Women++: Intro to blockchain, cryptocurrencies & coding smart contracts

08.04.2018 | 10:00 - 17:30
Loft Corner (Impact Hub Zurich Colab) Sihlquai 131 Zurich
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Female technologists, interested in getting experience with blockchain are invited to participate in the workshop, "Intro to blockchain, cryptocurrencies & coding smart contracts by Validity Labs and Melonport."


In this full-day workshop, you will dive into the blockchain space with the educational startup, Validity Labs, and listen to the special guest talk from Melonport.


1. Background

  • Introduction to blockchain, cryptocurrencies and smart contracts: what is Bitcoin? How is the Ethereum blockchain different?
  • Current blockchain applications and projects across industries.
  • Futuristic vision of the world economy transformed by blockchain technology.
  • Tokens and ICOs: how startups raise millions in seconds.

2. Lunch & networking (included in the price, vegetarian).

3. Hands-on

  • Make your first transaction on the public blockchain and go home with your first crypto money!
  • Introduction to the smart contract programming language "Solidity".
  • Code your first smart contract and deploy it on the Ethereum blockchain.

4. Special guest talk - from hedge fund management to a blockchain startup

  • The story of the blockchain-based asset management startup Melonport, and details of the Melon protocol.


  • Interest in blockchain is required.
  • No prior experience with cryptocurrencies or blockchain is required.
  • Understanding of a high-level programming language is advantageous.