Events

Cambridge Blockchain society Events and Activities



Academic Year 2021/22


BSV Blockchain

Come hear from Satoshi Block Dojo about their accelerator on Thursday the 25th of November @ 6.00pm. The venue will be the Stoli Bar, Revs - to book a spot, fill out the form. There will be free food and drink at Revs!

Nillion: Introduction to an Unhackable Decentralised Network

With the rise of Web 3.0, privacy and data control is becoming increasingly more valuable. A decentralised network which can store, utilise and compute sensitive information without ever holding the underlying data is what the industry needs. Learn about Nillion, an unhackable decentralised network, from our speakers!

Reading Group

Casual coffee chat with reading (whitepapers, decks, news) set every week - we meet both in-person and online. -

Sign up here!

Coin Bureau: the story and how it all started

Wednesday 17th November 18:00

The event will be followed by a Q&A session - please fill in this form for any questions you have for Guy and the Coin Bureau + TV teams.

Enterprise Tuesday - Digital Revolution: Cryptocurrencies

Tuesday 16th November 18:30 - 20:30

Stories (from failures to success and everything in between), experiences and thoughts from a range of speakers to capture the imagination of aspiring entrepreneurs, provide a variety of food for thought, and help broaden and enrich their outlook on what entrepreneurship can achieve. Please visit this webpage to sign up!

NFTs: Commoditising Art in the Digital Age

Join the event with the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum Society next week. The event will be on Tuesday 26th October at 7:00 pm (UK time). Here is the link to sign up for virtual attendance:

Blockchain + Antitrust - A Cambridge Blockchain Society Law event

The Cambridge Blockchain Society is organising a panel discussion with Dr. Thibault Schrepel, Dr. Okeoghene Odudu, and Dr. Ann Sofie Cloots. The title of the event is "Blockchain + Antitrust", which is also the title of Dr Thibault Schrepel's new book. Click here to register.

A Non-Technical Introduction to Blockchain

Main Lecture Theatre, Old Divinity School, St. John's College, University of Cambridge

19th October 2021 @7:30PM

By popular demand, the Cambridge Blockchain Society is organising a talk with Laurence Kirk, CEO of Extropy.io, who will be giving a non-technical introduction to Blockchain Technology. Click here to register.

Cambridge Bitcoin Meetup

Wed, 20 October 2021

A lot has changed for Bitcoin since the last meetup:
- Lightning network adoption
- El Salvador making bitcoin legal tender
- Microstrategy and corporate FOMO began
- EFT's on the verge of acceptance
- Taproot lock-in
Lets meet up and discuss the crypto space and what has changed in our digital world. This is an informal event, everyone is welcome. It's a great space to learn and ask questions.



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Introduction to NFTs

17th August at 5:30pm GMT+1

In the seventh session of the Filecoin Educate section of the Filecoin Club, students and hackers will get an introduction to NFTs, and how IPFS + Filecoin are essential to the NFT economy!

Hugh Karp AMA - Founder of Nexus Mutual

Zoom, 31 Mar 2021

This week we will be having an amazing event involving blockchain, insurance and fintech. The speaker, Hugh Karp, is the founder of Nexus Mutual, which offers a decentralised alternative to insurance.
The event is in partnership with Harvard Law School Blockchain and Fintech Initiative, Global Fintech Network and The Legal Chain, so it is also a great chance to meet people around the world!

CUATS Event: Towards Non-Perturbative Models of Market Dynamics

Wed, 20 October 2021

A talk by Dr. Igor Halperin, AI Research Associate at Fidelity Investments, entitled, "Towards Non-Perturbative Models of Market Dynamics"

CB Prize

Judge Business School, Cambridge

Nov 2nd, 2020

The CBPrize competition is an opportunity to win: £15k research support or venture funding, Mentorship, and Legal Services & Support. Our goal is to to keep supporting your ideas for ventures and research on decentralized technologies. Head to cbprize.com for more details

Privacy in Cosmos

Zoom, 30th June, 2020

Blockchain + Zero-Knowledge Proofs!
Join us next Wednesday to learn about exciting projects building privacy and zero-knowledge proofs into Cosmos. A fantastic opportunity for networking and conversations with fellow privacy engineers and enthusiasts in the Cosmos community.

Main Investment Trends in the Blockchain Space

Zoom, Dec 10th, 2020

Let's explore main investment trends in the blockchain space with Eterna Capital!
Join us this Thursday (10 Dec 2020 3pm GMT) for a presentation on venture capital investing in blockchain startups. Andrea Bonaceto, CEO at Eterna Capital, will tell us his story in blockchain investment, as well as Algorand's technology and business use-cases, and Algorand Europe Accelerator programme!

Are Central Bank Digital Currencies anything new?

Zoom, Nov 24th, 2020

we will hold a BIG roundtable discussion together with Cambridge Bitcoin Meetup! The topic is absolutely interesting --- We will explore Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) with a world-class panel of experts from the International Monetary Fund, Bank of International Settlement, Cypherium and Sino Capital.

China & UK Blockchain

GSMA, London

June 11th, 2018 at 13.00

Join our society along with BGTA and XChain to explore the Blockchain ecosystems of both the UK and China. The society is looking for interesting startups to pitch during the event.

Law and Blockchain: Is Law an obstacle or a sidekick to blockchains?

Faculty of Law, Feb 3rd, 2020

In our first event of the year we will try to see where this confusion stems from and what can be done about it. We have an extremely over-qualified selection of speakers for this panel:
1. Prof. Louise Gullifer, Law faculty
2. Dr. Andrei Kirilenko, Judge Business School
3. Ben Kingsley, Slaughter & May.
4. Sameer Ismail, Uphold Inc.

Cambridge Blockchain Prize Soft Launch

Judge Business School, Cambridge, Nov 25th, 2019

Have a research or early stage business idea related to blockchain or other types of decentralised technologies?
The Cambridge Blockchain Prize ( CBPrize ) is a 4-month competition aimed at supporting early stage ventures and research at the University of Cambridge leveraging decentralised technologies to solve real world problems.
Speakers
Jon Bradford , Cofounder, Cambridge Blockchain Hub & Partner, Dynamo Ventures
David Fletcher , Partner & Oliver Watkins , Head of Business Development, Farrer & Co ,
Hassan Khan , CEO, Todaq

Future of Blockchain Cambridge Workshop 1

Nov 14th, 2019

Agenda:
As candidates are preparing for the Blockchain Competition to build a real-business project, CBS welcomes StakeZero Ventures to talk more about our competition as well as offer invaluable hints. It is the chance for you to develop your idea and absorb more fresh knowledge on blockchain projects.
Agenda:
- Welcome, recap of how competition works
- What comes next
- Co-founder speed dating
- Tips on how to do well
- Beer+Pizza

Law and Defi (and more!)

March 8th, 2021

Join us for an informal talk with our amazing speakers, Jacek Czarnecki (Global legal counsel at Maker) and Emily Bradley (professional support lawyer at Slaughter & May), on the legal challenges facing entrepreneurs and firms active in cryptocurrency and blockchain, the UK and EU regulatory framework to decentralised finance (DeFi), use cases, future outlook and what it means to be a DeFi lawyer.

Future of Blockchain Competition

Judge Business School, Cambridge, Nov 2020

Organised by our sponsor, StakeZero ventures, the Future of Blockchain Competition is an inter-university event that encourages students of all levels and disciplines to build either your own idea, a startup you've been working on, or something new.
Prizes include 24 x £2,000 bounties, £20,000 top prize, £10,000 2nd prize, £5,000 3rd prizes and >£50k seed investment for viable projects that want to go full time. More info about the competition at https://www.futureofblockchain.co.uk/.

Blockchain 2020: Beyond the Hype

Judge Business School, Cambridge, Oct 30th, 2019

Agenda:
State of the Blockchain World: Permissioned and Public -
Keith Bear, Research Fellow, Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance: Permissioned Blockchains
Moderated Panel Session - Beyond the Hype, including :
Hazem Danny Al-Nakib, Dr Ann Sofie Cloots & Oliver Johnston-Watt
Stay on after for pizza and drinks.

Future of Blockchain Speaker and Launch Event

Judge Business School, Cambridge

Oct 23rd, 2019 at 1900

Future of Blockchain is a 3 month competition to build a project with blockchain. You can either enter/build a startup or answer a technical challenge. Be rewarded with over £100k worth of prizes and potentially receive investment for your idea.
This event included:
- Talks from our partners: Algorand, Tezos, Near Protocol and Zilliqa.
- Information about the competition
- Q/A with the partners about their companies and challenges
- Free Pizza and beer

Future of Blockchain Finale and KCL Cryptocurrency Dev Class Demo Day

Strand, London, WC2R 1ES

March 19th, 2019 at 1900

Join us for the finale of the Future of Blockchain competition and demo day for KCL's MSc Developer Cryptocurrency Class (which has been kindly supported and promoted by Work on Blockchain) Meet exciting, earliest stage projects from Oxford, Cambridge and London working on blockchain. Network with leading blockchain companies, investors and academics.

Schedule:
7pm-7.30pm: Cryptocurrency class Presentation
7.30pm-8.45pm: Future of Blockchain Finale Presentations
8.45pm-10pm: Drinks Reception

Leaseum Partners - Introduction to Tokenized Assets and Security Tokens

Judge Business School, Cambridge

Feb 21st, 2019 at 1800

TokenMarket x LEASEUM Partners
According to a recent Forbes article: 2017 was the year of the utility token, 2018 was the year of realizing the mistake of the utility token, and 2019 will be the year of tokenized securities. This event is a great opportunity to learn about Security Tokens: the third Blockchain revolution.
Guest Speakers:
Ryan Hanley, Managing Director of TokenMarket Technologies
Julianne Sloane, Leaseum Partners

Enterprise Blockchain with Richard Brown, CTO of R3, and Partners

Judge Business School, Cambridge

Feb 5th, 2019 at 1830

We are delighted to host three distinguished guests to give an overview of the state of enterprise blockchain and what we can expect moving forward. Join us, have your questions answered by one of the world's largest enterprise blockchain firms, and enjoy pizza and drinks sponsored by the Cambridge Blockchain Hub.
Guest speakers:
Richard Brown, CTO, R3
Ben Wyeth, Distinguished Engineer, Chorum Group
Brian Nolan, Founder, Finteum

Blockchain 2019 and Beyond: Big Future or Big Bust?

Judge Business School, Cambridge

Jan 23rd, 2019 at 1800

BITMEET x Cambridge Blockchain Society.
2018 was an eventful year of spectacular booms and busts in the blockchain space. Where will blockchain go from here, what real impact may we see, or is it all fluff? Join us for an evening with our panel of experts to find out!
Speakers:
Magdalena Golebiewska, Country Manager, Luno
Will Harbourne, Director of Operations, Ethfinex
Richard Muirhead, Founding Partner, Fabric Ventures

A VC’s perspective on Blockchain

Judge Business School, Cambridge

Nov 14, 2018 at 1800

Interested in the investor's perspective on backing blockchain startups and early-stage projects not just cryptocurrencies? We are pleased to host George McDonaugh, the CEO of KR1, a blockchain investment company, and the first to support innovative decentralized and open-source blockchain projects. George will talk about the founding history of KR1 and give an investor's point of view of what's going on in the blockchain space.

Meetup: Careers, Blockchain and Pizza

Judge Business School, Cambridge

Nov 7, 2018 at 1830

Interested in a career in the blockchain sector? Or interested in starting your own venture? Join us for an evening of conversation, pizza and drinks. Our speakers will talk about: Getting and working in the blockchain space. What companies are looking for? Support for new ventures in Cambridge. Specific opportunities from their portfolio of companies.
Speakers:
Anthony Beaumont, Operations Director, StakeZero Ventures.
Hazem Danny Al-Nakib, Co-Founder, Cambridge Blockchain Hub.

ALGORAND, Truly Distributed Ledger

Department of Engineering, Cambridge

Oct 30, 2018 at 1730

Turing Award winner and an MIT professor Silvio Micali will tell you about how Algorand changing the conversation in the blockchain space.
During the session, they will also tell you how to get involved with Algorand. And for those who wants to get in touch and join Algorand's UK Community Lead program, please send a brief intro to [email protected] .

Welcome Meetup

Judge Business School, Cambridge

Oct 29, 2018 at 1800

Hope everyone has enjoyed their first few weeks this term and settled in well. Interested in "blockchain"? Join us for an overview discussion about blockchain, the society, and what's going on in Cambridge in this space. We have invited several outstanding speakers to give introductions to blockchain from different perspectives.
This will be an introductory session aimed at anyone who as an interest in the field from any angle (business, economic, policy, technical) and level of knowledge

Parity Cambridge Blockchain Meetup

The Granta, Cambridge

Oct 25th, 2018 at 17.30

Introduction to Blockchain Nodes + Building the Tech to Power Blockchains
Attend this presentation to learn what is being built at the cutting edge of blockchain technology.
Doors open at 5:30pm and presentations will begin around 6:00pm. We’ll have time for questions, discussion, and networking.
Beer and pizza will be served.

DoraHacks Blockchain&Finance Hack

Oxford Mathematics Institute, Oxford

Oct 20-21, 2018 at 930

If you’re free on Oct 20th-21st t and feel like winning prizes by solving actual Blockchain & Finance problems, feel free to join DoraHacks Global Hack Series [email protected]! We provide you with a prize pool of $10,000 and a chance to win flight tickets to DoraHacks Global Hackathon Series!

The Future of Work - ConsenSys

Kings College London, London

Oct 16th, 2018 at 18.30

Interested in how Decentralisation will affect work cultures?
Or wondered how does Diversity fit in?
Have you asked yourself how you can get involved with Blockchain?
Join us to hear from a broad group of speakers, ranging from the campus engagement team, technical evangelists and non-technical team members.

THE BIG BITMEET - Student Conference

UCL Roberts Building, London

Oct 13th, 2018 at 9.00

Bitmeet are conducting first student-led conference dedicated to blockchain. THE BIG BITMEET aims to unite Students and Professionals and will offer a level of direct interaction on a scale never attempted before.
Don't forget to use [email protected] code to get 20% discount on tickets! https://www.facebook.com/events/2139688259376086/

Freshers' Fair

Marquee at Parker's Piece, Cambridge

Oct 2-3, 2018 from 10AM to 4PM

We will have a booth (MN15) located in the Marquee. Come and meet our committee memebers. Free Swags to hand out.
Every year CUSU puts on the biggest event of the Fresher’s calendar, the Freshers’ Fair. The only place here you’ll get to see some of the hundreds of sports and societies available to students at the University of Cambridge.

Trust & Technology Initiative

Robinson College, Cambridge

Sep 20th, 2018 at 14.00

The Trust & Technology Initiative brings together and drives forward interdisciplinary research from Cambridge and beyond to explore the dynamics of trust and distrust in relation to internet technologies, society and power; to better inform trustworthy design and governance of next generation tech at the research and development stage; and to promote informed, critical, and engaging voices supporting individuals, communities and institutions.

Cambridge Wireless Blockchain Event

Bradfield Center, Cambridge

June 5th, 2018 at 17.30

Blockchain: a waste of resources, or the future of networking?
No coins required... It's at the Bradfield Centre on Cambridge Science Park, starting 5.30/6pm with pizza and talks. Fetch.ai will speak.