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BLOCKCHAIN 101: Off the Chain in Oakland
September 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
What is blockchain?
Why are so many people talking about blockchain?
What is cryptocurrency?
Is bitcoin the same thing as blockchain?
Should I be doing anything with bitcoin?
What are people of color doing in blockchain technologies?
If you have been asking yourself these questions, this workshop is for you. You will walk away with a basic understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrency and a knowledge of many other local resources to learn more.
The workshop will be led by:
– Daisy Ozim, who is the founder of Resilient Wellness, a public health blockchain protocol designed to reestablish cultural medicine access for marginalized communities. As a board member for the Bay Area Entrepreneurship Alliance, she works to ensure access to resources and support for emerging entrepreneurs. She is a Commissioner for the Alameda Public Health Commission and her work is centered around decolonizing philanthropy, technology and public policy. Daisy also runs the Blockchain for Social Justice collective. A platform designed to promote education and access of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency for marginalized communities; and
– Tope Alabi, who is a blockchain developer at Consensys, where Tope enables private data communication on the blockchain. Tope has made various open-source contributions to the Ethereum ecosystem and is an Innovator in Residence at the Kapor Center Innovation Lab.