• What's dAppening?

    The HUB at Grand Central Tech

    We will be on the 4TH FLOOR at The HUB at Grand Central Tech, 335 Madison Avenue 4th Floor · NY, NY. Join Blockstack for an evening focused on moving the internet forward! Come meet with developers, entrepreneurs, and other Blockstackers that want to help end data breaches, predatory ad models, and the commoditization & abuse of individuals' digital identities. We'll be taking a deep dive into the application ecosystem, and the most exciting new apps we are seeing take shape. Come by part of the conversation Agenda: 6:00-6:30 - Registration 6:30-6:40 - Blockstack - The app growth engine 6:40-6:50 - Dapp.com - The one stop app platform 6:50-7:00 - Graphite - The next million user dApp 7:00-7:10 - New Internet Labs - Bringing back fundamental digital rights 7:10-7:40 - What’s dAppening Q&A Panel 7:40-8:00 - Networking Speakers: •Xan Ditkoff, Blockstack As the Production Partner at Blockstack, Xan is on the front line of decentralized application development. With a background in private equity, investment banking, and the military, Xan is passionate about driving the creation, growth, and expansion of application ecosystems through his role with Blockstack PBC. •Jessie Zhou, Dapp.com Jessie is the digital marketer at Dapp.com. She was exposed to the concept of blockchain back in 2017 and after joining Dapp.com, she got to take a deeper look into the blockchain market and became passionate about educating people about the massive potential of the blockchain technology. •Justin Hunter, Graphite Justin Hunter is the founder of Graphite, a secure productivity suite. Coming from a non-development background, Justin has an MFA in Creative Writing, a BS in Business Administration, and a whole lot of hours logged on Udemy, forums, Stackoverflow, and more. He is based in Dallas, TX and is working on making Graphite the go-to alternative for those who want a secure set of tools to get work done. •Larry Salibra, New Internet Labs He co-founded Pay4Bugs, a crowdsourced security analysis and software testing platform, and is a founding member of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong. His work exposed private data leakage in Chinese Tinder clone Tantan, and how Apple censors apps in China. 🚨The first 50 people to arrive will get a copy of George Gilder's "Life After Google". 🆓More Blockstack swags are to be given away. Come and join as we talk about one of the fastest growing dApp ecosystems. Get ready to meet some great people, listen to some awesome discussions, and enjoy some beer 🍺.

  • Muneeb Ali Talk: "The Blockstack Decentralized Computing Platform"

    Muneeb Ali, CEO of Blockstack PBC, will give a talk on "The Blockstack Decentralized Computing Platform." The talk will touch on the evolution of decentralized computing and detail Blockstack's technical stack. RSVP* here: https://community.blockstack.org/muneeb *Note: You must RSVP on the above link for entry into the theater. We look forward to having you join us!

  • Decentralized Social Networking & Blockstack

    Civic Hall (new address)

    Hi Blockstackers, We cordially invite you to come chat with members of the Blockstack team and with other blockchain/dev-tool enthusiasts. Some reasons to join us: presentations by: • Blockstack co-founder Muneeb Ali • Avthar Sewrathan, Richard Adjei and Felix Madutsa: collaborating on Afari, a decentralized social network (https://www.afari.io/) ...and, oh yea: • free pizza, coffee & carbonated drinks • an awesome space to lounge around and meet new folks This is gonna be a great night. Whoever you are––whether experienced blockchain developer or luddite––we’d love to see you there!

  • Blockstack Meetup

    Grand Central Tech

    Hello Blockstackers, Eli Mernit here, co-organizing the Blockstack meetup. We plan to focus this event on developers who are looking to get started building applications on the Blockstack platform. ** Please bring your laptops and download the latest version of Blockstack to follow along with the tutorial ** Current agenda: - Building a Javascript To-Do hello-world application (demoing storage, and authentication) using the Blockstack platform with Jack Zampolin. - Demo Multi-player storage with Jude Nelson. - Overview of Blockstack Subdomains with Aaron Blankstein - Blockstack Signature Fund announcement with Patrick Stanley - Drinks and socializing afterwards! PS - We recently announced a fund for decentralized apps built on Blockstack. You can submit your project at Blockstack.org/funding.

  • Blockstack NYC Meetup #5 @ USV

    Union Square Ventures

    Welcome to our 5th meetup, hosted at Union Square Ventures. Blockstack is a new decentralized internet. With Blockstack, users control their data and apps run on their devices. There are no middlemen, no passwords, no massive data silos to breach, and no services tracking us around the internet. The schedule for this event is as follows: 6:30pm - Informal networking 7:00pm - Presentation of new developments in Blockstack, "Building Apps with Blockstack", Q&A with Blockstack Core developers 8:00pm - 1-on-1 onboarding with Blockstack core team Make sure to bring your laptop if you are looking to follow along during the presentation or want help with onboarding after the talk. Looking forward to seeing you there! Team Blockstack *You will need to RSVP specifically to this meetup and check in at the front desk in order to be granted access to the building*

  • #DecentralizeTheWeb­ Challenge


    Blockstackers, 1) We are excited to announce a worldwide online event titled #DecentralizeTheWeb (link here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/decentralizetheweb-challenge-tickets-31190551780?aff=meetupnyc011917)) which ends Feb 12th. The challenge is to develop a demo or concept for a decentralized serverless application that could be built using blockstack.js, and then submit an explanation along with a proof of concept for the application. Anyone can participate, and we would love to see a big turnout from the NYC Blockstack community. Please do sign up so we can make that a reality! 2) We would be downright grateful if you could tweet (http://twitter.com) out the link about the challenge with the hashtag #DecentralizeTheWeb & @blockstackorg . Remember that anyone in the world can participate! Here are some copy options for twitter (http://twitter.com): The time has come to #DecentralizeTheWeb (https://paper.dropbox.com/?q=%23DecentralizeTheWeb). Join the worldwide @blockstackorg online challenge to win an Oculus Rift: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/decentralizetheweb-challenge-tickets-31190551780?aff=meetupnyc011917 (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/decentralizetheweb-challenge-tickets-31190551780?aff=blockstacktwitter011917) Thank you very much! Patrick

  • Blockstack NYC Meetup #4

    Cardozo Law School, Rm 206

    Event Schedule: 6:30pm - Informal networking 7:00pm - Presentation of new developments in Blockstack 7:15pm - Open discussion on decentralized, server-less applications 7:45pm - Guest presentation by Arkadiy of Mediachain 8:00pm - Head to a Reservoir Bar for drinks

  • Blockstack NYC Meetup #3: Enterprise Applications

    Welcome to the third Blockstack NYC Meetup! Blockstack is a new decentralized web, where users own their data and apps run on user devices without the need for servers. We have a community of over 1,200 developers and 60,000 users. For this meetup we will focus on enterprise applications of Blockstack. There has been a lot of interest and hype around applications of blockchains in banking, IoT, and cloud & telco infrastructure. However, so far we're only seeing small proof-of-concepts and not real deployments. Blockstack is the largest non-financial production system running on the Bitcoin blockchain and provides a general platform for secure naming, authentication, and storage. We'll discuss potential use cases of Blockstack for large enterprises and hear from Microsoft about how they're using Blockstack. Background reading on Blockstack: USENIX'16 paper (http://blockstack.org/blockstack.pdf). Agenda: The tentative agenda is below. This agenda is likely to change. 6:30pm-7:00pm: Networking 7:00pm-7:10pm: Kick-off & Intros 7:15pm-7:30pm: Overview of Blockstack Ryan Shea, Blockstack Inc 7:30pm-7:40pm: Applications of Blockstack at Microsoft Yorke Rhodes, Microsoft 7:40pm-8:00pm: TBA 8:00pm-8:15pm: Demos 8:15pm-8:30pm: Networking & Clean Up We'll have pizza, beverages, and some Blockstack swag! Location: Work-Bench 110 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor New York, New York 10011 About Work-Bench: Work-Bench is a venture fund and community focused exclusively on enterprise technology. If you're an enterprise startup or a corporate - would be happy to introduce you to the Work-Bench team.

  • Blockstack Drink Up Social

    Blockstack Labs HQ

    We're hosting a "drink up" for the Blockstackers of New York. No talks, just drinks and friends. Come out to get to know other members of the community and have a good time.

  • Blockstack Meetup NYC

    Location visible to members

    Welcome to the first ever Blockstack NYC Meetup. For this first meetup, we'll have an introduction to Blockstack, we'll go over recent Blockstack improvement proposals (RFCs) and then we'll have members of the community present about what they're building on the system. Everyone is welcome to attend and we'll have pizza, refreshments, and Blockstack swag. Talks and Demos: • Muneeb Ali - An Overview of Blockstack • Jude Nelson - The Blockstack Server and CLI • Josh Jeffryes - OpenBazaar and Blockstack Identity • Arkadiy Kukarkin - MediaChain • Ryan Shea - Blockstack Desktop • Juan Benet - Blockstack Naming with IPFS