What we're about

Started in 2014, this Sydney meetup for professionals is a forum to discuss Blockchain and other digital emergent technologies. Whether you're new or have an existing interest, Blockchain professionals will put you in touch with others in the field. This meetup is NOT about tokens and how to profit from crypto.

To sponsor this meetup, please send a private message to one of the organisers. Sponsors presentations are always welcome (with prior planning).

**When we don't have sponsors we charge a $5 fee to cover pizza. If you are a student or can't afford the attendance fee, please contact the organiser and the fee will be waived for you.

Meetup Code of Conduct


All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our meetup are required to comply with the following code of conduct. If you do not wish to comply, you should reconsider attending our events.


Be excellent to each other ⭐

Our goal is to provide a harassment-free experience for everyone.

Language or imagery which belittles individuals based on personal characteristics protected under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 is prohibited.

Our meetups are safe environments for the expression of personal work and ideas. Participants are required to provide feedback in a positive manner. Ridicule, bullying or personal embarrassment will not be tolerated.

Meetup participants violating these rules will be sanctioned or expelled from the meetup or event without a refund at the discretion of the meetup organisers.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the organisers or hosts.

Upcoming events (1)

Holochain vs. Ethereum + Latest on Blockchain & Securities

Tank Stream Labs, Sydney Startup Hub

6:00pm Arrivals & networking 6:30pm Presentation- Part 1 - An Ethereum & Holochain Comparison & Why both Technologies are Important Step Changes 7:00pm Pizza break 7:30pm Presentation- Part 2 - Latest on Blockchain & Securities 8:00pm More networking 8:30 Meetup ends Part 1 - An Ethereum & Holochain Comparison & Why both Technologies are Important Step Changes Web3 is exploding in all directions and new development paradigms are emerging. Holochain is pioneering the agent centric paradigm. In this talk we will cover the scope of Bitcoin and Ethereum and the problems they solved and the problems Holochain are out to solve and why they complement each other. We will introduce you to the difference between “Agent Centric” and “Data Centric” and if we have time we will also demonstrate an Agent Centric peer to peer Smart Contract on Holochain. Part 2 - Latest on Blockchain & Securities The regulatory landscape around these emerging technologies is unclear, it’s also not very clear what constitutes a security. When is a cryptocurrency a security? How do you legally define a Smart Contract or when do you treat results from government bodies as oracles that feed into Smart Contracts? In this discussion, we will explore the, Issuing, Trading; and International Passporting; of securities. We will also discuss, what Old School regulation can be stretched to fit the new?... ! Some suggested structures for issuing securities such as Debenture Mortgage Tokens (DMT’s); and Managed Investment Schemes could be used. Then we will discuss International passporting with our American friends; and the reach of Reg S, Reg D and Reg A+, Zug and the Islands, maybe even Eastern Europe?; and Australia. ----About the Speakers---- Thomas Miller Thomas is originally trained as a Medical engineer, then self taught developer pioneered the Smart Contract scene in Brisbane, by starting and running the Brisbane Ethereum Meetups holding the first Ethereum meetings back in 2014 from his living room. His insight led him to be the first person to officially work with ConsenSys in Australia and putting forward the first ConsenSys Australia team. Thomas has built a decentralised ERC20 exchange on 0x protocol, educated banks and run numerous developer trainings around the globe helping teams get setup with Ethereum Blockchain Development. For the past 6 months Thomas has been raising awareness for holochain, and peer to peer validation and highlights the stability and scalability it brings via his holohcain podcast. He now hosts Holochain development programs for aspiring holochain developers and nurtures cross industry polinitation between financial services and Web3 tech as a director of a financial services law firm NXT Legal & Compliance PTY LTD. Thomas is not a lawyer and does not give legal advice. Connect: www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-miller[masked]b ----------------------- Louis de Beer Louis is a solicitor who works in the area of financial services. He is the legal practice director of NXT Legal & Compliance, which has been set up from day one to focus on SmartContract, RegTech and commerce into the Web3 age. Louis has a background as a CEO and CFO in broadcast media and logistics and understands the issues that businesses face daily. He has been involved in development of several Web3 offerings and cryptocurrency exchanges. Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisdebeer/ ---------------------- Thanks to our partners and sponsors: Tank Stream Labs Blokchain Hub and Edge Wallet.

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