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

Understanding Inflation in Crypto Networks

Token Engineering San Francisco

Understanding Inflation in Crypto Networks

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

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


Presentations by:


Ocean Protocol | Fang Gong

Unlocking Data for AI

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


BlockScience | Michael Zargham

Economic Systems Engineering

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


Soloblock Solutions | Matt Lockyer

Building Blockchain Solutions to Real World Problems

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


Centrifuge | Cassidy Daly

Operating System for the Financial Supply Chain

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


1protocol | Zack Lawrence

Earn interest on your Ether

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


Schedule: 

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



We will cover a wide range of questions including: 


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

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

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

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

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

  • Which existing projects can be analyzed as examples?

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

RSVP:

Meetup.com:

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

Eventbrite.com:

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

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

Lay the Foundation for dApp Mass Adoption

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

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

Celer & Aelf: Lay the Foundation for dApp Mass Adoption

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Digital Creators + Blockchain

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

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

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

BACKGROUND

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

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

EVENT DETAILS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ABOUT MAKERSPLACE

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

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

https://makersplace.com/

ABOUT SF CRYPTO ART

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

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

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Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

A Tutorial on Randomness in Smart Contracts with Haseeb Qureshi

The scourge of smart contracts: randomness.

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

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

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

Disrupting Public Sector Issues through Blockchain Technology

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

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

Food and Drinks will be provided

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

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

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

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

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Nov
20
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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Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour
Nov
23
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!

http://meetu.ps/e/G0BsG/x2ykj/f

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

Distributed Ledgers and Big Data: Working with Data at Scale

Agenda

6:00 Networking

6:30 Speakers

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

• Talk 2: TBD

8:00 End

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

About the Host

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

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

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

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

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

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

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***FEATURED EVENTS THIS SATURDAY!***

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

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

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***EVERY OTHER SATURDAY***

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

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

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

• Bring your laptops!

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

You Should Know This! A Comedy Show for Nerds

Starfish Mission is excited to present...

You Should Know This! A comedy show for nerds.

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

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

Come out for a night of crypto and comedy.

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

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

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

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

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

Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour

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

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

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

Starfish Mission’s Telegram Group Chat:

https://t.me/starfishnetwork

Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!

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

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

(Partner event) The Hide Your Money Series: Monero

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

Please Review Following Resources Beforehand:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting Agenda:

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

About the Presenter:

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

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

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

Mechanism Design Working Group- Cancelled TODAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://t.me/mechanismdesigners

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

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


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

Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour

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

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

Starfish Mission’s Telegram Group Chat:

https://t.me/starfishnetwork


Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!

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

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

Dapps & Smart Contracts: BUMO Hackathon

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

This is a two day event:


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

  • Dapps on the BUMO Platform

  • Smart Contracts on the BUMO Platform

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

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

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

Dapps & Smart Contracts: BUMO Ecosystem

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

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

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

Mechanism Design Working Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://t.me/mechanismdesigners

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

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

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Ontology meetup
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Ontology meetup

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

DESCRIPTION

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

Agenda

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

18:30 - 18:40 Opening remarks

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

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

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

19:15 - 19:30 Break

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

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

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

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

Find us

Ontology website: https://ont.io/

ONTO website: https://onto.app/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Coda Protocol
Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

Coda Protocol

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

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

Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Please RSVP Below:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RSVP:

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

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Distributed Saturdays!
Oct
27
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.

This week's theme...BLOCKCHAIN + FEAR! UNCERTAINTY! DOUBT!

***FULL SCHEDULE***
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Peer-to-Peer Learning: CryptoZombies + More
11:00 AM to 11:45 PM - Breakdown & Analysis of the Frightful DAO Hack
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Blockchain 101 for Non-Technical Peeps + HORROR
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Whitepaper Book Club: PETRO!
2:00PM to 4:00PM - EOS Hackathon Team Building

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***FEATURED THIS SATURDAY***

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM - The Frightful DAO Hack

• Ken Woodruff, Founder at BikeDeed, will lure participants back through a timeline of the hack, the players, and the devil of a bug that caused the problem. The session will end with the repercussions that haunt Ethereum to this day.

• About the Speaker
Ken Woodruff is a Software Developer and Decentralization-nut who won't stop talking about Blockchain. He's worked for small startups and large corporations, and is currently coming off an 8 year tenure with Adobe Systems where he helped grow the Managed Services team from 2 employees to over 300 employees.

• About BikeDeed
This event is sponsored by BikeDeed - a Decentralized Registry for Bicycles running on the Ethereum Blockchain. Our primary goals are to combat bike theft, validate ownership, and maintain service records. A Carfax for Bikes - only better. https://bikedeed.io/

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1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Whitepaper Book Club (Every other Saturday)

• Get petrified by the breakdown and analysis of this Saturday's Whitepaper: PETRO!

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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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11:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Blockchain 101 for Non-Technical People + HORROR STORIES!

• 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 + Horror Stories

Networking: 10:30am
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.

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

Blockchain + HORROR STORIES: 11:45am
This week's 101 angle is about Blockchain Horror Stories. We will go through post-mortem exercises of grave proportions.

Where will you go from here?: 12:15pm
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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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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Telegram supergroup for this event:
https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

RSVP:

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

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Galactic Blockchain Happy Hour! + QR Code Art Exhibit!
Oct
26
5:30 PM17:30

Galactic Blockchain Happy Hour! + QR Code Art Exhibit!

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!

QR Code Art Exhibit by Yiying Lu |

She is an artist, designer and digital content creator whose artwork has appeared on billions of screens around the world. She created the Twitter 'Fail Whale', the Conan O'Brien 'Pale Whale', and the new YES VEGAS! marketing campaign. Interactive Wall Tangrams Creator. Exhibited in galleries and museums globally. First public exhibition of Wall Tangrams: Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, 2010. Named Top 10 Emerging Leaders in Innovation from Microsoft The Australian 100. Winner of New York Shorty Award in Design. One Show Design Award Merit. Winner of Australian Desktop Create: Emerging Talent Award. Ms. Lu has done design and creative work for the Nevada Development Authority, Conan O'Brien and Team Coco, TBS, Twitter, Anna Sui New York, Sony Digital Japan, Maybelline, Saatchi & Saatchi, eBay, Getty Images, Glam Media, JWT, Pepsico, Gallery Bar NYC, Hotel des Arts SF, Surfrider Foundation, Shorty Awards, Nootie, ASDA UK, Optus, Smashing Magazine, University of Technology Sydney, McCann World Group, the Australian Trade Commission, and the Sydney Aquarium. Ms. Lu graduated with 1st Class Honors, Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication from the University of Technology, Sydney.


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

Steemit Meetup with Partiko


Welcome to the Steemit SF meetup!

Steemit is a decentralized social blockchain that allows users to fully control their content and earn token reward for content creation.

The decentralization revolution for social platforms is upon us and if you’re interested in being part of it, now is the perfect time! Join our meetup to learn the latest and greatest development in the decentralized social world.

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

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

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

Starfish Team

RSVP Below:

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

 Download Partiko on the  Apple Store  &  Google Play

Download Partiko on the Apple Store & Google Play

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ZeroNet
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

ZeroNet

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

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

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

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

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

Stablecoins and You - SF Bitcoin meetup panel event

RSVP here:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Crypto Art Meetup
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Crypto Art Meetup

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

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

If you are keen on attending please RSVP below:

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

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

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

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

***FEATURED EVENTS THIS SATURDAY!***

TBD

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***EVERY SATURDAY***

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

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

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

• Bring your laptops!

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TIME TBD - Blockchain 101 for Non-Technical People

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

• This week's Blockchain 101 angle is Blockchain & ...

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

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


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


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Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour
Oct
19
5:30 PM17:30

Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour

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

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

Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!

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

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

Blackchain: The Ripple Effect

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting Agenda:

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

About the Presenter:

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

Check his blog out here: https://CoreyaHarris.com

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


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

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

An Iboga Love Story: Beyond Addiction Recovery

Details

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

$10 pre-sale

$15 at the door

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

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

Photography credit to Anandha Ray- Thank you!

RSVP Below:

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

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

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

Mechanism Design Working Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

***FEATURED EVENTS THIS SATURDAY!***

TBD

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***EVERY SATURDAY***

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

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

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

• Bring your laptops!

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TIME TBD - Blockchain 101 for Non-Technical People

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

• This week's Blockchain 101 angle is Blockchain & ...

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


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

Friends x Starfish Galactic Happy Hour

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

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


Starfish Mission’s Telegram Group:

https://t.me/starfishnetwork


Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!

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

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