A practical look at BitCoins, for everyone from beginners to experts.

What is Bitcoin and why should you care? What the hell is a cryptocurrency anyway? Here we discuss the sorts of people that might want to use Bitcoins and how it addresses their particular needs.

Mining, buying, and selling Bitcoins So how do I get my hands dirty with this 80's cyberpunk fantasy? We'll talk about converting to and from traditional currencies in various ways and give a high level view of how mining works.

Spending Bitcoins Now that I have a wallet with Bitcoins in it, how do I turn these digital bits into real things? We give an overview of legal, illegal, and questionable channels for spending Bitcoins and how they relate to traditional commerce.

Potential threats to the future of Bitcoin Doesn't this all seem a bit sketchy? Sure does. We'll look at various challenges the currency might face and how they are or could be mitigated.

The technical bits Prove it. Do I have to? Ok, fine. We'll dive in to the technical side of things and discuss the cryptographic and peer-to-peer technology upon which the currency is built. Might involve some light math, but no promises. ;)

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  • Vuk D.

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    Please visit:
    http://www.BitPlastic.com/?aid=...­
    Just sign up for the affiliate program to earn 40% revenue share on your referrals. Promote the site to your friends and business colleagues and get paid 40% of all fees we collect from them. You can earn a longterm Bitcoin income stream using affiliate programs.
    You can also find other Bitcoin websites to promote by googling 'bitcoin affiliate program' and choosing a Bitcoin website that appeals to you.
    Vuk Djukic

    January 4, 2014

  • roddie

    Is mining still a possibility? or is buying bitcoins the way to go?

    April 11, 2013

  • Cedric

    Here's a video of the talk, enjoy!
    http://bit.ly/100nS3w

    March 22, 2013

  • Johnny K.

    It was nice to meet everybody! Great place for meetup.

    March 11, 2013

  • Jeff F.

    I'm super disappointed I missed out! Anyone going to the Convention in San Jose in a couple months?

    March 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes. Definitely.

      March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was really nice to meet everyone and see the growing interest in Bitcoin. Thank you to the excellent people at Rainbow Mansion for hosting the event!

    March 11, 2013

  • Peter B.

    Super fun space and people behind it.
    Detailed info on bitcoins available from several folks, not just the presenter - very informative event, thanks.

    March 10, 2013

  • holden c.

    got tons of useful info about bitcoins. Nice atmosphere and good presentation !

    March 10, 2013

  • Andy A.

    Woudn't miss it!

    1 · February 24, 2013

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