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Osvoji 50.000 kuna vrijednu stipendiju za studij programiranja!

Svake godine pojave se nove statistike – koliko programera nedostaje u Hrvatskoj i Europskoj uniji i koliko će taj broj porasti. Za sada se taj nedostatak već broji u stotinama tisuća.

 

Ako ste se ikad željeli postati programer koji će konkurirati za jedno od tih radnih mjesta koje treba popuniti, danas je dobar dan da nešto napravite glede toga jer je Visoka škola Aspira odlučila dodijeli stipendiju od 50.000 kuna za studijski program Programsko inženjerstvo.

Kako postati programer?

Treba li vam za to zaista studij? Poslodavci se razilaze u mišljenjima – neki od vrhunskih programera naučili su se struci sami, dok neke tvrtke i dalje preferiraju diplomu i pozadinsko znanje koje s njom dolazi.

No u jednom se svi slažu – bitni su znanje i iskustvo, a najbolja je kombinacija ako ih stječete paralelno. Uz studij programiranja svakako radite na vlastitim projektima, prihvatite sve mogućnosti prakse i rada na konkretnim projektima koji se nude. Portfelj ili GIT koji pokazuju da ste svoje vještine brusili u praksi, pa makar na vlastitim hobističkim projektima, značajno će vam pomoći pri pronalaženju posla.

Ako ste već zaposleni, ni to nije problem – studij Računarstva na Aspiri prilagođen je i redovnim studentima i zaposlenima osobama koje zbog svojih profesionalnih obveza ne mogu redovito pohađati nastavu. Izvanrednim studentima omogućene su individualne konzultacije uz mentorstvo, a nastavu je moguće pratiti i putem video prijenosa. Također, Visoka škola Aspira omogućuje izvanrednim studentima s udaljenih mjesta boravka polaganje određenih ispita online uz softversku podršku u sklopu sustava Merlin.

Studij uključuje i praksu u nekoj od renominiranih informatičkih tvrtki kao što su Atos, HR Cloud, Locastic, Manas i drugi, a organiziraju se i stručne Startup radionice u suradnji s iskusnijim poduzetnicima, na kojima studenti na stvarnim primjerima uče kako vlastitu ideju pretvoriti u proizvod ili posao.

Zašto postati programer?

Ako vam teoretska “mogućnost zapošljavanja” nije dovoljna motivacija – u pravu ste. Nije bitno samo da se radi, nego što se radi, a jedna od prednosti bivanja programerom je što postoji niz industrija u kojima se možete zaposliti, ovisno o afinitetima.

Sve se industrije digitaliziraju, pa je tako lako naći nišu koja vas zanima. Sateliti? Agrikultura? Oglašavanje? Umjetna inteligencija? Virtualna stvarnost? Stvaranje igara? Programiranje je nezaobilazan dio gotovo svih industrija i zasigurno ćete naći neku tvrtku koja se bavi onime što vas zanima – ili pokrenuti svoju.

Osigurajte sebi sigurnu budućnost

Visoka škola Aspira predstaviti će studij Računarstva svim posjetiteljima Block Split konferencije, a najsretniji će imati mogućnost osvojiti vrijednu stipendiju u iznosu od 50. 000 kuna. Dovoljno je posjetiti Aspirin promotivni štand i riješiti logički test zadataka. Proglašenje pobjednika održati će se na završnoj ceremoniji Block Split konferencije 26. travnja 2019.

Iskoristite priliku i postanite dio Aspirine uspješne priče!

Više o programu saznajte na www.studij-racunarstva.com.

Explore Split and Dalmatia with these fun trips and tours!

How often do you get the opportunity for business travel, combined with pleasure, meeting local people, learning something new and get to know the city?

We have arranged all kinds of fun trips and tours where you can enjoy your free time exploring Dalmatia. Almost all tours listed below can be tailored to your schedule so don’t worry – it will affect conference timing. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need any information about trips, or help in any kind of way, we will be glad to help You. Advice: book as soon as possible, so you don’t lose your place 🙂

Where to book?
E-mail: info@litto.agency
Whatsapp / Viber / SMS / Call: +385 95 521 7295

1. WALKING TOUR SPLIT

Diocletian Palace is one of the most significant original structures of the late ancient architecture, a kind of an imperial palace that was enlisted in UNESCO’s World Heritage. This tour will give you an opportunity to experience this unique city and its history and to find out all the intriguing facts.

Walking tour stops:

  1. Southern part of Diocletian’s palace, Bronze Gates
  2. Diocletian’s cellars
  3. Peristyle
  4. The Vestibul of the Emperor’s Palace
  5. The Mausoleum / St. Dujam’s Cathedral, Cathedral Treasury
  6. The Temple of Jupiter / Baptistery
  7. The Silver Gates
  8. Papalic Palace/City Museum of Split
  9. Golden gates, St. Martin’s Church
  10. Chapel of Arnir the Blessed
  11. People’s Square / Piaca, the Town hall, Karepić house
  12. Iron Gates, Chapel of Our Lady of Belfry
  13. Fruit square, Venetian castle, Milesi Palace, Monument of Marko Marulić

Duration: 1 hour
Price: 13 euros

2. HOP ON, HOP OFF BUS TOUR

We offer a daily ticket, giving you the freedom and flexibility to see the city on your own schedule while enjoying the comfort and convenience of our open-air bus and guide service. Our sightseeing bus tours get you closer to Split’s best landmarks and attractions. Discover the city and surrounding over THREE (BLUE, RED & GREEN) carefully designed sightseeing routes.

 

 

RED LINE – HOP ON HOP OFF BUS
Bus tour stops:

  1. Promenade
  2. Bacvice- sandy beach
  3. Sport Centre Gripe & Maritime Museum
  4. Archaeological Museum
  5. Football Stadium “Poljud”
  6. Mestrovic Gallery
  7. Bene Beach
  8. Zvončac and Sustipan (old cemetery)
  9. St. Francis church and monastery

*includes free walking tour of Split

BLUE LINE – BIG HISTORICAL TOUR
Bus tour stops:

  1. Split
  2. Salona
  3. Trogir
  4. Klis Fortress
  5. Split

*includes free walking tour of Trogir

GREEN LINE – AUTHENTIC DALMATIAN HINTERLAND
Bus tour stops:

  1. Split
  2. Stella Croatica
  3. Klis
  4. Vranjača Cave
  5. Split

Duration: Ticket is valid for 24 hours, you can use it as much as you want for 24 hours
Price: 20 euros

3. KARTING

You are short with time, and want to do something fun and fill yourself with adrenaline? Bring up your co-workers and let the race begin! The track extends over several thousand square meters and counts over 370 meters in length with up to 16 shaky bends that test the ability of every driver. The trail is protected throughout its length with several tire layers.

Duration: 10 or 15 minutes
10 minutes – 14 euros
15 minutes – 19 euro

 

4. WINE AND PAINT

Pineli & Vino is a painting party that requires no prior painting experience. Enjoy a nice, stress free night where your inner child is capable of being set free! We provide all supplies and materials for you and of course fine local wine. Everything is included in the price.

The guidance of our artists will lead you to a creative step by step master piece of your own! The best part is that you take it with you as a great souvenir to your unique experience and fun times in Split. As soon as you arrive, you will be offered with a glass of wine. You are free to sip as much as you like through the rest of the night for free.

Duration: 2 hours
Price: 30 euros

5. BARS AND RESTAURANTS

Do not waste your time searching around for what you need – if you want to taste some of the best beers, local drink rakija, delicious food or visit and enjoy some of the local pubs, bars or restaurants in Split with your co-workers or friends, just text us and we will recommend something that suits your wishes and needs and book a table for you! Just relax, we will solve everything for you.

6. SAILING

Sailing is one of the best ways to discover all the beauties Croatian coast has to offer. If the idea of spending more time on the water and visiting some of those incredible islands and beaches that are only accessible by boat sounds appealing, then this is the trip for you! We’ll take you on a few hours long sailing trip, and all you have to do is lay back and enjoy magnificent views.

Spend few hours on a beautiful sailing boat with a professional skipper and sail around Split archipelago. Not only that they will guide you but will also give you an opportunity to experience sailing yourself as a captain.

Duration: around 3 hours
Price: 40 euros per person

 

 

 

7. BLUE CAVE TOUR

Jump in a boat and relax. Explore Dalmatia’s fascinating nature and history while discovering hidden treasures, award winning beaches and UNESCO protected heritage.  The Blue cave tour includes all the best of Dalmatia that can be seen in one unforgettable day.

Typical itinerary includes:

  • Visiting Blue Cave on the small island Biševo
  • The award-winning beach Stiniva on Vis island
  • Small island BUdikovac, also known as Blue Lagoon, beach with more than 40 different shades of blue
  • Pakleni Islands – the unique group of several islands, with an amazing clean sea and incredible nature. Here is planned for you to have a lunch stop – but it is up to you will you sit and eat, take a walk and discover the island or just lay on the beach and relax
  • Hvar island – the most popular town in Dalmatia, with the most sunny days in a year, this small town has everything – historical architecture, beautiful beaches, amazing nightlife and much more!

Duration: around 10 hours
Price per person: 110 euros
Private tour: from: 950 euros / up to 10-12 persons
Included in price:

  • tickets to the Blue Cave,
  • fuel and soft drinks/water on the boat,
  • skipper and guide on the boat

*If you take a private tour – you are in charge, you and your friends can change the tour, ask the skipper for advice and visit something different form the usual tour or just enjoy with your friends on this route

8. BOAT TOUR TO ISLAND HVAR AND PAKLENI ISLANDS

On the Hvar Tour we take you to see the No. 1 place in Croatia. Hvar is the most glamorous destination on the Adriatic, the island that has it all. Hvar is equally popular and famous for its nature, its history, and its party scene.

What you will visit?

Milna, Brač island – a charming fishing village with gorgeous views all around.

 

Hvar town – Renaissance and Baroque architecture, beautiful nature everywhere you look, Hvar is a fascinating town despite its small size. Celebrities from the world over make sure to visit Hvar every summer. Its picture-perfect scenery will win you over as it has done to so many.

 

 

 

Pakleni Islands – for lunch we take you to the green archipelago in front of Hvar Town. This is where the locals come to swim and have fun. Choose from several restaurants, beach bars, or simply experience untouched Mediterranean nature.

 

Duration: Whole day / Half day (your choice)
Price: from 700 euros ( up to 10 – 12 persons )
Price includes: fuel and soft drinks/water on the boat, skipper and guide on the boat

9. Boat tour to island Bol and Golden Horn beach

Bol is situated on the southern part of the island Brac, and is the oldest town on the coast of Brac. This little town was founded long ago and became an extraordinary tourist oasis because of the wide gravel and sandy beaches which expands over 10 km and the sources of drinking water. It is not possible to avoid the Zlatni rat (Golden Horn), certainly the most beautiful beach on the Adriatic sea, whose cape is turning one moment to one side and the other moment to the other side playing a strange game with the wind and the waves.

Duration: Half day tour
Price: 800 euros (up to 10 – 12 persons)
Price includes: fuel and soft drinks/water on the boat, skipper, and a guide on the boat

10. NP KRKA & SKRADIN

Enjoy NP Krka on your terms with this excursion that offers 5 hours of free time in the national park, or a guided tour of the park – as you prefer! Firstly we take you to the beautiful town of Skradin where you get on a 30 minutes boat ride to enter the NP Krka in the most spectacular way! Once there, you can swim in the gorgeous waterfall pools, walk, relax and take some amazing photos of the unique nature in the park

Enjoy NP Krka on your terms with this excursion that offers 5 hours of free time in the national park, or a guided tour of the park – as you prefer! Firstly we take you to the beautiful town of Skradin where you get on a 30 minutes boat ride to enter the NP Krka in the most spectacular way! Once there, you can swim in the gorgeous waterfall pools, walk, relax and take some amazing photos of the unique nature in the park

Duration: 8-9 hours
Price: 30 euros ( Entry ticket to the national park is not included)

11. PLITVICE LAKES

If you want to enjoy the magical beauty of  nature join us on the tour of Plitvice National Park and visit the lakes and waterfalls which create spectacular scenery. On this tour you will see one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world composed of sixteen lakes, connected by 92 waterfalls, which cascade through its picturesque surroundings. Plitvice Lakes were declared a National Park in 1949, and since 1979, they have been on the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage. Wooden paths will take you along the 16 enchanting lakes.

Duration: 12 hours
Price: 43 euros
Included in price: Transport, guide, insurance and VAT
Not included: Entry ticket for national park

12 RAFTING

Get your adrenaline going with the amazing experience of rafting on Cetina River! Let the clear green water, staggering forests and sparkling waterfalls of the Cetina River impress you with its magical beauty while you push your limits and enjoy your holiday to the fullest! No previous rafting experience needed as our brilliant guides will be with you all the way.

 

Duration: 2,5 – 3 hours
Price: 47 euros

Transfer from Split and all equipment included in price

13. CANYONING

Have an ultimate adventure in the 2.8 km long canyon of Cetina River where cliffs rise up to 180 meters up, the bottom is covered by amazing rock formations and the highest waterfall is 50 m high. Walk and swim through crystal clear waters and numerous brisk slides of the refreshing Cetina River. Our guides will be with you all the way to instruct and help you get the most from this amazing experience.

You`ll be jumping from rocks and cliffs, diving, swimming and hiking. This is a chance for you to enjoy a stress free environment, meet other adrenaline seekers from all over the world and take home unique memories because nothing can be compared to Canyoning tour!

 

 

Duration: 3,5 – 4,5 hours
Price: 60 euros
Transfer from Spit and all equipment included in price

14. TRANSFERS OR RENT A CAR

If you need a transfer or you just want to rent a car, text us or just give us a call and we will arrange everything for you.

 

Taking Ethereum to mass adoption at BlockSplit

At ETHDenver 4405 meal purchases have been done with BuffiDAI (a DAI equivalent, identical in value to 1 USD) and burner wallet in only 3 days. The community is claiming a success in scalability and adoption of Ethereum:

https://twitter.com/austingriffith/status/1098995894421082112

BuffiDai proved that POA might be a viable scalability solution for Ethereum, but it’s not the only one. LeapDAO and Blockada have partnered up to demonstrate that Plasma is ready to be used the same way. At BlockSplit and DaoCon Zero, participants will be using Plasma chain called Sundai.

Seamless onboarding

At the EthCC 2019 talk “Fixing Ethereum’s Fragmented User Experience” Taylor Monahan lists 45 steps a new user needs to take to be able to use a decentralized application. Onboarding new users is an unsolved problem in the crypto-currency space.

Austin Griffith’s Burner Wallet offers a simple throw-away wallet that can be initiated from a QR code. While the security and portability is limited, the wallet clearly communicates to the user that it is not intended for long-term use, but rather funds should be swiped (sent in full while discarding the origin wallet) to a more secure wallet at the end of the day.

At ETHDenver, visitors have been given a QR code which, once scanned, opened the burner wallet in the users’ browser and initialized the wallet with BuffiDAI funds. In this example the installation of the wallet and the access to liquidity have been compressed into one step.

Dai stable Coin

The Dai is a stable coin pegged to the value of USD created by the Maker organization. Because it is backed by Ether and locked in smart contracts called Collateralized Debt Positions (CDP), it can not be shut down like other centralized stable coins, of which Tether is the most prominent example.

Using a stable coin has many obvious advantages in transactions. Users have less mental cost in doing purchases as they don’t need to go through an additional step of value conversion, like they would need to when doing purchases in BTC or ETH. Furthermore, businesses that operate on a thin margin have no risk at realizing a loss, once the volatility of the currency has been absorbed.

 

Plasma vs Sidechains

ETHDenver’s burner wallet implementation used sidechain technology. With sidechains, a custodial account holds a mirror image of the funds present on both the Ethereum main chain and the sidechain. This allows cheap and fast operations on the side chain, and an “exit” to the main chain when desired by simply withdrawing from the custody contract.

At ETHDenver, attendees and merchants transacted with BuffiDAI on the implemented POA sidechain, allowing merchants to verify purchases with just a glance at a colorful icon on the buyer’s screen. Transactions went through at VISA speeds – confirmed in 2-5 seconds. Merchants then “cashed out” after the event by sending BuffiDAI to the custodial contract which released DAI to them on the Ethereum mainnet, allowing them to trade it for fiat if they so choose.

An alternative technology is Plasma – similar to side chains, plasma chains are constantly connected to the main chain and feature time delays on exits. This means that the implied trust in a typical sidechain setup like xDAI at ETHDenver – wherein 3 of 4 validators (in the specific case of xDAI) of that sidechain need to collude to cause damage – disappears.

In Plasma, the latest valid state is always saved (checkpointed) on the Ethereum main chain, and so even if things go very wrong on the Plasma chain itself, users can still escape the coming storm as long as they submit their desire to exit the system in time. The key differences between sidechains and plasma chains are:

  • Sidechains rely on validators, and require you to trust that the majority are honest
  • Plasma chains are trustless and safely checkpointed on the main chain, but are slower to govern and exit / enter – it takes days to get governance proposals approved.

 

As a demonstration proving Plasma’s viability in the real world, South Europe’s biggest annual blockchain conference Blocksplit.org will be utilizing SunDAI.                 

SunDAI, the conference’s BuffiDAI equivalent, will be pegged to DAI and will be used in the same way it was used at ETHDenver – purchasing food and other items from partners and sponsors.

Users will be given a private key in the form of a QR code at registration which, when loaded into any browser, will provide them with the ability to access a Plasma-connected burner wallet for feeless, instant, near-free transactions, all under the secure umbrella of the Leap Network, LeapDAO’s Plasma chain.

The goal of the experiment is to prove that Plasma is a mainstream-ready and mature technology, capable of powering real-world events and use cases at a large scale.

SunDAI – using Plasma in real commerce

The xDAI sidechain used at ETHDenver to facilitate BuffiDai trades has demonstrated how fast and cheap transactions are an essential building block of cryptocurrency adoption, but we should not corrupt ourselves confusing it for the solution. As stated earlier, the xDAI chain is a proof of authority setup between (currently) 4 validators. Only 3 of 4 validators need to be bribed or otherwise corrupted to steal any funds that are locked into the sidechains bridge on the mainnet.

This architecture cannot stand in the centre of a showcase of decentralization. Its centralized nature would turn the showcase into irony, a proof that we can not achieve scalability without compromising on security.

Luckily, we don’t have to rely on it. In recent months, multiple Plasma chains have launched on the Ethereum mainnet. The Plasma design, while relying on a single operator, limits the operator’s authority and provides scalability and security without taking custody of funds. Given that a plasma chain is non-custodial, users can “exit” their funds from it back to the main chain at any point in time, without trusting any majority or depending on validators to approve their actions.

Plasma, rather than being a single project or company is actually a framework for building scalable applications. In many ways it is like taking the bus instead of packing the highway with individual cars. Hence, it contributes to the ecosystem as a scalability technology.

LeapDAO is an open source organization that has committed itself to deliver scalability as a global public utility. The Leap Network launched by LeapDAO on the Ethereum mainnet in February is currently able to deliver about 500 TPS.

Instead of optimizing along a single metric, the community is striving to enable distributed applications to take the “leap on Plasma” and run faster and at lower cost. This will enable a wide array of new applications in the Ethereum ecosystem that were previously hindered by block timing or transaction cost. Read more about LeapDAO’s roadmap in this post ( https://leapdao.org/blog/Plasma-Roadmap/ ).

In public utility networks, the users of the network form a group of stakeholders. They are collectively responsible to govern it and sustain the utility and put it to best use. Plasma users monitor the chain and if they are not happy with its state (censorship or invalid state) they can exit their funds to the mainnet securely at any time. The Leap community copies from this design and introduces Minimal Viable Governance ( https://leapdao.org/blog/Minimal-Viable-Governance/ ), an analogous approach where governance proposals are held for 2 weeks before they are applied to the chain. During this time users have enough time to anticipate the effects of the governance change and exit their funds if they don’t agree.

At BlockSplit Conference, Leap Network will provide the transaction highway for merchant operations. The Leap Network will contain a mirror image of the Ethereum mainnet smart contracts required to execute transactions at the conference venue, and users will be given QR codes with burner wallet keys. The twist – instead of the xDAI network, this instance of the burner wallet will be auto-connecting to the Leap Network.

After the conference, any SunDAI remaining in attendees’ wallets (beyond the amount given by the conference organizers at check-in) along with any rewards claimed during the hack games at the event will be withdrawable to users’ mainnet wallets. This will make sure everyone can cash out any remaining topped up funds and safely discard the burner wallet.

Should an attendee run out of funds at the conference, several partners will be on-location ready to sell top-ups for fiat. Likewise, fast-exits will be facilitated by conference partners ready to buy out any remaining SunDAI on the spot, saving the end-user from having to wait out the plasma exit period currently defaulting to 7 days.

Further information

If you are curious to know more about the project, read more about us on the website and follow us on twitter. We would love 💛 to see more of you getting involved in LeapDAO. We are looking for like-minded people. To get started, join our Slack community.

If you’d like to know more about the conference itself or grab one of the few remaining tickets, see https://blocksplit.org and https://daocon.io. We hope to see you there to discuss all things plasma and mainstream Ethereum!

What can you expect at BlockSplit 2019?

The second edition of the BlockSplit conference is coming soon. International exchange of experience and knowledge in the blockchain community happens at the end of April. The audience will once again have the opportunity to listen to the challenges and opportunities in this industry by numerous experts.

Again you will be able to participate in workshops and establish new business contacts. You can still get your tickets on the official website of the conference: blocksplit.org.

Below we provide a review of the news that BlockSplit brings this year.

  1. Thematic focus on DAO and Defi
  2. Quality workshops
  3. Well known projects
  4. Demonstration of the latest technologies
  5. Better entertainment program

All of this is possible thanks to our speakers and sponsors, among whom the spotlight is well deserved by our main sponsors ICT Županija and City of Split.

 

Focus on DAO and Defi

Crypto winter has brought the real massacre of ICO projects which spawned in 2017 by Ethereum. Probably around 90% of such projects have already experienced an overwhelming ruin. In those which managed to survive, the unfounded hype is generally replaced by austerity measures and focus on work. One of those who succeeded not only to survive but also to achieve immense growth in product development and user adoption are Maker and Aragon.

Maker the first successful venture to create decentralized stable currency and lending system, and the best-known project in the Defi – “Decentralized Finance“. Their stable currency, known as “dai“, is created by issuing a loan: if you lock a certain amount of collateral into Maker’s smart contracts and get up to 70% of the value of that asset in dai. So far, over $200 million worth of loans have been issued, and Maker does not show any sign of stopping.

Maker system overview

Maker is just one of the new generation of financial institutions built on Ethereum blockchain represented at BlockSplit. You will be able to meet and learn from Aave (ETHLend and AavePay), Limechain (Limepay), Electrocoin (Paycek), LeapDAO and others. If you are interested in developing new financial services and institutions, whether as developers, entrepreneurs or regulators, the BlockSplit conference is something you should not miss!

The second big theme of this year’s BlockSplit is DAO – “Decentralized Autonomous Organization“, a company founded on blockchain. The DAO-focused program got its name and website: daocon.io.

DaoCon brings DAOstack and Aragon, whose members will hold lectures and workshops for startup founders on how to build your firm and learn about the advanced capabilities. In addition to them, numerous projects with services and solutions for decentralized companies will be presented at the conference, as well as professional lecturers who will discuss the business, legal and technological aspects of this topic.

More quality workshops

Blockchain is the foundational commercial and social infrastructure of the future. It will replace the many centralized institutions the society relies on to function: from the court system, through the financial system to trade. This is an industry that opens up many valuable opportunities and every new business venture in this industry is extremely valuable. In Croatia and the rest of Southeastern Europe, however, there are not many of such projects. That’s why BlockSplit conference is important, it provides quality opportunities for learning and networking. BlockSplit is one of the best opportunities for companies and talents to enter this industry.

The basis of the educational program of the BlockSplit conference are multi-day and full-day workshops.

Many technical and non-technical workshops have been announced for this year’s BlockSplit conference. Participants will get the opportunity to find out more about the following topics:

  1. Business models in the blockchain industry
  2. Building a bank on blockchain
  3. Forming a company on blockchain
  4. Making arbitrable smart contracts
  5. Legal aspects of the DAO
  6. DAO Canvas design
  7. Zero Knowledge Proofs
  8. Building a distributed password manager with Ethereum and IPFS

Well known projects

Ethereum is the blockchain of choice for most of companies and speakers at this years’ BlockSplit conference. Thanks to that Ethereum Foundation decided to give their official support for the event. We have already mentioned Aragon and Maker, besides them you in Split you can expect following blockchain projects:

  • DAOstack: project leading the effort of getting DAOs a reality
  • Aave: startup that offers loans and payments on blockchain
  • Fluence: startup that offers decentralized backends for decentralized applications
  • Kleros: startup building a decentralized court system
  • LeapDAO: startup developing Plasma scaling solution for Ethereum
  • Limechain: startup building a number of Ethereum tools and services
  • Status: decentralized messaging and payment application based on Ethereum
  • Tenderly: this years’ two times winners of ETH Paris hackathon
  • Bitcoin Store: biggest Croatian cryptocurrency exchange
  • Electrocoin: fastest growing Croatian startup and cryptocurrency exchange
  • and many others

The biggest alternative to Ethereum is presented by Aeternity, they will be presented by Luka Sučić, Gregor Storman, Mislav Javor, and Alvaro Rodriguez Resino.

Apart from these, you can meet leading regional teams from South-East Europe. Less known but leaders of the industry in this region, they are very important for the future. BlockSplit welcomes and provides a stage for these to start and grow their business.

And more…

Expect to see and use latest technologies at BlockSplit, including Plasma, DAI, Burner Wallet, Non-Fungible Tokens, DAOs and other. We will even have a demo space where you can show or see tools and products.

For your entertainment, we have prepared a bigger and better main party: BeachCon.

Join us for the whole evening of music, food and cool interactions in one of the best locations in the town. Also, join tokenhunt, crypto regatta or a sightseeing tour.

Što donosi druga BlockSplit konferencija?

Svrha BlockSplit konferencije je razvoj blockchain industrije u Hrvatskoj i regiji. Zato se jako trudimo stvoriti sadržaj koji će privući talentirane programere i poduzetnike i omogućiti im ulazak u ovu novu industriju. Prošlogodišnja konferencija je u Split dovela čak 400 sudionika iz Hrvatske i inozemstva, kao i vodeće stručnjake i tvrtke na svijetu. Ove godine se nadamo ponoviti isti uspjeh, uz još bolji program. Osim toga, očekujemo da ćemo postići još veći značaj za zajednicu, kao i ostaviti trag na globalnom nivou.

Drugo izdanje splitske konferencije namijenjene međunarodnoj razmjeni iskustava i širenju znanja među blockchain zajednicom očekuje nas krajem mjeseca na Ekonomskom fakultetu. I ove će godine publika imati priliku slušati o izazovima rada u ovom području od brojnih stručnjaka, ali i sudjelovati na radionicama i uspostaviti nove kontakte i poznanstva, posebno na neformalnim zabavnim dijelovima konferencije. Svoje ulaznice možete nabaviti na službenoj stranici konferencije gdje se nalazi i detaljna agenda konferencije.

Agenda on day 2 of BlockSplit 2019

Ovogodišnja konferencija definitivno je podignula ljestvicu u pogledu količine i kvalitete sadržaja, a to je velikim dijelom moguće zbog sponzora. Posebno vrijedi istaknuti ICT Županiju i Grad Split koji su prepoznali vrijednost i potencijal BlockSplit konferencije i odlučili je podržati sa značajnim financijskim sredstvima ali i organizacijski, pa će se dio programa održati u PICS centru, a dio u Vili Dalmaciji.

U nastavku teksta dajemo pregled novosti koje donosi BlockSplit ove godine.

  1. Tematski fokus na DAO i Defi
  2. Više kvalitetnih radionica
  3. Više poznatih projekata
  4. Demonstracija najnovijih tehnologija
  5. Bolji zabavni program
  6. Otvoreni i besplatni meetupi

Odličan program s fokusom na DAO i Defi

Kripto zima donijela je pravi masakr ICO projekata koje je u 2017. godini iznjedrio Ethereum. Vjerojatno 90% takvih projekata je već doživjelo neslavnu propast, a hype je općenito zamijenjen štednjom i fokusom na rad. Barem kod onih koji su uspjeli preživjeti. Jedni od tih koji su uspjeli ne samo preživjeti, nego i ostvariti zavidne pomake u razvoju proizvoda i povećanju broja korisnika su MakerDAO i Aragon.

MakerDAO je prvi uspješan pothvat stvaranja decentralizirane stabilne valute i kredita i najpoznatiji projekt u Defi – “Decentralized Finance”. Njihova valuta, poznata kao “dai”, se kreira izdavanjem kredita, što je pak moguće zaključavanjem određenog iznosa ethera u Makerove pametne ugovore. Do sada je izdano preko 200 milijuna dolara vrijednosti kredita i Maker ne pokazuje znakove posustajanja sa ponekad dvoznamenkastim mjesečnim rastom.

Vizualizacija rasta kredita i kolaterala u Makeru

MakerDAO je samo jedan od predstavnika nove generacije financijskih institucija izgrađenih na Ethereum blockchainu, a uz njega na BlockSplit dolaze Aave (ETHLend i AavePay), Limechain (Limepay), Electrocoin (Paycek) i drugi. Ukoliko vas zanima razvoj novih financijskih usluga, bilo kao programera, poduzetnika ili regulatora, BlockSplit konferencija je nešto što ne smijete propustiti!

Druga velika tema ovogodišnjeg BlockSplita je toliko bitna da je čak dobila i svoj vlastiti brending i odvojeni program (u kojem ćete doduše moći sudjelovati s ulaznicom za BlockSplit) DAO – “Decentralized Autonomous Organization” – a na BlockSplitu se koristi kao sinonim za trgovačka društva osnovana na blockchainu. Program fokusiran na DAO-e je dobio svoj naziv i web stranicu: daocon.io. Na DaoCon dolazi Aragon, čiji suosnivač će održati predavanje i radionice za poduzetnike početnike na kojima će izraditi svoju firmu i naučiti o naprednim mogućnostima Aragon platforme. Osim njih, na konferenciji će biti predstavljeni brojni projekti s uslugama i rješenjima za decentralizirane firme, kao i stručni  predavači koji će pričati o poslovnim, legalnim i tehnološkim aspektima ove teme.

Više kvalitetnih radionica

Blockchain je osnova poslovne i društvene infrastrukture budućnosti te će zamijeniti brojne centralizirane institucije na koje se društvo oslanja kako bi funkcioniralo, od sudstva, preko financijskog sustava do trgovine. To je industrija u kojoj se tek otvaraju mnoge vrijedne prilike te je svaki novi poslovni pothvat u ovoj industriji izrazito vrijedan. U Hrvatskoj i ostatku Jugoistočne Europe ih ipak nema baš puno. Zato je BlockSplit konferencija bitna, ona kroz kvalitetne prilike za učenje i umrežavanje pruža jednu od najboljih prilika za domaće tvrtke i talente da uđu u ovu industriju.

Workshops on day 1 of BlockSplit 2019

Osnova edukativnog programa BlockSplit konferencije su višesatne i cjelodnevne radionice.

Čak deset tehničkih i netehničkih radionica je najavljeno za ovogodišnju BlockSplit konferenciju. Sudionici će dobiti priliku dublje zagrebati u sljedeće teme:

  • razvoj poslovnih modela u blockchain industriji
  • izgradnja banke na blockchainu
  • osnivanje trgovačkog društva na blockchainu
  • izrada arbitarbilinih pametnih ugovora
  • stvaranje skalabilnih decentraliziranih bekenda
  • ciljano praćenje i analiza blockchain transakcija

Više poznatih projekata

Ethereum suvereno vlada ovogodišnjom BlockSplit konferencijom, a službeno je podršku konferenciji dala i sama Ethereum Foundation. Od projekata koji koriste Ethereum mrežu već smo opisali Aragon i MakerDAO. Osim njih u Splitu možete očekivati i sljedeće blockchain projekte:

  • Aave: startup koji je razvio usluge kredita i plaćanja preko blockchaina.
  • Colony: jedna od vodećih tvrtki koje omogućavaju stvaranje tvrtki na blockchainu
  • Electrocoin: najbržerastući hrvatski startup koji snažno ulaže u razvoj usluga plaćanja
  • Fluence: startup koji nudi uslugu decentraliziranog hostinga za aplikacije
  • Kleros: tvrtka koja gradi cijeli pravosudni sustav na blockchainu
  • LeapDAO: startup koji razvija rješenja za brze i besplatne transakcije na Ethereumu
  • Limechain: Bugarski startup koji razvija niz alata za Ethereum
  • Status: decentralizirana aplikacija za slanje poruka i interakciju s Ethereum blockchainom s naglaskom na globalnu otpornost na cenzuru
  • Tenderly: ovogodišnji dvostruki osvajači glavne nagrade na ETHParis hackathonu
  • i drugi

Alternativu Ethereumu predstavlja Aeternity, čije će boje na BlockSplitu predstavljati Luka Sučić, Mislav Javor i Alvaro Rodriguez Resino.

Osim ovih, uglavnom globalno poznatih projekata, na konferenciji će sudjelovati i najvažniji timovi iz regije, posebno Hrvatske, Slovenije, Srbije i Bugarske. To su manje poznati projekti, ali su zato izuzetno bitni kao pioniri ove industrije u regiji. BlockSplit i ove godine takvima pruža podij za predstavljanje i odskočnu dasku za rast i razvoj.

Demonstracija najnovijih tehnologija

Kakva bi to bila konferencija za promocije određene tehnologije, ako tu istu tehnologiju ne koristi ili njenu upotrebu ne pomaže kroz svoje aktivnosti? Prošle godine je bilo moguće kupiti ulaznice za BlockSplit konferenciju kriptovalutama, a ove godine idemo još dalje s primjenom blockchain tehnologije.

Ne samo da ćemo primijeniti postojeće tehnologije već će se na BlockSplitu neke od njih po prvi put testirati. To je u prvom redu Plasma kojoj će BlockSplit biti prvi veći test.

Ulaznice: NFT

Svi sudionici ovogodišnjeg BlockSplita dobit će jedinstveni Non Fungible Token (NFT) koji će biti dokaz o sudjelovanju te im omogućiti ulazak na konferenciju i ostale događaje. U budućnosti će posjedovanje ovog tokena omogućavati pristup novim uslugama, što će biti najavljeno tijekom budućih konferencija.

Valuta: Plasma + Burner Wallet + Dai

Plasma je ideja koju su inicijalno razvili Vitalik Buterin, osnivač Ethereuma i Joseph Poon, autor Lightni network ideje za rast Bitcoin mreže. Tehnologija plasme je jedna od najvećih nada za povećanje Ethereum mreže, a do sada nikada nije bila testirana sa stvarnim novcem i većim brojem korisnika. BlockSplit konferencija je prvi ozbiljan test za tu tehnologiju na svijetu, i oči cijele Ethereum zajednice će biti uperene u nas i projekt kojeg smo nazvali Sundai.

Sundai je valuta kojom će sudionici konferencije kupovati hranu, piće i druge proizvode i usluge na konferenciji. Prilikom registracije, sudionici će na mobitele instalirati vlastiti Burner Wallet i “napuniti ga” ovom valutom. Ukoliko potrošite sve sundaije, moći ćete ih još kupiti od naših partnera. Više o projektu pročitajte uskoro na našem blogu.

Vlastiti DAO

Sudionici konferencije imat će priliku izraditi vlastitu tvrtku na blockchainu. Kroz nekoliko radionica za poduzetnike početnike, Aragon će svim sudionicima pružiti podršku u otvaranju vlastite tvrtke.

Demo prostor

Za sve koji razvijaju usluge i proizvode na blockchainu, omogućiti ćemo prostor za demonstraciju istih zainteresiranim sudionicima konferencije. Ovdje ćete moći isprobati i naučiti koristiti alate kao što su Tenderly, Etherlime, Limepay, Aragon, i drugi.

Bolji zabavni program

Beachcon party

Prošlogodišnji party na plaži ispred Hotela Split je mnogim sudionicima bio vrhunac konferencije. Opuštena atmosfera, dobra glazba, hrana i piće bili su idealan ambijent za opoznavanje i druženje naših predavača i sponzora sa sudionicima konferencije. Ovogodišnji party obećava još veću zabavu i zadovoljstvo na lokaciji atraktivne Vile Dalmacije. Sve sudionike očekuje otvoreni šank i buffet roštilj, uz Dj-a.

Party započinje u 20h i traje do 2h ujutro. Ulaznice i više informacija na web stranici: party.blocksplit.org i facebook događaju.

Tokenhunt

Nakon uspješne realizacije na prošlogodišnjem Bločku (blockconf.io), Tokenhunt dolazi u Split. Tokenhunt je lov na blago u kojem sudionici kroz istraživanje i upoznavanje Splita skupljaju unikatne ključeve u obliku kripto tokena, koji tada otključavaju određene virtualne škrinje s nagradama na blockchainu. Za pobjedu će biti potrebna brzina, snalažljivost, surađivanje i/ili sabotaža, i neko od mobilnih sučelja za pristup Ethereum blockchainu poput Status.im aplikacije.

Svi posjetitelji konferencije imaju pravo sudjelovanja.

Crypto regatta

Slovenski startup PalmaBot usmjeren na investiranje i trgovanje kriptovalutama organizira vikend nakon konferencije “Crypto Regattu”. Riječ je o jedriličarskoj regati s razrađenim programom koji traje od subote do utorka, a svi zainteresirani mogu sudjelovati u jednodnevnom ili višednevnom jedrenju Jadranom.

Više o događaju ovdje: https://www.facebook.com/events/2319886451589199/

Turistički obilasci

Litto agencija se potrudila organizirati turističke obilaske Splita i izlete u okolicu, pa čak i jednodnevne izlete na Plitvička jezera ili dalmatinske otoke. Ukoliko dođete na BlockSplit, svoje slobodno vrijeme ćete moći dobro iskoristiti za uživanje u prirodi i kulturi Dalmacije.

Otvoreni i besplatni meetupi

Posljednje novosti koje donosi ovogodišnja BlockSplit konferencija su dva meetupa koja će se održati u četvrtak nakon radionica. Okupljanja prate tematski fokus konferencije, će tako prvi meetup okupiti sve zainteresirane za tematiku decentraliziranih organizacija, a drugi sve poklonike decentraliziranih financija. Format će biti panel rasprava u kojoj će sudjelovati predavači sa konferencije i drugi gosti.

Meetupi će se održati u vremenu između radionica i BeachCon zabave.

Blockchain workshops you shouldn’t miss

BlockSplit Conference is back!
  • Where?   Split, Croatia
  • When?    25. April 2019.
  • Tickets?  blocksplit.org

First, a note from organizers

Last year, BlockSplit brought full day blockchain workshops to Croatia. Developers and entrepreneurs interested in diving deeper into blockchain technology and business use-cases spent a day trying out Solidity, game theory and testing business ideas. Last years’ workshops were our first, and we have learned a great deal about what works and what doesn’t. We incorporated these learnings into BlockSplit 2019. While preparing the agenda we were led by a few ideas:

  • attract talented developers and entrepreneurs
  • cover the most promising use-cases
  • bring the best speakers
  • ensure useful outcomes

In this post, we present the first 4 workshops and you can judge for yourself if we achieved our goals.

Quick test: is this for you?

  1. You are an entrepreneur with an idea which uses blockchain or has a potential application in blockchain industry?
  2. You need more flexibility and options for your business than what is possible in your local jurisdiction, but don’t want to spend a fortune on lawyers or public notaries in a foreign country?
  3. Maybe you are more interested in building financial services and products but don’t have the necessary resources and connections to do it in the traditional financial system?
  4. You are a blockchain engineer working on a complex product where all the logic simply cannot be put into a smart contract?
  5. Do you want to be on time with new technological discoveries by learning and listening to world-famous speakers all in one place?

If the answer to only one question is yes – BlockSplit conference is something you shouldn’t miss!

We are proud to announce the first four workshops that are divided into the following topics:

  1. Business models design
  2. Creating a simple bank
  3. Creating a simple company
  4. Creating an arbitrable smart contract


1. Blockchain business models: the essentials

  • speaker: Alvaro Rodriguez Resino (independent business consultant)
  • type: non-technical

This workshop is meant to help entrepreneurs and business people alike to either validate their value proposition or find new ones, leveraging the blockchain technology. If you have a business idea, or you want to explore how the blockchain could help your current customers, in this workshop you will get the tools to find the right product-market fit. It’s a learn-by-doing experience, where we will combine theory with a hands-on approach in whatever business problems you might have.

2. Lending pools 101: the next step in decentralized finance

  • speakers: Emilio Frangella & Ernesto Boado ( blockchain engineers at Aave)
  • type: technical

Focused on very a hot topic – decentralized finance, this workshop will get you familiar with the next big application of blockchain in the financial industry – loans. It will start with an introduction to the decentralized lending ecosystem and liquidity pools and then continue with learning how to set up smart contracts and client environment on Ethereum. You will create lending pool smart contracts, create and test your lending pool and deploy it on the testnet.

3. Building a DAO: zero to hero

  • speaker: Mislav Javor (blockchain engineer and founder at AMPnet)
  • type: technical

One of the most promising applications of blockchain is transforming shareholder agreements (SHA) into self-executable code, aka DAO. SHA is the foundation of every company, and its form and execution are currently bound by laws and bureaucracy. This workshop will guide you through the key concepts and approaches in forming a company on a blockchain. It starts with an introduction to Ethereum blockchain and the concept of setting up a company. You will learn the basics of smart contracts and solidity, set up the environment, define  DAO smart contract features (voting, fund allocation, DAO owned smart contracts), write the contract, test the contract and deploy it on the testnet.

4. Arbitrable smart contracts: enabling real-world complexity

  • speaker: Clement Lesaege (CTO and founder at Kleros)
  • type: technical with lots of economics

Last but not least, is a workshop where you will learn how to make contracts which can create disputes to be resolved by an arbitrator. Traditional social contracts have a big advantage over smart contracts – they can manage complex transactions in a simple way by outsourcing the nuances to courts. Smart contracts currently don’t have that luxury and thus are limited to managing simple transactions. Solution to this is arbitrable smart contract. In this workshop, you will be designing the incentives and making the contract. You’ll be introduced to ERC792 Arbitrator and Arbitrable contracts. You will develop a simple escrow contract and connect it to an arbitrator. Also, you’ll pick your own use-case and develop an arbitrable contract of your choosing.

Additional info

All workshops start at 9 am and last 6 hours. The workshops have a limited number of seats, each workshop has a maximum of 25 participants. Do not wait too long for the decision to join us because the countdown started – only 26 days to the beginning.

After the workshops, you will have an opportunity to participate in meetups focused on DAOs and Decentralized Finance. The evening is reserved for a very special entertainment program and dinner (all included), so don’t miss this day full of activities!

And the last: subscribe for our newsletter and stay tuned because we have prepared for you more surprises (soon more details)!

 

Agenda structure

This is your introduction to the structure of BlockSplit Conference events.


  1. Day one:
    • Workshops
    • Beach Barbecue Party
  2. Day two:
    • Talks
      • Business talks
      • Development talks
      • Unconference
    • Expo
    • DaoCon Zero
    • Afterparty

1. Workshops

The first day is reserved for 8-hour long hands-on development workshops. There will be 5 workshop groups, with 1 speaker and 20 attendees each.

Workshops are meant to introduce developers to the topic and make them able to launch a job or start a project with the newly acquired knowledge. Each workshop should last 4 or 8 hours (including breaks), and it should be really hands on. It would probably best if it is arranged as a sort of a small project within a specific subject.

We will see what will be demand in terms of subjects and experience level. Workshop mentors are experienced developers. Attendees are experienced developers getting their hold on blockchain development.

 

2. Full talks

On the second day, in a Large Amphitheater (for up to 310 attendees) we will have 6 hours of development talks. Development talks should be about examples of pushing boundaries with blockchain technology – cutting edge technology and effort showcase and introduction.

This should be an introduction and the first step for a number of developers to get into a specific area within blockchain development. This is why we are looking for world-class experts to be speakers.  We are open for speaker applications and topic proposals.

Simultaneously, on the second day in a Small Amphitheater (up to 240 attendees), we will have 6 hours of business talks. Same purpose and idea as development track, just with business and economics related subjects. This track is designed for all those who want to learn more about business models, cryptoeconomics, incentivization, game theory, business opportunities, and other related subjects.

Our aim is to help future founders of blockchain projects to get a hold on these topics and round up their understanding about the subject in order to be able to launch successful startups. Speakers for this track should be experienced project leaders or experts with a deep understanding of the relevant topic. We are open for speaker applications and topic proposals.

 

3. Lightning talks

lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only 5 minutes, with an additional 5 minutes for Q&A. Presenters are encouraged to present their projects or anything which might spark interest and questions from the audience.

There will be several classrooms available for you to give lightning talk depending on your topic. Bear in mind that DAO related talks have a priority because of DaoCon.

Announcing BlockSplit 2019!

Hello again, world!

We are back and ready to have one more awesome conference in the most awesome of all the places – Split, Croatia. Please, reserve the dates in your calendar: 25.-26. April 2019.

BlockSplit is a conference for blockchain developers and businesses. Its aim is to help grow the global blockchain ecosystem. BlockSplit is an opportunity for developers and founders of next big blockchain projects to learn and meet. Active blockchain projects will be able to invest in growing their own respective communities by helping new members of the community in starting their own journey in this exciting industry. The conference is tailored for programmers and project managers looking at the potential of working with the blockchain technology.

The BlockSplit conference offers hands-on development workshops, development-oriented presentations and a broad introduction to crypto-economics and business. Attendees will obtain invaluable knowledge and network which will help them find opportunities in the industry, whether as developers or founders. BlockSplit is also catering to the needs of rapidly growing blockchain communities surrounding Open Source Software projects such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and other.

Sponsors and speakers are mostly from renowned blockchain projects. The conference purpose is to launch new developers and founders into blockchain space and help build both local and specific project related communities.

As we are preparing this year’s conference, we invite you to:

We have some surprises which we will soon unveil. We are looking into new ways to bring more value to our community which has truly grown over the past year.

See you all soon in Split!

Reimbursements for speakers

We are pleased with your interest in speaking at BlockSplit. Here you can find info about what costs we cover for our speakers and other terms of reimbursements. This post is regularly updated with additions.

BlockSplit is a conference by the community for the community. We are nonprofit (more about organizer here: blockada.io) and our budget is not big enough to cover all the costs (literally). This is why we invite you to help the conference by covering your costs if this is possible. On another hand, we are happy to return a favor by giving you some special perks.

So, if you can get by without reimbursement, please indicate that because it will increase your chances of being accepted to speak.

What do we reimburse?

Travel costs

  • Cost type: Flight tickets, bus tickets, car travel costs (excluding car rental).
  • Amount: Up to 250€ within Europe, up to 1000€ outside of Europe.
  • Type of speaker: Workshop or Full talk only

Accommodation costs

  • Cost type: room and breakfast
  • Nights:
    • 2 nights for Full talk speakers
    • 3 nights for Workshop speakers

We have an arrangement with one of our sponsors to provide accommodation in a luxury hotel. More details about that soon.