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Boston Blockchain Events Week of 12/9/19

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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.

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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

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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.

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Boston Blockchain Events Week of 12/2/19

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.)

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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.”

 

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.

November

Boston Blockchain Events Week of 11/11/19

November

November is in full swing and we’re thankful for blockchain technology and the revolution that’s changing the world. Join some great blockchain projects this week and learn something new and useful, all while making contacts within the blockchain industry. If you can’t get out, join the IBM Virtual Community. There’s always something to do in Boston’s vibrant and growing blockchain community.

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. It takes just a minute of your time to apply to become a member so you’ll stay informed on all Boston-area blockchain events.

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

Harvard Blockchain workshop 101 – Develop blockchain applications

Wednesday, November 13, 2019,  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

This course will explain the logic of blockchain and the design of business applications, elaborate on new business opportunities that the transformation will bring, and explain how to capture these opportunities with Ontology Business Solutions. It will also enable participants to know and understand firsthand how blockchain technology can help transform and upgrade traditional industries rapidly. Non-pizza dinner will be served. The bounty program is available up to 20,000 ONT rewards. Location: 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Wex-332 (Wen building third floor), Cambridge, MA 02138.

YOU are ready for ML: Come get started with AWS SageMaker

Wednesday, November 13, 2019,  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Come join some SMEs from Amazon AWS and the Slalom Build Toronto location to share insights and learn how AWS SageMaker can help you create a platform to empower prediction and planning through machine learning. You can read more about it here: https://aws.amazon.com/sagemaker/. Location: 399 Boylston St., Boston, MA.

IBM Virtual Community Day: Containers. Kubernetes. Microservices

Thursday, November 13, 2019,  10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Join the free Cloud Migration conference by IBM to gain current technical skills and insight into an integral part of scaling and improving your products: modernization. Presenters will walk through the use cases of IBM Cloud Paks, illustrating how they help developers and business managers. Location: Virtual

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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.

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Boston Blockchain Events Week of 11/4/19

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It’s going to be an exciting week for blockchain enthusiasts and professionals in Boston! The week begins with a panel talk covering Tezos security tokens for entrepreneurs. Later in the week, meet up with the Blockchain Investors Supergroup to discuss new blockchain investing opportunities. Finally, close out your week with a Corda boot camp. Learn Corda in a day and become Corda-certified with R3 and AWS.

If you aren’t doing so 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 (it takes just a minute of your time) to be sure you’ll stay informed on all Boston area blockchain events.

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

Security Tokens on Tezos | Panel Talk featuring Tokensoft, Tezos Capital, and TQ

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

TezosJoin Tezos Commons Foundation – Boston Chapter, Founder+Co, and others to learn about the coming wave of security tokens on Tezos. So far in 2019, over $2B of security token launches have been announced on Tezos and this is just the start of what is coming. Some of the key players in this emerging ecosystem will be there to share their insights and provide guidance on what to expect and how to get involved. Location: WeWork 625 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA.

Difficulties and opportunities for Blockchain industry in US and China

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM

The event invites several distinguished guests to discuss the difficulties and opportunities for the blockchain industry in the US and China. Other than speeches and discussions, the organizers will also have their human resources representatives to answer your questions regarding job opportunities in the blockchain industry. If you are interested in exploring more about the offers, please feel free to leave them your CV at the events! OKEx (one of the largest crypto exchange platform) is hiring. The event is a meetup of Blockchain PIC, a student organization at Harvard Kennedy School. Location: Belfer Building 200 – Starr Auditorium(Belfer building Second Floor) 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

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Blockchain Investors Supergroup

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 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. They’ll discuss new blockchain investing opportunities, share their knowledge, and learn from each other. Bitcoin Market Journal offers this Meetup free of charge to help educate, inform, and entertain blockchain investors. Learn more at bitcoinmarketjournal.com. Location: 399 Boylston St, Boston, MA, just steps away from the Arlington T stop on the Green Line. If you’re driving in, your best bet is the Boston Common Garage (10-minute walk).

Corda Blockchain Bootcamp – Boston

Friday, November 8, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Get Corda trained in a day! This free Corda Bootcamp is led by the Corda developer relations team. It will be a whole day of building expertise in Corda. The demand for blockchain technologies is proliferating across industries. A full day of hands-on training with expert instructors will give you the know-how and assurance to become a true blockchain developer. Seats for the Corda Bootcamp are limited and free of charge, so be sure to secure yours as soon as possible. Register now! Location: AWS Boston Office, 31 St. James Ave, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02116.

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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.

Happy Halloween

Boston Blockchain Events Week of 10/28/19

Happy Halloween.

Blockchain is Boo-tiful and this Halloween week features an in-depth presentation about the role of blockchain in the transportation industry from the Blockchain in Transportation Alliance. Otherwise, it’s a fairly quiet week for blockchain enthusiasts, giving a perfect break to enjoy all the spooks and goblins of the holiday season.

Be sure, though, to register for the R3 Corda bootcamp coming up next week. R3 is one of the largest enterprise blockchain companies in the world and this bootcamp is hosted by AWS as well. This event will provide you with the perfect opportunity to learn about tech while networking with blockchain veterans in Boston.

Please help support technology, blockchain development, and Boston by considering becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association today. All you have to do is apply to become a member to be sure you’ll stay informed on all Boston area blockchain events.

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

Sign up for Corda Blockchain Bootcamp – Boston

Friday, November 8, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Get Corda trained in a day! This free Corda Bootcamp is led by the Corda developer relations team. It will be a whole day of building expertise in Corda. The demand for blockchain technologies is proliferating across industries. A full day of hands-on training with expert instructors will give you the know-how and assurance to become a true blockchain developer. Seats for the Corda Bootcamp are limited and free of charge, so be sure to secure yours as soon as possible. Register now! Location: AWS Boston Office, 31 St. James Ave, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02116.

BLOCKCHAIN IN TRANSPORTATION

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Blockchain.Join BiTA (Blockchain in Transportation Alliance) for a presentation about its role in working toward a standard framework for blockchain in the transportation marketplace. The presentation will focus on “Digitization of Freight and Transport”. Patrick Duffy, President of Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), will be leading the presentation. Harsh Harshvardhan is a Supply Chain R&D Specialist at a retail brand (Ahold Delhaize) and leads its Blockchain initiatives. Location: TJX Town Hall, 1st Floor, 400 Value Way, Marlborough, MA 01752.

4-week Online live AI course: Build End-to-End AI Applications

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

This is an online live workshop. You will join online using zoom.us (video conference tool) and watch, follow, and Q&A with instructors from anywhere around the world. If you miss the live session due to time zone or conflict, you can learn by replaying the session at any time afterward. Location: Online

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.

Boston

Boston Blockchain Events Week of 10/21/19

We believe that every week in Boston is special, but this upcoming week will be extra special thanks to the Blockchain Investor’s Supergroup. They’re bringing Nathan Kaiser, Chairperson of the Cardano Foundation, to help share with you the past, present, and future of Cardano. It isn’t often you get to speak directly with the members of a $1 billion cryptocurrency team, so don’t miss the chance.

Please help support technology, blockchain development, and Boston by becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association today. Apply to become a member to be sure you’ll stay informed on all Boston area blockchain events.

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

 

Blockchain 101: Back to Basics

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

This event is a panel discussion to explore the history of blockchains, explain the technology that makes blockchains possible, examine exciting new applications that use blockchain technology to change the world, and gain insights on breaking into the cryptocurrency industry. The location is the Boston Public Library (Rabb Hall), 700 Boylston St · Boston, MA.

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AI World Conference & Expo

Wednesday, October 23 – Friday, October 25 

Now in its fourth year, AI World Conference and Expo has become the industry’s largest independent business event focused on the state of the practice of AI in the enterprise. The AI World 3-day program delivers a comprehensive spectrum of content, networking, and business development opportunities, all designed to help you cut through the hype and navigate through the complex landscape of AI business solutions. Attend AI World and learn how innovators are successfully deploying AI and intelligent automation to accelerate innovation efforts, build competitive advantage, drive new business opportunities, and reduce costs. The location is the Seaport World Trade Center Seaport Ln., Boston, MA.

FinTech Connect 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019 – 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM

This special ‘conference night’ event seeks to bring together the brightest minds who are building, funding, and innovating in the Greater Boston area’s FinTech Community. Come for the evening to examine the shifts happening in payments, blockchain, lending, robo-advisors, insurance tech, and real estate. Come prepared to not only hear the best ideas and see the latest technologies but also to participate in building Boston’s FinTech innovation. The location is Venture Café Cambridge @ Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), 5th Floor 1 Broadway 5th Floor · Cambridge, MA.

Crypto Session 1 – BTC

Thursday, October 24, 2019 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

This event invites all you HODLers, maximalists, Fed-enders, toe-dippers, and generally swell people to discuss BTC and related news, theories, financial matters, speculations, etc. as participants clink bottles and lounge in the comfort of the Manchester Makerspace. The location is Manchester Makerspace, 36 Old Granite street · Manchester, NH.

Cardano.

Meet the Team Behind Cardano, the $1 Billion Cryptocurrency

Thursday, October 24, 2019 – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

It’s not often that you get to meet the team behind one of the world’s largest blockchain projects, but on Thursday, October 24, you’ll have your chance! In this one-night-only event, Nathan Kaiser, Chairperson of the Cardano Foundation, will be presenting on the past, present, and future of Cardano. This is truly an event not to be missed. It’s your chance to meet the Cardano team firsthand, ask your investing questions, and get a firsthand look at what’s next for this top-rated cryptocurrency. The location is 399 Boylston St, Boston, MA – just steps away from the Arlington T stop on the Green Line. If you’re driving in, the best bet is the Boston Common Garage (10-minute walk).

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 can stay up-to-date on all Boston-area blockchain happenings.

City of Boston

Boston Blockchain Events Week of 10/14/19

Boston is well-known for its history, its green spaces, and its intellectual pursuits. Now, it is becoming known as a center of blockchain activity in New England and, indeed, in the U.S. as a whole. Few places offer the diversity of experience combined with the technological sub-culture you’ll find in Boston. Our city has been an innovator since its inception, and we continue that tradition today.

Please help support technology, blockchain development, and Boston by considering becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association today. All you have to do is apply to become a member 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.

Chainlink Virtual Hackathon

Monday, October 14, 7:00 am

This is Chainlink’s first hackathon, which runs from October 14th to 31st! You can register today! This hackathon will be a great chance for you to build a dApp that’s connected to real-world data by using Chainlink to transform any existing data source into a secure, decentralized API suitable for blockchain development. Chainlink has assembled a ton of resources and an awesome team of mentors that will be available throughout the hackathon to support you along the way.

Online live AI course: Deep Learning for Developers

Tuesday, October 15, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Learn more about deep learning by building deep learning models and projects. The course takes a unique project-focused approach to teach you deep learning by building deep learning models. The instructor will walk you through a series of curated projects and explain the key concepts as they arise. Students will learn the theory and how these models work under the hood while writing code and building neural networks.

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ConVerge2Xcelerate (#ConV2X) 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

This event is an intensive, highly differentiated one-day program presenting the real-world market impact of blockchain, telehealth, and converging innovation in healthcare, grounded in reality and pragmatism. Understand and learn from use-cases in progress across multiple market segments around the world, beyond imagination, misconception, and divergent understanding across the ecosystem, and within organizations. The event is presented and debated with paths forward by market makers and early adopters having real-world experience doing it and is located at 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA, 02210.

AI Talks: Intro to AI & Disrupting Wall Street Investing

Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Meet and learn from experts in AI and stock market investing. Ask the experts your questions. Network with AI enthusiasts and Finance professionals. Enjoy pizza, veggies, fruit, beer, soda, juice and more. You must be 21+ to join. The event’s location is The Yard, Back Bay, 120 St James Ave, Boston, MA 02116.

How Decentralized Finance can Transform Financial Services

Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

DeFi- short for decentralized finance- is a new decentralized financial system that is built on a public blockchain like Ethereum or bitcoin. As one of the foremost financial and research centers in the world, Boston has a lot of smart people dedicated to working in the DeFi space. Come learn from a panel of local experts about how DeFi could transform the traditional financial system and the world. Then hear pitches by some DeFi startups trying to do just this. The event is located at Venture Cafe, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142.

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Blockchain Application Workshop: Building Your First Blockchain DApp

Thursday, October 17, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Game dApp development involves a lot of fun and pain. Lack of resources and support among all the challenges restrain the imagination of gamers and developers. As a developer, you might have many small apps built for fun. How can you better develop your own game? How can you turn your great idea into a well-known game? How can you share the joy and fun with the gamers? You are welcome to join Flip the Game Development. Get the initial support for your own game. The event is located at MIT Sloan School of Management, 100 Main St, Cambridge, MA and will take place at Building E51 room 315.

Free State Blockchain Digital Assets Conference: Seacoast, NH

Saturday, October 19th, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

FSB-DAC is hosted by Chainstone Labs, a stealth mode startup focused on blockchain, tokenization of securities, and decentralized asset management based out of Portsmouth, NH. This is your chance to catch a glimpse of the New Hampshire Blockchain/Crypto community while listening to talks from Bruce Fenton, Carla Gericke, Vin Armani and many more! Dubbed the “Free State,” New Hampshire understands the need for fintech innovation; this is a great opportunity to see what’s been going on in the space for the past year and where we are going moving forward. The event is located in Durham, NH.

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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.

Boston Blockchain Events Week of 10/8/19

Autumn is here with its changing leaves and cooler days, and Boston is a great place to enjoy the new season and to participate in blockchain-focused activities. With the cooler weather, the number of activities, seminars, conferences and other blockchain-focused events is heating up!

Don’t miss out on this week’s offerings for bitcoin developers and blockchain gaming developers, or take a free course on the ethics of blockchain technology.

Whatever other plans you have for the week and the season, please consider becoming a member of the Boston Blockchain Association today. All you have to do is apply to become a member 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.

Boston BitDevs Meetup 5

Dark blue background with dots.Monday, October 7 @ 6:00 pm – 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 all head out to continue the discussion over drinks. For October, the team is excited to have Tim Ruffing lead the discussion. This event is located at Fidelity Investments, 245 Summer St, Boston, MA.

 

Introduction to Ethics of Blockchain Technology

IEEE Blockchain Boston EventTuesday, October 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At this event, you can listen to the IEEE Course titled “Introduction to Ethics of Blockchain Technology” as a group, followed by a discussion of the quiz questions at the end. This course is normally $75 but will be offered for free as a one-time viewing for IEEE Blockchain Boston. This module provides an overview of approaches in normative ethics that can be used to evaluate blockchain technologies. It’s located at 105 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA. 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.

 

Blockchain for Pharma Supply Chain

Blockchain for Health Supply ChainTuesday, October 8 – Wednesday, October 9

Want to learn about leveraging the potential of blockchain to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and prepare for imminent DSCSA regulations? Blockchain for Pharma Supply Chain is the definitive event for all key stakeholders across the supply chain to forge a path for collaboration and adoption of this transformative technology. Consortium and tech-agnostic, this conference provides a neutral platform for cross-community sharing of PoCs and discussion about the common challenges facing all blockchain implementation projects. The event is located at The Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St, Boston MA 02210.

 

Boston’s 5th Annual Timmy Awards

Annual Timmy AwardsWednesday, October 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It isn’t technically blockchain, but it is related, and it is an awesome way to spend a Wednesday evening. The Timmy Awards by Tech in Motion is an annual awards ceremony recognizing some of the best places for tech professionals to work in Boston. While many tech awards are given to brilliant individuals and their technological advancements, the Timmy Awards aim to recognize those who employ those technologists, the companies and managers supporting and driving the innovation.

 

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Blockchain Game Development — Game Demo & Pitching Night

Flip the Game DevelopmentThursday, October 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meet with investors and introduce your project. The gaming industry, as one of the most exciting and fast-growing industries, has gained a lot of attention from both the players and the market. The Game on Blockchain is combining the advantage of both, helping to facilitate better engagement between game studios and gamers. The Gaming DApp competition combines education, workshop, hands-on development, and more to anyone who wants to apply their idea to integrate with blockchain technology. This event is located at MIT Sloan School of Management, 100 Main St, Cambridge, MA, at Building E51 Room 315.

 

Crypto on Campus: What’s Happening in Blockchain at Boston’s Universities

Attendees at a meetup.Thursday, October 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
There’s so much development happening in Boston’s blockchain scene, from startups, to investors, to the enterprise … but what’s happening at Boston’s universities?
What are those crazy kids up to?
In this first-ever Boston event, we’re pulling together students from four top colleges and universities to hear about how students are taking matters into their own hands, self-organizing into blockchain clubs. The event is located at 399 Boylston St., Boston MA at Workbar.

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.

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