OUR PROGRAMS ARE DESIGNED TO PLACE YOU INTO JOBS

We believe knowledge is power, especially in an emerging industry.  As such, it is crucial to connect people with open source educational resources and increase learning opportunities in the space – and that’s just what we do. Take a look at some of our educational programs.

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Accredited
Courses

We start accredited blockchain courses at universities in the states because a blockchain education is an onramp to adoption. We aim to improve access to educational material by building university curriculums, hosting conferences, and offering free online courses and recorded infosessions to all our members.

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CONFERENCES

Our university-affiliated blockchain clubs are doing great work utilizing high-quality human capital - it is advantageous that we encourage collaboration and ensure that best practices and industry contacts are shared during our events and conferences.

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COLLABORATIONS & NETWORKING

We aim to foster a culture of collaboration that transcends university boundaries and allows new ideas to flow freely. Some of the ways we do this include: organizing virtual educational meetups, hosting casual public calls, offering free or subsidized tickets to conferences, building accredited curriculum, and sourcing speakers for events.

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hackathons

We aim to foster a culture of collaboration that transcends university boundaries and allows new ideas to flow freely. Some of the ways we do this include: organizing virtual educational meetups, hosting casual public calls, offering free or subsidized tickets to conferences, building accredited curriculum, and sourcing speakers for events.

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research

We are building an ontology learning tool with techniques from formal concept analysis, to classify academic research being done in the universities across the BAF network. We do so to detect and identify research trends and potentially facilitate collaboration between researchers working in related capacities.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Blockchain in Higher Academia

Join us Wednesday, November 2nd at 7.00 PM EST to talk about club acceleration and launching accredited courses! With Cameron Dennis, Founder of Banyan Collective and BAF! Moderated by MacKay Grant, President of Suffolk University Blockchain and Partnerships Coordinator at BAF.

BAF Meetup • 11/02/2022

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Decentralized Societies: Outlandish or Revolutionary?

Join us Friday, October 2nd at 6.00 PM EST to talk about the applicability on the aim of a Decentralized Society. With Jack Henderson, Research & Communications at RadicalxChange Foundation.

Twitter Space • 10/28/2022

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Past EVENTs

01

ETH Governance & Decentralized Governance... with special guest Vitalik!

BAF Meetup

The SF DeGov Meetup and the Blockchain Acceleration Foundation (BAF) were thrilled to host a discussion about the decentralized management of Ethereum! With the unexpected visit of a special guest, Vitalik Buterin!

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02

Introduction to Blockchain (by the Algorand Foundation)

BAF Meetup

Learn the foundational components of the protocols at the core of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, how smart contracts are powering multi-billion dollar companies and how newly designed blockchains like Algorand are solving some of the industry's issues.

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03

An Introduction to MEV and Implications for the Future

BAF Meetup

Our event takes a deep dive into MEV and touch upon the current state of MEV by starting from the beginning and looking ahead into the future of how MEV will impact on-chain participants and the industry as a whole.

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04

Solving the Blockchain Trilemma with Silvio Micali, Founder of Algorand

BAF Meetup

In this event, we discussed the so-called "blockchain trilemma", the problem central to the design of any blockchain. This trade-off among scalability, security, and decentralization means that to optimize for one of these parameters necessarily requires compromising on the others. We examined the trilemma with esteemed guest Dr. Silvio Micali, founder of Algorand. During this one-hour presentation and discussion, we explored the trilemma, review Dr. Micali’s influential research creating zero-knowledge proofs, and hear about the Algorand blockchain’s “pure proof-of-stake” solution.

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05

Introduction to Mina

BAF Meetup

We partnered with CMU Blockchain to host an introduction to Mina! Mina is the world's lightest blockchain developed by O(1)Labs using recursive Zero Knowledge Proofs.

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06

Decentralized Storage Talk with Skynet

BAF Meetup

Listen to David Vorick, CEO and Lead Developer of Skynet, and Lincoln Murr from Vanderbilt University discuss Skynet and how it plans to revolutionize dapp development, digital identity, and decentralize the internet!

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07

Digital Collectibles and Liquid IP

BAF Meetup

We dived into the realm of rare collectibles with some of the brightest minds in the NFT space. This panel, hosted by Blockchain at Berkeley + BAF, discussed in depth the nature of digital collectibles, NFT businesses, and regulatory challenges involved in the industry.

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08

The Future of DeFi Insurance w/ Solace

BAF Meetup

Nikita explained how the Future of DeFI insurance w/ Solace will look like and explored the DeFi Insurance ecosystem. Solace is a convenient solution to protect your positions in DeFi.

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Blockchain in Higher Academia

BAF Meetup • 11/02/2022

Join us Wednesday, November 2nd at 7.00 PM EST to talk about club acceleration and launching accredited courses! With Cameron Dennis, Founder of Banyan Collective and BAF! Moderated by MacKay Grant, President of Suffolk University Blockchain and Partnerships Coordinator at BAF.

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10

Decentralized Societies: Outlandish or Revolutionary?

Twitter Space • 10/28/2022

Join us Friday, October 2nd at 6.00 PM EST to talk about the applicability on the aim of a Decentralized Society. With Jack Henderson, Research & Communications at RadicalxChange Foundation.

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