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Boston Blockchain Events Week of June 14

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Members-only: Our first in-person event of the year!

The Boston Blockchain Association is inviting all paid members to join our first in-person event of 2021: an exclusive Members-Only Meetup, free of charge! The event will be held from 5:30-8.00 pm EDT on July 15, in the District Hall in the Boston Seaport. Food, drinks, and Boston’s best blockchain networking will be included.

Event agenda:

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Cocktails and Appetizers

6:00 pm – 6:10 pm BBA Members-Only Business Meeting

6:10 pm – 7:00 pm Keynote Talk, Q&A: Jim Cunha, SVP Boston Fed, discussing Breaking News from the Boston Fed

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Social hour

To reserve your spot, please RSVP here

We can’t wait to see you then!

P.S. If you’re not yet a member, join today and register for the best event in the summer of 2021!


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

openIDL – An Open Blockchain Network for the Insurance Industry

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

openIDL (open Insurance Data Link) is an open blockchain network that streamlines insurance regulatory reporting while providing new insights for insurers, and enhancing timeliness, accuracy, and value for regulators. openIDL is the first open blockchain platform to enable the efficient, secure, and permissioned-based collection and sharing of statistical data. This presentation will include an overview of the business case, a demonstration of the platform, and a deeper dive into the architecture.


Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? Then you’ll love the Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

But before you start looking for your dream job we’d also appreciate it if you could take a moment of your time to complete a short (30 second) survey to help us improve your experience with the Boston Blockchain Association in the future. You can access the survey here. Thank you in advance for your time and attention.

Start a new career.

If you are a blockchain professional interested in finding your next job opportunity, check out the Boston Blockchain Association Network, where we post a curated list of blockchain employment opportunities in the Boston area.

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, and there’s sure to be something suitable for your talents now or in the coming weeks. For example, Algorand is looking for a Software Engineer, and a Senior Software Engineer, a Team Lead or Manager of Software Engineering, and a Senior DevOps Engineer. Algorand has really been growing and recently surpassed 10 million accounts. Join a leading blockchain project and add your talents to the future of finance.

 

Or consider working as a Blockchain Systems Admin at Chainlink Labs or possibly a Senior Blockchain Specialist at VMware or a Blockchain and Cryptography Research Manager at Facebook. There’s also an opportunity for non-programmers as a Blockchain Reporter for Verizon Media. New positions this week include Blockchain Intelligence Engineer at Coin Metrics and Digital Marketing Manager at Filebase.

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.”

 

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.

Bitcoin logo on a sandy beach.

Boston Blockchain Events Week of June 7, 2021

Bitcoin logo on a sandy beach.

It will be a quiet week for blockchain enthusiasts with no big events going off. That the time to relax and enjoy the improving weather, and rest assured that the Boston Blockchain Association has big plans for upcoming events over the summer. Let’s make it the Summer of Blockchain.

We did have some exciting news in the past week. BankProv is partnering with Anchorage to offer financing for Ethereum-backed lines of credit. This partnership allows Anchorage to deliver quality loan products to their institutional clients backed by Ethereum—the first of its kind in the industry. BankProv and Anchorage have found alignment in their mutual undertaking to safely enable forward-thinking companies and investors to access the value of this new asset class and answer the market’s need for more widely accessible USD financing for crypto-heavy borrowers.

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


Video conference.

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

Cambridge Bitcoin Meetup

Monday, June 14, 2021, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

We’re getting together for a meetup. Come by and talk bitcoin.

Location: Veggie Galaxy, 450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. How to find the meetup: Come in and ask the server to find the group.

openIDL – An Open Blockchain Network for the Insurance Industry

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

openIDL (open Insurance Data Link) is an open blockchain network that streamlines insurance regulatory reporting while providing new insights for insurers, and enhancing timeliness, accuracy, and value for regulators. openIDL is the first open blockchain platform to enable the efficient, secure, and permissioned-based collection and sharing of statistical data. This presentation will include an overview of the business case, a demonstration of the platform, and a deeper dive into the architecture.


Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? Then you’ll love the Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

But before you start looking for your dream job we’d also appreciate it if you could take a moment of your time to complete a short (30 second) survey to help us improve your experience with the Boston Blockchain Association in the future. You can access the survey here. Thank you in advance for your time and attention.


If you are a blockchain professional interested in finding your next job opportunity, check out the Boston Blockchain Association Network, where we post a curated list of blockchain employment opportunities in the Boston area.

Job search.

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, and there’s sure to be something suitable for your talents now or in the coming weeks. For example, Algorand is looking for a Software Engineer, and a Senior Software Engineer, a Team Lead or Manager of Software Engineering, and a Senior DevOps Engineer. Algorand has really been growing and recently surpassed 10 million accounts. Join a leading blockchain project and add your talents to the future of finance.

Or consider working as a Blockchain Systems Admin at Chainlink Labs or possibly a Senior Blockchain Specialist at VMware or a Blockchain and Cryptography Research Manager at Facebook. There’s also an opportunity for non-programmers as a Blockchain Reporter for Verizon Media. New positions this week include Blockchain Solutions Engineer for Accenture and Remote REACT Front End Engineer – Blockchain at Optello.

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 June 1

City of Boston skyline.

Are you interested in blockchain, investing, and real estate? How about a fund combining them to deliver stable, diversified, tax-efficient returns combined with blockchain technology to create access, liquidity along with new investment options and benefits. That’s the topic explored in Issuing a Real Estate Fund on Blockchain w/ Michael Flight on Tuesday evening. And if you want to see what government regulators might be thinking concerning blockchain technology, set aside an hour on Wednesday morning to attend the Government Regulators Discussion About Crypto & Blockchain hosted by the Government Blockchain Association (GBA).

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


City neighborhood.

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

Issuing a Real Estate Fund on Blockchain w/ Michael Flight

Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Michael Flight, CEO of Liberty Real Estate Fund LLC and founding principal of Concordia Realty Corporation, will discuss how he issued a real estate fund on blockchain. His fund, Liberty Real Estate Fund I, is the World’s First Single-Tenant Net-Lease Security Token Offering, using 30 years of institutional real estate investment experience in Net Lease properties to deliver stable, diversified, tax-efficient returns combined with blockchain technology to create access, liquidity along with new investment options and benefits.

Government Regulators Discussion About Crypto & Blockchain

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Please join government regulators from around the world as they discuss the concerns, challenges, opinions, solutions, issues, and concerns. This event is hosted by the GBA Government Regulators Community. This group is focused on listening to regulators and share ideas and will produce output that is beneficial to the regulator community globally.


Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? Then you’ll love the Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

Blockchain.

But before you start looking for your dream job we’d also appreciate it if you could take a moment of your time to complete a short (30 second) survey to help us improve your experience with the Boston Blockchain Association in the future. You can access the survey here. Thank you in advance for your time and attention.

If you are a blockchain professional interested in finding your next job opportunity, check out the Boston Blockchain Association Network, where we post a curated list of blockchain employment opportunities in the Boston area.

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, and there’s sure to be something suitable for your talents now or in the coming weeks. For example, Algorand is looking for a Software Engineer, a Senior Software Engineer, a Team Lead or Manager of Software Engineering, and a Senior DevOps Engineer. Algorand has been growing and recently surpassed 10 million accounts. Join a leading blockchain project and add your talents to the future of finance.

Or consider working as a Blockchain Systems Admin at Chainlink Labs or possibly a Senior Blockchain Specialist at VMware or a Blockchain and Cryptography Research Manager at Facebook. There’s also an opportunity for non-programmers as a Blockchain Reporter for Verizon Media. New positions this week include Staff Applied Cryptographer at Coinbase and Blockchain Developer at Cryptonics.

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.

Paul Revere statue in Boston.

Boston Blockchain Events Week of May 24

Paul Revere statue in Boston.

After the excitement of Boston Blockchain Week, some of you are undoubtedly missing all the learning and companionship that comes with blockchain events. Don’t worry! There’s something to do this week as the Blockchain Investors Supergroup presents Chained Together: How Blockchain is Improving Supply Chains. As you might have guessed, it will be all about the role of the blockchain in the supply chain, featuring industry heavyweights like Leanne Kemp, CEO and Founder of EverLedger, Kristen Michaud, Managing Director at InBlock, and Anndy Lian, Author of “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

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


BBA has teamed up with the Blockchain Education Network (BEN) to distribute a Blockchain Talent Survey and Report aimed to help the industry understand the demand for talent and the gaps in blockchain education. BEN is a global non-profit network of universities, professors, and blockchain clubs that want to understand enterprise needs for blockchain talent so they can teach the next generation of leaders in the industry the appropriate skills.

We would like your organization to contribute to this survey at the link below. It should only take 10-15 minutes, and you will get free access to the Blockchain Talent Report that will be created after, along with free exclusive access to BEN’s massive pool of future talent for hire.

Click here to access the survey.

First annual blockchain talent survey & report.


Here’s a special deal on a new Udemy course on Blockchain for executives and entrepreneurs who want to promote blockchain in their organization or raise capital for their blockchain ideas.

The course was architected by Mey Lakshmanan (President and CEO Enthalpium) in conjunction with two top-notch trainers and is available on Udemy as ‘Blockchain for Digital Transformation’. For the month of May, the course is FREE to BBA newsletter subscribers.

Goals of the course:

  1. To make the students fluent in blockchain concepts and vocabulary, thereby help them solve business problems using a blockchain.
  2. To make students understand the evolution of  trade, and how blockchain is helping in minimizing intermediaries to increase the margins for trade
  3. To enrich the students with a real example to use blockchain in customs clearance, thereby enabling the student to think on those lines for their organization or their idea.
  4. To enrich the students with Agile concepts  (Scaled Agile Framework for Enterprises – SAFe) at the Portfolio level to raise investment for their idea in their organization or with an investor

The course was designed right here in Boston and has been rated 4.9 stars from day one. I know many of y’all are already in the Blockchain journey and I feel that this course will help you in taking your journey to the next level.

And here is a special code in Udemy for folks aligned with Boston Blockchain Association that will allow them to take the course for FREE.

Link valid till May 31, 2021 – https://www.udemy.com/course/blockchain-for-digital-transformation/?couponCode=BCDT052021

Speaker presenting information on deep learning.

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

Chained Together: How Blockchain is Improving Supply Chains

Thursday, May 27, 2021, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

You’ve heard that blockchain is radically improving supply chains by making products easier to track, from the raw materials to the finished goods. Imagine a world where you’ll be able to see not just where your coffee was grown or your iPhone was assembled, but every step in the process, all recorded on a transparent blockchain. This has huge implications for everything from fair trade and fair wages to making companies and governments far more efficient. (Yes, it’s possible!) We’ve put together a distinguished panel of supply chain and blockchain experts to give us a state of where the industry stands today


Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? Then you’ll love the Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

But before you start looking for your dream job we’d also appreciate it if you could take a moment of your time to complete a short (30 second) survey to help us improve your experience with the Boston Blockchain Association in the future. You can access the survey here. Thank you in advance for your time and attention.

Typing on a laptop.

If you are a blockchain professional interested in finding your next job opportunity, check out the Boston Blockchain Association Network, where we post a curated list of blockchain employment opportunities in the Boston area.

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, and there’s sure to be something suitable to your talents now or in the coming weeks. For example, Algorand is looking for a Software Engineer, and a Senior Software Engineer, a Team Lead or Manager of Software Engineering, and a Senior DevOps Engineer. Algorand has been growing and recently surpassed 10 million accounts. Join a leading blockchain project and add your talents to the future of finance.

Or consider working as an Infra Engineer – Bison Trails at Coinbase or a Blockchain Systems Admin at Chainlink Labs. SkyNet Labs is also looking for a person for Developer Relations and a Senior JS Engineer. New jobs this week include a position as a Blockchain Reporter for Verizon Media, Blockchain and Cryptography Research Manager at Facebook, and Sr. Blockchain Specialist at VMware.

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 May 17, 2021

Boston

 

It’s been very busy in Boston’s blockchain scene over the past three weeks, and we want to thank everyone who joined us in the many discussions over the past several weeks. Now, in the coming week, we’ll all get a chance to digest what we’ve learned during that time. Those of you who couldn’t attend all the sessions of Boston Blockchain Week can find recorded sessions here. Also, Hyperledger will also be hosting an Interactive Innovation Discussion where you can learn how the U.S. Treasury Department is paying contractors via blockchain.

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


BBA has teamed up with the Blockchain Education Network (BEN) to distribute a Blockchain Talent Survey and Report aimed to help the industry understand the demand for talent and the gaps in blockchain education. BEN is a global non-profit network of universities, professors, and blockchain clubs that want to understand enterprise needs for blockchain talent so they can teach the next generation of leaders in the industry the appropriate skills.

We would like your organization to contribute to this survey at the link below. It should only take 10-15 minutes, and you will get free access to the Blockchain Talent Report that will be created after, along with free exclusive access to BEN’s massive pool of future talent for hire.

Click here to access the survey.

First annual Blockchain Talent Survey & Report

Here’s a special deal on a new Udemy course on blockchain for executives and entrepreneurs who want to promote blockchain in their organization or raise capital for their blockchain ventures.

The course was architected by Mey Lakshmanan (President and CEO Enthalpium) in conjunction with two top-notch trainers and is available on Udemy as ‘Blockchain for Digital Transformation’. The special deal is that for the month of May, the course is FREE to BBA newsletter subscribers.

Goals of the course:

  1. To make the students fluent in blockchain concepts and vocabulary, thereby help them solve business problems using a blockchain.
  2. To make students understand the evolution of  trade, and how blockchain is helping in minimizing intermediaries to increase the margins for trade
  3. To enrich the students with a real example to use blockchain in customs clearance, thereby enabling the student to think on those lines for their organization or their idea.
  4. To enrich the students with Agile concepts  (Scaled Agile Framework for Enterprises – SAFe) at the portfolio level to raise investment for their idea in their organization or with an investor.

The course was designed right here in Boston and has been rated 4.9 stars from day one. Many of you are already on the blockchain journey and this course will help you in taking your journey to the next level.

Click on this link to take the course for free. (Link valid till May 31, 2021) https://www.udemy.com/course/blockchain-for-digital-transformation/?couponCode=BCDT052021

Blockchain dial.

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

Google Workshop: Conceptual Understanding of Deep Learning

Monday, May 17, 2021, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

How does the Brain/Mind (perhaps even an artificial one) work at an algorithmic level? While deep learning has produced tremendous technological strides in recent decades, there is an unsettling feeling of a lack of “conceptual” understanding of why it works and to what extent it will work in the current form. The goal of the workshop is to bring together theorists and practitioners to develop an understanding of the right algorithmic view of deep learning, characterizing the class of functions that can be learned, coming up with the right learning architecture that may (provably) learn multiple functions, concepts and remember them over time as humans do, theoretical understanding of language, logic, RL, meta-learning and lifelong learning. The speakers include Turing award winners Geoffrey Hinton, Leslie Valiant, and Godel Prize winner Christos Papadimitriou.

Interactive Innovation Discussion With Craig Fischer At The U.S. Treasury Dept

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Come learn from Craig Fischer, Innovation Program Manager with the Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT) at the Bureau of the Fiscal Service – U.S. Department of the Treasury. Craig will be presenting a demo of his work at FIT around the Proof Of Concept for paying prime contractors and subcontractors for the National Science Foundation (NSF) via blockchain. Along with Mr. Fischer’s presentation, we will also have Breakout Room Networking afterward where attendees can connect with other Blockchain professionals for engaging discussions around this technology and others that move Enterprise Blockchain technology forward.

Robots holding job wanted and need a job signs.

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? Then you’ll love the Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

But before you start looking for your dream job we’d also appreciate it if you could take a moment of your time to complete a short (30 second) survey to help us improve your experience with the Boston Blockchain Association in the future. You can access the survey here. Thank you in advance for your time and attention.


Here’s an opportunity in traditional finance for those looking to get into the banking industry, or move from their current position to join one of the few banks offering cryptocurrency services to their clients. BankProv is hiring individuals ready to help them build the future of banking. Visit their Career Page to see all the current openings.

To learn more about blockchain-friendly bank BankProv you might want to check out our Replay of Boston Blockchain Association Presents: Future Ready Banking. Attendees gave it 4.9 out of 5 stars.


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

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, and there’s sure to be something suitable to your talents now or in the coming weeks. For example, Algorand is looking for all levels of Software Engineers. Algorand has really been growing and recently surpassed 10 million accounts. Join a leading blockchain project and add your talents to the future of finance.

Or consider working as a Blockchain Systems Admin at Chainlink Labs or as a Senior JS Engineer at SkyNet Labs. New jobs this week include Infra Engineer – Bison Trails at Coinbase and Remote Software Engineer, Frontend (Typescript) for SimSpace.

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.

Conference

Boston Blockchain Events Week of May 10

Boston: The global hub of blockchain

Boston Blockchain Week was amazing! We want to thank everyone who participated, without you, we couldn’t have had such a successful event. If you missed parts of Boston Blockchain Week, or want to relive the experience, you can find all the sessions here. Also, we’d love for you to join us this Thursday for our DeFi Workshop with YouTube Superstar DeFi Dad where you can learn how to get started with yield farming and more.


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

We’d also appreciate it if you could take a moment of your time to complete a short (30-second) survey to help us improve your experience with the Boston Blockchain Association in the future. You can access the survey here. Thank you in advance for your time and attention.


Here’s a special deal on a new Udemy course on Blockchain for executives and entrepreneurs who want to promote blockchain in their organization or raise capital for their blockchain ideas.

The course was architected by Mey Lakshmanan (President and CEO Enthalpium) in conjunction with two top-notch trainers and is available on Udemy as ‘Blockchain for Digital Transformation’. For the month of May, the course is FREE to BBA newsletter subscribers.

Goals of the course:

  1. To make the students fluent in blockchain concepts and vocabulary, thereby help them solve business problems using a blockchain.
  2. To make students understand the evolution of  trade, and how blockchain is helping in minimizing intermediaries to increase the margins for trade
  3. To enrich the students with a real example to use blockchain in customs clearance, thereby enabling the student to think on those lines for their organization or their idea.
  4. To enrich the students with Agile concepts (Scaled Agile Framework for Enterprises – SAFe) at the portfolio level to raise investment for their idea in their organization or with an investor

The course was designed right here in Boston and has been rated 4.9 stars from day one. I know many of y’all are already in the Blockchain journey and I feel that this course will help you in taking your journey to the next level.

And here is a special code in Udemy for folks aligned with Boston BlockChain Association that will allow them to take the course for FREE.

Link valid till May 31, 2021 – https://www.udemy.com/course/blockchain-for-digital-transformation/?couponCode=BCDT052021


Conference room with a full audience.

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

DeFi Workshop with YouTube Superstar DeFi Dad

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

His videos have been streamed nearly half a million times. You’ve seen his tutorials in The Defiant industry newsletter. Maybe you’ve even used his highly-rated step-by-step instructional videos to create your own DeFi portfolio. Now, he’s coming to the Boston Blockchain Association. In this hands-on workshop, the YouTube personality (and Boston resident) DeFi Dad will walk you through how to get started in Decentralized Finance, with his easy-to-understand explanations of lending, staking, yield farming, and more.

Machine Learning for Fundamental Physics

Monday, May 10, 2021 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

The goal of fundamental physics is to determine the building blocks of nature and how these components interact with each other. In order to achieve this goal, scientists have built enormous experiments to measure the properties of particle interactions. These experiments are generating datasets that are comparable to some of the largest industrial datasets and require complex data science algorithms for processing and analysis. In this talk, collaboration models and data workflows will be introduced. The bulk of the talk will describe how machine learning is revolutionizing fundamental physics and how we are developing solutions to our unique challenges, some of which will likely have broader applicability. Register and attend here.

Smart Contracts for Enterprise Blockchains

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:00 PM to 1:15 PM EDT

The Project Dovetail framework allows end-to-end design, development, testing, and deployment of Hyperledger Fabric Chaincode. You can also use it to develop smart contracts based on a series of models. Following the first two sessions, join this session to learn how to: Submit new transactions to the blockchain using a standard API and View the transaction outputs once they have been submitted using standard tools like Postman. By the end of this three-chapter series, you will know how to set up, develop, export, generate, and deploy a smart contract into a blockchain environment, and invoke it to process new incoming transactions. Registration required. Register here.

Project Nessie: A git-like experience for Data Lakes

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

While database concepts like transactions, commits, and rollbacks are necessary for traditional data warehousing workloads, they are not sufficient for modern data platforms and data-driven companies. Project Nessie is a new open-source metastore that builds on table formats such as Apache Iceberg and Delta Lake to deliver multi-table, multi-engine transactions. In addition, Nessie delivers Git-like semantics for data lakes, including commits, tags, and branches. By using versioning concepts, users can work in an entirely new way, experimenting or preparing data without impacting the live view of the data, opening a whole world of possibilities for true DataOps on the data lake. This talk will discuss the benefits of Nessie and Iceberg and how these technologies can work together in modern data platforms. Register and attend here.

QUBIC – The Blockchain Showdown

May 12, 2021 6:30pm EDT

Are you ready to watch some of the best crypto and blockchain-enabled startups compete for $20k? Then you won’t want to miss out on The Blockchain Showdown on May 12th at 6:30 pm EDT. Join us and the tech community for a night of competitive pitching. In addition to seeing “what’s hot” in the blockchain space, you’ll also learn a thing or two along the way about what goes into crafting a great pitch and winning over investors. Grab your free ticket right here.


Those interested in the intersection of artificial intelligence and blockchain in the healthcare space should take some time to read the recently published paper MarkIt: A Collaborative Artificial Intelligence Annotation Platform Leveraging Blockchain For Medical Imaging Research by Witowski, Jan, Jongmum Choi, Soomin Jeon, Doyun Kim, Joowon Chung, John Conklin, Maria Gabriela Figueiro Longo, Marc D. Succi, and Synho Do. 2021 from the Harvard Medical School &Mass General Hospital.


ABSTRACT: Current research on medical image processing relies heavily on the amount and quality of input data. Specifically, supervised machine learning methods require well-annotated datasets. A lack of annotation tools limits the potential to achieve high-volume processing and scaled systems with a proper reward mechanism. We developed MarkIt, a web-based tool, for collaborative annotation of medical imaging data with artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies. Our platform handles both Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) and non-DICOM images, and allows users to annotate them for classification and object detection tasks in an efficient manner. MarkIt can accelerate the annotation process and keep track of user activities to calculate a fair reward.

Dream job just ahead sign.

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? Then you’ll love the Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.


Here’s an opportunity in traditional finance for those looking to get into the banking industry, or move from their current position to join one of the few banks offering cryptocurrency services to their clients. BankProv is hiring individuals ready to help them build the future of banking. Visit their Career Page to see all the current openings.

To learn more about blockchain-friendly bank BankProv you might want to check out our Replay of Boston Blockchain Association Presents: Future Ready Banking. Attendees gave it 4.9 out of 5 stars.


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

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, and there’s sure to be something suitable to your talents now or in the coming weeks. For example, Algorand is looking for all levels of Software Engineers. Algorand has really been growing and recently surpassed 10 million accounts. Join a leading blockchain project and add your talents to the future of finance.

Or consider working as a Staff Applied Cryptographer at Coinbase. Maybe you aren’t a programmer, but are technically inclined? Blockchain cloud storage firm Filebase is looking for a Developer Growth Advocate and a Technical Writer. New jobs this week include Crypto Research Analyst at BitOoda and Blockchain Systems Admin at Chainlink Labs.

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.

Digital transformation

Boston Blockchain Events Week of May 3

Boston: The Global Hub of Blockchain

It’s finally here! Boston Blockchain Week kicks off on Monday, May 3, and runs through Friday, May 7. The Boston Blockchain Association is celebrating with you by hosting seven different events. You can see the full list here or scroll down to get a full description of all events. What a great way to welcome the spring to Boston!


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

We’d also appreciate it if you could take a moment of your time to complete a short (30 second) survey to help us improve your experience with the Boston Blockchain Association in the future. You can access the survey here. Thank you in advance for your time and attention.

Blockchain for Digital Transformation

Here’s a special deal on a new Udemy course on blockchain for executives and entrepreneurs who want to promote blockchain in their organization or raise capital for their blockchain ideas.

The course was architected by Mey Lakshmanan, President and CEO at Enthalpium, in conjunction with two top-notch trainers and is available on Udemy as ‘Blockchain for Digital Transformation’. The special deal is that throughout May, the course is FREE to BBA newsletter subscribers.

Goals of the course:

  1. To make the students fluent in blockchain concepts and vocabulary, thereby help them solve business problems using a blockchain.
  2. To make students understand the evolution of  trade, and how blockchain is helping in minimizing intermediaries to increase the margins for trade
  3. To enrich the students with a real example to use blockchain in customs clearance, thereby enabling the student to think on those lines for their organization or their idea.
  4. To enrich the students with Agile concepts (Scaled Agile Framework for Enterprises – SAFe) at the Portfolio level to raise investment for their idea in their organization or with an investor.

The course was designed right here in Boston and has been rated 4.9 stars from day one. Many of you are already on the blockchain journey and this course will help you in taking your journey to the next level.

And here is a special code in Udemy for folks aligned with Boston BlockChain Association that will allow you to take the course for FREE.

Link valid till May 31, 2021 – https://www.udemy.com/course/blockchain-for-digital-transformation/?couponCode=BCDT052021

Photos of different events.

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

Boston Blockchain Week 2021: Creating a Global Blockchain Hub for Greater Boston

Monday, May 3, 2021 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Event runs through Friday, May 7, 2021.

This is your chance to learn about the exciting innovation hub for crypto and blockchain activity that’s built in the Greater Boston area! QUBIC Labs, a startup incubator based in Quincy, is creating an ecosystem of blockchain and crypto businesses supported by public, private and nonprofit sector partnerships and capital — alongside organizations like the Boston Blockchain Association, with our active community of 2000+ blockchain enthusiasts around the world. Presented as part of Boston Blockchain Week, this panel will highlight the work being done independently and collectively through QUBIC Labs to make Greater Boston the global hub of blockchain. Find out more about the speakers and events throughout the week.

Chain Reaction: Behind the Scenes with Blockchain Angel Investing

Monday, May 3, 2021, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Wondering how angel investors decide which blockchain startups to invest in? Join Chain Reaction to get inside the minds of some of Boston’s most active blockchain investors and hear about their decision-making process when investing in the blockchain space. The event will be run in the same way as Chain Reaction’s monthly pitch meetings– only this time the investors will be in the hot seat and will each have 5-7 minutes to “pitch” their blockchain investment thesis and then answer audience QA!

Boston Blockchain Week 2021 – Crypto Regulation in the Age of DeFi

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

The crypto industry doesn’t exist in a vacuum: in the U.S. and elsewhere, law enforcement and regulatory agencies have considered how (and whether) to regulate the fast-growing crypto industry. How can governments encourage innovation, financial privacy, and financial inclusion, while still protecting investors and citizens? Regulation and government enforcement plays a critical role in how the participants in this space – developers, entrepreneurs, investors, and others – can operate. This panel of experts with current and former government careers in both civil and criminal enforcement (Treasury, FinCEN, and the U.S. Department of Justice) will share their perspectives and insights on crypto regulation in this age of DeFi. Join us!

Boston Blockchain Week 2021 - How Blockchain is Changing the Media

Boston Blockchain Week 2021 – How Blockchain is Changing the Media

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

As meme stocks, NFTs, and Dogecoin make the headlines — and make a lot of people rich — the old guard of financial media is realizing that the world is fundamentally changing. That’s because mass communication is changing, away from Jim Cramer and toward r/WallStreetBets, away from the Federal Reserve and toward Elon Musk, away from financial analysts and toward Substack newsletters. Targeted to anyone in the media, marketing, or communications space, this event will be an insightful discussion on these trends between three crypto media veterans:

  • MATI GREENSPAN, a frequent contributor to Bloomberg, CNBC, and The Wall Street Journal — and founder of his own media company Quantum Economics (quantumeconomics.io)
  • JASON YANOWITZ, co-founder of BlockWorks, the NYC-based financial media firm focused on editorial content, newsletters, podcasts, and events around digital assets (blockworks.co)
  • JOHN HARGRAVE, CEO of Media Shower, the media and communication firm specializing in blockchain — and author of BLOCKCHAIN FOR EVERYONE (mediashower.com)

Boston Blockchain Week 2021 – Blockchain Payments: 3 Real-Life Use Cases

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

The Boston-based Algorand blockchain, founded by MIT Professor and native Italian, Silvio Micali, is a pure proof-of-stake protocol that’s moving the payments industry forward. This panel, previously presented in conjunction with Luxembourg Blockchain Week, will feature three distinct use cases of Algorand:

  1. Monerium, the first licensed eMoney for Euros.
  2. PlanetWatch, the first-of-its-kind climate monitoring technology.
  3. Caffé Barbera, an innovative global coffee distributor that’s now accepting crypto payments.

Discover how the Algorand protocol is being used to mint and move money more securely, less expensively, and with greater transparency; to incentivize, track, store and share global climate data; and to drive competitive advantage and lower distribution costs.

BBW 2021 – Crypto Cards & Lending: Bringing Banks and Card Networks On-Chain

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Billions of USD have been lent against crypto collateral in the first four months of 2021. Anchorage, the first federally-chartered digital asset bank, and Crypto.com recently announced on-chain credit card settlements. This is a big deal, showing that traditional financial services players are making the move to blockchain. We are thrilled to have Diogo Monica, CEO of Anchorage Bank, talk more about this first-ever partnership. He’ll dig in on what’s working, what’s coming, and how they see the future of blockchain-based payments and lending. This event will be hosted by Warren Brown, Boston Blockchain Association Board Member and VP Banking & Debt at Sivo, the world’s first global debt-as-a-service platform.

Boston Blockchain Week 2021 – Driving Diversity and Inclusion in Blockchain

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

For technologists, social champions, and business leaders! Boston Blockchain Association and FintechWomen are collaborating to spotlight a critical discussion on Driving Diversity and Inclusion in Blockchain. We all recognize the need for diversity and the benefits of inclusion in new-tech-driven innovation. But how do we take this from concept to reality? As individuals and leaders in blockchain, what actionable steps can we take to normalize diversity and inclusion in the industry? We’ve assembled a panel of accomplished leaders — Kristen Michaud, Maryanne Morrow, and Yuri Cataldo — to join FintechWomen and Boston Blockchain Association Board Member Lynne Marlor for a powerful and passionate discussion on the state of diversity within blockchain.

BBW 2021 – Leveraging LATAM: Blockchain & Financial Inclusion in Latin America

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

The Boston Blockchain Association welcomes Natalie Gil, one of Latin America’s leading women in FinTech and Blockchain (and an MIT Sloan Fellow!), for a deep dive into how LATAM is leveraging blockchain to bring financial inclusion to the business communities across the region. Natalie will share her own insights about the financial markets in Argentina, Colombia, and Peru, drawing on her experience as Corporate Chief Architect & Chief Technology Officer for Auna, Peru’s largest network of hospitals and clinics — as well as Columbia’s largest regional network of hospitals. Joining her will be an incredible panel including Yesika Padilla Yanez, Director of Technology Innovation for Banco Davvienda of Bogotá, one of the largest banks in Colombia as well as Mike Barrow of OpenVino of Argentina, the world’s first open-source, transparent winery and wine backed cryptocurrency.

What It Takes to Start a Crypto Company

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Join us for an incredible lineup of founders in the crypto industry as they discuss their fascinating journeys in starting their companies. Our panelists will be:

  • Alexis Gauba, co-founder of Opyn, a DeFi options protocol
  • Beatrice O’Carroll, ex-Circle, CEO of NautilusTech, a US-based OTC trading desk
  • Thessy Mehrain, co-founder of Liquality, a trustless cross-chain liquidity network and swap enabled multi chain wallet

Skynet @ Boston Blockchain Week

Friday, May 7, 2021, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Join David Vorick for Boston Blockchain Week 2021 as we cover decentralized social media as well as how creator economies will be transformed with upcoming content monetization in crypto. Additionally, we will showcase selected apps built from our latest hackathon around content sharing and creation. Win prizes for testing these apps and for dreaming up your vision of a decentralized future. Register for our hackathon at https://skynet-hackathon.hns.siasky.net/


Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? Then you’ll love the Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

Please Consider Taking the Blockchain Talent Survey: This is an employer survey sponsored by our friends at the Blockchain Employer Network (BEN)) on what companies want to see in new blockchain hires. They will use this information to better tailor their excellent blockchain education programs for students.

First Annual Blockchain Talent Survey and Report


Here’s an opportunity in traditional finance for those looking to get into the banking industry, or move from their current position to join one of the few banks offering cryptocurrency services to their clients. BankProv is hiring individuals ready to help them build the future of banking. Visit their Career Page to see all the current openings.

To learn more about blockchain-friendly bank BankProv you might want to check out our Replay of Boston Blockchain Association Presents: Future Ready Banking. Attendees gave it 4.8 out of 5 stars.


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

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, and there’s sure to be something suitable to your talents now or in the coming weeks. For example, Algorand is looking for a range of Senior Software Engineers. Algorand has really been growing and recently surpassed 10 million accounts. Join a leading blockchain project and add your talents to the future of finance.

There are also opportunities for a Blockchain Data Engineer with Coin Metrics, or maybe as a Staff Applied Cryptographer at Coinbase. Maybe you aren’t a programmer but are technically inclined? Blockchain cloud storage firm Filebase is looking for a Developer Growth Advocate and a Technical Writer.

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.

Luxembourg city skyline.

Boston Blockchain Events Week of April 26

Luxembourg city landscape.

The coming week features Luxembourg Blockchain Week. The is huge for the BBA, and also for Boston as Luxembourg has named Boston and the BBA as the official partners this year. Luxembourg is considered one of the premier crypto and banking hubs of Europe. And if that’s not enough crypto for you, it will be followed by Boston Blockchain Week from May 3 through May 7. What a great way to welcome the spring to Boston!


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

We’d also appreciate it if you could take a moment of your time to complete a short (30 second) survey to help us improve your experience with the Boston Blockchain Association in the future. You can access the survey here. Thank you in advance for your time and attention.

Luxembourg Blockchain Week

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

Luxembourg Blockchain Week (with Partner City Boston)

Monday, April 26, 2021 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Event runs through Friday, April 30, 2021

Claim Your FREE Ticket Here

Boston Blockchain Association is proud to be the official partner of Luxembourg Blockchain Week! This is a big milestone for Boston, as Luxembourg is the premier banking and fintech hub of Europe. Please join us for their kickoff event on Monday, April 26 at 10:00 am EST, with Xavier Bettel, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg. The first day’s schedule looks like this:

  • Inauguration: 10:00am (EST) Luxembourg Blockchain Lab Welcome Speech by Emilie Allaert, Project Lead, Luxembourg Blockchain Lab and Tom Kettels, Co-Project Lead, Luxembourg Blockchain Lab
  • 10:15am (EST) Ministerial Keynote by the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel
  • 10:20am (EST) Boston Blockchain Association Keynote by Silvio Micali (Algorand)
  • 10:40am (EST) Keynote by Arthur Breitman, Early Architect (Tezos)

Also on Wednesday, April 28 at 9:30am (EST): Algorand – A Fistful of Tokens: The Next Generation of Value Exchange.

And then on Thursday, April 29 at 9:45am (EST): Boston Blockchain Association – 4C’s Payments

The full schedule of events is located here: https://www.blockchainweek.lu/#program

Boston Blockchain Week 2021: Creating a Global Blockchain Hub for Greater Boston

Monday, May 3, 2021, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT **MARK YOUR CALENDAR**
Event runs through Friday, May 7, 2021.

This is your chance to learn about the exciting innovation hub for crypto and blockchain activity that’s built in the Greater Boston area! QUBIC Labs, a startup incubator based in Quincy, is creating an ecosystem of blockchain and crypto businesses supported by public, private and nonprofit sector partnerships and capital — alongside organizations like the Boston Blockchain Association, with our active community of 2000+ blockchain enthusiasts around the world. Presented as part of Boston Blockchain Week, this panel will highlight the work being done independently and collectively through QUBIC Labs to make Greater Boston the global hub of blockchain. Find out more about the speakers and events throughout the week.

Replay – Boston Blockchain Association Presents: Future Ready Banking

Anytime

If you missed the latest Boston Blockchain Association Meetup, “Future Ready Banking: How This Bank is Making the Transition to Blockchain” with blockchain-friendly bank BankProv, we have it ready to go on replay. Attendees gave it 4.9 out of 5 stars. You can watch the replay here.

QUBIC Labs: The Blockchain Showdown

Ends Friday, April 30th at 9:00pm EDT

This is the LAST WEEK to submit your blockchain startup idea for a chance to win $20k. The Blockchain Showdown is looking for startups that are utilizing blockchain technology either as their primary focus or to provide their company with a competitive edge. You do not need to be a current founder. You can submit a startup based solely on a concept, or you could already have a product live on a website. Either way, you are eligible. To enter? You just need a 90-second elevator pitch. That’s it. Nothing fancy, recording via Zoom or your iPhone will do the trick!  Submit your startup right here by Friday, April 30th at 9:00pm EDT.


Algorand is expanding its role in the NFT ecosystem and the past week has seen the following Algorand NFT-related news:

The Enduring Value of NFTs on Algorand

As the NFT market moves past exciting, one-off, headlines, creators must understand the critical success factors to a sustainable and enduring future. Algorand Chief Product Officer Paul Riegle takes a deeper look at NFTs and how the choice of blockchain technology impacts long-term success.

PlanetWatch to Launch Green Collectible NFTs on Algorand

PlanetWatch is pioneering Green collectibles on the Algorand blockchain. All Early Bird PlanetWatchers will receive a free, limited-edition NFT linked to a piece of digital art.

Create your future.

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? Then you’ll love the Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

Question: Do you have a pre-seed or seed-stage blockchain startup that is looking for angel capital and networks to take your company to the next stage?

Chain Reaction, a Boston-based blockchain angel group, is currently taking applications for investment. Investments range from 25K to 125K+ and you can expect to hear back within two weeks of your application about the next steps. Read more about Chain Reaction here to see if you qualify: https://www.chainreactionboston.com/startups. Applications are welcome from anywhere in the world.


Here’s an opportunity in traditional finance for those looking to get into the banking industry, or move from their current position to join one of the few banks offering cryptocurrency services to their clients. BankProv is hiring individuals ready to help them build the future of banking. Visit their Career Page to see all the current openings.

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

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, and there’s sure to be something suitable to your talents now or in the coming weeks. For example, Algorand is looking for a Team Lead or Manager of Software Engineering, a Senior DevOps Engineer, and more. Algorand has really been growing and recently surpassed 10 million accounts. Join a leading blockchain project and add your talents to the future of finance.

There are also opportunities for a Financial Services Blockchain Developer at EY and a Blockchain Engineer position at Chainlink Labs or maybe you’re interested in an Ethereum Full Stack Engineer position at VMware. You might also consider working as a Blockchain Engineer/Architect at evaluate.market. Other interesting new opportunities this week include a position for a React Front-end Engineer at Optello which could be perfect if you’re looking for a job with a startup. Or consider working as a Blockchain Data Engineer with CoinMetrics, or maybe as a Staff Applied Cryptographer at Coinbase.

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.

Speaker on stage

Boston Blockchain Events Week of April 19

Speaker on stage.

With the Boston Blockchain Week just around the corner it’s an exciting time to be a blockhain enthusiast in Beantown. And this year, it’s even more exciting as the Boston Blockchain Association has paired with Luxembourg for this year’s Luxembourg Blockchain Week. The is huge for the BBA, but also for Boston as Luxembourg is considered as one of the premier crypto and banking hubs of Europe. Mark your calendars now for Luxembourg Blockchain Week from April 26 through April 30, followed by Boston Blockchain Week from May 3 through May 7.


We at the BBA are happy to announce the launch of “Gateway to Blockchain Entrepreneurship: Summer 2021”!

The program launch is in direct response to the idea that talent (specifically non-technical) is left out of the blockchain ecosystem due to unnecessary barriers. Rather than being curriculum-driven, “The Gateway” exposes students to the blockchain ecosystem through applied learning and human-centric interaction: enabling students to envision how their own skills and background can provide value in the space. This program is designed to welcome students of all backgrounds, genders, and career interests to the possibilities of blockchain technology.

The program launches June 1st and spans 9 weeks. Each week will consist of a one-hour speaker series delivered by a Blockchain Startup Founder, Business Leader, or Venture Capitalist discussing their own experience, networking, and advice on a part of the startup conception process.

If you are an undergraduate in the Greater Boston Area (of any concentration) and excited/interested in Blockchain please APPLY AT THE LINK BELOW. Applications will be accepted until Midnight (ET) on April 25 but will be reviewed on a rolling basis with limited spots available. Additionally, if you are a member of the blockchain industry and are interested in getting yourself or your organization involved, please contact bostonblockchainassociation@gmail.com.

Application Link- https://forms.gle/cJkfPHiUEFnqfVkp6


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

We’d also appreciate it if you could take a moment of your time to complete a short (30 second) survey to help us improve your experience with the Boston Blockchain Association in the future. You can access the survey here. Thank you in advance for your time and attention.

Luxembourg Blockchain Week Announcement.

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

Real Estate Tokenization for Dummies w/ Claus Skaaning

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Claus Skaaning, CEO of DigiShares, will introduce the concepts of blockchain and tokenization and explain the underlying ideas and value propositions. He will further introduce how these new technologies provide value for real estate developers in order to digitize and automate their processes, reach new types of investors, and create new levels of liquidity. Finally, Claus will speak about real use cases from DigiShares’ own catalog of clients.

Luxembourg Blockchain Week (with Partner City Boston)

Monday, April 26, 2021, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT**MARK YOUR CALENDAR**
The event runs through Friday, April 30, 2021

Boston Blockchain Association is proud to be the official partner of Luxembourg Blockchain Week! This is a big milestone for Boston, as Luxembourg is the premier banking and fintech hub of Europe. Please join us for their kickoff event on Monday 26 April at 10:00 am ET, with Xavier Bettel, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg. This will be followed by a keynote speech by Silvio Micali, founder of Boston-based blockchain company Algorand. The full schedule of events is located here: https://www.blockchainweek.lu/#program

Boston Blockchain Week 2021: Creating a Global Blockchain Hub for Greater Boston

Monday, May 3, 2021, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT **MARK YOUR CALENDAR**
The event runs through Friday, May 7, 2021.

This is your chance to learn about the exciting innovation hub for crypto and blockchain activity that’s built in the Greater Boston area! QUBIC Labs, a startup incubator based in Quincy, is creating an ecosystem of blockchain and crypto businesses supported by public, private and nonprofit sector partnerships and capital — alongside organizations like the Boston Blockchain Association, with our active community of 2,000+ blockchain enthusiasts around the world. Presented as part of Boston Blockchain Week, this panel will highlight the work being done independently and collectively through QUBIC Labs to make Greater Boston the global hub of blockchain. Find out more about the speakers and events throughout the week.

Replay – Boston Blockchain Association Presents: Future Ready Banking

Anytime

If you missed the latest Boston Blockchain Association Meetup, “Future Ready Banking: How This Bank is Making the Transition to Blockchain” with blockchain-friendly bank BankProv, we have it ready to go on replay. Attendees gave it 4.9 out of 5 stars. You can watch the replay here.

Blockchain.

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? Then you’ll love the Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

Question: Do you have a pre-seed or seed-stage blockchain startup that is looking for angel capital and networks to take your company to the next stage?

Chain Reaction, a Boston-based blockchain angel group, is currently taking applications for investment. Investments range from 25K to 125K+ and you can expect to hear back within two weeks of your application about the next steps. Read more about Chain Reaction here to see if you qualify: https://www.chainreactionboston.com/startups. Applications are welcome from anywhere in the world.


Immediate opening:

CTO / VP Engineering 

Planet Saving, Inc., a Boston-based startup, is developing a blockchain-based carbon-backed software platform to solve a critical problem in the industry. ‘Everyone’ is talking about the issue, but no one is solving it. It’s hard, cumbersome & painful, and calls for some out-of-the-box thinking and cross-industry skills.

That’s us. Naturally, a greenfield opportunity like this requires us to be in stealth mode and we are. Details will be provided upon execution of an NDA.

Founders are serial entrepreneurs with successful exits with global brands. We are industry and tech experts with experience in software platforms, energy, Blockchain, environment, and carbon management.

We are hiring a CTO and/or a VP of Software Engineering & Development (either CTO or VP Engineer or both skills in one person) with solid track record building software platforms and products. Experience working in a startup is a big plus.

Minimal required experience:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree (preferred) in an Engineering discipline.
  • Demonstrable experience leading a team of developers, architects, UI and QA team members. Ideally managing a distributed and remote development is a plus
  • Expertise developing SaaS / Cloud software products and/or software platform
  • Thought leadership in Blockchain space with ability to speak with credibility and confidence
  • Knowledge of Blockchain platforms and development languages: Ethereum, Hyperledger preferred
  • Tokenization: creation, building, and accounting
  • Experience from developing a platform to Production and operationalizing.

Responsibilities:

  • Technical leadership: Architecture, Design, Development, management of team and Evangelize when needed
  • Lead a small team to build SaaS/ Cloud product/ platform
  • Participate in strategy and be an integral part of the Executive management team. Deal with Founders (we are easy-going but passionate with a sense of humor)
  • Juggle software development priorities as needed (driven by market and early customers)
  • Positive can-do attitude and ability to learn fast and apply.

Compensation:

  1. Commensurate with start-ups and this position
  2. Equity

Those interested in applying for the position can forward their resume to planet.savinginc@gmail.com


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

New blockchain jobs are continually being added, and there’s sure to be something suitable to your talents now or in the coming weeks. For example, Algorand is looking for all levels of Software Engineers, plus a Senior Software Engineer (smart contracts) and a Team Lead or Manager of Software Engineering. Algorand has really been growing and recently surpassed 10 million accounts. Join a leading blockchain project and add your talents to the future of finance.

There are also opportunities for a Blockchain Engineer position at Chainlink Labs or an Ethereum Full Stack Engineer position at VMware. Other interesting new opportunities this week include a Blockchain Engineer/Architect at evaluate.market or a Business Analyst – Bitcoin Mining position at Fidelity Digital Assets.

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 April 12

Blockchain charts and graphs.

Don’t miss this week’s BBA meetup, which will feature blockchain legend, Bobby Lee! He’ll be talking about the coming release of his new book “THE PROMISE OF BITCOIN: THE FUTURE OF MONEY AND HOW IT CAN WORK FOR YOU”. We promise this is going to be amazing, and you won’t want to miss it. We look forward to seeing you this Thursday.


We at the BBA are happy to announce the launch of Gateway to Blockchain Entrepreneurship: Summer 2021!

The program launch is in direct response to the idea that talent (specifically non-technical) is left out of the blockchain ecosystem due to unnecessary barriers. Rather than being curriculum-driven, “The Gateway” exposes students to the blockchain ecosystem through applied learning and human-centric interaction: enabling students to envision how their own skills and background can provide value in the space. This program is designed to welcome students of all backgrounds, genders, and career interests to the possibilities of blockchain technology.

The program launches June 1st and spans nine weeks. Each week will consist of a one-hour speaker series delivered by a Blockchain Startup Founder, Business Leader, or Venture Capitalist discussing their own experience, networking, and advice on a part of the startup conception process.

If you are an undergraduate in the Greater Boston Area (of any concentration) and excited/interested in Blockchain please APPLY AT THE LINK BELOW. Applications will be accepted until Midnight (ET) on April 25 but will be reviewed on a rolling basis with limited spots available. Additionally, if you are a member of the blockchain industry and are interested in getting yourself or your organization involved, please contact bostonblockchainassociation@gmail.com.

Application Link- https://forms.gle/cJkfPHiUEFnqfVkp6


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

We’d also appreciate it if you could take a moment of your time to complete a short (30 second) survey to help us improve your experience with the Boston Blockchain Association in the future. You can access the survey here. Thank you in advance for your time and attention.

 

One of our BBA blockchain members is Algorand and they’ve really been increasing their presence in the industry by joining the non-fungible token (NFT) revolution. Check out their recent accomplishments:

SIAE, one of the largest collective rights management organizations, launched more than 4 Million NFTs on Algorand to create new economic models and provide end-to-end rights protection for nearly 100,000 creators. A visionary use case for NFTs as the future of finance accelerates. Check out this new guide that dives into non-fungible tokens and explores Algorand’s potential to lead this emerging industry.

NFT or non-fungible token.

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

Cardano Blockchain Worcester – Meetup #6

Monday, April 12, 2021, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

We took the last two months off, but let’s break the hiatus in April! Let’s hang out and think big about the latest in Cardano developments and what they might mean for communities in New England.

Development & Deployment of Smart Contracts

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 1:00 PM to 1:15 PM EDT

The Project Dovetail framework allows for end-to-end design, development, testing, and deployment of hyperledger fabric chaincode. You can also use it to develop smart contracts based on a series of models. After learning during the first session how to do the initial setup of the project and import a template to start developing chaincode, join this second session to learn how to: use the Dovetail UI environment to export an implemented chaincode template as a flow JSON file, generate hyperledger chaincode from that exported JSON file template, and deploy a smart contract chaincode.

The Promise of Bitcoin: with Blockchain Legend Bobby Lee

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Perhaps you know Bobby Lee as CEO of Ballet, the user-friendly physical crypto wallet company. Perhaps you know him as the founder of BTCChina, China’s first bitcoin exchange. Or perhaps you know him as the brother of Litecoin founder Charlie Lee. However you know him, he’s a legend in the blockchain community. We are honored to have him at this early release event for his new book, THE PROMISE OF BITCOIN: THE FUTURE OF MONEY AND HOW IT CAN WORK FOR YOU.

Replay – Boston Blockchain Association Presents: Future Ready Banking

Anytime

If you missed the latest Boston Blockchain Association Meetup, “Future Ready Banking: How This Bank is Making the Transition to Blockchain” with blockchain-friendly bank BankProv, we have it ready to go on replay. Attendees gave it 4.9 out of 5 stars. You can watch the replay here.

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? Then you’ll love the Blockchain Jobs section of our newsletter and website.

Woman looking at a computer screen.

Question: Do you have a pre-seed or seed-stage blockchain startup that is looking for angel capital and networks to take your company to the next stage?

Chain Reaction, a Boston-based blockchain angel group, is currently taking applications for investment. Investments range from 25K to 125K+ and you can expect to hear back within two weeks of your application about the next steps. Read more about Chain Reaction here to see if you qualify: https://www.chainreactionboston.com/startups. Applications are welcome from anywhere in the world.


Immediate opening:

CTO / VP Engineering 

Planet Saving, Inc., a Boston-based startup, is developing a Blockchain-based carbon-backed software platform to solve a critical problem in the industry. ‘Everyone’ is talking about the issue, but no one is solving it. It’s hard, cumbersome & painful and calls for some out-of-the-box thinking and cross-industry skills.

That’s us. Naturally, a greenfield opportunity like this requires us to be in stealth mode and we are. Details will be provided upon execution of an NDA.

Founders are serial entrepreneurs with successful exits with global brands. We are industry and tech experts with experience in software platforms, energy, Blockchain, environment, and carbon management.

We are hiring a CTO and/or a VP of Software Engineering & Development (either CTO or VP Engineer or both skills in one person) with solid track record building software platforms and products. Experience working in a startup is a big plus.

Minimal required experience:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree (preferred) in an Engineering discipline.
  • Demonstrable experience leading a team of developers, architects, UI, and QA team members. Ideally managing a distributed and remote development is a plus
  • Expertise in developing SaaS / Cloud software products and/or software platform
  • Thought leadership in Blockchain space with ability to speak with credibility and confidence
  • Knowledge of Blockchain platforms and development languages: Ethereum, Hyperledger preferred
  • Tokenization: creation, building, and accounting
  • Experience from developing a platform to Production and operationalizing.

Responsibilities:

  • Technical leadership: Architecture, Design, Development, management of team and Evangelize when needed
  • Lead a small team to build SaaS/ Cloud product/ platform
  • Participate in strategy and be an integral part of the Executive management team. Deal with Founders (we are easy-going but passionate with a sense of humor)
  • Juggle software development priorities as needed (driven by market and early customers)
  • Positive can-do attitude and ability to learn fast and apply.

Compensation:

  1. Commensurate with start-ups and this position
  2. Equity

Those interested in applying for the position can forward their resume to planet.savinginc@gmail.com


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