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Digital Wallet Work Day

Friday, January 27 at 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Lillis Business Complex, Room 285
955 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR

Attend this Professional Edge workshop for a fully supported walkthrough of setting up and using a crypto wallet—your portal to everything in Web3. No prior knowledge is assumed or required.

A digital wallet is your portal to everything in Web3. In order to use almost any decentralized application, you need to first "connect a wallet." In this workshop, new users will be onboarded to their first crypto wallet. We will use the Polygon network, where transactions are very cheap, so participants will be able to participate at no cost. By the end of the workshop, participants will have completed the following tasks:

  • Send tokens to another user
  • Mint an NFT
  • Use OpenSea to view your NFT
  • "Burn" a token
  • Complete a trade ("swap") on Uniswap
  • Use your wallet to vote on a proposal

The workshop will also cover wallet safety tips and options for diving deeper.


  • You must complete the steps to set up your Metamask digital wallet prior to the workshop. This should take approximately 10 minutes. Detailed instructions will be provided upon registration. You will not be able to participate if you have not completed these steps.
  • Though no prior knowledge or experience is required, we highly recommend you watch the Introduction to Web3 and Cryptoassets video series prior to the workshop. This 4.5 hour video series, led by University of Oregon Professor Steve McKeon, introduces the topic of Web3 and cryptoassets. The initial portion of the series covers fundamentals of blockchains. How they work, why they are important, and what the use cases are for this technology. The series then moves on to study Bitcoin, the earliest and largest asset in this space. After setting these foundations, the series examines challenges for technology, such as energy consumption and cyber security. Finally, the sessions in the later part of the series cover specialized topics such as decentralized finance (DeFi), non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs).

Competency Alignment

  • Critical thinking
  • Technology

About the Instructor

Steve McKeon earned a PhD in finance and master's degree in economics at Purdue University. His academic research has been published in the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. His commentary and work appears regularly in major media outlets such as CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, NY Times, Forbes, and MarketWatch.

His industry experience includes six years as the chief financial officer of a Napa Valley winery and he co-founded Skyward, a commercial drone software firm that was acquired by Verizon. He has been lecturing on the topic of cryptoassets at University of Oregon since 2017, where he is a tenured professor (on leave), as well as executive education sessions at Cambridge University, and University of California, Berkeley.

About Professional Edge

Professional Edge is an industry-informed collection of short courses designed to help students develop cutting-edge skills essential in the modern job market.

During Professional Edge workshops, you'll build targeted, practical skills—in an interactive and engaging format—that will allow you to distinguish yourself in a field of other job applicants. As a participant, you'll receive guidance from instructors informed by the latest business trends and leave with tangible tools and stories you can leverage in your career search.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Workshop


Lundquist College of Business, Professional Edge

Target Audience

All Students, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students







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