- Preston van Loon - Ethereum 2.0 Roadmap
Preston Van Loon, co founder at Prysmatic Labs https://prysmaticlabs.com/ and Ethereum Foundation grant recipient will be giving us a high-level overview of the Ethereum 2.0 roadmap as well as their work on the Ethereum 2.0 client, Prysm. (And explaining the above chart...)
- Visit with Ethereum Core Dev Lane Rettig
Join us for a visit with Lane Rettig, one of Ethereum's Core Developers, a leading member of the Ethereum Magicians, an Ethereum Cat Herder, and a member of the Ethereum 2.0 eWasm team. No set program. Just conversation about tech and pizza and community. We will not use the signup on this site. Use this Doodle instead https://doodle.com/poll/av4drtnu78i8v6af Limited space, so if you sign up, please make sure to attend.
- Polkadot and Substrate - White Paper Discussion
Join us for a technical evening (finally!) Polkadot is a protocol that allows independent blockchains to exchange information. Sam Moelius will lead a reading group discussion on the Polkadot white paper (https://polkadot.network/PolkaDotPaper.pdf). Please download and read the paper prior to attending. We hope to have a lively discussion. Dr. Sam Moelius: Dr. Moelius is a blockchain enthusiast working in the computer security field. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Delaware, where his work was on computational learning theory and program self-reference.
- Jerrold Randall - Following the People, not Just the Price
Following the People, not Just the Price A walk through some of the most notable profiles in crypto and how their relationships have shaped the landscape. How CryptoDBx is enabling the crypto community to bootstrap its way to web 3.0 through a simple 2.0 relational database. Speaker: Jerrold Randall (Philly's Own!) Founder at CryptoDBx, Inventiv Systems, investor, serial entrepreneur, philanthropist. Background in design, programming, and trading.
- IoT and Blockchain - Joint Meetup with Philly IoT
We are joining the Philly IoT Meetup this month for a discussion on the Internet of Things and how it relates to Blockchain. Please use their meetup page to sign up: https://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Internet-of-Things-Meetup/events/qvlmxlyxpbsb/. There is no signup on this page. Sign up on the Philly IoT site quickly. Space is limited.
- The Blockchain as a New Architecture of Trust - Kevin Werbach
In an era when conventional trust is collapsing, the blockchain offers a set of extraordinary new opportunities…but also creates serious new risks. Wharton professor Kevin Werbach, author of the new book, "The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust", offers a balanced analysis of blockchain’s true potential, as well as its limitations and what it will take to overcome them. He maps out the often-confusing landscape and shows how the path to trustworthy blockchains and crypto-assets surprisingly runs through law, regulation, and governance. Werbach is Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He examines business and policy implications of developments such as broadband, big data, gamification, and blockchain. Werbach served on the Obama Administration’s Presidential Transition Team, founded the Supernova Group (a technology conference and consulting firm), helped develop the U.S. government’s approach to internet policy during the Clinton Administration, and created one of the most successful massive open online courses, with over 450,000 enrollments.
- Alethio - Lighting Up the Blockchain
Alethio, a formation of Consensys, will visit us to showcase their flagship EthStats product, an advanced Ethereum explorer & network health monitor. Christian Crowley from Alethio will be on site to demo the platform, dive into recent compelling on-chain events, with a specific focus on decentralized exchanges, & spin-up Alethio’s real-time Ethereum visualization & sonification based on our API. (https://vimeo.com/272871263).
- Coinvention Official Pre-Conference Community Meetup
For August, we're teaming up with Philly Blockchain Tech and Coinvention to have an All-Philly Blockchain Debate with Andrew Bull, Esq. followed by the Coinvention mixer. Philly Blockchain Tech is hosting, so signups are on their meetup page (https://www.meetup.com/Philly-Blockchain-Tech/events/253947228/). Link there to sign up for the event. Our meetup page is accepting no sign-ups because we're not hosting. Thanks to Ben, Ryan, Alex, Eric, and Mike for making this work. Check the Coinvention website (https://coinvention.io/) for details on the mixer.
- Mobilizing Emerging Markets’ Dormant Assets for Financial Inclusion
An estimated 2 billion people worldwide do not have access to banking, resulting in trillions of dollars in dormant assets. Can emerging technologies, especially blockchain’s distributed ledger technology, be a game changer in the quest for financial inclusion? On July 26, Julius O. Akinyemi, chairman, CEO & co-founder of UWin, will join us via live stream to discuss how universal financial access and inclusion is a possibility through mobile devices and blockchain technology.
- Leveraging Infura to Develop on Ethereum
We're pleased to welcome Michael Wuehler to Philadelphia to discuss a very important part of the Ethereum ecosystem: Infura. Michael is a co-founder and the business development lead at Infura, one of the early Consensys spokes. Prior to joining ConsenSys, Michael was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America in the CTO organization where among other roles he ran Middleware and Messaging globally for the Global Markets line-of-business and most recently served as COO for the Engineering teams working on Software-Defined Infrastructure. Michael has a Masters Degree in Information Systems Management and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.