With over 100 events (and growing!) New York Blockchain Week (aka Consensus 2019,) will provide plenty of things to keep you busy. Alas, time is limited, and so is money, so let's highlight events that are interesting and free.
View the full Edgeware NYC Blockchain Week '19 Guide, updated daily.
Thu, May 16, 2019 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
One of the hottest topics in blockchain right now is on-chain vs. off-chain governance. This is highlighted by the recent vote on Aragaon and the MarkDAO critical update to the voting contract. Come hang out with Edgeware, DAOStack, dOrg, Colony, Tocqueville Group (Tezos), RadicalxChange, & Cre8 as they celebrate the launch of the NY DGov community. Light refreshments and food will be available along with 2 turntables and a microphone. 100 max, so RSVP early.
Sun, May 12, 2019 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Kick off Consensus week with DeFi enthusiasts and Maker DAI-hards over sunset drinks overlooking the NYC skyline! Pay with DAI! - Drinks are paid for in DAI, using Mosendo's beta, instantly and free, built on Connext's layer 2 payment channels. The first 175 people to sign up will receive 2 free drinks!
Wed, May 15 5:30 PM – 7:30
This panel discussion includes Sergey Nazarov, CEO of Chainlink, Aaron Wright, Co-Founder of OpenLaw, and Johann Eid, Lead Strategist for Wanchain. They will discuss how smart contracts will enable interoperability across multiple blockchains, empower deterministic legal agreements, and give contracts the external data they need to be truly useful.
Fri, May 10, 2019 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
Grab a pint and talk about bitcoin and Lightning Network. Join us on the 2nd Friday of every month for a casual gathering of bitcoin enthusiasts from all different backgrounds and experience levels. While discussions are mostly organic, feel free to suggest any specific topics in the comments section to kick things off. Come armed with your burning questions and you'll likely find someone who can give you an answer
Tue, May 14 10:00AM - 11:00 AM
Nothing like a little exercise to recover from the previous night's activities. Enjoy walking, running, or crawling around Central Park. Meet at the Julian Marti Statue.
Wed, May 15 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Welcoming the marketers and community builders behind the scenes in the blockchain community! We organized a similar gathering at Devcon 2018 to a lot of success. Thus, we're bringing it back for Consensus 2019. This is a gathering for the top marketing and community leaders in the blockchain space to share learnings, experiences and best practices.
Sunday, May 12 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
In this meetup we will introduce Polkadot and Substrate and discuss the vision for decentralized server-less Internet where users have better control of their own privacy, their own identity, their own financial accounts, and their own destiny. Leveraging P2P networks and using trustless incentivization through cryptoeconomic design, we can reclaim the Internet from the ones that dominate it today.
Monday, May 13, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Compound, Maker, Uniswap, and Balance.io are some of the largest DeFi projects to date. In this panel, we will discuss their journey up to this point, what is the focus for each project for 2019 and beyond, and what is required to get to mass adoption of Open Finance.
Tue, May 14 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Moon Technologies is hosting the first To the Moon! Blockchain Pitch Competition during Blockchain Week NYC 2019. We're seeking the best and brightest startups in blockchain to come pitch to a panel of some of the biggest Venture Capitalists in New York City. Expect a night of fun, friendly competition (with prizes!), and a great opportunity to network with some of the brightest minds in blockchain tech.
Wed, May 15 9:00 AM – 11:30
Please join the teams at CoinList & Distributed Global for Blockchain Week Brunch
Wed, May 15 6:00 PM – 9:30
Join us at the Layer 2 Meetup that will be held on May 15th, 2019 in New York City during one of the biggest and most anticipated annual events in the blockchain community – Consensus 2019. Technology leaders of Layer 2 solutions will get together to discuss shared pains and gains in the development of second layer solutions. Anything goes at the meet, from scalability to interoperability and more!
Wed, May 15 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
In the NYC meetup, we plan to share insights and understandings of the blockchain industry from major crypto funds as well as promising projects that are trying to expand in both Asia and US markets.
Wednesday, May 15 :00 PM to 9:00 PM
Discussion topics will be posted the day prior to the event. Topics will span a wide range, from pull requests in popular repositories to research papers and new applications in the Lightning Network.
Sat, May 18 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Create, buy, sell and win tokens! Join us 5/18 to discover, learn and grow at the Rare Art Festival. Our agenda features the most innovative projects in the realm of cryptoart. We're also planning a tokenized art show featuring artists from around the world! Upstairs will be a create-a-thon, where attendees have an opportunity to discuss ideas, play games and make valuable stuff.
DAOify by DAOStack + dOrg Hackathon
Wed, May 15 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Join DAOstack and dOrg for DAOify during NYC blockchain week. In this one-day hackathon you will learn how Holographic Consensus and the stack work, be introduced to the growing ecosystem and deep-dive into one of three tracks tailored to your area of expertise.