Network of Hubs
BlockchainHub is a network of decentralised hubs that act autonomously, but share the same vision and goals. We advocate blockchain, smart contracts and the decentralized web to all stakeholders in society: we explain the technology, showcase use cases, organize events and host working groups around interdisciplinary topics. What started as a Berlin based Hub in 2015 has panned out into different local hubs across the globe. We share resources, but stay independent. If you would like to become a local Hub read more here.
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
BlockchainHub Berlin & Propellor Film Tech Hub just partnered to will be hosting a series of meetups around the question of Blockchain for the Filmmakers and the Film Industry. The first introductory meetup on August 29, 2017 will featuring a Blockchain & Web3...
On July 8th 2017, the foundation assembly of the ‘lab10 collective’ took place in Graz, where 21 blockchain enthusiasts from the BlockchainHub Graz have joined hands to establish a cooperative to work on selected blockchain projects.
We are happy to announce that BlockchainHub Berlin has been actively involved in creating Bundesverband Blockchain, a joint effort driven by the german core Blockchain Community to Advise German policy makers towards Blockchain & web3 friendly legislation. We are...
Depending on the type of token you will have different value propositions. We distinguish between three general types of tokens: Type one: usage token; work token; asset-backed token Type two: native blockchain token vs. app token Type three: useful token...
The step-by-step guide on how to participate in ICOs provides an overview of what a user needs to do in order to be able to invest in a startup company. The guide is split into two parts. Step1 covers the part where a user first needs to obtain the...
Initial Coin Offerings have become the state of the art crowd-funding /crowd-investing method for blockchain ventures. The are conducted entirely P2P on the blockchain. Funding through pre-selling coins/tokens to investors interested in supporting the...
“We advocate, educate and discuss use cases of blockchain, smart contracts and the decentralised web through a wide array of activities with all stakeholders of society across all disciplines”
If the Internet we use today is the internet of information, Blockchain can be referred to as the Internet of Value, or the internet of Agreements, that has the potential to fundamentally transform business, economy & society as we know it. Blockchain is considered by many to be the next big thing, a game changer that allows us to decentralise trust, creating the basis for a P2P economy, powered by auto enforceable Smart Contracts.
Transactions on the blockchain through these Smart Contracts are in many cases faster & cheaper and more secure than transactions that classically run through neural central authorities. These Smart Contracts are an integral part of well as dApps (Decentralized Applications) and DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations).
# Decentralized Web
We are reinventing data structures and killing classic client-server architectures. Together with other decentralized protocols like IPFS & SWARM (decentralized file storage), Whisper (decentralized messaging), Social Linked Data and many more, Blockchain is contributing to the next generation of the Internet, the Decentralized Web, or Web3.
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) or token sales are gaining a lot of attention, from institutional investors and individuals alike. ICOs are referred to the new IPOs or next generation crowdfunding. But the blockchain ecosystem is still young and lacks standards, thus...
When it comes to investing in Bitcoin for the first time, many questions come up. We will try to address the most common questions people ask in our Bitcoin Investment FAQ. Can I buy less than 1 Bitcoin? What is BTC? What is one satoshi? Is there a Bitcoin supply...
If you are new to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies take your time to read this blog post if you consider investing serious amounts into Bitcoin. It seems that most newbies assume that prices will go up no matter what, hoping to jump on the bandwagon of extreme price...
Working Groups & Research Areas
Shermin Voshmgir is the founder of BlockchainHub and runs BlockchainHub Berlin. She is on the advisory board of the Estonian e-residency program, a curator of theDAO and regularly speaks at conferences and consults on Blockchains & Smart Contracts. Shermin did her PhD in IT-Management at the Vienna University of Economics, where she used to work as an assistant professor and currently lectures blockchain related topics. Furthermore she studied film and drama in Madrid. Her past work experience ranges from internet start-ups, IT consulting & filmmaking. Among others her films have screened in Cannes and at dOCUMENTA.
Content & Strategy
Valentin is long term a crypto enthusiast. He started out as an intern with BlockchainHub and is now junior consultant and content manager at BlockchainHub Berlin. Valentin is responsible for research and consulting as well as developing online learning resources and social media activities. He studies Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics, where he specialised on Information Systems Engineering and Blockchain in the context of supply chains.
Nina-Luisa Siedler is business lawyer with fifteen years’ experience in advising on corporate and finance transactions. Her practice covers loans and debt capital market instruments including various types of structured financings. She is used to manage cross-border transactions and to cooperate seamlessly with auditors, tax advisors and other parties involved. Nina is part of DWF’s international Fintech group particularly interested in decentralized technology.
Joachim is an entrepreneur and tech enthusiast. He is obsessed with knowledge, change and innovation. Currently, he is Founder and CEO of Jolocom, a Berlin-based startup building decentralized tools that lets you generate your own digital identity to assist linkage and attribution of data. Besides that Joachim is a connector for Ouishare, curating the topic of Decentralization & Blockchain. Also he organizes GETDcent and is an active member of the Agora Collective in Berlin.