Eth 2.0 Meetup

Ethereum 2.0 Round Table

October 3, 2019

Notes:
1. No presenter this time! We’ll be collectively discussing ETH 2.0 / Serenity. Please check out these two ETH 2.0 resources ahead of time so we can have an informed discussion:
https://hackmd.io/e4cNiocFTiS67j6yJ_XHPw
https://hackmd.io/UzysWse1Th240HELswKqVA

2. New venue! This time we’ll be at a new blockchain-focused coworking space in Uptown called HackHaus. https://hackha.us/

3. The people from the venue will be providing food and drinks. Thanks to them!

Schedule:

6:30pm – 6:45pm
People arrive. Please try to arrive before 6:45pm when the discussion will begin.

6:45pm (on the dot!)
Discussion starts

7:45pm
Discussion ends

7:45pm – 8:30pm
Open time for people to chat. HackHaus will be providing food and drinks.

Speaker: n/a

Topic: ETH 2.0 / Serenity

Details:
Please check out these two ETH 2.0 resources ahead of time so we can have an informed discussion:
https://hackmd.io/e4cNiocFTiS67j6yJ_XHPw
https://hackmd.io/UzysWse1Th240HELswKqVA

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https://twitter.com/chicagoethereum

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Bitcoin for Developers

BitDev Meetup

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BitDevs is a community for those interested in discussing and participating in the research and development of Bitcoin and related protocols.

Their monthly Socratic Seminar events are formatted to foster debate, information sharing, and lively discussion. The agenda for Wednesday can be found here.
All are welcome, but be advised the discussion will be highly technical.

Make sure to let them know you are coming!

To learn about more about upcoming events please Contact Us or join our mailing list!

 

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Voice of Blockchain 2019

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The Annual Voice of Blockchain conference in Chicago brings together decentralized ledger professionals from across America and around the world. This years’ topics include sovereign identity and digital privacy among others.

Our Executive Director, Taylor Gerring, presented a rousing keynote discussing the future of the internet and self-sovereign communication.

Our development lead, Alex Morris, participated in a discussion on how digital identity can expand personal freedoms.

And finally, our content lead, Jeremy Cogan, provided some insight into technology adoption and our role as an educational organization.

For all the event photos, please check out our photo archive here: https://theblockchaininstitute.org/voice-of-blockchain-2019-photo-archive/

For tickets and more information visit voiceofblockchain.com.

 

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Blockchain Training Conference 2019

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In August, The Blockchain Institute’s Managing Director, Hannah Rosenberg, taught a session at the Blockchain Training Conference in Denver.

Organized by C4 (CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium) and aantonop Events, BTC2019 is an educational conference designed with learning objectives in mind and teachers that care about what you take away from their sessions.

At Hannah’s session, attendees learned what the Lightning Network is, why it exists, how it works, and various ways it can be used in commerce. The session included a Lightning demo and attendees were introduced to Lightning concepts and tools such as channel liquidity, channel balancing, watchtowers, as well as a wide variety of tools that can be used to enable Lightning commerce such as payment processors, and Lightning point of sale systems.

Be sure to check back for a recording of this session on the Lightning Network!

 

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Chicagobility 2019

Chicagobility 2019

July 15, 2019

The Family Matters nonprofit, working in partnership with the City of Chicago and their Chicagobility program arranges a summer program to teach and inspire teens between the ages of 14-16 with educational programming.

This year, during their technology week, Managing Director Hannah Rosenberg stopped by to teach attendees about the basics of blockchain technology. Hannah and Blockchain Institute were happy for the opportunity to provide an introduction to blockchain to such a young audience.

Beyond explaining the technology and its potential impact, Hannah went on to lead a hands-on demonstration where some students conducted a transaction via a blockchain network while others would look up the corresponding transaction receipt via a block explorer.


If you’re an educational organization looking for educators to teach about blockchain technology, email us at info@weteachblockchain.org.

 

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Girlcon 2019

GirlCon 2019

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Blockchain Institute was proud to sponsor and participate in Girlcon 2019!

GirlCon is an annual Chicago-based event that takes place in mid-June that focuses on empowering the next generation of female leaders. GirlCon has breakout sessions from numerous companies that the attendees will have the opportunity to learn from and make connections with.

While at the event, we set up a booth, informing participants on blockchain technology, Blockchain Institute’s mission, and how it could possibly impact their future. We also gave away free swag to everyone like tee shirts, privacy camera covers, stickers, phone pop sockets and more!

 Jeremy led a breakout session to educate and inform students interested in learning about blockchain technology and its possibilities. It was a privilege to teach such an engaged audience that is likely to shape the future of STEM fields!

 We’d like to give a HUGE shoutout to Kyla, Molly, and all those that helped make Girlcon 2019 a great event.

We can not wait to see what comes next! To learn more about Girlcon and all they have going on: https://girlconchicago.com/

 

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Chicago Universities Blockchain Summit

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EXPLORING ENGINEERING

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Amos Alonzo Stagg High School hosted Explore Engineering which is a Chicago-based event aimed to introduce high school students into the vast field of engineering.

The Blockchain Institute team provided educational materials and answered questions at the booth throughout the event.

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BLOCKRESS Workshop

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The Institutes Managing Director, Hannah Rosenberg, led a panel of 4 in a discussion of real examples of blockchain technology in practice. The panel covered when and how to use a blockchain to crypto payment to private vs public blockchains.

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Hong Kong University

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Digital Ledger technology and distributed computing have come a long way. The Blockchain Institute’s founder, Taylor Gerring spoke earlier this month at Hong Kong University’s Blockchain Center. The institute will be working with the university to provide blockchain educational material.

The talk covered the history of blockchain and introduced new ideas on how it can push into the next decade.
Taylor Gerring pictured here with the Hong Kong University team.

Winter Walk on Wilson

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