• Crypto Governance - It is a matter of survival.

    Stone and Chalk Melbourne

    The realm of governance is where we argue who should have power, who gets to make changes to the system, and how decisions are ultimately made. Its how modern society has been built. Given the magnitude of the impact governance has, it is easy to see how this has become a highly sought after topic in the crypto world in 2019. Crypto governance has been overlooked by many and under appreciated by everyone. Its importance is only being highlighted as the distributed technologies movement matures and cryptocurrencies fall off the map one by one. A key reason for their ultimate demise is the absence of a solid governance system that addresses stakeholder engagement, product and protocol development, and key business functions such as treasury. To explore this topic further, we are delighted to bring together a fantastic and diverse panel who will share their insights on what governance means to the crypto world and how we should interpret it as the industry matures. Speakers: - John Bassilios (Hall & Wilcox) - Tom Nash (Flex Dapps) - Ellie Rennie (RMIT) - Henrik Andersson (CIO, Apollo Capital) The decred team will also be demonstrating our latest tool called Politeia, an industry leading governance platform that enables stakeholders to vote in the direction they want the project to head in. There will be a lot of great content to take away from this event, and we hope everyone comes out with a better understanding of the importance of governance. Please share this event with your network! We look forward to hosting you on the 30th of April :)

  • Blockchain Centre Weekly Talk & Trade: Crypto/Blockchain Meetup

    Stone and Chalk Melbourne

    Every Wednesday, the Blockchain Centre hosts Talk & Trade, a facilitated group discussion about current affairs in the blockchain and crypto world. Discussions range from trading and technical analysis to technological advances, development updates and news to the philosophies of cryptocurrencies. Often, special guests present and panel discussions take place in the first 15 minutes, followed by a 45 minute facilitated discussion. Afterwards, feel free to stick around and network with your fellow crypto enthusiasts. This event is sometimes sponsored and when it is, you can enjoy networking over a drink and some nibbles. *Please Note* Absolute newcomers to Blockchain & Cryptocurrency are advised to attend the monthly Bitcoin 101 and/or Ethereum 101 workshops before attending the Talk & Trade, as the discussion gets pretty deep! We look forward to seeing you soon! Venue sponsored by Stone and Chalk.

  • Women Working in Blockchain

    Microsoft

    If you have ever wondered what it would be like to work in Blockchain or how to move your career into the Blockchain industry, this panel of experts will help to answer your questions. Before the panel there will be a brief introduction to Blockchain and how the future of work may be affected by Karen Cohen, Co-organiser of women in blockchain Melbourne. Moderated by our very own Kaia Myers-Stewart Co-organiser of Women in Blockchain Melbourne and Product Manager at PegaSys and Protocol Engineering at ConsenSys, the panel will also consist of: Rita Arrigo, Chief Digital Advisor at Microsoft. With a passion for emerging technology to re-imagine the possible with AI, Mixed Reality, IOT and Blockchain. She designs programs of change, envisions with Design Thinking & Inclusive Design, hacks, prototypes and delivers. Her passion for digital spans over 20 years working at Telstra where she was named the Digital Diva, through to Digital Agencies, overseeing digital projects with globally distributed multi-disciplinary agile teams. She co-founded the radio show Byte Into It on 3RRR aiming to reducing techno fear and bring the benefits of technology to a larger audience. Now she is empowering the next evolution that will make our lives more human, with inclusive design, artificial intelligence, mixed reality, modern workplaces and smarter cities. Priyanka Priyanka Ashraf ,works for ConsenSys, the Ethereum infrastructure and venture production studio, as the Community Lead Australia. She acts as the connective tissue between the various audiences interfacing with ethereum. Her goal is to catalyse the growth of the broader ecosystem towards shared value for all audiences, including enterprise, developers and the public. Before transitioning into technology (previously PwC & various startups), Priyanka worked as a litigator. In her free time, she co-leads She Loves Data, a voluntarily run data analytics training program by women, for women Karen Cohen, Secretary to the Board Blockchain Australia and Founder BlockConsulting Group and Co-organiser of Women in Blockchain Melbourne as well as Victorian President of ADCA. Ana Pochesneva , RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub, Ana is a law graduate and crypto academic. She researches law and blockchain at the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub and is a member of the Standards Australia Blockchain Technical Committee Smart Contracts Working Group. All women and men welcome, special thanks to Microsoft for hosting the function.

  • Blockchain Centre Weekly Talk & Trade: Crypto/Blockchain Meetup

    Stone and Chalk Melbourne

    Every Wednesday, the Blockchain Centre hosts Talk & Trade, a facilitated group discussion about current affairs in the blockchain and crypto world. Discussions range from trading and technical analysis to technological advances, development updates and news to the philosophies of cryptocurrencies. Often, special guests present and panel discussions take place in the first 15 minutes, followed by a 45 minute facilitated discussion. Afterwards, feel free to stick around and network with your fellow crypto enthusiasts. This event is sometimes sponsored and when it is, you can enjoy networking over a drink and some nibbles. *Please Note* Absolute newcomers to Blockchain & Cryptocurrency are advised to attend the monthly Bitcoin 101 and/or Ethereum 101 workshops before attending the Talk & Trade, as the discussion gets pretty deep! We look forward to seeing you soon! Venue sponsored by Stone and Chalk.

  • BlockTalks: Combating Climate Change with Tech

    Stone & Chalk Melbourne (Goods Shed North)

    Is climate change policy one of the key decision issues for you at the federal election? This event will promote discussion and debate on this issue by examining how tech start-ups are working towards alleviating effects of climate change. You will hear from start-ups working in the energy sector who are employing blockchain technology to address the greatest challenge of our time. Technology is growing exponentially, especially with emerging tech such as blockchain, AI and Machine Learning and IoT. These innovations are providing platforms and solutions that will assist individuals, organisations and governments to mitigate and limit the effects of climate change. Please join us for this pre-election event to gain insight into what policy support is needed to find the most efficient technological solutions to contribute to addressing climate change before heading to the voting booths. Our government representatives are there to serve our interest and through this event, we can inform ourselves better in order to hold them to account. Panel will be released shortly. Book your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blocktalks-combating-climate-change-with-tech-tickets-60460594265?aff=Meetup

  • Elastos Melbourne

    WeWork 401 Collins St

    RSVP on Elastos Melbourne Meetup Page: https://www.meetup.com/Elastos-Melbourne/events/zwqkxpyxlbcc/ We will be providing a great fun environment for you to learn more about Elastos, blockchain and how it relates to you as an average everyday Aussie. In particular we'll describe how Elastos creates a more secure, smarter web where you can create digital scarcity for all creatives and you can own your assets so their free from piracy and replication. Suitable for beginners all the way to blockchain experts. Food and drinks are provided 😋 ---- ELASTOS FOUNDATION ---- Elastos is a completely open source, network operating system that utilizes the decentralization of P2P communication (Elastos Carrier) and security of blockchain to create an end-to-end secure web environment for users, internet of things, and all smart devices. It also creates, for the first time, a space for creatives to build true digital wealth and protect their intellectual property by creating scarcity and true identification of digital content. Elastos is like a decentralised, upgraded security version of the Windows operating system and is owned by everyone (open sourced), not one company. Elastos focuses on providing a secure infrastructure platform for developers and business people to build useful fast, scalable and secure dApps to interact with any blockchain, using any operating system and device. It is protocol agnostic which gives dApp developers complete freedom to choose which blockchain protocols they want to use for their dApps. To learn more: https://medium.com/elastos/elastos-cliff-notes-version-a305e92a7855

  • Blockchain Centre Weekly Talk & Trade: Crypto/Blockchain Meetup

    Stone and Chalk Melbourne

    Every Wednesday, the Blockchain Centre hosts Talk & Trade, a facilitated group discussion about current affairs in the blockchain and crypto world. Discussions range from trading and technical analysis to technological advances, development updates and news to the philosophies of cryptocurrencies. Often, special guests present and panel discussions take place in the first 15 minutes, followed by a 45 minute facilitated discussion. Afterwards, feel free to stick around and network with your fellow crypto enthusiasts. This event is sometimes sponsored and when it is, you can enjoy networking over a drink and some nibbles. *Please Note* Absolute newcomers to Blockchain & Cryptocurrency are advised to attend the monthly Bitcoin 101 and/or Ethereum 101 workshops before attending the Talk & Trade, as the discussion gets pretty deep! We look forward to seeing you soon! Venue sponsored by Stone and Chalk.

  • Blockchain Centre Weekly Talk & Trade: Crypto/Blockchain Meetup

    Stone and Chalk Melbourne

    Every Wednesday, the Blockchain Centre hosts Talk & Trade, a facilitated group discussion about current affairs in the blockchain and crypto world. Discussions range from trading and technical analysis to technological advances, development updates and news to the philosophies of cryptocurrencies. Often, special guests present and panel discussions take place in the first 15 minutes, followed by a 45 minute facilitated discussion. Afterwards, feel free to stick around and network with your fellow crypto enthusiasts. This event is sometimes sponsored and when it is, you can enjoy networking over a drink and some nibbles. *Please Note* Absolute newcomers to Blockchain & Cryptocurrency are advised to attend the monthly Bitcoin 101 and/or Ethereum 101 workshops before attending the Talk & Trade, as the discussion gets pretty deep! We look forward to seeing you soon! Venue sponsored by Stone and Chalk.

  • Blockchain Centre Weekly Talk & Trade: Crypto/Blockchain Meetup

    Stone and Chalk Melbourne

    Every Wednesday, the Blockchain Centre hosts Talk & Trade, a facilitated group discussion about current affairs in the blockchain and crypto world. Discussions range from trading and technical analysis to technological advances, development updates and news to the philosophies of cryptocurrencies. Often, special guests present and panel discussions take place in the first 15 minutes, followed by a 45 minute facilitated discussion. Afterwards, feel free to stick around and network with your fellow crypto enthusiasts. This event is sometimes sponsored and when it is, you can enjoy networking over a drink and some nibbles. *Please Note* Absolute newcomers to Blockchain & Cryptocurrency are advised to attend the monthly Bitcoin 101 and/or Ethereum 101 workshops before attending the Talk & Trade, as the discussion gets pretty deep! We look forward to seeing you soon! Venue sponsored by Stone and Chalk.

  • Crypto Mondays Meetup: Bitcoin 101

    Stone & Chalk Melbourne (Goods Shed North)

    Welcome to the Blockchain Centre's Crypto Monday series featuring Bitcoin and sponsored by Huobi Australia. If you've heard about Bitcoin but have never bought bitcoin or Crypto currency, then this workshop is for you! You'll learn the basic essentials everyone should know before using Bitcoin in a safe and secure manner. This is a true introduction for bitcoin beginners and a place where you can ask all the beginners questions. We like to keep things at a fairly high level, no technical background or knowledge necessary. You will learn how create an account for an exchange, get through security (know your customer) and buy your first cryptocurrency. Come on down to the Blockchain Centre for an hour to receive a broad overview of Bitcoin and stick around for a quick drink, this workshop is proudly sponsored by Huobi Australia and Brave New Coin. About Huobi Australia Huobi Group, world-leading financial hub of digital assets, is now launching its digital asset exchange in Australia. Huobi Group has partnered with the local blockchain and crypto industry leader Blockchain Global and is dedicated to offering best-in-class digital asset services to Australian investors. https://www.huobi.com.au About Brave new coin Brave New Coin (BNC) is a Blockchain and Digital Currency Market Data company. We publish technical analysis and research, used by key decision makers. Our superior Data-Engine taps into every cryptocurrency exchange on the planet, tracking all tokens in real-time to produce API's and blockchain data tools for Developers, Traders & Enterprise. https://bravenewcoin.com. If you have any questions before the meetup, let us know. Everyone is welcome at the Blockchain Centre. Once you have attended some of our Beginners sessions feel free to attend Technical Talk n Trade on Wednesdays at 6pm: https://www.meetup.com/blockchaincentre/events/246262078/