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Decentralize All The Things: Global Hackathon

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**please rsvp to this meetup only if you will be joining us in the physical SF location space (we have limited space so need to keep track and be accurate). Else, join us on our Slack channel or message us for more info!**

We invite you to join developers, designers, product and entrepreneurs from around the globe (Argentina, India, U.S., and of course the internet) for an opportunity to create a fresh new prototype using blockchain tech in forty-six hours. Up for the challenge?

If you're working on or interested in working on decentralized or blockchain technologies, come join us this weekend!

Goal:

On most social media apps such as reddit, twitter, and facebook, users provide all the value, and a company at the middle earns all the money. But if we made a decentralized social media app powered by bitcoin, users could directly pay each other for their work, and finally get their fair share of the value they create. Users would truly own their content, and wouldn't be locked into any one service provider. There can still be a company - but rather than just one, there can be many, all of which get paid directly for the value they produce.

Ryan X. Charles sketched out a high-level solution to this in his recent article "Fix reddit with bitcoin (https://medium.com/@ryanxcharles/fix-reddit-with-bitcoin-7da3f85fb9ba)," and received a very large response. The article was discussed in Business Insider (http://www.businessinsider.com/fred-wilson-blockchain-reddit-openbazaar-uncensorable-2015-7), Wired (http://www.wired.com/2015/07/reddit-blockchain-decentralized-internet/), The Next Web (http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/07/06/reddit-came-close-to-becoming-decentralized-last-year/), re/code (http://recode.net/2015/07/05/fred-wilson-the-next-reddit-will-likely-be-built-on-the-bitcoin-blockchain/), CoinTelegraph (http://cointelegraph.com/news/114785/ryan-x-charles-is-building-a-decentralized-reddit-and-would-love-collaborators), Mining Pool (http://www.miningpool.co.uk/interview-with-former-reddit-cryptocurrency-engineer-ryan-x-charles/), and others.

The goal of this hackathon is to bring together everyone who is interested in this project (or other related projects) to hash out the details and start building a prototype. There are a number of other projects that are very similar - hopefully we can all work together. And you don't have to be an engineer - we need product, community, design, and other types of input as well! Anyone who likes decentralized technologies and bitcoin is welcome to join.

Email [masked] if you want to get involved and volunteer with us this weekend!

Agenda:

Friday

• 6:45pm, doors open

• 7pm, opening words from Ryan X. Charles

• 7:15pm, start hacking!

• 10pm, end of day 2

Saturday

• 10am, doors open and start hacking!

• 1pm, lunch

• 7pm, dinner

• 10pm, end of day 2

Sunday

• 10am, doors open and start hacking!

• 1pm, lunch

• 4pm, stop hacking, presentations & deliberations

Additional Details:

Access Slack channel (coming soon)

The hackathon itself is international and takes place in Mumbai, Buenos Aires, San Francisco, and The Internet. It is hosted by Blockchain University, Streamium, and Datt (the tentative name of Ryan's new company - short for "decentralize all the things"), and sponsored by Changetip. If you're near one of the physical locations, please come by. If you're not, please hang out in the Slack channel.