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Boston Blockchain Events Week of January 19

Paul Revere statue in Boston.

We have another fairly quiet week in terms of meetups, which isn’t too surprising as everything remains primarily virtual for the time being. However, the employment scene for Boston-based blockchain professionals is definitely heating up. We expect as spring arrives (it isn’t far off!) there will be far more activity in the meetup and conference space as well. For now, it might be a good idea to polish up the resume or look into some learning opportunities.

 

In fact, if you’re looking for a way to fill some time and contribute to a worthy project, we have a BBA member looking for teammates for a digital challenge, to build the COVID mobile app for the Asian market. The app will initially be looking at safe distribution and tracking of administered covid-19 vaccines in 48 Asian countries. Their team has the ability to fill in the necessary data, but they need help in creating the mobile app itself.

The database, which ideally would have clustering by geographic location, is envisioned to be the basis for other future use cases with blockchain, e.g., when there’s a volcanic eruption in Java, Indonesia, would be able to track the safety of the concerned population in the affected area. Or when there’s a tsunami in the Solomon Islands, for example, aid donors would be able to trace that their resources are delivered to the actual, intended recipients.

The submission deadline is January 30, 2021, and anyone interested can reach out to Lily – lichen@bostonblockchainassociation.org – with your details and to get more information.

 

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.

Video conference.

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

Cardano Blockchain Worcester – Meetup #5

Thursday, January 21, 2021, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

There’s so much to discuss in Cardano this month! Come with your questions and ideas, it’s time to start building.

Trading and Arbitrage

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

A one-hour presentation followed by one hour of social chat and beverages. The presentation will be held by the Bitcoin, Blockchain, And Cryptocurrency Group and will cover arbitrage trading in the crypto capital markets.

For hire 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.

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.


Purestake, a leader in premium blockchain infrastructure and validator services for Proof of Stake networks, is still excited to hire some Boston blockchain talent. Current openings include Community Manager – China (Remote) and Blockchain Support Engineer (Remote).

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 this week has seen a huge influx of new jobs. Chainlink Labs is especially busy, looking for several positions within its Blockchain Integrations group as well as a Smart Contract Auditor. Algorand is looking for a Senior Product Manager, and Horizons needs a Principal .NET Developer.

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.

Meetup

Boston Blockchain Events Week of January 11

Meetup

We’ve had a bit of a break over the holidays in terms of meetups but the coming week will bring the return of Boston blockchain meetups and we couldn’t be more pleased! Hope to see you all at this week’s meetups and at future events as well.

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.

Presenting to a group.

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

Blockchain: Powering Next-Generation Digital Twins

Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM EST

As businesses around the world digitally transform—and your company tries to stay relevant while balancing sustainability and social responsibility—effective, efficient, and secure operations are critical. To achieve the level of agility needed to succeed in an increasingly connected world, many organizations are building “digital twins” – digital representations of devices and equipment, but also of business processes, people, and even the organization itself. Join this session to hear how blockchain, in conjunction with smart contracts, can drive the next generation of digital twin applications.

Stephen Curran – Digital Identity in the Government of British Columbia

Friday, January 15, 2021, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

The Government of British Columbia has been a leader in government digital identity for many years, going back to the early 2000s when digital identity legislation was passed in the jurisdiction. In this presentation, we’ll cover the foundational work that BC has done in enabling digital identity, how identity services are made available to citizens today, and what BC is doing in the area of Trust over IP using Hyperledger open-source software to scale trust in the digital economy. We’ll also cover the open-source capabilities that BC has made available for any jurisdiction to use – across Canada and around the world.

Boston Zcash Social Meetup

Saturday, January 16, 2021, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Join the local zeal for food, drinks, and discussions on Zcash, decentralization, and privacy! For those new to Zcash, the meetup will get you sending your first shielded transactions and private memos in minutes.

New career.

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.


Purestake, a leader in premium blockchain infrastructure and validator services for Proof of Stake networks, is still excited to hire some Boston blockchain talent. Current openings include Community Manager – China (Remote) and Blockchain Support Engineer (Remote).

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 a  Smart Contract Researcher Intern or a Software Engineer at Algorand, the Director of Engineering at Flipside Crypto, or Manager Blockchain Technical Architect at KPMG.

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.

2021

Boston Blockchain Events Week of January 4

2021 Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! For everyone who has been holding bitcoin, the first few days of the new year have indeed been joyful as the digital currency continues its rally to hit a new all-time high of over $34,000 per coin.

In Boston, it’s another quiet week as far as blockchain meetups go, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get involved. We’d love to welcome you as a member of the Boston Blockchain Association.

 

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.

Video conference call.

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

*** There are no planned virtual or in-person events during New Year’s week ***

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.

Jobs.

Purestake, a leader in premium blockchain infrastructure and validator services for Proof of Stake networks, is still excited to hire some Boston blockchain talent. Current openings include Community Manager – China (Remote) and Blockchain Support Engineer (Remote).

 

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 a Senior DevOps Engineer-Crypto/Blockchain at Energi X, a Support Analyst at Broadridge, or a  Smart Contract Researcher Intern at Algorand.

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.

2021

Boston Blockchain Events Week of December 28

2021 Happy New Year!

All of us at the BBA hope you had a safe and happy holiday, and wish you a Happy New Year! During the upcoming week, there are no blockchain events planned. We hope you take the time to relax and reflect on 2020, and make your plans for 2021.

We’d 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 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!

Boston

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

*** There are no planned virtual or in-person events during New Year’s week ***

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’ve started a 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 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.


Great career ahead street sign.

Purestake, a leader in premium blockchain infrastructure and validator services for Proof of Stake networks, is still excited to hire some Boston blockchain talent. Current openings include Community Manager – China (Remote), Support Engineer (Remote), and Developer Relations Engineer (Remote).

 

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 a Decentralized Governance Research Scholar at The Metagovernance Project, a Smart Contract Researcher Intern at Algorand, or a Developer Relations Engineer at Purestake.

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 events

Boston Blockchain Events Week of December 21

Holiday greens.

Wow, it’s Christmas already! That really snuck up on us. And as you might expect, cryptocurrency meetups are a bit scarce this week as everyone is busy with family and friends. So, enjoy the holiday season, and enjoy the recent rally that took bitcoin not only above $20,000 but well above $23,000. That was certainly a nice Christmas present and a good way to end 2020.

We’d 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 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 and small presents.

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

Taking Bitcoin from Exchange to Hardware Wallet

Thursday, December 24, 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

In this meetup, we will have a demonstration showing how to move your bitcoin from an online exchange to a Ledger hardware wallet. We will discuss: the security implications of using hardware vs. software wallets, how to avoid Phishing scams, counterparty risks of keeping bitcoin on an exchange, and how to recover your funds if your hardware wallet were to stop working.

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’ve launched a Blockchain Jobs section for 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.


Purestake, a leader in premium blockchain infrastructure and validator services for Proof of Stake networks, is still excited to hire some Boston blockchain talent. Current openings include Community Manager – China (Remote) and Developer Relations Engineer (Remote).

2021 Goal

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 a Decentralized Governance Research Scholar at The Metagovernance Project and a Smart Contract Researcher Intern at Algorand.

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.

Piggy bank

Boston Blockchain Events Week of December 14, 2020

Placing a coin in a piggy bank.

It’s finally time! The From Bitcoin to Big Banks event hosted by the BBA is scheduled for this Thursday, December 17. Hopefully, you’ve cleared your evening so you can join us online from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST. Judging by the response so far we’re hoping for 100 attendees! If you’re not attending the BBA event you could also consider attending the 4th Cardano meet-up, or join the Bitcoin Arlington group to learn how to move Bitcoin from an exchange wallet to a hardware wallet.

We’d 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 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!

Conference.

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

From Bitcoin to Big Banks: Meet the Front Line Workers Making it Happen

Thursday, December 17, 2020, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST  

As mainstream financial institutions get ready for the flood of digital assets, it requires rethinking everything from custody to KYC. In this panel of heavy hitters, we’ll discuss how the merging of “banking” and “bitcoin” looks from the front line workers who are living it every day.

 

Taking Bitcoin from Exchange to Hardware Wallet

Thursday, December 17, 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

This meetup will have a demonstration showing how to move your bitcoin from an online exchange to a Ledger hardware wallet. The discussion will include security implications of using hardware vs. software wallets, how to avoid Phishing scams, counter-party risks of keeping bitcoin on an exchange, and how to recover your funds if your hardware wallet were to stop working.

 

Cardano Blockchain Worcester Meetup #4

Thursday, December 17, 2020, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Join the Worcester Cardano group for their fourth meeting on December 17, 2020. The rumor mill is in full spin as 2020 comes to an end – what news will we have to discuss on 12/17? Whatever it might be, they’re getting together to investigate the question: What most excites you about Cardano’s 2021 plans, and how will you tell your friends and family about it? Please bring your ideas, your experiences, and your questions to the conversation.

New career.

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’ve started a Blockchain Jobs section!

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.


Purestake, a leader in premium blockchain infrastructure and validator services for Proof of Stake networks, is still excited to hire some Boston blockchain talent. Current openings include Community Manager – China (Remote) and Developer Relations Engineer (Remote).

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 a Decentralized Governance Research Scholar at The Metagovernance Project, a Lead Architect – Data Architecture at CloudBees, as well as a Smart Contract Researcher Intern at Algorand, and a Developer Relations Engineer at Purestake. Or check out the Full Stack / Blockchain Developer position available at Deloitte.

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 December 7

Paul Revere statue in Boston.

It’s almost here. The From Bitcoin to Big Banks event hosted by the BBA hits on December 17 and we hope y’all have your calendars marked and your evening free because it’s going to be a good one. We hope you also registered for the Tezos workshop that will teach you how to build your own token. There will also be an online event covering renewable energy, titled Online TechMeeting – Powering the Energy Transition, on Wednesday at lunchtime.

We’d 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 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!

Meetup.

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

Build Your Own Tezos Token Workshop

Monday December 7 through Wednesday December 9, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

Eager to learn how to build your own token? Look no further. Tezos Israel is hosting a FREE 3-day course on Dec. 7th – 9th, 11AM – 2PM (EDT). Interested developers can come and learn from the core developer, Anastasii Kondaurova, with #Quipuswap and MadFish.Solutions during this “Build Your Own Tezos Token” course. All course attendees will receive #Tezos Israel swag bag. The 3 winning participants will be awarded with Bitcoin Suisse AG Crypto Certificates (see photo), plus XTZ coins. RSVP the event here: https://tinyurl.com/Tezos

Online TechMeeting – Powering the Energy Transition

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Renewable energies have become an important part of the energy mix. However, population growth and rising energy demand could outpace energy decarbonization without steady R&D investments and a redesign of multiple business models. This event will cover topics such as grid parity, energy storage, micro-grids, mobility, blockchain, energy efficiency and more.

From Bitcoin to Big Banks: Meet the Front Line Workers Making it Happen

Thursday, December 17, 2020, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST  ***Mark your calendar***

As mainstream financial institutions get ready for the flood of digital assets, it requires rethinking everything from custody to KYC. In this panel of heavy hitters, we’ll discuss how the merging of “banking” and “bitcoin” looks from the front line workers who are living it every day.


Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’ve started a Blockchain Jobs section for our newsletter and website.

Dream job.

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 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.


Purestake, a leader in premium blockchain infrastructure and validator services for Proof of Stake networks, is still excited to hire some Boston blockchain talent. Current openings include Community Manager – China (Remote), Senior Blockchain Engineer, and Developer Relations Engineer (Remote).

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 a Decentralized Governance Research Scholar at The Metagovernance Project, a Lead Architect – Data Architecture at CloudBees, as well as a Smart Contract Researcher Intern at Algorand, and a DevOps Principal Engineer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Also, check out the Full Stack / Blockchain Developer position available at Deloitte.

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.

Bitcoin coin on fire.

Boston Blockchain Events Week of November 30

Bitcoin coin on fire.

The weather may be cooling down, but the Boston blockchain scene is heating up. The coming week features major events from Polkadot and Hyperledger that shouldn’t be missed. You’ll also want to RSVP for the following week’s event that will teach you how to build your own Tezos token. And don’t forget to mark your calendar for December 17 when the From Bitcoin to Big Banks event will be hosted by the BBA.

We’d 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 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 circled on a calendar.

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

Polkadot Decoded Online Community Conference

Thursday, December 3, 2020, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Join the Polkadot community for the first official Polkadot gathering since the multi-chain network’s launch and decentralization. Featuring a full program of talks on all aspects of Polkadot by the teams building the network’s core technology, as well as those building ecosystem parachains, applications, and cross-network bridges. Hear Gavin Wood in conversation with Laura Shin on her Unchained podcast. Get the lowdown on parachains from Polkadot co-founder Robert Habermeier. Learn about the power of Polkadot’s on-chain Governance and Treasury from Parity Technologies’ Raul Romanutti and Peter Mauric.

Rationale for CBDCs, design choices, challenges – Vipin Bharathan

Friday, December 4, 2020, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) is one of the major factors that can change the landscape in finance, trade and commerce forever. While most crypto does not work for the majority of commerce scenarios, CBDC may drive big changes. Vipin is a thought leader and leading architect in many domains including Finance, Trade and Digital Currency. Do not miss the opportunity to understand CBDC and how it may impact your business and work.

Build Your Own Tezos Token Workshop

Monday December 7 through Wednesday December 9, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

Eager to learn how to build your own token? Look no further. We just learned that the Tezos Israel team is hosting a FREE 3-day course on Dec. 7th – 9th, 11AM – 2PM (EDT). Interested developers can come and learn from the core developer, Anastasii Kondaurova, with #Quipuswap and MadFish.Solutions during this “Build Your Own Tezos Token” course. All course attendees will receive #Tezos Israel swag bag. The three winning participants will be awarded with Bitcoin Suisse AG Crypto Certificates (see photo), plus XTZ coins. RSVP the event here: https://tinyurl.com/Tezos

From Bitcoin to Big Banks: Meet the Front Line Workers Making it Happen

Thursday, December 17, 2020, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST  ***Mark your calendar***

As mainstream financial institutions get ready for the flood of digital assets, it requires rethinking everything from custody to KYC. In this panel of heavy hitters, we’ll discuss how the merging of “banking” and “bitcoin” looks from the front line workers who are living it every day.

Your new career street sign.

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’ve launched a 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 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.


Purestake, a leader in premium blockchain infrastructure and validator services for Proof of Stake networks, is still excited to hire some Boston blockchain talent. Current openings include Senior Blockchain Engineer and Developer Relations Engineer (Remote).

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 a Lead Architect – Data Architecture at CloudBees, a Postdoctoral Cryptography Researcher and a Senior Product Manager at Algorand, Staff Software Engineer (Remote) at Coinbase, and DevOps Principal Engineer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Job seekers can submit CVs, and employers can list their blockchain job openings. For employers, we welcome links to your blockchain job postings; for employees, we welcome links to your online resume or CV. Please reach out to bostonblockchainassocation@gmail.com with the subject line “JOBS.”

 

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

Happy Thanksgiving

Boston Blockchain Events Week of November 23, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

The upcoming week is a bit quiet on the meetup front as people celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. We know 2020 has been a difficult year, but we’re also sure everyone still has things in their lives they are thankful for. Whether you choose to celebrate Thanksgiving this year with your extended family or only with your immediate family, we at the Boston Blockchain Association wish you all the best in the coming year.

 

We’d 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 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!

Stay safe.

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

First Bitcoin Arlington Meet & Greet (Zoom)

Thursday, November 26, 2020, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Join us on Thanksgiving day, for a quick video introduction to other members (Zoom meeting). Those of us who are more familiar with Bitcoin might spend a little time sharing what their experiences with Bitcoin have been so far, and what we see going forward. For those less familiar with Bitcoin; bring your questions and we will try to answer as many as possible. Happy holidays!

From Bitcoin to Big Banks: Meet the Front Line Workers Making it Happen

Thursday, December 17, 2020, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST  ***Mark your calendar***

As mainstream financial institutions get ready for the flood of digital assets, it requires rethinking everything from custody to KYC. In this panel of heavy hitters, we’ll discuss how the merging of “banking” and “bitcoin” looks from the front line workers who are living it every day.

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Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’ve started a 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.


Purestake, a leader in premium blockchain infrastructure and validator services for Proof of Stake networks, is still excited to hire Boston blockchain talent. Current openings include Senior Blockchain Engineer and Developer Relations Engineer (Remote).

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 a Lead Architect – Data Architecture at CloudBees,  a Postdoctoral Cryptography Researcher and a Senior Product Manager at Algorand, Staff Software Engineer (Remote) at Coinbase, and a DevOps Principal Engineer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

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.

Calendar

Boston Blockchain Events Week of November 16

This Thursday marks the launch event for our new book BLOCKCHAIN SUCCESS STORIES. Get your copy and learn how ten visionaries are changing the face of global technology and finance.

The launch party will include behind the scenes stories and “blockchain best practices” that can be used to build your own success story. Plus three lucky attendees will win a free copy of the book. You can also pre-order a copy from Amazon.

 

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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!

November paper calendar.

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

Intro to US Crypto and DeFi Taxes by Barrett Strickland

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

It is that time of the year, let’s talk taxes! Barrett will give us an overview of US tax laws, things we should be mindful of as we approach the end of the year, and share insights from her research on tax implications with DeFi. Barrett Strickland is Head of Analytics and Research at TokenTax. She built her career as a lead analyst modeling structured finance deals and portfolios at Moody’s and in investment banking. As an MIT-trained economist, she began her career in research at MIT and Yale. Currently, Barrett dabbles with crypto tax implications and services to bridge the gap between the old and new worlds of finance. TokenTax is a crypto tax software platform and a full-service crypto accounting firm.

BLOCKCHAIN SUCCESS STORIES Book Launch!

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Our new book is here! BLOCKCHAIN SUCCESS STORIES contains ten page-turning stories of the visionaries who are rewiring the world through the new technology called blockchain. From the founder of Napster building a global wireless network, to an Indian immigrant re-engineering the American electoral system, to the team that created a $100 million marketplace for virtual cats, each case study comes with hard-won lessons, explained with easy-reference takeaways and user-friendly diagrams.

In this one-night-only book launch event, we’ll give you the behind-the-scenes story on our adventures in interviewing these blockchain all-stars, along with “blockchain best practices” that you can use to write your own success story. We’ll be giving away THREE new copies of our new book to attendees. You can preorder the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Blockchain-Success-Stories-Studies-Business/dp/1098114825

Cardano Blockchain Worcester Meetup #3

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

The third meeting of Cardano Blockchain Worcester. The host will share guiding questions & any relevant resources a week before the meeting.

From Bitcoin to Big Banks: Meet the Front Line Workers Making it Happen

Thursday, December 17, 2020, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST  ***Mark your calendar***

As mainstream financial institutions get ready for the flood of digital assets, it requires rethinking everything from custody to KYC. In this panel of heavy hitters, we’ll discuss how the merging of “banking” and “bitcoin” looks from the front line workers who are living it every day.

Big career move just ahead.

Careers in Blockchain

Looking for a career in blockchain? Looking to hire great blockchain talent? We’ve started a 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.


Purestake, a leader in premium blockchain infrastructure and validator services for Proof of Stake networks, is still excited to hire some Boston blockchain talent. Current openings include Senior Blockchain Engineer and Developer Relations Engineer (Remote).

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 a Lead Architect – Data Architecture at CloudBees, a Postdoctoral Cryptography Researcher and a Senior Product Manager at Algorand, Staff Software Engineer (Remote) at Coinbase, and DevOps Engineer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

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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