• On Substrate, Kusama and Polkadot

    ETH Zürich

    Hello all, This meetup is about: - Substrate [1] based blockchain development. It will cover what Substrate is, it's modules, how to develop your own modules and how to deploy a chain. - Kusama [2], see whitepaper [3] and rollout and governance [4] and - Polkadot [5]. The multichain framework to rule them all. Please note, that the room for this meetup is HG D5.2. Looking forward to meeting you and exploring this brave new world in all its details. Reto Recommended reading material for this meetup: - https://substrate.dev/ - https://guide.kusama.network/en/latest/ - https://wiki.polkadot.network/en/latest/ References: [1] https://github.com/paritytech/substrate [2] https://kusama.network/ [3] https://twitter.com/kusamanetwork/status/1164591122964000768 [4] https://medium.com/@gavofyork/kusama-rollout-and-governance-31eb18041044 [5] https://polkadot.network/

  • Fulfilling the promise of blockchain: A look at the core technology

    Algorand and Trinkler Software discuss the technology that's making the promise of blockchain a reality. About this Event Blockchain technology promised a fairer world, where value could be shared freely across all borders, in a transparent and secure manner, excluding no one. However, immature technology, currency volatility and the complexity and cost of blockchain technology have been hindering the large scale adoption of blockchain. Until now. Algorand and Trinkler Software are joining together for a night of drinks and discussion around the technology that is bringing blockchain to its full potential. We invite developers, researchers and blockchain enthusiasts to join us for a deep dive in the core technology of both platforms. Admissions if free, but space is limited so make sure to save your spot! Algorand, Inc. [www.algorand.com] is a blockchain technology company founded by cryptography pioneer, Turing award winner and MIT professor, Silvio Micali. Algorand’s blockchain platform creates full transparency, protection and speed within a truly decentralized network. It achieves velocity on par with large payment and financial networks while securely scaling to billions of users. Algorand’s pure proof-of-stake approach is the first of its kind to provide immediate transaction finality without forking. Trinkler Software [https://trinkler.software] was founded by Reto Trinkler (Council member Web3 Foundation [https://web3.foundation], Co-Founder Katallassos [https://katallassos.com], and Melon Protocol [https://melonport.com], and Forbes 30u30 Europe in Finance). It is a blockchain software development company based in Crypto Valley, Zug with a focus on building a toolkit of FinTech products for the blockchain ecosystem. Agenda: 18h00 - 18h30: Registration 18h30 - 19h00: Introductions of both Algorand & Trinkler 19h00-19h30: Fireside Chat with Naveed Ihsanullah and Reto Trinkler 19h30 - 20h00: Q&A 20h00 - 21h00 : Networking with snacks & drinks! Please register directly on the Eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fulfilling-the-promise-of-blockchain-a-technology-perspective-tickets-60130249194

  • Finance 4.0

    ETH Zurich / Zentrum / HG E 33.1

    Finance 4.0, a European effort led by ETHZ Computational Social Science, is creating a platform for distributed smart incentivization for sustainability. The team at ETHZ will give an update on the system architecture and current challenges to be tackled. A live demo lets the participants create their own tokens in a few seconds.

  • Guest Presentation on Dappnode.io by Jordi Baylina and Eduardo Diez

    ETH Zurich / Zentrum / HG E 33.1

    Jordi Baylina legendary WhiteHatGroup member and contributor to many EIPs and ERCs has created Dappnode.io together with Eduardo Diez. What is DAppNode? What happens when you want to use a Decentralized P2P network, but securing your own nodes takes a lot of time and effort? You have a decentralization bottleneck at the entry point, which is where we are now in the blockchain space. 1. At no point in the last 2 years has there been more than 13,000 Bitcoin nodes online and that number got as low as 5,500 2. MetaMask and MyEtherWallet/MyCrypto are the primary wallets used on Ethereum and most users are using these wallets’ default nodes … This is a huge centralizing force in Ethereum. 3. The people who do run their own node end up having to spend a lot of time troubleshooting, keeping it updated and synced without the ability to easily share their node (and efforts) with family and friends. DAppNode will address these issues by creating a simple, easy, self-empowering system made specifically for hosting P2P clients for DApps, Cryptocurrencies, VPNs, IPFS, and more. Learn, see and touch the DAppNode. Yes it is real, live and working. Looking forward.

  • Hacknight#1

    Limmatquai River View Apartment

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW4EyUb1Tns It's finally here! The very first Hacknight sponsored by Trinkler Software AG https://trinkler.software. We will dedicate an all-nighter at a nice AirBnB in Zurich to look into UI/UX and Aesthetics. http://limmatquai-river-view-apartment-with-jacuzzi.hotels-zurich.org/en/ In particular we'll try to improve the UI/UX and Aesthetics of the open-source exchange https://agora.trade UX includes implementing market making strategies (it's not all about front-end, this is meant for back-end devs). https://api.agora.trade https://github.com/Trinkler/agora.trade https://github.com/Trinkler/agora-swap https://github.com/Trinkler/agora-htlcs This is intended to be a learning/coding event where we learn from each other and grow together. Unfortunately space is very limited. We will give priority to regular hacklab members and curate the attendance list accordingly. Pizzas and drinks will be provided. Ring for Le Bijou and someone from TSAG will come down and let you into the building.

  • Cross-chain, custodian-free, cheap and scalable exchanges

    ETH Zurich / Zentrum / HG E 33.1

    Hello friend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRl7kdM75Tw First of all I would like to thank Stefan Klauser (ETHZ) https://www.gess.ethz.ch/en/the-department/people/person-detail.html?persid=223617 for his extended support of this meetup. This meetup is intended to be a general discussion on cross-chain, custodian-free, cheap and scalable crypto exchanges. Topics include: Inter-chain asset trading - payment channels https://blog.chainside.net/understanding-payment-channels-4ab018be79d4 - probabilistic payment channels, https://medium.com/@gustav.simonsson/ethereum-probabilistic-micropayments-ae6e6cd85a06 - state channels, https://medium.com/l4-media/generalized-state-channels-on-ethereum-de0357f5fb44 - turing complete state channels https://github.com/SpankChain/general-state-channels - payment hubs https://medium.com/@liquidity.network/understanding-off-chain-transactions-in-blockchain-for-fun-and-profit-591e7e27ccc0 - rebalancing payment hubs, https://eprint.iacr.org/2017/823.pdf Cross-chain asset trading - atomic swaps, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_swap - htlcs, https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Hashed_Timelock_Contracts Cross-chain asset transfer - token bridges, https://github.com/paritytech/parity-bridge - relaychains https://github.com/paritytech/polkadot/ Orderbook - Secure multiparty computation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_multi-party_computation - Zero-knowledge proofs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-knowledge_proof https://hackernoon.com/eli5-zero-knowledge-proof-78a276db9eff Usability - liquidity providers, https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/coreliquidityprovider.asp - market makers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Market_maker I'd be especially interested in liquidity providing, market making strategies, let me know if u know any. Looking forward to meet you and explore this brave new world in all its details. Reto

  • DIY Blockchain

    ETH Zurich / Zentrum / HG E 33.1

    This meetup is intended to be a general discussion on how to build a blockchain/domain chain. It will cover the essential building blocks - State - Validity - Canonicality Looking forward to meet you and explore this brave new world in all its details. Reto