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  • Who Gets Your Crypto When You Die? The Basics of Digital Asset Planning

    For June 2020, Philly Blockchain Tech is back with another pandemic approved digital-only event. This time, we're excited to welcome Jennifer L. Zegel, Esquire. Jennifer is Practice Leader of Kleinbard LLC’s Trusts and Estates Group. Her talk will cover what constitutes a digital asset and what steps are essential in including digital assets in estate planning. If you own and use crypto, this is probably a subject worth learning about! Jennifer maintains a traditional estates and trusts practice, but with a unique focus in the estate administration of digital assets. She is at the forefront of this emerging section of property transfers, which also overlaps and intersects with technology, privacy, and accessibility considerations. Jennifer is a frequent speaker on digital assets including blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, and is dedicated to educating individuals on the importance of digital asset planning. She also frequently writes on the subject, recently co-authored What To Know About Estate Planning for Digital Assets (published in the Bloomberg Tax Management, Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal) and co-created the Digital Planning Podcast. As always, this edition of Philly Blockchain Tech is free and open to the community thanks to our amazing sponsors. We're excited to welcome two new sponsors this year. Our first sponsor is Splinterlands — The next generation of trading card games! This is one of the leading blockchain games in the world, and it's built by folks right here in Philly! If you're at all into these sorts of games, definitely check it out. https://splinterlands.io/ Our other amazing sponsor this month is Harbinger Systems. Harbinger Systems is a global company providing software technology services for independent software vendors and enterprises, with a specialization in product engineering. If your company needs product engineering expertise, visit https://harbinger-systems.com Please help spread the word about this meetup! While Philly Blockchain Tech aims to focus on the technical and entrepreneurial aspects of blockchain, all background and experience levels are welcome. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @PHLblockchain for news and information.

  • The Hostile Takeover of the Steem Blockchain — A Fireside Chat With Matt Rosen

    As organizers of this community, Ryan and Ben hope everyone out there is staying safe, staying health, and staying home. In the midst of these unprecedented global lockdowns, Philly Blockchain Tech hopes to give you some measure of connection to the Philly community. In that light, we're excited to announced our first ever online-only event: "The Hostile Takeover of the Steem Blockchain," a virtual fireside chat with Matt Rosen. If you've been to our events, you probably know Matt. He's a prolific blockchain entrepreneur and a force in the Steem community. That community recently went through a dramatic split that may set important precedents with regards to decentralized governance of blockchain networks. Unsurprisingly, Matt was at the center of what transpired. In this digital meetup, Matt will chat with organizers Ben and Ryan about the split, who will also be sourcing questions from the community. We're extremely excited to have Matt tell this story firsthand. It should be fascinating! As always, this edition of Philly Blockchain Tech is free and open to the community thanks to our amazing sponsors. Our first sponsor is Splinterlands — The next generation of trading card games! This is one of the leading blockchain games in the world, and it's built by folks right here in Philly! If you're at all into these sorts of games, definitely check it out. https://splinterlands.io/ Our other amazing sponsor this month is Harbinger Systems. Harbinger Systems is a global company providing software technology services for independent software vendors and enterprises, with a specialization in product engineering. If your company needs product engineering expertise, visit https://harbinger-systems.com Please help spread the word about this meetup! While Philly Blockchain Tech aims to focus on the technical and entrepreneurial aspects of blockchain, all background and experience levels are welcome. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @PHLblockchain for news and information.

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  • The Gang Deploys Helium and Decentralizes a Wireless Network, With Mark Phillips

    For our February event, Philly Blockchain Tech is excited to welcome Mark Phillips, VP of Business Development for Helium. The Helium Hotspot is a combination wireless router for IoT devices and Helium Blockchain miner. Since going on sale in May of 2019, thousands of Hotspots have been sold, and are now deployed by people like you in over 750 towns and cities across the US. As a result, the Helium Network is the largest, public LPWAN in the country. Philadelphia alone has over 25 Hotspots which are actively providing wireless coverage for the coming wave of IoT devices preparing to use the Helium Network as an alternative to costly Cellular networks and the limited range of WiFi. In this talk, Mark will cover the basics of the Helium Network, with a special focus on the Blockchain and how it rewards people deploying Hotspots. We’ll also get a live demo from a local software developer who is actively deploying Hotspots and building connected devices on the Helium Network in Philadelphia. Mark will also be giving away one Helium Hotspot to a lucky attendee, and a handful of Helium-ready development boards. Thanks to Helium for co-sponsoring the event! As always, this edition of Philly Blockchain Tech is free and open to the community thanks to our amazing sponsors. We're excited to welcome two new sponsors this year. Our first sponsor is Splinterlands — The next generation of trading card games! This is one of the leading blockchain games in the world, and it's built by folks right here in Philly! If you're at all into these sorts of games, definitely check it out. https://splinterlands.io/ Our other amazing sponsor this month is Harbinger Systems. Harbinger Systems is a global company providing software technology services for independent software vendors and enterprises, with a specialization in product engineering. If your company needs product engineering expertise, visit https://harbinger-systems.com Also, special thanks to PromptWorks for hosting us in their beautiful new offices! Please make sure you have the correct address. Please help spread the word about this meetup! While Philly Blockchain Tech aims to focus on the technical and entrepreneurial aspects of blockchain, all background and experience levels are welcome. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @PHLblockchain for news and information.

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  • Blockchain 2020: A Community Conversation

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    Happy New Year! As Philly Blockchain Tech enters it's 3rd year, we want to take a moment both to look back, and to look forward. At our first event of 2020, organizers Ryan Findley and Ben DiFrancesco will lead the community in conversation. Topics covered at this event will include the biggest developments of 2019, and the most important things to look forward to in 2020. The conversation will span both the Philly Blockchain community and the wider crypto ecosystem. The event will be a group discussion format, so come prepared for some audience participation! As always, this edition of Philly Blockchain Tech is free and open to the community thanks to our amazing sponsors. We're excited to welcome two new sponsors this year. Our first sponsor is Splinterlands — The next generation of trading card games! This is one of the leading blockchain games in the world, and it's built by folks right here in Philly! If you're at all into these sorts of games, definitely check it out. https://splinterlands.io/ Our other amazing sponsor this month is Harbinger Systems. Harbinger Systems is a global company providing software technology services for independent software vendors and enterprises, with a specialization in product engineering. If your company needs product engineering expertise, visit https://harbinger-systems.com Also, special thanks to PromptWorks for hosting us in their beautiful new offices! Please make sure you have the correct address. Please help spread the word about this meetup! While Philly Blockchain Tech aims to focus on the technical and entrepreneurial aspects of blockchain, all background and experience levels are welcome. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @PHLblockchain for news and information.

  • The Rise Of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations With Cooper Turley

    For our final event of the decade, Philly Blockchain Tech is excited to welcome Cooper Turley, Managing Director of Fitzner Blockchain Consulting. Cooper will be diving into the growing trend of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, or DAOs, especially those implemented on the Ethereum network. This should be a fascinating discussion. As always, this edition of Philly Blockchain Tech is free and open to the community thanks to our amazing sponsors. We're happy to welcome local Philly company Postmark back as a recurring sponsor! With lighting fast delivery, affordable monthly pricing, and 45 days of email history for quick and easy troubleshooting, Postmark is the perfect email provider for all of your web projects. To learn more about Postmark's product, and for a meetup special offer of 3-months free email sending, visit: https://postmarkapp.com/philly-blockchain-tech We're also excited to announce a new sponsor: Wirecard. Do you have an idea that could inspire the future of payment? Everyone experiences payment every day, and therefore has ideas on how to make it better. Wirecard wants to hear from you! Check out the Wirecard Open Innovation Challenge for a chance to win a trip to the coolest tech event in the USA in March 2020. All you have to do is submit an idea to improve the payment experience. Check out our idea platform here: bit.ly/wirecard-challenge Register today! Finally, we owe special thanks to PromptWorks for hosting us in their beautiful new offices! Please double check the listing, as their address has changed since our last event. Please help spread the word about this meetup! While Philly Blockchain Tech aims to focus on the technical and entrepreneurial aspects of blockchain, all background and experience levels are welcome. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @PHLblockchain for news and information.

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  • John Feras On Building SushiChain: A High Performance Decentralized App Platform

    For our October event, Philly Blockchain Tech is happy to welcome longtime community member John Feras to discuss SushiChain— a pre-launch cryptonetwork he's helping to create. John is an independent software developer on a decades long journey that has led him to blockchain. Early in the mobile space, he created CASLsoft, a high-level language for PalmPilots. Today, John is trying to learn as much as possible about the inner workings of blockchain. A great believer in "learning by doing", a few months ago joined the team building SushiChain, an OSS blockchain project being built "from the ground up" in the Crystal language. As always, this edition of Philly Blockchain Tech is free and open to the community thanks to our amazing sponsors. Special thanks to Elsevier for once again hosting and sponsoring this week's event. Please help spread the word about this meetup! While Philly Blockchain Tech aims to focus on the technical and entrepreneurial aspects of blockchain, all background and experience levels are welcome. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @PHLblockchain for news and information.

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  • The Great Blockchain Debate: Official Coinvention Pre-Conference Meetup

    Philly Blockchain Tech and The Philadelphia Ethereum Meetup have partnered with the organizers of Coinvention (https://coinvention.io/) to host the official pre-conference meetup for the second year in a row! Join the community for an open "Blockchain Debate", led by Andrew Bull, Esq., founder of Bull Blockchain Law, Philadelphia's premier blockchain and cryptocurrency law firm. If you attended this event last year, you'll know why it was one of our favorites of 2018. Andrew does an amazing job leading the community in a discussion of the big issues in crypto. Come ready to listen, learn, and participate in a healthy conversation! Pizza and drinks will be served at 6:00 PM. The debate will commence at 6:30 PM, followed by group discussion and social time. The Coinvention networking mixer will convene at 8 PM, immediately following this event. Coinvention is a blockchain hackathon and conference right here in Philly! It takes place on September 20th and 21st. Do you have your tickets yet? Visit https://coinvention.io to register now and use the Promo Code "Coinvent50" for 50% off. Also, check out https://philadelphiablockchainweek.com for more awesome events during the week of Coinvention! As always, this edition of Philly Blockchain Tech is free and open to the community thanks to our amazing sponsors. Special thanks to Elsevier for once again hosting us and providing dinner and drinks. If you're looking for a great place to work in the heart of Philadelphia, visit https://www.elsevier.com/about/careers Please help spread the word about this meetup! While Philly Blockchain Tech aims to focus on the technical and entrepreneurial aspects of blockchain, all background and experience levels are welcome. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @PHLblockchain for news and information.

  • A Conversation With Matthew Green, Cryptographer And Zcash Founding Scientist

    For the August edition of Philly Blockchain Tech, we're excited to welcome Matthew Green, a cryptographer and professor at Johns Hopkins University. He's also one of the founding scientists of Zcash, the innovative cryptocurrency that leverages cutting edge cryptography to enable provably private transactions. Matthew has designed and analyzed cryptographic systems used in wireless networks, payment systems and digital content protection platforms. His research focuses on the ways cryptography can be used to promote user privacy. As always, this edition of Philly Blockchain Tech is free and open to the community thanks to our amazing sponsors. Special thanks to Elsevier for both hosting and sponsoring this week's event. We're also excited to welcome a new sponsor this month: Postmark, the perfect email provider for all your web projects. For 3-months of free and unlimited sending, a special offer for members of Philly Blockchain Tech, visit https://postmarkapp.com/philly-blockchain-tech, or use the offer code PHILLYBLOCKCHAIN. Please help spread the word about this meetup! While Philly Blockchain Tech aims to focus on the technical and entrepreneurial aspects of blockchain, all background and experience levels are welcome. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @PHLblockchain for news and information.

  • Comcast IoT Ledger: Decentralized Device Identities And Automated Decisions

    For our July event, Philly Blockchain Tech is excited to introduce Asad Haque, a Senior Director of Security Architecture at Comcast here in Philadelphia. Asad has over 25 years of experience in the Information Security field. He'll be discussing the IoT Ledger, a project he is leading inside Comcast. In particular, he'll be helping us understand how his team is leveraging blockchain to allow IoT devices to create decentralized identities and make autonomous decisions in the field. For this event, Comcast has been nice enough to not only provide the speaker, but also to host us as well! Please note the new location for this event. IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration for this event closes a noon on Monday, July 15th. All attendees must provide their legal first and last name at registration, and must present a legal state ID to building security upon arrival at the event. Attendees who are not registered on Meetup may be turned away by security, so grab a spot while you can! As always, this edition of Philly Blockchain Tech is free and open to the community thanks to our amazing sponsors. Please help spread the word about this meetup! While Philly Blockchain Tech aims to focus on the technical and entrepreneurial aspects of blockchain, all background and experience levels are welcome. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @PHLblockchain for news and information.

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