3Box to Showcase at BlockchainWeekend Summit

November 7, 2019 no comments admin

3Box, makers of decentralized identity and data storage infrastructure, will be hosting a live showcase at BlockchainWeekend Summit NYC 2019 this Friday, November 8 at 4:00pm – 9:00pm at its Blockchain Lab Hall.

3Box offers a decentralized storage network along with a suite of developer APIs for user profiles, content storage and messaging. It allows developers to build secure, engaging applications while eliminating the need and potential liability of storing user data on a centralized server. Instead, 3Box developers can store data directly with users, where it is more secure and easily portable across different services. Through this, 3Box aims to simplify portable logins and profiles. It makes use of the peer-to-peer InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) to give users keys to their own data, which is then distributed across multiple nodes. This better enables development of features like private chats, uploading photos, liking posts and other social activities that are currently lacking in most existing decentralized applications (DApps).

3Box originated as a startup at ConsenSys in Brooklyn and closed a $2.5 million seed round led by Placeholder Ventures earlier this year. The 3Box team is looking forward to welcoming guests to its upcoming showcase this weekend and participating in NYC’s inaugural BlockchainWeekend.

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BlockchainWeekend NYC Partners with CoinSpeaker, CryptoNewsZ, CoinIdol and Many More.

November 4, 2019 no comments admin

This fall, BlockchainWeekend NYC brings together New York City’s tech ecosystem by hosting a series of blockchain and tech events taking place across all five boroughs. With New York City at the forefront of the global tech community, it’s no surprise that this weekend event garnered so much media attention. In sharing this exciting initiative, BlockchainWeekend NYC partnered up with some of the biggest media outlets in crypto, blockchain and tech.

“We have been covering the expanding tech space in NYC for the last 5 years and we have seen exponential growth of the blockchain community over the last 3 years. We are glad to be a part of BlockchainWeekend NYC coverage, as this event unifies a decentralized nature of events with a blockchain global vision. The Silicon team will be on the ground covering all the latest happenings, projects and companies that are rising from New York blockchain community. We are excited to be a part of this historic initiative!”  – Young Woo Shin.  Editor, Silicon NYC – Tech Beat of NY

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What are Dapps for Ethereum Blockchain?

November 4, 2019 no comments admin

By Eileen Gadsden

What are Dapps?  Dapps are decentralized ledger software application that allows safe, encrypted transactions over the internet. However, before one can truly appreciate Dapps, one must be familiar with blockchain technology. The most important concept to understand about blockchain technology is that it is, “…a ledger of records organized in ‘blocks’ that are linked together by cryptographic validation.” (blockgeeks.com)

Blockchain’s value is that it is immutable, distributed, transparent, secure and incentivizes usage.  Dapps are open-sourced software that runs on blockchain platforms. Although Dapps development is in its early stages there are significant use cases and business cases demonstrating the value of this technology.  Learn more about Ethereum Dapps and attend the free workshop on November 8th.

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BCW Highlight Events: Blockchain Summit & Blockchain Live NYC

October 28, 2019 no comments admin

New York’s biggest blockchain event of the Fall is happening November 7th-10th across all five boroughs of NYC. Two featured events encompassing the spirit of BlockchainWeekend are the Blockchain Summit (Friday, November 8th) and Blockchain Live NYC (Saturday, November 9th) presenting a weekend filled with panels and presentations on the latest blockchain technologies.

These events will give opportunities for experts, enthusiasts, and blockchain professionals to exchange knowledge and ideas while learning from the industry’s top professionals working to shape the future of blockchain.

This is main event of BlockchainWeekend NYC and you dont want to miss it.  Use code BCW40  to get 40% discount on the event page here.

Supported by the City of New York (NYCEDC) Blockchain Summit, the official event of the weekend, brings together a plethora of blockchain industry leaders and innovators together. Dive into the future of blockchain with topics including: smart contracts, the sharing economy and blockchain, digitization of assets, and disrupting healthcare. You won’t want to miss the insights from Blockchain Summit.

Panelists and Key Note speakers.

  • Phil Kelly (BD Executive Director, ConsenSys)
  • Alf Poor – Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Ideanomics, Inc
  • Sunayna Tuteja – Head of Digital Assets at TD Ameritrade
  • Mark Jaffe – President of New York Chamber of Commerce
  • David Weild – Former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ
  • Karen Bhatia – Senior Vice President, Tech at Economic Development Corporation (NYC EDC)
  • Steven J. Shapiro(Director of the Center for Risk Management, NYIT)
  • Dr. Daniel Englemen (Cardiology Director, Baystate Medical Center)
  • Dr. Lishan Aklog (CEO of PAVmed Inc.)

Blockchain Weekend Summit  NYC
Friday, November 8, 2019
55 Broadway

Register here

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What is Blockchain and What’s Its Importance to NYC’s Ecosystem?

October 17, 2019 no comments admin

Blockchain technology, also referred to as decentralized ledger technology is a “safe” effective method of sharing data over the internet. The most well-known use case of blockchain technology is Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency. A cryptocurrency  is a decentralized digital asset, without a central bank or single administrator, that can be sent from user to user on a peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries.

As Bitcoin cryptocurrency has gained acceptability so has blockchain technology more broadly. Over the past 11 years, other industries, including the federal government, have tested blockchain technology to provide a more secure way to share information in real-time. The most notable industry use cases are in the fields of finance, supply chain, and healthcare. Continue reading “What is Blockchain and What’s Its Importance to NYC’s Ecosystem?”

Brooklyn Tech Week Partners with BlockchainWeekend NYC

October 13, 2019 no comments admin

We are very excited to get this opportunity to be part of BlockchainWeekend, as it is a great way to feature our projects to the NYC tech community and the world. BlockchainWeekend brings together the NYC blockchain community and highlights projects that are critical to the future. We are very happy to be part of this initiative

Nizer Saunders, Founder of Brooklyn Tech Week

While Brooklyn Tech Week is not quite the new kid on the blockchain, this is their 2nd year mounting this ambitious event and props must be given for staging this event once again..

Expect to see some of the leading minds on the New York City blockchain scene in Brooklyn on November 7th. That’s when the Blockchain Crypto Summit takes place with headliners Jamiel Sheikh, CEO of Chainhaus and Yossi Hasson, Investor and MD Techstars Blockchain. The day-long event will convene at the Brooklyn Law School in downtown Brooklyn. Continue reading “Brooklyn Tech Week Partners with BlockchainWeekend NYC”

ConsenSys and Civic Hall to Host at BlockchainWeekend NYC

October 9, 2019 no comments admin

During BlockchainWeekend NYC Civic Hall is partnering with ConsenSys, the Ethereum blockchain company to present an evening, Using Blockchain to Create a More Inclusive World. 

Civic Hall is the conscience of New York City’s technology scene. They describe themselves as the nation’s leading center for learning and collaboration focused on advancing civic technology and problem-solving for the public good.Their work to make a more equitable and inclusive ecosystem has spanned educational programs, affordable co-working spaces, a social impact accelerator, and ongoing events. Continue reading “ConsenSys and Civic Hall to Host at BlockchainWeekend NYC”

New Tokenized Funding Models at BlockchainWeekend NYC

October 9, 2019 no comments admin

Starta Ventures has a track record as an innovative tech venture capital fund. They nurture and introduce European companies to the American and global markets through its Starta Accelerator program. Based in New York City, each year Starta hosts accelerator programs, offering tech startups guidance in finance, customer acquisition, marketing, pitching and exposure to their extensive investor network.

In July 2017, Starta Ventures played a revolutionary role in venture funding by becoming one of the first VC firms to successfully incorporate public funding and blockchain technologies, with its ICO Cross Coin. The premise behind the coin is “to democratize venture investments and become a bridge between crypto and fiat economies”  Continue reading “New Tokenized Funding Models at BlockchainWeekend NYC”

Brooklyn Tech Week Partners with BlockchainWeekend NYC

August 23, 2019 no comments admin

We are very excited to get this opportunity to be part of BlockchainWeekend, as it is a great way to feature our projects to the NYC tech community and the world. BlockchainWeekend brings together the NYC blockchain community and highlights projects that are critical to the future. We are very happy to be part of this initiative. 

Nizer Saunders, Founder of Brooklyn Tech Week

While Brooklyn Tech Week is not quite the new kid on the blockchain, this is their 2nd year mounting this ambitious event and props must be given for staging this event once again..

Expect to see some of the leading minds on the New York City blockchain scene in Brooklyn on November 7th. That’s when the Blockchain Crypto Summit takes place with headliners Jamiel Sheikh, CEO of Chainhaus and Yossi Hasson, Investor and MD Techstars Blockchain. The day-long event will convene at the Brooklyn Law School in downtown Brooklyn.

Additional speakers include Doug Petkanics, founder and CEO of Live Peer along with other leaders in the blockchain and cryptocurrency community.

Where will blockchain, cryptocurrency technology, and business be heading in 2020? On the crypto front, will there be greater acceptance and regulation nationally? Will this free institutional money to commit more fully to investing in cryptocurrencies or will we hear the cries of ‘stifling over-regulation’? 

Will there be more participation in open source development and how will this affect the big players like Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon and Apple? Will Libra gather strength or will yet more partnering companies fold their tents and slink off into the night? (As of this writing Oct. 11, 2019, PayPal, Stripe, Mastercard, Visa and eBay have each withdrawn from the original coalition of companies backing this digital currency.

You can be sure that many of these questions will be on the lips of speakers, panelists, and attendees of this event. Brooklynites and those who dare to cross the river will be in for some exciting sessions. Check your calendars for Nov. 7th because things are only going to get more interesting and additional names are added to this event. 

Learn more about the Blockchain Crypto Summit and the rest of events taking place November 7th-10th on Blockchainweekend.org