Blockchain: Bridging the Chains: Practical considerations in working with multiple Blockchains #bridgingblockchains

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Jae Yang, CEO Tacen Inc. #bridgingblockchains Interoperability is a multisyllabic word for a multi-faceted problem. How do you get blockchains to communicate with one another? Until recently, there’s been no easy way to achieve this, leaving assets isolated and smart contract-powered dapps siloed on their respective protocols. Before crypto assets can take over the world, first they need to escape the valley where they originated, a task which calls for building bridges.

Jae Yang CEO Tacen Inc, a startup working on non-custodial solution to cryptocurrency exchange. Jae previously worked at Metal Pay as Director of Engineering, helping to build Metal Pay’s market infrastructure, graph-based AML and anti-fraud system, and other systems. Before that Jae worked in defense sector, helping to build high-fidelity engineering simulations. Jae started out as an aerospace engineer, but he found his passion in writing software. He is passionate about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. He is active in the cryptocurrency community, often explaining technical details to newcomers. In his spare time, Jae develops various open source softwares in Node.js and is an avid reader.

How Does Bitcoin Mining Work?

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Cryptocurrency mining is painstaking, expensive, and only sporadically rewarding. Nonetheless, mining has a magnetic draw for many investors interested in cryptocurrency. This may be because entrepreneurial types see mining as pennies from heaven, like California gold prospectors in 1848. And if you are technologically inclined, why not do it? Daniel Edwards & Blake Richman will explain the pros & cons of bitcoin mining.

Daniel Edwards CEO stealth mode blockchain startup Dan has over 10 years of experience in corporate development, operations and finance. Previously Daniel was the Vice President of Finance and Operations at CashBet. CashBet was the world’s only complete, crypto-ready iGaming platform. Under his leadership CashBet became venture backed, scaled international and achieved profitability. He also lead CashBet through a successful ICO and to become the first blockchain company in the world to sponsor a major league sports team, Arsenal Football Club from London. Prior to joining CashBet, Daniel worked as an Investment Banker at Financial Technology Partners, D.A. Davidson, Wells Fargo and Wachovia. He advised technology companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and strategic corporate development. He has successfully closed over 15 M&A and capital raise transactions. Daniel is also a board member of several technology companies spanning from London to Silicon Valley. He has been a blockchain enthusiast since 2011 and speaks at conferences all around the world about blockchain and cryptocurrency. Daniel graduated with a B.S. in Finance & minor in Chemistry from Oregon State University.

Blake Richman Head Trader/Portfolio Manager NovaBlock Capital NovaBlock Capital is a blockchain and digital asset focused investment fund. Prior to his role at NovaBlock, Blake advised formation-stage funds on investment strategy, market dynamics, and custodianship. Before diving into the blockchain space, he held positions in venture capital and debt capital markets. Blake lives in Palo Alto, California, where he is involved in the blockchain investment and entrepreneur communities.

Walking through an ERC20 Contract

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You may have purchased tokens from an exchange but what does that mean? What happens when you transfer coins from an exchange to your wallet? We’ll walk through the code behind ERC20 tokens. This is a technical session, but will certainly help anyone take the abstraction out of crypto.

Pavan Katepalli, Adjunct Instructor UC Berkeley He resides in San Francisco where he teaches data analytics and web development at UC Berkeley, creates decentralized applications and plays in the San Francisco Football League. Pavan entered into the cryptocurrency space in 2013 and has worked and programmed with renowned core bitcoin developer, Jimmy Song. In 2014, Pavan co-founded and was CTO of INRTracker.com and raised $100k in seed funding from Rodger Ford, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Co-Founder of Reliantheart Inc, a biotech company in Houston, Texas leveraging NASA technology to replace the left ventricle of the heart. In 2015, Pavan co-founded a Series A stage Technology Company that has raised 30 million dollars of venture funding and has expanded internationally. Before that Pavan led an elite team of developers at MediaMath, a leader in the ad tech space to put in technology systems to scale the $300 million dollar company towards an inevitable billion dollar IPO. Pavan has a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Rutgers University. Shortly after he was a speaker for TedX.

Introduction to Ethereum Development

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In this session, Pavan goes over how Ethereum works, the terminology used and what it all means in plain English. Pavan also walks through the technologies needed to create applications on the ethereum network, what they each do, why you need them and how to use each one. He will go over how to download the technologies, install them and use them to create decentralized applications on ethereum.

Pavan Katepalli, Adjunct Instructor UC Berkeley He resides in San Francisco where he teaches data analytics and web development at UC Berkeley, creates decentralized applications and plays in the San Francisco Football League. Pavan entered into the cryptocurrency space in 2013 and has worked and programmed with renowned core bitcoin developer, Jimmy Song. In 2014, Pavan co-founded and was CTO of INRTracker.com and raised $100k in seed funding from Rodger Ford, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Co-Founder of Reliantheart Inc, a biotech company in Houston, Texas leveraging NASA technology to replace the left ventricle of the heart. In 2015, Pavan co-founded a Series A stage Technology Company that has raised 30 million dollars of venture funding and has expanded internationally. Before that Pavan led an elite team of developers at MediaMath, a leader in the ad tech space to put in technology systems to scale the $300 million dollar company towards an inevitable billion dollar IPO. Pavan has a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Rutgers University. Shortly after he was a speaker for TedX.

Simplify Bitcoin Development bcoin demo & presentation

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Buck Perley, Engineering Lead Purse.io Buck works full-time on bcoin and derivative projects. He will be joining to talk about how bcoin can help you develop better, more secure cryptocurrency applications, how an alternative implementation can make the ecosystem and network stronger, and some of the exciting projects their team is working on including bPanel, the world’s first Blockchain Management System (BMS).

Ethereum for Dummies

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The goal for this presentation is to give you the pieces required to build Ethereum dapps and learn more about how they work. To get you there we will cover getting started with writing, testing, and deploying your own Ethereum smart contracts using Solidity and the Truffle Framework for development. We will also look at the Ethereum computing environment and how it differs from traditional software environments.

David Goldberg CoFounder BlocTrax He is also a Software Engineer at Salesforce. BlocTrax is a freelance smart contract development and security audit consulting company. Previously, David taught programming at the advanced software engineering immersive program, Hack Reactor.

Blockchain Ask Me Anything Session 3: Jae Yang, Blockchain Engineer #blockchainama

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The third session in this serires is focused on Cryptocurrency Practicals and Future of Cryptocurrencies. Operationally, cryptocurrencies include many stakeholders. In this session we will talk about problems, debates, and rewards of mining, and how code forks are handled. The session will cover the scalability debates and recent developments in Bitcoin, because Bitcoin is a great bellweather for rest of the cryptocurrencies. Moving forward, cryptocurrencies will do much more than transact, and the session will briefly introduce you to Bitcoin Script and Ethereum Smart Contracts. Finally we will cover the issue of privacy and how it is being handled in different cryptocurrencies.

Jae Yang, Blockchain Engineer Metal Pay. He started out as an aerospace engineer, but he found his passion in writing software. He is passionate about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. He is active in the cryptocurrency community, often explaining technical details to newcomers. In his spare time, Jae develops various open source softwares in Node.js and is an avid reader.

Blockchain Ask Me Anything Session 2: Jae Yang, Blockchain Engineer #blockchainama

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The second session covers foundational information, and move on to public ledger stuff. A cryptocurrency’s feature reflects the problem it is trying to solve. In this session, we will dig into the foundational knowledge underlying bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. We will start with problems such as Byzantine fault tolerance, Double Spending, and others. Session will then cover how various blockchains and consensus algorithms could help resolve these problems.

Jae Yang, Blockchain Engineer Metal Pay. He started out as an aerospace engineer, but he found his passion in writing software. He is passionate about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. He is active in the cryptocurrency community, often explaining technical details to newcomers. In his spare time, Jae develops various open source softwares in Node.js and is an avid reader.

Blockchain Ask Me Anything: Jae Yang Blockchain Engineer Metal Pay

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The first session covers basics of the technology behind blockchain and cryptocurrencies. This session will help you understand cryptocurrency payments and settlements. We’ll cover how cryptocurrencies work, highlighting strengths as well as major weaknesses and potential risks. The first session will also cover major differences between some of the top cryptocurrencies; the difference between Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and others like Monero. You will walk away with sufficient technical background to dive deeper on your own and to better know what you don’t know. This will be a highly interactive Q&A format so you can ask your questions as they arise.

Jae Yang, Blockchain Engineer Metal Pay Jae started out as an aerospace engineer. He is passionate about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology He is active in the cryptocurrency community, often explaining technical details to newcomers. Most recently, Jae worked for Samsung SmartThings, helping the company setup various microservices. In his spare time, Jae develops various open source software in Node.js and is an avid reader.