DEVELOPING IOT TECH IN THE 5G ERA
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

DEVELOPING IOT TECH IN THE 5G ERA

When it comes to 5G, we’re talking about more bandwidth, higher speed and 5G evolution will cover everything from smart city, autonomous car to AI. Join us on September 5th and discover how 5G can be a potential game changer for the IoT directly from:

- An American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company (Qualcomm).
- The fifth-largest non-memory semiconductor supplier and co-inventor of Near Field Communication technology (NXP).
- A manufacturer of electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnection systems (Molex).

Agenda
6:00 pm
Attendee check-in, drinks and networking.
6:30 pm
Event opening.
6:40 pm
Talk and Q&A: "TBC".
Speaker - TBC at Qualcomm
7:00 pm
Talk and Q&A: "TBC".
Archana Yarlagadda - Global Strategic Marketing, Sr. Manager at NXP
7:20 pm
Talk and Q&A: "TBC".
Speaker - TBC at Molex
7:40 pm
Community announcements: This is the time for you to share with the rest of the room what you are working on or make any sort of announcement you like. You have 2 minutes max for a short shoutout.
8:00 pm
Drinks and networking.
9:00 pm
Event ends.


Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.


Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.


Reach us at info@starfishcommunity.com or visit https://www.starfishcommunity.com/. You can sign up here: https://www.starfishcommunity.com/events

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Decentralized Summer Drinks
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Decentralized Summer Drinks

Let’s hang out, talk blockchain, and have some drinks. Meet others who are as passionate about blockchain as you are. We'll provide drinks, snacks, and great conversation in this beautiful venue. Bring friends and good vibes!

We love talking about federated blockchain, stable coins, security tokens, Ethereum, Bitcoin, DAGs, decentralization, Blockchain as a service (BaaS), security concerns, smart contracts, and blockchain’s impact on society.

Whether you’re new to the space or have been involved for a while, an investor or developer, come learn a bit that’ll get you excited about the future!

We'll provide drinks, snacks, and great conversation in this beautiful venue. Bring friends and good vibes!

Starfish Mission is up on the 2nd floor and the doors will be open. Text or call us at 415 881 7776 if you have trouble finding us.

Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!

About Starfish Community

Starfish is an ecosystem for founders and builders in emerging tech, with its roots in the blockchain community. We host a range of value-driven events, peer-to-peer learning groups, panels and talks.

Join the community and get inspired today.

Our Telegram group: https://t.me/starfishcommunity

Our Website: http://starfishcommunity.com

https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events

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Chainlink: Connected Consensus on Ethereum
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Chainlink: Connected Consensus on Ethereum

Agenda:
6:00pm: Networking
6:30pm: Chainlink Presentation

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Presentation:

The 'oracle problem' is one of the thorniest issues in blockchain development. The oracle problem can be summarized with a simple question: how do you accurately, securely and quickly import data from the outside world onto a blockchain platform? Chainlink is one of the leading protocols seeking to solve this problem, and has recently seen its adoption grow by leaps and bounds, involving partnerships with companies like Google, Oracle, and many others.

Sergey Nazarov, the founder and CEO of Chainlink, will give a presentation about how Chainlink works, how you can integrate it into your Dapp, and the things that are coming next on its development roadmap. Be sure you come to this amazing event!

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About the Sponsor and Host:

Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.


Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.


Reach us at info@starfishcommunity.com or visit https://www.starfishcommunity.com/. You can sign up here: https://www.starfishcommunity.com/events

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SF Crypto Product Manager Coalition
Jul
15
6:30 PM18:30

SF Crypto Product Manager Coalition

The purpose of the SF Crypto Product Manager Coalition is to build community amongst Crypto PMs. Developing dApps is hard, and knowing what to develop is even harder. If the crypto ecosystem is going to succeed, we must collaborate, encourage, and support each other. Developers have robust communities, and it's increasingly important that PMs have a community too.

Join us for the 2nd SF Crypto Product Manager Coalition meetup at Starfish Mission! We will have a presentation on one of the topics we brainstormed at the last event (topic TBD). The Trello board with a list of topics can be found here: https://trello.com/invite/b/FU52xFXI/3ece3c5f9613304e7e0a33b5447301be/sf-pm-crypto-coalition

Don't forget to join the conversation on Discord! https://discord.gg/CPCaRZ

PIZZA AND DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED!

*A video link will provided in the Discord channel for those not in SF to join remotely*

About the Space:


Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.


Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.


Reach us at info@starfishcommunity.com or visit https://www.starfishcommunity.com/. You can sign up here: https://www.starfishcommunity.com/events

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Maker, Mosendo & Mimosas with DAI
Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

Maker, Mosendo & Mimosas with DAI

  • Starfish Mission san francisco United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kick off your weekend with DeFi enthusiasts and DAI-hards over brunch!

Pay with DAI! - Drinks are paid for in DAI, using Mosendo's beta, instantly and free, built on Connext's layer 2 payment channels.

FREE BRUNCH! - The first 140 people to sign up will receive two free mimosas & a breakfast burrito! (note: subject to capacity restrictions)

At the event we will be using Mosendo's beta web wallet to make instant, free and gas-less payments to the bar. If you'd like additional mimosas or burritos, you can top up your DAI with cash on site or BYOD (Bring Your Own Dai).

We're looking forward to connecting with the community around our shared visions of borderless access to money and wealth!

Note: waitlist tickets granted entry based on capacity availability

In attendance will be:

MakerDAO
Depfi
Connext
Starfish Network
Polychain
and more...
FAQ

What is DAI? - DAI is a decentralized stable cryptocurrency produced by MakerDAO

How can I make my own DAI? - You create a Collateralized Debt Position with your ETH which generates a loan in USD pegged DAI

What does this have to do with peer-to-peer electronic cash? Good question!

Where can I learn about layer 2 payment channels? State channels for babies


Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.


Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.


Reach us at info@starfishcommunity.com or visit https://www.starfishcommunity.com/. You can sign up here: https://www.starfishcommunity.com/events

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EOS SF Dapp Workshop
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

EOS SF Dapp Workshop

Do you want an easy place to learn what’s new in blockchain?
The good news is it just got easier than ever to get into crypto.
Don't miss this EOS workshop.
We'll help you get set up and learn the basics.

The big news is the "Voice" social media site. It aims to compete with Facebook and pay you when you use the site.

We'll explain all the details.

We'll also show you all the newest crypto games?
Tower defense, puzzles, RPGs, poker, etc.

Which apps earn rewards?
Which apps are useful?
Where is the space headed?

This is new. Until this year, a real use for blockchain seemed elusive. That changed VERY recently. If you want to be on the bleeding edge, don't miss this meetup.

Jun, Max, & Brandon just returned from the EOS announcement in Washington DC. You'll be getting info straight from the source.

Techies, activists, scholars, mathematicians, revolutionaries and malcontents are invited.

Tentative Agenda:

6:30 to 7:00 Informal networking.

7:00 to 7:45 Main presentation.

7:45 to 8:30 general crypto talk

Location: StarfishMission

Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.

Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.

Reach us at info@starfish.network or visit www.starfish.network. You can sign up here:https://www.starfish.network/events

https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/

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SF Crypto Product Manager Coalition
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

SF Crypto Product Manager Coalition

The purpose of the SF Crypto Product Manager Coalition is to build community amongst Crypto PMs. Developing dApps is hard, and knowing what to develop is even harder. If the crypto ecosystem is going to succeed, we must collaborate, encourage, and support each other. Developers have robust communities, and it's increasingly important that PMs have a community too.

Join us for the 2nd SF Crypto Product Manager Coalition meetup at Starfish Mission! We will have a presentation on one of the topics we brainstormed at the last event (topic TBD). The Trello board with a list of topics can be found here: https://trello.com/invite/b/FU52xFXI/3ece3c5f9613304e7e0a33b5447301be/sf-pm-crypto-coalition

Don't forget to join the conversation on Discord! https://discord.gg/CPCaRZ

PIZZA AND DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED!

*A video link will provided in the Discord channel for those not in SF to join remotely*

About the Space:
Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.

Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education. To schedule a tour visit www.starfish.network.

https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/

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Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Learn about Shapeshift + the new Shapeshift Platform - SF Bitcoin Social Event

Welcome to the San Francisco Bitcoin Meetup, this month we're hosting a series of events around Bitcoin.

Our guest on the 26th:

The ShapeShift team is presenting their new platform! Come join us for a conversation around non-custodial key management, the future of Dapp integrations, and a sneak peek at the upcoming hardware-secured ShapeShift Platform.

The first 100 attendees with verified ShapeShift memberships will receive a free KeepKey. Get ready by creating your membership here: https://auth.shapeshift.io/signup.

ShapeShift is a leading blockchain technology company that operates several crypto products including ShapeShift, CoinCap, and KeepKey. Its latest offering is The ShapeShift Platform — currently in closed beta. The platform is a comprehensive hardware solution for buying, selling, trading, tracking and managing your crypto. Learn more at ShapeShift.com.

Limited seats available. We are expecting lots of attendees from Bitcoin 2019, so RSVP early to guarantee your spot. We'll have free beer, wine and snacks.

About the space:
Starfish Mission is a space for emerging tech startups and home to the Bay Area's largest blockchain community. It's a great space to cowork and connect. Learn more at https://www.starfish.network/coworking or stop by early before the Meetup to chat with the Starfish team about co-working options.

https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/

We're excited to see you on the 26th!

Alicia Ferratusco (Starfish) & Travis Uhrig (SF BTC Social, Curio Cards)

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Unstoppable Domains Happy Hour!
Jun
25
5:15 PM17:15

Unstoppable Domains Happy Hour!

Unstoppable Domains Happy Hour Following Bitcoin Conference 2019 - Free Drinks - $500 Domain Giveaway
About this Event
~ Join us June 25th at Starfish Mission for an unstoppable happy hour ~

The venue is just a four minute walk from the conference. We will be providing free drinks for all attendees and hosting a $500 domain giveaway!

Information:

Unstoppable Domains
Address: 1535 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Date: Tuesday June 25th 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.

Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.

Reach us at info@starfish.network or visit www.starfish.network. You can sign up here: https://www.starfish.network/events

https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/

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[Hyperledger] Big Data Inspection (eBay) + Fabric Operational Visibility(Splunk)
Jun
24
6:00 PM18:00

[Hyperledger] Big Data Inspection (eBay) + Fabric Operational Visibility(Splunk)

Agenda
6:00 Networking
6:30 Speakers
• Talk 1: Addressing Security Challenges through Deep Inspection of Big Data on the Blockchain (Derek Chamorro/Michael Chan, eBay)
• Networking Break
• Talk 2: Operational Visibility for Hyperledger Fabric Networks w/Demo (Jeff Wu, Splunk)
8:00 End

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About the Sponsor and Host
Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers. Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education. Reach out to them at info@starfish.network or visit www.starfish.network.

https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/

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Talk 1: Addressing Security Challenges through Deep Inspection of Big Data on the Blockchain

With the rise of big data infrastructures, so have the challenges associated with tracking changes while maintaining data confidentiality, integrity, and availability of collected data. Maintaining a consistent security program across data collected can be increasing difficult while attesting for changes in the environment.

Securing Big Data has to meet the requirement of data at its provenance, security at and after each stage of transit, provision of secure data analytics, while assuring fine-grain controllability and observability.

To assure big data controllability, traceability, and observability for security, the principle is to create a `nervous system` for big data. This is akin to the bulk of the big data all tethered and controlled by lightweight, metadata-rich keys, sourced from a master trust anchor. Keys must come with an evidence of source of generation and mode of generation.

This talk aims to address those challenges while providing solutions backed by blockchain technologies.

About the Speakers
Derek Chamorro is a Security Architect at eBay and has over 15 years of experience in designing security frameworks at scale. He is part of the blockchain team at eBay, focused on research and development within blockchain security. Derek has presented before at the Openstack Austin summit on Self-Healing Control Plane with Kubernetes. He currently has 9 patent applications under review with the USPTO in the fields of security, key management, and content licensing on the blockchain.

Michael Chan is the resident Cryptography expert and Security Architect at eBay Inc, San Jose, CA. His eclectic interests span 16 peer-reviewed publications and 10 patents in the fields of Biomedical engineering, Blockchain technologies, Security/Cryptography, Banking and Telecom applications, and embedded systems, with 13 more patent applications currently under USPTO review. He founded eBay’s Cryptography Unit and Innovation Initiative and co-chaired eBay’s Trusted Computing Group (TCG), Mobile Platform, for 5 years (2012 to 2017).

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Talk 2: Operational Visibility for Hyperledger Fabric Networks

Jeff Wu, Senior Product Manager from Splunk’s Blockchain team, will demo new functionality that they are building for Hyperledger Fabric. Our aim at Splunk is to enable our customers to easily monitor and gain insight into the stability, security and performance of blockchain networks. He will also discuss challenges and potential solutions to some of the problems with monitoring blockchain networks.

About the Speaker
Jeff Wu is a Senior Product Manager on Splunk’s Blockchain team and has over 10 years of experience in data science and data engineering. Previous to Splunk, he was an engineering manager at Atlassian where he led their data warehouse and data integration teams. He has also spent an inordinate amount of time building a reinforcement learning agent to predict outcomes for NBA fantasy sports.

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Trading Crypto with Machine Learning - Does it Work?
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Trading Crypto with Machine Learning - Does it Work?

In this event, we will go over using machine learning to trade crypto - can you profit from it? And what are the challenges?

We go over our supervised machine learning set up, to predict something useful about future crypto prices and share our findings / insights, as well as actionable code to follow up on what we're doing.

To build the suspense, we will let our audience know during the event if our result is a positive finding (crypto prices can be modelled with ml) or not.

Talk is by Shuvro Biswas, coFounder of Cryzen - algorithmic trading, followed by an open format Q&A / discussion session.

Located at Starfish Mission CoWorking Space 2nd Fl:
1535 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.

Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.

Reach us at info@starfish.network or visit www.starfish.network. You can sign up here.

Time: 6/20/2019 at 6:30PM

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CryptoUnlocked hands-on workshop: Fundraising and activism on the blockchain
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

CryptoUnlocked hands-on workshop: Fundraising and activism on the blockchain

Learn how to create a fundraising campaign for your cause.

Would you like some hands on experiences interacting with the blockchain?

  • Are you interested in ways to use blockchain for activism and fundraising?

  • Do you have a open-source or activism project you are passionate about?

If you answer yes to these questions, come to join the CryptoUnlocked Blockchain Workshop.

This is a hands on workshop where you will assemble into teams and create a captivating fundraising campaign with a conditional smart contractbased on an decentralized oracle. Not sure what any of that means? That’s ok. The workshop will be there to teach you all of that.

At the end, each team will do a presentation on their fundraising challenge. The best challenges, as voted on by the judges and workshop participants, will get their challenges featured on CryptoUnlocked's homepage.

A non-coding event

There will be no coding involved in this workshop. You and your team will be working with, and deploy existing smart contracts using MetaMask.


What you will learn

All levels welcomed. No previous blockchain experience necessary.

  • Basics of interacting with the Ethereum blockchain with your web browser via the MetaMask plugin

  • How to launch a smart contract with your browser.

  • How to contribute funds to your fundraising smart contract.




Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.


Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.


Reach us at info@starfish.network or visit www.starfish.network. You can sign up here.

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Turkish Professionals in the Bay Area | Networking (Private Event)
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Turkish Professionals in the Bay Area | Networking (Private Event)

Hello everyone! Come and join us for our June meet up!

About this Event

For our June meet up, Starfish co-working space is opening up their doors for Turkish Professionals group!

If you've never attended a networking session with Turkish Professionals - have no fear! Come and learn more about our community 😊😊

Why should I attend?

  • Interested in a career in software engineering, sales, marketing, product management, connecting and connecting with other professionals and expanding your network?

  • Building your startup or growing your team of talented engineers, sales & marketing professionals and product team?

  • New to the Bay Area and looking for an internship and a full-time job opportunity?

Turkish Professionals in US is here to support each other to the purpose of information sharing, job search, advice, and life in the US.

You will engage with leaders in the tech community, including notable product leaders, engineering managers, C level executives, founders, angel investors, and VC's. It will be a place to get inspired and learn about the best new tools, strategies, and ideas around the Bay Area.

What does my ticket include?

You will have access to our open bar and some refreshments at the venue.

Please feel free to contact: Gozde Gorce, Community Manager & Group Admin: 617 9522512

Not a member of our group on LinkedIn? Don’t wait and join us now! Check our LinkedIn group here.

About Our Venue Sponsor

Starfish Mission, is a co-working space and community hub for emerging technology pioneers to connect, collaborate and build.

Check out their website from here to learn more about their co-working space.

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Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

First Meeting - Why Grin?


This is our first meeting. We will have a brief presentation introducing GRIN and close with a discussion about future meetings. Pizza will be served. A $5 - $10 donation to help pay for venue and pizza costs is kindly requested. MORE DETAILS SOON!

About Our Venue Sponsor

Starfish Mission, is a co-working space and community hub for emerging technology pioneers to connect, collaborate and build.

Check out their website from here to learn more about their co-working space.

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Random number generation on Ethereum with BlockUnison
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Random number generation on Ethereum with BlockUnison

Generating random numbers in deterministic blockchain systems is a challenge. There are several approaches to solve the task on Ethereum blockchain, some of them are even patented- and yet inefficient and insecure. Hidden and unknown problems of the most popular methods like including commit&reveal, block-hash usage and oracles will be discussed- with following explanation on how to create a better pseudorandom numbers using Ethereum contracts.


Schedule:


6:30pm Doors Open and Networking

7:00-7:30 Presentation by Gleb Urvanov

7:30-8:00 Q&A

8:00-8:30 Networking

9:00pm Doors close


Pizza will be provided.


Speaker:


Gleb Urvanov

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gleb-urvanov/


Blockchain architect at Block Unison, currently focusing on DeFi and general Web3 dApps on Ethereum. During the last 7 years Gleb has been engineering solutions in pattern and cognitive activity recognition, eventually ended up in the smart contract realm. Gleb has been working for multiple private and public companies, including Ministry of Defense of Russian Federation. Gleb has won several national awards in scientific and professional areas inlcuding being the youngest speaker of international conference Days of Robotics in Sochi - 2014.


Block Unison

https://www.blockunison.com


Block Unison is an Ethereum engineering studio and consultancy, with focus on DeFi.


This event is sponsored by Starfish Mission


Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.


Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.


Reach us at info@starfish.network or visit www.starfish.network.


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Bringing enterprise blockchain plans to EOS
Jun
5
3:30 PM15:30

Bringing enterprise blockchain plans to EOS

Blockstart presents a look into huge opportunities for EOS in enterprise blockchain space (beer and snacks will be served)

About this Event

Blockstart invites you to a networking event with us and our partners in EOS space to showcase what we are doing to bring Enterprise blockchain opportunities to EOSIO.

The event will have presentations from Blockstart management team and offer insights on the opportunities ahead for EOSIO investors and ecosystem partners. We will provide a sneak peek into our plans for how there is a multi billion dollar opportunity right in front of our eyes.

Agenda

  1. Introductions and networking

  2. Presentations from Blockstart

  3. Q&A , Open networking

Presentation content:

  • Blockchain industry report and Enterprise spending

  • How is Blockstart pioneering development and investments in EOSIO

  • Regulations and how industry is handling it

Location - Starfish Mission, 1535 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94103


Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.

Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.

Reach us at info@starfish.network or visit www.starfish.network. You can sign up here.

Beer and snacks will be served.

*If you attended our DC event, you may still find some more interesting news from us as we share more details on what is happening in the space.


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Mechanism Design Working Group
Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

The Mechanism Design Working Group (t.me/mechanismdesigners) is for collaborative learning about strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Our iterative, peer-to-peer co-learning format cycles through 6 week units*, structuring qualitative and quantitative exploration answering "what/who, why, how, when/where" about mechanism design topics.

• Follow along with reading materials on -->
- Are.na: bit.ly/mechanism-design_arena
- Google Drive: bit.ly/mechanism-design_drive

• Up-to-date info & materials on Telegram: t.me/mechanismdesigners
^^ including the remote meeting link for that week via Google Hangouts

The Mechanism Design Working Group meets weekly on Tuesdays (6:30 – 8:30 pm) in the Starfish Network Workshop Room (1535 Mission St., San Francisco).

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SF Crypto Product Manager Coalition
Jun
3
6:30 PM18:30

SF Crypto Product Manager Coalition

The purpose of the SF Crypto Product Manager Coalition is to build community amongst Crypto PMs. Developing dApps is hard, and knowing what to develop is even harder. If the crypto ecosystem is going to succeed, we must collaborate, encourage, and support each other. Developers have robust communities, and it's increasingly important that PMs have a community too.

In this first session, we will discuss value creation. Please come prepared to discuss what that means to you in the context of your work. How is your project creating value and how are you creating value as a product manager? This will be a great opportunity to get to know one another and set the stage for upcoming sessions. As a final note, remember that this community is intended to serve YOU so please come prepared to discuss what you are looking to get out of it.

Don't forget to join The Discord to stay upated on the latest discussions, resources, and upcoming sessions.

https://discord.gg/NjUmCh

PIZZA AND DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED!

*A video link will provided in the Discord channel for those not in SF to join remotely*

About the Space:
Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.

Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education. To schedule a tour visit www.starfish.network.

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An Overview of the Ethereum 2.0 Prysmatic Labs Client (Part 1)
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

An Overview of the Ethereum 2.0 Prysmatic Labs Client (Part 1)

Schedule:

6:00 Networking
6:30 The ETH 2.0 Prysm Client with Terence Tsao

Ethereum 2.0 has been worked on for years, and has undergone innumerable iterations. It's a massive re-architecture of the Ethereum platform, involving new components such as proof of stake-based consensus, sharding, a WebAssembly-based VM, and more. These changes, if successful, will provide significant boosts to Ethereum's security, scalability, and decentralization. This event is the first of a multi-part series on ETH 2.0 and the Prysm client.

Terence from Prysmastic Labs (https://prysmaticlabs.com/) will present a high-level overview of ETH 2.0's current architecture, the progress it's made recently, and upcoming developments . His talk will cover topics like the deposit workflow, the beacon chain state transition, the LMD GHOST fork choice rule, and how finality gets achieved. The talk will cover multiple aspects of ETH 2.0, and will stay at high level for each topic but can dive into detail on any particular topic if there's sufficient interest from the audience.

Make sure you don't miss this great event!

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Mechanism Design Working Group
May
28
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

The Mechanism Design Working Group (t.me/mechanismdesigners) is for collaborative learning about strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Our iterative, peer-to-peer co-learning format cycles through 6 week units*, structuring qualitative and quantitative exploration answering "what/who, why, how, when/where" about mechanism design topics.

• Follow along with reading materials on -->
- Are.na: bit.ly/mechanism-design_arena
- Google Drive: bit.ly/mechanism-design_drive

• Up-to-date info & materials on Telegram: t.me/mechanismdesigners
^^ including the remote meeting link for that week via Google Hangouts

The Mechanism Design Working Group meets weekly on Tuesdays (6:30 – 8:30 pm) in the Starfish Network Workshop Room (1535 Mission St., San Francisco).

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Mechanism Design Working Group
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

The Mechanism Design Working Group (t.me/mechanismdesigners) is for collaborative learning about strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Our iterative, peer-to-peer co-learning format cycles through 6 week units*, structuring qualitative and quantitative exploration answering "what/who, why, how, when/where" about mechanism design topics.

• Follow along with reading materials on -->
- Are.na: bit.ly/mechanism-design_arena
- Google Drive: bit.ly/mechanism-design_drive

• Up-to-date info & materials on Telegram: t.me/mechanismdesigners
^^ including the remote meeting link for that week via Google Hangouts

The Mechanism Design Working Group meets weekly on Tuesdays (6:30 – 8:30 pm) in the Starfish Network Workshop Room (1535 Mission St., San Francisco).

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Blockchain Developer Bootcamp @ Starfish Mission Summer 2019 Open House/Information Session
May
20
6:30 PM18:30

Blockchain Developer Bootcamp @ Starfish Mission Summer 2019 Open House/Information Session

There are currently 14 high-paying job opportunities for every single qualified Blockchain Developer.

2018 went down in history as a year of ICO's, Bitcoin, and Blockchain. As a result, many Blockchain-based companies are flush with innovative ideas and the need to utilize funding to match their ambitions. There is, however, still a large hurdle to overcome before Blockchain technology can truly sheperd us into the era of Web 3.0.

There is a severe shortage of developers with expertise in smart-contracts, Ethereum, Blockchains, and other distributed protocols.

Blockchain-based companies are scrambling to find qualified prospects, and pay top-dollar for developers who have experience working on decentralized projects. Come speak with a professional Blockchain Developer, learn about the many new opportunities in the space, and learn how acquiring skills in Blockchain can supercharge your career and make a measurable impact on entrepreneurial teams and projects with the potential to disrupt global enterprises.

| Audience:

This information session is designed for developers with at least 2 years of OOP experience and a desire to learn more about what it takes to become a Blockchain Developer. You will be able to speak directly with The DEN's experienced team about building blockchain products in the space. You can also learn more about our intensive Professional Developer Bootcamps, understand if you are qualified, and assess the course curriculum.

| Takeaways:

- Why learning blockchain development is a smart career move

- Supply vs. demand problem for Blockchain-based companies and experienced developers

- Skills Blockchain-based companies are looking for in developers

- How to gain Blockchain skills and experience quickly & efficiently

- Q&A session with The DEN's Co-Founder & Lead Instructor

- Full breakdown of syllabus for our Professional Blockchain Developer Bootcamp, Hyperledger for Developers Bootcamp, and more

| Speakers

| Dr. Michael Garbade | CEO, Education Ecosystem

Dr. Michael J. Garbade is a serial entrepreneur and Python engineer, who enjoys building applications in Python, Django and Sencha Touch. He has a Masters in Business Administration and Physics and a PhD in Finance and is currently the CEO at Education Ecosystem, a decentralized ecosystem for learning about new technologies and trying them out hands-on using free practical projects. The platform provides developers with a place to learn from videos and build their skills with various developer-focused tools. With the growing demand for blockchain engineers, this provides Michael with a unique perspective on the need for building using blockchain and the needs of various industries.

| Victor Fang | CEO, AnChain .ai

Victor is the Founder of AnChain.AI along with a group of Silicon Valley cybersecurity industry veterans. They are backed by top VC's from Silicon Valley and Wall Street: Amino Capital, Susquehanna International Group (SIG) , etc. AnChain.AI Platform is continuously protecting worlds leading crypto exchanges (Huobi, Coinbene, ...) , protocol (ThunderCore, ... ) , DApp / Defi (top 10 EOS dApps) 

| About The Instructor:

Travis is a software engineer at Aura and has been in the blockchain space for about a year and a half. He has contributed significantly to token economics portion of their whitepaper and has delivered a functioning model to market. Before jumping into the blockchain, Travis was a full stack developer at Mavenlink.

Koushik Gavini is the Co-Founder and Head of Engineering @Rettex. Currently teaching Hyperledger @TheDen, previously he was a Software Engineer (Blockchain) at Kohls R&D and a Devops Engineer @RobertHalf.

| What Should I Bring?

Please bring your laptop or tablet to the workshop for maximum productivity.

Please arrive on time! Event begins promptly at 6:30.

Learn more about our community at theden.io!

Connect with us on Telegram at t.me/dennexus!

You can always reach us directly at (408) 657-0861 or email us at hi@theden.io!


This event is sponsored by Starfish Mission

Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.


Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.


Reach us at info@starfish.network or visit www.starfish.network.



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NAKA Chain - Shared Blockchain Economy
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

NAKA Chain - Shared Blockchain Economy

What is Naka Chain?

 Naka is a blockchain agonistic platform which focuses on solving DApp developer pain points by making it easier to build internal token economies for small and large companies.

Naka chain has two unique features. Firstly, everyone can create utility tokens with one-click, deploying a smart contract template on Naka Chain. Secondly, Naka allows users to choose any token in their wallet as the payment method for transaction fees.

About the presenter:

Xiahong Lin

Founder, Naka Chain

https://www.linkedin.com/in/xhlin/

Xiahong is a serial entrepreneur and software engineer who became interested in Bitcoin since 2011. Xiahong is the founder of Naka Chain and the Bodhi Prediction Market. Previously Xiahong worked as a software engineer at Edmodo, Twitter, and Tencent. Xiahong has a Master of Science from Purdue University where he specialized in Statistical Machine Learning, and Master of Science in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Agenda:

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Networking

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Presentation and engagement

8:00 p.m .- 8:30 p.m - Networking and Q&A

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GenoBank Innovates DNA Testing For Everyone using Blockchain Protocols
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

GenoBank Innovates DNA Testing For Everyone using Blockchain Protocols

Ever wanted to get your DNA tested -- knowing you’d gain valuable personal genomic data and valuable medical insights -- but were reluctant due to such factors as cost, or the fact that companies like 23andMe share your personal data with 3rd parties? Now there’s a better, private alternative. Starfish Mission is pleased to host the first public presentation of GenoBank.io, a new anonymous blockchain-based DNA testing service that permits you to conduct a DNA test just like the well-known DNA test kit brands, and to learn the same important high-quality personal DNA information, without fear of your personal medical data being leaked, hacked or shared ever, to any other 3rd party without your express permission, thanks to highly secure blockchain encryption.
GenoBank is the first Decentralized BioBank secured by the Blockchain. “The ethical way to participate in the Genomic Revolution”. Come join us April 25 to learn more about your DNA and to start YOUR bio-wallet.

Agenda:
- Daniel Uribe, CEO GenoBank.io on benefits of DNA testing yourself, your children, creating a personal “bio-wallet” to store your important health information
- Global Medical Research and DNA Testing: Future Disease Eradication Potential
- The GenoBank DNA Testing and Bio-Wallet Process: Why it’s Anonymous and Secure
- Discounts on GenoBank.io Testing Kits
- Upcoming fundraising round - your chance to invest in this patented, groundbreaking technology

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/260462361/

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Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

ZEXE: Enabling Decentralized Private Computation

In this talk, we will introduce ZEXE, a system for conducting privacy-preserving decentralized computations using zero-knowledge proofs. we will focus on how one can use the strong privacy, expressivity, and efficiency guarantees of ZEXE to realize privacy-preserving analogues of popular applications, such as private user-defined assets, regulation-friendly private stablecoins, and private decentralized exchanges that allow users to trade these while providing front-running resistance.

ZEXE is a zkSNARK based micro-kernel for the blockchain. It provides the absolute minimum in process isolation while ensuring privacy and allowing inter process communication. It also makes all transactions succinct, therefore, it’s also scalable. Because ZEXE is a micro-kernel, you can build different types of systems on top of it. Full fledged smart contracts, smart transactions, or anything else. ZEXE is an OS, not a language or framework.

Paper: https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/962.pdf

Speakers

About Pratyush Mishra:

Pratyush is a third year PhD student at UC Berkeley working on applied cryptography and computer security. He is particularly interested in constructing and applying efficient zero knowledge proofs.

About Howard Wu:

Howard Wu is a cryptography researcher at UC Berkeley, where he is advised by Professor Alessandro Chiesa, and a managing partner of Dekrypt Capital, a blockchain investment firm focused on core infrastructure, privacy-preserving protocols, and early-stage ventures. Howard first became involved with Bitcoin in 2011, and has contributed to cryptographic libraries used in Ethereum and Zcash. He serves as Advisor to Blockchain at Berkeley, the largest university ecosystem for blockchain technology. Howard holds a B.A. in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/260000236/

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Introduction to Avalanche and the AVA Platform
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Avalanche and the AVA Platform

Introduction to Avalanche and the AVA Platform.

Bitcoin, and more specifically 'blockchain', has deep social, economical, and political implications. But, in its 10th year of nascency, we are still laying the technological foundations to support the true DeFi dream. In this talk, we discuss the present and future developments in core infrastructure, and how the AVA platform will play a key role in building the future of blockchain tech. We will focus our discussion on key technical details behind the platform. Crypto developers, researchers, and hackers of all kinds welcomed.

Agenda:

6:00pm Doors open and networking with refreshments

7:00 State-of-the-Crypto-Space Address and Future Developments Remarks by Emin Gun Sirer, Prof of Computer Science At Cornell University, Director of IC3, Co-founder and CEO at AVA Labs.

7:20 Intro to Avalanche and the AVA platform by Kevin Sekniqi, PhD at Cornell University, Co-founder and Chief Protocol Architect at AVA Labs.

7:40 Community Organization and Engagement Discussion by Phillip Liu Jr., Head of Operations and Business Dev at AVA Labs.

8:30 Q&A and Networking

9:00 PM Doors close

About avalabs.org

AVA Labs is building on the Avalanche protocol, a novel probabilistic consensus protocol that harnesses metastability of network sub-sampling to achieve unprecedented guarantees of system safety and scale.”

About Starfish Mission

Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers. Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.

Reach us at info@starfish.network or visit www.starfish.network

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/260858639/

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Hive.one and The Changing Landscapes of Crypto-Social Networks
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Hive.one and The Changing Landscapes of Crypto-Social Networks

The Event:
Instead of building a new social platform, how can we structure existing data to create more transparency into the crypto ecosystem? We will be discussing this question and many more at Starfish Mission the evening of Thursday April 24th. This event is free to attend.

This evenings menu will include:

Quinoa Salad (Tomato, basil,mozzarella,pesto)
California Green Salad - fresh local greens - ranch and Italian dressing
Lemon Pepper Chicken
Rosemary Roasted Potato.

Event Schedule:
6:00 Doors open + Refreshments
6:45 The Starfish Story by Community Manager Anthony Paglino
7:00 The Linkedin For Crypto by Hive.One Founder Maciek Laskus
7:30 The Changing Landscape of Global Networks Panel + Q&A
8:30 Networking
9:00 Doors close

The Presentation:
Title: Hive.one - “The Linkedin for crypto”

How can network theory can be used to introduce a Linkedin-like structure on top of streams of data from Twitter, podcasts, events or Reddit. We will talk about early data-driven attempts to make sense of the crypto ecosystem and its social dynamics. We will also give examples of applications that have already been built on top of this data set by independent developers.

This project started from a simple experiment of using graph theory to find out who are the most influential accounts on Crypto Twitter. The results initially published on cryptoinfluencers.io soon went viral.
About Maciek Laskus (founder of Hive.one)

10 years in tech. Built a 50 people org. Sold 1 company. Advisor at Ocean Protocol. Worked as a journalist since the age of 12 till 20.
The Panel
Title: Global First, Local Second; Changing landscape of the global networks

Our world used to be built on predominantly geographical proximity networks (local first). We are undergoing a shift towards idea networks (global first). We will discuss the potential consequences of this transition and how to navigate the changing landscape.

Panel:
Maciek Laskus (founder @ Hive.one)
Charlie Noyes (Partner @ Paradigm)
Mattia Gagliardi (Partner @ Zee Prime Capital)
Max Brody (CEO and Founder @ Cent.co)

Event sponsors:
Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of projects and products.

Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education. Reach us at info@starfish.network or visit www.starfish.network.

Zee Prime Capital is a VC investment firm based in Bratislava, Slovakia, investing mainly in early stage teams worldwide. The firm explores opportunities in the programmable asset class, collaborative intelligence and general proposals to solve coordination problems.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/260742379/

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

The Mechanism Design Working Group (t.me/mechanismdesigners) is for collaborative learning about strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Our iterative, peer-to-peer co-learning format cycles through 6 week units*, structuring qualitative and quantitative exploration answering "what/who, why, how, when/where" about mechanism design topics.

• Follow along with reading materials on -->
- Are.na: bit.ly/mechanism-design_arena
- Google Drive: bit.ly/mechanism-design_drive

• Up-to-date info & materials on Telegram: t.me/mechanismdesigners
^^ including the remote meeting link for that week via Google Hangouts

The Mechanism Design Working Group meets weekly on Tuesdays (6:30 – 8:30 pm) in the Starfish Network Workshop Room (1535 Mission St., San Francisco).

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/gdlflqyzgbfc/

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Orchid Labs Internet Privacy Panel
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Orchid Labs Internet Privacy Panel

Orchid Labs will be holding a panel about Internet Privacy. Come learn from a group of experts about topics including government regulations such as GDPR and CCPA, Russia and China creating segregated internets, balancing crime prevention with privacy, and privacy best practices for users.

Our panelists include:
Yan Zhu (Chief Information Security Officer at Brave)
Ray Cheng (Chief Technology Officer at Oasis Labs)
Jay Freeman (Chief Technology Officer at Orchid Labs)

We will be accepting questions from the audience during the event through Slido at: https://app2.sli.do/event/opam5u75
and Yes, it does support asking questions anonymously.

For those that are unable to attend the event in person we plant to record the event. Links will be shared later.

We will be catering a Hawaiian-themed selection of food and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be provided.

Agenda:
6:00pm: Doors Open
6:00pm: Networking, Food, and Drinks
6:30pm: Internet Privacy Panel
8:00pm: Networking
9:00pm: Event Concludes

About Orchid:
Orchid is a suite of open source tools and cryptographic protocols developed and run by people who want the internet to extend our natural human freedom, not curtail it. Our initial focus is an open marketplace for bandwidth built on Ethereum, and a VPN client for all major operating systems. Multi-hop routing connects multiple relays and adds security at each step.

Orchid began two years ago and the initial founding team includes Seven Waterhouse (Co-Founder of Pantara Capital, board member of Bitstamp and Co-Founder of RPX which he took public), Brian Fox (the author of Bash Shell for Linux, 20+ years of open source contribution), Jay Freeman (the author of Cydia, the App Store for jailbroken iPhones and Impactor software for the iPhone), Gustav Simonsson, white hat hacker and ex-security researcher for the Ethereum Foundation) to create a decentralized VPN.

This event is hosted at Starfish Mission. Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.

Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.

Reach us at info@starfish.network or visit www.starfish.network.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/260579478/

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

The Mechanism Design Working Group (t.me/mechanismdesigners) is for collaborative learning about strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Our iterative, peer-to-peer co-learning format cycles through 6 week units*, structuring qualitative and quantitative exploration answering "what/who, why, how, when/where" about mechanism design topics.

• Follow along with reading materials on -->
- Are.na: bit.ly/mechanism-design_arena
- Google Drive: bit.ly/mechanism-design_drive

• Up-to-date info & materials on Telegram: t.me/mechanismdesigners
^^ including the remote meeting link for that week via Google Hangouts

The Mechanism Design Working Group meets weekly on Tuesdays (6:30 – 8:30 pm) in the Starfish Network Workshop Room (1535 Mission St., San Francisco).

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/gdlflqyzgbvb/

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EOS World Expo Presents - BLOCK PARTY @ Starfish Mission
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

EOS World Expo Presents - BLOCK PARTY @ Starfish Mission

EOS World Expo Presents Block Party

Join us to toast the success of EOSIO, arguably the most powerful infrastructure for decentralized applications. Mingle with Brock Pierce, Colin T Crypto, Rob Fynch, Luke Stokes and many other notable EOSIO/Crypto personalities. Listen to music by Emanate and Crypto Feez and hold your breath as a mysterious game changing product is unveiled launched live on EOS! Expect the announcement to be big, the team behind this(who shall not be named until the night) have some of the biggest crypto projects under their belt already.

Food and Drinks Provided.

Tickets just $15USD at https://www.eosworldexpo.com/
Expo VIP's and Sponsors are FREE, Just bring your VIP expo badge

EOS World Expo, is a collaboration between Infinitybloc, EOS blocksmith, and EOS San Francisco. Find out more and purchase tickets at eosworldexpo.com

About the venue:
Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.

Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.

Reach us at info@starfish.network or visit www.starfish.network

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/260560428/

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