Mechanism Design Working Group
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

Mechanism Design Mondays are for analyzing the strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

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

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

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

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

Case Study of a NEO Blockchain Payment Solution

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

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

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

Non-Fungible Tokens meetup

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

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

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Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour with Panel Discussion featuring IoTeX + NKN + Theta
Aug
17
5:30 PM17:30

Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour with Panel Discussion featuring IoTeX + NKN + Theta

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.

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Solidity Saturdays
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Solidity Saturdays

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

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

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Aragon 24hr Hackathon @ San Francisco
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Aragon 24hr Hackathon @ San Francisco

Aragon is hosting a 24 hour hackathon to support developers building decentralized apps in San Francisco at Starfish Mission.

Our goal is to support community efforts to build decentralized applications using our developer tools. The theme of this hackathon is team communication.

Teams are of course welcome to build anything with the Aragon developer tools, but we will pay special attention to applications that help members of decentralized organizations communicate with each other.

The winning teams will be announced at noon on the 19th of August.

Prizes

1st place - $1000

2nd place - $500

Schedule

08/18/2018

Doors open - 12pm

Lunch & Intro to DAOs - 1pm

Team formation - 2pm

Dinner - 6pm

08/19/2018

Doors Lock - 2am

Breakfast - 8am

Pitch - 12pm

Announce winner - 12.30pm

Aragon - https://aragon.org/

Aragon Developer Portal - https://hack.aragon.org/

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 Nervos SF Meet and Greet
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Nervos SF Meet and Greet

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

Speaker: Kevin Wang, co-founder of Nervos Network

Agenda: TBC

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

Space is limited, so please RSVP.

We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!

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

The Future of Venture Capital: LP Forum

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

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

Schedule

6:00pm - Introductions

7:00pm - Panel

8:00pm - Networking

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Conscious Community Building
Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

Conscious Community Building

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

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Solidity Saturdays
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Solidity Saturdays

What we'll do:

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

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Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour
Aug
10
5:30 PM17:30

Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour

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

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

Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!

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

Days of Futures Past - Ethereum vs Ethereum Classic

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

About the Presenter:

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

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

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Mechanism Design Mondays
Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Mondays

Mechanism Design Mondays are for analyzing the strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

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

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

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

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

Blockchain Privacy and Security w/Hart Montgomery + Document Timestamping


Talk 1: Privacy and Security around Blockchains

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

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

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Solidity Saturdays
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Solidity Saturdays

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

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

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Tesseract Initiative - Computer Vision Workshop
Aug
4
8:30 AM08:30

Tesseract Initiative - Computer Vision Workshop

Come learn about computer vision with this hands-on, robotics-oriented workshop! You'll collaborate with other participants to work on ways to detect a given object against arbitrary backgrounds and from different perspectives using various AI-driven and traditional computer vision techniques. 

Intended for high school students who are interested in learning more about computer vision. No prior experience is needed.

This workshop is presented by Tesseract Initiative, a student-driven organization designing accessible STEAM workshops, events, projects, and opportunities revolving around creativity, computation, community, and collaboration.

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ZANEAPALOOZA 2: Intergalactic Music & Arts Festival
Aug
3
to Aug 4

ZANEAPALOOZA 2: Intergalactic Music & Arts Festival

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zaneapalooza-2-intergalactic-music-arts-festival-tickets-46818496383


SerendipiaNODE, and friends stand together as the coalition for Decentralized Art and Music (DAM) to present ZANEAPALOOZA 2 

DAM organizes events that showcase the creative process and foster community participation as it looks in a decentralized world.

ZANEAPALOOZA Lineup (so far):

******************Bands*******************

– Mission Control (https://soundcloud.com/be-present)

*******************DJs********************

– Christian Martin (DirtyBird, Trippy Ass Technologies) (https://open.spotify.com/artist/1kK55jT4F39yCsQBOjcDgj)
– Alex Sibley (Intec Digital, Stereo Productions)(https://soundcloud.com/alex_sibley)
– Gabriel Francisco (https://soundcloud.com/superherohiphop)
– Lolo Mayhew (https://soundcloud.com/lolomayhew)
– Demiurg3 (https://soundcloud.com/demiurg3 )
– ZFogg (https://soundcloud.com/zfogg)
– MikeChomba (https://soundcloud.com/mikechomba)
– Ro (https://soundcloud.com/rohyourb0at)
– DJ Stir Fry (https://soundcloud.com/djstirfry)
– Nabi Air (https://soundcloud.com/nabieffect/)
– djiK (https://soundcloud.com/ian-kleinfield)
– Angela Liou (https://goo.gl/evCZPs)
– I DJ for Dignified Employment

***********Crypto Performers************

– Cryptograffiti (https://goo.gl/1HeTRf)
– CoinDaddy (https://goo.gl/sjWBbt)
– TeamHodl (https://goo.gl/ep5B9t)
– JLoFromTheBlockchain (https://goo.gl/PzWUWr)
– Madame Crypto (https://goo.gl/iVnsRT)
– inverse K (https://soundcloud.com/inversek)
– Amy Seidman (https://soundcloud.com/amyseidman)
– DJ Eth Ledger (https://soundcloud.com/zanewithspoon)
– More to come!

About ZANEAPALOOZA:

Bust out your candy, glow sticks, and body glitter, because the best festival of the season is back for round 2! And we’re going soooo much bigger than last year. (Is that even possible?)

This time be prepared for an adventure into the great unknown. Bring your best spacesuit or represent your home planet in an intergalactic festival of life, love, and lasers. Expeditions of space exploration will lead our ship from planet to planet to see the celestial art and listen to the cosmic beats. Grab a glitter gun and let’s dance among the stars.

Get ready for:

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Lumeos Launch
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Lumeos Launch


Lumeos is reimagining data sharing online. They’ve been hard at work updating our website and White Paper as we seek to become the premier infrastructure of their kind on the blockchain. Join their San Francisco team as they debut the Beta version of their platform with a live demo! For more information about Lumeos, check out their white paper or join their Telegram (https://t.me/lumeos)

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"Blockchain: The Simulation" - An Interactive Way to Learn About Blockchain
Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

"Blockchain: The Simulation" - An Interactive Way to Learn About Blockchain

This event is in partnership with SF Ethereum & ConsenSys:

If you’ve heard of the blockchain or bitcoin, and ever wondered, how does that actually work and why are people so excited about it, this simulation is for you. And four close friends. Or strangers — whoever you can find who wants to play!

The purpose of the simulation is to show people how blockchain works in a live and interactive roleplay, and everyone will get a chance to play. Rather than do a lot of explanation up front, this roleplay will introduce you to a variety of important blockchain concepts as we go along. Don’t fret that everything doesn’t make sense at the start. The goal is for it to make sense by the end!

And finally, in typical design fashion, this is a prototype! We are looking for participants to actively help improve on this game and make it better! LEARN AND BUIDL!

Learn about our previous work on this here: https://medium.com/@ericmorrow/blockchain-the-simulation-f6fab67392ff

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Auditing Ethereum Solidity Smart Contracts with Mythril and Oyente
Jul
30
6:30 PM18:30

Auditing Ethereum Solidity Smart Contracts with Mythril and Oyente

Are you interested in learning how to do security audits for Ethereum smart contracts written in Solidity? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

This workshop is designed for software engineers who want to learn the basics of Solidity and Ethereum Smart Contracts, with a particular emphasis on security and finding bugs in smart contracts. You'll learn how to make your own smart contracts more secure, as well as audit other peoples' smart contracts.

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Quarkchain & NKN Training Workshop for BlockchainAwakens Hackathon
Jul
28
5:00 AM05:00

Quarkchain & NKN Training Workshop for BlockchainAwakens Hackathon

This training workshop for BlockchainAwakens Hackathon, but it's open for anyone who is interested in Quarkchain and NKN, snacks and drinks will be provided, this event will be recorded and upload to youtube, but we recommend you come in person to meet your potential team partner and build connections, talk to speaker if you have any deeper technical questions :)

What you can get from the event?

  • Get a basic understanding of how testnet works.

  • Set up the developing environment for Quarkchain & NKN testnet. 

  • Write your first application on the testnet.

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Psychedelics Meets Permaculture w/ Leia Friedman
Jul
24
10:00 AM10:00

Psychedelics Meets Permaculture w/ Leia Friedman

RSVP @ http://psychedelicsocietysf.org/event/psychedelics-meets-permaculture-w-leia-friedman/

We welcome Leia from Boston, Mass. to discuss the intersection of Psychedelics and Permaculture. After an incredible lecture, we will have time for questions and networking. Please make sure to RSVP as seating will be limited. We are asking a $5-10 donation to help support SFPS to become a non-profit!

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Improving Communication with Secrets of Social Success
Jul
23
9:00 AM09:00

Improving Communication with Secrets of Social Success

Monday, July 23rd, you can learn the Secrets of Social Success that will give you the interpersonal versatility you need for your personal and professional success.

You will learn a simple model to work well with all personality types and start using it immediately. By the end of the evening, you’ll appreciate people more and understand why they act the way they do.

You will discover your unique personality style, and learn to identify the other three styles.

Improve your communication and raise your social intelligence!

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Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour + Blockchain Patent Strategy
Jul
20
8:30 AM08:30

Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour + Blockchain Patent Strategy

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.


At the same time, we'll also be hosting a Blockchain Patent Strategy event! Worldwide patent filings directed to blockchain technology are increasing at an exponential rate. As a result, even the open source ethos in the community will not insulate innovators from patent risk. Marc Kaufman, a Partner at Rimon Law, is the Co-Chair of the Digital Chamber of Commerce's Blockchain IP Council. Marc will discuss the patent landscape, the commensurate risk and how it can be managed with an industry led strategy.

 

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Cold Storage
Jul
18
9:30 AM09:30

Cold Storage

DESCRIPTION

We will walk you through all the cold and hot storage options for storing your crypto-assets, and risks involved with each option.

Please review the following terms before attending:

  1. Paper Wallet

  2. Hardware (Cold) Wallet

  3. Hot Wallet

  4. Private Key

  5. Public Key

  6. Thick Wallet

  7. Multi-signature Wallet

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Slaying the Centralized Dragon: A Crypto Storytelling Workshop
Jul
17
8:45 AM08:45

Slaying the Centralized Dragon: A Crypto Storytelling Workshop

Join Melissa Lafsky, author, content strategist, and digital storyteller, for an evening workshop in which we'll explore the use of storytelling as a map to more deeply understand and widely communicate the largely uncharted, and oft-misunderstood decentralized landscape.

Who should attend?


Founders and engineers seeking to tell the story of their product in a more compelling manner.


Marketers who'd like to understand how to more effectively place their story within the greater narrative of decentralization.


Anyone interested in developing more effective narrative-based communication strategies within the emerging crypto economy.

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A Bootcamp For Aspiring Blockchain Developers
Jul
14
12:30 AM00:30

A Bootcamp For Aspiring Blockchain Developers

Learn to Build Your Own Decentralized Applications.

If you are looking for cutting edge Blockchain education, look no further!

This 2 Day Blockchain Development Bootcamp is comprised of three modules of full stack programming on the Blockchain, with an optional module of contextual information and tools for those new to Blockchain, or technical matters entirely.

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TrueChain: The Next Supernova of Hybrid Consensus
Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

TrueChain: The Next Supernova of Hybrid Consensus

The evolvement of public blockchain consensus has gone through two phases: decentralized solutions with less efficiency, and delegated protocols with higher efficiency. New generation of consensus algorithms focus on tackling the conflict between decentralization and efficiency.

This meetup invites TrueChain, an active development team of Hybrid Consensus, to host a discussion on three topics:
1. Evolvement of consensus algorithms, from PoW to Hybrid Consensus and Permissionless DAG
2. An introduction to hybrid consensus and its challenges, design & engineering solutions
3. Building up a community of hybrid consensus public blockchain development

Speaker: Archit Sharma and Samikshan from TrueChain consensus engineering team

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Paint A Dystopian Picture of Blockchain
Jul
11
9:30 AM09:30

Paint A Dystopian Picture of Blockchain

From the SF Ethereum Meetup page:

Bring your apocalyptic paint brushes! We're painting a dystopian picture of blockchain.

You may be wondering why we'd want you to co-create such a negative picture of blockchain with us. Well, it's a pre-mortem of sorts: "By making it safe for dissenters who are knowledgeable about the undertaking and worried about its weaknesses to speak up", we can improve blockchain’s chances for success. (From "https://hbr.org/2007/09/performing-a-project-premortem")

Let's conjure up the worst so we can make the best of blockchain.

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What If I Told You...What Blockchain Is?
Jul
11
9:30 AM09:30

What If I Told You...What Blockchain Is?

From the SF Ethereum Meetup Page:

I imagine, right now you're feeling a bit like Alice. Tumbling down the Blockchain rabbit hole? Hm?

Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know, you can't explain. But you feel it. It is this feeling that has brought you to me.

Do you know what I'm talking about? The Blockchain.
Do you want to know...what it is?

Take the red pill...and I show you how deep the blockchain rabbit hole goes. Remember... all I'm offering is the truth...nothing more.

Follow me into the basics of blockchain (for regular, non-technical people) before we "Paint a Dystopian Picture of Blockchain".

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How Developing on EOS compares to Ethereum
Jul
10
9:00 AM09:00

How Developing on EOS compares to Ethereum

Ali is a tech entrepreneur with over 6 years of software engineering in Cloud Computing, Distributed Systems, and Blockchain. He is the Founder & CEO of Lumeos building a decentralized social platform on EOS focused on data ownership and privacy.

Prior to Lumeos Ali was a software engineer at Google and Amazon, and was the Co-founder & Lead Engineer at Beetoken where he designed and built one of the early hybrid decentralized applications on Ethereum. He is also a technical advisor for multiple Blockchain startups and runs a blockchain blog at https://medium.com/@aliayyash with publications in Forbes, Hackernoon, Cryptoverze, and Apple News.

In this event, he'll be talking about developing on EOS as compared to Ethereum and will address design pattern comparison and architecture. He'll also discuss how the team is building its platform Lumeos on EOS.

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Learn How To Audit Ethereum Smart Contracts
Jul
9
9:30 AM09:30

Learn How To Audit Ethereum Smart Contracts

Are you interested in learning how to do security audits for Ethereum smart contracts written in Solidity? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

This workshop is designed for software engineers who want to learn the basics of Solidity and Ethereum Smart Contracts, with a particular emphasis on security and finding bugs in smart contracts. You'll learn how to make your own smart contracts more secure, as well as audit other peoples' smart contracts.

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