Guide to the San Francisco Blockchain Week — October 5–12, 2018

SF Blockchain Week is coming up and Crypto Weekly is putting together a guide for the week. If you aren’t already, be sure to subscribe to keep up to date on all of the best things blockchain & crypto related in the SF Bay Area.

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There are three major core events for the entire week.

  1. ETH San Francisco is hosting one of the largest Ethereum focused hackathons from October 5–7. Vitalik and others will be judging, and the event is free to anyone who signs up.
  2. SF Blockchain Week Epicenter is a 2 day conference which includes panels, keynotes, a dev bootcamp, and more.
  3. CryptoEconomics Security Conference is a technical focused conference bringing together researchers and practitioners.

The whole week is focused on highlighting the researchers, makers, and builders in the blockchain space.


SF Blockchain week is put on by Dekrypt Capital & Noris.

Dekrypt Capital is one of the leading crypto funds with a strong emphasis on privacy focused technologies. Noris is a technology consultancy which works across a collection of projects.

Guide to the week

In addition to the above major events, there will be many smaller events, meetups, technical talks, happy hours, dinners, and others throughout the week. Some of these will be public & some will be private, and we here at Crypto Weekly will do our best to highlight some of the better events going on throughout the week.

If you are hosting an event during SF Blockchain week, be sure to let us know about it here:

Events during SF Blockchain Week

SF Crypto Devs presents Tokensoft: Securing Billions (Free)
When: Wednesday October 3 from 7:00 pm
Where: Galvanize, 44 Tehama Street, SF

James Poole from TokenSoft will talk about the lessons they have learned from building a usable multisig wallet.

Tech Talks with the Spokes of ConsenSys
When: Thursday, October 4 from 6:30–8:30pm
Where: ConsenSys, 115 Sansome St, San Francisco

Tech talks by MetaMask, GitCoin, Bounties Network, and more.

DeFi Summit (Private event, apply using the link)
When: October 4th from 9:00am to 2pm

A discussion oriented event around decentralized finance hosted with Dharma, 0x, MakerDAO, and more. Apply to attend using this link.

Ewasm Community Meetup
When: October 4 from 6–9pm
Where: Starfish Network, 1535 Mission St, SF

Ewasm — Ethereum-flavored WebAssembly — is the primary candidate to replace EVM in the upcoming roadmap. The Ethereum team building this will be in town and will host a panel to discuss their work, including: Alex Beregszaszi, Jake Lang, and Lane Rettig.

Advancing Blockchain Research with DFINITY and Stanford CBR (Use the code ‘internetcomputer’)
When: Thursday October 4th from 6–9pm
Where: Swiss Consulate of San Francisco, Pier 17

An event hosted by Dfinity and the Stanford Center for Blockchain Research with speakers including Dan Boneh a professor at Stanford and Dominic Williams the President and Chief Scientist of DFINITY

Epicenter Blockchain After Party
When: Monday, Oct 8th from 8pm-1am
Where: The Battery San Francisco, 717 Battery Street, SF

Outpost VC and Forge Labs will be hosting an afterparty with a few speakers -Will O’Brien (Blockchain Capital), Alex Shin (Hashed), and Lily Liu (

Layer 2: The Future of Scaling
When: Monday, October 8 from 6–9pm
Where: Galvanize, 44 Tehama St, SF

OmiseGO, Nervos Network, SKALE Labs, Spank Chain, Celer Network and Alacris will discuss the latest developments & breakthroughs across scaling solutions.

SF Security Token Meetup
When: Monday, October 8 from 7–9pm
Where: NODE, 1011 Kearny Street, SF

BitGo, Harbor, Securitize, Sharespost, and Digital Securities at Consensys will be hosting a panel all about security tokens.

Origin Protocol Developers Meetup
When: Monday, October 8 from 6–10pm
Where: 901 Mission Street, SF

Origin Protocol will be launching their mainnet product this week and will also sharing their proposed ERC 725 standard as well.

MakerDAO Dappy Hour
When: Monday, October 8 from 6–8pm
Where: Eddie Rickenbacker’s, 133 2nd Street, SF

Happy hour where all drinks are 1 dai :)

Web3 stack, what’s next for developers?
When: Monday, October 8 from 6–9:30pm

An in depth look into the developer stack for web3 projects including Perlin, NuCypher, Golem, and more.

Hacking The Blockchain: Attacks & Security
When: Tuesday, October 9 from 2:30–3:30pm
Where: TBD, SF

Anatoly Yakovenko, the CEO of Solana, will go over the basics of blockchain security & give you some hands-on experience attacking a layer-1 blockchain.

Sharding for Blockchain Scalability

When: Tuesday, October 9 from 6:30–8:30pm
Where: 901 Mission Street, SF

A panel all about sharing with Quarkchain, Harmony, and Moac including some of the security challenges + overview of the landscape.

Blockchain Cocktail Night
When: Tuesday, October 9th from 7–11pm
Where: 111 Minna Gallery, SF

A cocktail party hosted by Huobi Group and JD Capital.

#BUIDL: The Future of Blockchain
When: October 9 from 6–9pm
Where: Spur, 654 Mission Street, SF

A panel on the future of blockchain with Amir Haleem from Helium, Sam Lessin from Slow Ventures, Adam Ludwin from Stellar, Jill Carlson, David King, and more.

Co-Designing Crypto — Stories from the field
When: Mission District, SF
Where: October 9th at 5pm

Celo and the Open Money Initiative will be sharing stories around user research and design from their implementations in the field.

Polkadot — San Francisco Meetup
When: Tuesday, October 9th from 6:30–9:30pm
Where: Starfish Mission, 1535 Mission St, SF

Polkadot & the Web3 Foundation will be hosting a meetup with Jacob Arluck (Tezos), Björn Wagner (Parity), and Robert Habermeier (Polkadot).

Blockchain Pitch & Networking Meetup
When: Wednesday, October 10 from 2–5pm
Where: 55 East 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA

Huobi Capital will be hosting a pitch event with 7 projects and 6 funds including: Draper University, DHVC, 1KX and more.

Meet the Berlin Crypto Community: Polkadot, Gnosis, Arweave, and OSCoin and Ocean Protocol.
When: Wednesday October 10th from 6–9pm.
Where: Salesforce East, 27th floor, 350 Mission Street, SF

1kx is hosting a Berlin night during the SF Blockchain Week including technical talks by all of the four projects listed in the title.

Urbit & Zcash at Blockchain Week
When: Wednesday, October 10 from 7–10pm
Where: Urbit Office, 2325 3rd Street, SF

Urbit & Zcash will both be speaking on the topics of digital wallets both broadly and on their respective networks.

The Future of the Token Economy (Free)
When: Wednesday, October 10 from 6–9pm
Where: BLOCK71, 162 South Park Street, SF

Panel discussion about the token economy and the real world with Kenneth Bok from blocks, Shawn Cheng from ConsenSys, Teck Chia from Binance Labs, and Ada Yeo from Coinbase.

500 Blockchain: State of Scaling — Progress & Challenges
When: Wednesday, October 10 from 5:30–8pm
Where: OkCoin, 17/F, 150 Spear St, SF

Noah Johnson from Oasis Labs, Mo Dong from Celer Network, Anatoly Yakovenko from Solana, and Bonnie Cheung from 500 Startups will talk about the state of current scaling solutions.

SF Crypto Devs: Agoric — Programming Secure Smart Contracts (Free)
When: Wednesday, October 10 from 7–9pm
Where: Galvanize, 44 Tehama Street, SF

Mark Miller, Chief Scientist at Agoric, will conduct a technical dive into the Agoric smart contracting platform.

Sharding Ethereum and Beyond
When: Thursday, October 11 from 9am-10am
Where: NEAR Protocol, 181 2nd Street, SF

A panel on sharing with Near, Justin Drake from the Ethereum Foundation, Prysmatic Labs, and moderated by Ivan Bogatyy.

0x Meetup
When: Thursday, October 11th from 6–8pn
Where: Galvanize, 44 Tehama Street, SF

0x will be discussing their v2.0 launch including projects from the 0x ecosystem.

Enigma Meetup — Private Computation and dApps
When: Thursday, October 11 from 6–10pm
Where: Code and Canvas, 151 Potrero Avenue, SF

Learn more about private computation & why it’s important for decentralized applications with Enigma.

NonFungible Summit 2018
When: Friday October 12th from 8am-5:30pm
Where: 1 Fort Mason, SF

A one-day event focused all about non-fungible tokens hosted by the Ethereum Community Fund.

If there are other events you are hosting or attending which you think we should include, be sure to let us know about them here:

A huge thank you to Jeremy Batchelder for helping to create this guide and Ronen Kirsh & Steven Chen for co-hosting the week.