Don’t miss this week’s BBA meetup, which will feature blockchain legend, Bobby Lee! He’ll be talking about the coming release of his new book “THE PROMISE OF BITCOIN: THE FUTURE OF MONEY AND HOW IT CAN WORK FOR YOU”. We promise this is going to be amazing, and you won’t want to miss it. We look forward to seeing you this Thursday.
We at the BBA are happy to announce the launch of Gateway to Blockchain Entrepreneurship: Summer 2021!
The program launch is in direct response to the idea that talent (specifically non-technical) is left out of the blockchain ecosystem due to unnecessary barriers. Rather than being curriculum-driven, “The Gateway” exposes students to the blockchain ecosystem through applied learning and human-centric interaction: enabling students to envision how their own skills and background can provide value in the space. This program is designed to welcome students of all backgrounds, genders, and career interests to the possibilities of blockchain technology.
The program launches June 1st and spans nine weeks. Each week will consist of a one-hour speaker series delivered by a Blockchain Startup Founder, Business Leader, or Venture Capitalist discussing their own experience, networking, and advice on a part of the startup conception process.
If you are an undergraduate in the Greater Boston Area (of any concentration) and excited/interested in Blockchain please APPLY AT THE LINK BELOW. Applications will be accepted until Midnight (ET) on April 25 but will be reviewed on a rolling basis with limited spots available. Additionally, if you are a member of the blockchain industry and are interested in getting yourself or your organization involved, please contact email@example.com.
Application Link- https://forms.gle/cJkfPHiUEFnqfVkp6
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.
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.
One of our BBA blockchain members is Algorand and they’ve really been increasing their presence in the industry by joining the non-fungible token (NFT) revolution. Check out their recent accomplishments:
SIAE, one of the largest collective rights management organizations, launched more than 4 Million NFTs on Algorand to create new economic models and provide end-to-end rights protection for nearly 100,000 creators. A visionary use case for NFTs as the future of finance accelerates. Check out this new guide that dives into non-fungible tokens and explores Algorand’s potential to lead this emerging industry.
Here are the planned virtual and in-person events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week(s):
Monday, April 12, 2021, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
We took the last two months off, but let’s break the hiatus in April! Let’s hang out and think big about the latest in Cardano developments and what they might mean for communities in New England.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 1:00 PM to 1:15 PM EDT
The Project Dovetail framework allows for end-to-end design, development, testing, and deployment of hyperledger fabric chaincode. You can also use it to develop smart contracts based on a series of models. After learning during the first session how to do the initial setup of the project and import a template to start developing chaincode, join this second session to learn how to: use the Dovetail UI environment to export an implemented chaincode template as a flow JSON file, generate hyperledger chaincode from that exported JSON file template, and deploy a smart contract chaincode.
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Perhaps you know Bobby Lee as CEO of Ballet, the user-friendly physical crypto wallet company. Perhaps you know him as the founder of BTCChina, China’s first bitcoin exchange. Or perhaps you know him as the brother of Litecoin founder Charlie Lee. However you know him, he’s a legend in the blockchain community. We are honored to have him at this early release event for his new book, THE PROMISE OF BITCOIN: THE FUTURE OF MONEY AND HOW IT CAN WORK FOR YOU.
If you missed the latest Boston Blockchain Association Meetup, “Future Ready Banking: How This Bank is Making the Transition to Blockchain” with blockchain-friendly bank BankProv, we have it ready to go on replay. Attendees gave it 4.9 out of 5 stars. You can watch the replay here.
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.
CTO / VP Engineering
Planet Saving, Inc., a Boston-based startup, is developing a Blockchain-based carbon-backed software platform to solve a critical problem in the industry. ‘Everyone’ is talking about the issue, but no one is solving it. It’s hard, cumbersome & painful and calls for some out-of-the-box thinking and cross-industry skills.
That’s us. Naturally, a greenfield opportunity like this requires us to be in stealth mode and we are. Details will be provided upon execution of an NDA.
Founders are serial entrepreneurs with successful exits with global brands. We are industry and tech experts with experience in software platforms, energy, Blockchain, environment, and carbon management.
We are hiring a CTO and/or a VP of Software Engineering & Development (either CTO or VP Engineer or both skills in one person) with solid track record building software platforms and products. Experience working in a startup is a big plus.
Minimal required experience:
- Bachelor or Master’s degree (preferred) in an Engineering discipline.
- Demonstrable experience leading a team of developers, architects, UI, and QA team members. Ideally managing a distributed and remote development is a plus
- Expertise in developing SaaS / Cloud software products and/or software platform
- Thought leadership in Blockchain space with ability to speak with credibility and confidence
- Knowledge of Blockchain platforms and development languages: Ethereum, Hyperledger preferred
- Tokenization: creation, building, and accounting
- Experience from developing a platform to Production and operationalizing.
- Technical leadership: Architecture, Design, Development, management of team and Evangelize when needed
- Lead a small team to build SaaS/ Cloud product/ platform
- Participate in strategy and be an integral part of the Executive management team. Deal with Founders (we are easy-going but passionate with a sense of humor)
- Juggle software development priorities as needed (driven by market and early customers)
- Positive can-do attitude and ability to learn fast and apply.
- Commensurate with start-ups and this position
Those interested in applying for the position can forward their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 all levels of Software Engineers, plus a Senior Software Engineer (smart contracts), a Team Lead or Manager of Software Engineering, and a Senior DevOps 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.
There are also opportunities for a Blockchain Engineer position at Chainlink Labs or an Ethereum Full Stack Engineer or Senior Blockchain Engineer at VMware. Other interesting new opportunities this week include a React Front-end Engineer at CyberCoders and a Financial Services Blockchain Developer at EY.
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.