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Bitcoin: what is it and why is it?

  • Jun 3, 2013 · 7:30 PM

Topic:    Bitcoin: what is it and why is it?

Speaker:  Peter Wan
Research Technologist II
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA

Location: CCCi
7000 Central Pkwy, 3rd floor conference room
Atlanta, GA 30328
(About two blocks from Sandy Springs MARTA station)
(GPS Coordinates:[masked], [masked])

Date:     Monday, June 3, 2013
Time:     7:30pm

Forbes and other financial magazines have had a lot to say about
Bitcoin and its dramatic run-up.  It doesn't behave like curren-
cy, sometimes it looks like a commodity.  Some people have made
gains, some have had losses, some use it for less-than-honorable
purposes.  The world governments and financial institutions are
really not sure what to make of it.

Our speaker will give us the background of Bitcoin, how it is
"coined", and how it works.
Prior to the meeting, there will be an informal, non-structured
"guru" session open to anyone wishing to attend.  This will start
around 6:45pm in the meeting room, and we will have one or more gu-
rus available to discuss whatever topics/problems/questions the at-
tendees care to bring up.
E-mail facilities have been graciously provided by Dragon Networks,
Inc.  Please visit their web site at to learn
of their many services.
It is with great pride that we recognize our Corporate Sponsors.
Being aware of the contributions made by the AUUG membership to the
Information Technology community, these firms, both large and
small, have made a commitment to provide assistance to AUUG.  We
are both pleased and grateful for their sponsorship, and hope that
they will continue to support AUUG in the days to come.
Subsequent Meeting:  Monday, July 1, 2013;  7:30 pm
Topic: OpenNMS
Speaker: Jeff Gehlbach
For those who need some sustenance before the meeting, you will
find kindred AUUG spirits at "Applebee's" restaurant, 130 Perimeter
Center Place (corner of Meadow Lane Rd, next to Loehman's) about 10
blocks from the meeting place.  Drop in any time after 5:30pm to
sit around and chew the fat and indulge in some of their fine cui-
sine.  This is a chance for folks to get together and exchange ru-
mors, ideas, assistance, etc.

There is no charge to attend the meeting, nor any fee for member-
ship.  Just show up!

For directions to meeting or other information, see:

Corporate Sponsors:
Matrix Resources
Mirant Corporation          [now part of GenOn Energy]
Hewlett-Packard Co.
Sun Microsystems            [Now part of Oracle Corp]
Morris, Manning & Martin L.L.P.
Dragon Networks, Inc.

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  • Brent L.

    Peter did a great job. Very lively discussion.

    1 · June 4, 2013

  • Rob F.

    I have a mining rig that I could bring running LTC-BAMT if there is any interest in long as I can plug it in and leave it running. I am also currently in the process of building out a mining Colo at my office with watercooling for the GPUs.

    June 3, 2013

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