SydETH: July What are ICO “tokens” and what’s this “new internet”?

SydEthereum is headed to WeWork in Pyrmont this month, where we will hear from three local blockchain experts about ICOs and Ethereum’s “new internet” (a.k.a Web3).

First up we have Luke Anderson (meetup co-organiser, blockchain consultant, and USYD lecturer) and Bokky PooBah (blockchain consultant and Ethereum extraordinaire) speaking about “tokens”. In particular, they will discuss what it means to have a token on Bitcoin or Ethereum and how this differs from ETH or BTC at a high level, how smart contracts are constructed, and how token crowd sales can fail spectacularly. Following this, there will be plenty of time for questions, especially those regarding security on the blockchain.

Second up will be Adrian Manning (Ph.D, blockchain consultant and information security expert) who will give a brief overview of what Ethereum is all about, specifically discussing the future direction of Ethereum and where this technology is headed. Sometimes likened to Richard’s “new internet” in the popular TV Series Silicon Valley, Ethereum’s Web 3.0 concept (a.k.a the ‘Holy Trinity’) is a vision to completely change the way services are delivered on the internet. Adrian’s talk will identify the components of this system and explain the role each plays in this potentially groundbreaking technology.

Finally, the usual shout-out session will take place where attendees are encouraged to talking about anything they are working on that is blockchain related for 60 seconds, or announce services offered or required.

The venue is a little larger than previous events have been, so we can take up to 180 attendees. Many thanks to WeWork for providing beer and cider on tap, but we are still looking for someone to sponsor pizza this month, let us know if you can help out. RSVP is essential and enforced, a waitlist will be implemented if we are over capacity as the venue has a hard limit on attendees.

Can’t wait to see everyone on Thursday!




Twitter: @sydethereum


• 6:00pm – Arrival, drinks, networking.

• 6:30pm – Luke & Bok: What are ICO “tokens”?

• 7:00pm – Drinks, networking.

• 7:30pm – Adrian: The “new internet”.

• 8:00pm – Community shout-outs

• 8:30pm – Wrap-up and head to the pub.

• Continue the discussionTelegram + Facebook + Reddit 

To sponsor, host or speak at SydEth: contact an organiser 🙂