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Boston Blockchain Events Week of November 16

This Thursday marks the launch event for our new book BLOCKCHAIN SUCCESS STORIES. Get your copy and learn how ten visionaries are changing the face of global technology and finance.

The launch party will include behind the scenes stories and “blockchain best practices” that can be used to build your own success story. Plus three lucky attendees will win a free copy of the book. You can also pre-order a copy from Amazon.


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November paper calendar.

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

Intro to US Crypto and DeFi Taxes by Barrett Strickland

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

It is that time of the year, let’s talk taxes! Barrett will give us an overview of US tax laws, things we should be mindful of as we approach the end of the year, and share insights from her research on tax implications with DeFi. Barrett Strickland is Head of Analytics and Research at TokenTax. She built her career as a lead analyst modeling structured finance deals and portfolios at Moody’s and in investment banking. As an MIT-trained economist, she began her career in research at MIT and Yale. Currently, Barrett dabbles with crypto tax implications and services to bridge the gap between the old and new worlds of finance. TokenTax is a crypto tax software platform and a full-service crypto accounting firm.


Thursday, November 19, 2020, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Our new book is here! BLOCKCHAIN SUCCESS STORIES contains ten page-turning stories of the visionaries who are rewiring the world through the new technology called blockchain. From the founder of Napster building a global wireless network, to an Indian immigrant re-engineering the American electoral system, to the team that created a $100 million marketplace for virtual cats, each case study comes with hard-won lessons, explained with easy-reference takeaways and user-friendly diagrams.

In this one-night-only book launch event, we’ll give you the behind-the-scenes story on our adventures in interviewing these blockchain all-stars, along with “blockchain best practices” that you can use to write your own success story. We’ll be giving away THREE new copies of our new book to attendees. You can preorder the book here:

Cardano Blockchain Worcester Meetup #3

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

The third meeting of Cardano Blockchain Worcester. The host will share guiding questions & any relevant resources a week before the meeting.

From Bitcoin to Big Banks: Meet the Front Line Workers Making it Happen

Thursday, December 17, 2020, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST  ***Mark your calendar***

As mainstream financial institutions get ready for the flood of digital assets, it requires rethinking everything from custody to KYC. In this panel of heavy hitters, we’ll discuss how the merging of “banking” and “bitcoin” looks from the front line workers who are living it every day.

Big career move just ahead.

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’ve started a 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: 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 Senior Blockchain Engineer and Developer Relations 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 Lead Architect – Data Architecture at CloudBees, a Postdoctoral Cryptography Researcher and a Senior Product Manager at Algorand, Staff Software Engineer (Remote) at Coinbase, and DevOps Engineer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

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 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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