Dear Blockchain: Say Hello to RISC-V
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Dear Blockchain: Say Hello to RISC-V

RISC-V is a new free and open instruction set architecture (ISA) developed at UC Berkeley, initially designed for research and education, but is now increasingly being used for commercial designs.

The aim of RISC-V is to provide a common CPU ISA that enables the next generation of system architecture development for several decades without the burden of legacy architecture issues. RISC-V can meet implementation requirements ranging from small-sized microprocessors with low power consumption to high-performance data center (DC) processors in all scenarios.

RISC-V is currently being used in and developed for a variety of products but mostly hardware and relatively new in the blockchain space. The most well-known blockchain Virtual Machine, the Ethereum Virtual Machine is moving to WebAssembly (eWASM).

Nervos Common Knowledge Base (CKB), an open-source public blockchain (Github:https://github.com/nervosnetwork/ckb), uses RISC-V in building its Virtual Machine. More details can be found on the CKB VM paper: https://medium.com/nervosnetwork/an-introduction-to-ckb-vm-9d95678a7757

This is an educational event to introduce RISC-V to the commuity, please bring your questions :)

Agenda
6:00-6:30 Meet & Greet
6:30-7:00 What is RISC-V and the state of RISC-V by Ted Marena
7:00-7:30 What is Virtual Machine, RISC-V based Blockchain Virtual Machine vs Web Assembly based VM by Matt Quinn

Speakers
Ted Marena
Director, RISC-V Ecosystem, Western Digital

Ted Marena is responsible for evangelizing RISC-V and accelerating the
build out of the RISC-V ecosystem. He was elected Marketing Chair for
the RISC-V foundation in 2016. Marena has over 25 years’ experience
in electronics and excels at business development, marketing and
revenue growth. He started working as a design engineer, field
application engineer and a sales manager before he moved to
marketing and business development.

Matt Quinn
Co-founder, Starfish Network
Matt Quinn supports communities around blockchain technologies with educational events as part of the SF Ethereum Meetup and community space Starfish Mission.

Previously Matt has worked with large entities such as New York City and Apple to improve their financial operations with custom software.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Nervos-Meetup/events/257517715/

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Distributed Saturdays! Creator Edition + Block is Hot Performances
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Distributed Saturdays! Creator Edition + Block is Hot Performances

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

This very special Distributed Saturdays: Creators' Edition + Block is Hot event allows us to join forces in uplifting creators inspired by the movement towards decentralization.

Blockchain developers, artists and performers will explore, learn and build together, followed by entertainment, art and vendors provided by Block is Hot. (Hosted by Guled Muse)

SUMMARY OF EVENTS
• Art + Blockchain Build-a-thon: Building an art auction smart contract, connecting an art piece to the Ethereum blockchain, any other art + blockchain tech projects. (Led by Matt Quinn)
• White Paper Book Club: White paper TBD (Led by: ?)
• Blockchain 101, with emphasis on how blockchain hopes to benefit creators + general overview of current live dapps for creators (Speaker: Ann Marie Alanes)
• What to be wary of in the crypto world (Speaker: Matt Quinn)
• Showing non-techies, musicians & artists how to download and use a wallet that accepts ETH (Speaker: Matt Quinn)
• Give a tour and onboard creators to MakersPlace (Speakers: Dannie Chu & Ryoma Ito)
• Block is Hot performers and creators who attended Distributed Saturdays' Creator Edition program will share their performance talents with the community.

EVENT SCHEDULE
Subject to change / additions

Build-a-thon for Developers
10:00am - 1:30pm Art + Blockchain Build-a-thon
10:00am - 3:00pm Peer-to-Peer Learning
11:00am - 1:00pm TBD
1:00pm - 3:00pm White Paper Book Club: Paper TBD

Blockchain for Creators
11:00am Let's Explore a New Way for Crypto Artists to Sell Art
12:30pm Networking / Break
1:00pm What's blockchain? + Benefits of blockchain to creators + What's out there that you can use right now?
1:45pm Q&A
2:00pm How to download a wallet + What to watch out for when accepting crypto
2:45pm Q&A
3:00pm MakersPlace: Creator Tour and On-boarding
3:45pm Q&A
4:00pm Food & Drink

Block is Hot
5:00pm Doors open / DJ: TBA
5:30pm Intros: Guled, Ann Marie (Starfish), Dannie (MakersPlace)
5:45pm 1st Performance: TBA
6:15 Break
6:25pm 2nd Performance: TBA
6:55pm Break
7:05pm 3rd Performance: TBA
7:35pm Break
7:45pm 4th Performance: TBA
8:15pm Break
8:25pm DJ + Thank Yous
9:00pm Party moves downstairs to Forgery Bar

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DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
Distributed Saturdays is a bi-weekly blockchain-centric and protocol-agnostic learning fest for all knowledge levels, technical and non-technical. Our educational format features 3+ learning tracks at any given time, and recurring sessions such as Peer-to-Peer Learning, White Paper Book Club, Blockchain 101 + A Fresh New Angle, and the newly added Build-a-thon where developers get a chance to try out different tools and platforms or build together. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

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

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BLOCK IS HOT
Block is Hot is a Monthly Artist Showcase that aims to provide early exposure to those unfamiliar to cryptocurrency and blockchain, as well as generate a new user experience for crypto users to utilize their wallets. Each event will have performers (hip-hop), live art, and vendors that will accept payment in both fiat and cryptocurrency for their goods and services.

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

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

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

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Special Edition: Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats + Creators
Jan
19
12:30 PM12:30

Special Edition: Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats + Creators

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

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

***This week's introductory class is for non-technical cats, including artists, musicians, etc.***

12:30 PM - Networking
Starfish Mission is a protocol-agnostic, Blockchain co-working space and community hub run by you, the community. We welcome both non-technical and technical blockchain enthusiasts, explorers, developers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and investors of ALL knowledge levels. Come meet your peers and see what road your new-found connections will take you down.

1:00 PM - What is Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum &
Why Should Creators, Artists, Musicians care?
We'll start off by breaking down what blockchain technology is, what a blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum are, and how it will benefit you, your business, and humanity.

1:45 PM - Where to go from here + Q&A

2:00 PM - Wallets & What to Be Wary Of
Learn how to download a wallet + what to watch out for when selling or buying with crypto.

2:45PM - Q&A

3:00PM - MakersPlace Tour
Tour and try out MakersPlace, a blockchain-based, easy-to-navigate, online marketplace for digital artists and collectors. (Led by Dannie Chu & Ryoma Ito)

3:45PM - Q&A

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

Telegram: https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

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

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

We are Starfish. You are Starfish.

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

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MAKERSPLACE
A platform that empowers creators to better manage and sell their work. Artists, photographers, writers, and more use MakersPlace to create and sell their work online through the use of blockchain technology.

https://makersplace.com/
https://opensea.io/assets/makersplace
https://discordapp.com/invite/XQPew5g
https://twitter.com/makersplaceco/
https://medium.com/makersplace

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

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

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

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CoinList + 0x Hackathon Workshop With Real Life 0x Engineer!
Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

CoinList + 0x Hackathon Workshop With Real Life 0x Engineer!

[This LAPTOP-REQUIRED partner event with the Programmable Money Meetup Group is hosted by top blockchain developer, Fodé Diop. Don't miss this! You will kick yourself in the fanny.

Below is the post from his Meetup page. Scroll below that for REQUIREMENTS.]

Hello, SF!

Update 01/10/2019: We'll have a 0x engineer on site for the workshop.

We are moving back to Saturday meetups in concert with the Starfish Network.

Let's start the year strong by updating our skills and by earning crypto from hackathon bounties:
https://coinlist.co/build/0x

Project ideas:
https://blog.0xproject.com/22-ideas-to-explore-with-0x-4d551c10dd4e

The blockchain development ecosystem is changing very rapidly and today we'll explore what's new and what we need to learn to level up.

ERC721:
http://erc721.org/

What is 0x?
https://www.coinbase.com/earn/0x

0x Launch Kit:
https://0x.org/launch-kit

0x Instant:
https://0x.org/instant

Coinlist and 0x have an upcoming month-long hackathon perfect for anybody to showcase or test their blockchain development chops:
https://coinlist.co/build/0x/application

This is the ideal time to experiment and build something for the Decentralized Finance section or play around with ERC721 non-fungible tokens.

We'll explore how teams can get started by leveraging the new 0x LaunchKit and 0x Instant to quickly prototype ideas. One would be to build a Relayer. If you have been dreaming about building a DEX or decentralized exchange, this is your perfect opportunity.
https://0x.org/launch-kit

Want a head start? Start here:
https://cryptozombies.io/en/lesson/5/chapter/2

Please join our Telegram Group for updates:
https://t.me/joinchat/GSSWlRSAG7TZ8LN9kbg5-Q

See you there!

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PROGRAMMABLE MONEY
Programmable Money is a hands-on Meetup led by top blockchain developer, Fode Diop. Please bring your laptop if you want to code along.

"Programmable money" is one shorthand example for smart contracts. As a simple example, you could create a payroll smart contract that pays a fixed amount of coins/tokens/whatever at a certain time each month to a given ERC20 compliant address. -- Hacker News

We believe that smart contracts are amazing and we should get this knowledge to as many people as possible so they can start experimenting. We are a hands-on workshop on how to program cryptocurrencies, crypto collectibles, blockchains, smart contracts and much more.

***Requirements:

For entry-level workshops, any portable computer will do because we will be strictly working in the browser. For more advanced sessions you will, unfortunately, need a Mac OSX or a Linux computer if you want to follow along.***

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DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
This Programmable Money session is a part of "Distributed Saturdays", a bi-weekly, peer-to-peer blockchain and protocol-agnostic learning fest for both technical and non-technical people of ALL knowledge levels. This learning fest offers several tracks, including 1 to 3 featured learning sessions or workshops, Blockchain 101 + A Blockchain Roleplaying Game or Fresh Angle, Build-a-thon, Peer-to-Peer Learning, and the White Paper Book Club. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

Telegram: https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

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

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

We are Starfish. You are Starfish.

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

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/258086752/

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White Paper Book Club
Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

White Paper Book Club

Come deep dive with us into a different White Paper vision every two weeks!

The White Paper Book Club Community has spoken. This Saturday, TBA will lead us through TBD.

Here's a link to the original white paper and other important links: TBD

Not mandatory, but we fully encourage you to read the white paper(s) before attending, or at least be somewhat familiar with it by reading, listening or watching material on the matter.

Join the Telegram to suggest the next white paper or
chat with your fellow White Paper "Book Club" community members:
https://t.me/joinchat/F7df-U5XZf8GTSv900RRIg

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DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
This White Paper "Book Club" is a part of "Distributed Saturdays", a bi-weekly, peer-to-peer blockchain and protocol-agnostic learning fest for both technical and non-technical people of ALL knowledge levels. This learning fest offers several tracks, including 1 to 3 featured learning sessions or workshops, Blockchain 101 + A Blockchain Roleplaying Game or Fresh Angle, Build-a-thon, Peer-to-Peer Learning, and the White Paper Book Club. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

Telegram: https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

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

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FEATURED EVENT: Chainlink Fireside Chat: Tom Gonser (Founder of Docusign) & Sergey Nazarov
Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

FEATURED EVENT: Chainlink Fireside Chat: Tom Gonser (Founder of Docusign) & Sergey Nazarov

Join us for a fireside chat with Sergey Nazarov, CEO of Chainlink along with Tom Gonser, Founder of Docusign . They will be discussing connected smart contracts, oracles, and the advantages of decentralized networks utilizing blockchain technology. With the growing interest in smart contracts, it is important to explore the benefits, challenges, and real-world application of smart contracts. Tom and Sergey's experience in combining emerging technology with the needs of enterprise businesses will give the audience a solid understanding of smart contracts and this evolving field.

Chainlink was recently featured in MIT Technology Review and has been selected by Gartner and other analysts as one of the top blockchain companies to watch.

Agenda

  • 6:30 - Food and Drinks

  • 7pm - Fireside Chat with Sergey and Tom

  • 8pm - Mingling


Chainlink

Chainlink is a decentralized oracle network that enables smart contracts to securely access off-chain data feeds, web APIs, and traditional bank payments. Chainlink is consistently selected as one of the top blockchain technologies by leading independent research firms such as Gartner. It is well known for providing highly secure and reliable oracles to both large enterprises (SWIFT) and leading smart contract development teams (Web3 FoundationOpenLawZeppelinMARKET ProtocolAccordZeppelin, and more). It is chain agnostic and will serve any chain ranging from Ethereum to Hyperledger and more. 

Sergey Nazarov

Sergey is the CEO of SmartContract.com and Chainlink. He joined the cryptocurrency revolution in 2011 as a Bitcoin miner, and went on to build some of the first decentralized applications in 2013 (Cryptamail & Secure Asset Exchange). He’s currently working on solving the “oracle problem”, by providing smart contracts on leading networks with the inputs and outputs they need to effectively interface with external data sources and various other off-chain payment methods.

Docusign

Since inception in 2003, DocuSign has been on a mission to accelerate business and simplify life for companies and people around the world. It spearheaded the development of e-signature technology, and today offers the world’s #1 e-signature solution. It serves more than 400,000 customers and hundreds of millions of users to measure to make signing any document easily. During their recent IPO they raised over $629 million and has a valuation of $4 billion.

Tom Gonser

Tom Gonser is the Founder and former Chief Strategy Officer of DocuSign. Currently, Tom serves as a General Partner at Seven Peaks Ventures and is and an entrepreneurial executive with a strong track record in technology leadership and innovation with more than 15 years’ experience participating on boards of directors of fast-growing companies. He began his career in large, successful companies such as Apple Computer, Wildfire Communications, McCaw Cellular, and AT&T Wireless, then launched and ran several companies focused on SaaS, Financial Services, and GPS Technology.


RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chainlink-fireside-chat-tom-gonser-founder-of-docusign-sergey-nazarov-tickets-53811925919

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KryptoSF: Let's Recap 2018 & BUIDL for 2019
Jan
28
7:30 PM19:30

KryptoSF: Let's Recap 2018 & BUIDL for 2019

Hello KryptoSeoulers! KryptoSeoul is more than excited to host its first global meetup in San Francisco, the hub of BUIDL. KryptoSeoul is a major blockchain community building team based in Seoul, South Korea, and has been consistently introducing promising blockchain projects to the Korean community.

In the SF meetup, we plan to do focus on important topics that are expected to be the focus for 2019. Based on the lessons and insights earned from 2018, we will discuss on how to prepare for and what to expect in 2019. Promising projects such as Cosmos, 0x, Celer Network, and Origin Protocol will share their valuable insights.

We’ll have time for questions, discussion, and networking! Snacks and drinks will be served. This event is free but we can only accommodate a limited amount of guests. Please RSVP early and see you there!

7:00pm - 7:30pm Registration

7:30pm - 7:40pm "KryptoSeoul meets SF" by Erica Kang, Founder and CEO of KryptoSeoul

7:40pm - 8:00pm Jae Kwon, CEO of Cosmos

Title: TBD

8:00pm - 8:20pm Mo Dong, CEO of Celer Network

Title: "Celer Network: Bring Internet-Scale Adoption to Every Blockchain"

8:20pm - 9:00pm Panel Discussion

Title: "Mass Adoption in 2019: What are the preparatory steps and limitations?"

Panelists:

- Tom Schmidt, Product at 0x

- Lily Liu, Co-founder of Earn.com

- Josh Fraser, CEO at Origin Protocol

9:00pm- 9:30pm Networking

If you have any inquiry about the meetup and about KryptoSeoul, please send an email to contact@kryptoseoul.com. Thank you!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kryptosf-lets-recap-2018-buidl-for-2019-tickets-54236602137

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RadicalxChange San Francisco
Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

RadicalxChange San Francisco

RadicalxChange convenes a community of activists, artists, entrepreneurs and scholars committed to using dramatically expanded competitive, free and open market mechanisms to reduce inequality, build widely-shared prosperity, heal global political divides and build a richer and more cooperative social life.

The San Francisco chapter will co-create our local purpose within this city & on Telegram at t.me/radicalxchangeSF

Learn more at https://radicalxchange.org/

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/257934261/

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Programming The Ethereum Blockchain - ERC721 Edition
Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Programming The Ethereum Blockchain - ERC721 Edition

Do you want to become an Ethereum Blockchain developer in 2019? The best way to get started is to dive in the ERC721 token standard.

"ERC-721 is a free, open standard that describes how to build non-fungible or unique tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. While most tokens are fungible (every token is the same as every other token), ERC-721 tokens are all unique. Think of them like rare, one-of-a-kind collectables."

http://erc721.org/

In this workshop, we will explore what the core differences between ERC20 and ERC721 are. We will get a chance to work hands-on with professional standard software to craft smart contracts. Here's a short list of the tools we'll be using during the workshop.

1. The Remix Browser

https://remix.ethereum.org

2. Truffle Framework

https://truffleframework.com/

3. The Solidity Programming Language

https://solidity.readthedocs.io/en/v0.5.2/

We'll have fun building the ERC721 smart contract from the ground up using the official EIP as a guide. In the end, we will acquire valuable skills in learning to decipher EIPs.

https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/blob/master/EIPS/eip-721.md

You will leave with production quality code to use as a base for your next crypto project.

Example use case:

Software licensing on the Ethereum Blockchain: https://github.com/cryppadotta/dotta-license

Tentative Schedule

9:00am to 1:00pm (4hrs)

About the Instructor:

Fode Diop Headshot

Fodé Diop is a Computer Science student at Make School. He's one of the few people in San Francisco with production experience in the fields of Ethereum Smart Contracts. He was part of the winning team of Dora Hack's first US Blockchain and AI hackathon. He was the winner of Facebook DevCircles Oakland MessengerBot Hackathon where he and his teammate built a Facebook Messenger bot which can teach a non-native English speaker Computer Science terms. He's also one of the leading instructors in the blockchain education space in Silicon Valley. He's passionate about education and how to leverage blockchain as a way to teach computer science as well.

He co-founded the Oakland Blockchain Developers Meetup group. He now started and runs the Programmable Money Meetup in San Francisco.

Fun facts about him: He's originally from Sénégal and fluently speaks 3 languages.

github: https://github.com/diop

twitter: https://twitter.com/diopfode

Video - Smart Contracts for fun and profit interview: https://youtu.be/o-BLV_DIgVM

See you there!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/programming-the-ethereum-blockchain-erc721-edition-tickets-54840042042?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Monthly Chain Discussion
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Chain Discussion

MUST REGISTER YOUR SEAT HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monthly-chain-discussion-tickets-53198367750

We will be discussing current blockchain news happening in the blockchain space and their potential implications. This is an open discussion that will be lead people in attendance.

Events of Focus:

1. Basis shutting down due to SEC securities regulation - https://blackchaingroup.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a85cc21679c122f47bd8c2199&id=f366e63f08&e=01a4478134

2. Venezuela strong approach to Petro adoption - https://www.ccn.com/the-venezuelan-government-is-forcing-petro-down-the-pensioners-throats/

3. Ethereum Developers Agree on Launch Date for Major Constantinople Upgrade - https://blackchaingroup.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a85cc21679c122f47bd8c2199&id=c94c0f220e&e=01a4478134

4. Samsung Dismisses Galaxy S10 Crypto Wallet Reports as "Rumor and Speculation' - https://cointelegraph.com/news/samsung-dismisses-galaxy-s10-crypto-wallet-reports-as-rumor-and-speculation

5. Crypto-asset accounts nearly doubled in 2018 - https://blackchaingroup.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a85cc21679c122f47bd8c2199&id=711b185837&e=01a4478134

If you have any current events, you'd like to discuss please share in the article and subject in the comment section or send us an email at Blackchaingroup@gmail.com.

Meeting Agenda:

1. Networking - 6:00pm - 6:25pm
2. Open Discussion - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
3. Networking - 7:30pm - 8:00pm

About the Presenter:

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

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

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Jan
15
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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[Offsite Partner Event] Blockchain Connect Conference: Academic 2019
Jan
11
9:30 AM09:30

[Offsite Partner Event] Blockchain Connect Conference: Academic 2019

Put on your thinking caps and get your books out! Thanks to SV Insight, Starfish will be present for role call at this very academic conference.

We will be at booth #: TBA
(Keep an eye on this space for the booth number and updates!)

WHAT'S YOUR HUSTLE?
If you are a start-up looking for more exposure, our friends, Rosse Gates and Bryan Colligan of Alpha Growth, will be on deck to do "What's Your Hustle?" interviews at the Starfish booth. Come and tell us what your hustle is!

HOW TO GET DISCOUNT TICKETS
1) Please RSVP here on this Meetup page that you will be attending.
2) Click on this link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blockchain-connect-conference-academic-2019-tickets-49199676557?aff=webupright
3) Click on "Tickets" button.
4) In upper right hand side of the Select Tickets window, click on "Enter Promotional Code".
5) Enter STAR5, and click "Apply Code".
6) "Community Member Pass (General Admission)" ticket option will appear at the top for $4.99 + $1.24 fee.
7) Select ticket amount for this option and checkout.
8) You've been accepted to this academic "institution"! Congrats! Huzzah! Huzzah!

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BLOCKCHAIN CONNECT
Blockchain Connect Conference: Academic 2019 will be the third blockchain connect conference hosted by SV Insight. The theme of the event is “Academic”.

On Jan. 11, 2019 in San Francisco, the event will gather the most authoritative blockchain professors around the world, the public chain projects with the most advanced technology, and technical experts, to discuss the most cutting-edge blockchain academic research, problems, and solutions. By including keynote speeches and panels covering topics from research to application, the conference will explore the next big opportunity in the blockchain industry.

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SV INSIGHT
SV Insight is a technology media property rooted in Silicon Valley.

As a top-tier Chinese media company, SV Insight is dedicated to getting in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology.

SV Insight committed to exploring the essence of global innovation, connecting entrepreneurship ecology between China and overseas.

Follow us on Wechat @guigudiyixian to get updated with the newest tech trends!

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

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

We are Starfish. You are Starfish.

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

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Baerchain Community Happy Hour: Gaming Blockchain Meetup
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Baerchain Community Happy Hour: Gaming Blockchain Meetup

Baer Chain is an online games ecological platform that is forged based on the blockchain technology, adopting distributed smart contracts. By using decentralized structure, it directly connects elements on the games ecological chain in an organic way, to realize the direct docking, losslessly circulating and secure storing of individual values.

Via the underlying games public chain that is independently researched and developed by BaerChain team, the global game developers and game players are capable of converting values created by them to revenues owned by them, which can circulate within the game ecology in the form of Baer Chain token, BRC. As the bearing of values, BRC not only circulates within the ecological system, but also pries the value ecologies outside online games, letting them participate in the values ecology cycle of BaerChain.

Join Baerchain the public chain game explorer, for a happy hour to meet everyone before Blockchain Connect kicks off. We are excited to host our international community for conversation and connection!

This event will feature a presentation by Baerchain, as well as snacks, drinks and a social mixer.

Blockchain connect will be there to meet everyone. Come in and mingle!

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/257899366/?isFirstPublish=true

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Jan
8
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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0x Hackathon, Truffle Framework & the new Solidity ^0.5.0
Jan
7
7:00 PM19:00

0x Hackathon, Truffle Framework & the new Solidity ^0.5.0

Happy New Year 2019!

A change of pace is needed. Let's start the year strong by updating our skills and by earning crypto from hackathon bounties.
https://coinlist.co/build/0x

The blockchain development ecosystem is changing very rapidly and today we'll explore what's new and what we need to learn to level up.

The new Truffle Framework:
https://truffleframework.com/truffle

Ganache:
https://truffleframework.com/ganache

Solidity ^0.5.0 is here and has breaking changes:
https://solidity.readthedocs.io/en/v0.5.2/

ERC721:
http://erc721.org/

Recommended editor - VS Code:
https://code.visualstudio.com/

What is 0x?
https://www.coinbase.com/earn/0x

0x Instant:
https://0x.org/instant

Coinlist and 0x have an upcoming month-long hackathon perfect for anybody to showcase or test their blockchain development chops:
https://coinlist.co/build/0x/application

This is the ideal time to experiment and build something for the Decentralized Finance section or play around with ERC721 non-fungible tokens.

We'll explore how teams can get started by leveraging the new 0x LaunchKit and 0x Instant to quickly prototype ideas. One would be to build a Relayer. If you have been dreaming about building a DEX or decentralized exchange, this is your perfect opportunity.
https://0x.org/launch-kit

Want a head start? Start here:
https://cryptozombies.io/en/lesson/5/chapter/2

See you there!

Note: RSVP is strictly required!

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Programmable-Money/events/pfcqlqyzcbkb/

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Build-a-thon Prep!
Jan
5
1:00 PM13:00

Build-a-thon Prep!

Every protocol and their mama is offering millions of dollars to build applications on their platform. Let's get together to form teams and build expertise to as one infamous man said "code ourselves out of poverty".

DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
This Build-a-thon Prep! is a part of "Distributed Saturdays", a bi-weekly, peer-to-peer blockchain and protocol-agnostic learning fest for both technical and non-technical people of ALL knowledge levels. This learning fest offers several tracks, including 1 to 3 featured learning sessions or workshops, Blockchain 101 + A Blockchain Roleplaying Game or Fresh Angle, Build-a-thon, Peer-to-Peer Learning, and the White Paper Book Club. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

Telegram: https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

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


RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/257737369/

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Crypto Art Gathering at Distributed Saturdays
Jan
5
11:00 AM11:00

Crypto Art Gathering at Distributed Saturdays

Come to this weeks Distributed Saturday at Starfish Mission to meetup with other Crypto Art people. We will be organizing discussion groups on these days, just let people know you are there to talk about art on the blockchain!

You can learn more about this weeks Distributed Saturday and Starfish Missions other events here https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/

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

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Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats + Blockchain Game!
Jan
5
10:00 AM10:00

Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats + Blockchain Game!

  • Starfish Mission 1535 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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

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

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

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

12:00 PM - Q&A + Where will you go from here?
And finally, what is it about blockchain technology that attracted you and what would you like to do with the knowledge that you're gaining in this space?

12:15 PM - Blockchain + Nakamoto's Market: Blockchain Role-playing Game


RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/SF-Free-School/events/256950703/

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Solidity Saturdays: P2P Learning
Jan
5
10:00 AM10:00

Solidity Saturdays: P2P Learning

Come join your friends at the SF Ethereum Meetup for 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 (but it would be great if you've coded in something). Pure interest goes a long way.

For starters, we run through CryptoZombies game. It's a great primer on the language: http://www.cryptozombies.io

From there, we're still tinkering. There is so much innovation going on and so much work to be done. Honestly, the most effective means of collectively growing out of the basics is an open question. Some valuable resources as well...

• SpaceDoggos: https://www.bitdegree.org/courses/learn-solidity-space-doggos/
• Ethernaut: https://ethernaut.zeppelin.solutions/
• Ethereum Pet Shop: http://truffleframework.com/tutorials/pet-shop

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!

If you'd like to help others with their projects, come on down!

Bring your laptops!

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

Solidity Saturdays is a part of Distributed Saturdays: A bi-weekly blockchain & protocol-agnostic learning fest for all knowledge-levels, technical and non-technical.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/SF_Ethereum/events/hbkflqyzcbhb/

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SF Psychedelic Society Holiday Gathering & Potluck!
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

SF Psychedelic Society Holiday Gathering & Potluck!

Join us for a Holiday Gathering and Potluck at our last community meeting of 2018! Please bring a gift of food or beverage to share!

The purpose of this gathering is to facilitate connection and community amongst folks in the SF bay area who are interested in psychedelics. We will provide cacao, a holiday raffle and breakout groups. Group topics such as microdosing, integration and psychedelics 101 for newcomers. 

Larissa Maier will be joining us to give a 20 minute presentation on the Global Drug Survey and some of the interesting results that have come of their work. Thank you, Larissa!

San Francisco Psychedelic Society is evolving to have more more frequent and diverse events in the Bay Area. Join us for our holiday potluck community meeting to get involved and meet others!

We are asking a $5-20 donation, at the door nobody turned away. 

Find community, get informed and share your gifts with our bustling community of about 9k in the Bay.
*we are on the second floor

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/257228674/

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Dec
18
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

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

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

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

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

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

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Starfish! Let's Join the SF Bitcoin Meetup for Their Annual 2018 Holiday Party!
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Starfish! Let's Join the SF Bitcoin Meetup for Their Annual 2018 Holiday Party!

Hey, Starfish! Yeah you!

The San Francisco Bitcoin Meetup group will be celebrating their Big Annual Holiday Party at Starfish Mission and you're invited.

It's been a rough year...but you believers are still in it to win it. Let's share our highs, our lows, have fun, let go, and weather this Crypto Winter together this Saturday night. You deserve it you, trailblazer, youuuuu!

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/257098755/

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Come learn about TRON and the TRON Accelerator!
Dec
15
12:30 PM12:30

Come learn about TRON and the TRON Accelerator!

This workshop will walk attendees through an introduction to TRON, "the world’s largest decentralized network", and allow time for questions. The TRON Accelerator will also be introduced where $1m is up for grabs in the next month for TRON Dapp developers.

Workshop leader bios:
Eric Chen
Technical Lead Manager at TRON
Eric Chen is leading the U.S. technical integration team at TRON Foundation. Eric is also a serial entrepreneur for over 10 years. He is a crypto enthusiast who became interested in Bitcoin as early as 2010 and has been involved with several blockchain projects as co-founder/technology advisor since 2015.

Francesco Sullo
After developing experimental Open Source projects on Ethereum (0xNIL and Tweedentity among others) Francesco joined Tron in September, becoming Technical Lead Manager in December. Before he worked in the Growth Team at Yahoo as a full-stack engineer and in Turo as Android engineer. Furthermore, he founded many startups. Last one was Passpack, an online password manager for teams and one of the first Host-proof Hosting apps in the world. In his spare time, he plays music and writes stories. More at https://francesco.sullo.co

Alvin Xu
Developer Community Business Development
Alvin Xu is leading TRON's Developer Community development, currently leading TRON Accelerator competition. Previously, Alvin was leading business development in Blockchain, VR/AR, smart hardware and IoT fields.

About TRON
TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the Internet through blockchain technology and decentralized applications.Founded in September 2017 by Justin Sun, the company has delivered a series of achievements, including Mainnet launch on May 2018, network independence on June 2018, and TRON Virtual Machine launch on August 2018. July 2018 also marked the acquisition of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized services.

TRON is the world’s largest decentralized network and new projects like Project Atlas will connect BitTorrent to the world of Blockchain, enabling faster downloads and torrent lifetimes, creating a tokenized content ecosystem that benefits 100M+ existing users.

Contact:
–For developer technical questions, please connect with us on Discord (https://discordapp.com/invite/FYgVYD9); for TRON developer’s documentation, please visit the TRON Developer Hub (https://developers.tron.network/); for source code, please visit our Github (https://github.com/tronprotocol); for more future TRON Community events, please join our Meetup group (https://www.meetup.com/troncommunity/); for any other questions, please contact our Developer Community Division at dapp@tron.network.
Follow:
For Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Youtube: @tronfoundation

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/257191568/

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Mining Mania! Learn How to Mine
Dec
15
10:30 AM10:30

Mining Mania! Learn How to Mine

Yuriy Lavor, Director of UMining and Founder of Sunrich, a blockchain loyalty program, will lead us through why mining is important and how to get into mining.

10:30am - 11:00am Networking
11:00am - 12:00pm Mining Workshop
12:00pm - 12:15pm Q & A
12:15pm - 12:30pm Sunrich



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

Telegram: https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/256959875/

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

Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12:30 PM - Q&A

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

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

Telegram: https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

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

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

We are Starfish. You are Starfish.

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

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

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

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Solidity Saturdays: P2P Learning
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Solidity Saturdays: P2P Learning

Come join your friends at the SF Ethereum Meetup for 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 (but it would be great if you've coded in something). Pure interest goes a long way.

For starters, we run through CryptoZombies game. It's a great primer on the language: http://www.cryptozombies.io

From there, we're still tinkering. There is so much innovation going on and so much work to be done. Honestly, the most effective means of collectively growing out of the basics is an open question. Some valuable resources as well...

• SpaceDoggos: https://www.bitdegree.org/courses/learn-solidity-space-doggos/
• Ethernaut: https://ethernaut.zeppelin.solutions/
• Ethereum Pet Shop: http://truffleframework.com/tutorials/pet-shop

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!

If you'd like to help others with their projects, come on down!

Bring your laptops!

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

Solidity Saturdays is a part of Distributed Saturdays: A bi-weekly blockchain & protocol-agnostic learning fest for all knowledge-levels, technical and non-technical.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/SF_Ethereum/events/hbkflqyxqbtb/

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Distributed Saturdays! A Bi-Weekly, Protocol-Agnostic, Learning Event
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

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

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

TODAY'S GRAND SCHEDULE
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Peer-to-Peer Learning
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM How to Mine Workshop
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Intro to Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum + Nakamoto's Market Game
1:00PM to 3:00 PM White Paper Book Club: MimbleWimble

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SCHEDULE DETAILS

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 12:30 PM Learn How to Mine!

***FEATURED EVENT THIS SATURDAY!***
Yuriy Lavor, Director of UMining and Founder of Sunrich, a blockchain loyalty program, will lead us through why mining is important and how to get into mining.

10:30am - 11:00am Networking
11:00am - 12:00pm Mining Workshop
12:00pm - 12:15pm Q & A
12:15pm - 12:30pm Sunrich

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11:00 AM to 1:30 PM - 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 + Nakamoto's Market Blockchain Game

11:00am - 12:00pm Blockchain 101
12:00pm - 12:15pm Q&A
12:15pm - 12:20pm Break
12:20pm - 1:20pm Blockchain Roleplaying Game
1:20pm - 1:30pm Q&A + Where Will You Go From Here?

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1:00PM to 3:00 PM White Paper Book Club: MimbleWimble

Come with us for a deep dive into a different White Paper vision every two weeks!

This Saturday, join your fellow Starfish community members in breaking down and analyzing MimbleWimble

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

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

RSVP:

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

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EOS Holiday Party + Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

EOS Holiday Party + Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour

(Partner Event)

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!

This week we're cohosting the Happy Hour together with our partners from EOS San Francisco.

Hey EOS friends,
Oh boy it's been a tough crypto winter...
But let's not let that get in the way of enjoying the holidays!

Meet up with other EOS and crypto enthusiasts to share your stories and plans for the new year! Get to know all the movers and shakers in the EOS ecosystem and if that's not enough we'll have some fun and games..

-Beer pong ...sure
-Cornhole.... why not..
-Poker ... yes!
(Psst..Crypto trading and gambling are really just the same thing right?)

There will be drinks, snacks and some holiday cheer...

To Starfish ... Thank you for providing such a wonderful & collaborative space for crypto projects and events this year!

To EOS... Thanks for giving us a shot at building usable crypto apps for the average person...we're getting oh so close!

To Incubeos the new EOS dApp incubator..Because you dApp, I dApp we dApp! Partners include: Starfish, EOS San Francisco, EOS Blocksmith, EOS Silicon Valley, infinitybloc, Lumeos, Obsidian Labs, Aikon

To the brand new EOS San Francisco block producer that will be the bridge to adoption.

To Nougit & Six Degrees... first & third place winners in the SF EOS Hackathon and currently in the Grand Finale.. Let's bring some trophies home guys!

Thanks everyone.. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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/nsrskqyxqbsb/

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Fuckup Nights San Francisco Vol. IV
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Fuckup Nights San Francisco Vol. IV

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 upand 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!

300+ cities, 100+ countries, 7 minutes, 10 images, 1 failure.

Agenda:

6:00 - 7:00 pm: Registration, meeting fellow fuckuppers and drinks 

7:00 - 8:30 pm: Fuckup presentations + Q&A

8:30 - 9:00 pm: More drinks, more mingling with fellow fuckuppers

Speakers: Ameen of SpankChain, Marc of Aikon and J-Lo of Serendipia

Ameen Soleimani

Ameen is the CEO of SpankChain, a blockchain based adult entertainment platform. He was previously a software engineer at ConsenSys where he focused on state channels research and P2P energy trading. He also helped launch AdChain, the first Token Curated Registry to curate a list of non-fraudulent online publishers.

Marc Blinder

Marc Blinder is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer for AIKON, a technology company with the mission of making the promise of blockchain a reality. With a degree in Political Science from Princeton, Blinder’s career began as a political operative in the rough and tumble world of California elections before he switched to the tech industry. Blinder ran his first company at 28 years old, a social network called Mobileplay (which he sold to Good Technology) and became Creative Director at Context Optional which sold to Efficient Frontier for $50M. At Efficient Frontier, Marc set up the social business across EMEA before the company was acquired by Adobe for $400M. Over the years, he also authored multiple patents and a few plays.

Jean-Loick

Jean-Loïck has a masters in Social Entrepreneurship, is the previous co-founder of Simba Education increasing access to early childhood education using mobile technologies in Zimbabwe. He is now a co-founder of Serendipia’s social innovation camps in Thailand and a co-living house founder for mission-driven millennials and crypto enthusiasts in San Francisco - Serendipia Nest. J-Lo is also now the CEO for the Serendipia Cooperative. A gamified market network for communities and non-profits.

Join the conversation:

#ShareTheFailure

RSVP:

https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/257126414/

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

Partner Event: DoraHacks-Blockchain Hacker Arena SF

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

DoraHacks-Hacker Arena
Time:2018.12.11

What is this about:

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

Who will come?

150+ top hackers

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

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

Sample Challenges:

- impliment an atomic swap

- impliment a DEX in this smart contract langauge

- etc

Things to note:

Team size: 3-6 people

Duration: 8-10 hours

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

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

Schedule

8:30-9:30 Registration

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

10:30-18:30 Hacking Arena

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

FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES + SPEAKERS + COMEDY OPEN MIC

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

Mechanism Design Working Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats

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

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

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

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

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

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

11:45 AM - Blockchain + ...

12:00 PM - Q&A

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

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

Telegram: https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

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

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

We are Starfish. You are Starfish.

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

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

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

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

Galactic Decentralized Web 3.0 Townhall SF

Descriptions:

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

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

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

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

Background

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

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

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

  3. Choose a platform to deploy the production system to

  4. Choose a name service for your web application.

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

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

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

Speakers:

Neeraj Murarka: CTO of Bluzelle.

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



Dr. Yilun Zhang: CTO of NKN.

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


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



Christopher Shen, Founder of Portal Network

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

Event schedule:

Venue

Starfish Mission: 1535 Mission Street, San Francisco CA

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

Light refreshments will be provided

Call for action

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

About the projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello Starfishers,

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

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

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

Agenda:

6:30 ~ 7:00pm: Networking

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

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

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

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

8:30pm: Drinking and mingling

See you on Thursday!

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

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

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


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

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

Mechanism Design Working Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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