August 21st, 2018 - January 2019
About the Tour
Blockstack is hosting a global speaker series featuring thought leaders and luminaries discussing and presenting on key topics related to decentralization, the new internet, dapps, censorship, token economies, and more. The tour will feature some of the biggest names, projects, and people discussing the most important ideas, problems, and opportunities in our rapidly changing world. We'll be making stops in cities around the world and want to meet you!
Speakers
Check individual events for specifics on which speakers and guests will be at each stop.
Muneeb Ali
Co-founder, Blockstack
Megha Rajagopalan
China Bureau Chief & Asia Correspondent, BuzzFeedNews
Alex Gladstein
Chief Strategy Officer, Human Rights Foundation
Justin Hunter
Founder, Graphite
Michael Kaisers
Distributed Systems PhD, CWI Amsterdam
Avthar Sewrathan
Co-founder, Afari
Richard Adjei
Co-founder, Afari
Felix Madutsa
Co-founder, Afari
Richard Muirhead
Founder and Partner, Fabric VC
Vinay Gupta
Larry Salibra
Engineering Partner, Blockstack
David Fauchier
Justin Carter
Founder, Misthos
Jude Nelson
Engineering Partner, Blockstack
Daniel Jeffries
Author, Futurist & Thinker, Hackernoon
Pindar Wong
Chairman, VeriFi (Hong Kong) Limited
Katherine Wu
Business Development and Community Management, Messari
George Gilder
Information Theorist, Book: "Life After Google"
+ more
New speakers will be announced regularly!
What they'll be discussing:
Decentralizing social networks
Impact of decentralization in at-risk communities
The potential impact of decentralization in our daily lives
The importance of Layer 2
Why do we need decentralized storage and networks?
What makes an essential crypto currency?
What business models will exist on the decentralized internet?
What it will take to get to billions of decentralized app users?
The new internet/web 3.0, dapps, censorship, token economies, and more.
Why building on Blockstack is more scalable than other dapp platforms.
Meetup Stops
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ENDED - 8.21.2018
San Francisco
We are excited to have Blockstack co-founder Ryan Shea joining us! We will also be featuring the team from Stealthy.im, a messaging platform built on Blockstack.
ENDED - 8.22.2018
A New Internet
Join us as we discuss our effort to re-decentralize the internet. Blockstack Engineer Aaron Blankenstein and Michael Kaisers (Distributed Systems PhD) will join us for open Q and A and networking.
ENDED - 8.22.2018
Decentralized Social Networking & Blockstack
Join the Blockstack team and other blockchain/dev-tool enthusiasts for networking and presentations by Muneeb Ali, Blockstack co-founder and Avthar Sewrathan, Richard Adjei and Felix Madutsa of Afari.io.
ENDED - 9.14.2018
Boston
Join us at the CIC Venture Café where we will be kicking off regularly scheduled Blockstack Boston meetups. We will be doing everything from networking, hackathons, and even hosting guests from Blockstack and other local blockchain companies.
ENDED - 9.26.2018
Seattle
Join your fellow decentralization supporting Seattleites to talk everything from dapps to how blockchain is changing lives.
ENDED - 9.27.2018
London
It's Coinscrum's 6th Birthday and to celebrate, we're thrilled to welcome Muneeb Ali, the co-founder of Blockstack and Robert Viglione of Horizen (formerly Zen Cash) - hosted at Monzo's shiny new HQ in Finsbury Square.
ENDED - 10.10.2018
Los Angeles
Patrick will discuss how Blockstack works including its reliance on Bitcoin for naming and discovery. In the talk he'll go into what apps are being created today on the network and what's next for the project and it's ecosystem.
ENDED - 10.13.2018
Bangalore
If you believe in ushering in the new era of decentralized internet, where applications are server-less and give users control of their own data, then Blockstack BLR is for you!
ENDED - 10.16.2018
Business Models on the Decentralized Internet Frontier
Patrick Stanley, Blockstack's Head of Growth will cover emerging business models in the world of decentralized applications.
ENDED - 10.24.2018
The Case Against Individual Data Ownership
Shreyas Thiagarajasubramanian of Blockstack, Ben Livshits from Brave, and Arjun H. from NuCypher will give lightning talks about the key problems of individual data ownership.
ENDED - 10.25.2018
Decentralization and Regulation
Kristin Smith from Blockchain Association will answer all questions on Decentralization and Regulation.
ENDED - 11.2.2018
Singapore
Join us at the WeWork Beach Centre where we will be kicking off the Blockstack Singapore meetup.
ENDED - 11.9.2018
PDX Blockchain Summit and Hackathon
Catch Jude Nelson and Hank Stoever in the first annual PDX Blockchain Summit and Hackathon.
Join us with your ideas for twenty-four hours of deep-diving into the blockchain industry's most cutting-edge developer tools. Form teams and code for the all night hackathon.
ENDED - 11.13.2018
Internet of Trust
In lieu of the IGF2018 organized by the UN, blockstack participates in Paris Digital Week to present to the government, civil society, the private sector, and the academic world their gateway to the NewInternet.
ENDED - 11.16.2018
Brussels
Join us at Chaussée de la hulpe where we will be kicking off the Blockstack Brussels meetup.
ENDED - 11.18.2018
DAPPS on Blockstack
Larry Salibra, Engineering Partner at Blockstack will give a technical walkthrough of Blockstack's naming system and how to build a DAPP on Blockstack.
ENDED - 11.21.2018
The Erosion of Data Privacy
In this digital age, one should know that the primary asset is our digital data. Each and every one of us has their own digital footprint; the traces of our searches and transactions that build up our digital identity.
ENDED - 11.26.2018
Decentralize the World Tour - Paris
In collaboration with CryptoMondays Paris. Xan Ditkoff, Our Signature Fund Partner will introduce Blockstack to the French community.
ENDED - 11.30.2018
Design your Digital Freedom
In the next workshop of Adopthon they will explore the world of Decentralized Identity with Blockstack
More information coming soon!
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Copenhagen
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Chicago
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Delhi
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Dublin
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Johannesburg
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Newark
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New Haven
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New York, NY (#2)
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Philadelphia
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San Francisco (#2)
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Salt Lake City
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Sydney
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Toronto
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Zurich
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