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Next Top Blockchain Startup Kickoff with Michael Gord
Details: Join us for the hackathon’s kickoff! The Blockchain Education Network will host Michael Gord, CEO of GDA Capital, for a live AMA session to answer all of your hackathon questions. Michael will also explain the opportunity at hand for startups and why this hackathon is great for students, developers, and grassroots projects who want to test out their idea.
Introduction to Terra, Powered by Luna Brining DeFi to the Masses
Details: Interested in DeFi? Join us as we learn about Terra, a Proof-of-Stake public blockchain network that deploys a suite of fiat-pegged algorithmic stablecoins serving as the foundation for a thriving and accessible cross-chain DeFi ecosystem for mass adoption. Hear from ecosystem leaders Ezaan Mangalji, Carlos Santiago and Will Yoo on the current Terra ecosystem, ideas for the future, and a technical overview. And if you plan to build on Terra, don’t forget to prepare some questions for the Q&A session afterwards.
Date: Thursday, July 1st
Time: 2:00PM EDT
Format: Presentation + Brainstorming Session + Technical Overview & Live Q&A
Carlos Santiago Roldan, Core Engineer
Ezaan Mangalji, Smart Contract Developer
Will Yoo, Ecosystem Lead
Introduction to NEAR Protocol and Climate Neutral NFTs
Details: NEAR is an open source platform that enables creators, communities, and markets to drive a more open, interconnected and consumer-empowered world. NEAR is the blockchain for builders. This session presents a fast-paced introduction to the exciting new world of blockchain technology from the perspective of a software developer. We cover the basic concepts and mental models introduced by this new technology, often called “web 3” before diving into several practical examples, all the way down to the code of smart contracts. The session is comprehensive enough to address basic questions about blockchain technology yet flexible enough to dive deep into contract development on the NEAR platform using Rust or AssemblyScript. Come ready to get your learning muscles moving.
Introduction to Chainlink & Hybrid Smart Contracts
Details: Let’s chat oracles! Chainlink uses decentralized data and external computation to empower smart contracts beyond the chain. Join us as we welcome Zak Ayesh, a Chainlink Developer Advocate, as he discusses the potential of hybrid smart contracts and how you can use Chainlink for your upcoming blockchain project.
Building in the Metaverse - An Introduction to Decentraland
Building Scalable Dapps on Polygon
Details: Join us for an interactive online seminar to learn about Polygon and its ecosystem along with a detailed demonstration on building scalable dapps. Polygon is the first well-structured, easy-to-use platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its core component is Polygon SDK, a modular, flexible framework that supports building and connecting Secured Chains like Plasma, Optimistic Rollups, zkRollups, Validium etc and Standalone Chains like Matic POS, designed for flexibility and independence. If you’re interested in learning about the possibilities of building on Polygon and all it has to offer – come listen to Yuling, our Integrations Lead, as she presents an overview of the Polygon Network and how to deploy your dapp on Polygon!
Building a Consumer Digital Asset on DigitalBits
Details: What is a consumer digital asset? Join us as we disucss what makes an effective consumer program and how the DigitalBits blcokchain works to achieve this. Learn how to construct a consumer digital asset program and deploy integrated assets on the DigitalBits Chain.
Date: Monday, July 12th
Time: 2PM EDT
Format: Presentation + Workshop + Q&A
Rajiv Naidoo, Head of Research & Community at the XDB Foundation
Kimberly Adams, VP of Marketing at DigitalBits
Brian Sutterfield, Director of Technology