- IC3 Meetup Hosted by JP Morgan – “DC-Nets and Anonymity Protection”
** Venue capacity is extremely limited and walk-ins will not be allowed to enter. We kindly ask that you respect the community and only RSVP if you will be attending ** Schedule: 6:30-7pm - Arrival and Networking 7pm - Presentation Abstract: Anonymous communication is important for dissidents, activists, whistleblowers, journalists, and any individuals that might be under surveillance by other parties. Dining Cryptographer Networks (DC-Nets) provide the strongest anonymity protections and the lowest possible latency of any current cryptographic solution. Unfortunately DC-Nets are faced with three fatal flaws that prevent their deployment in the real world: prohibitive bandwidth consumption, denial of service attacks (DoS) by participants, and low fault tolerance. In this talk, I will discuss DC Nets and how they work, and then present Howl, our new open source project and decentralized anonymity network that solves these issues to make DC-Nets usable in the real world. We leverage a new aggregation protocol for bandwidth and fault tolerance issues, and use trusted execution environments (TEEs) to prevent DoS. All privacy is handled by the DC-net protocol and at no point does broadcast privacy rely on the trusted execution environment or aggregation network. About the Speaker: Tyler Kell is a Research Engineer at Cornell Tech & the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3) in New York City. In a prior life, before becoming a researcher, he worked as a penetration tester and security consultant. Registration: Advance registration before October 24 is required for access to JPM. Upon your arrival, Lobby security will send you to the 13th floor conference center reception area.
- Second Annual Blockchain and the Law Conference
This event is Free but registration IS required on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-annual-blockchain-and-the-law-conference-registration-68641172595 Blockchain technology is poised to transform the financial services industry and raises significant regulatory issues. Join us at Cardozo Law School for a unique conversation with current top federal and state regulators to discuss current challenges facing blockchain technology, virtual currencies and the law. A reception will follow the program. Keynote Steven Peikin - Co-Director, Division of Enforcement at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Panelists John Castiglione - Senior Enforcement Counsel at Office of New York State Attorney General Harold Gordon '88 - Partner at Jones Day, former Branch Chief, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, New York Regional Office, and Adjunct Professor at Cardozo School of Law Kavita Jain - Director, Financial Innovation at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Katherine Lemire - Deputy Superintendent, Consumer Protection and Financial Enforcement Division at the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) James McDonald - Director, Division of Enforcement at the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Thomas McGowen - Associate Director, Division of Trading and Markets at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Stephen Obie - Partner at Jones Day, former Regional Administrator, Acting Director of the Division of Enforcement, and Chief Trial Attorney in the New York Office of the CFTC Laura Pruitt - Partner at Jones Day, former Special Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Division of Market Regulation (now the Division of Trading & Markets) and Senior Counsel, Office of General Counsel at the SEC Aaron Wright '05 - Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Cardozo Blockchain Project at Cardozo School of Law This event is co-sponsored by the Blockchain Project at Cardozo School of Law and the Samuel & Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance. This event is open to the public and free of charge, but registration is required. For questions, please email: [masked].
- How to Spin Up Quorum Nodes
IMPORTANT! This event is not sold out. You must RSVP on Eventbrite here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-on-quorum-with-azures-managed-blockchain-service-tickets-67252298435 In this meetup we demonstrate how to set up Quorum nodes for your Quorum consortium. Attendees will learn Quorum basic architecture, network topology, get started with 7 Nodes example, and how to set up your developer environment. There will also be room for technical Q&A. Developed by J.P. Morgan, Quorum is an open source fork of the Ethereum blockchain based on the Go Ethereum implementation. It is ideal for any application requiring high speed and high throughput processing of private transactions within a permissioned group of known participants. You can bring your laptop, but it is not mandatory. Presenter: Trung Nguyen Kien, Software Enginer, Quorum, J.P. Morgan Ecosystem partners: • Blockmatics • Two Sigma Ventures Agenda: • 6PM - Doors Open/ Networking • 6:30PM - Presentation and Q&A • 7:30PM - Networking • 8:30PM - Event Close See you there! IMPORTANT! This event is not sold out. You must RSVP on Eventbrite here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-on-quorum-with-azures-managed-blockchain-service-tickets-67252298435 If you have any questions, you can reach us on Slack! >> bit.ly/GoQuorum
- Women in Blockchain - Summer Social ... Everyone Welcome!
Back by popular demand: We are excited to announce our Summer Social Meet & Greet at the relaxed and beautiful space of The Park. Meet Blockchain experts and novices alike, network for new hires, or speakers or find a new calling. Discuss the purpose you care about and how that could be improved with Blockchain or Crypto. Got a topic? A product? An idea and looking for collaborators? Ping us if you want to give a lightning talk. Nibbles are on us...drinks are on you. If you want to sponsor please get in touch. Looking forward to mingle )*(
- ⚡ Workshop by OpenZeppelin: ZepKit- Create/use upgradable smart contracts⚡
The Flatiron School // Access Labs are proud to support the Blockchain Devs Study Group. This is a regular gathering for Blockchain Devs of all levels to learn, present, work on in collaboration with one another or on solo projects in this fast-growing field. Our community is a welcoming space where any Ethereum and de-centralized ledger related question is fair game, be it beginner, intermediate, or advanced. To register and for event details: https://www.meetup.com/nyc-blockchain-devs/events/261020098
- Enabling the next fintech wave: blockchain, trusted data & identity
Location: NYC Blockchain Center, 54 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010 MUST RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/enabling-the-next-fintech-wave-blockchain-trusted-data-identity-tickets-63312197487? Event description: Follow the link above for more details and to register.
- Smart Legal Agreements, Ricardian Contracts and the Future of Commerce
Come meet with us to discuss the future of blockchain technology as it relates to the legal field. At this meetup we will talk about how we can make blockchain-based assets legally sound as this token economy emerges. We will also talk about our work with OpenLaw. OpenLaw is a blockchain-based protocol for the creation and execution of legal agreements. Using OpenLaw, lawyers can more efficiently engage in transactional work and digitally sign and store legal agreements in a highly secure manner, all while leveraging next-generation blockchain-based smart contracts. To learn more about OpenLaw, check out our site and documentation for an overview and detailed reference guide: https://openlaw.io.
- Getting Started With Quorum
Quorum is a permissioned version of Ethereum built for enterprise. Developed by J.P. Morgan., Quorum is an open source fork of the Ethereum blockchain based on the Go Ethereum implementation. It is ideal for any application requiring high speed and high throughput processing of private transactions within a permissioned group of known participants. At this Meetup you will be introduced to the technical basics of Quorum, start interacting with the codebase of a decentralized application, and be given support as you explore Quorum's architecture. Partners: • RISE NYC • NYC Ethereum Moderator/ Presenters: • Felix Shnir - Quorum, Developer Advocate • Matt Wright - Quorum, Community Manager Agenda: • 6PM - Doors Open/ Networking • 6:30PM - Presentation and Q&A • 8:30PM - Office Hours & Networking • 9:00PM - Event Close See you there! If you have any questions, you can reach us on Slack! >> bit.ly/GoQuorum
- Cryptocurrency and Taxes - Learn What the IRS says for 2018-19
Tax day is coming and the government wants their cut of your crypto earnings. Are you prepared? What's the tax law around cryptocurrency and how do you stay within the law without giving it all away? Join us this March, where you will hear from crypto tax professionals that will present their expertise on this complicated topic, highlighting the most important areas to consider! Plus a 15 minute audience Q&A! More details and RSVP at EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cryptocurrency-and-taxes-learn-what-the-irs-says-for-2018-19-tickets-54660389697
- NYC Ethereum #68: dxDAO - A DAO for DeFi
Join Gnosis and DAOstack on February 27th to learn more about the dxDAO, a next generation DAO that will govern the first fully decentralized trading protocol. Our speakers will include: Stefan George, CTO of Gnosis Ezra Weller, Community Manager of DAOstack The dxDAO will be a community-governed DAO with total control over the DutchX trading protocol. Anyone can participate in what will be the first ever fully decentralized trading protocol. The dxDAO will be: 1. 100% community-owned. There will be no pre-allocation of voting rights. 2. Easy to get involved with. Anyone can become a stakeholder by trading on the DutchX or by locking ETH or other ERC20 tokens traded on the DutchX protocol. 3. In full control over the DutchX. In theory, any change could be made to the DutchX protocol through a proposal of the dxDAO. 4. Using DAOstack’s governance infrastructure and the holographic consensus governance framework, made accessible through the Alchemy user interface. 5. Capable of growing beyond the DutchX with the ability to do anything that is currently possible on Ethereum. The talk will cover the motivation behind the dxDAO, what the DAO can/will do and how you can participate by becoming a member of the DAO. DAOstack: DAOstack is an operating system for DAOs and a comprehensive toolkit for decentralized collaboration at scale. Built on an open, modular and upgradable architecture, the DAO stack consists of a governance library collectives can leverage to self-organize around shared goals and interests. Gnosis: Gnosis builds new market mechanisms to redistribute the future. Including prediction market platforms, decentralized trading protocols, and secure wallet apps, our products are interoperable and allow you to create, trade, and hold new and traditional assets.