Schedule

Our list of events are run by many different organizations and are subject to change. Please visit RSVP links for further details on events listed.
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  • Day 1: Monday

    April 22nd, 2019

  • Offered by Schulich School of Business Executive Education Centre

    Get past the hype and learn how you can leverage key emerging technologies

    Explore potential opportunities for innovative competitive advantage and become a key enabler for your organization’s digital transformation.

    This three-day program will help you reduce the mystery and anxiety around key emerging technologies - such as AI, Blockchain, Internet of Things and Virtual/Augmented Reality - by learning a structured framework for understanding their implications and the opportunities they hold for your business and industry. Apply the framework to make more critical and pragmatic decisions about how and when to deploy technology for maximum innovative impact.

    Register
    Academic & Learning
    Where
    Schulich School of Business, 111 Ian MacDonald Blvd, North York, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

  • Getting Toronto Blockchain Week started with some community drinks and discussion!

    Come join MLG Blockchain, Ledn, iBank Digital, Bitfury and Hut8 for an afternoon meet-up to get things going with a presentations and discussions on Bitcoin: Digital Gold.

    2pm - 5pm - 214 King St. W, Suite 210 @ MLG Blockchain Office

    Come join us to get loosened up with the local blockchain community

    RSVP
    Networking & Celebrations
    Where
    MLG Blockchain - 214 King Street West Suite 210 Toronto, ON M5H 3S6

  • Deloitte is delighted to participate in Toronto Blockchain Week, taking place April 22 - 28, 2019.

    To kick off the week, Deloitte, in partnership with Women in Blockchain Society is hosting an exclusive Blockchain Enterprise & Ecosystem event.

    We’re proud to highlight the work of wonderful women leaders in the space and discuss ecosystem development, governance, enterprise adoption, and the importance of inclusion.

    Event keynote:

    > Pat Daley, Vice Chair and Partner, Co-chair of Inclusion Advisory Panel, Deloitte

    Lightning Keynotes:

    > Ramy Zhang, The Knowledge Society
    > Kristy Duncan, Founder & CEO at Women in Payments
    > Chris Forrester, CTO, Shyft Network
    > Janine Moir, CA, CPA, CA, CPA, Blockchain Assurance Lead, Deloitte & Women in Blockchain Society

    Blockchain Enterprise & Ecosystem Development panelists:

    > Hilary Carter, MSc CBP, Managing Director, Blockchain Research Institute
    > Elena Litani, Director, Banking and Corporate Markets Solutions, nanopay Corporation
    > Tanya Woods, Managing Director, Digital Chamber of Commerce
    > Louisa Bai, National Market Lead, Blockchain, Deloitte

    Refreshments and drinks, engaging conversations and best city views are included!

    Please contact Elena Yunusov / elena@communicable.ca for the event code to RSVP. Since the event capacity is limited, RSVP is required to attend.

    RSVP
    Networking & Celebrations
    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    8 Adelaide St. West

  • Whether you’re a blockchain enthusiast, or your business hinges on the security of data, this workshop is for you.

    Brought to you by Novera Capital, John Chain presents a two-evening course combining Operational Security (OpSec) and Informational Security (InfoSec) approach to security blending the physical and digital domain.

    The workshop will include an all-star team of presenters with backgrounds in the Washington DC inter-agency, academia, cyber security professionals, and US military special operations to present a complete framework for individual security.

    The material presented will enable you to be more secure at home, in the office, or traveling globally - regardless of your level in the organization you represent. The information is to general cybersecurity, enterprise blockchain, and cryptocurrency enthusiasts.

    Topic covered include: Case studies, tools of the adversary (physical / cyber), how people are targeted, signature management, multi-factor authentication, and cryptocurrency security.

    RSVP
    Where
    University of Toronto, Bahen Centre for Information Technology 40 Saint George Street Auditorium #1200 Toronto, ON M5S 2E4

  • On the first night of the Toronto Blockchain Week, two Toronto blockchain leaders, Northern Block and Mavennet, are presenting to you why the right time to invest in blockchain businesses is now together with 15 industry experts. Check out the exciting agenda & topics below, and stay tuned for speakers info!

    6:00 - 6:30 Registration & Networking (Light Refreshments Provided)
    6:30 - 7:00 Panel: Blockchain in Supply Chain & Traceability
    7:00 - 7:15 Demo: CannaProve by Northern Block
    7:15 - 7:45 Panel: Blockchain in Governance
    7:45 - 8:00 Demo: MavenStamp by Mavennet
    8:00 - 8:30 Panel: Blockchain in Asset Management
    8:30 - 9:00 Networking

    RSVP
    Networking & Celebrations
    Technology
    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    192 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2C2, Canada

  • Join us at ChainSafe Systems for a conversation about ETH2.0, come learn where we are at and where we are going.

    RSVP
    Open House
    Technology
    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    ChainSafe Systems, 251 Spadina Avenue, ON M5T 2E2, Canada

  • Kick-Off Toronto Blockchain Week with the 1st ever Untraceable UnMeetup!

    Let's celebrate the Toronto Blockchain Community with an unconventional, uncommon, unmeetup that is unlike any other meetup you've ever been to. From the organizers of Blockchain Futurist Conference in partnership with OneLedger, Polymath and CryptoChicks we bring you an UnMeetup:

    UnMeetUp Includes:

    * Networking and celebrating with the Toronto Blockchain Community
    * Meeting leading Toronto blockchain companies OneLedger, Polymath, Cryptochicks & Untraceable
    * Amazing food and treats brought to you by Caterable Company
    * Lots of games, prizes and crypto giveaways


    Registration is mandatory. Arrive early as space is limited.

    RSVP
    Networking & Celebrations
    Where
    Watson

  • Day 2: Tuesday

    April 23rd, 2019

  • Join the 2019 Rebuild Conference at its first installment: Genesis, as we host presenters on both sides of one of the most important issues of our time – technology and its effects on society.

    You’ll hear from thought leaders, investors, journalist, authors and academia on a variety of topics centered around the internet, the problems it creates, and new advances in blockchain infrastructure aimed at solving them. We want to invite like minded individuals to join in advancing dialogue on these important issues.

    Tickets
    Conferences
    Where
    Bram and Bluma Appel Salon - 789 Yonge Street - #2nd floor - Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

  • Global launch event of VirgoCX, a fiat-to-crypto exchange that offers a best-in-class trading experience to both retail and institutional investors. This event celebrates the launch of VirgoCX and brings industry experts to discuss the cryptocurrency evolution and regulation as well as the global adoption of stablecoins. As one of the signature events in Toronto Blockchain Week 2019, we welcome you to join our event.

    Drinks and refreshments are included in the tickets.

    Agenda:

    Registration starts at 1:00 PM; the event officially kicks off at 1:30 PM

    1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Keynote Opening Speech – Jeffrey Wernick
    2:00 PM – 2:30 PM The Global Launch of VirgoCX and the Future of Stable Coin Trading
    2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Panel discussion – The Age of Stablecoins and What’s Next?
    3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Panel discussion – Cryptocurrency Evolution and Regulation.
    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Networking with Complimentary Snacks and Drinks

    Speakers and Panelist:

    Jeffrey Wernick - Early Bitcoin Investor
    Eric Gu - Founder of Metaverse
    Fred Pye - Founder and President of 3iQ Corp.
    Jennifer Senhaji - Business Development of Maker Dao
    Genia Mikhalchenko - CEO of Sigone Capital
    Rachel Au - HKDT
    And more
    About VirgoCX:

    VirgoCX is a fiat-to-crypto exchange that offers a best-in-class trading experience to both retail and institutional investors across 150+ countries and territories including Canada & US.

    Website

    RSVP
    Networking & Celebrations
    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    The St. Regis Toronto 325 Bay Street Toronto, ON M5H 4G3

  • Whether you’re a blockchain enthusiast, or your business hinges on the security of data, this workshop is for you.

    Brought to you by Novera Capital, John Chain presents a two-evening course combining Operational Security (OpSec) and Informational Security (InfoSec) approach to security blending the physical and digital domain.

    The workshop will include an all-star team of presenters with backgrounds in the Washington DC inter-agency, academia, cyber security professionals, and US military special operations to present a complete framework for individual security.

    The material presented will enable you to be more secure at home, in the office, or traveling globally - regardless of your level in the organization you represent. The information is to general cybersecurity, enterprise blockchain, and cryptocurrency enthusiasts.

    Topic covered include: Case studies, tools of the adversary (physical / cyber), how people are targeted, signature management, multi-factor authentication, and cryptocurrency security.

    RSVP
    Where
    University of Toronto, Bahen Centre for Information Technology 40 Saint George Street Auditorium #1200 Toronto, ON M5S 2E4

  • Hosted by The Blockchainhub (LassondePD)

    As part of blockchain week we are bringing to you a night of presentation and debate centered around the different use cases to consider in 2019 for permissioned and permissionless Blockchain.

    We will cover the following:
    • Hyperledger
    • Crypto-Economy
    • Tokenomics and more...


    More topics to be announced

    RSVP
    Academic & Learning
    Technology
    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    The BlockchainHub, York University

  • This is an open, free event taking place at WeWork, and organized by the IEEE Toronto to launch our NEW local Blockchain Group during Blockchain Week in Toronto. The IEEE is the largest technical association in the world. You can find more about IEEE Blockchain at https://blockchain.ieee.org/

    The event is designed for anyone interested in networking with actual blockchain "builders", not just engineers. It won't be technical, we'll get to network and enjoy some good conversation and learning.

    We'll have an introduction to both the Greater Toronto ecosystem (there are many great blockchain initiatives and organizations in our city) and to concrete examples of ACTUAL realizations with a real world impact using Blockchain / Distributed Ledger technologies.

    6-6.30pm: Networking (food and drinks provided)

    6.30-7.40pm: Engaging 10-to-15-minute presentations by blockchain entrepreneurs and experts in Toronto (to be detailed shortly on this page)

    7.40-8pm: More networking and wrap-up (we may head to a local bar after that if there is interest)

    RSVP
    Networking & Celebrations
    Technology
    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    WeWork 100 University Avenue Toronto, ON M5J 1V6

  • Have you always been interested in crypto mining? Are you a beginner to crypto and blockchain technologies and would like to learn more?

    Come meet and greet a representative from the Town of Innisfil! The first municipality to allow for Bitcoin payments for property taxes! Ask your most pressing questions!

    Come and join Coinberry and the crypto community to celebrate blockchain technology, learn, meet and mingle!

    Here at Coinberry we're excited to host some of the brightest crypto minds, beginners and serious crpyto enthousiasts for a hot start to the Blockchain Week!

    Agenda:

    6:00 - 6:45 pm: Discussion with Jason Reynar, CAO of the Town of Innisfil on the recent announcement that the town will start accepting property tax payments made in Bitcoin in partnership with Coinberry

    6:45 - 7:45 pm: Mining Workshop with Dimitri Giller, Director of Brokerage Operations, Coinberry

    7:45 - 8:15 pm: Impact of WASM & RUST on Technology & Business with Chinmay Patel, founder and CEO of BlockX Labs

    8:15-9:00 pm: Networking, food, and drinks!

    Close to St George and Dupont TTC subway stops!

    Registration is mandatory. Arrive early as space is limited.

    RSVP
    Open House
    Technology
    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    Coinberry, 320 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 1K6, Canada

  • Internet lacks trust and security models at the core protocol layers. Users have no way to identify sources of information, prove or authenticate properties about it. Application layer solutions (e.g., secure messaging, PGP, https, TLS, etc.) were therefore created to facilitate basic use cases that require trust, authenticity, and security.

    Using web3's decades of innovation in cryptography, decentralized network design, digitally native assets, mechanism design, and other tools we can fundamentally redesign the foundation for shared decentralized infrastructure.

    Distributed ledger technology allows us to place security and trust in the base protocol layer.

    Algorand is calling innovators, builders, technologists, and the broader community to share and discuss how to enable such a future.

    Whether you're attending the Rebuild Conference or taking part in Toronto Blockchain Week, join us on the third floor of Baro in downtown Toronto on Tuesday, April 23rd.

    Admission is free, but space is limited.

    There will be drinks, small bites, a couple of presentations and a discussion with Sergey Gorbunov, Algorand's Chief Cryptographer and UWaterloo Assistant Professor and a panel of special guests as they discuss how to responsibly manage the power of blockchain technology while also avoiding mistakes made in the early days of the Internet.

    Potential Conversations
    • role of permissioned and permissionless networks
    • authentication of information and its source
    • governance mechanisms
    • interoperability between decentralized networks


    Thanks for your interest, and thanks for helping to Rebuild a better Internet and a better future.

    RSVP
    Networking & Celebrations
    Technology
    Where
    Baro 485 King Street West Toronto, ON M5V 3M4

  • Blockchain: the next generation

    Data, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Blockchain Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new decentralized technologies, to regain ownership of our own data, to extend access to new civilisations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.

    Join the next generation of blockchain pioneers at the MLG Blockchain office on April 23rd and discover the possibilities of what industry enthusiasts are calling “Blockchain 3.0.”

    We’ll be sharing insights, answering questions, and exchanging business cards over drinks and appetizers.

    Current speakers include:

    * Michael Luckhoo, VP Operations of DigitalBits - the Future of Blockchain Loyalty
    * Daniel Keyes, Co-founder and COO of EOS Nation - EOS: a blockchain built for people

    Bitcoin showed us the way, Ethereum showed us the possibilities, the next generation has now arrived to scale this new magical technology for mass adoption.

    Special thanks to our sponsors for providing the food, drinks and venue:

    MLG Blockchain
    HireVibes
    EOS Nation

    RSVP
    Networking & Celebrations
    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    MLG Blockchain 214 King Street West Toronto, ON M5H 3S6

  • Day 3: Wednesday

    April 24th, 2019

  • Join the 2019 Rebuild Conference at its first installment: Genesis, as we host presenters on both sides of one of the most important issues of our time – technology and its effects on society.

    You’ll hear from thought leaders, investors, journalist, authors and academia on a variety of topics centered around the internet, the problems it creates, and new advances in blockchain infrastructure aimed at solving them. We want to invite like minded individuals to join in advancing dialogue on these important issues.

    Tickets
    Conferences
    Where
    Bram and Bluma Appel Salon - 789 Yonge Street - #2nd floor - Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

  • Blockchain Revolution Global (BRG) is the first truly worldwide enterprise leadership community for blockchain. The inaugural BRG conference will be April 24 & 25, 2019, in Toronto, the city at the core of the revolution.

    Co-hosted by the Blockchain Research Institute, a global independent blockchain think-tank, and MCI Group, the world’s largest event management company, Blockchain Revolution Global will educate, inspire and prepare leaders to be part of the revolutionary transformation that blockchain technology is bringing to business, government and society.

    Join us at Blockchain Revolution Global (#BRG2019), bringing together the world’s leading thinkers, builders and pioneers to accelerate the blockchain revolution.

    RSVP
    Conferences
    Enterprise
    Where
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, Canada

  • Come experience Polymath - Toronto's leading blockchain company.

    As part of Toronto Blockchain Week, Polymath is opening their office doors to the community!

    The Open House Experience Includes:

    * Meet & greet with the Polymath team
    * Learn about the Polymath and security tokens
    * Inquire about new recruitment opportunities
    * Receive energizing food and special treats all day long
    * Pick up some swag giveaways
    * See the most spectacular view of the city!

    Located only 2 minutes away from the Global Blockchain Revolution Conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

    RSVP
    Open House
    Where
    RBC Centre 155 Wellington Street West, Suite 3130

  • As part of Toronto Blockchain Week, Skrumble is opening their office doors to the community!

    Skrumble’s open house includes:

    * Meet the team behind Skrumble Technologies, Skrumble Network, Ally and GAX
    * Learn more about licensing Skrumble’s technology
    * Inquire about new recruitment opportunities
    * Test the latest version of Ally and give user feedback
    * Munchies and snacks galore
    * Swag! Swag! Swag!

    Located only 2 minutes from the Yonge and Bloor subway, Skrumble’s team is looking forward to sharing their experiences with you!
    Open House
    Where
    Skrumble - 890 Yonge St, Suite 402 M4W 3P4

  • Hosted by Antoine De Vuyst

    Join Blockchain Developers United for their special meetup event taking place during Toronto Blockchain Week.

    Blockhack is less than two weeks away. At this meetup we will point you towards the tools needed to succeed at making a killer hackathon project.

    *How to create a basic front end Dapp on Ethereum
    *How to use Aion's AVM and java smart contracts.*

    RSVP For this meetup

    Sign up for the Hackathon at www.blockhack.ca
    Technology
    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    University of Toronto, Bahen Centre for Information Technology 40 Saint George Street Auditorium #1200 Toronto, ON M5S 2E4

  • The Enterprise Blockchain Awards (EBAs) bring together the best and brightest of the international enterprise blockchain community to celebrate our achievements and opportunities.

    In its inaugural year, the EBAs are being held during Blockchain Revolution Global (BRG), the premier enterprise blockchain conference. Hosted in Toronto, a city at the core of the revolution, BRG’s goal is to inspire, prepare and connect leaders and enterprises in embracing the transformation that blockchain technology will bring to the world.

    We are excited to announce that technology innovator and award-winning musician Imogen Heap will be opening the EBA Gala Dinner with a song, showcasing her ground-breaking music wearable tech, the MI.MU gloves

    Tickets
    Enterprise
    Networking & Celebrations

  • Introducing Blockchain's First Decentralized Data Scraping Hardware

    The KrawlCat team is thrilled to be able to introduce our flagship data scraping device; the K1 during Toronto's first ever blockchain week!

    KrawlCat is the first dedicated hardware for uploading real-world data onchain. Each device acts as a node on the network, and is incharge of indepednently submitting data provided by the vendor. The final result is reached through a consensus, whereby the most frequently submitted data-set is selected and sent to the blockchain.

    Come out and Join us on a Wednesday night to witness how this revolutionary product be developed!

    Dress Code: Business Formal

    Food and Drinks Will Be Provided!

    RSVP
    Networking & Celebrations
    Where
    The STORYS building - 11 Duncan St, Toronto, ON M5V 3M2

  • As part of Toronto Blockchain Week, Coinscious is proud to present: Crypto Market Analysis & Insights

    We are hosting an evening line-up of speakers and panelists to share in-depth insights on the existing cryptocurrency market. We’ve gathered leading experts from both blockchain and fintech industries - multi-cryptoasset investment fund managers like 3iQ, portfolio management firms like Rivemont, and banks like CIBC - to present and participate in the following discussions:

    *Blockchain, Crypto and the Government’s View on Crypto
    *Crypto and Retail Investors? Correlation & Expected Returns
    *Overview of Crypto Institutions in Asia
    *Panel: Where Does Canada Stand in the Crypto Investment Scene?
    *Crypto Market Analysis, Crypto Analysis Tools and Data
    *Bank Perspective On Cryptocurrency Market
    *Panel: Future of the Crypto Market & What Are Possible Crypto Investment Strategies?

    Join us at the offices of our friends at Coinberry! Food and drinks will be provided.

    Moderated by:

    Vikram Chopra - Strategic Advisor - Sales & Business Development, Coinscious

    Speakers & Panelists:

    * Tom Bao - CEO & Co-founder, Coinscious
    *Daniel Im - CTO & Co-founder, Coinscious
    *Anirudh Krishna - Director, Delivery, CIBC Capital Markets
    *Harpreet Geekee - CTO, Highmark Global
    *Martin LaLonde - President & Portfolio Manager, Rivemont Investments
    *Sunny Ray - President, Unocoin

    More to be announced!

    Schedule:

    6:30 - 7:00 PM: Doors open
    7:00 - 9:00 PM: Presentations and panels
    9:00 - 9:30 PM: Networking, food and drinks

    Tickets:

    Early Bird: Free

    Starting April 15, 2019: $20

    RSVP
    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    320 Davenport Rd, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1K6

  • Day 4: Thursday

    April 25th, 2019

  • Blockchain Revolution Global (BRG) is the first truly worldwide enterprise leadership community for blockchain. The inaugural BRG conference will be April 24 & 25, 2019, in Toronto, the city at the core of the revolution.

    Co-hosted by the Blockchain Research Institute, a global independent blockchain think-tank, and MCI Group, the world’s largest event management company, Blockchain Revolution Global will educate, inspire and prepare leaders to be part of the revolutionary transformation that blockchain technology is bringing to business, government and society.

    Join us at Blockchain Revolution Global (#BRG2019), bringing together the world’s leading thinkers, builders and pioneers to accelerate the blockchain revolution.

    RSVP
    Conferences
    Enterprise
    Where
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, Canada

  • Schedule a meeting with Polymath Leadership!
    As part of Toronto Blockchain Week, the Polymath leadership team is opening their schedules for private meetings with you!

    Located only 2 minutes away from the Global Blockchain Revolution Conference at the Toronto Convention Centre

    Registration & Scheduling Process:

    During the registration process select the best time of day

    Feel free to include any specific requests or information (optional)

    Once approved, a confirmation email will be sent with your time slot

    Meetings may range from 10-30 minutes (depending on availability)

    Registration through Eventbrite is mandatory

    RSVP
    Open House
    Where
    RBC Centre 155 Wellington Street West, Suite 3130

  • Digifest is a tech conference and start-up showcase, organized by the Digital Media and Gaming Incubator at George Brown College.

    This panel will take a look at projects using blockchain technology that have a positive impact on social issues including women in sports, education in developing countries, refugee assistance, protection against pharmaceutical fraud and more. Join the discussion on how tech is touching the lives of people around the world using blockchain.

    Join moderator, Jenna Pilgrim, for a lively discussion with other members of the panel including

    Ceit Butler, George Brown College
    Alexia Hefti, Deloitte Blockchain
    Alisba Imran, The Knowledge Society
    Bassem El Remesh, Chainsafe Systems
    Maria Toorpaki Wazir, Maria Toorpaki Foundation

    RSVP
    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    Indigo, 25 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 1B6, Canada

  • The Blockchain House is throwing a party in honour of the inaugural Toronto Blockchain Week.

    Join us on Thursday April 25th from 5-8pm for a fun night of networking and getting to know Toronto's blockchain community. We are expecting 100-150 of Canada's top blockchain influencers to join us at our official Blockchain Week house party!

    RSVP
    Networking & Celebrations
    Where
    Blockchain House, 48 Hayden St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1V8, Canada

  • Academic researchers from GTA universities will present their recent work in the area of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Session will end with a panel of how to promote organic research in Canada's leading universities

    Pizza and soft drinks will be served

    SESSION 1: BLOCKCHAIN APPLICATIONS (5:00 PM – 6:45 PM)



    Tokenomics: when tokens beat equity

    Andreas Park, PhD; Associate Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Abstract: To many financial industry insiders, blockchain tokens and ICOs have no intrinsic merit and exist only as a way to evade regulations. We demonstrate that generic revenue-based token contracts are indeed economically inferior to equity and lead to over- or under-production. However, an optimally designed token contract, which is a combination of an output pre-sale and an incremental revenue sharing agreement, can finance a strictly larger set of ventures than equity.

    A numeraire-free approach to Bitcoin pricing

    Hjalmar Turesson, PhD; Postdoctoral Fellow, Schulich School of Business, York University Abstract: That bitcoin trades on numerous, mostly unregulated exchanges over a variety pairwise prices (e.g. bitcoin/USD, bitcoin/ethers) means that there is no singular price of bitcoin at any given time. This is a key reason why the SEC in US are wary of approving bitcoin ETF’s. In the talk, we present mechanisms to calculate a bitcoin price that does not commit to a basis (or numeraire); that is, unlike most pricing mechanisms that price off of bitcoin/USD prices from a few US exchanges, we propose a numeraire free pricing algorithm that utilizes much more of the available, global data for more precise pricing.

    Blockchains for Power Grid Reliability

    Shivam Saxena; PhD Candidate, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University Abstract: Blockchains are beginning to disrupt modern power systems by allowing energy prosumers to execute peer to peer energy transactions, threatening its traditionally monopolistic architecture and the role of electric utilities. This talk explores how electric utilities could embrace the blockchain and utilize disparate prosumers to increase grid reliability for all stakeholders.

    SESSION 2: BLOCKCHAIN INFRASTRUCTURE (7:00 PM – 8:45 PM)

    Astraea: A Decentralized Blockchain Oracle

    Ryan Berryhill; PhD Candidate, Rogers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto Abstract: Existing blockchain oracles suffer from several limitations: some are centralized, some trust secure hardware, some trust websites to behave honestly. This talk presents Astraea, a decentralized oracle that uses incentives to achieve decentralization and high-accuracy outcomes.

    Detecting Standard Violation Errors in Smart Contracts

    Ao (Leo) Li; Master’s Candidate, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto Abstract: We present Solar, a new analysis tool for automatically detecting standard violation errors in Ethereum smart contracts. Given the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) bytecode of a smart contract and a user specified constraint or invariant derived from a technical standard such as ERC-20, Solar symbolically executes the contract, explores all possible execution paths, and checks whether it is possible to initiate a sequence of malicious transactions to violate the specified constraint or invariant.

    Optimizing Consensus Algorithms for Permissioned Blockchains

    Gengrui (Edward) Zhang; PhD Candidate, Rogers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto Abstract: Classical distributed consensus algorithms are widely used in backing permissioned blockchains. Our objective is to optimize these algorithms with respect to runtime and message complexity. We provide a brief review of consensus algorithms and give an overview of our current work on analyzing and optimizing consensus algorithms. RSVP
    Academic & Learning
    Conferences
    Where
    University of Toronto, Bahen Centre for Information Technology 40 Saint George Street Auditorium #1200 Toronto, ON M5S 2E4

  • Hosted by Peter Ratnikov & Denis Serebryakov ​

    Celebrating Toronto's First Blockchain Week! ​​

    London, Paris, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and now Toronto's very own Blockchain Week! ​​

    Louii B is commemorating Toronto's Blockchain Week by hosting the "Just A Crypto Party" showcasing Toronto's best and brightest tech stars! ​​

    Startups, Products and Launches ​
    Exhibitors ​
    Blockchain Art
    Virtual Reality Games
    Food, Drinks and Music
    $5 alcoholic beverages
    LIMITED tickets and are cover free ​

    Join us as we represent Toronto's Blockchain-Crypto Community. The event is our way of welcoming those who are already part of the cryptosphere as well as those who are just starting out. This will be the perfect event to network, educate yourself and meet new friends!

    Get ready for a night of fun while representing Toronto!

    RSVP
    Networking & Celebrations
    Where
    192 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2C2, Canada

  • Day 5: Friday

    April 26th, 2019

  • In this program, participants will get an introduced to AI and the opportunities enabled the technology. First, the course will explain the underlying technologies and tools, then we will dig into the applications such as: Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing and supply-chain, etc… The second part of the course will focus on how to create innovative products driven by data and algorithms. Finally, we will cover the topic of how to design organization structures and business models to leverage data and algorithms, machine learning, and deep learning.

    RSVP
    Academic & Learning
    Where
    Lassonde Professional Development Centre (Lassonde PD) @ YORK UNIVERSITY

  • BlockX Labs is hosting an invite-only breakfast for CEOs and CTOs on Stablecoins.

    Reach out to us at lcullell@blockxlabs.com if you're interested in attending!
    Workshops & Panels

  • Join Tokensquare for Beer, Burgers & Blockchain

    This interactive session will explore the critical components and applications of blockchain and tokens across a variety of business applications.

    • Traceability & Provenance: Consumer Goods, Supply Chain, Real Estate
    • Digital Identity: Fraud Prevention, Token Access, Healthcare, Data & Advertising
    • Tokenized Goods & Services: Media, Collectibles, Loyalty Points
    • Tokenized Securities: Real Estate, Debt, Equity
    • Security Promises: Liquidity, Fractional Ownership, Broad Participation
    • Money: Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies, stable coins


    Lunch & beverages will be served from a fixed menu. The event will host 30 guests in the barrel room of the Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery. A second event will be created if the first sells out. Due to commitments refunds will not be available.

    RSVP
    Academic & Learning
    Where
    Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery, 42 Liberty St, Toronto, ON M6K 3E7, Canada

  • eXchangily will host an open house at our develop team office in Markham, we will talking about the digital asset trading on decentralized exchanges, and the technology development of eXchangily. Desert and drinks will be served.

    Date: Friday, April 26th, 2019

    2:00pm -3:00pm Registration & Networking (Light refreshments provided)

    3:00pm-5:00pm Panel discussion-DEX as future of digital assets trading

    5:00pm - 5:30pm Networking

    Location: Unit 215, 7300 Warden Ave. Markham

    RSVP
    Open House
    Where
    7300 Warden Avenue Markham, ON L3R 9Z6

  • In collaboration with Toronto Blockchain Week (TBW), The BlockchainHub (LassondePD , York University) offers this exclusive panel discussion on Designing Marketing Strategy for Blockchain Startups/SMEs.

    During the event, Leading Blockchain Marketing Experts share their experience on design & implementation of a successful marketing strategy for Startups/SMEs, followed by Q&A and a networking session.

    Panelists:

    Emma Todd, Founder & CEO, MMH Blockchain Group

    Karla Vilhelem, Director of Marketing, Shyft Network

    Shelby Pearce, Marketing Manager, Skrumble

    Richa Vajpeyi, Founder, ALKYD Inc.

    .....More panelists to be announced.

    Participants have the chance to learn, network with the industry experts and earn One Professional Development Credit offers by LassondePD , York University.

    RSVP
    Where
    York University - Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence 11 Arboretum Lane Room No. TBD Toronto, ON M3J 2S5

  • Organized by Bitcoin Bay and taking place at George Brown College.

    This is a great way to get your hands dirty and learn from others around you. You don't have to be a coder to register for the hacker track, just be willing to learn and stay up all day and all night to get something done.

    For those that are limited in time come and listen, interact with thought leaders in the space, by signing up for the workshop track.

    Agenda Friday, April 26 2019

    6:30 PM: Registration Opens / Networking
    7:30 PM: Pitching Team Matching
    8:00 PM: Open remarks from Host Bitcoin Bay

    8:30 PM: Pre-Hack Dinner
    9:00 PM: Hacking Begins!

    Saturday, April 27 2019 All Day Hacking. Workshops throughout the Hackathon.

    Sunday, April 28 2019

    7:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakfast
    12:00 noon: Hacker Track Ends & Workshop Track Ends
    12:30 PM: Teams Presentations and Judging begins

    1:00 PM: Closing Session

    RSVP
    Hackathon
    Where
    230 Richmond Street East Toronto, ON M5A 1P4

  • Hosted by Nikola Tesla Unite Ltd. & Polisure.com

    Join us for a cryptocurrency themed night of karaoke hosted at The Wally Tap & Grill during Toronto Blockchain Week.

    In addition to regular karaoke fun we will have cryptocurrency singing games and other forms of amusement to liven up the night. Socialize with industry experts and interact with local Bitcoin and cryptocurrency businesses at this unparalleled, potentially historic event.
    Networking & Celebrations
    Where
    The Wally Tap & Grill, 302 O'Connor Dr, East York

  • Day 6: Saturday

    April 27th, 2019

  • In this program, participants will get an introduced to AI and the opportunities enabled the technology. First, the course will explain the underlying technologies and tools, then we will dig into the applications such as: Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing and supply-chain, etc… The second part of the course will focus on how to create innovative products driven by data and algorithms. Finally, we will cover the topic of how to design organization structures and business models to leverage data and algorithms, machine learning, and deep learning.

    RSVP
    Academic & Learning
    Where
    Lassonde Professional Development Centre (Lassonde PD) @ YORK UNIVERSITY

  • Workshop Hosted by Blockmason & Devhub Toronto

    This hands-on, comprehensive workshop, geared towards mobile and web developers interested in blockchain technology, will get you building decentralized apps(DApp) both the hard and easy way! Those participating will walk away having built a fully functioning DApp, along with a greater understanding and appreciation of the current challenges and complexities of interacting with smart contracts and the tools available to make smart contract development easier.

    Note this workshop is free but space limited. Registration is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis!

    Register
    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    Devhub Toronto - 662 King St W #101, Toronto, ON M5V 2H8

  • Organized by Bitcoin Bay and taking place at George Brown College.

    This is a great way to get your hands dirty and learn from others around you. You don't have to be a coder to register for the hacker track, just be willing to learn and stay up all day and all night to get something done.

    For those that are limited in time come and listen, interact with thought leaders in the space, by signing up for the workshop track.

    Agenda Friday, April 26 2019

    6:30 PM: Registration Opens / Networking
    7:30 PM: Pitching Team Matching
    8:00 PM: Open remarks from Host Bitcoin Bay

    8:30 PM: Pre-Hack Dinner
    9:00 PM: Hacking Begins!

    Saturday, April 27 2019 All Day Hacking. Workshops throughout the Hackathon.

    Sunday, April 28 2019

    7:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakfast
    12:00 noon: Hacker Track Ends & Workshop Track Ends
    12:30 PM: Teams Presentations and Judging begins

    1:00 PM: Closing Session

    RSVP
    Hackathon
    Where
    230 Richmond Street East Toronto, ON M5A 1P4

  • Day 7: Sunday

    April 28th, 2019

  • In this program, participants will get an introduced to AI and the opportunities enabled the technology. First, the course will explain the underlying technologies and tools, then we will dig into the applications such as: Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing and supply-chain, etc… The second part of the course will focus on how to create innovative products driven by data and algorithms. Finally, we will cover the topic of how to design organization structures and business models to leverage data and algorithms, machine learning, and deep learning.

    RSVP
    Academic & Learning
    Where
    Lassonde Professional Development Centre (Lassonde PD) @ YORK UNIVERSITY

  • As part of the Toronto Blockchain Week, The BlockchainHub & AIHive at Lassonde School of Engineering and the Creative Destruction Lab at the Rotman School of Management are organizing the international Blockchain-AI case competition.

    Toronto has been a hotbed of both technologies with leading projects, researches and startups that have been recognized internationally, this case competition comes to confirm this position.

    So if you are creative, visionary, passionate and ambitious individuals or team with an idea combining both technologies, we would like to hear from you.

    This event is for the preselection and project presentations. RSVP

    Interested teams should apply at www.lassondepd.ca/bdi
    Technology
    Where
    Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence 11 Arboretum Lane Room 217 Toronto, ON M3J 2S5 Canada

  • Organized by Bitcoin Bay and taking place at George Brown College.

    This is a great way to get your hands dirty and learn from others around you. You don't have to be a coder to register for the hacker track, just be willing to learn and stay up all day and all night to get something done.

    For those that are limited in time come and listen, interact with thought leaders in the space, by signing up for the workshop track.

    Agenda Friday, April 26 2019

    6:30 PM: Registration Opens / Networking
    7:30 PM: Pitching Team Matching
    8:00 PM: Open remarks from Host Bitcoin Bay

    8:30 PM: Pre-Hack Dinner
    9:00 PM: Hacking Begins!

    Saturday, April 27 2019 All Day Hacking. Workshops throughout the Hackathon.

    Sunday, April 28 2019

    7:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakfast
    12:00 noon: Hacker Track Ends & Workshop Track Ends
    12:30 PM: Teams Presentations and Judging begins

    1:00 PM: Closing Session

    RSVP
    Hackathon
    Where
    230 Richmond Street East Toronto, ON M5A 1P4

  • Hosted by Bitcoin Bay and LouiiB

    Celebrating the culmination of the Blockhack 2019 Hackathon and Toronto Blockchain Week

    Join us at Come See Me for an epic After-Party.

    * Dance
    * Drinks
    * Food
    * Crypto Accepted
    * Special Guest: Astronaut Cult

    No Cover Fee - Limited Tickets

    RSVP
    Networking & Celebrations
    Where
    656 College Street