- Festival Hackathon - Compassionate technology for socioeconomic autonomy
A 48-hour virtual event for cryptography and web3 developers and researchers from across the world to (1) collaboratively contribute to software that increases social and economic autonomy, and (2) exchange feedback on each other's work. REGISTER HERE: https://hack.fstvl.io/
- Emergency Testnet: Coda is back with Zk-SNARK Blockchain Testnet
No speaker, no investor pitch deck, no hand-holding, no fluff -- this Sunday we'll be playing with Coda's ZK-SNARK Blockchain Testnet FEATURING: Taariq Lewis and you! Requirements: * https://codaprotocol.com/docs/getting-started/ * https://github.com/CodaProtocol/coda/blob/develop/docs/demo.md for Docker image install. * You'll need a Linode instance or AWS instance of at least 8GB of memory! Come along and play with us as we explore Coda wallet and testnet transactions
- The Blockchain Holiday Party! 2019 Crypto Winter Edition!
It's the 2019 Blockchain Holiday Party! (5th edition) We do this every year and it's always a ton of fun. We will have music, drinks, karaoke, and lots of friendly faces, so grab a ridiculous festive sweater and bring a friend! Note: Any gifts of extra drinks or food, potluck style, are encouraged. Lets have a very merry night! If you're interested in providing content or sponsoring the event, reach out to [masked]. Rsvp via Eventbrite for free entry - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-blockchain-holiday-party-2019-starfish-friends-tickets-84164154251
- Friends of SFCDEVs Crypto World Expo - San Francisco
**FREE TICKETS FOR SFCDEVS MEMBERS** https://100x.typeform.com/to/p3W6H8 Details Heads up about this great event! This is a cross-post so check out the other link for any updates/comments: https://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Blockchain-collective/events/259892112/ ------------- Join Our SF Community Crypto Expo & Networking Event Crypto World Expo is an expo and networking event for 300+ founders, investors, crypto influencers and media. In addition to the expo there will be a job fair, investor speed dating sessions, time for formal business meetings as well as some unconference lightning talks and peer discussion on the hottest crypto topics of today. The exhibiting companies are those from or building on: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tezos, Chia, Algorand, Stellar, EOS and more. Buy tickets here: https://www.cwexpo.co/ You can use the following code for a 25% discount: cwesfbitcoin25 What to expect: - 50+ companies showcase & demo at expo hall - Networking mixer - Business meetings - Company livestream interviews - Photo shoots - Job fair - Investor speed dating - Unconference sessions - Exclusive previews - Free crypto, accounts, and swag. Register here: https://www.cwexpo.co/ Whether you are: 1) part of a team building a practical and sustainable crypto business 2) an early adopter or developer who wants to experience the latest in blockchain tech and connect with the founders behind them 3) or an investor who sees this as the best time to find the highest quality projects Don’t miss out on our event in San Francisco on April 13 &14th, 2019. Buy tickets here: https://www.cwexpo.co/ For booths, sponsorships, media partnerships or volunteers feel free to email: [masked] Brought to you by the team that brought you the World Crypto Economic Forum 2018 and 100x Blockchain Investors in 2017.
- SFCDEVS: NuCypher's Testnet and Genesis Release is Here!
The Main Event (LIMITED TO 50 ENGINEERS): Hosted by: Jeff Flowers SF Cryptocurrency Devs is an engineers-only developer meetup for blockchain engineers seeking to learn about the innovation surrounding new and emerging applications of cryptography to digital currencies. John Pacific (aka tux) is back! Tux will discuss NuCypher's Genesis Release and how to build end-to-end encrypted applications using proxy re-encryption. He'll also touch on the research NuCypher has been doing on fully homomorphic encryption (FHE), what we've released so far, and what's on the horizon. Featured Speaker: John Pacific, Engineer at NuCypher Important to Know: https://blog.nucypher.com/nucypher-genesis-release-321dca345d56
- Friends of SFCDEVS: Stanford Blockchain Conference '19 (SBC19, formerly BPASE)
Hi all, Stanford Blockchain Conference '19 (SBC19, formerly BPASE) registration is now open: You must Register here: https://cyber.stanford.edu/sbc19 Jan 30 - Feb 1. It's free to register and attend. Conference program should be published this week sometime. If any orgs want to sponsor it, DM me, will send info. It's a not-for-profit conference that only needs to cover its costs, so sponsorships are relatively affordable.
- Friends of SFCDEVS: The first ever Grincon U.S.
Join us for the first ever U.S. Grin conference! Grin is an implementation of the MimbleWimble protocol. Grin utilizes proven cryptography combined with state-of-the-art advances in privacy and scalability. It’s one of the few community-driven, open-source blockchains with no ICO, no pre-mine, and no founder’s reward. At this first ever U.S. Grin Conference, you’ll witness Grin’s growing ecosystem. You’ll meet the developers, cryptographers, and people behind the project. You’ll also get first glimpses of what entrepreneurs are building on Grin. Grin relies on the community for funding. Many people have donated their time and expertise. Your participation and support helps grow the effort. Proceeds from this conference will be donated to the Grin Project. Please see the conference website for the current agenda and speakers: http://grincon.us/ Registration is here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grincon-us-tickets-53080649652 Speakers * Andrew Poelstra, * Alyse Killeen, * Arianna Simpson, * Benedikt Bünz, * Catheryne Nicholson, * Chris Shepherd, * Daniel Lehnberg, * Ignotus Peverell, * Ivy Evans, * John Tromp, * Lily Liu, * Michael Cordner, * Quentin Le Sceller, T * Taariq Lewis (More coming!) Session Topics (DRAFT) * Intro to Grin for the Layperson * Grin Value Proposition & Governance * Grin’s Cryptography * Privacy & Scalability * How to Mine for Grin * Grin Roadmap * Investing in Grin * Building on Grin
- Emergency Reading: RSA Accumulators - An introduction
No speaker, no investor pitch deck, no hand-holding, no fluff -- this Sunday we will be discussing: RSA Accumulators FEATURING: Taariq Lewis, Dick Valis, Chanu Damarla & The Community PLEASE READ AHEAD OF TIME OR YOU WILL BE LOST. Papers for Discussion (aka Required Reading): Cryptographic Accumulators: Definitions, Constructions & Applications - https://www.cs.stevens.edu/~nicolosi/tech-reports/FaNi03.pdf Background Readings (aka reading to understand the Required Reading): * Deep Dive on RSA Accumulators – Good Audience https://blog.goodaudience.com/deep-dive-on-rsa-accumulators-230bc84144d9 * Cryptographic Accumulators https://medium.com/@aurelcode/cryptographic-accumulators-da3aa4561d77 That being said, the goal of this is to learn and help each other, so bring questions and don’t expect to know everything!
- Coda Protocol: Using zk-SNARKs For A Constant-Size Blockchain
The Main Event (LIMITED TO 50 ENGINEERS): SF Cryptocurrency Devs is an engineers-only developer meetup for blockchain engineers seeking to learn about the innovation surrounding new and emerging applications of cryptography to digital currencies. We would like to introduce SF Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin engineers to the Coda Protocol! Izaak Meckler will give an approachable overview of Coda: the first cryptocurrency with a constant-sized blockchain. Instead of persisting the entire blockchain, Coda uses recursive composition of zk-SNARKs to compress the blockchain into a tiny proof and sends around that proof instead. That means that no matter how big the blockchain gets, or how many transactions are performed, the cost to verify transactions and data remains constant and inexpensive — around 20kbs and 10ms to verify an account's balance. For more background, check out the resources below. Blog post: https://medium.com/codaprotocol/coda-keeping-cryptocurrency-decentralized-e4b180721f42 Whitepaper: https://codaprotocol.com/static/coda-whitepaper-05-10-2018-0.pdf Snarky overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYn6mTwJriw Snarky deep dive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0PUVR0s6Vg
- SF Cryptocurrency Devs: Engineering a Hybrid-Decentralized Exchange with IDEX
We would like to introduce SF Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin engineers to IDEX! https://idex.market/ Aurora (https://auroradao.com/) is a collection of blockchain applications and protocols that form a decentralized financial and banking platform. Aurora's launch product—IDEX—is the first real-time decentralized exchange. IDEX achieved early success utilizing a hybrid design which carefully balances the speed and user experience of centralization with the security of blockchain. Aurora’s CTO, Jason Ahmad, will take a deep dive into the inner workings of IDEX as well as cover lessons learned from operating a DApp at IDEX’s unique scale.