas on implementations and examples to add to the discussion
Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
The Boston Blockchain Association has launched the “Gateway to Blockchain Entrepreneurship,” an exciting nine-week summer program aimed at undergraduate college students in Greater Boston. This first-ever program lets students see the blockchain industry from a variety of perspectives, learn how they can provide value to the ecosystem today, and understand how to build a career in this exciting new industry.
The program concludes with a FINAL PITCH NIGHT, where students will share their ideas for a new blockchain venture or startup, refined and honed over the nine-week program. You’re invited! We hope you’ll join us to hear the students’ ideas, as well as learn about the success of this pioneering program, which we at the BBA are judging based on our graduates’ future engagement and success in the industry.
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.
But before you start looking for your dream job we’d also appreciate it if you could take a moment of your time to complete a short (30 second) survey to help us improve your experience with the Boston Blockchain Association in the future. You can access the survey here. Thank you in advance for your time and attention.
If you are a blockchain professional interested in finding your next job opportunity, check out the Boston Blockchain Association Network, where we post a curated list of blockchain employment opportunities in the Boston area.
New blockchain jobs are continually being added, and there’s sure to be something suitable for your talents now or in the coming weeks. For example, Algorand is looking for a Senior Software Engineer. Algorand has really been growing and recently surpassed 10 million accounts. Join a leading blockchain project and add your talents to the future of finance.
Or consider working for Coinbase. They have a massive number of openings for remote workers with all types of skill sets. What about working as a Blockchain Systems Admin for Chainlink Labs or a Distributed Systems Engineer (Blockchain) at Toposware? New positions this week include Blockchain Intelligence Engineer at Coin Metrics or get your career started as a Cybersecurity Engineer Intern at Voatz.
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.