• GBA Certified Foundations Course
    Register at: www.gbaglobal.org/event/blockchain-foundations-certification-course-alexandria-va --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a full one-day course that conveys the following information to students: • Why care about blockchain? • What is blockchain? • What is tangle and mesh networks (IOTA & Hashgraph) • Government use cases, benefits, and risks • Examples of current real-world use and adoption of blockchain technology • Blockchain architecture • Smart contracts • Data storage on blockchain The feedback from previous students that took this course has been extremely positive and they were emphatic that many others in government leadership should take this course. “Great Blockchain training today with the Government Blockchain Association and the Atlanta Chapter. Mind wide open!! Blockchain is poised to change the world as we know it. “ The biggest takeaways the students articulated were that blockchain technologies: • Are a complete paradigm shift in how people establish & maintain trust in business processes • May impact virtually every aspect of how the government does business • Have the potential to result in exponential improvements to the cost, speed and reliability of government processes, and • Will require significant education, training, and building sponsorship to implement solutions Details: Course Price: $395 (GBA Members receive $100 discount)

    CALIBRE Systems

    6354 Walker Lane · Alexandria, va

  • Healthcare Advances & Blockchian
    Healthcare poses a variety of challenges to public institutions all around the world, and healthcare systems are seeking new solutions for ensuring long-term sustainability and improved outcomes. Ultimately, optimal treatments need to be personalized and patient-specific, leveraging the growing wealth of data available on the individual patient, thanks to wearable devices, IoT, apps, and cheap genomic sequencing. Blockchain has been recognized as an ideal companion for supporting this transformational process, and many use cases are nowadays being piloted. The GBA Healthcare Working Group is currently focusing on the field of donation (blood, tissues, organs). Donation in the field of healthcare is of utmost importance and is a very delicate process not only from the pure medical point of view (e.g. compatibility, availability, etc.) but also in a variety of other aspects (e.g. ethics, personal choices, management of the lists of recipients, etc.). This one-hour overview will explore how blockchain technology can impact the challenges of this, and other serious healthcare situations, where time is a critical factor.

    Launch Workplaces - Gaithersburg

    9841 Washingtonian Blvd, Suite 200 · Gaithersburg, MD

  • Crypto and Taxes (Hosted in Montgomery County)
    After major losses of 2018, paying taxes on cryptocurrency trades are probably the last thing on your mind. However, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has clarified that like-kind exchanges are limited to real estate and therefore crypto investors need to claim their cryptocurrency transactions on their tax returns. Please join Rebecca Samuels, a Certified Public Accountant and Enrolled Agent specializing in cryptocurrency, to discuss crypto taxes, your responsibilities and how you may benefit during the down market. Run of Show: Networking 6:30-7:00. Programs 7-8. Near the intersection of I-270 and I-370/Route 200 It is a short Uber ride from Shady Grove Metro. Parking is convenient and free. Please contact Cheryl if you have any questions. [masked] (cell/text)[masked] (Landline). Next to the parking garage with free parking Co-located program by the Government Blockchain Association.

    Launch Workplaces - Gaithersburg

    9841 Washingtonian Blvd, Suite 200 · Gaithersburg, MD

  • Washington, DC Blockchain Users Group Happy Hour
    We talk Blockchain and Bitcoin tech, economics, security, regulation, investing, usage, and altcoins and can do some trading of bitcoins. Bring your ideas, questions, and even your laptop if you'd like to demonstrate an idea or website. Newbies are always welcome.

    Red Light

    1401 R St Nw · Washington

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  • Blockchain in Government
    Blockchain In Government: Disruption, Innovation, And Opportunity There has been much discussion about blockchain and its exciting possibilities for the future of business and government. For the public sector, blockchain technology represents a unique and powerful way to build trust through efficient and open systems. Government organizations of all types have begun using it in some applications and testing it in others. Blockchain represents a brave new world for government organizations worldwide seeking the ultimate in transparency, security, and trust. However, if its full potential is going to be reached we need to make sure it works robustly and in real world situations. And the question remains, can it deliver as advertised? Blockchain technology is like the early days of the internet. So much promise, but so much hype. Is it going to prove to be a passing fad, or is it going to change the world? As more and more join the bandwagon it gets harder to tell. The hype cycle ramps up and the journalists search out the scandalous stories around crypto-currencies. But underneath it all there is real innovation. Real people solving real problems. Join us at Blockchain in Government in Washington, DC this November to hear great examples of fascinating uses of blockchain technology, as well as insights from the best thinkers about its broadest and most exciting impact. Explore what it really means to those in government, both in terms of how blockchains could increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their own work, and how appropriate legislation can ensure that blockchain initiatives avoid the worst risks and fulfill their greatest promise. For More Information or to Register go to: http://blockchainingovernment.dbta.com

    JW Marriott Washington, DC

    1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW · Washington, DC

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  • GBA Certified Foundations Course
    Register at: www.gbaglobal.org/event/foundations-columbia-nov-1 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a full one-day course that conveys the following information to students: • Why care about blockchain? • What is blockchain? • What is tangle and mesh networks (IOTA & Hashgraph) • Government use cases, benefits, and risks • Examples of current real-world use and adoption of blockchain technology • Blockchain architecture • Smart contracts • Data storage on blockchain The feedback from previous students that took this course has been extremely positive and they were emphatic that many others in government leadership should take this course. “Great Blockchain training today with the Government Blockchain Association and the Atlanta Chapter. Mind wide open!! Blockchain is poised to change the world as we know it. “ The biggest takeaways the students articulated were that blockchain technologies: • Are a complete paradigm shift in how people establish & maintain trust in business processes • May impact virtually every aspect of how the government does business • Have the potential to result in exponential improvements to the cost, speed and reliability of government processes, and • Will require significant education, training, and building sponsorship to implement solutions Details: Course Price: $395 (GBA Members receive $100 discount)

    Select Computing, Inc.

    9841 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 209 · Columbia, MD

  • Decentralization and Regulation
    Howard University Blockchain Lab (HUBL) is a student-run research lab focusing on the development of students and communities in DC with the relation to Crypto & Blockchain education, research, and innovation. We would like to invite you to come join us as we host Blockstack Decentralizing the World Tour #blockstacktour meetup for the DC Community. Join us for a panel discussion on Decentralization & Regulation with Kristin Smith from The Blockchain Association. You must RSVP here to attend: https://blockstackhowardblockchainlab.splashthat.com/

    Social Tables

    1325 G Street, NW, 3rd Floor · Washington, DC

  • Blockchain & Crypto Happy Hour @ BlackJack on 14th
    Come ready to talk cryptocurrency, blockchain and everything else! Meet friends who are as crazy about blockchain as you are... There's a drink with your name on it no matter whether you're a developer, investor or trader or just interested in the space. We normally get a turnout of people who span all experience levels, so everyone is welcome. About our Sponsor: The Ledger Group is a Blockchain and Cryptocurrency advisory firm that specializes in token design, product strategy, legal frameworks and smart contract development. Email us at [masked] and tell us how we can help. CryptoAM is our daily newsletter where we deliver unbiased analysis (in the style of Axios) about the crypto markets and blockchain space to your inbox everyday. Check us out at https://cryptoam.substack.com/

    Blackjack's

    1612 14th Street · Washington, DC

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  • GBA-Africa Blockchain Economic Development (Washington, DC)
    Please register at: www.gbaglobal.org/event/oct11-africa ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The GBA & Cogent Law Firm are pleased to host Mr. Ngueti Armand Gaetan in recognition for his recent appointment as the GBA-Africa Lead. He has been recognized for his leadership and community building skills along with his commitment to improving the lives of his fellow citizens by working with government and using technology like blockchain for the common good of communities. For that reason, it is our great pleasure to honor him as the new GBA Regional Lead for Africa. GBA-Africa Blockchain Economic Development Initiative Mr. Gaetan is preparing to launch the GBA-Africa Blockchain Economic Development Initiative. This initiative falls under the GBA Economic Development Program with the program goals of implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1 to 5. They are: Goal 1: No Poverty Goal 2: Zero Hunger Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being for People Goal 4: Quality Education Goal 5: Gender Equality In his new capacity, Mr. Gaetan will be working with local, national & international government and private industry leaders to use blockchain technology to overcome many of the challenges facing African communities. Please join us for a reception to meet Mr. Gaetan and find out how you can get involved in this initiative. Location: Local 16, 1602 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009 Date: October 11, 2018 Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Local 16

    1602 U Street NW · Washington, DC

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  • GBA Africa Economic Development Initiative (UN SDG 1-5)
    Registration required at: www.gbaglobal.org/event/oct11-africa ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The GBA & Cogent Law Firm are pleased to host a reception for Mr. Ngueti Armand Gaetan in recognition for his recent appointment as the GBA-Africa Lead. He has been recognized for his leadership and community building skills along with his commitment to improving the lives of his fellow citizens by working with government and using technology like blockchain for the common good of communities. For that reason, it is our great pleasure to honor him as the new GBA Regional Lead for Africa. GBA-Africa Blockchain Economic Development Initiative Mr. Gaetan is preparing to launch the GBA-Africa Blockchain Economic Development Initiative. This initiative falls under the GBA Economic Development Program with the program goals of implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1 to 5. They are: • Goal 1: No Poverty • Goal 2: Zero Hunger • Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being for People • Goal 4: Quality Education • Goal 5: Gender Equality In his new capacity, Mr. Gaetan will be working with local, national & international government and private industry leaders to use blockchain technology to overcome many of the challenges facing African communities. Please join us for a reception to meet Mr. Gaetan and find out how you can get involved in this initiative. Location: Local 16, 1602 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009 Date: October 11, 2018 Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Local 16

    1602 U Street NW · Washington, DC