Blockchain Week Berlin Wrap-up

September, 2019

Amy
Amy
Sep 5, 2019 · 5 min read

Berlin has rapidly become one of the leading technology hubs within the blockchain ecosystem, particularly for Europe. It’s home for an impressive community of notable projects, research and innovation labs — focused on conscious evolution and proactively bringing blockchain technologies into production.

Recently, it was Blockchain Week Berlin, a decentralized community-organized initiative, committed to reducing the noise from the market, with education at its forefront in order to push mass adoption.

The 2019 program featured an abundance of conferences, workshops, side-events and hackathons with topics catering to a wide range of stakeholders: — developers, investors, enterprise, and lawmakers relevant to the space.

Algorand in Action @Berlin Blockchain Week

This wrap-up will cover the activities Algorand participated in — highlighting the team’s experience of being immersed within the decentralized community of Berlin.

DAY #1 Algorand Founder, Silvio Micali Keynote: Building Technical Innovation for the Borderless Economy

Renowned computer scientist and Algorand Founder, Silvio Micali shared top-level insight into the Algorand product roadmap: taking an exclusive look into what developers and the broader community can expect next.

DAY #2 — DappCon and After Party @Hoppetosse

Here, the team met with some great companies working on projects such as:

  • @flexdapps
  • @dHack0 @Theeylon
  • @onggunhao
  • @annalnCrypto
  • @knotmegan @veriledger .. and many more.

“The DappCon after party was a superb networking event, that captured a perfect Berlin vibe and venue with energy to match ” — Russ Fustino, Developer Evangelist

DAY #3 — Collaboration in Web3.0 Community Boat Trip

Invited to speak on the panel was developer relations manager, Sam Abbasssi, who was joined in discussion by fellow key voices:

Jake Stott — Founder @dGen

Ingo Rübe — Project Lead @Kiltprotocol

Björn Wagner — CCO @ParityTech

Philipp Pieper — Co-Founder & Council Member @SWARM

Sasha Kolupaev — Head of Community @wavesplatform

Nick de la Forge — Adjudicator @nickdelaforge

DAY #4 — Workshop: The Algorand Blockchain — Decentralized and for Developers. Hosted @TUBerlin [Berlin Institute of Technology]

Blockchain Developer Evangelist, Russ Fustino, presented ‘The Algorand Blockchain — Decentralized and for Developers.’

For this session Russ covered the basics of how the Algorand protocol works, the architecture overview, managing the node with the command line tools, and shows developers how to integrate using the SDKs to build Layer 2 applications.

DAY #5 & 6 — ETHBerlinZwei Festival and Hackathon @FactoryBerlin

ETHBerlin is a hackathon, a culture festival, an educational event, a platform for hacktivism, and a community initiative to push the decentralized ecosystem forward.

Algorand was warmly welcomed as sponsors of ETHBerlinZwei. The team’s primary goals were to raise the visibility of Algroand’s blockchain and core technology- to engage with and encourage developers to interact with the infrastructure, tools and SDKs- and to offer participating teams building projects on the Algorand platform on-site support throughout the hackathon.

PureStake Releases API for Algorand Development & Begins Accepting Payment in Algos

Watch the video interview with Liz Baran, Director, Product Management and PureStake Software Engineer, Francisco Gamund to learn more:

Hackathon Success!

Check out the video presentation of Vladimir’s winning project:

DAY #7 — Blockchain Week Special @Coding_Berlin Turbine Kreuzberg

Special thanks to…

  • @factoryBerlin
  • hype.partners
  • @ChrisChinch
  • @MPtherealMVP
  • @e_nicleoid
  • @ericwang8
  • @wavesplatform
  • @vlzhr
  • @exiledsurfer
  • @bitcoingarrett
  • @annalnCrypto
  • @codingberlin
  • @stadolf
  • @turbinekreuzburg
  • @berblockweek
  • @_blockdaemon
  • @purestakeco

Until next time!

Amy Fleming, Community Manager, Algorand Foundation

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About the Algorand Foundation

Algorand

Algorand Inc. built the world’s first open source, permissionless, pure proof-of-stake blockchain protocol for the next generation of financial products. This blockchain, the Algorand protocol, is the brainchild of Turing Award-winning cryptographer Silvio Micali.

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Amy

blockchain dev/tech comms creature — growing the Algorand Foundation community in Europe and beyond.

Algorand

Algorand

Algorand Inc. built the world’s first open source, permissionless, pure proof-of-stake blockchain protocol for the next generation of financial products. This blockchain, the Algorand protocol, is the brainchild of Turing Award-winning cryptographer Silvio Micali.

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