This is a UBC Blockchain Club event open to general members of the crypto community (though the Zoom meeting will be password protected- I'll share in a message to registered participants the day before) but mostly focused on following up the school's recent Blockchain Summer Institute graduate course. We covered a lot about business and technical use cases for blockchain, but understandably steered clear of the more anarchic waters of the cryptocurrency field itself. As old-school Bitcoiners, we're happy to provide some guidance in an informal discussion around things like how to safely obtain and hold coins, and generally how to avoid "getting rekt". The first 20 minutes or so will be short talks from the hosts, covering some of the gaps from a more academic curriculum, and then we'll allow people to freely guide the conversation with their questions.
The quarantine is starting to wind down, and it's finally time for another crypto event! This time, multiple blockchain projects are joining forces to explore the possibility of educational blockchain games, with experts from blockchaingaming.com, ESL Coin, and Decentraland. We've also introduced some new features to our event series for the social distancing era. At Vancouver's infamous crypto hack space, where we broadcast to YouTube, we'll have set up a hand sanitizer station for live guests who wanna come hang out. Additionally, we're encouraging people at home all over the world to log into Decentraland and attend our event there. Using a virtual conference center, the content provided will be identical; links to participate will be posted in the comments below. The event will begin with presentations about blockchain tech's applications to education, as well as plans to implement it in Decentraland. Afterwards, we're going to teleport on over to Decentraland University and see what they're developing for ourselves! Any live guests still with us at Decentral Vancouver will be able to see what's happening on the screen there.