International ICO Strategies
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

International ICO Strategies

Last year saw the rise of the initial coin offering (ICO) as an alternative to VC funding, which allows companies to raise millions without giving up equity. Due to the US legal, tax and regulatory risk, most ICOs take place offshore and many countries are emerging as leaders in the space.

We will examine the role of Singapore in the international ICO process. Please join Roger Royse, Royse Law Firm (Menlo Park, CA), and Azmul Haque, Collyer Law LLC (Singapore), who will discuss current trends, recent developments and best practices in the US and Singapore.

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Sep
18
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.

Please RSVP here - https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/jclddqyxmbhc/

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Designing a Human-centric Blockchain
Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

Designing a Human-centric Blockchain

Title: Designing a Human-Centered Blockchain 

Description: The talk explores complex real world issues and how to break them into simpler parts to solve using human-centered design approach. Further, we introduce the participants to the Blockchain from Awareness to Action cycle and how they can leverage this technology for solving some of the complex problems. The talk will be using a Story-telling style narrative with highly engaging examples for audience participation. Dhairya will also introduce the audience to information on access to communities for Blockchain developers to collaborate with and how they 

Format: 45 min talk  + 20 min Q/A

Dhairya Pujara is the Founder, CEO at Ycenter. Dhairya's work in the field of Humanitarian Engineering and Entrepreneurship has created impact in 8 countries across 4 continents. He has created and delivered workshops around Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Technology using Human centered design methodology. Dhairya has been invited as speaker at the United Nations G77 agriculture event sharing his work with Kenyan farmers and has also worked with some of the top universities in the world to help students create high impact startups. Previously Dhairya has been a curator for World Economic Forum's Global Shaper Philadelphia hub and also contributor at The Huffington Post. Dhairya's work has been published in official TEDx blog, Philadelphia Business Journal, BBC Radio, SciDev in Africa among others. He is now working with Mike McCoy from ConsenSys on creating a Global curriculum for Blockchain and it's application in real world problem solving. In 2015, US government awarded him a visa, reserved for individuals of extra-ordinary abilities. 

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Partner Event: AI LA Blockchain & AI Discussion
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Partner Event: AI LA Blockchain & AI Discussion

Starfish Mission is proud to have partnered with AI LA in community events!

AI and Blockchain seem to be the new hammer — making everything look like a nail, but are AI and Blockchain really necessary to solve most of the world’s problems? How will AI and Blockchain impact specific industries and humanity ? What could AI do for Blockchain? What could Blockchain do for AI?

AI LA's Third Thursday Talk Topic is Blockchain and we plan to get down and dirty discussing viable use cases and debunking all of the hype around two of the most overused buzzwords with some of the top minds working in both fields.

Thank you to our amazing partners Phase Two, Semio.ai, and ObEN for helping us keep this event FREE! We will have 40 seats reserved for those who buy a ticket. Ticket proceeds benefit after school STEAM programming in the most underserved neighborhoods of LA. #OurCityOurKids We expect a packed house, so come early and bring ID. RSVP does not guarantee admittance. First come first serve.

Schedule

6:30-7:30pm - Arrival / Networking

7:30-8:30pm - Panel Discussion

8:30-9:00pm - Q/A

9:00-9:30pm - Networking

Speakers

Nikhil Jain is the cofounder and CEO of ObEN. Prior to ObEN, Nikhil worked at healthcare company, Kaiser Permanente, developing electronic medical record applications. He previously cofounded two start-ups, On Green, a B2B marketplace for cleantech and Up and Running Software, an open source software development company. Nikhil has an MBA from the University of Southern California, and a B.S in Electrical Engineering from Pondicherry University.

Eman Safadi - COO, LA Blockchain Lab; Principal, EHS Consulting. Eman is a strategy consultant who helps organizations identify and implement key technologies that can fundamentally change their business, most recently focusing on blockchain, tokenomics, and use cases across the healthcare vertical. She is also the COO of LA Blockchain Lab working to build the blockchain ecosystem in Southern CA. Prior to that, Eman led key technology initiatives for US Dept. of Education to overhaul and modernize the FAFSA process. She was also Chief of Staff for HM Queen Rania of Jordan where she oversaw all local and international operations. Previously, Eman cofounded Xypnos, a developer of embedded IOT software. She ran WorldCare Technologies, which operates the largest telemedicine network internationally and spent time at the World Bank, McKinsey, and Verizon. She holds an MS in computer science from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Nick Cassimatis is currently the founder of Unitary Labs, a startup that uses AI to make software development thousands of times faster. Previously, he was the head of Samsung's North American AI Research. He was the founder of SkyPhrase, Inc., which created a technology that understood more complex natural language with greater precision than had ever before been possible. In 2013 SkyPhrase was acquired by Yahoo, where Nick was the head of the Deep Natural Language Processing team. Nick founded SkyPhrase while he was on the faculty of the Cognitive Science and Computer Science Departments at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. While there, Nick founded the Human-Level Intelligence Laboratory and led its research into learning, cognitive architectures, reasoning, knowledge representation, and computational linguistics. Nick was a National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate at the Naval Research Laboratory, where he conducted research in robotics and cognitive architecture, collaborating with researchers from MIT and NASA on the Robonaut project. Nick received his doctorate and undergraduate degrees from MIT, and his masters degree from Stanford.

Moderator

August Bradley is the Producer and Host of MIND & MACHINE, a weekly Podcast & YouTube talk show with people at the forefront of transformational technologies and futurist ideas (www.mindandmachine.io). August is also a consultant with YearZero, where he does strategy, media, marketing, and business development for radically innovative tech ventures. He also helps traditional companies initiate disruptive tech advantages in their fields, before they're disrupted by others. In this capacity he works with Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, AR/VR, IoT, Robotics, 3D Printing and Sensor-Tech.

Link to RSVP:

https://blockchain-ai.eventbrite.com

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Postponed!! Auditing Ethereum Solidity Smart Contracts - Honeypots Postponed!!
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Postponed!! Auditing Ethereum Solidity Smart Contracts - Honeypots Postponed!!

In this workshop we will deep dive into more smart contract security vulnerabilities, specifically taking a look at smart contract Honeypots. What is an Ethereum smart contract honeypot? It's smart contract designed to look vulnerable, but when someone tries to exploit a potential vulnerability they will lose their Ether. In a sense you “hack the hackers”.

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Friends x Starfish Galactic Happy Hour
Sep
21
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.

Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!

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

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Distributed Saturdays! A Weekly, Protocol-Agnostic, Learning Event
Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

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!***
(Schedule subject to change.)

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM - "Try To Fool the Smart Contract Auditor" Workshop

• How smart does a smart contract dev have to be to outsmart a smart contract audit bot? Come to this workshop and find out! This session will be led by Dr. Jeff Flowers, POA Network Validator

• Lunch provided! (Thanks, Jeff!)

ABOUT POA Network
POA Network is an open, public, permissioned network based on Ethereum protocol with Proof of Authority consensus, reached by independent pre-selected validators.
• https://poa.network/
• Join our Telegram at https://t.me/poa_network
• Follow us at https://twitter.com/poanetwork

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1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - A Look Into the Past: AOL and Parallels in Blockchain

• An often repeated remark in the cult(ure) of blockchain is 'It's 1993!', in reference to the proliferation of the internet into U.S. homes and the resulting boom that would bring the NASDAQ to all-time highs and eventually produce viable enterprises that would take over commerce across the globe. The poster child for 1993: AOL.

• This video displays a history of AOL's rise, showcasing a company with deep technological roots, viral growth and an eventual catastrophic downfall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjwVim_EuDo

• Let's find parallels in the landscape today, in the hope that we can find ourselves on the right side of history as it rhymes along.

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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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10:30 AM to 12 NOON - Blockchain 101 + How Digital Cats Broke Ethereum

New to the blockchain tech space or attended blockchain events or meetups and are still confused or intimidated by the information out there? Come to Starfish and we'll patiently guide you through the blockchain jungle.

Agenda:

• Networking - 10:30am to 11:00am

• What is Blockchain & Why Should I Care? - 11:00am to 11:30am

• Blockchain + How Digital Cats Broke Ethereum - 11:30am to 11:45am
This week's 101 angle is an examination of what happens when things go right (or wrong!) with a blockchain application. Cryptokitties are lovable digital cats you can own on the blockchain, we'll take a look at how a quick increase in their popularity brought the Ethereum blockchain to a halt and learn a lesson about the challenges these systems face in regard to supporting mainstream use.

• Intro video to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGfvkjzLrNw

• Where Will You Go From Here? - 11:45am to 12 Noon
Finally, what would you like to do with the knowledge you're gaining in this space?

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2:00PM to 4:00PM - EOS Hackathon Team Building

• The SF EOS Developers group will get together from 2-4pm (weekly until Nov 3) to share and learn more about EOS, form teams and prepare for the EOS Hackathon on November 10-11th. ($140k+ in prizes)

• Activities include:
- Peer to peer EOS learning
- Team formations
- Project brainstorming

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RSVP:

http://meetu.ps/e/FMR1d/x2ykj/f
Telegram supergroup for Distributed Saturdays:
https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

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Proof-of-Skill Consensus Algorithm
Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

Proof-of-Skill Consensus Algorithm

Come on over to Starfish Mission and learn about the Proof-of-Skill consensus algorithm that is being used by Protoblock, the original fantasy football blockchain.

Expect to learn how Proof-of-Skill functions and make some friends who are also involved in San Francisco Bay Area's blockchain community.

Please RSVP on the link below:

http://meetu.ps/e/FR6SB/x2ykj/f


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Mechanism Design Working Group
Sep
25
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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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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Steemit SF - Social Media Meets Crypto - Mingle and Learn
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Steemit SF - Social Media Meets Crypto - Mingle and Learn

Details

Steemit: Decentralized social media where users get paid to post or vote

Are You Just Getting Started On Steemit?
Are You A Savvy Vet With Steemit Tips?
Or Do You Just Want To Meet Blockchain People?

Come hang at the Starfish Mission, the best new crypto venue in the city.
It's the perfect place to meet your blockchain peers.

In the beginning, you'll mingle. At the end, you'll learn some Steemit strategy and get a chance to ask questions.

Papi’s, our favorite Organic Mexican Restaurant in SF will provide delicious appetizers.

I hope to meet you there.

Cheers,

Telegram group: t.me/steemitsf

Meetup link: meetup.com/San-Francisco-Steemit-Community

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Friends x Starfish Galactic Happy Hour
Sep
28
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.

Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!

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

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

Special Blockchain Week Galactic Happy Hour with OKCoin

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.

This Happy Hour is brought to you by OKCoin. 

Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!

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

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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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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

 

Please RSVP Here:

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

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Oct
9
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.

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

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

Copy of 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.

Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!

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

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Envisioning a Sacred Blockchain: Toward Shared Values and Distributed Ownership
Sep
17
5:30 PM17:30

Envisioning a Sacred Blockchain: Toward Shared Values and Distributed Ownership

A decentralized economy is emerging, but what are its values? Encouraged by the dramatic upswell of interest in blockchain technologies, communities around the globe have begun experimenting with new ways to represent, store, and exchange value. But is it really possible to re-envision and evolve our closely held cultural values and beliefs around a concept as deeply embedded as money?

Join Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition, in conversation with Matthew Pirkowski and Chelsea Rustrum, as they explore the transformative potential of decentralized technologies. How might these technologies help us generate new economic ecologies that sustain human flourishing? Can they help shift our focus from growth at all costs to a more integrated picture of human values? How can those of us working in the space avoid simply repeating the patterns of the past?

As humanity stands before a fork in the path of our economic future, we aim to seed conversation that steers us toward what Charles describes as the More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible.

Event Details:

5:30-6:00 - Reception and community building

6:00-7:00 - Moderated Conversation

7:00-8:00 - Audience Q&A / Discussion

Please RSVP Here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charles-eisenstein-in-conversation-envisioning-a-sacred-blockchain-tickets-49630992635

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Distributed Saturdays
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Distributed Saturdays

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!***

11:00 AM to 2:00PM - Mobius Dapp Workshop: How to Build Apps for the Stellar Blockchain

• This 3 hour workshop will walkthrough the basics of Mobius SDK integration. By the end of this workshop your app will be able to accept crypto payments with ease and be integrated with our DApp Store where you can earn real money! We will have devs on site to offer you hands on help!

• Join local developers in upgrading your apps to the blockchain using the latest SDKs. Mobius Network makes cryptocurrency integration for any existing app easy, secure and free using Node.js, Python, Ruby, or PHP.

• No previous blockchain skills or knowledge necessary! We will teach you everything you need to know!

• You can enter your upgraded DApp in the Mobius Global Hackathon for a chance to win 200,000 MOBI. All you have to do is successfully integrate your DApp in the Mobius DApp Store! All participants who successfully put their DApp on the DApp store will earn 5,000 MOBI!

• Lunch provided!

ABOUT MOBIUS
Mobius is an app store for Stellar Dapps
• hello@mobius.network
• Find more details about the Mobius Global Hackathon here: http://bitly.com/2sFpUOR
• Get a head start and check out the official Mobius Documentation: https://docs.mobius.network
• Follow Mobius on Twitter for the latest project updates: https://twitter.com/mobius_network

1:00PM to 3:00PM - Whitepaper Book Club: Stellar

• Come join us as we dive into the white paper of industry heavyweight, Stellar, an open-source, decentralized protocol for digital currency to fiat currency transfers which allows cross-border transactions between any pair of currencies.
• The Stellar protocol is supported by a nonprofit, the Stellar Development Foundation and has been used by companies such as IBM, KlickEx, Deloitte, Parkway Projects, Tempo, Wanxiang Labs and Stripe.
• Whitepaper: https://www.stellar.org/papers/stellar-consensus-protocol.pdf

***EVERY SATURDAY***

10:00AM to 3:00PM 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!

1:00PM to 2:00PM 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 weeks Blockchain 101 angle is Art & Blockchain. We'll search together for and explore real world use cases and live dapps in the blockchain art world in preparation for the upcoming blockchain & art event "The Culture Industry Experiment" on October 6th @ Starfish Mission.

2:00PM to 4:00PM EOS Hackathon Team Building


Our SF EOS Developer group will get together from 1-3pm to share and learn more about EOS, form teams and prepare for the EOS Hackathon on November 10-11th. ($140k+ in prizes)

Activities include:
-Peer to peer EOS learning
-Team formations
-Project brainstorming

This event is part of Starfish Mission's full day DISTRIBUTED SATURDAY events, a weekly, peer-to-peer, protocol-agnostic learning event for all knowledge levels. This event will also coincide with the Founder's World 2018 summit for startups.

Please use code "SOLIDSTARFISH" for Day2 ticket here: http://bit.ly/DistributedLAUNCH

Please register and RSVP here. Hope to see you there!


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

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Friends x Starfish Galactic Happy Hour- with Gamer Token
Sep
14
5:30 PM17:30

Friends x Starfish Galactic Happy Hour- with Gamer Token

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.

This Happy Hour is brought to you by GamerToken. 

Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!

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

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A Stellar Universe
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

A Stellar Universe

We will be discussing the current state of Stellar and comparing it's consensus model and token incentives to similar byzantine fault-tolerant blockchains and distributed solutions.

Please Review Following Resources Beforehand: 

1. Understanding Blockchain Fundamentals - https://medium.com/loom-network/understanding-blockchain-fundamentals-part-1-byzantine-fault-tolerance-245f46fe8419


2. Jackson Palmer - What is Stellar (XLM)? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB9UW7HK8pc

3. Stellar Lumens in a Nutshell - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20gwXDQi55w

4. Stellar Acquires Chain - https://cryptovest.com/news/stellar-acquires-chain-blockchain-platform-for-500-million/ 

5. Stellar Whitepaper - https://www.stellar.org/papers/stellar-consensus-protocol.pdf

6. What Makes Stellar An Ideal ICO Platform? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uSDMGtqnPg 

7. Stellar (Payment Network) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_(payment_network)

8. The Most Comprehensive Stellar Blockchain Guide (Blockgeeks) - https://blockgeeks.com/guides/stellar-platform/

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 Labs Community Manager and Blackchain cofounder, 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

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How to build Lightning Network Apps (Lapps)
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

How to build Lightning Network Apps (Lapps)

Have you been waiting for the right time to build a Lightning App (LApp)? Come join our event to learn more about how you can get started building your own LApp.

We will go over how Lightning Network works and how you can build a LApp. The presentation will be slightly technical and detailed with sample apps. We will show how you can get started from scratch and also demo an easier way to build your idea. If you're interested, please RSVP (limited space available).

PS: No need to bring laptop, we will share all the links on the event page.

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Ambrosus Blockchain in San Francisco
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Ambrosus Blockchain in San Francisco

Ambrosus is a blockchain-powered IoT network for food and pharmaceutical enterprises, enabling secure, and frictionless dialogue between sensors, distributed ledgers and databases to optimize supply-chain visibility and quality assurance. Through its blockchain AMB-NET, Ambrosus focuses on Supply Chain Optimisation, Logistics Tracking, Quality Assurance and Anti-Counterfeiting. Ambrosus is likewise fostering innovation in Blockchain and IoT space by building APIs, SDKs and Developer Tools and running regular hackathon and online competitions to unleash the creativity and innovation of technology enthusiasts longing for a better world.

RSVP - https://www.meetup.com/Ambrosus-Blockchain/events/254119057/

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Live on Mainnet: Two Projects, Two Hours
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Live on Mainnet: Two Projects, Two Hours

Come have a drink and learn about Fysical, a location data market protocol, and Indorse, a decentralized professional network, and their journey to go live on the Ethereum Mainnet. Both companies have joined forces to build greater trust on the blockchain and prevent scams. The founders will be providing a presentation and Q&A about their projects and experience working with Ethereum

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Token Economics: FCoin & Quadratic Voting
Sep
4
6:30 PM18:30

Token Economics: FCoin & Quadratic Voting

Calling all folks interested in the intersection between crypto and economics!

Please RSVP via our Meetup Link: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/254157919/

Featuring two discussions at the event:

1) Brian Ng of Canary Network will talk about the uses and pitfalls of quadratic voting alongside other governance mechanisms as applied to blockchains. If you want to learn more beforehand, check out: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2003531

2) Henry He of SesameOpen will analyze the rise and fall of the crypto exchange, FCoin, outlining the good, bad, and ugly of their token design and underlying economics. For more info, check out: https://hackernoon.com/the-death-of-fcoin-a-tale-of-bad-token-design-261d64a8116f

Food & drink provided.

Join the Tokenomics Telegram group for additional discussion after the event: https://t.me/joinchat/G0oPpRHKBXRFBbISOZrh_g

Look forward to seeing everyone, and let us know if you have additional topics for future Token Economics events.

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Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour
Aug
31
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.

Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!

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The Future of Venture Capital: LP Forum
Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

The Future of Venture Capital: LP Forum

The way we invest private capital is changing. Venture capital has funded the leading edge of technology for over 50-years, so it’s only natural that we take4 the first step toward the future of investing. Blockchain technology decentrlalized sources of capital, opens up secondary markets, and offers opportunities to drastically lower costs. Our panelists are innovating on fund structure and regulatory frameworks to empower and align with our limited partners across the world.

Join us to learn how HACK Fund, Andra Capital, K&L Gates, and Deloitte are leading the future of tokenizing private capital and ask your questions about blockchain technology, global investing, secondary market liquidity, venture returns and more.

Schedule

6:00pm - Introductions

7:00pm - Panel

8:00pm - Networking

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Pitch Night with Charlie Lee – Do’s and don’ts of pitching Blockchain technology projects.
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Pitch Night with Charlie Lee – Do’s and don’ts of pitching Blockchain technology projects.

Organized by The Blockchain Collective and SF EOS
Hosted by G. Shavilingham and Bryan Haupt

Details
Come enjoy a free night with Charlie Lee, Wulf Kaal and in downtown San Francisco. We’ll have light refreshments and time for networking before we get started at 7pm. We’ll start off by learning what these blockchain leaders are currently up to, and best of all, get free insight into the do’s and don’ts of pitching a blockchain project.

There will be a variety of projects who are bootstrapping their organizations which will be giving 4 – 6 minute presentations on their projects, followed by a panel including Charlie [and Jeremy] as well as 3 other panelists who have a variety of backgrounds in the blockchain community. These 5 panelists will then be able to offer insights from their expertise to the presenters.

After we’ve gotten through our panelists and all our projects, we may have time to open the panel to the audience for a brief Q&A before the evening is over. Questions will be prescreened to save time and read from the co-host of the event.

Meet the Judges:
Charlie Lee is the founder of Litecoin, a peer to peer payments platform much like Bitcoin. Charlie has been working in the space since its infancy and created Litecoin in 2011. Past roles include being the director of engineering at Coinbase. Charlie currently works full time to help Litecoin achieve mass adoption.

Heidi Yu is a serial entrepreneur, influencer, marketing evangelist, in the blockchain ecosystem. She holds an An MBA from Seattle University, and she successfully founded Boostinsider at the end of 2014. Boostinsider has the world's first AI-powered influencer search engine. Heidi also founded BOOSTO, an influencer driven decentralized app store that returns power to content creators. BOOSTO is a protocol which provides tools and libraries that developers can use to make DApps fast. Heidi also guest teaches about growth hacking at Draper University.

Ali Ayyash is founder & CEO of Lumeos, a San Francisco startup aiming to revolutionize online data sharing, using the EOS blockchain. Ali is also a technical advisor to multiple blockchain companies, and has over 6 years of software development at Google, Amazon, IBM and recently Beetoken.

Are you Interested in presenting at the event?
Currently we are looking for a couple more projects to present at this event -- you can inquire about this opportunity by contacting the organizers. Important note:, we’ll need to verify that your project is not doing or planning on doing an ICO in the future, as this event will not be including ICO projects.

Note, this venue has a maximum occupancy of 150, if the venue is full we will have to stop people at the door, this will be a first come first serve event and we will not be using a wait list.

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Steemit Meetup & Talk
Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

Steemit Meetup & Talk

Just Getting Started On Steemit?
Or Do You Have Some Steem Tips To Share?
Or Just Curious & Want To Meet More Blockchain People?

Come to hang at the hottest new crypto venue in the city and enjoy SF's favorite Mexican food from Papito at Starfish Mission. It will be the perfect evening to get to know some people from Steemit.
At the beginning, you'll mingle. Then, you'll learn some Steemit strategy. Towards the end, you'll discover how to use voting bots, the pros & cons and get a chance to ask questions. 

I hope to meet you there.  

 Proud Sponsor of  Starfish Network

Proud Sponsor of  Starfish Network

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Institutional Crypto Trading featuring Caspian, 8Decimal, Kenetic and Hilo
Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

Institutional Crypto Trading featuring Caspian, 8Decimal, Kenetic and Hilo

Featuring: Robert Dykes, CEO Caspian; Yubo Ruan, 8Decimal; Jehan Chu, Managing Partner, Kenetic

Please join us for a conversation about the near-future of crypto trading as it expands from retail to institutional and hedge fund traders. Multiple trillions of dollars of institutional capital and liquidity remain trapped on the sidelines until the "hard problems" of institutional trading are solved:

1. Regulation
2. Familiarity/Comfort with the Asset Class
3. **Credible Financial Instruments and Tools

While regulation and familiarity are gaining clarity and the CBOE and CME futures and other instruments increase in volume, Caspian is providing an institutional grade platform for professional crypto funds, crypto quant funds, and traditional hedge funds, and is backed and/or advised by Mike Novogratz (Galaxy), Ari Paul (Blocktower), Mona El Isa (Melonport).

Robert Dykes, CEO of Caspian with 10+ years building traditional equities trading will present Caspian and the landscape of institutional crypto trading and then will be joined by Yubo Ruan, Founder of 8 Decimal Capital and Jehan Chu, co-Founder and Managing Partner of Kenetic to discuss solutions to current challenges of institutional trading from regulation to custody to volatility.
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Bios:
Robert Dykes
Robert is CEO of Caspian and TORA’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to TORA, Robert spent eleven years in the enterprise software and high-tech industry in Europe, North America, and Asia. Robert has held executive management positions in several start-up and early stage software companies including WebPartner, a software provider of corporate testing applications, and AudioSoft, a software services company providing online music licensing solutions, which was sold to Macrovision Corporation (NASDAQ: MVSN). Robert started his career at Deloitte working in various positions in audit, consulting and mergers & acquisitions groups. Robert holds a B.A. in Economics with an emphasis in Mathematics from Princeton University.

Jehan Chu
Jehan Chu is the co-Founder and Managing Partner of Kenetic, a HK based institutional platform for blockchain. He founded the Ethereum HK meetup and co-Founded the Bitcoin Association of HK, and is the co-Founder of Social Alpha Foundation a non-profit blockchain charity.

Yubo Ruan
Yubo is the founder of 8 Decimal Capital. The fund invested in 0x, Kyber, DoraHacks, Seed CX, Ontology, Bluzelle, TrustToken, Fcoin, Bibox, Zilliqa, ICON. Yubo is the co-founder of Skylight Investment, a boston based venture fund backed by New Oriental (NYSE:EDU). Previously, Yubo started two highly successful companies, including Alisimba (Acquired by TopHacker Group) held 4 national patents and won the 2017 AACYF 30 under 30, Gold Medal Winner of 2012 iENA International Inventions Competition.

Monica Puchner
Monica Puchner of Hilo.io, a new social crypto trading app will give a short introduction to social trading. Monica Puchner is the CEO of Hilo.io, a social network for cryptocurrency traders, newbies and enthusiasts. Monica has been an entrepreneur in tech for 15 years, is an active investor, and trader; and has been teaching all things crypto for the last 3 years.

https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/254101535/

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Solana Dev Meetup | Learnings From Building Blockchain Infrastructure
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

Solana Dev Meetup | Learnings From Building Blockchain Infrastructure

Join Nervos Community for a meet and greet night, where you meet with Nervos community members and hear about the latest development of the project from the Nervos team.

Speaker: Kevin Wang, co-founder of Nervos Network

Agenda: TBC

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm, August 21st, 2018

Space is limited, so please RSVP.

We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

Mechanism Design Mondays are for analyzing the 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.

As always, internet friends can catch this on Hangouts – check this event page for today's link!

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IOT + Blockchain Disruption
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

IOT + Blockchain Disruption

Learn about blockchain IOT technology, use cases and presale ICO opportunities. Learn how IOTW is disrupting with a Proof of Assignment Consensus Protocol and Micro-mining.

Semi-conductor serial entrepreneur CEO, Fred Leung, will discuss how IOT connected devices such as smart phones can be used as mine machines. Partners like Consta Mobile, The California Wine Company and gaming companies with connected platforms are adopting IOTW Proof of Assignment micro-mining protocol to mine and accept coins.

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Solidity Saturdays
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Solidity Saturdays

Come join your friends from the SF Ethereum Meetup for yet another Solidity Saturdays! We're building a top notch peer to peer learning community around the Solidity programming language and working with the Ethereum blockchain.

No Solidity experience is necessary (would be great if you've coded in something), pure interest goes a long way.

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Non-Fungible Tokens meetup
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

Non-Fungible Tokens meetup

Join us in a meetup about the world of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and how they enable tokenization of individual, unique digital assets. In this NFT-focused meetup we will discuss cryptogames, the explosive growth they've seen, how NFTs and related standards are evolving, and the implications NFTs can have for various content businesses. 

You'll also get the chance to hear about our upcoming blockchain marketplace, the Dyverse, that allows for trading and actual usage of digital characters. The Dyverse is focused on developing a crypto-based content creation ecosystem, with particular interest in virtual stars/influencers/characters that can feature in anything from 3D games to social media platforms like Instagram.

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Case Study of a NEO Blockchain Payment Solution
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Case Study of a NEO Blockchain Payment Solution

Come learn about building on top of the NEO platform from the experts at Prestige Networx.

NEO is a blockchain platform and cryptocurrency designed to build a scalable network of decentralized applications. NEO supports a wide variety of commonly used programming languages such as Javascript and C++ by using a customized version of Docker called neoVM that compiles the code into a secure executable environment.

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Conscious Community Building
Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

Conscious Community Building

Group gathering to explore conscious community building in and around San Francisco. From hippies to hackers, artists and activists... how can we come together to build community? What can we learn from existing communities as we look to birth the new model for collective flourishing? Limited seating, bring your hearts!

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Solidity Saturdays
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Solidity Saturdays

What we'll do:

Come join your friends from the SF Ethereum Meetup for yet another Solidity Saturdays! We're building a top notch peer to peer learning community around the Solidity programming language and working with the Ethereum blockchain.

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Days of Futures Past - Ethereum vs Ethereum Classic
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

Days of Futures Past - Ethereum vs Ethereum Classic

The story behind Ethereum and Ethereum Classic is very interesting to say the least. Join us to learn about how and why Ethereum Classic was created and its implication on how hacks caused by faulty code have been settled via blockchain hard forks or financial reimbursements, to crypto investors. We will discuss the arguments posed by Bitcoin (or Blockchain) Purists and their argument against the creation of Ethereum Classic. 

About the Presenter:

Corey Harris, Dispatch Labs Community Manager and Blackchain cofounder, 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

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Mechanism Design Mondays
Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Mondays

Mechanism Design Mondays are for analyzing the 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.

As always, internet friends can catch this on Hangouts – check this event page for today's link!

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Blockchain Privacy and Security w/Hart Montgomery + Document Timestamping
Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

Blockchain Privacy and Security w/Hart Montgomery + Document Timestamping


Talk 1: Privacy and Security around Blockchains

Hart Montgomery will talk about privacy and security around blockchains. He'll also go in-depth on how to use Hyperledger tools to achieve these requirements.
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Talk 2: Document Timestamping and Proofs of Existence

Wayne Vaughan from Tierion will provide insights on using blockchain networks to anchor data and create timestamp proofs.

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Solidity Saturdays
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Solidity Saturdays

Come join your friends from the SF Ethereum Meetup for yet another Solidity Saturdays! We're building a top notch peer to peer learning community around the Solidity programming language and working with the Ethereum blockchain.

No Solidity experience is necessary (would be great if you've coded in something), pure interest goes a long way.

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