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“It’s like magic.”

— Laurence Kirk of Extropy.io

Zero-Knowledge Proofs!

On the 11th of November 2020, the Oxford Blockchain Society hosted its fifth event of the year — an Intro to Blockchain (for technical folk) in collaboration with OxWEST. This event was led by Laurence Kirk of Extropy.io — a blockchain development consultancy in Oxford and is part of a four-part series on blockchain. Join us for a look into how blockchain works and how to start understanding and using the technology. We’ll go through everything from smart contracts to running nodes and building DApps (decentralised apps).

About the talk


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“When you store data, store it three times.”

— Tom Dwyer of Extropy.io

Learn how to code a smart contract!

On the 10th of November 2020, the Oxford Blockchain Society hosted its fourth event of the year — an Intro to Blockchain (for technical folk) in collaboration with OxWEST. This event was led by Tom Dwyer of Extropy.io — a blockchain development consultancy in Oxford and is part of a four-part series on blockchain. Join us for a look into how blockchain works and how to start understanding and using the technology. …


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“Remember, Solidity is a typed language.”

— Laurence Kirk of Extropy.io

On the 3rd of November, the Oxford Blockchain Society hosted its third event of the year — an Intro to Blockchain (for technical folk) in collaboration with OxWEST. This event was led by Laurence Kirk, Founder of Extropy.io — a blockchain development consultancy based in Oxford, and is part of a four-part series on blockchain. Join us for a look into how blockchain works and how to start understanding and using the technology. We’ll go through everything from smart contracts to running nodes and building dapps (decentralised apps).


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“Alice and Bob, the usual suspects.”

— Laurence Kirk of Extropy.io

On the 2nd of November, the Oxford Blockchain Society hosted its second event of the year — an Intro to Blockchain (for technical folk) in collaboration with OxWEST. This event was led by Laurence Kirk, Founder of Extropy.io — a blockchain development consultancy in Oxford and is part of a four-part series on blockchain. Join us for a look into how blockchain works and how to start understanding and using the technology. We’ll go through everything from smart contracts to running nodes and building dapps (decentralised apps).

About the talk

In this talk Laurence gives an introduction to blockchains, cryptography, consensus mechanisms, and programmable blockchains. Laurence goes on to discuss key concepts such as: decentralisation, trust, verification, resilience and open systems. This lays a great foundation for the rest of the series. The slides and video are below. We hope to see you at the next one! …


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On Tues 20th October, the Oxford Blockchain Society hosted its first event of the year — an Intro to Blockchain (for non-technical folk) in collaboration with OxWEST.

About the talk

We looked at what blockchain is, how it is used and how to get involved. The talk was led by BlockSoc’s Anthony Beaumont (also of Encode Club). The slides and video are below.

Free ETH

We gave out 0.1 ETH to one lucky attendee! We’ll do this at each event!

Future events

We have 4 technical workshops on how to code with blockchain planned as well as a ‘how to buy/maintain/invest in crypto’ event. …

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Oxford Blockchain Society

Fostering Oxford’s blockchain ecosystem by maintaining a distributed “Oxford Blockchain Network” of students, academics and industry actors since 2016.

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