Introduction to Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies #1 @ 219 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-4011, United States, San Francisco [20 February]

Introduction to Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies #1


346
20
February
19:30 - 21:00

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219 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-4011, United States
Tickets are live: eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-bitcoin-blockchain-and-cryptocurrencies-tickets-42177555203. There are 100 tickets available for this day.

I spoke at the earlier talk: facebook.com/events/569028080153854/

Trust-less digital currencies have long been sought after by cypherpunks and libertarians. The blockchain, conceived in 2008, was the final piece needed to make a digital decentralized currency workable. Bitcoin was the first functional decentralized digital currency and the most widely known blockchain technology today. Bitcoin has since garnered publicity for it's meteroic rise in valuation, the birth of darknet markets, ransomeware, high-profile thefts on the scale of hundreds of millions, and its potential to redefine money.

In this talk I'll cover Bitcoin and the blockchain as a monetary system — cryptocurrencies.

I'll be giving an overview of the blockchain, Bitcoin, major cryptocurrencies, the major differences between them. I'll answer questions such as:

What is Bitcoin? How does it work? Why is it interesting? What is the blockchain? What are the major cryptocurrencies and how are they differnet? What are the major usecases for blockchain projects? Is there a bubble and how big is it? Why is there Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash? How is Bitcoin going to scale to 7 billion people? What are new features coming out and why are they important? What kinds of features will Bitcoin 3.0 projects have?

The idea is to cover enough that if you've never heard of Bitcoin you can leave with a sense of wonder for these incredible technologies. At the very least you will understand how they work and why it has the potential to be money 2.0.
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