What we're about

This group to raise the awareness and understanding of the general public on the Blockchain technology, and its impact on our everyday lives. We hope to create an open space for the exchange of information, and a network of Blockchain beginners, to be experts, and experts alike, such as developers, entrepreneurs and corporate executives. "Looking forward to exploring the world of Blockchain together.”

This is a group for anyone interested in learning about Blockchain Technology, including smart contracts, decentralized networks, its applications etc. All skill levels are welcome.

This group encompasses in its members the graduates of post-graduate certification programs at The BlockchainHub at Lassonde School of Engineering, York University (http://www.theblockchainhub.com).

We welcome you to The BlockchainHub community meetups.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact info@theblockchainhub.com

About The BlockchainHub

The first of its kind in Canada, The BlockchainHub brings together education, research and technology incubation, to catalyze the full potential of Blockchain to transform industries and disrupt existing value chains. The BlockchainHub, has been designed in response to the needs of industry professionals, fascinated by the potential impact of Blockchain technology on existing organizations, new ventures and financial markets. The BlockchainHub, located within York University, performs three important functions:

As an innovation hub to support visionary entrepreneurs providing disruptive solutions to real-world problems using Blockchain technology through C-lab (http://theblockchainhub.com/c-lab).

As a catalyst for interdisciplinary research into new Blockchain technologies, new business models, intellectual property and related issues arising from the widespread deployment of Blockchain through Blockchain Lab.

As a leading educator for professionals engaged in the deployment of Blockchain technologies through Blockchain Academy (http://theblockchainhub.com/academy).

The BlockchainHub, an initiative of Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (BEST), facilitates the development and application of fast-evolving Blockchain technology through: deep subject matter expertise (academic and industry), local and global research partnerships, deep experience in technology commercialization and innovation management, and the development of a local and global community of Blockchain experts and practitioners. The BlockchainHub Educational Programs (Blockchain Academy) are run and certified by Lassonde Professional Development, at Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, Toronto.

Please click HERE (http://theblockchainhub.com/) to learn more about The BlockchainHub (http://theblockchainhub.com/).

Disclaimer: Blockchain hub is driven by a community of passionate Blockchain enthusiasts discussing the future of Blockchain (and related) technologies and business. However, Blockchain hub can not be held responsible for any technical or business claims made by members of our community

Upcoming events (5+)

Workshop Series: Docker Containers & The Ubuntu Virtual Machine for Hyperledger

Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence,

Held in Room #213 When setting up your Hyperledger environment, it is essential to understand and have a good grasp of Docker Containers and the Ubuntu Virtual Machine Environment. Join us for a free two hours intro workshop on getting started with the Hyperledger Fabric development. Starting with a presentation on “The Basic Building Blocks of a Blockchain Application”, we will then quickly move on to a hands-on session on “Hyperledger Fabric Prerequisites: Ubuntu Virtual Machine and Docker containers”. Bring your own laptop and set it up for blockchain development! What is Hyperledger? "Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, started by IBM, hosted by The Linux Foundation, maintained by leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. " It is the platform of choice for many large enterprise blockchain solutions such as Walmart, Maersk Line and many more... What are Docker containers? A Docker container (image) is a lightweight, standalone, executable package of software that includes everything needed to run an application: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries and settings. Please visit the below link for more information: https://github.com/twolindens/PR/wiki/Workshop-Series:-Docker-Containers-&-The-Ubuntu-Virtual-Machine-for-Hyperledger

Free workshop: Intro to Machine learning systems

Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

Join us on this 1 hour free workshop on Machine learning at Lassonde School of Engineering at York University. This event is offered by our partner organization A.I.Hive (www.aihive.org) to BlockchainHub community members. Attendees must register through eventbrite to secure their seats: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-workshop-intro-to-machine-learning-systems-tickets-56055237725?aff=ebapi&ref=eios Topics to discuss: -Introducing Machine Learning -Image Classification -Supervised Learning -Python for Image Classification -Deep Learning -Wrap-Up -Q&A Speaker: Dr. Hjalmar Turesson Speaker Bio: As a cognitive neuroscientist, I have researched how language –a compositional system– arises from the combined computations and communication of millions of simple interconnected units: the neurons of our brains. In this endeavor I have built several experimental systems, and analyzed large physiological and behavioral datasets.

Live Webinar: Crypto-Economy & Project Valuation

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**This is a joint event between The Blockchainhub and The Innovative Financier. *This event is 100% virtual. Webinar details will be provided closer to the date. Description: The nascent blockchain space typically requires due diligence prior to engaging in blockchain initiatives, especially as they relate to the tokenization of assets. Cryptocurrencies, utility tokens and security tokens each have different characteristics and considerations. As such, tokenized instruments carry unique risks. In this webinar, the speaker will provide answers to the below questions based on his own experience and opinion: Is the ICO model dead? Are most cryptocurrencies today pursuing compliant Security Token Offerings? Have airdrops proven to be an effective strategy? The webinar will touch on the most pressing issues when assessing a potential project; for instance: - Management Strength - Product Feasibility​ - Tokenomics - Business model - Marketing - Network effects Brad Kirby, Founder at DLT Advisory Group, is a CPA, CA, CBP who previously worked at Deloitte for 6 years in Financial Advisory and Brookfield for 5 years in capital markets, treasury and financial risk management, with a focus on digital transformation and automation. He branched out on his own 1 year ago and is fully committed to advancing DLT technology alongside world class entrepreneurs. He is a member of ISO 307 Blockchain & DLT committee (via Canadian mirror committee) and has published several academic papers for Thomson Reuters on DLT. Disclaimer: (1) The views expressed by speakers is their own and do not, at any moment, reflect the opinion or the endorsement of these views by The Blockchainhub. (2) This webinar is intended to provide general information only; it is not intended to provide investment advice, legal advice or tax advice, or to answer specific questions about your investments. Please consult a licensed professional should you require any such advice.

Live Webinar: Hyperledger Consensus & Scaling Challenges

This event is 100% virtual. Webinar details will be provided closer to the date. Agenda: -(Intro) What is Blockchain? -Why is Blockchain (with Consensus) Important? -Evolution of Blockchain, Consensus, Scaling & Performance Challenges (& Opportunities) Speaker’s bio: Leonard Edwin has 15+ years experience in Mgmnt Consulting, Process Mgmnt (BPMN, 6Sigma), TOGAF-Certified Enterprise, Business & Data (Enterprise Ethereum & Hyperledger FABRIC blockchain) Architecture Modeling in Telecoms, Healthcare, Finance and Analytics/AI.

Past events (63)

Hyperledger Fabric Meetup

Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence,

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