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Boston Blockchain Events Week of 1/20/20

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It may be cold in Boston, but sunshine is on the way in the coming week. So are more great blockchain meetups and events! Get ready to head out and soak in some sun and blockchain knowledge. There’s an Investors Supergroup meetup you won’t want to miss. And, several programming sessions to help those developers among you brush up on coding skills. Overall, its an exciting week to be a blockchain enthusiast in Boston!

If you aren’t already, please help support technology and blockchain development in Boston by considering becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association. 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.

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Here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:

HTML5 Brunch, Season 11

Group of people watching a presentationSunday, January 19, 2020 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM

This virtual self-study group will provide you with the foundational skills you need to begin mastering the core technologies to become a web developer, from HTML and CSS to JavaScript and more. Access to this certificate program is available for FREE to Boston Public Library or Cambridge Public Library members. LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) offers as 7-part, 23-hour video-based Learning Path entitled Become a Web Developer.

 

Building a Compelling Pitch Deck

Office building with rounded corners.Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

A 2-hour workshop designed to teach both aspiring and current entrepreneurs and business owners how to create an engaging Pitch and Story! The first steps for your startup are clear: You have an idea, you are founding your company, you are building your product and you need a pitch deck. Why is a pitch important? As long as you want to gain customers, expand awareness of your business, raise funding or convince business partners to work with you, a pitch deck is essential. It gives investors and customers insight into your business. Even huge companies like Facebook and Google started with a pitch deck. Your pitch is the heart of all of your messaging and conversations about your brand. Location: Roxbury Innovation Center, 2300 Washington Street, Boston, MA.

 

12 Factor CakePHP Applications

Chocolate cake with blue frosting.Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

In many cases, developers will write code and assume it will perform exactly the same or better in production. However, as we’ve all seen, applications that build correctly locally do not necessarily perform well once they are being used by the world at large. This talk will cover the “12 Factor Manifesto”, which is a set of techniques that can be used to build robust, scalable applications. Location: Wayfair Boston, 4 Copley Place, Boston, MA. How to find the meetup: Enter the Copley Place Mall. Head to the Skylobby (up the escalators in front of Barney’s) Let security know you’re here for BostonPHP. They will direct you from there.

 

FinTech Connect by Venture Café Providence

Looking up at skyscrapers.Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM

For our Southern MA and RI members, Venture Café Providence presents: FinTech Connect. FinTech Connect will take a deep dive into new innovations in the financial and technology crossover space. It will explore the intersection of advancements in software and mobile technology and the financial services industry including banking, investments, insurance and more. Location: Venture Cafe Providence, 225 Dyer St, Providence, RI.

 

Blockchain Investors Supergroup

Group of people listening to a presenter.Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Are you interested in investing in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space? Whether you’re a traditional investor, seasoned trader, or just crypto-curious, come join the smartest brains in Boston. We’ll discuss new blockchain investing opportunities, share our knowledge, and learn from each other. Location: 399 Boylston St, Boston, MA. How to find the meetup: They’re steps away from the Arlington T stop on the Green Line. If you’re driving in, best bet is the Boston Common Garage (10 minute walk).

 

Careers in Blockchain

We are hiring sign above a group of chairs.

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

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 Chief Architect for Emerging Technologies, Full Stack Software Engineer, Blockchain Data Engineer and much more.

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 bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.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.

Boston

Boston Blockchain Events Week of 1/13/20

Boston skyline.

I understand the cold weather, ice and snow makes you feel like hibernating until spring, but why not come out and join like-minded blockchain enthusiasts for some winter lessons and discussions? Maybe you can benefit from the meetup to discuss how to find the right co-founder for your project. Or maybe you need to brush up on your data science knowledge and skills. Either way you’ll have something to do right here in Boston this week that will take your next blockchain-based steps.

If you aren’t already, please help support technology and blockchain development in Boston by considering 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 to stay informed on all Boston area blockchain events.

Blockchain written on a chalkboard.

Here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:

Co-founder Matching: Find the Right Business Partner

Find the right business partnerTuesday, January 14  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Do you want to get involved with a startup on the ground floor? While there’s no exact science for creating a founding team of a startup—let alone creating the perfect startup—but we’re excited to bring together a group of enthusiast (potential) founders for a night of networking! Regardless as to whether you have an idea for a company or not, this is a great way for you to mingle with other like-minded people. Location: Workable 99 High Street (26th Floor), Boston, MA.

 

Data Science from Scratch: how to approach building in a new space

Data Science from Scratch: how to approach building in a new spaceWednesday, January 15, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

This talk will focus on the idea of “making it up as you go along” and what it means to actually have to do that. The blockchain data field is both extremely new, and extremely daunting, with little directly applicable best practices or past research to guide us. We will delve into the reality of building everything ourselves before we got to think about what me might call proper models. How did we navigate toward our goal of producing meaningful analysis when confronted with messy, large, confusing, and unfamiliar data sources with no ground truth? Location: 470 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA. How to find the meetup: A 5 minute walk from South Station at the corner of Atlantic Ave and Seaport Blvd. First floor meeting room with entrance on the back side of the building along the water. Bring an ID to check in. Seats are Limited.

 

Monthly Business Referral Group in Burlington MA

Monday, January 13, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Come join this meetup and build your network this year {Meet new people & make some connections}. *This is an open meeting for people who want to help others and give referrals whenever they can*. Any industry is welcome and there will be no more than two in a category except can have many different lawyers as well as doctors if they are interested in joining the meetup!

 

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

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 Chief Architect for Emerging Technologies, Full Stack Software Engineer, Blockchain Data Engineer and much more.

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 bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.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.

The roading 20's

Boston Blockchain Events Week of January 6, 2020

The roaring 20's.

It’s a new year and a new decade. It’s also the second decade for bitcoin. Look how far the revolutionary idea for blockchain and cryptocurrency has come in its first ten years. Now imagine what the next ten can bring. We need you to help spread the word about blockchain technology whenever and wherever possible. We think the future depends on it. Have a happy New Year, stack up on cryptocurrency, and have a prosperous “roaring 20s”.

If you aren’t already, please help support technology and blockchain development in Boston by considering 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.

Boston skyline.

Here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:

24-hour Dragonchain Performance Demonstration (Virtual)

DragonchainTuesday, January 7, 2020, 12:00 PM to Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 12:00 PM

On January 7, the Dragonchain team will host a Scaling Demonstration Livestream event on our platform. In addition, we have a host of guest stars! Including an end of year recap on the state of bitcoin with Coinme, a chat with the Deputy Mayor of Bellevue, WA on Healthcare, and so much more. Location: To watch the livestream, please register here: http://bit.ly/2Savc2q

 

2020 Planning Unconference

What is an unconference?Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

We invite you to join Boston’s #1 professional organization for the blockchain industry. Whether you’re a blockchain executive, entrepreneur, freelancer, student, or just plain curious, join us! We’re a collaborative community of lifelong learners who are committed to helping each other, improving the world, and pushing blockchain forward. Location: 399 Boylston St., Boston, MA. How to find the meetup: The Workbar entrance is on School Street, across from Scholars. Enter the lobby where our ambassador will greet you. The event is conveniently located near State, Government Center, and Park Street T stops. Parking options: http://bit.ly/2sb7ZlG


Casual Crypto Meetup: 2020 and Beyond

Darkside of the HODL Moon PodcastMonday, January 6, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

If you don’t mind traveling to Providence, the Providence Crypto and Blockchain Meetup will be doing a 2019 Year in Review, and talk about what to expect in 2020. Everyone is welcome from expert to beginner. Location: L’Artisan Cafe & Bakery 9 Wayland Sq., Providence, RI. How to find the meetup: They’ll be at a table inside. It’s a small place so it’ll be easy to find them.

 

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

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 Chief Architect for Emerging Technologies, Full Stack Software Engineer, Blockchain Data Engineer and much more.

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 bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.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.

2020

Boston Blockchain Events Week of 12/30/19

2020

The New Year is here. Sing Auld Lang Syne and spread the word about blockchain to everyone you meet. Not only is it a New Year it is also a New Decade. Look how far we’ve come with the Bitcoin ecosystem in just one decade and now imagine what the next decade will bring. And we’ll all be a part of it, with Boston as a hub of blockchain development. That’s our wish for the New Year. What’s yours?

If you aren’t already, please help support technology and blockchain development in Boston by considering 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.

Buy sell.

There are no planned blockchain events for the Boston area in the coming week. Make your resolutions for how you will support blockchain development and the Bitcoin ecosystem in the coming year.

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

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 Chief Architect for Emerging Technologies, Full Stack Software Engineer, Blockchain Data Engineer and much more.

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 bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.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.

Gold coin with bitcoin symbol and holiday lights.

Boston Blockchain Events Week of 12/23/19

Gold coin with a bitcoin symbol and holiday lights.

Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings, bitcoiners! We’re sure you’re already geared up for the holidays (hopefully, you joined us last week for the Biggest Blockchain Party ever), and are ready for some well-deserved family time and relaxation. While there are no blockchain events in Boston in the coming week, you can still help the cause by sharing your blockchain knowledge with friends and family at your holiday gatherings.

If you aren’t already, please help support technology and blockchain development in Boston by considering becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association. All you have to do is apply to become a member (it takes just a minute of your time) to be sure you’ll stay informed on all Boston area blockchain events.

Gold coin with a bitcoin symbol and holiday presents.

Here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:

There are no meetups planned for the week of Christmas in the Boston area. Instead, get out there and enjoy the company of your family and friends, share your blockchain knowledge, and Ho-Ho-Hodl on bitcoiners!


Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

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 Chief Architect for Emerging Technologies, Data Scientist, and many more.

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 bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.com with the subject line “JOBS.”

You should also consider joining the Boston Blockchain Association. Just fill out an application and you will stay up to date on all Boston-area blockchain happenings.

Holiday party

Boston Blockchain Events Week of 12/16/19

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

It’s the week before Christmas and the Boston blockchain community is in a festive spirit! Take some time away from seminars, webinars, and coding to gather with like-minded blockchain enthusiasts in the biggest and best blockchain event of the year –  The 2019 Boston Blockchain Holiday Party! It will certainly be a night to remember as it brings together no less than 10 separate blockchain groups to celebrate the holiday season in style. Come and meet new friends and old, enjoy food and fun, and simply have a great time.

If you aren’t already a member, please help support technology and 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.

Merry Christmas sign and gold coin with a bitcoin symbol.

Here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:

The 2019 Boston Blockchain Holiday Party!

Holiday partyThursday, December 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

As we prepare to usher in a new decade, let us celebrate all the progress we’ve made in making Boston the global hub for blockchain! We’ll bring together ALL our blockchain communities for this very special end-of-year celebration with food, friends, and fun. It will be the biggest Boston blockchain event of the year, with ten separate groups taking part in this epic holiday celebration. The 2019 Boston Blockchain Holiday Party will be held at Workbar’s gorgeous new School Street location, overlooking the historic Old South Meeting House. The celebration begins at 6:30 pm, and it will be a night to remember.

NOTE: Tickets are required for entry. Building security requires that the name on your ticket matches your identification. Please RSVP by December 18, 2019 at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-blockchain-holiday-party-tickets-83620865259. Reservations close the day before the party to finalize the guest list and create nametags.

Location: 24 School St., Boston, MA. How to find the meetup: The Workbar entrance is on School Street, across from Scholars. Enter the lobby where our ambassador will greet you. The event is conveniently located near State, Government Center, and Park Street T stops.

Illustration of Santa mining gold with bitcoin symbols.

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

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 Chief Architect for Emerging Technologies, Full Stack Software Engineer, Blockchain Data Engineer and much more.

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 bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.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.

Silver coin with bold bitcoin symbol.

Boston Blockchain Events Week of 12/9/19

Silver coin with a gold bitcoin symbol.

With Christmas and New Year’s rapidly approaching, we have time to reflect on how blockchain development is already working to radically transform our world. Industries from health care to finance to energy to logistics are all benefitting from the blockchain revolution.

The best news is that the revolution is just getting started, and we are at the forefront of the charge. Don’t get left behind. Join us at a Boston area blockchain meetup and continue to offer your support while learning more about the various aspects of blockchain and how it’s helping us all.

If you aren’t doing so already, please help support technology and 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.

We also have one additional way in which you can give back to the Boston blockchain community and make it stronger in the process

Help Launch the BBA’s Social Impact Program

The BBA is launching a new initiative to help underserved middle school kids in the Boston area learn about blockchain and related career paths. In partnership with Breakthrough Greater Boston, the BBA is coordinating a one-day blockchain “field trip” for 8-10 students during April vacation to a host company for lunch and a hands-on activity to be determined. Want to get involved? Consider serving as the host company or join us in developing a meaningful experience for these campers. Please contact Ian Todreas at ian.todreas@erg.com or 617-357-4623 for details.

Learn teach inspire.

Here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:

WBZ Business Breakfast: What’s So Cryptic About Cryptocurrency?

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

What’s so cryptic about cryptocurrency? Blockchain is creating some of the biggest fortunes. Businesses are starting to accept this new form of payment. Are you crypto-curious? Join this event for the next WBZ Business Breakfast and hear from a panel of industry experts on everything you should know about the future of money and cryptocurrency. Location: Revere Hotel Boston Common, 200 Stuart St, Boston, MA.

Boston FinTech Holiday Party sponsored by Envestnet | Yodlee!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please attend this event for a night of fun and celebration with your best Boston FinTech friends! The group is thankful for the consistent engagement of the Envestnet|Yodlee team in the Boston FinTech community, and supporting their efforts to bring insightful panelists, actionable data and fun evenings debating emerging trends in FinTech. Please join the group in thanking them for their commitment to entrepreneurs everywhere and a better Financial Services sector! Location: Scholar’s, 25 School Street, Boston, MA.

Zcash Blossom Activation Party!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the local zeal to celebrate the third successful upgrade of Zcash, codenamed ‘Blossom’! Enjoy food, drinks, and discussions on Zcash, decentralization, and privacy. For those new to Zcash, they’ll cover the fundamentals of what makes it unique from Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Topics could include the day’s Blossom upgrade (faster transaction times!), Zcash dev fund community poll results, local merchant adoption, mesh networks, or whatever you’d like to bring up. Location: Canary Square, 435 South Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA.

Cloudphish Phishing Protection AND Members Appreciation Night!

Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cloudphish’s cloud-based email security protects against all forms of phishing including spear phishing, spoofing, impersonation, and CEO fraud. Cloudphish is a next-generation solution within the end-user email security market using blockchain technology to identify unwanted emails and leave the user only with truly secure communications. Cloudphish will present a deep dive into its blockchain-based solution for the ultimate email phishing protection. Speaker: James Caron, Founder & CEO. Location: Microsoft Corporation, 5 Wayside Drive, Burlington, MA.

The 2019 Boston Blockchain Holiday Party!

Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

As we prepare to usher in a new decade, let us celebrate all the progress we’ve made in making Boston the global hub for blockchain! We’ll bring together ALL our blockchain communities for this very special end-of-year celebration with food, friends, and fun. The Blockchain Holiday Party will be held at Workbar’s gorgeous new School Street location, overlooking the historic Old South Meeting House. The celebration begins at 6:30 pm, and it will be a night to remember. NOTE: Tickets are required for entry. Building security requires the name on your ticket matches your identification. Location: 24 School St., Boston, MA. How to find the meetup: The Workbar entrance is on School Street, across from Scholars. Enter the lobby where our ambassador will greet you. The event is conveniently located near State, Government Center, and Park Street T stops.

Careers in Blockchain

Bar graphic with increasing sized bars.

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

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 Chief Architect for Emerging Technologies, Full Stack Software Engineer, Blockchain Data Engineer and much more.

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 bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.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.

Greens in a window.

Boston Blockchain Events Week of 12/2/19

Greens in a window.

Welcome to the beginning of the holiday season, bitcoiners! With Thanksgiving past, it’s going to be a busy week in the Boston blockchain community. So get ready to go out and into the community to join with other blockchain enthusiasts. You’ll have the chance to meet with others, interact, network, and increase your knowledge of the blockchain ecosystem in Boston, across New England, and throughout the world. Whether you’re a developer, an investor, or simply an interested user, there’s going to be something for everyone.

If you aren’t already a member, please help support technology and blockchain development in Boston by becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association today. 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.

Gold coins with bitcoin symbols and red berries.

Here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week.

 

New England Venture Summit: Where Innovation Meets Capital

New England Venture SummitTuesday, December 3, 2019, 7:00 AM to Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 6:00 PM

Come meet, interact, and network with hundreds of VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers, and founders of venture-backed, emerging, and early-stage companies on the fintech track at the prestigious New England Venture Summit. Whether you’re a fintech startup seeking capital and exposure, or a fintech investor seeking new deals, The New England Venture Summit presented by youngStartup Ventures is the event of the year you won’t want to miss. Location: Hilton Boston/Dedham, 25 Allied Dr, Dedham, MA

 

MIT Media Lab: Symposium on Blockchain for Robotics and AI Systems

MIT Media Lab: Symposium on Blockchain for Robotics and AI SystemsWednesday, December 4, 2019 – 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Robotics and AI systems are starting to revolutionize many applications, from transportation to health care, assisted by technological advancements such as cloud computing and novel hardware design. This symposium seeks to move beyond the classical view of distributed systems to advance our understanding of the possibilities and limitations of combining state-of-the-art robotics and AI systems with blockchain technology. Location: MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

 

Boston Blockchain December Meetup

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Blockchain is the public ledger system that powers bitcoin transactions, but it’s also much more than that. Blockchain technology has the potential to redefine not just the financial industry, but also law, healthcare, education, and much more. This meetup group is for those interested in learning about the potential of this technology and its social impact, as well as a platform for individuals and startups to share their ideas with the community.

 

Transforming Blockchain Data for Better Analytics

Transforming Blockchain Data for Better AnalyticsThursday, December 5, 2019 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The meetup will feature a presentation by Dan Kleiman where the following questions/ideas will be explored. What are blockchains and who is building on them? The Flipside Philosophy: Most blockchains are businesses. Blockchain protocol data is not blockchain business data. On-chain data and access patterns are distinct from analytics and insights that help businesses answer the question “what are my users doing overtime?” Learn how to answer user-focused questions by transforming on-chain data. Location: WeWork 625 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA.

 

Blockchain in the Environmental and Sustainability Industry 

Blockchain in the Environmental and Sustainability Industry Friday, December 6, 2019 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Did you know that every dollar spent restoring degraded forests can result in $30 in economic benefit? The upcoming seminar will focus on discussions around blockchain and crypto use cases to promote green energy and environmental, sustainability initiatives. Location: Tang Center, Cambridge, MA 02142.

 

 

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? Check out the Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

If you are a blockchain professional interested in finding your next job opportunity, consider the Boston Blockchain Association Network.

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, including positions for Chief Architect for Emerging Technologies, Full Stack Software Engineer, Blockchain Data Engineer and much more.

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 bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.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.

City skyline.

Boston Blockchain Events Week of 11/25/19

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Bitcoiners and Crypto Turkeys! The holiday season is getting into full swing. With that in mind, it’s a quiet week for Meetups and seminars in the Boston area as everyone will be focused on family and friends. If you’re traveling, be safe and get back to Boston for next week, which is chock-full of activities and Meetups.

If you aren’t already a member, please help support technology and blockchain development in Boston by becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association today. 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.

City skyline.

Here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week.

Boston BitDevs Meetup 6

Monday, November 25, 2019 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Everyone is welcome to join this meetup. Be aware that the conversation will be technical and bitcoin-specific. Questions and discussions are mandatory! Following the meetup, we’ll head to *Mead Hall* for drinks and to continue the discussion.  Advance RSVP is appreciated. Topics will follow BitDevs NYC: https://www.meetup.com/BitDevsNYC/events/265955993/. Location: MIT Building 1, Room 190 (1-190) 33 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA.

Looking Ahead:

New England Venture Summit: Where Innovation Meets Capital

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 7:00 AM to Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 6:00 PM

MIT Media Lab: Symposium on Blockchain for Robotics and AI Systems

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 – 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Transforming Blockchain Data for Better Analytics

Thursday, December 5, 2019 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Blockchain in the Environmental and Sustainability Industry

Friday, December 6, 2019 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

 Woman looking through a telescope.

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

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 Chief Architect for Emerging Technologies, Full Stack Software Engineer, Blockchain Data Engineer and much more.

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 bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.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.

Earth

Boston Blockchain Events Week of 11/18/19

Whether you’re interested in how blockchain can help the insurance industry, want to learn about tax incentive for blockchain startups, are looking to brush up on blockchain standards, or just want a casual meetup and discussion of all things crypto, this week in Boston’s blockchain scene will satisfy your needs. It’s a week full of blockchain goodness, with something for everyone.

If you aren’t already a member, please help support technology and blockchain development in Boston by considering 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.

Earth.

Here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week.

¡Beer & Blockchain!

Monday, November 18, 2019 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

This is Round 3 of the crypto and blockchain discussion hosted by the South Shore Mass Crypto Meetup group. This time it’s at a brewery! There will also be pizza. What could be better? The members are intellectuals and entrepreneurs looking to start new businesses or grow existing businesses and relationships. Bring your best crypto picks for discussion. Location: Stellwagen Beer Company, 100 Enterprise Dr., Marshfield, MA.

Casual Crypto Meetup

Monday, November 18, 2019 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Smiling woman looking at her tablet.Get ready to talk about all things crypto. Anything from the latest news to basic concepts and the latest tech/trends is fair game. There will be a relaxed and chill atmosphere, but there will also be serious discussions. Location: L’Artisan Cafe & Bakery 9 Wayland Sq., Providence, RI. (The group leader will be inside with a table set aside for the group.)

Standards in Blockchain – A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

IEEE

Join a panel of experts involved in creating blockchain standards. This panel will present the outline of the various standards being represented and discuss applications that will use these standards. Some questions discussed by the panel are:

  • What are we trying to standardize?
  • Will standards inhibit innovation in blockchain?
  • Will standards allow for data exchange between different blockchains?
  • How can we reach a consensus on blockchain standards?

The panel represents IEEE standards, and other industry standards groups working to move the technology forward. Location: 105 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA. (You can find the meetup in the Von Hippel Room, MIT Building 13. It is easier to enter the building on Vassar Street through the courtyard and enter Building 13 that way. Go to the 2nd floor and turn right at the elevators.)

Tax Incentives in MA “O-zones”: What blockchain investors+ startups need to Know

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Come learn about the economic incentives available for blockchain startups and investors via the Opportunity Zone program (“O-Zone), which provides federal tax benefits to investors who realize capital gains and invest them within Opportunity Zones through Opportunity Funds. MA has 138 such zones. Location: CIC Boston 50 Milk St 16th Fl., Boston, MA (First Floor Anchor Room).

Algorand: Features and Tools by Elizabeth Baran

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

In this session, Elizabeth Baran will give an overview on Algorand and talk about the newest features and tools available to developers building decentralized applications on the Algorand blockchain. She will also share how to get involved with the Algorand community and show a demo. Location: 399 Boylston St., Boston, MA. (After security check-in, please come to the 8th floor.)

Algorand

Why the Insurance Industry Will Never Be the Same

Thursday, November 21, 2019 – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Insurance is one of the most exciting use cases for blockchain, and the early insurance innovators who have experimented with distributed ledger technologies are starting to see interesting and instructive results. Facilitated at Algorand’s new offices by Mike Wise, BBA Board Member and global insurance blockchain champion, this will be an instructive session. Spread the word. Location: 399 Boylston St., Boston, MA. (The meeting is in the new Algorand offices on the 8th floor.)

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’re starting a new Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

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 Chief Architect for Emerging Technologies, Full Stack Software Engineer, Blockchain Data Engineer and much more.

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 bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.com with the subject line “JOBS.”

 

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