All of the Sydney Universities now offer Blockchain as part of their courses and most of the attendees at the  QESP Blockchain Workshop on 14th March were University students.   A number of  Sydney Blockchain Meetup groups are now welcoming new members. The groups range in size from a handful of member to thousands of members and there are Meetups taking place every month. The following are a few examples, any of which will provide links to other Meetup groups.


Government Blockchain Association (GBA)

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) ( ) brings together governments (at all levels) with industry, in order to create helpful dialog that will facilitate the efficient, ethical and rational adoption of blockchain technology so that this powerful innovation increases the quality of life for citizens across the world.
This meetup is for people who are interested in how blockchain technology impacts government agencies, departments, and other public organizations. We are made up of government employees, blockchain companies, contractors and interested parties in using and promoting government understanding and use of blockchain technology.
In addition to these local events, the GBA hosts technical, managerial and leadership training nationally and internationally. The GBA also host government specific conferences and events. To see a full list of our events on our calendar click HERE ( )
Sign up for the Free GBA Newsletter and latest information. ( )


Blockchain Professionals Sydney

Organized by Adriana Belotti

What we’re about

Started in 2014, this Sydney meetup for professionals is a forum to discuss Blockchain and other digital emergent technologies. Whether you’re new or have an existing interest, Blockchain professionals will put you in touch with others in the field.
To sponsor this meetup, please send a private message to one of the organisers. Sponsors presentations are always welcome (with prior planning).
**When we don’t have sponsors we charge a $5 fee to cover pizza. If you are a student or can’t afford the attendance fee, please contact the organiser and the fee will be waived for you.
Meetup Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our meetup are required to comply with the following code of conduct. If you do not wish to comply, you should reconsider attending our events.
Be excellent to each other ?
Our goal is to provide a harassment-free experience for everyone.
Language or imagery which belittles individuals based on personal characteristics protected under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 is prohibited.
Our meetups are safe environments for the expression of personal work and ideas. Participants are required to provide feedback in a positive manner. Ridicule, bullying or personal embarrassment will not be tolerated.
Meetup participants violating these rules will be sanctioned or expelled from the meetup or event without a refund at the discretion of the meetup organisers.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the organisers or hosts.


Blockchain Sydney

Organized by Rob Lynton

What we’re about

This is a group for people interested in Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology encompassing Smart Contracts, STO’s (Security Token Offerings) ICO’s (Initial Coin Offerings) IEO’s (Initial Exchange Offerings) Dapps (Decentralized Applications) and the whole shebang! There will be regular meetups every month with industry experts and Q&A panel discussions. Technical and non-technical people are welcome here and newcomers are encouraged to join.
If anyone is interested in sponsoring a meetup or keen to acquire a speaking slot please contact one of our organizers.
Join our lively informative Telegram Messenger group chat:
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Telegram Messenger Announcement Channel:
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Blockchain Educators | Sydney

Organized by Blockchain Educators

What we’re about

This group is organized by Blockchain Educators, we seek to provide blockchain educational courses, workshops and events. Our goal is to educate the blockchain community and keep you up to date with all of the new changes in blockchain technology.

We’re about:

Bitcoin · Cryptocurrency · Smart Contracts · Ethereum · Blockchain · BitShares · Hyperledger · Blockchain Development · Ethereum blockchain · Hyperledger Fabric · EOS · Blockchain Technology


Sydney Legal Hackers

Organized by Graeme Grovum

What we’re about

Legal Hackers is a global movement of lawyers, policymakers, technologists, and academics who explore and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. Through local meetups, hackathons, and workshops, Legal Hackers spot issues and opportunities where technology can improve and inform the practice of law and where law, legal practice, and policy can adapt to rapidly changing technology.

We are explorers. We are doers. We are Legal Hackers.



Organized by ACS NSW

What we’re about

Welcome to ACS NSW Meet up!
The ACS is the professional association for Australia’s Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) sector. This meet up is for anyone who like all things tech!
Our events will be focused on the following area’s-
Emerging technologies in AR/ VR
Gaming Development
Come along and bring a friend, the more the merrier!
REMINDER: If you would like to attend our events, don’t forget to register through our event page (link will be attached to all Meetup event pages) as RSVP’ing on here will not register you.


Other Blockchain News

“Researchers want to prevent counterfeit pharmaceuticals from flooding the market. They have recently published a blockchain protocol that could do just that.”

So says a  15 April 2019 ScienceDaily paper from Portland State University (PSU), which  describes how PSU researcher Nirupama Bulusu professor of computer science at the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, worked with PSU computer science doctoral student Naif Alzahrani to publish “A new product anti-counterfeiting blockchain using a truly decentralized dynamic consensus protocol” in the journal Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience.

Story Source:

Materials provided by Portland State University. Note: Content may be edited for style and length.

Journal Reference:

  1. Naif Alzahrani, Nirupama Bulusu. A new product anti-counterfeiting blockchain using a truly decentralized dynamic consensus protocol. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 2019; e5232 DOI: 10.1002/cpe.5232

Cite This Page:

Portland State University. “Blockchain protocol to prevent counterfeit pharmaceutical sales.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 April 2019.

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