What we're about

The Silicon Valley Ethereum Meetup is a forum for developers, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts to learn about and develop for Ethereum. We have meetings on the technical details of the Ethereum protocol and contracts, and on more general subjects such as decentralized storage. We have meetings in Palo Alto, Mountain View, Santa Clara, and elsewhere in Silicon Valley; if you live in SF you may want to join our sister group: the San Francisco Ethereum Developer Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/SF-Ethereum-Developers/).

For more information on Ethereum (https://www.ethereum.org/) see the whitepaper (https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/White-Paper), the yellowpaper (https://ethereum.github.io/yellowpaper/paper.pdf), forums on Stackexchange (http://ethereum.stackexchange.com/) and Reddit (http://reddit.com/r/ethereum), and also Gitter Chat (https://gitter.im/ethereum).

We welcome proposals for talks at svethereummeetup@gmail.com. Here are a few things that we look at when evaluating projects that want to talk to us: (1) Does your website, whitepaper, pitch look professional? (2) How mature of an understanding of Ethereum and decentralization is shown? (3) Is the business model something new, interesting, decentralized, and useful? (4) Are you willing to educate us (including the flaws and tradeoffs in your products), or are you solely interested in marketing? We are very cautious about presentations from any group with a live token sale, or who are within two months of such a sale.

Our focus is on the good and bad (https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/Problems) of Ethereum; we prefer to leave the faults of other cryptocurrencies and organizations (the US dollar, Federal Reserve) to other venues wherever possible. The Silicon Valley Ethereum Meetup is dedicated to an enjoyable experience for all; see details here. (https://www.meetup.com/EthereumSiliconValley/pages/20918482/Anti-Harassment_Policy/) Contact us at svethereummeetup@gmail.com if you'd like to help organize events.

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Brunch and bullshit

Shoreline Lake American Bistro

Join us the morning of Sun Oct 24 for an in-person informal discussion at the American Bistro cafe at Shoreline Park. We'll stay outdoors to follow CDPH guidelines [1]. The discussion will be free-for-all; here are a few possible topics:

* Sign-in-with-Ethereum (SIWE) started with an RFP [2] in the summer. A specification [3] by Spruce [4] has been now been released. Do you think this is a big deal?
* Would you like an on-chain identity in which you decide which services can see your name, ETH balance, or age? Do you understand what tech and cryptography would be required to achieve this?
* Do you think it's reasonable for the EU to require crypto transactions to be traceable [5] in order to prevent money laundering? Should Ethereum "resist an adversarial regulatory state" [6] or try to coexist?
* We know that Ethereum isn't perfect [7]; what critiques of Ethereum and the crypto space do you respect? Is there a thoughtful critic that we should invite to talk with us?
* For more news see https://weekinethereumnews.com/

Please join us on Oct 24! Also, let us know if you'd like to organize an event.

[1] https://bit.ly/2RAXcyi
[2] https://notes.ethereum.org/@djrtwo/sign-in-with-ethereum-RFP
[3] https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/blob/9a9c5d0ab/EIPS/eip-4361.md
[4] https://blog.spruceid.com/sign-in-with-ethereum/
[5] https://www.euronews.com/next/2021/07/21/eu-will-make-bitcoin-traceable-and-ban-anonymous-crypto-wallets-in-anti-money-laundering-d
[6] https://www.interfluidity.com/v2/8838.html
[7] https://vitalik.ca/general/2019/11/22/progress.html

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