This is a work in progress and will be updated and shared on Aloha Fridays. Please let me know of any Hawaii based projects @vagobond or firstname.lastname@example.org
There was another excellent IRL event last week. Our regular Friday night, no agenda get together brought some great conversations, new friendships, and interesting ideas. Folks also gathered together for various events and at different places in small scale friend groups that were born through the Twitter group, the Facebook page, or the Discord. It’s nice to think that these IRL meetups are leading to IRL friendships – and it’s true.
Online there was the bi-weekly Bitcoin meetup yesterday, at least one Twitter space, and more. I’ll try to get better at listing these here as time goes on. There is a Twitter space on Wednesdays at 6pm HST.
Our friend Watase.eth, founder of the Aloha Frens project held three online workshops over three nights in the Aloha Frens discord. These were token gated for holders of Aloha Frens, but the intentionally low price of those shouldn’t hold you back, well worth the value. The workshops essentially taught everything you need to know about building a generative pfp project from art to generation to smart contract to web design and integration. Aloha Frens may have been the most valuable NFT I’ve bought just for that information. Thanks Watase.eth!
Also this week, Jasper Wong (Fomo Mofos) was announced as the lead artist for the exciting new Web3/IRL project AP3 Island – read more about that in this week’s Vagobond Magazine.
Hawai`i Blockchain Gatherings/Events:
5/20/2022 6pm- 7pm, Blockchain Informal – Whole Foods Kaka’ako – informal meetup and chill event for all blockchain interested or involved people. There is no agenda here – just a chance to meet up in real life, make some frens, and enjoy a bit of breath together.
Hawai`i Blockchain News
Not much in the way of Hawaii news this week, but given that most of the news to come out of crypto was pretty grim, we can count that as a win. No news is good news in this case, so get out there and enjoy those graduations and get ready for the tourists to descend upon us in record numbers very soon.
Helpful Hawai`i Blockchain Resources:
- Ryan Ozawa’s Hawaii Crypto Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hawaiicrypto/
Highly recommended. Great information and friendly ohana. https://www.hawaiicrypto.net
- Honolulu Bitcoin/Crypto Meetup Group: https://www.meetup.com/honolulu-bitcoin-crypto-meetup-group/
Sean and Aliko have created a safe space for new or experienced crypto people to connect. They’ve also created the excellent How to Crypto Hawaii (https://www.howtocryptohawaii.com/) website that has a wealth of local information on it that is helpful for people of all levels in the aloha state (and a Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/howtocryptohawaii/)
- Honolulu Bitcoin Devs https://www.meetup.com/honolulu-bitdevs/
- Chainlink Honolulu Devs https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-odvuqzln/
- Ethereum Hawaii https://www.meetup.com/Ethereum-Hawaii/
- https://hawaiicrypto.org – Doesn’t seem to have much specific to Hawaii, just an affiliate link to Gemini
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Aloha NFT – https://alohanft.com |
Crypto & Token Projects:
Hawaii Coin – https://www.hawaii-crypto.com I bought some of these. It’s actually one of the oldest crypto projects out there (not just in Hawaii) and has seen little peaks of interest over the years where it looks like it might revive, but so far, nope.
Aloha Coin – http://hawaii-nation.org/alohacoin.html I helped to write the White Paper for this back in 2017, but the project just seemed to drop of the radar, devs stopped responding, etc. It still sits right where it was.
Exchanges & Bitcoin ATMs:
I’m not going to reinvent the wheel here: How To Crypto Hawaii has an excellent and up to date page that lists the exchanges that can be used in Hawaii, the pros and cons, and more.