Here are some events that are upcoming and further down, some of our past events. Please note that for regular sessions and smaller events, they are not listed as much in this page. To know about that, it is recommended to join the Facebook page or enquire to our email or Telegram community chat.

Current & Upcoming


 

September 2019

Freshers Fair, 18/09/2019 10:00 am

We will be attending the Freshers Fair on 18th and 19th of September 2019. Come and meet the team, have a chat and play some lottery games! Find us at G16B Manchester Academy 1!

 

 

Freshers Fair, 18/09/2019 10:00 am

We will be attending the Freshers Fair on 18th and 19th of September 2019. Come and meet the team, have a chat and play some lottery games! Find us at G16B Manchester Academy 1!

 

 

October 2019

Welcome Event, 09/10/2019 6:00 pm

A casual & social event, this will be our launch event this year organised by the UoM Blockchainers Society. It will be good to meet the team this year and hear what we are planning for the community!

More details on this including the time and venue are in Facebook page and are sent via emails to those who signed up!

Welcome Event, 09/10/2019 6:00 pm

A casual & social event, this will be our launch event this year organised by the UoM Blockchainers Society. It will be good to meet the team this year and hear what we are planning for the community!

More details on this including the time and venue are in Facebook page and are sent via emails to those who signed up!

Blockchain Training Programme, 09/10/2019 6:00 pm

This will mark the start of the Blockchain Training Programme (BTP) that will run until May 2020. Visit our homepage for more details on this.

Blockchain Training Programme, 09/10/2019 6:00 pm

This will mark the start of the Blockchain Training Programme (BTP) that will run until May 2020. Visit our homepage for more details on this.

Past Events


 

April 2019

Hackachainers, 23/04/2019 4:00 pm

Together with our partner Modex, we held a virtual hackathon with prizes of 10k Modex tokens and 1000 Euro cash prizes.

Hackachainers, 23/04/2019 4:00 pm

Together with our partner Modex, we held a virtual hackathon with prizes of 10k Modex tokens and 1000 Euro cash prizes.

March 2019

W4B, 30/03/2019 10:00 am

Revealing the success of women in the blockchain world, Women 4 Blockchain (W4B) is a whole day event with talks and workshops from:

  • Marta Piekarska, Director of Ecosystem @ Hyperledger
  • Evelina Lavrova, Founder and CEO of Decrypto PR
  • Somayeh Taheri, CEO of UrbanChain
  • Saba Shaukat, Managing Director of Sentient Design Lab
  • Altcoin Sara
  • Sara Simeone, VP of Marketing & Blockchain @ Wakelet / Founder of Digital Oracles

W4B, 30/03/2019 10:00 am

Revealing the success of women in the blockchain world, Women 4 Blockchain (W4B) is a whole day event with talks and workshops from:

  • Marta Piekarska, Director of Ecosystem @ Hyperledger
  • Evelina Lavrova, Founder and CEO of Decrypto PR
  • Somayeh Taheri, CEO of UrbanChain
  • Saba Shaukat, Managing Director of Sentient Design Lab
  • Altcoin Sara
  • Sara Simeone, VP of Marketing & Blockchain @ Wakelet / Founder of Digital Oracles

Blockchainers Ignition Award Competition, 17/03/2019 3:00 pm

Together with Manchester Enterprise Centre (MEC) and the Innovation Optimiser (UMIP) from the University of Manchester, as well as collaboration with StateZero Labs this is the final and pitching competition for Blockchainers Ignition Award for participants to pitch their blockchain ideas to a panel of judges to win £2000 cash prizes and £500 for runner ups. 

Blockchainers Ignition Award Competition, 17/03/2019 3:00 pm

Together with Manchester Enterprise Centre (MEC) and the Innovation Optimiser (UMIP) from the University of Manchester, as well as collaboration with StateZero Labs this is the final and pitching competition for Blockchainers Ignition Award for participants to pitch their blockchain ideas to a panel of judges to win £2000 cash prizes and £500 for runner ups. 

February 2019

Cryptocurrency trading workshop, 12/02/2019 5:30 pm

This event is in collaboration with Shane, co-founder of SVK Crypto, which is a community driven firm that invests in early stage blockchain projects. They are part of the Block.one global VC syndicate that deploys in excess of $1bn in projects utilising the EOS blockchain. He talked about cryptocurrencies in a broader context, as well as his thoughts on the future of the market and what SVK do in more detail, before opening the floor for a Q&A / Debate.

Cryptocurrency trading workshop, 12/02/2019 5:30 pm

This event is in collaboration with Shane, co-founder of SVK Crypto, which is a community driven firm that invests in early stage blockchain projects. They are part of the Block.one global VC syndicate that deploys in excess of $1bn in projects utilising the EOS blockchain. He talked about cryptocurrencies in a broader context, as well as his thoughts on the future of the market and what SVK do in more detail, before opening the floor for a Q&A / Debate.

December 2018

Blockchain 101 session, 04/12/2018 6:00 pm

Blockchain 101 session for those who are new to the blockchain scene, specific for beginners who want to learn more about the technology and how it works.

Blockchain 101 session, 04/12/2018 6:00 pm

Blockchain 101 session for those who are new to the blockchain scene, specific for beginners who want to learn more about the technology and how it works.

November 2018

Navigating the Blockchain Hype, 09/11/2019 6:00 pm

A launch event for the Blockchainers Society 2018/2019, this event includes talks from British Blockchain Association, blockchain researcher and Decenture in sharing their thoughts on how to navigate the blockchain hype.

Navigating the Blockchain Hype, 09/11/2019 6:00 pm

A launch event for the Blockchainers Society 2018/2019, this event includes talks from British Blockchain Association, blockchain researcher and Decenture in sharing their thoughts on how to navigate the blockchain hype.

May 2018

Blockchainers Session: Valuing Cryptocurrency and Business Potential, 10/05/2018 6:00 pm

The fundamentals to being able to work out the actual value of any cryptoasset are not as complex as it may seem. Our team have spent the best part of a year researching the trends, behaviours and mechanics of cryptoassets to bring you some of the most effective and reputed methods of investing and trading. All from some of the greatest thinkers in the investing and cryptocurrency space.

The impact of this seismic shift in economics will also be seen throughout the business world. From the impact of cryptocurrency and blockchain on equality, to its impacts on marketing and democratic voting systems. Very few industries will be left untouched.

We will also be discussing the potential impacts of blockchain and cryptocurrency on the future of business and society.

This will be the final workshop and session run by Blockchainers until September 2018.

Blockchainers Session: Valuing Cryptocurrency and Business Potential, 10/05/2018 6:00 pm

The fundamentals to being able to work out the actual value of any cryptoasset are not as complex as it may seem. Our team have spent the best part of a year researching the trends, behaviours and mechanics of cryptoassets to bring you some of the most effective and reputed methods of investing and trading. All from some of the greatest thinkers in the investing and cryptocurrency space.

The impact of this seismic shift in economics will also be seen throughout the business world. From the impact of cryptocurrency and blockchain on equality, to its impacts on marketing and democratic voting systems. Very few industries will be left untouched.

We will also be discussing the potential impacts of blockchain and cryptocurrency on the future of business and society.

This will be the final workshop and session run by Blockchainers until September 2018.

April 2018

Blockchainers Session: Smart Contracts & The Hyperledger, 24/04/2018 6:00 pm

This session covers about how smart contracts work, their potential business uses and the cryptocurrencies that use them.

Blockchainers Session: Smart Contracts & The Hyperledger, 24/04/2018 6:00 pm

This session covers about how smart contracts work, their potential business uses and the cryptocurrencies that use them.

UK vs US blockchain hackathon, 21/04/2018 10:00 am

The University of Manchester will be collaborating with 3 other UK Universities (Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle) and 4 top American universities in a Blockchain Hackathon competing against each other in this hackathon organised by Decenture and Stellar Foundation.

https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/news/the-university-of-manchester-blockchainers-team-win-the-uk-vs-us-blockchain-hackathon/

UK vs US blockchain hackathon, 21/04/2018 10:00 am

The University of Manchester will be collaborating with 3 other UK Universities (Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle) and 4 top American universities in a Blockchain Hackathon competing against each other in this hackathon organised by Decenture and Stellar Foundation.

https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/news/the-university-of-manchester-blockchainers-team-win-the-uk-vs-us-blockchain-hackathon/

March 2018

Healthcare in Blockchain, 20/03/2018 6:00 pm

In this talk Robert Learny, Lead Technologist for blockchain and distributed ledger technology at Digital Catapult will be joined by Dr. Melek Somai, Imperial college research fellow, Dr Colin James Lumsden, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician in the NHS and Abdullah Albeyatti, CEO and Co-Founder of MedicalChain ICO. They will talk about the potential for blockchain in changing the way medical records are stored.

Healthcare in Blockchain, 20/03/2018 6:00 pm

In this talk Robert Learny, Lead Technologist for blockchain and distributed ledger technology at Digital Catapult will be joined by Dr. Melek Somai, Imperial college research fellow, Dr Colin James Lumsden, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician in the NHS and Abdullah Albeyatti, CEO and Co-Founder of MedicalChain ICO. They will talk about the potential for blockchain in changing the way medical records are stored.

Blockchainers Session: Permission & Public Blockchain, 13/03/2018 7:00 pm

This workshop session aims to help draw the line between permission and public blockchain and understand their use cases as well as the pros and cons of each. This session is for anyone that wants to get a firmer grasp on the fundamentals of blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Blockchainers Session: Permission & Public Blockchain, 13/03/2018 7:00 pm

This workshop session aims to help draw the line between permission and public blockchain and understand their use cases as well as the pros and cons of each. This session is for anyone that wants to get a firmer grasp on the fundamentals of blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Blockchainers Session: PoW & PoS (Adapting to Increased Use), 06/03/2018 7:00 pm

This free workshop session is aimed at explaining the workings of Proof of Work (PoW), the most fundamental principle behind the functioning of Bitcoin. This method will then be compared with the new, emerging Proof of Stake (PoS) mechanism, which is beginning to be adopted by many cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum and NEO.

Blockchainers Session: PoW & PoS (Adapting to Increased Use), 06/03/2018 7:00 pm

This free workshop session is aimed at explaining the workings of Proof of Work (PoW), the most fundamental principle behind the functioning of Bitcoin. This method will then be compared with the new, emerging Proof of Stake (PoS) mechanism, which is beginning to be adopted by many cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum and NEO.

February 2018

Blockchainers Session: ICO Investment, 27/02/2018 7:00 pm

This session is aimed at anyone already invested, thinking of investing or interested in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) for those with technical skills, there will also be a technical session running at the same time in separate room. The session will include group discussion, example ICOs and tips on how to discriminate between the best and the worst ICOs out there!

Blockchainers Session: ICO Investment, 27/02/2018 7:00 pm

This session is aimed at anyone already invested, thinking of investing or interested in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) for those with technical skills, there will also be a technical session running at the same time in separate room. The session will include group discussion, example ICOs and tips on how to discriminate between the best and the worst ICOs out there!

Blockchainers Big Event: Blockchain for Business, 23/02/2018 7:00 pm

Blockchain technology is tranforming businesses, from small startups to huge multinational companies. Find out how businesses are handling and adapting to these changes in this free event, organised by the Manchester based, Blockchainers.

It is estimated that within 5 years almost all businesses will utilise blockchain technology, completely changing the skills nessecary for working within and running businesses. By then it will likely be too late to get ahead in learning about blockchain.

In this talk, representing the blockchain and technology giants, IBM, Matt Lucas will be joining Si Ho, the chairman of the TravelSpirit Foundation, a Manchester based, multinational blockchain organisation; and Dr Somayeh Taheri, the founder of UrbanChain Ltd.

They will be presenting and discussing the benefits, implications and example use cases for blockchain within businesses. This event will help you develop your understanding of the functioning of blockchain. No previous knowledge is required.

Blockchainers Big Event: Blockchain for Business, 23/02/2018 7:00 pm

Blockchain technology is tranforming businesses, from small startups to huge multinational companies. Find out how businesses are handling and adapting to these changes in this free event, organised by the Manchester based, Blockchainers.

It is estimated that within 5 years almost all businesses will utilise blockchain technology, completely changing the skills nessecary for working within and running businesses. By then it will likely be too late to get ahead in learning about blockchain.

In this talk, representing the blockchain and technology giants, IBM, Matt Lucas will be joining Si Ho, the chairman of the TravelSpirit Foundation, a Manchester based, multinational blockchain organisation; and Dr Somayeh Taheri, the founder of UrbanChain Ltd.

They will be presenting and discussing the benefits, implications and example use cases for blockchain within businesses. This event will help you develop your understanding of the functioning of blockchain. No previous knowledge is required.

Blockchainers Session: Getting Started With Cryptocurrency, 20/02/2018 7:00 pm

This workshop will guide you through getting started in owning and investing in cryptocurrency. From learning to set up a wallet, getting registered on the best exchanges on the market and encrypting passwords, to finding out about some common mistakes and misconceptions in cryptocurrency trading.

By the end of this workshop everyone should have set up a wallet, know the pros and cons of different cryptocurrency exchanges and understand some of the basics of cryptocurrency investment.

Blockchainers Session: Getting Started With Cryptocurrency, 20/02/2018 7:00 pm

This workshop will guide you through getting started in owning and investing in cryptocurrency. From learning to set up a wallet, getting registered on the best exchanges on the market and encrypting passwords, to finding out about some common mistakes and misconceptions in cryptocurrency trading.

By the end of this workshop everyone should have set up a wallet, know the pros and cons of different cryptocurrency exchanges and understand some of the basics of cryptocurrency investment.

Blockchainers Tech Workshop: Developing For Blockchain, 20/02/2018 7:00 pm

This workshop is aimed at helping anyone with experience in programming and computer science to apply their skills to the use and development of blockchain technology.

By the end of this workshop everyone should understand the basic principles of blockchain, its use cases and understand what Hyperledger is. Everyone will be shown how to install and use Hyperledger development tools.

Blockchainers Tech Workshop: Developing For Blockchain, 20/02/2018 7:00 pm

This workshop is aimed at helping anyone with experience in programming and computer science to apply their skills to the use and development of blockchain technology.

By the end of this workshop everyone should understand the basic principles of blockchain, its use cases and understand what Hyperledger is. Everyone will be shown how to install and use Hyperledger development tools.

MeetME | Let's Talk Blockchain, 14/02/2018 6:00 pm

MeetME is a new Manchester Entrepreneurs event series designed to make Manchester Entrepreneurs more accessible to students, graduates & postgraduates, and to further increase our M-E community.

The first event will be centred on the topic of Blockchain, with Blockchainers’ Founder, Lewis Laidin speaking, as well as great guest speakers.

It will be held at The Cube in the Students’ Union Ground Floor.

MeetME | Let's Talk Blockchain, 14/02/2018 6:00 pm

MeetME is a new Manchester Entrepreneurs event series designed to make Manchester Entrepreneurs more accessible to students, graduates & postgraduates, and to further increase our M-E community.

The first event will be centred on the topic of Blockchain, with Blockchainers’ Founder, Lewis Laidin speaking, as well as great guest speakers.

It will be held at The Cube in the Students’ Union Ground Floor.

Blockchainers Big Event: Guide to Cryptocurrency, 13/02/2018 7:00 pm

For this event, experts in the field will be giving their advice on the fundamentals of Cryptocurrency investment:
Phillip Nunn, Blackmore Group investment house CEO, will be joined by Mark Blackhurst, COO of Digital Next as well as Marcus Wright, owner of Crypto Smart, a Manchester based mining company and Gavin Brown, MMU Professor, forming a select panel to help you make the leap into intelligent Cryptocurrency investment.

From how to get set up with the best wallets and exchanges out there, to how to pick and invest in the right cryptocurrencies in such a new and volatile market. This event will give you the kit you need to develop your cryptocurrency investing skills.

Blockchainers Big Event: Guide to Cryptocurrency, 13/02/2018 7:00 pm

For this event, experts in the field will be giving their advice on the fundamentals of Cryptocurrency investment:
Phillip Nunn, Blackmore Group investment house CEO, will be joined by Mark Blackhurst, COO of Digital Next as well as Marcus Wright, owner of Crypto Smart, a Manchester based mining company and Gavin Brown, MMU Professor, forming a select panel to help you make the leap into intelligent Cryptocurrency investment.

From how to get set up with the best wallets and exchanges out there, to how to pick and invest in the right cryptocurrencies in such a new and volatile market. This event will give you the kit you need to develop your cryptocurrency investing skills.

Blockchainers Session: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Welcome Session, 06/02/2018 7:00 pm

This is the launch event for Blockchainers Society 2017/2018. 

With the hype surrounding the explosion of the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the world is now watching this exciting and revolutionary technology. Blockchainers is leading innovation in this sector with Universities in Manchester. Find out how blockchain technology is transforming our society and how to get involved!

Our first meeting for all members will be a basic introduction to blockchain, cryptocurrency and our society. This talk and discussion is for anyone that wants to develop their skills & connections or learn more about how blockchain will change everything from money to elections, charity and media.

We will also be introducing new, upcoming projects in Manchester and within our organisation, for anyone interested in tech, business and investment.

Blockchainers Session: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Welcome Session, 06/02/2018 7:00 pm

This is the launch event for Blockchainers Society 2017/2018. 

With the hype surrounding the explosion of the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the world is now watching this exciting and revolutionary technology. Blockchainers is leading innovation in this sector with Universities in Manchester. Find out how blockchain technology is transforming our society and how to get involved!

Our first meeting for all members will be a basic introduction to blockchain, cryptocurrency and our society. This talk and discussion is for anyone that wants to develop their skills & connections or learn more about how blockchain will change everything from money to elections, charity and media.

We will also be introducing new, upcoming projects in Manchester and within our organisation, for anyone interested in tech, business and investment.