Blockchain

Last updated April 6, 2018

I have been sending out links about Blockchain so much lately that I decided to start listing some resources here.


Alberta Meetups

Blockchain Calgary
https://www.meetup.com/Blockchain-Calgary/
– Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology-based SME businesses and advisors
– meets monthly at Alberta Innovates

Alberta Blockchain Consortium
https://albertablockchain.slack.com
– “Industrial Blockchain”
– meets monthly at The Edison

Bitcoin Workshops
https://www.meetup.com/BitCoin-Workshops-Learn-to-Buy-Sell-Trade-Hold-Mine
– mostly investing
– meets weekly at Schanks South

Calgary Bitcoins
https://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Bitcoin
– mostly mining
– meets weekly at Rose & Crown

Edmonton Bitcoins
https://www.meetup.com/yegbitcoin/


Government of Canada Blockchain Day April 23 Hackathon April 17-23, 2018

BlockchainDayPoster

Go to twitter #GCBlockchainDay to find out more


Bitcoin Rodeo – Calgary July 9-10, 2018

BITCOINRODEO

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bitcoin-rodeo-an-introduction-to-cryptocurrency-tickets-42515974424


NRC-IRAP Ethereum Example

Press release:

Exploring blockchain for better business

January 19, 2018— Ottawa, Ontario
https://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/stories/2018/blockchains.html

More Background

The Gov of Canada has a massive public proactive disclosure database here: http://open.canada.ca/en/search/grants where a small amount of non-confidential information about all of the GoC grants are made public. It often takes a quarter or two before all this information is pulled from various government databases and made public.

This DLT pilot pulls the funded project data from the IRAP system in relative real time (daily) and puts it on an open distributed ledger platform.  It is not a smart contract (yet). For now, it is a just a small trial to put pubic information on an Open Distributed Ledger.

Anybody can see the raw data disclosure on the Ethereum blockchain by following the raw information here:  https://etherscan.io/address/0xff77e51f2c6473f72392865e0a0000de19af774a

Using what are called “Blockchain Explorers”, one can create a website that shows the information that is recorded on the DLT.   E.g.:  https://nrc-cnrc.explorecatena.com/  If you sort by date you can see the transactions being posted in 2017 Q4, which started January 1, 2018.  And if you click on “Details” you get the public details about the funded projects.


CryptoKitties

PinkKittie

WhatIsKitties

https://www.cryptokitties.co/

Everybody’s favorite Ethereum playground created by Canadian company Axiom Zen https://www.axiomzen.co/


 

All for now
Lynn

 

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