LBRY

LBRY

Click HERE for slides from Jeremy’s talk

Wednesday, September 28
7pm-8pm
Room 4-270

LBRY is a decentralized digital marketplace that uses blockchain technology to fix two of the biggest flaws of BitTorrent: discovery and monetization. Via an entirely peer-to-peer network, LBRY maps URLs like lbry://itsadisaster to the Hollywood film starring David Cross and Julia Stiles (film company Oscilloscope Laboratories is one of their early partners).

Come meet the CEO, Jeremy Kauffman, for an introduction to the LBRY protocol. LBRY is offering paid internships both this semester and next. LBRY is entirely open source. You can explore the source here or read more here.

LBRY will also be offering beta invite codes and credits to anyone who attends (though if you’re even moderately clever there’s no need to wait for a code to start using it ;)

Gnosis: Prediction Markets

Gnosis

A ConsenSys Formation

Saturday, August 20
5pm-7pm in
MIT room 4-231

Matt Liston from Gnosis is visiting to talk to us about prediction markets and their applications, Futarchy, and their upcoming crowdsale. A high level overview of the Gnosis prediction and oracle market will be presented along with a survey of applications including forecasting, betting, action incentive, governance, and insurance. The presentation will conclude with crowdsale and DAO structuring details and an open Q&A.

Hosted by ConsenSys and the MIT Bitcoin Club. Refreshments will be provided!

You can visit the meetup page for this event, or checkout the Gnosis website as they launch their beta.

Hangouts with Airbitz to learn about BitID

airbitz
Wednesday March 16th
6pm-7pm in
MIT room 2-105

You can view the livestream at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/110159977144492680112/events/cs6ucnj814floma2hr407iuqj6s

Airbitz has pioneered Edge Security–a new way to secure your most valuable data that’s easy enough for anyone to use. They are best known for their feature rich Bitcoin mobile app which is built on the Edge Security platform and allows users to buy, sell, spend, and secure their bitcoin.

Paul Puey is the CEO and co-founder of Airbitz. Paul is a proud Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduate of UC Berkeley with a wide range of technical skills from low-level 3D graphics engineering to development of custom web CMS systems, even before people knew what a CMS was. He held lead engineering positions with Nvidia and Chromatic Research, but most recently owned and operated several non-technical small businesses throughout California. There he learned the importance of the intersection of people, business, and technology.

Instead of keeping up with a pile of usernames and passwords, imagine if you could access your online accounts with one private ID. It’s called BitID, and it’s available today. BitID uses the same cryptography that Bitcoin uses to prove the ownership of a particular key, even when the environment is unreliable or untrustworthy. With BitID, you can use your Bitcoin wallet to sign a message with your private key to login to online accounts. No sensitive, targetable personal information is ever exchanged.

Paul will be presenting BitID via video call.

MIT Bitcoin Expo 2016

MIT Bitcoin Expo 2016

Look at that amazing, impactful banner. Its bright plumage is calling your attention the third MIT Bitcoin Expo. March 5-6th in the beautiful MIT Samberg Center. We’ve got an amazing speaking lineup, just click on the banner to check it out on our website. We’ll take you on a journey from the foundations of bitcoin to higher level concepts that are directing the future of bitcoin technology. If you’re a student we’ll refund your ticket purchase in BTC after you arrive. If you’re a professional, we need your money, but in return we’ll do our best to make sure you have a good time.

Get your tickets now at https://mitbitcoinexpo2016.eventbrite.com!

Josh Cincinnati

BlockCypher
Josh Cincinnati (@acityinohio) from BlockCypher will be presenting at the first MITBTC event of the 2015 school year. BlockCypher is a simple, mostly RESTful JSON API for interacting with blockchains. Currently, BlockCypher supports Bitcoin, Bitcoin Testnet3, Litecoin, Dogecoin, and BlockCypher’s Test Chain.

As usual, the event is free and open to everyone who wishes to come.

Date: Wed 10/21/15
Time: 7:00p – 8:00p
Classroom: 4-237

Alt Options Trading Competition

Alt Options

All, as part of their public Beta launch, Alt Options is hosting a trading competition featuring uni’s across the globe. For those interested, here is the link: http://www.alt-options.com/competition.php. In preparation Akash Nath will be hosting an info session this Friday.

Date: Fri 10/16/15
Time: 4:00p – 6:00p
Classroom: 4-145

Bitcoin Trading using Bayesian Regression with Prof. Devavrat Shah

Devavrat Shah

The MIT Bitcoin Club is hosting a talk about Bitcoin Trading by Professor Devavrat Shah. Last fall Professor Shah published his paper about a Bitcoin trading strategy. “Over 50 days, the team’s 2,872 trades gave them an 89 percent return on investment with a Sharpe ratio (measure of return relative to the amount of risk) of 4.1.” – MIT News Click on the image above to get a free ticket.

Henning Diedrich of the IBM ADEPT Project

Henning Diedrich

A very casual talk with Henning Diedrich, who is involved with the IBM ADEPT project (IoT & Blockchains), as well as being a significant contributor to Erlang VoltDB. He will be covering Ethereum, as well as ADEPT.

Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 1pm
MIT: builiding 4 room 251

Huobi comes to talk

Huobi.com

The Director of International business for Huobi, Wendy Wang will be coming to MIT to talk about bitcoin in Chinese exchanges.

This event will replace our normal weekly BitcoinClub meetings.

Date: Wednesday, 22nd of April 2015
Room 8-205
Time 20:00