SLACK: Summer of Bitcoin – Blockchain

When: Thursday, June 26th, 7-11PM
Where: MIT Media Lab, 5th floor

This week, Clark Moody, a senior developer at Blockchain, will be demoing their API and giving a hands-on run-through of how to make a basic Blockchain webapp. Blockchain, the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet, blockchain explorer, and API provider, builds innovative products that makes using bitcoin safe, easy, and secure for all users.

Clark joined the Bitcoin community in early 2011 and built a successful market data website before building the technology behind the ZeroBlock trading platform. He has degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University with expertise in space robotics.

Our schedule for this week is as follows:
7:00: Overview of bitcoin for beginners
7:15: Clark’s Blockchain API demo
8:00: Food arrives. Eat, hack, and mingle!
Bringing you the best from around town. Free dinner provided!
—The StartLabs Team and MIT Bitcoin Club

SLACK: Summer of Bitcoin – Coinbase

When: Thursday, June 19th, 7-11PM
Where: MIT Media Lab, 5th floor

This week, Nahid from Coinbase is giving a walkthrough tutorial of how to use their API by building a basic Python web app, so bring your laptop! Coinbase is an international digital wallet that allows consumers and businesses to securely transact in the digital currency, bitcoin. They offer services designed for the average user to easily buy, sell, send, and receive bitcoin anywhere in the world. They offer an API that many services have used in a completely white-labeled way.

Nahid works closely with the developer community using Coinbase’s API and developer products. She recently organized Coinbase’s “BitHack” competition and is always happy to hear from developers using the API. She joined Coinbase in January 2014 and is a Stanford alumna.

As always, SLACK features free dinner and the chance to interact with awesome people. Brought to you by StartLabs and the MIT Bitcoin Club.

SLACK: Summer of Bitcoin –

This summer, we’re teaming up with StartLabs to provide an awesome environment where you can work on projects, learn new skills, and share your ideas with other talented students. Each week, we’ll bring in top Bitcoin devs to give 20 minute demos on how to build stuff with the latest in cryptocurrency technology. At the same time, feel free to grab some free dinner and interact with awesome people!


When: 7pm-11pm, Thursday nights
Where: MIT Media Lab, 5th Floor


For the first event on June 12th, Ryan Smith and Adam Ludwin from – an API for developing bitcoin apps – will present an overview of the blockchain and how their platform is architected to power bitcoin wallets, exchanges, ATMs, and mobile apps.

Ryan was one of Heroku’s first engineers and built significant parts of that platform over four years. He now leads Chain’s technology efforts. Adam is one of Chain’s founders and is also an investor in several internet companies including Vine, Paperless Post and Kik Messenger.

Update: Video of the API presentation

MIT Bitcoin Project’s BitComp

»  This fall, every MIT undergrad will receive $100 in Bitcoin
»  What will you build to inspire your fellow students?  
BitComp is a summer-long competition to develop innovative bitcoin-related apps. Teams of 1-5 participate in up to 3 rounds of competition to win over $15,000 in prizes. MIT undergrads, graduate students, alums, and their friends are all encouraged to compete.
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