- Blockchain Programming Class
We are hosting a Blockchain Programming class on Wednesday Feb 13 from 6 - 8. We will serve food from 6 - 6:30. The class will last one hour with 30 minutes of Q&A. It is being taught by Jim Steele, author of "Blockchain Applications and Smart Contracts: Developing with Ethereum and Solidity". You might ask yourself: is Blockchain development relevant to me and my team? Here's how to think about that. Blockchain, which powers many, many systems other than cryptocurrencies, has all the ingredients to revolutionize how we transact and interact. The technology has gone through the hype cycle this past year, leaving even strong supporters a bit jaded. Yet in the midst of this, large companies are making significant investment in blockchain projects such as: Alibaba is using blockchain in 100+ hospitals AWS has launched Amazon Managed Blockchain Oracle is adding supply chain blockchain services Baidu is experimenting with an IP management blockchain Visa and Docusign created a blockchain POC for car buying Cisco is creating a blockchain sandbox for developers Facebook launched a new team for exploring blockchains and DLTs Google is developing blockchain as a service Walmart, IBM and many others band together for a blockchain POC Microsoft launched a cloud-based Azure blockchain development kit As with any new compute paradigm, developers that stay ahead of the trend best capitalize on the use-cases. Jim will discuss why developers should learn about blockchain now and how the core concepts can potentially benefit their business.
- Blockchain start-ups and the SEC (by WilmerHale) + 3 blockchain founder speakers
For blockchain start-ups, the regulatory environment has tightened substantially. Hear attorneys from WilmerHale speak on how that can impact you and your company. In addition, we have 3 Sr. Execs speaking about their blockchain start-ups. Glenn Luinenburg, Partner, WilmerHale Yann Ngongang, Co-Founder, VEVA.one - decentralized token ratings Mike Jones, BD at 8 Circuit Studios - building blockchain-based ecosystems Ivan Ravlich, CEO Hypernet - large-scale, distributed computing on the blockchain
- ICOs and startups: Regulatory issues (by Cooley), plus 2 - 3 startup speakers
Cooley attorneys who are highly experienced with ICOs and the SEC regulatory environment will speak on regulation in the world of ICOs. In addition, we will have 2 - 3 speakers from blockchain companies.
- We have 3 - 4 speakers giving brief talks on Blockchain Entrepreneurship
We have 3 - 4 speakers giving brief talks on Blockchain Entrepreneurship. Join our meetup and learn about what is happening in the world of Blockchain, especially as it relates to starting a company.
- Join to talk about business opportunities created by the blockchain
We at Clear Ventures are very excited about the changes happening due to the blockchain. We are hosting this meetup at our offices. We will serve coffee, water and light snacks. Invite friends and colleagues, but make sure they RSVP through Meetup to ensure we have enough snacks for everyone. We are right near California Avenue in Palo Alto. You have many great options for dinner either before or after the meetup within walking distance. We look forward to seeing you here.