BC Blockchain Resources

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This is an attempt to curate and maintain a list of British Columbia (BC) based blockchain resources. This is currently Metro Vancouver-centric.

Thanks to @bobsummerwill for initially kicking this off on his blog

Community Calendar

Public link to the calendar is embedded in the BC Blockchain Ecosystem site https://www.blockchainbc.ca/events/

  • powered by a TeamUp Calendar, initially sponsored / setup by @boris at Finhaven, managed by @Chisel and the blockchainyvr volunteer team
  • direct public link to add to the calendar https://teamup.com/ksbwbageze8vf1ejkb
  • leave a comment if you want your own organizational sub-calendar
  • TO DO: have these instructions available at blockchainyvr.club

Selected Meetups

Blockchain for Product Developers aka blockchainYVR

Meetup - https://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Blockchain-Product-Developers-Group/

Developer focused group that meets monthly with speakers on technical topics.

DCTRL

https://dctrl.ca/

Community commons with physical space in Downtown Vancouver on Pender Street.

Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/dctrlvan/

Company / People Directory

The information in the directory is publicly embedded and available on the Blockchain Ecosystem of BC website https://www.blockchainbc.ca/ecosystem/

  • powered by Airtable, originally created by @boris at Finhaven, and many other community members have access to edits and updates
  • everyone is welcome to add their company https://www.blockchainbc.ca/add-your-company
  • TO DO: also embed in BlockchainYVR with process for granting access to native Airtable database
  • TO DO: Creative Commons licensing made official

Selected Organizations

Blockchain Ecosystem of BC

https://www.blockchainbc.ca/

Non profit society. Grew out of Blockchain @ UBC to be a wider umbrella organization. Focused on research and industry + academic collaboration. Heavily involved with MITACS and government research funding.

Blockchain @ UBC

https://blockchainubc.ca

BC Blockchain Forum

http://bcblockchainforum.ca

BC Securities Commission

https://bcsc.bc.ca/

Key people:

Selected Companies & People

Finhaven

https://www.finhaven.com/

Protocol contributions:

Key people:

  • Adrian Jonklaas (COO)
  • Anthony Nicalo (CRO)
  • DH Kim (CEO)
  • Tom Carchrae (CTO)
  • Olivia Lovenmark (Director of Marketing)

Was originally Frontier Foundry, which is now (again) run by @boris and hosts this wiki page / community.

RightMesh

Key people:

  • Chris Jensen (CEO)
  • John Lyotier (COO)
  • Melissa Quinn (Corporate Development Manager)
  • Dana Harvey (Chief Communications Officer)
  • Brianna MacNeill (Product Manager, Blockchain)

Vanbex

https://www.vanbex.com

Main product: Etherparty, automated smart contract builder:
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Blockchain-Vancouver

https://etherparty.com

Key people:

  • Kevin Hobbs (Co-Founder and CEO)
  • Lisa Cheng (Co-Founder)

Axiom Zen

Protocol Contributions

Main Product - Cryptokitties

BlockApps

Bluzelle

HoloChain

BlockTech Ventures

TO DO: Probably should focus on just linking to / expanding the Airtable directory so it can be a central place for this? What is the goal of “selected” companies?

History

October 2013: World’s first bitcoin ATM opens in Vancouver

TO DO: more history! Probably DCTRL, maybe Lost & Found Cafe, Bestie, others accepting Bitcoin