Partner Event: DoraHacks-Blockchain Hacker Arena SF
Dec
11
8:30 AM08:30

Partner Event: DoraHacks-Blockchain Hacker Arena SF

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dorahacks-blockchain-hacker-arena-sf-tickets-51641231313

DoraHacks-Hacker Arena
Time:2018.12.11

What is this about:

The Hacker Arena is unlike any other hackathon, it's a shorter event for one and there are bite sized challenges to complete, similar to Hacker Rank. Teams are free to do as many challenges as they can within the 8 hour time period and those who give the best solution will win a prize for every challenge. You wrote the best solution to three challenges, you win the three prizes associated with it! There are over $1M in bounties associated with the challenges, are you ready?

Who will come?

150+ top hackers

10+ leading blockchain projects such as ThunderCore, Oasis Labs, Celer Network and Zilliqa

Prize pool: up to 1 million $USD prize pool + Tickets to WDAS

Sample Challenges:

- impliment an atomic swap

- impliment a DEX in this smart contract langauge

- etc

Things to note:

Team size: 3-6 people

Duration: 8-10 hours

Venue: Hyatt Regency San Francisco,5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California, United States, 94111

Cost: as always for DoraHacks events, it's FREE! Come to learn, eat and compete.

Schedule

8:30-9:30 Registration

9:30-10:30 Opening ceremony ,Hackers admission and rules briefing

10:30-18:30 Hacking Arena

19:00-20:30 Closing ceremony and prize release

FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact us via email: hi@dorahacks.com if you have any questions ;)

➤DoraHacks is a global decentralized hacker organization focused on blockchain technology in China. In 2018 we’re branching out to global hubs including San Francisco, Paris, Tokyo, New York, Seoul, Boston, Berlin, Oslo and major cities in the world.

DoraHacks' mission is to connect the most talented hackers around the world to solve the greatest problems we face in different industries and to overcome practical issues in our diversiform society. In 2018, Hackers Fund was founded by DoraHacks and BA Capital. Since its founding, Hackers Fund has focused on supporting hackers to explore better, prettier and more applicable solutions for current industries and future world.

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Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats
Dec
15
10:30 AM10:30

Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/256949969/

Are you tired of pretending that you know what Bitcoin & Ethereum is, what blockchain technology is...what A blockchain is for that matter???

Come to Starfish and we'll patiently guide you through the blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum jungle. You'll go in totes Blockchain Basic and come out as one Badass Blockchain Bitc...uhhhh...coin...er .

***This introductory class is for non-technical cats.***

10:30 AM - Networking
Starfish Mission is a protocol-agnostic, Blockchain co-working space and community hub run by you, the community. We welcome both non-technical and technical blockchain enthusiasts, explorers, developers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and investors of ALL knowledge levels. Come meet your peers and see what road your new-found connections will take you down.

11:00 AM - What is Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum &
Why Should I Care?
We'll start off by breaking down what blockchain technology is, what a blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum are, and how it will benefit you, your business, and humanity.

12:00 PM - Blockchain + Nakamoto's Market: Blockchain Role-playing Game

12:30 PM - Q&A

12:45 PM - Where will you go from here?
And finally, what is it about blockchain technology that attracted you and what would you like to do with the knowledge that you're gaining in this space?

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DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
This Basics of Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum class is a part of "Distributed Saturdays", a bi-weekly, peer-to-peer blockchain and protocol-agnostic learning fest for both technical and non-technical people of ALL knowledge levels. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

Telegram: https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

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STARFISH MISSION
Starfish Mission is a pioneering hub for the blockchain community - founded by the Starfish Network. We are dedicated to creating spaces and learning opportunities for the community which inspires us; to change commerce, communication and governance, effectively upgrading the operating system of our world.

Why Starfish? Starfish are decentralized, resilient organisms with no central control unit. All the arms communicate with each other to decide where to move next.

We are Starfish. You are Starfish.

Contact info @ starfish.network
Visit http://starfish.network/
Follow https://twitter.com/starfishsf
Telegram: https://t.me/starfishnetwork

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SF ETHEREUM
SF Ethereum is a mission-driven organization that provides a forum for those interested in the movement towards decentralization, accountability, increased security, and transparency of business and government entities through the use of Ethereum blockchain technology.

Visit: https://www.meetup.com/SF_Ethereum/
Follow: @SFEthereum

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Blockchain -N- Grill | Mixer / Music & Comedy Showcase at Starfish Mission
Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30

Blockchain -N- Grill | Mixer / Music & Comedy Showcase at Starfish Mission

Blockchain -n- Grill is back with another installment December 7th at Starfish Mission - Blockchain Coworking Space (1535 Mission St.) in San Francisco.

Blockchain -N- Grill is an event aimed demystifying and building community around blockchain technology while creating a platform for local comedians and artists. Each event begins with a blockchain/cryptocurrency talk, Q&A and time for networking.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES + SPEAKERS + COMEDY OPEN MIC

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

The Mechanism Design Working Group (t.me/mechanismdesigners) is for collaborative learning about strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Our iterative, peer-to-peer co-learning format cycles through 6 week units*, structuring qualitative and quantitative exploration answering "what/who, why, how, when/where" about mechanism design topics.

• Follow along with reading materials on -->
- Are.na: bit.ly/mechanism-design_arena
- Google Drive: bit.ly/mechanism-design_drive

• Up-to-date info & materials on Telegram: t.me/mechanismdesigners
^^ including the remote meeting link for that week via Google Hangouts

The Mechanism Design Working Group meets weekly on Tuesdays (6:30 – 8:30 pm) in the Starfish Network Workshop Room (1535 Mission St., San Francisco).

RSVP: http://meetu.ps/e/G0Bsr/x2ykj/f

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Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats
Dec
1
10:30 AM10:30

Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats

RSVP: http://meetu.ps/e/G0BsJ/x2ykj/f

Are you tired of pretending that you know what Bitcoin & Ethereum is, what blockchain technology is...what A blockchain is for that matter???

Come to Starfish and we'll patiently guide you through the blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum jungle. You'll go in totes Blockchain Basic and come out as one Badass Blockchain Bitc...uhhhh...coin...er .

***This introductory class is for non-technical cats.***

10:30 AM - Networking
Starfish Mission is a protocol-agnostic, Blockchain co-working space and community hub run by you, the community. We welcome both non-technical and technical blockchain enthusiasts, explorers, developers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and investors of ALL knowledge levels. Come meet your peers and see what road your new-found connections will take you down.

11:00 AM - What is Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum &
Why Should I Care?
We'll start off by breaking down what blockchain technology is, what a blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum are, and how it will benefit you, your business, and humanity.

11:45 AM - Blockchain + ...

12:00 PM - Q&A

12:15 PM - Where will you go from here?
And finally, what is it about blockchain technology that attracted you and what would you like to do with the knowledge that you're gaining in this space?

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DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
This Basics of Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum class is a part of "Distributed Saturdays", a bi-weekly, peer-to-peer blockchain and protocol-agnostic learning fest for both technical and non-technical people of ALL knowledge levels. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

Telegram: https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

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STARFISH MISSION
Starfish Mission is a pioneering hub for the blockchain community - founded by the Starfish Network. We are dedicated to creating spaces and learning opportunities for the community which inspires us; to change commerce, communication and governance, effectively upgrading the operating system of our world.

Why Starfish? Starfish are decentralized, resilient organisms with no central control unit. All the arms communicate with each other to decide where to move next.

We are Starfish. You are Starfish.

Contact info @ starfish.network
Visit http://starfish.network/
Follow https://twitter.com/starfishsf
Telegram: https://t.me/starfishnetwork

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SF ETHEREUM
SF Ethereum is a mission-driven organization that provides a forum for those interested in the movement towards decentralization, accountability, increased security, and transparency of business and government entities through the use of Ethereum blockchain technology.

Visit: https://www.meetup.com/SF_Ethereum/
Follow: @SFEthereum

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Galactic Decentralized Web 3.0 Townhall SF
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Galactic Decentralized Web 3.0 Townhall SF

Descriptions:

Come join the CTOs of four leading decentralized infrastructure projects, to have a sneak peak at the why’s and how’s of building the future Web 3.0 applications.

If you are a developer: come see live demos, and learn the SDKs that can build a future Instagram and WhatsApp without centralized services

If you are a blockchain enthusiast and investor: come talk to the founders of some of the most promising projects in this space.

If you like technology, decentralization, and hanging out with like-minded people, come join us too.

Background

Today, almost all application developers rely on centralized services for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th stages of application development:

  1. Define business logic and user interactions unique to their application

  2. Choose infrastructure services such as file storage, database, CDN, etc

  3. Choose a platform to deploy the production system to

  4. Choose a name service for your web application.

These centralized services are not only costly, but also introduce single points of failure. Furthermore, in many cases, these centralized services bring about strong forces of censorship and control, depending on the jurisdiction that applies.

What if there was an ecosystem where you could focus entirely on the business logic and on building a great user experience, while the decentralized infrastructure could take care of the rest?

The four hosting projects here aim to just make that dream a reality, and show you how we can build modern Web 3.0 applications entirely using decentralized protocol stacks and unified SDK. We believe that infrastructure is a logistical inconvenience that should be taken for granted, so that developers can focus on building their software.

Speakers:

Neeraj Murarka: CTO of Bluzelle.

Neeraj is an engineer and computer systems architect with over 20 years experience, having worked for Google, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Lufthansa and Thales Avionics. His projects include development of modified Android OS’s for retail markets, multicast UDP satellite-based systems, and design and development of secure and FAA-approved systems for Airbus and Boeing. Neeraj was the fourth employee of an acquired blockchain startup called Zero Block.



Dr. Yilun Zhang: CTO of NKN.

Ph.D in physics at University of California San Diego. B.S. in physics at Peking University. Yilun has acquired over ten years of experience in high performance computing, distributed system, full stack engineering from backend service to web apps and mobile apps, and recently public blockchain development. Prior to NKN, Yilun has been the co-founder and CTO of two startups and has created live products served millions of users.


Jonas Simanavicius, CTO NOIA Network
Jonas co-founded Clouder after spending 3 years in J.P Morgan, working as an Associate Applications Developer. He previously worked as an Analyst at Royal Bank of Scotland. Jonas holds a 1st class Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering from University of Edinburgh.



Christopher Shen, Founder of Portal Network

Christopher is an entrepreneur, blockchain enthusiast, futurist, designer and investor in technologies.

Event schedule:

Venue

Starfish Mission: 1535 Mission Street, San Francisco CA

Starfish Mission is a vibrant blockchain and crypto community hub, located in SOMA.  Starfish is built upon 3 pillars, blockchain community events, blockchain co-working, and peer-to-peer learning. The Starfish Network is committed to accelerating user adoption of blockchain businesses globally.

Light refreshments will be provided

Call for action

Please reserve your ticket today and mark your calendar, since the venue has capacity limit and it is first come first served. The first 100 tickets will be free.

About the projects

  • Bluzelle: A decentralized database ecosystem that allows individuals and businesses to have full data control and the ability to monetize that data

  • NKN: a peer to peer networking protocol powered by sharing economy that enables individuals and carriers to trade unused bandwidth, and applications to send data directly to each other without centralized servers.

  • Noia Network: Network Of Internet Acceleration - a distributed content delivery layer (CDN) that utilizes a widely dispersed edge node network in order to increase Internet performance.

  • Portal Network: Portal Network aims to build decentralized domain name for the New Internet with surrounding platforms to improve both technical (KAIZEN) and non-technical (MUMEI) user adoption.

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Last Steem Meetup in 2018! Partiko Swags and SteemMonsters Cards Giveaway!
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Last Steem Meetup in 2018! Partiko Swags and SteemMonsters Cards Giveaway!

Hello Starfishers,

Welcome to the Steemit SF meetup! Steem is a decentralized social blockchain that allows users to fully control their content and earn token reward for content creation. The decentralization revolution for social platforms is upon us and if you’re interested in being part of it, now is the perfect time!

Our Nov 29 meetup will be the last one in 2018, so be sure to stop by! Partiko will giveaway swags and you can get SteemMonsters cards for free!

On this meetup, we will be hosting a workshop to teach people the coolest things you can do in the Steem ecosystem! Most people know Steem as a blogging/social platform, but did you know you can even play games?

Agenda:

6:30 ~ 7:00pm: Networking

7:00 ~ 7:10pm: How to get a Steem account 

7:10 ~ 7:30pm: The 5 coolest things you can do on Steem 

7:30 ~ 8:00pm: How to become successful on Steem 

8:00 ~ 8:30pm: Q&A

8:30pm: Drinking and mingling

See you on Thursday!

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A Technical overview of Harmony Protocol- Open Consensus for 10 Billion People
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

A Technical overview of Harmony Protocol- Open Consensus for 10 Billion People

Harmony, a high-performance consensus protocol will share details about their technical approach and architecture. Harmony's approach of horizontal scaling by sharding, and delivering optimizations across various layers of the technical stack make their engineering approach novel. You can check them out here: harmony.one


Nicolas Burtey and Sahil Dewan from Harmony will be speaking at this event and also share more about their upcoming testnet, strategic partner program and developer community engagement initiatives.

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Nov
27
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

The Mechanism Design Working Group (t.me/mechanismdesigners) is for collaborative learning about strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Our iterative, peer-to-peer co-learning format cycles through 6 week units*, structuring qualitative and quantitative exploration answering "what/who, why, how, when/where" about mechanism design topics.

• Follow along with reading materials on -->
- Are.na: bit.ly/mechanism-design_arena
- Google Drive: bit.ly/mechanism-design_drive

• Up-to-date info & materials on Telegram: t.me/mechanismdesigners
^^ including the remote meeting link for that week via Google Hangouts

The Mechanism Design Working Group meets weekly on Tuesdays (6:30 – 8:30 pm) in the Starfish Network Workshop Room (1535 Mission St., San Francisco).

RSVP: http://meetu.ps/e/.gdlflqyxpbkc/x2ykj/f

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Nov
26
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to Programming Money

[Partner Event!!!]
Fodé Diop is a leading smart contract developer in the space so drop what you're doing...leave that other Meetup and go to this one instead! You won't want to miss this series of workshops...

Come learn how to program Ethereum Smart Contracts and code yourself out of poverty. #MoneyMondays

https://youtu.be/o-BLV_DIgVM

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ABOUT FODÉ
Fodé Diop is the CEO and Founder at Jotali, a Machine to Machine Natural Language Translation Protocol powered by Ethereum Smart Contracts.

Join his new Meetup group! Yes really...do it. You'll be sorry if you don't. https://www.meetup.com/Programmable-Money/

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Disrupting Public Sector Issues through Blockchain Technology
Nov
20
5:00 PM17:00

Disrupting Public Sector Issues through Blockchain Technology

We are launching the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Goverment Blockchain Association

We will have a special guest panel to discuss how we can impact public sector initiatives through blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.
We will also have a keynote presentation by the President of the Silicon Valley GBA
by Joshua Armah
The topic will be "Disrupting Public Sector Issues through Blockchain Technology"

Food and Drinks will be provided

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) is an International Professional Association and a US-based non-profit, membership organization that consists of individuals and organizations that are interested in promoting blockchain related solutions to government requirements. Membership is available to Civil Servants along with private sector Professionals and Corporations.

GBA creates relationships that would otherwise not come about – between and among technologists, public policy makers, application specialists and those who simply need to understand the new and emerging digital currencies that will change the world. GBA will act as a catalyst in creating a public dialog around the creative, profitable and positive leveraging of blockchain.

RSVP: http://meetu.ps/e/G110g/x2ykj/f

Starfish Mission’s Telegram Group: https://t.me/starfishnetwork

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Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

A Tutorial on Randomness in Smart Contracts with Haseeb Qureshi

The scourge of smart contracts: randomness.

Smart contracts are a lot harder than they seem. In this talk, we’ll try to build a simple gambling game that requires some on-chain randomness. This is seemingly simple, but we’ll walk through all of the different approaches and detail how each of them don’t work. Expect to walk away from this talk terrified and ever so slightly closer to madness.

Haseeb is a general partner at MetaStable Capital, a cryptocurrency hedge fund. He is also a cryptocurrency course instructor at the Bradfield School of Computer Science. He was previously a software engineer at Earn.com and Airbnb.

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Digital Creators + Blockchain
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Digital Creators + Blockchain

It feels like every day there’s a new article talking about art and blockchain. What is it, and how can it help you as a creator make more money from your work?

Come join us for a fun afternoon of meeting other local creators and learning about how blockchain technology can help you. Snacks and drinks will be provided to help you absorb all the new learnings.

If you bring your work, we’ll even help you get your first creations onto the blockchain!

BACKGROUND

More creators are using blockchain technology to protect their work, track provenance and issue authentic and limited edition copies of their work.

Artists like Kevin Abosch have been actively incorporating blockchain technology into both his physical and digital artwork as a better way to track ownership and allow collectors to actually own his digital work.

EVENT DETAILS

11am to 11:30am - How can blockchain help digital creators better protect and sell their work?

Dannie Chu, founder of MakersPlace will share his thoughts on how blockchain is empowering digital creators and how MakersPlace is helping with this.

11:30am - 1pm - Get your work onto the blockchain.

Members of MakersPlace and Curios Cards will be in attendance to help you get your first artwork onto the blockchain.

* Bring your laptops and artwork, and upload your first creation!

1pm - Win a one-of-a-kind digital artwork.

We'll raffle off a limited edition digital artwork, gifted to one lucky winner.

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ABOUT MAKERSPLACE

MakersPlace is a platform that empowers digital creators (artists, designers, writers and more) to create and sell their unique digital creations with the help of blockchain technology. For the first time ever, creators are able to publish signed, authentic and limited edition versions of their digital work, providing every digital creation verifiable proof of authenticity, ownership and scarcity. In doing so, creators can capture the full underlying value of their digital work.

We're a passionate group of veteran technologists and creators with decades of experience building consumer products, based in San Francisco, California. We've seen first hand the inequality in the immense value created and what's actually captured by digital content creators and are looking to change that.

https://makersplace.com/

ABOUT SF CRYPTO ART

The San Francisco Crypto Art Meetup group is dedicated to exploring the exciting new world of blockchain based rare digital collectibles and artwork. This is a community focused on education and exploration. Interesting in joining the conversation? We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

https://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Crypto-Art-Meetup/

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Lay the Foundation for dApp Mass Adoption
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Lay the Foundation for dApp Mass Adoption

Time: Nov.16, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Starfish Mission, 1535 Mission St. San Francisco, CA

Join us for a fun and educational Friday night! Speakers will present the latest update on Aelf and Celer. (There will be food and drinks! :D) Don't miss this amazing event!

Celer & Aelf: Lay the Foundation for dApp Mass Adoption

Speakers:
Guanglei is the chief architect of aelf. Guanglei has 10 years of experience in developing large scale enterprise systems including manufacturing automation system, risk management system and AML systems. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University and Master's Degree in Applied Economics from Singapore Management University.

Xiaozhou Li is the co-founder of Celer Network. Xiaozhou received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. His works have been published at premier venues in distributed systems, networking, storage, and data management, and have become core components of Google TensorFlow, Intel DPDK, and Barefoot Deep Insight.

Agenda:
20~30 min presentation by Guanglei;
20~30 min presentation by Xiaozhou;
Q&A for both teams;
Experience Celer app and Have FUN!!!

About Celer:
Celer Network is an Internet-scale, trust-free, and privacy-preserving platform where everyone can quickly build, operate, and use highly scalable decentralized applications. It is not a standalone blockchain but a generic networked system running on top of existing and future blockchains. It provides unprecedented performance and flexibility through innovations in off-chain scaling techniques and incentive-aligned cryptoeconomics.

Follow Celer:
*Download here: https://get.celer.app
*Website: https://www.celer.network/
*Telegram: https://t.me/celernetwork
*Github: https://github.com/celer-network
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelerNetwork

About Aelf:
Aelf is a decentralized self-evolving cloud computing blockchain
network that aims to provide a high performance platform for commercial adoption of blockchain. In order to establish a blockchain infrastructure for various commercial requirements, aelf provides a highly efficient multi-chain parallel-processing system with cross-chain communication and self-evolving governance.

Follow Aelf:
*Website: https://aelf.io
*Telegram: https://t.me/aelfblockchain
*Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/aelfofficial/
*Medium: https://medium.com/@aelfblockchain
*Github: https://github.com/aelfProject

RSVP: http://meetu.ps/e/G3ryP/x2ykj/f

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Understanding Inflation in Crypto Networks
Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Understanding Inflation in Crypto Networks

Token Engineering San Francisco

Understanding Inflation in Crypto Networks

Introducing inflation to token design: concept, methodology and challenges.

Join the Token Engineering meetup in San Francisco on November 15th to discuss inflation in tokenized economies with experts ranging from Engineering to Economics. Featuring talks on why inflation is important in both traditional and token based economies, how inflation can be implemented effectively in token design, and what challenges need to be solved in practice.


Presentations by:


Ocean Protocol | Fang Gong

Unlocking Data for AI

Ocean Protocol is a decentralized data exchange protocol that unlocks data for AI. We uses advanced blockchain technology that allows data to be shared in a safe, secure and transparent manner.


BlockScience | Michael Zargham

Economic Systems Engineering

BlockScience is a technology research and analytics firm specializing in the design and evaluation of decentralized economic systems. Our focus is to build a bridge that makes the interdisciplinary study of socio-technical networks accessible.


Soloblock Solutions | Matt Lockyer

Building Blockchain Solutions to Real World Problems

Soloblock Solutions is a full service token engineering, smart contract and decentralized application consultancy; Soloblock prides itself on being active in the blockchain community. The future of commerce is code.


Centrifuge | Cassidy Daly

Operating System for the Financial Supply Chain

Centrifuge is an open, decentralized operating system to connect the global financial supply chain. It allows any business, no matter how big, to transact on a global network while maintaining ownership of their data.


1protocol | Zack Lawrence

Earn interest on your Ether

1protocol is a platform that enables users with idle tokens and machines with idle computing power to collaboratively perform work for staking protocols on Ethereum such as Casper. 


Schedule: 

5:00PM - 6:00PM : Welcome, Food & Drinks
6:00PM - 7:30PM : Talks
7:30PM - 8:00PM : Interactive Discussion
8:00PM - 9:00PM : Networking



We will cover a wide range of questions including: 


  • What does inflation mean in traditional central banking and crypto economics, respectively? What is the difference between these two domains?

  • Why is inflation important? What is the motivation to introduce inflation into token designs and banking systems?

  • What is the criteria to decide whether a token design should include inflation?

  • How can inflation be implemented in the token design of a blockchain project? Could we apply the traditional approach of inflation in central banking to token design?

  • What kind of benefits and vulnerabilities can inflation bring to the token design? Are there any potential attacks that could be introduced and how can they be addressed?

  • Which existing projects can be analyzed as examples?

Join the Meetup Group here! --> https://www.meetup.com/Token-Engineering-San-Francisco/

RSVP:

Meetup.com:

http://meetu.ps/e/FZxy1/x2ykj/f

Eventbrite.com:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-inflation-in-crypto-networks-tickets-51307215262?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

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Distributed Ledgers and Big Data: Working with Data at Scale
Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

Distributed Ledgers and Big Data: Working with Data at Scale

Agenda

6:00 Networking

6:30 Speakers

• Talk 1: Distributed Ledgers and Big Data: Tried and True Methods for Working with Data at Scale

• Talk 2: TBD

8:00 End

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About the Sponsor
Constellation is a consumer and enterprise-grade distributed ledger technology that enables the world’s smart devices and machines to seamlessly interact and transact. The network aggregates the resources and bandwidth of Internet-connected devices, securing transactions and ensuring high throughput through a dynamically partitioned directed acyclic graph (DAG) architecture. Each interaction or transaction is verified through a unique consensus model. Transactions flow through the network allowing it to remain stable without every node having to individually verify before the next rounds of consensus is performed. Visit their meetup page for upcoming events. (https://www.meetup.com/conste11ation/)

About the Host

Starfish Mission is a co-working space for the Blockchain Community to gather, work and learn together in San Francisco. They are hosting both established blockchain startups and companies and small teams at the ideation or development stage. (https://www.starfish.network/)

RSVP: http://meetu.ps/e/G0wSm/x2ykj/f

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Distributed Saturdays! A Bi-Weekly, Protocol-Agnostic, Learning Event
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Distributed Saturdays! A Bi-Weekly, Protocol-Agnostic, Learning Event

Ride the Rocket ship to DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS! A bi-weekly, peer-to-peer, protocol-agnostic learning fest for ALL knowledge levels, technical and non-technical.

*** FULL MENU OF EVENTS***
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Peer-to-Peer Learning
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Introduction to Hyperledger
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Brainstorm and discuss future educational events with SF Bitcoin Meetup Group
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Whitepaper Book Club: Opus
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Blockchain 101 for Non-Technical People + Music

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***FEATURED EVENTS THIS SATURDAY!***

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Introduction to Hyperledger by Mathias Abdissa

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM - SF BTC Meetup Group invites all to brainstorm and discuss their new series of free and open educational events, including Bitcoin 101

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***EVERY OTHER SATURDAY***

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Peer-to-Peer Learning

• For those interested in the technical side, no DLT programming language experience necessary. Would be great if you've coded in something, but pure interest goes a long way. Self-learning programs include...
- CryptoZombies: Great primer on Solidity http://www.cryptozombies.io
- Ethernaut: Smart contract tutorial https://ethernaut.zeppelin.solutions/
- Hyperledger Composer: Build a Hyperledger solution from scratch
https://hyperledger.github.io/composer/v0.19/tutorials/tutorials.html
...and more.

• If you've got a project you're working on or something you'd like to further your understanding of with others, please bring it!

• Bring your laptops!

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1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - White Paper "Book Club"

This Distributed Saturday will be music to your ears. Matt will be leading you on a tour of Opus.

For those of you who like the no-nonsense type of white paper with old un-evolved ideas, click here: https://whitepaperdatabase.com/opus-opt-whitepaper/

If “You Fancy. Huh?”, click here for new evolved ideas and fancy formatting: https://opus.audio/whitepaper.pdf

Join the Starfish White Paper Telegram: https://t.me/joinchat/F7df-U5XZf8GTSv900RRIg


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2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Blockchain 101 for Non-Technical People + Music

• We'll break down what blockchain technology is, what a blockchain is, and how it will benefit you.

• This week's Blockchain 101 angle is Blockchain + Music La La La

Telegram supergroup for Starfish Artists: https://t.me/StarfishArtistsCommunitySF

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Telegram supergroup for this event:
https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

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You Should Know This! A Comedy Show for Nerds
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

You Should Know This! A Comedy Show for Nerds

Starfish Mission is excited to present...

You Should Know This! A comedy show for nerds.

You Should Know This! is like a TedTalk meets a game show. Listen to experts discuss important topics while comedians riff on stage and you get the chance to win fun, silly prizes for being a nerd.

On November 9th, Zane Witherspoon (aka DJ Eth Ledger), CTO of Dispatch Labs and lover of donuts, will be the guest speaker and will be joined by host Kevin Whittinghill and some of the Bay Area's funniest comedians.

Come out for a night of crypto and comedy.

(This event will follow Starfish Mission's Galactic Blockchain Happy Hour. Arrive early for drinks, snacks and networking.)

SCHEDULE
7:30 pm to 8:00pm Galactic Blockchain Happy Hour
8:00pm to 9:00pm You Should Know This! Comedy Show

ABOUT ZANE WITHERSPOON
Zane is also known as DJ Eth Ledger. He is Co-founder and CTO at Dispatch Labs, Founding Partner at The Bureau, Co-organizer of SF Ethereum Meetup, and Lover of Donuts.

ABOUT KEVIN WHITTINGHILL
Kevin performs stand-up comedy and produces three awesome shows in San Francisco:
• You Should Know This!: TedTalk meets comedy game show
• NPR-Rated Comedy: A parody variety show of National Public Radio
• Better Luck Next Time: A storytelling show about epic fails

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Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour
Nov
9
5:30 PM17:30

Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour

Come by for our Galactic Happy Hour Blockchain community get-together! We'll provide drinks, snacks, and great conversation in this beautiful venue. Bring friends and good vibes!

Starfish Mission is up on the 2nd floor and the doors will be open.

Text or call us at 650-495-4481 if you have trouble finding us.

Starfish Mission’s Telegram Group Chat:

https://t.me/starfishnetwork

Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!

http://meetu.ps/e/.nsrskqyxpbmb/x2ykj/f

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(Partner event) The Hide Your Money Series: Monero
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

(Partner event) The Hide Your Money Series: Monero

We will be kicking off the Hide Your Money series by discussing Monero's current events, team, mission, consensus model, token incentives, and how it differs from other private cryptocurrencies.

Please Review Following Resources Beforehand:

1. Monero's Wikipedia Page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monero_(cryptocurrency)

2. Monero Org Website - https://monero.org/

3. Cointelegraph (Monero Articles) - https://cointelegraph.com/tags/monero

4. Blockgeeks Monero's Ultimate Beginners Guide - https://blockgeeks.com/guides/monero/

5. Monero Blocks - https://moneroblocks.info/richlist

6. A beginner's guide to Monero - https://medium.com/@linda.xie/a-beginners-guide-to-monero-7a5df2c50ed9

7. Why is Monero is a Cryptocurrency Winner - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=249voNOFHZg

8. The Future of Private Money - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeZ8MbJupjA

9. Monero's Reddit Page - https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/79l740/is_there_a_whitepaper_of_monero/

10. The Whitepaper - https://whitepaperdatabase.com/monero-xmr-whitepaper/

11. An Overview of Privacy Coins - https://hackernoon.com/an-overview-of-privacy-tokens-19f6af8077b7

Meeting Agenda:

1. Networking - 6:00pm - 6:25pm
2. Presentation - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
3. Q/A - 7:00pm - 7:15pm 
4. Networking - 7:15pm - 8:00pm

About the Presenter:

Corey Harris, Blackchain Founder, views Blockchain, DAG and cryptocurrencies as a new economic paradigm shift. He writes regularly about token and crypto economics and wants to help foster of a community of well-informed Blockchain enthusiasts.

Check his blog: https://medium.com/@CoreyBlinks/part-i-what-is-token-economics-tokenomics-69bb018c7a96

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Mechanism Design Working Group- Cancelled TODAY
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group- Cancelled TODAY

The Mechanism Design Working Group (t.me/mechanismdesigners) is for collaborative learning about strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Our iterative, peer-to-peer co-learning format cycles through 6 week units*, structuring qualitative and quantitative exploration answering "what/who, why, how, when/where" about mechanism design topics.

We decided to focus on Work Token Models for the duration of Unit 01: bit.ly/mechanism-design_unit01

* We're covering 2 units in Fall 2018 -->
- Unit 01 (Cryptoeconomics): 8/21, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23
- Unit 02 (Tokenomics): 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

• Follow along with reading materials on -->
- Are.na: bit.ly/mechanism-design_arena
- Google Drive: bit.ly/mechanism-design_drive

• Up-to-date info & materials on Telegram:

https://t.me/mechanismdesigners

^^ including the remote meeting link for that week via Google Hangouts

The Mechanism Design Working Group meets weekly on Tuesdays (6:30 – 8:30 pm) in the Starfish Network Workshop Room (1535 Mission St., San Francisco).


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Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour
Nov
2
5:30 PM17:30

Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour

Come by for our Galactic Happy Hour Blockchain community get-together! We'll provide drinks, snacks, and great conversation in this beautiful venue. Bring friends and good vibes!

Starfish Mission is up on the 2nd floor and the doors will be open. Text or call us at 650-495-4481 if you have trouble finding us.

Starfish Mission’s Telegram Group Chat:

https://t.me/starfishnetwork


Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!

http://meetu.ps/e/.nsrskqyxpbdb/x2ykj/f

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Dapps & Smart Contracts: BUMO Hackathon
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Dapps & Smart Contracts: BUMO Hackathon

BUMO is a next-generation commercial-grade public Blockchain for ubiquitous and trusted value transfer, which is aimed to build a decentralized application ecosystem featured with extensive digital trust, free-flowing value and public-sharing apps.

This is a two day event:


This day involves a mini hackathon to experience BUMO first hand:

  • Dapps on the BUMO Platform

  • Smart Contracts on the BUMO Platform

Participants will be given templates to work with to build their own Dapp or Smart Contract.

A winner will be selected from a private vote from the judges and awared tokens from the BUMO as a reward.

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Dapps & Smart Contracts: BUMO Ecosystem
Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

Dapps & Smart Contracts: BUMO Ecosystem

Launching the BUMO Meetup in Silicon Valley at Starfish Mission. Inviting all developers with blockchain experience or who are interested in learning about how to build Blockchain Dapps and Smart Contracts to attend this amazing workshop. BUMO CTO JING WANG and Director Kevin LIU will be in sharing a special presentation on the amazing features of BUMO.

Holding a live coding session and technical lecture on the beauty of the BUMO Ecosystem and how easy it is to get started as a developer.
We will finally be doing a mini-hackthon for developers to join in this awesome ecosystem.
Non Technical People are welcomed to attend.
Food and Drinks will be provided

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

The Mechanism Design Working Group (t.me/mechanismdesigners) is for collaborative learning about strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Our iterative, peer-to-peer co-learning format cycles through 6 week units*, structuring qualitative and quantitative exploration answering "what/who, why, how, when/where" about mechanism design topics.

We decided to focus on Work Token Models for the duration of Unit 01: bit.ly/mechanism-design_unit01

* We're covering 2 units in Fall 2018 -->
- Unit 01 (Cryptoeconomics): 8/21, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23
- Unit 02 (Tokenomics): 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

• Follow along with reading materials on -->
- Are.na: bit.ly/mechanism-design_arena
- Google Drive: bit.ly/mechanism-design_drive

• Up-to-date info & materials on Telegram:

https://t.me/mechanismdesigners

^^ including the remote meeting link for that week via Google Hangouts

The Mechanism Design Working Group meets weekly on Tuesdays (6:30 – 8:30 pm) in the Starfish Network Workshop Room (1535 Mission St., San Francisco).

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Ontology meetup
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Ontology meetup

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ontology-blockchain-meetup-san-francisco-registration-51324110797

DESCRIPTION

We are glad to be back at the Bay Area and share the most recent updates with Ontology and our ecosystem with you at this event!

Agenda

18:00 - 18:30 Check-in & networking (food and drinks provided)

18:30 - 18:40 Opening remarks

18:40 - 18:55 Speech by Andy Ji, Chief Strategy Officer of Ontology

18:55 - 19:10 Speech by Mathias Glintborg, Global Development Manager

19:10 - 19:15 Speech by Sally Gong, US Business Representative

19:15 - 19:30 Break

19:30 - 19:45 Speech by Steve Wei, Founder and CEO of TOP Network

19:45 - 20:00 Speech by Yiyi He, Co-Founder of MIXMARVEL

20:00 - 20:15 Speech by Cliff Szu, Founder of HADRON

20:35 - 22:00 Networking and wrap-up

Find us

Ontology website: https://ont.io/

ONTO website: https://onto.app/

GitHub: https://github.com/ontio/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OntologyNetwork/

Telegram: https://t.me/OntologyNetwork/

Discord: https://discord.gg/4TQujHj/

Reddit: https://old.reddit.com/r/OntologyNetwork/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ONTnetwork/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/Ontology-Network-Official/

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Coda Protocol
Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

Coda Protocol

After over a year in development, we're excited to open source Coda Protocol. It will represent the largest and most sophisticated deployment of zk-SNARKs and the first cryptocurrency with a succinct blockchain. We'll give a high level overview of the protocol, dive into the code, show a demo, and welcome people into the development community by completing a sample issue in our repository.

Background
- Testnet demo: https://codaprotocol.com/testnet.html
- Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWVGATxEB6M
- Media coverage: https://www.coindesk.com/blockchain-tosses-blocks-naval-metastable-back-twist-crypto-cash/

Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Please RSVP Below:

http://meetu.ps/e/FXM7q/x2ykj/f

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Proof of Steak! A Halloween Potluck Picnic for All Our Friends
Oct
28
11:30 AM11:30

Proof of Steak! A Halloween Potluck Picnic for All Our Friends

Let's make like Buffy and slay in Hellman Hollow for Halloween before the chilling weather pulls a 51% attack on our summer fun.

From the looks of it, it seems like it's all about the meat, but it's actually a POTLUCK-AGNOSTIC picnic, so bring both meat and/or veggies to grill.
We'll have a separate pan and gas grill that's veggie friendly, but only if needed. (Let us know!)

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WHERE IN THE HELL(MAN HOLLOW) IS IT?
• Golden Gate Park, Hellman Hollow, Tables 5 and 6 (near the East Meadow)

HOW TO CONTACT US ON THE DAY OF
• Please join the Starfish Telegram page: https://t.me/starfishnetwork
and message us there.
• Map of Hellman Hollow with Table 5 & 6 locations will be posted at this Telegram.

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WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE PICNIC?
• Halloween Games & Prizes
• Halloween Music
• Take a Bite out of Blockchain: A Basics, Laid-Back Lesson @ 2pm

WHAT TO BRING
• Whatever food you want grilled / to grill
• Your grill master skillz, if you have any
• Sides
• Desserts
• Snacks
• Your favorite beer and wine to share
• Your guitar, ukelele, juggling gear...whatever talent you have that's safe and appropriate to share at a picnic
• A friend or 2 (does not have to be in the blockchain space)
• Picnic Blankets
• Blankets to wrap yourself in in case Karl the Fog comes in early
• Footballs, Soccer Balls, Dodge Balls, Rum Balls

STARFISH TEAM WILL BRING
• Utensils
• Plates
• Napkins
• Trash bags
• Cooler
• Ice
• Bluetooth Speaker
• Beer/wine openers
• Grilling utensils, chopping board
• Gas grill and pans if needed

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NOT-SO-SMALL SMALL PRINT FROM THE GGP PEEPS
• Please bag and remove all your trash completely out of the park (aka, "Pack it in! Pack it out!")
• No amplified sound allowed.
• Nothing is to be tied, taped, attached to, or staked into the trees, grass or the ground.
• All vehicles must stay on the street. Permitee advised to arrive early to secure parking spot as spaces are not guaranteed. No driving or parking on grass or inside the park; not even for loading or unloading. All rentals & equipment must be hand-carried to site.
• No extra time will be given outside of permitted time (9am to 6pm).

RSVP:

http://meetu.ps/e/FTSx0/x2ykj/f

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