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Boston Blockchain Events Week of June 29, 2020

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Let’s dedicate the coming week to fighting racial injustice and elevating the need for greater levels of equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion within the tech and blockchain communities. As home to many groundbreaking historical events, Boston’s blockchain community can help make history once again.

If you aren’t 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. Blockchain technology is the future of many global industries. Get involved in the future!

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

State of Internet of Things Tech Investor Panel + Startup Pitches (On Zoom)

Monday, June 29, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Are you an Internet of Things Tech startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert VC and Angel judges? This is your chance. Meet, field questions, and get immediate feedback from investors. Our judges will come from the Internet of Things Tech industry. Network with other investors and founders in the crowd.

All Our Block

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

An experience dedicated to fighting racial injustice and elevating the need for greater levels of equality, equity, diversity and inclusion within tech and blockchain. Listen. Learn. Give. We will start with a quick intro of our panelists and a summary of the charity we will be fundraising for. After the intro we will begin the panel discussion where we will ask a range of questions on the topics of racial injustice, opportunities for the black and minority communities, equality, and best practices going forward. As the panel talk ends we will have a presentation on black-owned businesses and resources as well as a brief technical demonstration of GUAP Coin. At the end, we will open it up to audience questions.

BBI #109: Utopianism

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Basic income is often dismissed—and promoted—as a utopian idea. Is this a good thing? Can it be useful to strive toward an ideal society? When can such idealism get in the way of human prosperity? Can idealism ever be harmful? For optional reading/listening this week, we have a 2019 Ezra Klein interview with Rutger Bregman entitled, “The case for a universal basic income, open borders, and a 15-hour workweek”

Do what you love and love what you do.

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 Operations and Platform Engineers at Hopjump, Principal Developer for Liquid X and InBlock, Network Administrator at Procredex, or Sr. Frontend Software Engineer at Circle.

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.

Startup.

Boston Blockchain Events Week of June 22

Startup.

If you’re a Boston blockchain startup or have some connection to a blockchain startup in the Boston area, this is the week you’ve been waiting for.

Learn how to craft your pitch early in the week, then actually make the pitch mid-week, before finally learning how your startup can join the movement to make Boston a Global Hub for Blockchain Technology, while also making Massachusetts the leading state for blockchain innovation.

If you aren’t 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. Digital blockchain technology is the future of many global industries. Get involved in the future!

Blockchain solution.

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

Crafting Your Pitch & Fundraising Chat with Kinjal Shah of Blockchain Capital

Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Are you an entrepreneur or technical (co-)founder looking to get funding for your next big idea? Women Who Code Boston, in partnership with Women in Blockchain Boston, is delighted to invite you to a talk on pitching and fundraising by Kinjal Shah, Senior Associate at Blockchain Capital. The presentation, followed by an open Q&A, will cover the elements of a VC pitch and the types of questions you’ll get, nailing your technical pitch, developing a pitch deck, tips on the fundraising process itself, and much more! RSVP by Monday, June 22, 2020, 6:00 PM.

State of Blockchain Investor Panel + Startup Pitches (On Zoom)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Are you a Blockchain startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert VC and Angel judges? This is your chance. Meet, field questions, and get immediate feedback from investors. Our judges will come from the Enterprise Blockchain industry. Network with other investors and founders in the crowd. This event will have a special focus on Enterprise Blockchain startups, with 4-5 slots reserved for Enterprise Blockchain startups and 1-2 slots for Enterprise Blockchain startups. Get registered here.

Virtual Meetup: The Acceleration of Blockchain Startups and Sandboxes

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Blockchain technology goes beyond cryptocurrency reaching across finance and as an enterprise technology component and application. We have also seen it emerge to address pandemic related issues with growing public sector interest as well. On June 25th with Sarah Biller, FinTech Sandbox; Nate Rand, Manetu; and, Matt Walsh, Castle Ventures we will discuss the Board and Founder delivering success, the investor looking for potential targets and return on investment and the start-up developing and delivering a solution leveraging blockchain as a component. We will also discuss building Boston a Global Hub for blockchain technology and making Massachusetts the leading State for blockchain innovation. The moderator, Eric Roux, and the panel will take your questions, sharing their experience with leading Financial sector institutions, entrepreneurial ventures, investing, and technology. Register now on Crowdcast.

New career.

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 Principal Developer for Liquid X and InBlock at LiquidX, or Frontend Engineer at Flipside Crypto. Or get some experience for your resume with a Blockchain Developer Intern position at Opptin.

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.

IOT

Boston Blockchain Events Week of June 15, 2020

IOT.

With summer heating up and people beginning to get out more, the number of blockchain meetups has declined somewhat. However, this is only temporary. Once people are more comfortable meeting in person again we expect blockchain meetups and conferences to come back. In the meantime, stay connected with the community as the focus this week is on the Internet of Things (IoT) and related technologies.

If you aren’t 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. Digital blockchain technology is the future of many global industries. Get involved in the future.

Blockchain technology.

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

State of Internet of Things (IoT) Tech Investor Panel + Startup Pitches (On Zoom)

Monday, June 15, 2020 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

Are you an Internet of Things (IoT) tech startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert VC and Angel judges? This is your chance. Meet, field questions, and get immediate feedback from investors. Our judges will come from a variety of industries with a special interest or tie to IoT. This event will have a special focus on IoT tech startups, with 3-5 slots reserved for IoT startups. Register now.

Fireside Chat with Pure Storage’s Head of Machine Learning Farhan Abrol

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Farhan Abrol is Head of Machine Learning at Pure Storage where he oversees the development of Meta, a machine learning engine that uses IoT data at scale to optimize and improve management of infrastructure. The systems he has built span predictive analytics for fault detection, performance and capacity auto-balancing and forecasting, multivariate anomaly detection, and hardware modeling among others. He wrote his thesis under David Blei on improving variational inference. Sign up here.

Boston Basic Income #107: Quantity Theory of Money

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

The Quantity Theory of Money says that the average level of prices is determined by the quantity of money in the economy. Intuitively, this makes sense. If there’s more money circulating, then you might expect all the prices to increase. But what does it mean for the economy to have a certain amount of money “in circulation?” What useful insights can we gain from the Quantity Theory of Money? How does it affect basic income? If we want to prevent inflation, do we have to pay out the basic income using money that’s “already in the economy”? *Do* we want to prevent inflation in the first place? The Livestream is here.

IoT as a Platform, Including for Alexa

Thursday, June 18, 2020 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

With mindful design and implementation, your IoT investment can serve as the platform re:device integration, business and home, and leverage other Amazon technologies such as Alexa, to provide focused solutions. In this presentation, we will discuss: Architecting for Scale, Empowered Customers, Intelligent Data, and Alexa Voice Service (AVS) Integration. Join the presentation.

Jobs.

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 Principal Developer for Liquid X and InBlock at LiquidX, Full Stack Engineer at Flipside Crypto, or Director of Client Solutions at Circle. Or get some experience for your resume with a Blockchain Developer Intern position at Opptin.

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.

Coins labeled with cryptocurrency logos.

Boston Blockchain Events Week of June 8

Coins labeled with cryptocurrency icons.

Summer is almost here. You can feel it on the breeze, and see it in the sky. And now, you can kick-off your summer with a Blockchain Pitch Event from Chain Reaction. Later in the week, you can follow that up with the latest virtual event from the Boston Blockchain Association where you’ll learn How DLT Dissolves the Digital Identity Dilemma.

If you aren’t 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. Digital blockchain technology is the future of many global industries. Get involved in the future.

Group of people participating in a meetup.

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

 

Bitcoin Meetup

Monday, June 8, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Every 2nd Monday of the month.

Getting together physically for a meetup. If you’re ready to get out and meetup, come by and talk bitcoin. Location: Veggie Galaxy, 450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA. Find the meetup by asking a server where they’re located.

 

Summer Kick off Blockchain Pitch Event

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:10 PM EDT

Join this final Chain Reaction Meetup before we break for summer! Hear from 5 blockchain startups who will pitch and get feedback from our investors and our Meetup members. One or more startups have the possibility to move forward to give a full pitch to Chain Reaction investors. You can read more about Chain Reaction Investors here. Don’t miss out – Sign up today.

 

Virtual Meetup: How DLT Dissolves the Digital Identity Dilemma

DLT Meetup GroupThursday, June 11, 2020 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Personal Privacy and Security – two critically important concepts in today’s Digital Identity world. Identity thieves are on the constant prowl, looking for access to information that will ultimately lead to a payday through outright theft like hacking a wallet, impersonation, ransomware, and extortion, etc. Deep cryptography is the answer, linked data that provides access to components, not the whole, while preventing awareness of data structures using contextual references. Consent-mapping, zero-knowledge proofs, tiered and granular data fidelity, key value store using merkle tree records, read-write, off-chain database synchronization… How do these new technologies produce a simple user experience that solves the very real Digital Identity dilemma? Register on Crowdcast and then join us to learn exactly how all these elements can be tied together.

 

We meet the 2nd Monday of the month. Talk about Bitcoin —> BSV!

Monday, June 8, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Every 2nd Monday of the month.

Come enjoy learning about Bitcoin and sharing what you know with others. Alert: Monday night meetings will be suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak. It is unfortunate that these measures are necessary, but for our members and society in general, this is the responsible way to go. We recommend bookmarking this meetup page and checking back to see when the Monday night meeting resume.

Job and career sign.

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 Product Manager or Data Scientist at Flipside Crypto, or Customer Relationship Manager at Goldfish Code. Or get some experience for your resume with a Blockchain Developer Intern position at Opptin.

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.

Leather wallet with gold bitcoin.

Boston Blockchain Events Week of June 1, 2020

Leather wallet with a gold bitcoin.

Take some time this week to learn more about artificial intelligence, serverless technology, and basic income in Boston. And then get ready for the next big Boston Blockchain Association virtual meetup: How DLT Dissolves the Digital Identity Dilemma.

Nearly every organizer has moved their event to an online venue to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. It’s important to keep yourself and others safe by following the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of this disease:

  • Clean your hands often;
  • Social distancing;
  • Watch for signs of COVID such as fever and coughing;
  • Stay home if you’re sick;
  • Wear a mask if you do need to go out;
  • Learn about CDC recommended mitigation strategies to reduce spread;
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces.

Thanks for your concern and help!

If you aren’t 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.

Crypto.

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

Online AI tech talk: Deep Learning Performance

Monday, June 1, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Exploring the landscape of training and inference, we’ll cover a myriad of tricks that step-by-step improve the efficiency of most deep learning pipelines, reduce wasted hardware cycles, and make them cost-effective. We identify and fix inefficiencies across different parts of the pipeline, including data preparation, reading and augmentation, training, and inference. With a data-driven approach and easy-to-replicate TensorFlow examples, finely tune the knobs of your deep learning pipeline to get the best out of your hardware. Sign up here.

Boston Bascic Income #105: GDP

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

The economy is a system that allocates our society’s resources. How the economy works is complicated. But we often look to one single number as a shortcut for describing the economy’s performance: Gross Domestic Product. GDP describes how much “stuff” we’re producing. If we’re producing more, the economy is growing. If we’re producing less, the economy is in a downturn. But how useful is GDP as a proxy for our economy’s health? What *is* GDP useful for? How does basic income affect the meaning of GDP? Join the meetup Wednesday evening to learn more.

How to Build a Massive Scale Serverless Machine Learning Pipeline for < $7 a day

Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

We all hear jokes about how cheap serverless is. (I mean, how can server costs get cheaper than buying no servers, am I right?) But, as anyone who has lifted one of their apps into AWS Lambda will assure you (yep, been there), it can get expensive really quickly. The reality is, serverless can be very cost-effective, but only when apps are designed specifically for serverless infrastructure. In this talk, learn how we used the novel approach of working backward from a $7 a day operational cost requirement to build a serverless machine learning pipeline. Specifically, I will cover how we invert AWS pricing calculations to answer the questions: “How much Lambda can I afford?” and “Which services will make up the bulk of my system’s cost?” Finally learn how the system was designed based on the answers to those questions.

Pitch Your Consumer Tech Startup to Investor Panel VCs and Angels (On Zoom)

Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Are you a consumer tech startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert VC and Angel judges? This is your chance. Meet, field questions, and get immediate feedback from investors. Our judges will come from a variety of industries with a special interest or tie to Consumer Tech. This event will have a special focus on Consumer tech startups, with 3-5 slots reserved for Consumer tech startups.

Virtual Meetup: How DLT Dissolves the Digital Identity Dilemma

Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Personal Privacy and Security – two critically important concepts in today’s Digital Identity world. Identity thieves are on the constant prowl, looking for access to information that will ultimately lead to a payday through outright theft like hacking a wallet, impersonation, ransomware, and extortion, etc. Deep cryptography is the answer, linked data that provides access to components, not the whole, while preventing awareness of data structures using contextual references. Consent-mapping, zero-knowledge proofs, tiered and granular data fidelity, key value store using merkle tree records, read-write, off-chain database synchronization… How do these new technologies produce a simple user experience that solves the very real Digital Identity dilemma? Join us and learn exactly how all these elements can be tied together.

Now hiring sign.

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 Blockchain Software Developer at NuArca, Product Manager or Data Scientist at Flipside Crypto, or Senior System Architect (C++) at Secure AI Labs. Or get some experience for your resume with a Blockchain Developer Intern position at Opptin.

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.

Blockchain solution

Learn How Blockchain is Changing the World’s Financial Infrastructure

Blockchain solution.

It’s an exciting week coming up with plenty to keep blockchain enthusiasts busy, including our own Boston Blockchain Association event ‘How Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) Will Change the World‘. On Thursday, May 28, join us to learn how blockchain is changing the world’s financial infrastructure.

We’ve moved online to offer our event to as many people as possible while still respecting social distancing guidelines. Moreover, we believe that it’s important to keep yourself and others safe by following the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus:

  • Clean your hands often
  • Watch for signs of COVID such as fever and coughing
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Wear a mask if you do need to go out
  • Learn about CDC recommended mitigation strategies to reduce spread
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces

If you aren’t 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. Remember that the blockchain is digital and reduces the chance of contracting any type of illness.

 

Fintech.

 

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

‘Decentralized Finance: Money Legos or Money Jenga?’ by Allison Lu

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Come learn about decentralized finance and what it means in a world that is becoming increasingly digital. Allison will give us an overview of interesting projects in the space including UMA and the inherent risks that we need to be mindful of. Register now. About the Speaker: Allison Lu is the co-founder of UMA: a “priceless” financial contracts platform built to enable Universal Market Access.

 

May Tech Talks + Social Night – ONLINE EVENT

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Join Women Who Code for a fun and casual night with some great talks, followed by time for networking and socializing with others in the Boston tech scene. Here’s the LINK.

 

How Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) Will Change the World

Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

In the world of blockchain, fintech and finserv are the oldest and therefore most mature implementations. In this Virtual Meetup, we will cover three key topics. Miko Matsumura will be speaking on what it takes to transform the world’s financial infrastructure to make it more inclusive, more participatory, more democratic and more rewarding for all stakeholders. Central Bank Digital Currency is one of the hottest categories in the space. David Markley with Algorand is intimately involved with the Marshall Island SOV project. And Thomas Arul, CEO of Bleumi has been working on digital currency payment systems since 2018. So, grab a beverage and some pasta, and prepare to feast on Digital Currency, CBDC, and Payments. REGISTER on Crowdcast

 

New career.

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 API Product Manager at Circle, Data Scientist at Flipside Crypto, or Remote Golang Developer at CyberCoders.

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.

Blockchain

Boston Blockchain Events Week of May 18

Blockchain

Coronavirus cases continue to climb in the Boston area, making it so important to continue following the CDC recommendations to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. So, please make sure you:

  • Clean your hands often
  • Watch for signs of COVID such as fever and coughing
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Wear a mask if you do need to go out
  • Learn about CDC recommended mitigation strategies to reduce spread
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces

We want to open things up as quickly as possible, so it’s important to keep yourself and others safe from the virus by following the CDC guidelines. Thanks for your concern and help!

 

If you aren’t 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.

Group of colleagues wearing face masks.

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

72 Hour LIVE Global Blockchain Event – Reimagine 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020, 12:00 AM to Thursday, May 21, 2020, 11:59 PM PDT

REIMAGINE 2020 is a virtual blockchain conference and networking event designed to inspire you to create and implement the solutions needed to build a decentralized future. The goal is to broaden education while strengthening ties between academic, industry and enterprise communities by providing a virtual forum that will serve as the standard for blockchain events going forward. Let’s reimagine what’s possible! This is a FREE event created for EVERYONE. Register on Eventbrite for the chance to receive swag and VIP invites!

 

State of Blockchain Health Investor Panel + Startup Pitches (On Zoom)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Are you a tech startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert VC and Angel judges? This is your chance. Meet, field questions, and get immediate feedback from investors. Our judges will come from the Blockchain Health industry. Network with other investors and founders in the crowd. This event will have a special focus on Blockchain Health startups, with 4-5 slots reserved for Blockchain Health startups and 1-2 slots for Blockchain startups. Don’t miss out – Sign up now here.

2020 FinTech Industry Insights: Challenges in Today’s Climate

Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Join this panel of experts sharing their insights on the trends, challenges &amp; opportunities facing the FinTech industry today and in the future. Discussions will include how FinTechs are reacting to the crisis as well as how they can leverage their unique assets to adapt and accelerate innovation. While many companies have taken conservative action during the COVID-19 pandemic, several startups and major institutions are seizing this opportunity to act boldly in their response as they better position themselves for digital transformation. RSVP here.

 

LIVE AMA with Clove Crypto Wallet featuring StakerDAO – (Virtual)

Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

It is with absolute pleasure we announce the upcoming LIVE AMA for Clove Crypto Wallet featuring StakerDAO. EARN FREE TEZOS (XTZ) for asking questions during the LIVE event! Plus you’ll find out why the Clove Crypto Wallet a massive win for the Tezos Community. From email distribution of pre-loaded wallets to new customized delegation features, the Clove Crypto Wallet is cutting edge. You’ll also learn about the wallet’s support for FA1.2 assets and how this makes the collaboration with StakerDAO extremely important. Mark your calendar for Thursday @6pm and don’t miss out!

 

Man walking up stairs.

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 API Product Manager at Circle and Data Engineer at Flipside Crypto.

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.

Face mask with gold coins labeled with bitcoin symbols.

Boston Blockchain Events Week of May 11, 2020

Facemask next to pile of gold coins with bitcoin symbols.

Coronavirus cases continue to climb in the Boston area, which makes it so important to follow the CDC recommendations to prevent the spreading of coronavirus infection:

  • Clean your hands often
  • Social distancing
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Wear a mask if you do need to go out
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces

If you aren’t 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.

The Boston Blockchain Association wants to remind you that Bitcoin and other digital currencies aren’t capable of carrying the viruses that make us ill, which is one more reason to keep at least part of your assets in digital form.

Video conference.

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

Online AI tech talk: Highly-scalable Reinforcement learning for Applications

WebinarMay 11, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

This talk will discuss RLlib, a reinforcement learning library built on Ray with a strong focus on large-scale execution and scalability, ease-of-use for general users, as well as customizability for developers and researchers. RLlib offers autonomous task-learning via many common RL algorithms and it scales from a laptop to a cluster with hundreds of machines. It is used by dozens of organizations, from startups to research labs to large organizations. You will see RLlib in action with a live demo.

BNT: Boston Tech Comes Together to Help Conquer COVID-19

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

It’s incredible to see so many companies and individuals making a difference by helping and supporting others during this health and economic crisis. Let’s gather virtually to celebrate and be inspired by the accomplishments of some of these local heroes! Join members of BNT’s 50k network to see 12 short presentations on how the Boston tech community, startups and corporations have stepped up to support others affected by COVID-19.

Data is the new Oil, AI the Engine

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

What is data science: We have all heard about it. What is it used for? How did we get here: data, connectivity/IOxT and computing – the trifecta that has led and fed AI. State of the AI: Some recent examples of AI in the real world. Savior or terminator? Specific use case of machine learning in Financial Risk prediction and Portfolio analysis. This will be followed by Q&A.

 

 

Ethereum logos.

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 Senior System Engineer Architect (C++) at Secure AI Labs, Data Engineer at Flipside Crypto, or Full Stack Developer at 14bis Supply Tracking.

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 May 4, 2020

Crypto Currency #-Euro

Here at the Boston Blockchain Association we remain committed to spreading blockchain knowledge, not the coronavirus. One way to add to your blockchain knowledge this week is to join Algorand in a discussion of Central Bank Digital Currencies. It’s free so why not check it out!

We aren’t out of the woods yet, so please continue following the CDC recommendations to protect from spreading coronavirus infection:

  • Clean your hands often
  • Social distancing
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Wear a mask if you do need to go out
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces

If you aren’t 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.

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As society begins reopening and we have the chance to get out once again, here are the planned events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:

CBDC & The Future of Financial Infrastructure

Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:15 AM – 9:30 AM EST

This is a Live Virtual Event being hosted by Algorand. In just a few short months, Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) have gone from a seemingly theoretical abstraction to become serious discussions in central bank boardrooms around the world. This live Q&amp;A will feature the team behind the SOV – the world’s first sovereign digital currency, for the Republic of the Marshall Islands and will cover topic such as: Why CBDC, Why blockchain for CBDC, Acceleration of CBDC and what the future holds, How you too can develop a clear path to adoption. It’s free to join – Register Here

 

State of Blockchain VC Panel + Startup Pitch (On Zoom)

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

Our Blockchain Panel of VC investors and industry experts will discuss how the coronavirus impacts their investing and the overall impact of the outbreak on the future of the blockchain industry. Our panelists will come from several industries especially pertinent in the coronavirus environment such as: healthcare, supply chain, grocery and food, others. Join in by signing up here.

 

The Boston Blockchain Association wants to remind you that Bitcoin and other digital currencies aren’t capable of carrying the viruses that make us ill, which is one more reason to keep at least part of your assets in digital form.

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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 Senior System Engineer Architect (C++) at Secure AI Labs, Data Engineer at Flipside Crypto, Remote Golang Developer at CyberCoders, or Full Stack Developer at 14bis Supply Tracking.

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.

COVID-19

Boston Blockchain Events Week of April 27

COVID-19.

As nations and states begin to relax quarantine guidelines, we at the Boston Blockchain Association remain committed to spreading blockchain knowledge, not the coronavirus.

We all have a part to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and getting our society back to normal as quickly as possible. And the most recent data indicates we are flattening the curve, which means we can get back to normal sooner rather than later.

To keep moving in the right direction everyone needs to follow the CDC recommendations to protect from spreading coronavirus infection:

  • Clean your hands often
  • Social distancing
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Wear a mask if you do need to go out
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces

If you aren’t 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.

COVID-19 facemask with gold coin labeled with a bitcoin symbol.

One offshoot from the “new normal” has been the shift to virtual meetings and meetups, and the BBA supports that movement. That said, this week does feature an in-person meeting for the first time in several weeks.

With that in mind, here are the planned virtual and in-person events in Boston’s blockchain community for the coming week:

Got Gold? Add Bitcoin – a Webcast with Mike Novogratz and Steve Kurz of Galaxy Digital

Tuesday April 28, 2020 – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

The scope and pace of recent government intervention are unprecedented. Against this backdrop of aggressive fiscal and monetary policy action, including the historic $2 trillion CARES Act on top of the Fed’s rate cut and “unlimited” bond purchases, investors must consider the inflation risk to their portfolios. Bitcoin, alongside gold, merits consideration in a diversified portfolio. Join experienced macro investor Mike Novogratz, Galaxy Digital CEO, and Steve Kurz, Head of Asset Management, for the insider’s look at today’s market landscape and bitcoin’s future potential. Whether you’re considering adding gold or bitcoin to portfolios, or simply want to hear more about today’s markets from an experienced macro investor, this conversation will be one you won’t want to miss. Register here now.

 

Meet & Learn: Connect to the AVA Testnet and Issue Assets featuring Collin Cusce

Wednesday April 29, 2020 – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

AVA, formerly Avalanche, is an open-source platform for launching highly decentralized applications, new financial primitives, and new interoperable blockchains. Ava Labs is hosting a virtual session around its Cascade public testnet for those interested in attending on Wednesday 29th at 8:30 AM PST. The meetup will be run by Ava Labs engineer Dan Laine and will feature how to create and trade a brand new asset on X-chain. Here is the link to register: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/evcl7a0m/register.

 

Boston Zcash Social Meetup

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 – 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Join our local zeal for food, drinks, and discussions on Zcash, decentralization, and privacy! For those new to Zcash, we’ll get you sending your first shielded transactions and private memos. Just bring a laptop (and soon, only your phone). We can chat about the upcoming Zcash shielded wallet from ECC, Zcon2 in Peru, the final dev fund ZIP, the new ZECpages and Zboard, local merchant adoption, mesh networks, or whatever you’d like to bring up. Don’t forget your mask and to sign up here. Location: The Mad Monkfish, 524 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA.

 

Online Partner Event: DeFi Full-Stack

Friday, May 1, 2020, 10:00 AM to Saturday, May 2, 2020, 5:00 PM PST

100% virtual event on all things DeFi, Staking and Layer – 1 innovations. For details on speakers, please check this link. Event is organized by Hsin-Ju Chuang, CEO of Dystopia Labs; Former Head of Growth at Stellar, Solana, &amp; a Director at Tezos, as well as Ric Burton and David Gogal. Event partner Women in Blockchain Boston. Save your spot right here!

 

Try Quorum with Greenhouse by BlockTEST

Friday, May 1, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

In this session, we will cover: A brief introduction for Quorum, recent updates, including Quorum wizard, remix plug-in, etc. and a live demo of application development using Greenhouse. Greenhouse is an integrated DevOp platform for blockchain applications. In Greenhouse, You can easily access all essential tools needed to develop / deploy / test an applicatoin via your browser, free of charge. About Quorum – Developed by J.P. Morgan, Quorum is an open source fork of the Ethereum blockchain based on the Go Ethereum implementation. It is ideal for any application requiring high speed and high throughput processing of private transactions within a permissioned group of known participants. Start developing with Quorum this Friday.

 

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 Data Engineer at Flipside Crypto, Remote Golang Developer at CyberCoders, or Full Stack Developer at 14bis Supply Tracking.

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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