• Let's talk - Decentralized Finance and Aave

    Online event

    Warm-up on Ethereum and Decentralized Finance 1. Discovering AAve , "the Money Market Protocol" with Marc Zeller (20min). https://aave.com, Twitter: https://twitter.com/lemiscate 2. CrescoFin, "Insured Interest-bearing deposit accounts" with Robert Sharratt, MD at CrescoFin (20min). https://www.crescofin.ch Twitter: https://twitter.com/res_crescofin 3. No Gov Automated Market Making and our story from the Rainbow Bridge hackathon | Robert Zaremba, Solution Architect; Cosmos Developer at Regen Network The talks will be followed by a discussion about the challenges in Ethereum and Decentralized Finance and new upcoming disruptions! You can already prepare your questions with us on https://t.me/DefiSuisse or on https://geneva-devchain.slack.com

  • Algorand Borderless Economy and the algorand-builder beta release

    ONLINE WEBINAR ABSTRACT This week we will focus on Algorand blockchain and it's mission for a Borderless Economy. Algorand Upgrade Paves the Way For Sophisticated Applications across Defi and Traditional Sectors. We will present solutions for CBDCs, Rekeying, Fast Catchup and Stateful Smart Contracts Features. We will also demo the beta release of algorand-builder tool. Agenda (open: 17:55) =========================== ▶ 17:55 "Doors open" ▶ 18:00 - 18:10 Welcome and community updates ▶ 18:10 Presentations 1. Economical advancements and business cases Algorand is solving today | Pietro Grassano - Algorand Europe Business Solutions Director (30min) 2. Building with Algorand Blockchain: Everything you need to know | Russell Fustino - Algorand Developer Advocate (1h) 3. Algorand Builder - hands on session | Robert Zaremba, Independent Solution Architect; Cosmos Blockchain Developer at Regen Network (30min) ▶ 20:00 Networking DETAILS ======== Algorand is a new blockchain built on a permissionless, pure proof of stake, decentralized agreement protocol, where anyone can participate and requires minimal computational power. This protocol finalizes transactions very quickly and offers true decentralization. Algorand has many new features including: · Algorand Standard Asset (ASA) · Atomic Transfers · Algorand Smart Contract Layer 1 (ASC1) · Stateful TEAL · Indexer V2 · Re-keying Addresses This session will demonstrate how to: · Quickly get and up and running on Algorand · Use the new Algorand features and how they solve business issues + https://www.algorand.com/resources/news/stateless-smart-contracts-for-sophisticated-applications + https://community.algorand.org/blog/rekeying-fast-catchup-and-stateful-smart-contracts-features-change-how-algorand-is-seen/ SPEAKERS ========== ▶ Russell Fustino Russ is Developer Advocate on Blockchain for Algorand. Previously Developer Evangelist for Microsoft, as well as for Russ’ ToolShed, Xamarin, Raygun, Wowza & ComponentOne. Russ is an author of the book “Azure and Xamarin Forms” published by Apress. He has a passion for conveying relevant, current, and future software development technologies and tools through live seminars, teaching, and internet video productions. Russ has enlightened, entertained and educated over 1 million developers in his career and is a recipient of the INETA Lifetime Achievement award and is the publisher of several apps including the endorsed Jethro Tull app. Twitter: @RussFustino https://www.linkedin.com/in/russfustino/ ▶ Pietro Grassano At J.P. Morgan Asset Management from 2002 until 2019, Pietro has been Country Head for France since 2014: beforehand he had been Head of Sales for Italy and responsible for business in Greece. Before 2002, he held commercial functions at BNP Paribas Asset Management in Milan. He has more than 20 years of experience in the asset management sector. He was previously a consultant in the financial pole of Andersen Consulting. Pietro started his career in Brussels, in a commodities trading company. He holds a Master in Economics and Social Sciences (DES) from Bocconi University in Milan, and a baccalaureate in humanism (maturità classica) at the "Andrea Doria" High School in Novi Ligure. https://www.linkedin.com/in/pietro-grassano-7a3bb41/ ▶ Robert Zaremba Independent Consultant. IT Solution and Software Engineer, R&D, solution architectures, smart-contract audits and development. He built: market intelligence systems, confidential blockchain transactions, supply-chains ledger, multi chain DeFi applications, assets tokenization, tokenomics analysis, blockchain based grain trading and ad-network algorithms. https://zaremba.ch/ CAS GENEVA ============ The event is supported by CAS Geneva - the blockchain Certified Advanced Studies to master blockchains, cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance. More information and registration for the next course: https://www.cas-blockchain-certification.com/en/home

  • Blockchain Hands on

    Online event

    In AUGUST we won't have a usual meetup. Instead we will open a room for a free discussion, promotion, open chat. There won't be any official presentation. If you would like to suggest any topic please share + in a comment here + or a thread on our Slack: https://app.slack.com/client/T57KZ1QBD/C57L1AZFV/thread/C57L1AZFV-1596109784.037900 AGENDA: open chat room from 18:00 For meetup please use: https://app.veertly.com/v/devchain-2020-08 For chat, Slack: https://app.slack.com/client/T57KZ1QBD/C011FEKSKNG

  • Blockchain Hands on

    Online event

    Because of the covid-19 crisis, the meetup will HAPPEN ONLINE. ▶ Agenda * Online room opens at 17:55 * Sessions start at 18:00 1. Intro | Christian Broillet (5 min) 2. Yield Farming | Robert Zaremba, Independent Consultant (10min) 3. Application of Zero-Knowledge Proof in vulnerability disclosure | Albert Dessaint (15 min) 4. Connect Ethereum To Your Applications with Hal | Bertrand Juglas (30 min) 5. C-Layer update | Cyril Lapinte (15 min) ▶ Virtual Pizza apero

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  • Blockchain Hands on

    Online event

    Because of the covid-19 crisis, the meetup will HAPPEN ONLINE. ▶ Agenda * Online room opens at 17:55 * Sessions start at 18:00 1. Intro | Christian Broillet (5 minutes) 2. Behind Monolith: peek at the infrastructure sustaining the world first non-custodial Ethereum wallet paired with a Visa card | Brice Berdah (30 min) 3. The emergence of a new asset class: Redeemable tokens | Albert Dessaint (15 min) 4. Uberize brokerage, universalize market access: how Jarvis leverage from liquidity pools to bridge legacy and digital markets | Pascal Tallarida (45 minutes) 5. Blockchains as notarized data registries in 2020 | Noé Curtz (15 min) ▶ Virtual Pizza apero

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  • Special: How blockchain is leading the future now !

    Online event

    The meeting is happening ONLINE. Link to the event will be published on Tuesday. The current crisis is both an opportunity and a challenge to reinvite ourselves, our economies and our societies. ▶ Agenda * Online room opens at 17:55 * Sessions start at 18:00 1. Intro - Christian - 5 minutes 2. Blockchain leading the future, now | Pedro - 5 minutes 3. Zero Knowledge Proofs: Why? How? What? | Robert Zaremba (15 min + 5 min Q&A) 4. Digital Money: the shift from bank accounts to regulated wallets | Michael Guzik (15 min + 5 min Q&A) 5. Blockchain Your IP | Olivia D'Hordain (15 min + 5 min Q&A) 6. Lukso rICO | Fabian Vogellsteller (15 min + 5 min Q&A) ▶ Speakers Robert Zaremba Independent Consultant Experienced IT Solution and Software Engineer, consulting in the area of R&D, solution architectures, smart-contract audits and development. Working for international companies he built products like: confidential transactions, supply-chains accounting ledger & stable coins, assets tokenomics, blockchain based grain trading, market intelligence for global trades and ad-network algorithms. https://zaremba.ch/ Michael Guzik Initiated, built-up and headed PwC Switzerland‘s blockchain practice. Joined Lykke and Blockchain Valley Ventures to build a new regulated primary and secondary market using smart contracts. Led key ICOs and STOs and pioneered the foundations of digital assets. Co-founded KORE Technologies to offer institutional grade blockchain infrastructure to corporations Olivia D'Hordain As a Paris Barred Lawyer and Intellectual Property Specialist, and with a 16 year career that started with a solid private practice experience, since 2011 Olivia is Deputy Chief IP Counsel of Richemont, world’s second luxury group. Fabian Vogellsteller Fabian is a developer and thought leader on blockchain technology. He has built many Ethereum user and developer-facing projects including the Ethereum Mist browser, the Ethereum Wallet and web3.js - the Ethereum’s space most used JavaScript library. Together with Vitalik Buterin, he proposed the ERC20 token standard, which initiated the world ICO wave and redefined investment and crowd ownership as we know it. Today Fabian is leading the concept, design, and development of the LUKSO Blockchain. Pedro Lopez-Belmonte Blockchain & Cloud oriented Enterprise Architect & Entrepreneur very passionate about technology. Learning is my leitmotif. I work at Richemont group supporting the blockchain initiatives.

  • Blockchain Hands on

    Online event

    Because of the covid-19 crisis, the meetup will HAPPEN ONLINE. LINK: https://app.veertly.com/v/geneva-devchain (no registration needed, will open in any modern browser) Agenda (open: 17:55) =========================== ▶ Presentations (starting at 18:00): 0. Intro (2min) 1. Unlock Protocol | Bertrand Juglas, DLT Expert (15min) 2. Algorand & the Borderless Economy | Robert Zaremba, Independent Consultant (https://zaremba.ch) (25min) 3. Jelly Swap | Tito Titov (45min) 4. ETH2 | Cyril Lapinte founder of the C-Layer (5min) ▶ Virtual Pizza apero Details ======= ▶ We will have an in-depth view of the Unlock Protocol, used at EthCC 2020 in Paris, and see how it can monetize the web through memberships. Bertrand Juglas is a SRE with 24 years of experience on OpenSource and Linux systems through new technologies, especially DLT technologies like BlockChain and DAG. ▶ Algorand & the Borderless Economy https://www.facebook.com/algorand, https://twitter.com/algorand Algorand is a public permissionless blockchain that uses a Pure Proof-of-Stake (PPoS) algorithm to give a decentralized, scalable and secure network. On the other hand algorand co-chains is a private permissioned chain that is built to interoperate with the main algorand chain. This offers all the advantages of the algorand blockchain but coupled with more control. In this presentation we will talk about unique advantages of Algorand for the FinTech and blockchain industry - covering both the business and technical aspects and how it compares to Ethereum. Robert Zaremba is experienced IT Solution and Software Engineer, consulting in the area of R&D, solution architectures, smart-contract audits and development.

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  • Blockchain Hands on

    Online event

    Because of the covid-19 crisis, the meetup will HAPPEN ONLINE. We will discover the technical challenges, Swissborg met during their new mobile Wealth application. Then we will look at the CryptoFranc (XCHF), the Swiss Franc stable coin created in 2018 by Swiss Crypto Tokens AG, a Bitcoin Suisse Group company We will follow up with an in-depth view of the Unlock Protocol, used at EthCC 2020 in Paris, and see how it can monetize the web through memberships. We will end with a view of Maker DAO smart contracts and how they are revolutionizing the Ethereum and the Decentralized Finance ecosystem! Agenda (open: 17:30) =========================== ▶ Presentations (starting at 17:35): 1. Optimizing Proof of Work - Proof of Kernel Work | Robert Zaremba, Independent Consultant (10min) 2. Technical challenge met | Nicolas Remond, SwissBorg CTO (30min) 3. Swiss Franc stable coin, XCHF on the Blockchain | Armin Schmid, CEO Swiss Crypto Tokens AG and Head Crypto Payment at Bitcoin Suisse (15min) 4. Unlock Protocol | Bertrand Juglas, DLT Expert (15min) 5. MakerDAO, a decentralized stable coin | Cyril Lapinte founder of the C-Layer (30min) ▶ Virtual Pizza apero A Zoom link will be provided. https://unige.zoom.us/j/201189483

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  • Blockchain Identities

    Oracle Genève

    Blockchain systems are based on advanced cryptographic mechanisms that make them inherently secure. However, managing identities in such distributed systems can be a challenge, as most Blockchain use cases require a strong identification of the participants. During this event, we will explain how Blockchain identities are implemented on the most popular Blockchains, and how these identities can be linked to actual assets or individuals. We will also introduce the concept of Decentralised/Self-Sovereign Identities, and the potential applications of this new chain of trust. Agenda: 6:30 - Doors opening 6:45 - Short Introduction 6:50 - What's in your wallet? Guillaume Goutaudier, Oracle, Christian Broillet, Swissquote 7:15 - The State as a Blockchain facilitator and trusted Oracle. Gianfranco Moi, The State of Geneva 7:40 - Hardware protected transactions. WISeKey 8:05 - Introduction to DIDs: standards and use cases. Thomas Chataigner, Blockchain Partners 8:30 - Decentralised authorisation: implementation with ERC1056 and OpenID. Micha Roon, Energy Web Foundation 9:00 - Networking Apero Where: Oracle Offices, WTC II, Route de Pre-Bois 29, Geneva 1215. 5min walk from the airport. Closest parking: P51.

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  • Blockchain Hands on

    École CREA Genève

    Come and discover how Vacheron Constantin certifies its watches thanks to the blockchain. Then we will see Aeternity, a scalable blockchain with smart contracts interfacing with real-world data. For the hands-on, we will mastering Sophia, a smart contract language for Aeternity. Agenda (Doors open: 18:30) =========================== ▶ Presentations (starting at 18:45): 1. Quick market updates 2. Vacheron Constantin’s Digital Certificate leveraging a blockchain | Christine Henke & Pedro Lopez-Belmonte (20 min) 3. Aeternity blockchain | Robert Zaremba (20 min) 4. Panel moderated by Christian Broillet with presenters. (10min) ▶ Pizza break (30 min) Offered by Hortis ! ▶ Hands On Track A (advanced): Sophia, a smart contract language for Aeternity blockchain | Robert Zaremba (90 min) Track B (beginners): smart-contract round table.