- OKEx C2C Event
This is an event organized by OKEx featuring a bunch of blockchain projects. You can sign up for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/okex-c2c-network-launch-event-berlin-tickets-58618509540 === EVENT DESCRIPTION === Meet us in the capital of Germany on 10 April 2019 and enjoy a night of conversations, giveaways, drinks and nibbles. In view of the fast-growing digital asset community in Germany, OKEx has launched the C2C (customer-to-customer) fiat-to-token trading service for European Union (EUR) on its platform, filling the high demand in the global markets, and at the same time, fulfilling our role of a trailblazer in driving blockchain adoption globally. Speakers Eugen Salkutzan - Community Manager of MADANA Gustav Arentoft - Business Development Europe of MakerDAO Simon Schwerin - Managing Director of XAIN Foundation Alexander Bugaj - TGE Manager / Strategy of Lition Philipp Pieper CEO and Cofounder of Swarm Fund
- Meetup: Fluence, NEAR & Cosmos
18.00 — Doors open, drinks & snacks 18.30 — Building Decentralized Databases for Web3. Devnet Demo. Dmitry Kurinskiy, CTO & Co-Founder, Fluence Labs. 19.00 — Building decentralized applications people can actually use. DevNet and development experience demo. Alex Skidanov, CEO & Co-founder, NEAR Protocol. 19.30 — Cosmos Hub Launch. PoS consensus algorithm & the Cosmos SDK’s functionality. Cosmos/Tendermint Engineering team. 20.00 — Networking & pizza Fluence Labs: https://fluence.network/ Near Protocol: https://nearprotocol.com/ Cosmos Network: https://cosmos.network/
- Epicenter Insights| Decentralization: Expectations vs. Reality
Welcome to the first edition of Epicenter Insights, an event series brought to you by the team behind Epicenter, the leading blockchain podcast. ❗️❗️❗️ You'll need an Eventbrite ticket to attend. Get your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/epicenter-insights-decentralization-expectations-vs-reality-tickets-45471975904 Once upon a time, the development of privacy-centric technology, decentralized technologies and many open source projects was driven primarily by ideological aims. The advent of blockchain, tokenization and ICOs enable the monetization of open source as well as decentralized networks. This has led to a massive influx of resources, but also led to complicated issues around incentives and ethics. Some of the key questions facing us are: How should decentralized networks be monetized? How should monetary benefits be distributed among users, developers, operators and investors? Who will control decentralized protocols? Do democratic values have any role in this? What is the fundamental objective? Is it decentralization? Censorship-resistance? Permissionless innovation? Could regulation actually contribute to achieving fairer outcomes? Is it a bad thing, if blockchain technology increases inequality? Is this inevitable or does it depend on how these protocols are designed? What does a traditional venture capital model have to contribute? Lack of capital has rarely been a constraint for crypto projects in the last two years. Are we moving to a world-after-capital? If so, what are the implications for investors and the industry as a whole? Debate Panel We're looking forward to the discussion moderated by Brian Fabian Crain with our guests: ⭐️Liz Steninger (@liz315) Liz is the CEO and Managing Director of Least Authority, a company and S4 (Simple Secure Storage Service) aimed at empowering individuals to protect their personal data from governments and corporate interests ⭐️Eleftherios Diakomichalis (@lftherios) Ele is the co-founder of oscoin, which aims to build a community owned and operated network for code collaboration and incentivization. ⭐️Florian Glatz (@heckerhut) Florian is a lawyer and researched specializing in blockchain ⭐️Ravi Kurani (@KuraniRavi) Ravi is an investor at Earlybird Capital, focused on blockchain and crypto space ⭐️Brian Fabian Crain (@crainbf) Brian is a co-founder and co-host of blockchain podcast Epicenter. He is also co-founder of Chorus One, a company building validators for Proof-of-Stake networks. ❗️❗️❗️ You'll need an eventbrite ticket to attend. Get your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/epicenter-insights-decentralization-expectations-vs-reality-tickets-45471975904
- Blockstack Berlin Hackathon
>>>> TO PARTICIPATE, BUY A TICKET VIA THE LINK BELOW <<<< Location: The Place Berlin Date / times: March 2 - 4 (Friday 6pm - 11pm) (Saturday 9am - 11pm) (Sunday 9am - 8pm) About: Join us for a blockchain hackathon in Berlin from March 2-4. This event is hosted by Blockstack and is open to any and all developers that would like to come to meet others in the community and hack on blockchain related ideas and projects. Friday night attendees are encouraged to pitch ideas they have about anything blockchain. After pitching ideas we will vote on the best ideas, form into teams, code all weekend and demo what we build on Sunday night. Attendees own what they create and are free to use any technology they wish to turn their ideas into reality. We have a great group of speakers and judges that will be in attendance including the Blockstack founders, Elizabeth Stark co-founder of Lighting Network, members of the Aragon team and many more that will be confirming this week. It will be a wonderful intimate group and we would love to have you there. Meals are covered for each day, don’t hesitate to reach out to [masked] if you have any questions. Link for tickets (€30 to cover food and a t-shirt): https://www.ticketbase.com/events/berlin-hackathon
- Meetup: Qtum & Robin8
*** This is an externally organized meetup. *** Doors open: 6.30pm Start: 7pm Talk 1: Smart Contracts of the Future: Qtum's x86 VM Speaker: Jordan Earls (Qtum, Co-Founder and Lead Developer) Jordan Earls, the co-founder and lead developer of Qtum, gives an in-depth technical dive into Qtum's new x86 VM. The x86 VM will allow developers to write smart contracts in traditional mainstream programming languages, but there are great features even beyond that. This will go in depth with how the x86 VM's design encourages efficient and secure smart contracts, and how it directly improves the workflow of smart contract development, while also giving the Qtum blockchain significant performance and scalability improvements. Talk 2: Robin8 PUT: A token for data transparency in the social space Speaker: Hassan Miah (Robin8, Co-Founder) Robin8 Profile Utility Token (PUT) is a new wave of social media that is being built on blockchain technology. It is built on the Qtum blockchain and gives control of the profile back to the owner and empowers the user with their own data by allowing them to tokenize and monetize their social media presence with blockchain technology. Currently, Robin8 is applying this technology in the advertising space through an influencer search engine that profiles, matches and ranks using big data and AI. The Robin8 platform offers a new advertising channel where people are media. However, this is just one use case because any vertical application can be built on top of the Robin8 platform with PUT as a currency in this virtual ecosystem. The company aims to build the fundamental layer of a large-scale profile-based economy that can also scale into industries beyond advertising.
- Privacy for Everyone - Conference
Least Authority, Zcash and Dekrypt Capital are organizing this event. ==> Please purchase your CONFERENCE ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/privacy-for-everyone-conference-tickets-40850117802 <== ==> Purchase purchase your NETWORKING EVENT ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/privacy-for-everyone-networking-tickets-40850199045?aff=erelpanelorg <== Join us for our Conference! Please buy a seperate ticket for the Networking event. Privacy is a fundamental component to human dignity and prosperity so the challenges of supporting privacy in a globally connected era are critical to overcome. There are many organizations across various industries working towards building tools which value privacy as a core concept and by bringing them together, we can understand, adapt and share methods for making privacy more accessible for everyone. Schedule, Speakers, and Venue to be announced shortly. If you have any questions, email [masked]. ## Organizers Least Authority believes that people have a right to privacy and has a mission to make secure technology easy and accessible to everyone. Least Authority builds technical solutions that incorporate these values and helps others technologies to be more secure. They offer the Simple Secure Storage Service (S4), a secure cloud storage product for individuals based on the cryptographically-protected, decentralized file store, Tahoe-LAFS. The Least Authority team also consults about privacy by design in open source projects, including security audits of code. The company was formed in 2011 to create freedom-compatible technologies, spun-off Zcash as a sibling company and moved to Berlin in 2016. The Zcash Company aims to set a new standard for privacy through the use of groundbreaking cryptography. In an open and programmable financial system, privacy is the only way to ensure fungibility and guarantee that cryptocurrency can be interchangeable as a fluid medium of exchange for users. Companies need the protection of privacy along their supply chain in order to conduct their business, especially in the context of public blockchains. In addition, we believe that personal privacy is necessary for core human values like dignity, intimacy, and morality. Dekrypt Capital is a blockchain investment firm with an emphasis on privacy-preserving protocols and early-stage ventures. We mentor and invest in teams developing novel solutions to address the core issues of privacy and scalability in decentralized applications.
- Meetup #53 | Ocean Protocol, Neufund & Cosmos
Democratizing Data with Ocean Data Exchange Protocol (Trent McConaghy) Society is becoming increasingly reliant on data, especially with the advent of AI. However, a small handful of organizations with both massive datasets and AI capabilities have become powerful with control that is a danger to a free and open society. Ocean Protocol aims to unlock data, for more equitable outcomes for users of data, using a thoughtful application of both technology and governance. It is a decentralized data exchange protocol that makes data available for everyone with privacy, security, control, transparency and compliance. Cosmos: Many Chains, Many Tokens, One Ecosystem (Brian Fabian Crain) Talk on how Tendermint and Cosmos together create the Internet of Blockchains. Blockchain as a social system - design of the Neufund platform and its tokens (Marcin Rudolf) Blockchain is much more than crypto currencies – those are just one of its applications. It continues what internet did to communication and society. To me blockchain is a mechanism through people can interact: they can make transaction without trusting each other personally. On Ethereum blockchain those interactions happen via smart contracts which define rules, behaviors and incentives of people using them. In this talk I'd like to show how Neufund smart contract system is designed with special focus on our tokens: NEU that incentives investment and Equity Tokens that allows to fund a project without killing it business.
- Stellar & SatoshiPay
For the early birds, there'll be wraps from beets & roots (https://www.beetsandroots.de/) (vegetarian options available). Also, drinks & snacks for the entire evening. Stellar (Boris Reznikov) Founded in 2014 by Jed McCaleb (co-founder of eDonkey & Ripple), Stellar (https://www.stellar.org/) is a mature DLT-based payments platform maintained by the Stellar Development Foundation. In his talk, Boris will introduce the Stellar project and mission and explain why Stellar is increasingly being turned to as a tech platform for ICOs. SatoshiPay (Meinhard Benn) SatoshiPay (https://satoshipay.io/) is a nano-paywall service, which through the magic of DLT makes it possible for digital publishers to monetise content down to 1c (or less). CEO Meinhard will talk about lessons learned developing the product and the current state of affairs. Our hosts for this evening is Techcode (https://techcode-germany.com/home/), a Chinese innovation eco-system with locations all over the world. + Special Announcement!
- Interledger Workshop & Hackathon (part of the Blockchain Expo)
The 3rd Interledger Workshop & Hackathon will be held in Berlin as part of the Blockchain Expo, co-hosted by Ripple, BigchainDB, and Everis. Come see a payment between Ethereum and XRP, learn about the latest developments with the protocol, and learn how you can get set up with your own ILP Kit. Interledger is the protocol for connecting ledgers. It enables payments and micropayments across different blockchains and other ledgers. Find out more on interledger.org June 1 - Presentations about Interledger and how it's being used today. June 2 - Bring your laptop to come work on Interledger-related projects! We'll be working on improving the Ethereum plugin, starting Lightning and Zcash plugins, and playing with micropayment use cases. If you're interested, please register (free) at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interledger-workshop-at-blockchain-expo-1-2-june-berlin-tickets-34221014977
- OpenbankIT FinTech Meetup
This is a blockchain related meetup, but not organized by the meetup group itself. Launching a mobile bank? Planning an ICO? Looking for a digital asset infrastructure? Free open-source cutting-edge ready-to-deploy banking/digital asset management infrastructure allows to save up to $1,000,000 on development and maintenance costs. Meet Pavel Kravchenko (https://www.facebook.com/kravchenkopo) on a free seminar on Friday, May 12. Speaker Pavel Kravchenko (https://www.facebook.com/kravchenkopo) is a known decentralized systems expert, PhD information security, university lecturer and public speaker. Former Stellar team member, co-founder of blockchain R&D centers Distributed Lab and Attic Lab. Now Pavel focuses on creation of open-source infrastructure for banking and digital asset management industry - http://openbankit.com/ (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fopenbankit.com%2F&h=ATOZsQDMDwo_yq6GZSMkVNcyEngWeqZAEMMxCtwTQ2ZiU6BIzACCs_Lu2ucmAkskwKyDuMbq9Hf3HLq9xS99Cczt89RHPLg2ppxVdsiGPYz6-ZjjIxzfFBwk3HS4fmmhjQ&enc=AZOR_As5MIyfdVGhOBz9T2ecNBw0VFSfDdBum3QunMUsHoqY6HEkYDZ68LQKLJHwDNk&s=1) Why now? Dynamic technological changes create challenges that have never confronted incumbent banking and payment industry. At the same time previously unseen opportunities are opened for the new generation of financial services. Over the next years these markets will be reshaped with an accelerated growth of electronic payments and the advent of new and disruptive players. Come and learn how your company can benefit with a free cutting-edge open-source ready-to-deploy banking/digital asset management platform and save up to $1,000,000 in development and maintenance costs. Target audience. Banks and e-money providers willing to build a digital infrastructure, payment services providers, debit card services providers, FinTech startups and companies that planning an ICO. Schedule. 18:30-18:45 - Invitation. 18:45-19:15 - Industry trends overview. OpenbankIT Presentation. 19:15-19:45 - Q&A Session. 19:45-21:00 - Business contacts time. Location. To be announced. Ticket cost Free. But preregistration is required. https://goo.gl/forms/sAXR8kwUvnyPbx5l2 (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%2Fforms%2FsAXR8kwUvnyPbx5l2&h=ATNBGXVyLZAIcvbo6sxzNMKiT6CZz-MLUadM-7DRvreVnXpMw1IicPIohlS9J-5KPPLZlbnUMsHDJTPEozm_3tqLLT5bllXvs5BV16ddeIUcCKJpfs-bvVmRG_uDd8DRmw&enc=AZNAP-1tYfD0wiilN-AXTuPky6FYq6-D-nWOo6epU86ybhGpME2ioW9psIV6-MrCBK8&s=1) #openbankIT (https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/openbankit) http://openbankit.com/ (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fopenbankit.com%2F&h=ATMkYUwcEJ8qw3FMlxjGZkPwSUqF1Q1SXlH4dSHD_A6biHXHg2gfgvWD_4MMWIzgmYGUoKQTx7pMUgeLRLDlg7mTYkJUnJ-hg-jibPotUrW0DluzShBjRR4RvPlGt15uTg&enc=AZN08atyd-S9hIdM0ORGgRqkyJc2mh41gUMQC2Lri5OSqwpVFJN4bOwJUAT34KLW-BA&s=1)