Memphis Meetups: Bitcoin & Crypto Events in Memphis
Memphis has ascended to the number two spot on the list of top U.S. cities with the highest crypto holdings per person. The city now has three Pelicoin ATMS, making it easier than ever for Memphians to convert their cryptocurrency to cash. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and others are gaining traction in The Birthplace of Rock and Roll. If you live in the Memphis metro area, now is the ideal time to get in on the city’s cryptocurrency renaissance.
New to Cryptocurrency?
Jump in with a course that explains it all. Check out this Blockchain Training on Saturday, January 12th (and again on February 2nd), hosted by Entirety Technologies. This class, which consists of five sessions that are each two hours long, can be taken online or in person.
You’ll walk away with a comprehensive overview of blockchain technology, which powers all cryptocurrencies. In this course, you’ll learn how it works and how to use it, as well as its history, evolution, and future. You’ll also learn about the various cryptocurrencies themselves, and what distinguishes them from one another. Additionally, the course covers cryptocurrency mining, cryptography, and how to develop a simple blockchain application.
No matter your prior skill level, Entirety plans for participants to be able to:
Understand the importance of blockchain technology
Understand how bitcoin transactions are validated by miners
Create and use a bitcoin account effectively
Have deep insight into bitcoin and its network
Understand Ethereum blockchain
Comprehend cryptography and cryptocurrency concepts
Learn Solidity, a prominent language used to develop smart contracts
Deploy your private blockchain on the web in order to see your chains
Develop private blockchains in MultiChain
Discuss the compelling use-cases of the blockchain
Interpret the prospects of blockchain
Asses how blockchain can improve your business standards
The course offers 100% refunds to those who request a refund 24 hours before the first session.
Take Your Crypto Skills To The Next Level
In this course, you’ll learn how to develop a blockchain from scratch and build a viable blockchain product in a business environment. You’ll also dive into the world of blockchain product architecture and private versus public blockchain development.
The training will include lots of hands-on work. Avarja lists the course outline as follows:
Introduction to Blockchain Fundamentals
Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)
Bitcoin and Ethereum Blockchains
Merkle Tree Data Structure
Blockchain Use Cases
Achieving Consensus: Performance, Security, or Scale?
Hyperledger: Fabric, Sawtooth, and Composer
JP Morgan Quorum: Enterprise Ethereum
Conclusions: Public Blockchain Versus Private Versus Database
Improving Supply Chain With Blockchain
Hands-On Hyperledger: Fabric And Composer
Introduction & Learning Objectives
Installing Hyperledger Fabric
Chaincode Walkthrough Demo
Writing An Application Using Composer
Deploying Hyperledger Fabric Network on AWS
Fabric Auth0 Integration
Fabric RestAPI Generation
Hands On Hyperledger: Sawtooth
Introduction & Learning Objectives
Key Components And Transaction Flow
Installation of Hyperledger Sawtooth
Developing Sawtooth Application
Hands-On Ethereum DAPPS And Smart Contracts
What is Ethereum
The enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Distributed Applications (DAPPS)
Payment model: Gas
The Effect of Startgas and Gasprice
Setting Up The Development Environment
Understanding Smart Contracts
Smart Contracts Basic
Truffle And Test RPC
Hello World Demo
Demo: Deploy and Test
Demo: GETH and Unlock Account
Calling External Functions
Demo: Calling External Functions
Mentor Underrepresented Youth
Volunteer with Code Crew, a Memphis-based group that facilitates city-wide programming to help underrepresented youth become tech innovators. Code Crew offers practical computer science education programs throughout Memphis, including summer camps, after-school programs, in-school elective classes, internships, and special events. Code Crew teaches youth about computation and digital systems and apply those concepts to programming and software development.
Some of their work even involves blockchain platforms. At the 2018 EthMemphis Conference, Code Crew kids wrote their first smart contracts on the Ethereum network with Solidity code using CryptoZombies.
Sign up here to get involved, and follow #GritGrindCode on social media to keep up with the organization’s latest news.
Network With The Local Crypto Community
Follow the Memphis-based crypto Meetup group, Blockchain901. If you’re into Ethereum or other blockchain platforms, this is the group for you. According to the group’s bio, they aim to “spur conversation about distributed ledger technologies (activity ledgers, digital value transfers, smart contracts) and applications thereof, within the Memphis business & legal community. Our initial focus will be on the travel, hospitality property, & energy management (microgrid) applications.”
No matter your goals, skills or knowledge surrounding cryptocurrency, Memphis has a lot to offer. So get out there and get involved! There’s no time like the present.