Blockchain Lightning Talks V2.0

BLOCKCHAIN LIGHTNING TALKS V2.0 

Blockchain Lightning Talks V2.0

Theme: Blockchain Startups
Location: The American 926 Main St
PRIVATE EVENT: Sat, Jan 26, 2019: 3:00pm
Private invitation: Friends & Family Only

Speakers From Blockchain Startups

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) says BC is growing faster than other regions in Canada for startups and Metro Vancouver is exceeding its projected growth targets. (Business in Vancouver – April 3, 2018) Discover what it takes to launch a Blockchain startup.

  1. MC Mike Nabavi: Otherly Founder / Blockchain Advisor / Investor
  2. Andrew Wagner: ESL Coin / LearnEnglish
  3. Adam Soltys: Althea & Meshnet Live Demo
  4. Blair Lowther: BlocPal & POS Live Demo

Special Announcements:  From Community Partners

CoinOS Artist: Tanna Po From DCTRL / DogeCon

About Tanna Po: I am an artist, writer, tech-admirer and computer-haver. I’ve sketched my own life-path with the help of fortune cookies and a moral compass that always points.  https://medium.com/@tdpostle


MC – Mike Nabavi: As an entrepreneur, I am leading a great team to build a social network that has the potential to disrupt the social media and the online advertising models. As an advisor, I am helping boards and executive teams of larger organizations and founders of early stage tech companies identify opportunities and manage risks. As an investor, I invest in most of the Vancouver based tech companies that I help; and I help those that invest in.  www.mikenabavi.com


Andrew Wagner: ESL Coin is the full application of blockchain technology to the ESL industry. In addition to providing a common means of payment, it will function as a decentralized autonomous database of ESL students, teachers and businesses. Smart contract technology will be used to assign reputations to users based on feedback from others, who will be initially verified by a blockchain-based ID system. http://eslcoin.org/


Adam Soltys: Althea supports the creation of new networks built by and for communities, powered by our routers, which pay each other for bandwidth. This allows people to set up “decentralized ISPs” in their communities, and easily manage and grow them. We’re working with communities all over the world to set up test deployments of our routers now, and are looking for partners and collaborators interested in setting up their own. http://althea.org


Blair Lowther: BlocPal’s mission is to develop a simpler, smarter and more secure way to transact with crypto and traditional currencies. We’ve designed the first ‘multi-currency, multi-fiat’ blockchain infrastructure, using proprietary technology to simplify and secure payment processing. Our multifaceted e-wallet and platform create an ecosystem that focuses on security, transparency and speed, and are soon to become the standard for all digital currency payments. www.blocpal.com


EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER: BOB GARLICK  

Bob Garlick: Bob has been shooting all over the world for many years. His first camera was a Pentax K1000 film camera for a student exchange trip to Japan. He is now an expert on almost any format of camera and lighting system and continues to perfect his techniques even today.  https://bobgarlick.com

Blockchain Lightning Talks V1.0 Photos

Blockchain Lightning Talks V1.0 [Photos With Over 50 Attendees]

Blockchain Lightning Talks V1.0 Photos

Over 50 attended our first Blockchain Lightning Talks at The American, a community space by day. Although it was a “decentralized start”, guests enjoyed the speakers talking about their blockchain projects. In addition, they enjoyed the food sponsored by Althea and Robert Racz, the artist with small paintings available for purchase on CoinOS. Special thanks to Bob Garlick for capturing the Blockchain Lightning Talks on video at The American.

The American at 926 Main Street is home of Good Company Lager, the first craft beer distributor accepting Bitcoin and supporter of local art. The venue also features 8 rotating taps featuring a wide selection of local craft beer and cider. Always something new and exciting on tap.

We drank Good Company Lager beers to go with our snacks. Good Company Lager is a Vancouver-born and bred traditional craft lager. It’s made with Cascadian hops, lightly malted Canadian two-row barley and choice water from the Cascadian Mountains. It’s light in flavour, tastes great and has a crisp finish. Good Company Lager is one of the first craft brewery distributors that accepts Bitcoin since joining the Bitcoin Coop of Vancouver in 2013.

Speakers For Blockchain Lightning Talks V1.0:
  1. Andrew Wagner: Coinfest.org / Bitcoin Coop
  2. Cameron Gray: AODCTRL
  3. Ashton Addison: EventChain.io
  4. Gary Lachance: Busking 2.0 / DDP
  5. Andrew Wagner: CoinOS

Special Announcements:  Andre Endique, Crypto VanCity and Ed Yuen, Vancouver Crypto Network


Planning for Blockchain Lightning Talks V2.0

We met new blockchain friends from Crypto VanCity and YVR Startups, who would love to be involved in Blockchain Lightning Talks V2.0, at The American (926 Main Street) again, community space by day and busy bar by night for Sat, January 26, 2019 (2pm to 5pm).

For V2.0, we’re focusing on blockchain startups. The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) says BC is growing faster than other regions in Canada for startups and Metro Vancouver is exceeding its projected growth targets. (Business in Vancouver – April 3, 2018)


Blockchain Lightning Talks V1.0 Photos Below

      

   

*Good Company Lager Beers On Bitcoin For CoinFest Since 2014


Blockchain lightning talks consist of a few very short presentations lasting only 5 minutes each at a Meetup. Several lightning talks can be delivered by different speakers in a single session, sometimes called a data blitz. Each lightning talk speaker will have a table where you can watch live demos or learn more.

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Blockchain Hangout V1.0

Blockchain Hangout V1.0

Blockchain Hangout V1.0 Lightning Talks

We’re excited to host our first hangout for Blockchain Meetups for Dec 1, 2018 at a spacious venue with beers* on Bitcoin, along with food sponsorships from Blockchain companies. We’ll also have lightning talks on Blockchain and tables with Blockchain companies and non-profits. This will help you grow your knowledge in Blockchain and all things crypto.

NEWS: Blockchain Hangout V1.0
  • Venue: The American, Co-working Cafe By Day
  • Location: 926 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Lightning Talks: 2pm to 3pm
  • Live Demos & Meet: 3pm to 5pm
  • Wallet Setup & CoinOS POS to Buy Beers*
  • Original Galaxy Paintings & Limited Edition Photography

Speakers From DCTRL & Bitcoin Coop

DCTRL has helped Vancouver produce concrete companies rather than scam-fuelled vapourware. The community has nurtured a number of blockchain-based businesses that are rooted in art, rather than finance. (Georgia Straight –  April 15, 2018) Discover the grassroots of DCTRL.

  1. Andrew WagnerCoinfest.org / Bitcoin Coop
  2. Cameron Gray: AODCTRL
  3. Ashton Addison: EventChain.io
  4. Gary Lachance: Busking 2.0 / DDP
  5. Andrew Wagner: CoinOS

Special Announcements:  Andre Endique from Crypto VanCity and Ed Yuen from Vancouver Crypto Network

Sponsors & Organizers

https://www.facebook.com/events/1553269894775242/

Blockchain Hangout V1.0 Lightning Talks

Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, 2:00 PM

The American
926 Main St Vancouver, BC

49 Decentralists Went

We’re excited to host our first Blockchain Hangout V1.0 Lightning Talks for Dec 1, 2018 at a spacious venue with beers* on Bitcoin, along with food sponsorships from Blockchain companies. We’ll also have lightning talks on Blockchain and tables with Blockchain companies and non-profits. This will help you grow your knowledge in Blockchain and all t…

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Who Is Blockchain Lightning Talks For?

Blockchain lightning talks are for developers looking to level up as Blockchain developers and entrepreneurs looking for insight into the current and future state of Blockchain and crypto spaces. Meet the folks in the trenches for Blockchain applications, crypto exchanges, Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum, EOS and more!

What Is Wallet Setup &CoinOS?

First, the buyer needs a Bitcoin wallet, a software program where Bitcoins are stored. There is a private key (always keep this number secret) for every Bitcoin address saved in the Bitcoin wallet of the person who owns the balance. The vendor needs a Bitcoin POS (point-of-sale),  such as open source CoinOS from Bitcoin Co-op. The vendor can use a visual representation of the POS dollar amount encrypted with the vendor’s public address (can be revealed publicly) in a QR Code.

What is Busking 2.0 With DDP?

The Decentralized Dance Party (DDP) aka the Party Revolution’s mission is to win the Nobel Peace Prize by creating world peace through inclusive partying for all ages and all nations alcohol-free. The DDP is a portable, battery-powered Party System. It consists of hundreds of Party People, carrying boomboxes, and a DJ who wears a backpack, containing an FM radio transmitter. The longest event saw 200 revellers invade three different mediums of public transit in an extravaganza that lasted 13 hours and travelled 170 km. The largest party was in Vancouver, where 20,000 people braved a blizzard to dance together in the streets.

What is AO (Autonomous Organization)?

A decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) is represented by rules encoded as a computer program that is transparent, controlled by shareholders and not influenced by a central governing body. AO at DCTRL is a webserver and backend for Autonomous Organization: flat hierarchy, community ownership. The AO software is open-source, decentralized and runs DCTRL resources.

Why Do We Have Food Sponsors?

For our first Blockchain hangout, all the organizers are volunteers. The American kitchen does not open until 5pm. Therefore, food sponsors have generously donated to our Blockchain hangout. Our first food sponsor is Adam Soltys, Althea mesh networks, alternative internet connections. Our second food sponsor is Róbert Rácz, the artist with paintings available to be purchased with CoinOS.


What is EventChain.io?

The EventChain ethos is to put the power of attending events back into the hands of real fans. Our SmartTicket platform solves many of the problems with current event ticketing systems available today, providing the additional benefits through blockchain technology. We believe blockchain technology is the perfect solution to the issue of counterfeit ticketing, excessive transaction fees and unfair ticketing practices. EventChain.io


The Art Party, CoinOS Merchants For Live Demos  

The Art Party began as a promotional campaign for the Main Art Drift – local small businesses supporting local artists on Main Street, Vancouver. Today, The Art Party is a social networking community and endorser of Earth Charter® principles for a just, sustainable and peaceful planet. We are a few human and robot volunteers.

Original Galaxy Paintings – Róbert Rácz

Limited Editing Photography – Bob Garlick


The American, Co-working Cafe Space By Day


NEWS: CoinFest Event Planning 2019

Blockchain Hangout V1.0 will help with annual planning for CoinFest events. Our next Coinfest is April 1 to 7, 2019. CoinFest is based on “decentralization”, where the community can converge for suggested speakers, kind of like an “unconference” on the day of CoinFest. We supply the venue and sticky notes. You supply the speakers and content.

Contact Andrew Wagner at www.CoinFest.org for details.


What is CoinFest? 

CoinFest is the event equivalent to open source peer-to-peer technology: the concept and name lie in the open domain, and anyone is welcome to start a CoinFest of their own so long as they adhere to the Spirit of CoinFest. All you have to do is have an appropriate event around the same time as the rest of us. Although we cannot force your cooperation, we ask on behalf of the crypto community that you adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Although anyone is welcome to join the movement, CoinFest requires a lot of coordination, so it’s imperative that organizers work together in good faith. All CoinFest events around the world are held on the same week, often simultaneously, although you are not required to hold events on all days. Especially for events occurring in close proximity, we will attempt to organize them by theme, to avoid confusion for the exhibitors and guests. This is a friendly competition, and we encourage the sharing of publicity and sponsors.
  2. CoinFest is strictly non-profit and volunteer-based. To encourage the mainstream public to attend this fun and educational event, attendance is always free. CoinFest is funded by donations and sponsors, and all funds must be used to improve and promote events. If CoinFest Global receives excess funding, it will be given to regional CoinFest organizers, starting with those most in need. Any third-party contractors are strictly vetted and forfeit any right to handle CoinFest funds or influence how they are spent.
  3. CoinFest was intended to transcend the traditional monetary system. To help prove the viability of a fiat-free organization and reward Bitcoin acceptance with customers and publicity, CoinFest events can only be held at venues that support cryptocurrency currency. Exhibitors and guests are discouraged from using currency backed by the host country, except for the purpose of purchasing cryptocurrency currency, and CoinFest may not hold a traditional bank account. CoinFest venues must therefore accept cryptocurrency for any goods or services, as well as any rental fees.


Photos And Videos Of Past CoinFest & The ART PARTY Events

Shaw TV Video: The Art Party Co-produced Crowdfunding Success Workshop At The Tribe

The Art Party Co-produced CoinFest Art & Trade Show 2014 At 8,000 sq. ft. Media Hall

*Good Company Lager Beers On Bitcoin For CoinFest Since 2014


WHAT IS AN UNCONFERENCE?

An unconference is a participant-driven meeting. The term “unconference” has been applied, or self-applied, to a wide range of gatherings that try to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference, such as fees, sponsored presentations, and top-down organization.

Typically at an unconference, the agenda is created by the attendees at the beginning of the meeting. Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a topic can claim a time and a space. Some unconference sessions are led by the participant who suggested its topic; other unconference sessions are basically open discussions of the session topic.

An “unconference” is particularly useful when participants generally have a high level of expertise or knowledge in the field the conference convenes to discuss. For CoinFest, that would be blockchain and all things crypto.


Blockchain Lightning Talks

What Are Blockchain Lightning Talks?

Blockchain lightning talks consist of a few very short presentations lasting only 5 minutes each at a Meetup. Several lightning talks can be delivered by different speakers in a single session, sometimes called a data blitz. Each lightning talk speaker will have a table where you can watch live demos or learn more.

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