Things are heating up again in the blockchain space during the cool fall weather in Boston. The coming week has a great choice in meetups and seminars – all geared to helping you and others increase your blockchain knowledge.
One particularly useful meetup this week for blockchain startups will be the How (and Where) to Find Good Blockchain Lawyers meetup. So don’t just show up yourself, let your friends know about all the learning opportunities available in the blockchain space.
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Here are the planned virtual and in-person events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week(s):
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM CDT
Most startups begin with limited funding, and a million things to achieve in a short period of time: paperwork, hiring, market research, product development, and on and on. For blockchain startups, there’s even more to decide: whether their products are securities, whether to utilize tokenization, and where the heck they find a blockchain-friendly bank to set up their corporate banking account. With all the unknowns, blockchain entrepreneurs need to find good legal advice from attorneys who REALLY understand blockchain.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM CDT
Learn about Stellar from Billy Grenis, Manager, BD & Partnerships at Stellar presents.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT
We’ll look at how to perform blockchain analytics, like monitoring the mempool and transaction pools, to gain business advantages. The speaker is CEO Bugout Neeraj Kashyap and shows how we can use an open-source framework to study events occurring on the blockchain that can create advantages.
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM CDT
Are you prepared for a career in Blockchain? This session will provide insight into the Blockchain job market, What skills are needed for these positions. Panel Members from top hiring Blockchain companies, including Accenture and DTCC, will discuss the skills required and the types of projects available within the blockchain space.
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Join this session to take a deeper dive into blockchain interoperability and hear real-life examples of how two key Hyperledger projects are addressing challenges. During two lightning talks, you’ll hear from project maintainers, Venkatraman Ramakrishna, from Hyperledger Labs Weaver, and Peter Somogyvari, Hyperledger Cactus Lead, Accenture, providing an overview of their respective projects.
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Join this session to take a deeper dive into blockchain interoperability and hear real-life examples of how two key Hyperledger projects are addressing challenges. During two lightning talks, you’ll hear from project maintainers, Venkatraman Ramakrishna from Hyperledger Labs Weaver, and Peter Somogyvari, Hyperledger Cactus Lead, Accenture, providing an overview of their respective projects. Venkatraman and Peter will each discuss progress updates, past and current contributions, and plans to ensure these different blockchain interoperability initiatives can work cohesively while maintaining standardization and avoiding redundancy.
Saturday, October 16, 2021, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM CDT
This is a highly structured course that will be an introductory, yet deep dive, into what blockchain is. It will start by laying some of the core foundations down around cryptography, distributed computing, and digital assets and then slowly progress into covering consensus algorithms, mining, and tokens like ERC-20s and NFTs, the different blockchains, layer 2 technology and how it works and more. Also covered will be some of the major use cases, such as CBDCs, supply chain, DeFi, and trade finance. This is a 4-hour course that will give beginners a very solid understanding of what blockchain is, how it works, and its mechanics. Expect a very interactive and deeply educational session based on the most popular blockchain masterclass in NYC.
Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM CDT
A deep dive into DeFi, what it is, how some of the major protocols work without the geekspeak. In this course, we will cover key concepts like automated market making, the constant product formula, algo stablecoins, staking, yield farming and walk through how to use protocols like Compound, Aave, and Uniswap using a few dollars, use NFTs in a DeFi context and more. This course is a rigorous structured study and is ideal for beginners to DeFi and for non-technical and technical folks. It covers theory and, for those who wish, will involve safe practical use of DeFi protocols in order to make the learning more real.
Saturday, October 16, 2021 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT
A deep dive into NTFs without the geekspeak. Understand what NFTs are, how they conceptually work, the different NFT markets, the NFT / DeFi use cases, how to create your own NFT within 10 minutes and how to create a cryptopunk image and try to sell it. This is an intensive course that will gradually and incrementally cover the foundation of NFTs and is ideal for non-technical and technical folks. The concepts are covered with the last portion performing hands-on steps to create an NFT and put it on a market.
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 Technical Product Manager and a number of Software Engineers. Algorand has been growing impressively and recently surpassed 10 million accounts. Join a leading blockchain project and add your talents to the future of finance.
Writers are welcome to apply for a Writing Position with Media Shower. Coinbase has a massive number of openings for remote workers with all types of skill sets. Or why not consider a position as a Blockchain Systems Admin/Ops for Chainlink Labs or a Project Manager at Flipside Crypto? What’s more, KPMG is looking for a Senior Associate, Data Modeling (Blockchain), and Fidelity Investments is looking to hire a Crypto 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.