SF Blockchain Week

I wanted to make a post here to discuss what is going on in San Francisco. We started planning SF Blockchain Week and had two goals in mind: 1) Get the best speakers and content possible and 2) Get as many individuals from the community to join this event and focus on the tech rather than hype and speculation. The support has been amazing. We are very proud of the speakers and workshops that will be present at this event. We had no idea that this wouldn’t be the important part.

 

What we didn’t realize would happen is the movement that this has started. There are over 75 satellite events that are taking place around the main events we planned and all of their tickets are FREE. There are several other conferences taking place around this time and they have all reduced their prices. By pricing our tickets extremely low (less than cost of food provided) and giving hundreds away to developers who apply, we have forced other events to stop being extractive and compete on both quality of content and ticket value. It really is amazing and I personally think it is a step in the right direction. In order to push this space forward we need to engage and educate as many people as possible. No more absurd ticket prices and cash grabs; we as a community should no longer accept that. We hope that you can attend and would love for you to help #ChangeTheNarrative!

 

tl;dr Let's stop charging the community so much to learn about blockchain. I see so much focus on institutions and regulation but the real focus should be on education, at all levels, and the rest will follow.

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Bitcoin – The Currency of the Internet

“Using Bitcoin to facilitate a crime is one of the stupidest things a criminal could do, since crypto transactions are transparent to all, can be traced, and are recorded forever in the blockchain. I can think of much better ways to hide transactions — cash, for example.”

Great article, so glad to see Tomer Federman put Krugman in his place – "5 things Paul Krugman gets wrong about crypto": https://medium.com/federman-capital/5-things-paul-krugman-gets-wrong-about-crypto-fda8577f5362

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Blockchain is not a database, it’s a protocol for syncing the databases. The point of a blockchain is not to “store” or “distribute” data, it is to make sure mutually distrusting parties are all on the same page.

Blockchain is not a database, it's a protocol for syncing the databases. The point of a blockchain is not to "store" or "distribute" data, it is to make sure mutually distrusting parties are all on the same page. submitted by /u/Bitcoin-Laundry
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