Stablecoins and You - SF Bitcoin meetup panel event
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Stablecoins and You - SF Bitcoin meetup panel event

RSVP here:

https://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Bitcoin-Social/events/zsftwlyxnbnc/

To watch or share this events' live stream, check here: TBA, Link will be posted here a few hours before the event starts

Every last Tuesday of the month, we'll be hosting speaker(s) or a panel session to highlight various projects and topics in the world of bitcoin. We will also have time for 1-minute long lighting talks for anyone who signs up. All speakers will be live streamed, and the remainder of the evening will be for networking and socializing!

This months speaker(s) are: Stablecoin Panel - Stay tuned for updates

We'll have free beer, other beverages and food as usual (the food usually goes quickly)!

To give a lightning talk find an event organizer (before the speaking portion of the event starts!) to add your name to the list.

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ZeroNet
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

ZeroNet

Real-time updated, P2P websites using Bitcoin cryptography and the BitTorrent Network.

ZeroNet is a censorship-resistant network. Launched in 2015, it has since been used by people all over the world, mostly in countries where censorship on the internet is really present, like China or Russia. This new protocol uses Bitcoin cryptography and a BitTorrent-like network. So far, even after active attempts by the Chinese government the network has been proven resistant. During this event, I will be explaining how it works and why it matters.

Drinks will be provided, if you’re keen on attending please RSVP below:

http://meetu.ps/e/FY9mM/x2ykj/f

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Steemit Meetup with Partiko
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Steemit Meetup with Partiko


Welcome to the Steemit SF meetup!

Steemit 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! Join our meetup to learn the latest and greatest development in the decentralized social world.

This week we want to introduce you to Partiko, a fast and beautiful app for Steemit with fast growing user base and we look forward to seeing you there!

Here’s the agenda for our Oct 25th meetup:
6:30 to 7:00pm: Networking
7:00 to 7:30pm: Opening talk and Steemit introduction
7:30 to 8:00pm: Steemit ecosystem introduction
8:00 to 8:30pm: Q&A
8:30pm: Happy hour!

Drinks & appetizers will be provided by Partiko. See you then!

Starfish Team

RSVP Below:

http://meetu.ps/e/FXKV9/x2ykj/f

 Download Partiko on the  Apple Store  &  Google Play

Download Partiko on the Apple Store & Google Play

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Coda Protocol
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

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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Ontology meetup with Founder Li Jun
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Ontology meetup with Founder Li Jun

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 - 19:05 Speech by Li Jun, Founder of Ontology

19:05 - 19:20 Speech by Sally Gong, US Business Representative

19:20 - 19:35 Break

19:35 - 20:35 Presentations by Ontology Ecosystem Partners

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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Crypto Art Meetup
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Crypto Art Meetup

Come on over to Starfish Mission to observe, discuss and maybe even critique some art that has been made by local San Francisco artists that have been inspired by distributed ledger technology.

If you are not exactly sure what blockchain is then someone here will be happy to explain and welcome you into our space!

If you are keen on attending please RSVP below:

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

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Distributed Saturdays! A Weekly, Protocol-Agnostic, Learning Event
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

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

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

***FEATURED EVENTS THIS SATURDAY!***

TBD

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***EVERY 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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TIME TBD - Blockchain 101 for Non-Technical People

• 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 & ...

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If you’re keen on coming please RSVP at the link below:

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


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


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Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour
Oct
19
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!

The event location will be at 1535 Mission Street San Francisco, Ca 94103. If you have trouble finding the location please refer to our Telegram group chat: https://t.me/starfishnetwork

Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!

http://meetu.ps/e/FW4HP/x2ykj/f

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Blackchain: The Ripple Effect
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Blackchain: The Ripple Effect

We will discuss Ripple's consensus model, tokenomics, history, team, and it's long-term objective of enabling frictionless and borderless payments.
Please Review Following Resources Beforehand:

1. XRP Ripple Explained by David Hay - Ripple XRP explained - How ripple works & is it too late to invest?

2. How Ripple Works - XCurrent - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU79HunxJp8

3. Ripple settles lawsuit with Jed - https://www.coindesk.com/ripple-jed-mccaleb-settle-suit-over-1-million-in-disputed-funds/

4. XRapid is Live - https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/01/ripple-xrp-cryptocurrency-product-xrapid-goes-live-for-first-time.html

5. Ripple Whitepaper - https://ripple.com/files/ripple_consensus_whitepaper.pdf

6. Ripple's Solutions - https://ripple.com/files/ripple_solutions_guide.pdf

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, Dispatch (Dispatchlabs.io) Growth Manager, and 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 out here: https://CoreyaHarris.com

RSVP Below:
http://meetu.ps/e/FWRly/x2ykj/f


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-ripple-effect-tickets-50896328288?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

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An Iboga Love Story: Beyond Addiction Recovery
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

An Iboga Love Story: Beyond Addiction Recovery

Details

Join us for a fireside chat with Elizabeth Bast, author awarded “Women of the Psychedelic Renaissance” by Cosmic Sister, and her husband Chor Boogie, internationally acclaimed spray paint artist, to discuss the Iboga medicine and their story through recovery from PTSD and addiction, respectively. With the opioid crisis where it is right now and Iboga & ibogaine as a highly effective treatment, more and more people are looking towards psychedelics for help. In addition, learn about the traditional uses of Iboga, ideas on micro-dosing, and ways to integrate this powerful medicine. Hear their story and experience some of the art inspired by it.

$10 pre-sale

$15 at the door

Elizabeth Bast serves as a writer, poet, yoga and meditation teacher, performance artist, healing artist, musician, and holistic life coach specializing in entheogenic medicine integration, addiction recovery, and women’s empowerment. Bast is the author of HEART MEDICINE: A True Love Story, a memoir about a healing experience with the sacred Iboga medicine. She has experienced the Missoko Bwiti initiation and Rite of Passage in Gabon, Africa, and is currently in an iboga facilitator training with the Bwiti tradition.

Chor Boogie aka Joaquin Lamar Hailey is an internationally acclaimed spray paint artist. His visionary murals and art exhibitions have appeared in many countries across the globe. Iboga journeys inspired paintings have graced the cover of the journal for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. After the profound personal healing with the iboga medicine that is described in HEART MEDICINE, he went on to experience the Missoko Bwiti initiation and Rite of Passage in Gabon, Africa and is currently in an iboga facilitator training with the Bwiti tradition.

Photography credit to Anandha Ray- Thank you!

RSVP Below:

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1103401236493574/

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

• Telegram group: https://t.me/mechanismdesigners

• Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1340361446094791/

The Mechanism Design Working Group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 (in the Workshop Room at Starfish Mission) for collaborative, peer to peer learning about strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Sometimes feat. a speaker, sometimes feat. a reading discussion or design workshop, and always an opportunity for discourse on the whitepapers featured in Saturday's Whitepaper Reading Group.

We welcome you to bring your own whitepaper, protocol design, crackpot half-formed idea etc. to rend & build up together... or just sit in companionable silence reading those whitepapers you always meant to get around to.

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Distributed Saturdays! A Weekly, Protocol-Agnostic, Learning Event
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

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

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

***FEATURED EVENTS THIS SATURDAY!***

TBD

-------------------

***EVERY 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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TIME TBD - Blockchain 101 for Non-Technical People

• 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 & ...

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


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Friends x Starfish Galactic Happy Hour
Oct
12
5:30 PM17:30

Friends x Starfish Galactic 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:

https://t.me/starfishnetwork


Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!

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

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Stablecoins and You - SF Bitcoin meetup panel event
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Stablecoins and You - SF Bitcoin meetup panel event

Note: RSVP is required

To watch or share this events' live stream, check here: TBA, Link will be posted here a few hours before the event starts

Every last Tuesday of the month, we'll be hosting speaker(s) or a panel session to highlight various projects and topics in the world of bitcoin. We will also have time for 1-minute long lighting talks for anyone who signs up. All speakers will be live streamed, and the remainder of the evening will be for networking and socializing!

This months speaker(s) are: Stablecoin Panel - Stay tuned for updates

We'll have free beer, other beverages and food as usual (the food usually goes quickly)!

To give a lightning talk find an event organizer (before the speaking portion of the event starts!) to add your name to the list.

Telegram: https://t.me/starfishnetwork

RSVP:

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

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Blockchain Governance, Law and Policy Panel
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Blockchain Governance, Law and Policy Panel

Invite only! Sign up at https://sfblockchainweekblockchaingove.splashthat.com/

On Thursday October 11th, 2018, join us for an invite-only gathering at the heart of San Francisco’s blockchain community ecosystem to learn, hack, and jam on blockchain governance, law and policy. Some of the world’s top experts in these fields will be listening and sharing perspectives on how the intersections of governance, law, regulation, and policy with blockchain technologies promise both extraordinary new opportunities, but also create serious new risks.

Keynote
VLAD ZAMFIR, Researcher @ Ethereum Foundation

Vlad Zamfir is a researcher known for his work on "cryptoeconomics", proof-of-stake and blockchain sharding in the Ethereum ecosystem. He is also concerned about ethics in the use and governance of blockchain technology.

Panelists + Thought Leaders

Tju Liang Chua, General Counsel @ Ethereum Network
Pieter Gunst, CEO + Co-Founder @Legal.Io

Oliver Goodenough, CodeX Stanford - Smart Contracts + Blockchain Boilerplate 
Kate Sills, Board Member @ Tezos Commons Foundation, Community Lead @ Agoric

Dazza Greenwood, MIT Media Lab, Visiting Scientist

Tony Lai, Legal.Io Founder + Codex Stanford Blockchain Group

Noah Thorp, Co-Founder @ CoMakery. Past VP Eng NASDAQ. 

Hannah Konitshek,Business Operations + Strategy @ Legal.Io. Former @LivingSocial.

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Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Event: Crypto Artist Panel - Creating for Crypto

Want to know more about how artists are engaging with bitcoin and other crypto currencies? Come check out the Crypto Artist Panel! Join us for an evening of drinks and conversation with three exceptional artists at the forefront of the Crypto Art scene.

Event Plan:
Start upstairs, kicking off directly with presentations and panel
Audience Q&A
Gather in the bar downstairs for continued discussion and socializing

Panellists:
cryptograffiti
One of the earliest artists in the cryptocurrency space whose work is dedicated to spreading the crypto/blockchain movement.
@cryptograffiti

Yiying Lu
Artist of @Twitter 🐳 Creator of 🥟🥡🥠🥢🦚 emojis, Cross-Cultural Design Director, Bilingual Speaker & Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business, Previouly Creative Director at 500 Startups & 1st Creative Expert in Residence at IDEO Shanghai
@yiyinglu

Alena Delena
An engineering student at the University of Waterloo, currently working at Vineti as a product design intern. Alena has been creating digital artwork since she was 11 years old, including recent work in the blockchain art market.
@alenadelena

RSVP Below:

http://meetu.ps/e/FVHKk/pLWsR/f

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Blockchain and Edtech: The Future of Education
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Blockchain and Edtech: The Future of Education

Blockchain and Edtech: The Future of Education


How is Blockchain tech affecting education today?

How are today's educational institutions vulnerable to major disruptions?

How can blockchain technology help us bridge where education is and where it can/should be?

What will be the future of education?

Join us for a stimulating panel by thought leaders and practitioners in the blockchain and education space to discuss these questions and more.

 

Plus: Teachur platform demo! Mingling and Networking! Photo Backdrop! Interactive activities around the Future of Education! Food! Drinks!


Guest of Honor: Chandler Guo, Legendary crypto guru


Speakers/Moderators:

Kathryn Myronuk, Founding team member, and faculty at Singularity University

Ben Blair, Co-Founder, Teachur

Casey Allred, CEO, effect.org

J-Lo Michaux, Co-Founder, Serendipia


Platform Demo:

Josh Stanley, Co-Founder, Teachur


Agenda:

6:00pm-6:30pm - Networking, Future of Education activities

6:30pm-7:30pm - Moderated Panel Discussion + Q&A “BLOCKCHAIN & EDTECH: THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION”

7:30pm-8:00pm - Teachur Platform Demo

8:00pm-9:30pm- Food + Drink, Networking, Mingling  


Resources:

If you’re keen on attending, please RSVP here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-education-blockchain-and-edtech-tickets-50936736149?aff=eac2


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Mechanism Design Working Group
Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group


The Mechanism Design Working Group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 (in the Workshop Room at Starfish Mission) for collaborative, peer to peer learning about strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Sometimes feat. a speaker, sometimes feat. a reading discussion or design workshop, and always an opportunity for discourse on the whitepapers featured in Saturday's Whitepaper Reading Group.

We welcome you to bring your own whitepaper, protocol design, crackpot half-formed idea etc. to rend & build up together... or just sit in companionable silence reading those white papers you always meant to get around to.

• Telegram group: https://t.me/mechanismdesigners

• Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1340361446094791/

Please RSVP here

https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/jclddqyxnbmb/

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/culture-industry-experiment-decentralized-art-exhibit-buildathon-tickets-49314418754?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

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New Governance Mechanisms and Cross Chain Activity
Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

New Governance Mechanisms and Cross Chain Activity

Web3 Foundation welcomes you the second edition of Polkadot - San Francisco!

New Governance Mechanisms and Cross Chain Activity

Agenda:

1) Jacob Arluck, Governance Researcher @ Tezos: Next Generation Governance Ideas

2) Greg Hysen, Protocol Engineer @ 0x: Empowerment Through Decentralized Exchanges and the Rising Need for Interoperability.

3) Björn Wagner, Parity Technologies: Why Polkadot is Significant for exchanges, infrastructure and developer tool providers, blockchain innovators and Dapp Developers

4) Robert Habermeier, Polkadot: Polkadot for Developers: Status, Roadmap and Tools

Speaker Profiles

Greg Hysen, Protocol Engineer @ 0x

Greg Hysen is a protocol engineer at 0x, where he focuses on smart contract R&D and cross-chain interoperability. Greg was a primary architect for the 0x v2 smart contracts. Prior to 0x, Greg authored a microkernel for decentralized autonomous navigation and contributed to a distributed 3D mapping platform for drones.

Björn Wagner, Founder & CCO @ Parity Technologies

Prior to Parity, Björn gained extensive expertise in the fields of industrial automation and digitization. Currently serving as Chief Commercial Officer, Björn is driving the company's commercialization, partnership and product efforts.

Robert Habermeier, Co-Founder @ Polkadot

Robert Habermeier is a Thiel Fellow and co-founder of Polkadot, a platform that connects public and private blockchains to power a web 3.0. He has a research and development background in blockchains, distributed systems, and cryptography. A longtime member of the Rust community, he has focused on leveraging the language’s features to build highly parallel and performant solutions.

We’ll have time for questions, discussion, and networking. Drinks and snacks will be served.

This event is free but we can only accommodate a limited amount of guests. **RSVP early!**

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Polkadot is a Web3 Foundation project; to keep up-to-date with releases:

medium.com/polkadot-network

Follow us on Twitter:

twitter.com/polkadotnetwork

Join the discussion at the watercooler:

Riot: https://riot.im/app/#/room/#polkadot-watercooler:matrix.org

Further Reading:

Lightpaper:

https://polkadot.network/Polkadot-lightpaper.pdf

Whitepaper:

https://github.com/polkadot-io/polkadot-white-paper

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Mainframe Developer Meetup
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Mainframe Developer Meetup

Mainframe Developer Meetup in San Francisco!

Come celebrate San Francisco Blockchain Week with the Mainframe Team. Key Mainframe executives will be here and share more about Mainframe:

- Mick Hagen, CEO
- Carl Youngblood, CTO
- Pete Abilla, VP of Marketing and Community

Mick Hagen, our CEO, will discuss why current internet protocols are inadequate, why a platform like Mainframe is needed, and how it makes developing dApps easier than ever. Mainframe's security model not only provides encryption, but also resistance to censorship and surveillance. 

Here’s what else you’ll get at the meet up:

- Premium Mainframe Swag
- Free Food and Drinks
- Hangout with the Mainframe team and learn more about our tech, our roadmap, and what's next and why Developers should be excited.

The meetup is limited to 125 people, first come first serve.

If you’re keen on coming please RSVP below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mainframe-developer-meetup-san-francisco-tickets-50924325027?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

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The Future of LAYER 2
Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

The Future of LAYER 2

Welcome to the Layer 2 Tech Talk!

We are now entering an exciting new phase of blockchain development in which Layer 2 solutions that operate "on top" of existing blockchains promise big strides in scalability, interoperability and functionality.

On Monday Oct 8, join OmiseGO, Nervos Network, SKALE Labs, Spank Chain, Celer Network, Alacris and Liquidity Network for a tech discussion on the latest developments & breakthroughs across scaling solutions. This will be an educational event so bring your best questions! And we will have a rooftop happy hour session after our panel.

Speakers/Moderators:

Kelvin Fichter, Director of Plasma Research, OmiseGO

Jan Xie, Chief Architect of Nervos Network

Stan Kladko, CTO & Co-founder, SKALE Labs

Ameen Soleimani, CEO of Spank Chain

François-René Rideau, Co-Founder, Chief Architect of Alacris

Mo Dong, Co-founder, Celer Network

Arthur Gervais, Co-Founder, Liquidity.Network, Assistant Professor, ICL

AGENDA:

6:00pm-6:30pm - Networking

6:30pm-7:00pm - Project intro + updates

7:00pm-8:30pm - Moderated Technical Discussion + Q&A

8:30pm- Happy Hour!

Resources:

OmiseGO:

https://omisego.network/

https://github.com/omisego

Nervos Network:

http://www.nervos.org/

https://github.com/nervosfoundation

Spank Chain:

https://spankchain.com/

https://github.com/spankchain

Celer Network:

https://www.celer.network/

https://github.com/celer-network

Skale Labs:

www.skalelabs.com

Liquidity.Network:

https://liquidity.network/

If you’re keen on attending please RSVP here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-layer-2-tickets-50463713325?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

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FuckUp Nights SF Special Blockchain Week Edition
Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00

FuckUp Nights SF Special Blockchain Week Edition

What's Fuckup Nights?
Failure is a part of any success story, but we don't talk about it enough. We've all been to plenty of events where people tell you how they hacked, hustled, and created their success, but very few where someone gets up and says "I totally messed up, and this is what you can learn from it."

Fuckup Nights is a global speaker series where stories of failed businesses and projects are told, questioned and celebrated. Each speaker is given 7 minutes and is able to use 10 images. After each speaker, there’s a Q&A session, as well as time for mingling and drinks!

This edition of Fuckup Nights will be moderated by Starfish Cofounder Alicia Ferratusco and feature Blockchain founders sharing stories of their failures. 

Join the conversation:
#FuckupNightsSF

Telegram: https://t.me/starfishnetwork

Please RSVP Here:

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/1103778363110256/

Meetup.com: http://meetu.ps/e/FRpBt/x2ykj/f

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Ultrain Developers Meetup
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Ultrain Developers Meetup

Starfish Mission is proud to have partnered with Ultrain! Come October the 7th to meet, eat and partly participate in Ultrain's Developer meet-up and hackathon.

Ultrain is excited to announce the upcoming blockchain
hackthon event of “smart contract” happening in October
1st till October 7th. Scope of the questions will be based on
each participant’s personal preference, and open book
research is allowed during the answering process. Ultrain
has prepared sizable prize for this hackathon event, and we
welcome all hacker talents to participate in our event!!!

Starfish Mission’s Telegram:

https://t.me/starfishnetwork

Please RSVP if you’re keen on coming:

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

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Culture Industry Experiment: Decentralized Art Exhibit & Buildathon
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Culture Industry Experiment: Decentralized Art Exhibit & Buildathon

Culture Industry Experiment: Decentralized Art Exhibition & Buildathon brings together creative and developer ecosystems, artists and innovators, philosophers and activists, to repurpose the industry of culture.

We will reimagine our relationship to media, how artists and audiences connect, and how the emerging paradigm of crypto-economics provides tools for reimagining a values-aligned, economically viable, and thriving creative ecology.

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Special Blockchain Week Galactic Happy Hour with OKCoin
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

Special Blockchain Week Galactic Happy Hour with OKCoin

Starfish Mission is proud to have partnered with OK Coin for this Friday evening's Galactic 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 Channel: https://t.me/starfishnetwork

Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!

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

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Ewasm Community Meetup
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Ewasm Community Meetup

Ewasm, which stands for Ethereum-flavored WebAssembly, is the primary candidate to replace EVM (the Ethereum virtual machine) as part of the Ethereum 2.0 "Shasper" roadmap. It's a deterministic smart contract execution engine built on the modern, standard WebAssembly virtual machine. It will enable developers to write Ethereum smart contracts in a variety of languages including C/C++, Rust, and AssemblyScript. The Ewasm team is in the process of launching a public testnet to allow developers to develop and deploy Ethereum 2.0 smart contracts. The team will be in town for SF Blockchain Week and they'll introduce the technology, walk through the new stack, and give demos of the bleeding edge development tooling they've built around Rust, AssemblyScript, and other frameworks. They're excited to share their latest work, discuss how it fits into the Ethereum 2.0 roadmap, and answer questions!

Some background reading/videos/study material:

Speaker bios:


Alex Beregszaszi

Alex works with the Ethereum Foundation as Solidity co-lead, Ewasm team lead and ethereumjs contributor. He is really interested in virtual machine and language design.


Jake Lang

Jake is a core developer on the Ewasm team working on Hera, the primary ewasm virtual machine implementation. He is also focused on improving the Ewasm developer toolchain, developing ewasm APIs for C and Rust, as well as utilities for ewasm code validation and correction.


Lane Rettig

Lane is an independent core developer and member of the Ewasm team. He is engaged in independent research on user experience and developer experience design, governance, and social scalability. He is also the founder of Crypto NYC, a Manhattan-based co-working community dedicated to making Web3 and blockchain technologies accessible to all humans.

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

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

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The ECSA Tech Stack - a technical session
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

The ECSA Tech Stack - a technical session

DISTRIBUTED RUNTIME + PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE FOR ORGANIZATION + PROTOCOLS FOR VALUE EXPRESSION, MEASUREMENT & EXCHANGE

An exploration session on the lower levels of the ECSA Tech Stack:

Gravity: Distributed Runtime

Gravity node provides with secure computational containment, serialization, persistence, networking, and hardware interfaces to be utilized up the stack.


Gravity Protocol: Informational Integrity

The Gravity protocol provides event ordering, scaling, strong security, fail recovery and high availability. It ensures network wide consistency, and enables distributed atomic transactions.


Space: Organizational Expression

Space is a capability oriented organizational development environment and language to easily reason about, describe and program organizations.


Space Protocol: Organizational Interoperability

The Space Protocol allows distributed applications “Spaces” to interoperate, regardless of their implementation substrate.

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The Big Put: ON POST-CAPITALIST VALUE FORMS AND VALUE CALCULUS
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

The Big Put: ON POST-CAPITALIST VALUE FORMS AND VALUE CALCULUS

DESCRIPTION

The Economic Space Agency project is to create new (post-capitalist) economic space and tools for people to start operating and exploring this space. ECSA’s commitment to token buyers and indeed all agents within new economic space is that our token issuance will remain in direct proportion to trends in the value of produced output. There can be no guarantee that ECSA tokens will trade at this price, but there can be a guarantee that we can produce an internal unit of account that complies with this goal. A standard approach in the cryptoeconomics literature is that value relates to the classical identity MV = PQ. In the ECSA context, where we are creating an economy (series of interactions in distributed value productions) rather than only a trading platform, we believe we can measure each M, V, P and Q in novel ways that are specific to the ECSA mode of organization and data collection. This session concentrates on our take on the MV = PQ, or on how to attach into programmable organizations their own units of account (their own values, their own measurements and performance metrics of that value) and how to create derivative instruments (tokens) on these indices, which, trading against each other, reveal a value graph that encodes how new value forms can be measured and transacted relative to each other without going through “money”.

The ECSA token system can be framed as a put option on capitalist value calculation: people buying the ECSA token are purchasing access and relation to new value forms and thus a difference to capitalist calculation of value. ECSA is offering the right for agents to part with/sell out of capitalist calculus of value. We call it a put option as a statement of our long position as a difference to valuing and calculating just “profit” — the value of a put option rises as the value of the underlying asset (capitalist value, or more precisely, capitalist perspective on value, how it is created and captured) declines. In this session we explain the ‘big put’ as an exploration of how to organize the production of value and how calculate value in ways different from those that define capitalism.


Material:

Economics back into Cryptoeconomics
https://medium.com/econaut/economics-back-into-cryptoeconomics-20471f5ceeea

Cryptoeconomics working sessions 2 at NYU/Stern

https://medium.com/econaut/cryptoeconomics-working-sessions-2-at-nyu-stern-424dee379cfc

Short videos on the ECSA Stack:

The ECSA Tech Stack in 30sec (video)

Gravity and the history of computing: Small Talk, Self, Xerox Parc, ocap, Mark Miller, stateful multiagent programming language…(video)

On Gravity 1: Balancing privacy with the utility of aggregating data (video)

On Gravity 2: Informational integrity of network derivatives (video)

On Gravity 3: What becomes possible: decentralized exchange, stable unit of account, bridging of different value forms (video)

On Space 1: Programming organization (video)

On Space 2: Token architectures in programmable economy (video)

On Space 3: Economy is a game (video)

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

• Telegram group: https://t.me/mechanismdesigners

• Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1340361446094791/

The Mechanism Design Working Group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 (in the Workshop Room at Starfish Mission) for collaborative, peer to peer learning about strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Sometimes feat. a speaker, sometimes feat. a reading discussion or design workshop, and always an opportunity for discourse on the whitepapers featured in Saturday's Whitepaper Reading Group.

We welcome you to bring your own whitepaper, protocol design, crackpot half-formed idea etc. to rend & build up together... or just sit in companionable silence reading those whitepapers you always meant to get around to.

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Distributed Saturdays! A Weekly, Protocol-Agnostic, Learning Event
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

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

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

***FEATURED EVENTS THIS SATURDAY!***

TBD

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***EVERY 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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TIME TBD - Blockchain 101 for Non-Technical People

• 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 & ...

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

RSVP:

http://meetu.ps/e/FP0P6/x2ykj/f

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Intro to ASCH.io + Galactic Happy Hour
Sep
28
5:30 PM17:30

Intro to ASCH.io + Galactic Happy Hour

Starfish Mission is proud to have partnered with ASCH.io !
ASCH is a next-generation blockchain application platform based on multi-chain architecture and cross-chain technology. ASCH provides forward looking, low-cost, one-stop DApp solution and incubation.

Come by for our Galactic Happy Hour Blockchain community 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.

Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!
http://meetu.ps/e/FLW1l/x2ykj/f


Starfish Mission's Telegram Group:

 https://t.me/starfishnetwork

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Partner Event: Blockchain Funding Summit
Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

Partner Event: Blockchain Funding Summit

  • Shenzhen Bay Innovation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CONNECTING ACCREDITED INVESTORS TO STARTUPS & ICOS
Network with investors, fund managers, startups, public companies, and influencers

INVESTOR ROADSHOW
Meet accredited investors over lunch, VIP Lounge, private meetings, fastpitch, and cocktail party. Pitch investors funds for $100,000 to 10 Million for early and high growth ventures. Explore trends in ICOs, blockchain and virtual currency markets and discover the investment landscape. View cool demos and hear exclusive insights from industry leaders. Attend private meetings with investors during Investors Roundtable

SEPT 27 SUMMIT AGENDA 9am to 5pm
9:00-9:30 Registration

Exhibit Hall opens 11:30am to 6:30pm

9:30-10:00
3 Ways Investors and Founders Should Evaluate ICOs
-Glenn Gow, Clear Ventures, Marketing Partner

10:00-10:30
Blockchain Use Cases for Enterprise and Consumer Applications:
AI, Automotive, Energy, Healthcare, Security, Entertainment, Industrial, Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Smart Cities, Transportation
Ashutosh Pande, Head Market Development, TheFabric
Robert Neivert, Venture Partner, 500 Startups
Mary Jo Potter, Managing Director, Healthcare Angels
Bert Bogomolny, Director of Marketing, TokenAI
Moderator: Patrick Baron, Blockchain Consulting Group

10:30-10:50
Blockchain/Fintech Regulatory Trends:
Hedge Funds, M & A Transaction, Private Placement Financing, Banking, Regulatory Compliance, SEC Issues
Curtis Mo, Partner, DLA Piper

10:50-11:20
Crypto Outlook
Michael Terpin, Founder and CEO, Transform Group, Founder BitAngel

11:20-11:45
Comparing Venture Capital, Tokens and ICO Fundraising--Disrupting Traditional Venture Capital with New Funding Strategies for Startups
Cherie Liu, VP Investments, Outpost Capital
Reese Jones, Investor
Robert Neivert, Venture Partner, 500 Startups
Jason Page, 7BC.VC, Venture Partner, Founder, Intercoin
Jay Eum, Partner, Translink Capital
Moderator: Ann Shin, Partner, Ultra Fund

11:45-12:50 ROADSHOW ICO & BLOCKCKHAIN STARTUP PITCH
Want to pitch your startup, platform, app, service ICO or service from 3 to 10 minutes? Register now before we sell out.
Investors from preceding panel will hear presentations and give comments.
Tapjets (10 minutes)
Trip Hop (8 )
Gramary emedia (8)
Zeux (8)
OK Lets Play (6)
Jala Systems (3)
Applicature (3)
CoinGenius (2)
12:50-1:15 Lunch and Fastpitch

12:50-1:15 INVESTOR FASTPITCH
OPEN TO ACCREDITED INVESTORS, SPONSORS AND VIP TICKET HOLDERS

12:45-2:00 LUNCH AND DEMO SHOWCASE
VIP Lunch: Networking lunch for investors and VIP tickets with at least two investors per table.
Attendee Lunch: Basic ticket holders purchase lunch to eat in Demo Showcase

2:00-2:40
Investor Focus: The Crypto Fund Landscape and Strategies to Make Money From ICOS, Ethereum and Blockchain Investments in the current market
Keith Herman, Founder, IPA Equities/PMBC Group
Jordan Wahbeh, Managing Parter, Bay Angels
Rana Gujral, Partner, Renu Ventures

2:45-3:15
Startup Focus: Raising Funding and Attracting Customers
Should You Raise from ICOS, VC funding or both? Should you consider joining an accelerator or incubator in blockchain? Understand key issues and strategies to make a decision.
-Jiazi (Jazzy) Guo, Investment Manager, Tsingyuan Ventures
-Jason Page, 7VC, Venture Partner
-Ajay Ramachandran, Partner, Happiness VC

3:15-3:45
Cross Border Opportunities with Asia for ICOS, Blockchain and Quantum Computing-China, Korea, Japan
-Cherie Liu, Vice President, Outpost Capital
-Chris Li, Founder, Forgelab
-Jay Eum, Partner, Translink Capital

3:45-4:15
Tokenomics: Economics and Valuations of Tokens
-Vlad Andrei, Co-Founder and Co-CIO, Albaron Ventures

4:15-6:00 Expo Hall Reception

5:00-7:00 VIP Investor Reception and Dinner

Website: https://www.blockchainfundingsummit.com

RSVP: http://meetu.ps/e/FS7kk/x2ykj/f

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SF Psychedelic Society Community Meeting
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

SF Psychedelic Society Community Meeting

The San Francisco Psychedelic Society is evolving to have more people organizing more frequent and diverse events in the Bay Area. Join us for our community meeting to get involved! Come meet others with similar interests and help plan future events.

The purpose of this group is to facilitate connection and community amongst folks in the SF bay area who are interested in psychedelics.

Join this free event, find community, get informed and share your gifts with our bustling community of about 9k in the Bay.

Below is our Meetup.com link to RSVP:

http://meetu.ps/e/FQm0F/x2ykj/f

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