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"Blockchain: The Simulation" - An Interactive Way to Learn About Blockchain

  • Starfish Mission 1535 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

This event is in partnership with SF Ethereum & ConsenSys:

If you’ve heard of the blockchain or bitcoin, and ever wondered, how does that actually work and why are people so excited about it, this simulation is for you. And four close friends. Or strangers — whoever you can find who wants to play!

The purpose of the simulation is to show people how blockchain works in a live and interactive roleplay, and everyone will get a chance to play. Rather than do a lot of explanation up front, this roleplay will introduce you to a variety of important blockchain concepts as we go along. Don’t fret that everything doesn’t make sense at the start. The goal is for it to make sense by the end!

And finally, in typical design fashion, this is a prototype! We are looking for participants to actively help improve on this game and make it better! LEARN AND BUIDL!

Learn about our previous work on this here:

6:30pm Networking
7:00pm Game time!


Jonny Howle is a designer with experience in Product, UX, UI, and Visual Design with a career beginning in Advertising Art Direction at the University of Texas. After working on a number of Fortune 500 brands, Jonny made the leap to products when he became the creative director of a budding sports app startup. Jonny has also obtained his Master's in Digital Experience Design from Hyper Island where he wrote his thesis on the topic of design, disruption, and blockchain. Jonny continued his blockchain work at IBM Blockchain designing Supply Chain Solutions that leveraged Hyperledger Fabric. Jonny currently works on the future of Identity on the decentralized web at uPort (ConsenSys). This work has him focussing on the intersection of security, privacy, transparency, and usability. Jonny is passionate making the promises of cutting-edge technologies, like blockchain, accessible to everyone.


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