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Wayra Bitcoin Meetup

A special bitcoin meetup focusing on indigenous new start-up companies and the problems they solve in the Bitcoin ecosystem.

Event Start: 7pm
Location: Wayra Dublin Offices (O2 Offices on John Rogersons Quay, right by the Samuel Beckett Bridge)

Overview of market opportunities for blockchain based technologies - Martin Codyre

Martin Codyre will present a brief overview of the opportunities in the ecosystem that have been enabled by Satoshi Nakamoto’s breakthrough solution to the Byzantine Generals Problem that has made bitcoin like products feasible.

The State of Bitcoin Security - Jean Pierre Rupp - Haskoin

Bitcoin key storage and strategies for safekeeping, such as offline wallets, brainwallets and multi-signature accounts.
Jean-Pierre Rupp works on multi-signature hierarchical deterministic wallet technology at Haskoin, a Bitcoin technology startup in Dublin.

Colored coins and the future of Bitcoin - Flavien Charlon

Flavien Charlon will give an overview of the concept of colored coins, and how the Bitcoin network can be utilized to store and exchange in a decentralized way stocks, currencies, properties and many other kind of assets. He will then offer an exclusive preview of a new service relating to colored coins.

Bitwasp: An open source Bitcoin Marketplace - Thomas Kerin

Centralized services in the Bitcoin ecosystem has lead to a slew of high-profile heists. The Bitwasp Marketplace allows users to transact trustlessly, and lets anyone set up their own with just a web server and the standard Bitcoin client.

Q & A with Speakers

Time will be limited but if you are working on (or want to work on) startup ideas in the Bitcoin ecosystem let us know (by emailing [masked]) and we may be able to give you a short timeslot. ( This would be great for anyone looking to start a new business and looking for cofounders)

Bios of speakers:

Martin Codyre:
Martin gave his first public talk on Bitcoin in Dublin in early 2012 and has been a keen advocate since 2011. He has been fascinated by cryptocurrencies since first researching them in 2003. A veteran of Wall Street where he built algorithmic trading systems for 11 years for firms like Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch before getting bored and jumping into the startup space in 2007.

Jean Pierre Rupp:
Jean Pierre is the CTO of Haskoin, a Dublin based company setting a new standard and paradigm in Bitcoin wallet security. Jean Pierre has been involved in the Bitcoin community for several years. He is well known globally in Bitcoin having discovered a major Bitcoin Android wallet vulnerability in August 2013 which made global news and also contibuted to the mojocoin test faucet

Flavien Charlon:
Flavien Charlon is the CEO the Dublin startup Predictious, a Bitcoin prediction and derivative market where users trade predictions about future events. Flavien Charlon has previously worked on social and mobile applications, and got involved with Bitcoin in 2012.

Thomas Kerin:
Thomas Kerin is the CTO of Bitwasp, which aims to provide an open-source, secure platform to allow anyone in the world buy or sell goods without relying on services provided by third parties. Been involved in Bitcoin since 2011, and hasn't looked back!

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  • Paul W.

    If any Dublin bitcoin startups are looking for funding,
    You should consider seedcamp, they are pan-european accelerator and have signed up a bitcoin startup "Elliptic" recently at their London week.

    Coming to Dublin in May, more details and to apply

    1 · March 18, 2014

  • Michał R.

    Great event, very inspiring and informative. Please tag with #bitcoinireland for future events.

    March 15, 2014

  • STAndrews

    Great Meetup Guys, I'll be sure to share all the upcoming Dublin solutions to my friends in NYC & DC!

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Fergal R

    Great event - many thanks to the organisers.

    Also excellent to see so many genuinely interesting projects, tackling hardcore problems.
    Really interesting stuff. Thanks for taking the time to present to us.

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Martin

    So we didn't have a hashtag for the event "an oversight" but here are some tweets from attending members that set the tone. - Martin Codyre

    Follow @martincodyre Awesome ideas at Bitcoin meetup @WayraIRL. Thanks @martincodyre @ronanlyn @FlavienCharlon @thomaskerin @paradimeshift

    — Patrick Walsh (@pwlsh) March 13, 2014

    BOOM! @Predictious CEO just unveiled worlds first @colored_coins webwallet at tonights Dublin Bitcoin meetup @coindesk @aantonop @WayraIRL

    — Martin Codyre (@martincodyre) March 14, 2014
    @Wayra hosting great #bitmob 2nite in Dublin Lot of great crypto skills on display. Money2.0 in safe hands in Ireland. @davidmcw @GTCost

    — Karl Gray (@paradimeshift) March 13, 2014

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Martin

    Thanks a lot for attending last night folks,

    Great participation last night and epic to see Flavien announce the worlds first colored coins web wallet. Keep an eye on it, and for anyone who got beta invites make sure to give him feedback.

    As always, JP Rupp gave us a great talk where he spoke on an overview of multisig wallet technology and how his product @haskoin implements HD wallets (considered the solution to the current vulnerabilities in the bitcoin wallet world)

    Great work on Bitwasp (the open source marketplace software designed to operate with bitcoin safely and to preserve privacy) was presented by Thomas Kerrin and it looks like it will soon be ready for the mainstream.

    Here is a link to the coindesk "State of Bitcoin" presntation I cited in my talk:

    March 14, 2014

  • Martin

    Great participation

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent event and venue. Martin's talk on the background of Bitcoin was very good.

    2 · March 14, 2014

  • Michal P.

    Few smaller Polish Exchanges hacked in past few weeks and today the biggest one - Bitcurex. Polish Mt Gox. Hack was done just few hours ago. - in polish

    March 14, 2014

  • Paul W. yet...loved the open discussion part.

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Michal P.

    Great source of knowledge!

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Adam B.

    Something came up last minute so my slot is free for one lucky person... hope it's a productive evening for you all.

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Colm L.

    really sorry that i'll miss this evening!

    1 · March 13, 2014

    • Ronan L.

      Cheers, hope you can make it next time Colm

      1 · March 13, 2014

  • douglas

    look what i found: CPU mining \o/

    March 10, 2014

    • Adam B.

      Great news, I'm going for a pint up there next week for sure.

      2 · March 5, 2014

  • douglas

    mt-gox died, bye bye

    1 · February 25, 2014

  • eircoin

    I tried that a few months ago but didnt get much response... Maybe we're out of the wilderness now :)

    February 19, 2014

  • Paul W.

    Hi All,
    Just created the BitcoinIRL subreddit on reddit so we can keep the conversation going.

    2 · February 18, 2014

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