#AustinBlockchain Community News — 8/27/18

It’s week 18 of the community news update for the #AustinBlockchain community. This week’s meetups are at the end. Tell us what is happening with you — send your links (news, blog, events) to info@austinblockchaincollective.com for this blog (which is amplified via LinkedIn and Twitter). Here we go …


We’re up to 9 events for October’s Austin Blockchain Month — and more to come. See the overview calendar @ https://www.austinblockchaincollective.com/#austin-blockchain-month. Follow this blog for information posts, starting with this oneand this one. And remember to include #austinblockchainmonth when you tweet about it!

Do you want to participate in or host an event (e.g. a workshop, a meetup, a happy hour)? Be in touch with your idea.


SXSW Pitch showcases the most ambitious startup talents from around the world with the most creative new ideas to change it. SXSW just opened the online application so don’t forget to apply to the event. The application deadline is Thursday, November 15, 2018 for your opportunity to compete in this exciting startup event during the SXSW Festival, March 8–16, 2019. More @ https://www.sxsw.com/apply-to-participate/sxsw-pitch/.


Check out this (long) blog post here, and get in touch if you would like to participate in any of the working groups mentioned, or perhaps form an entirely new one.


There’s a video of the McGinnis Lochridge “Cryptocurrencies/ICOs: A Tax & Securities Law Primer” presentation at the August Austin Blockchain Collective meetup @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=UVkXLKE4Tv4. And the slide deck is @ http://mcginnislaw.com/images/uploads/news/Cryptocurrencies-Tax-Primer_Presentation_08.20.2018_DXJ_SFM.pdf.

Learn Cryptography: Blockchain Secrets — is a free, three-part presentation series being delivered by Mark Morris, CEO/CTO of Tarantula Technology. Part 1 is the ‘Foundation’ class on Tuesday, September 11. Register @ https://www.meetup.com/austinblockchaintechnology/events/254012454/.

Part 2 will take place in November on ‘Cryptography in Blockchain’ while December’s Part 3 is on ‘Future of Cryptography’.

A Tezos Meetup is being proposed for Austin. More information @ https://www.meetup.com/Austin-Texas-Meetup/.


This is a new section in the weekly community news blog. Please send your Austin job openings to info@austinblockchaincollective.com for listing. Include either a job title/weblink, or job title/one paragraph description/email contact.

Job posts — for specific, paid full/part time business or technical positions — will be listed once only in this blog but you may re-email continuing open positions once per month. If this feature proves popular we will look to create a job board mini-site.

ConsenSys — is looking to expand in Austin, in particular for its Panvala project, which is part of its ConsenSys Diligence smart contracts initiative.

Front-End Engineer: https://new.consensys.net/careers/?gh_jid=1183999
Senior Product Manager: https://new.consensys.net/careers/?gh_jid=1183775
Senior Product Designer: https://new.consensys.net/careers/?gh_jid=1183986
Community Manager: https://new.consensys.net/careers/?gh_jid=1183949


Monday — https://www.meetup.com/TexasCrypto/events/253790668/.

Tuesday — https://www.meetup.com/Austin-Bitcoin-Meetup/events/rftwvpyxlblc/.

Friday — https://www.meetup.com/Austin-Ethereum-Meetup/events/252868649/.