Bitcoins on the rise, bubble or balloon?

If it's warm enough we will meet at Red Bar, IFC, where you can bring your own drinks and food, enjoy free wifi, exchange/sell/buy BTC and discuss everything related to Bitcoins, the philosophy, economics, business models, mathematics, finance etc!
If it's cold and misty we will meet at the Queen Victoria on Lockhart Road in Wan Chai, where beer only costs 25 HKD, thats only about 0.04 BTC as of today, March 27!

8th April update: For beginners: Open a wallet on blockchain.info and download their app to your smartphone. That way we can buy and sell bitcoins to each other easily :)

If you want my phone number so you can find us easily just get in touch with me (Guy).

I believe a can of beer costs only 0.008 BTC now ;) [or 0.004 BTC for a can of Coke, for the teetotal and/or very young among us]

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  • Linder

    We built a bitcoin exchange platform of HK. Take a look if somebody want to buy and sell Bitcoins.https://www.bitcashout.com

    Any advice will be appreciated:)

    1 · June 19, 2013

    • Jennifer C.

      is the biggest bitcoin trading platform in HK now called "Mycoin" ?

      May 2, 2014

    • Leonhard W.

      do you have a link to mycoin?

      May 2, 2014

  • Jennifer C.

    when is the next gathering event again ?

    1 · May 2, 2014

  • Shabab

    Someone MUST be thinking of opening a btc exchange in hk!!!! Come oooonnn singapore has it's first already!

    May 24, 2013

    • Linder

      Is GBL a real BTC exchange platform...They said"客戶帳號被盜公司全額賠付"­, it seemed too good to be true.

      June 2, 2013

    • Filipe F.

      Bitfinex (bitfinex.com) is HK-based, but currently only accepts bank transfers in USD. According to the founder, Raphael, multi-currency support should appear soon.

      1 · June 7, 2013

  • Boris R.

    I'm looking to buy, who's selling?

    May 25, 2013

    • Linder

      How many bitcoins you want to buy, and could your price?

      June 2, 2013

  • Jay F.

    Hey Stuart, if you're on here send me your email address. Cheers

    April 17, 2013

  • Leonhard W.

    Great seeing you all today! Feel free to join the facebook group if you want to stay in touch! https://www.facebook.com/groups/115417511989192/

    April 17, 2013

  • Leonhard W.

    Great! About 12 people showed up with big enthusiasm and lots of ideas!

    1 · April 16, 2013

    • Guy

      Let's organise another one

      3 · April 17, 2013

  • Jay F.

    Great to meet everyone, catch you next time!

    2 · April 16, 2013

  • Meiin

    Sorry guys something turned up and I don't think I'll make it tonight. Would we have another meetup like this in the near future?

    April 16, 2013

  • Casper C.

    Got here a bit early. :)

    Guys here?

    April 16, 2013

    • Leonhard W.

      Im here! South-western corner of ifc2

      April 16, 2013

  • Victoria J.

    What a pity that I can't make it tonight. Hope next event will be coming soon.

    April 16, 2013

  • Nathan G.

    See you soon

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could make it tonight. Looks like a solid group. See you next time.

    April 16, 2013

  • Kristin

    Great! Can't wait to meet everyone - have a late meeting, so will be there closer to 8:-)

    April 16, 2013

  • Leonhard W.

    Good weather, very low chance of rain. See you all on the rooftop of IFC mall tonight at 7pm! Send me an email with your phone number if you have questions or trouble finding the place, i will call you back! [masked]

    April 16, 2013

  • Larry S.

    can't make it. have fun!

    April 15, 2013

  • Anthony

    just wondering whether mining still profitable nowadays?

    April 15, 2013

  • Shabab

    what a ride past few weeks have been. phew.

    April 13, 2013

  • Leonhard W.

    Hey! Great to see so many discussions here beforehand! I've created a facebook group so that it would be easier for us to continue these. If you prefer a Google+ community, please feel free to create one!
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/115417511989192/

    1 · April 12, 2013

    • Boris R.

      Please contact me -- messaged you on facebook

      April 13, 2013

  • Boris R.

    Can you change Sunday to Saturday or earlier ? I'm flying off on Sunday. I may be interested to sell or buy bitcoin when me meet, as well. Don't know for sure yet.

    April 10, 2013

  • Sunny C.

    hi, nice to meet you guys. Just got myself a few Bitcoins at Mt.Gox.

    I am quite surprised that Bitcoin trading has not picked up momentum in HKD. What would the reasons be?

    April 11, 2013

    • Casper C.

      Myguess

      1; Hong Kong got strict rules on the financial market, one would easily cross the line if not fully understood the legislation, and having the HKMA just get things more complicated

      2:Currency, HKD are backed by the fiat-ness of USD, floating around 7.79 with almost no fluctuation. Therefore you can just pump your coins to USD

      3:We got RMB excahnges, you can do a RMBHKD exchange easily too!

      4:Who cares about the little society of Hong Kong if no one cares about Bitcoin Here?

      April 11, 2013

  • Casper C.

    seems the number of participants are growing by a factor of 4....
    2--->8--->.....32?
    hhhmmmmm.... can IFC hold 128 people for the future meetups... lol

    2 · April 10, 2013

    • Casper C.

      well... after a good night of sleep.. we've got down a bit now... a soft landing which kinda pops for the good of Bitcoin :)

      April 11, 2013

    • Guy

      It would be interesting to discuss why the local media don't mention bitcoin, when they are very popular and they are financial!

      2 · April 11, 2013

  • Leonhard W.

    Hi! Bastien and I will be hanging out at the 孖啡 Double Cafe in Mong Kok this Sunday from 13-16 selling bitcoins.
    http://www.openrice.com/english/restaurant/sr2.htm?shopid=23308
    If you are interested, just show up!
    Boris, want to come and hang out with us?

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Boris R.

    Hi, I am visiting Hong Kong but won't be around until 16th. Does any one want to meet to create a bitcoin Hong Kong / Canada connection?
    I'm also an objectivist -- we can talk about philosophy and how it applies to bitcoin. Finally, I'm looking for someone with ICBC business bank account that can give me a reference (I can pay for this).

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Casper C.

    Hey, just asking the guys who went to the meet up last time. What is the approx. time you guys finish the meeting. Just would like to report to my parents, you know they got some worries about the event, reasonable worries.

    April 8, 2013

    • Guy

      The initial phase finished at around 9pm last time. But you are welcome to come and go as you wish! Please message me privately for my phone number and other credentials if your parents need reassurance.

      April 9, 2013

    • Casper C.

      thanks, my parents have noted

      1 · April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    keep smiling, charging, dreaming

    2 · April 9, 2013

  • Jason W.

    Should be able to attend :)

    April 4, 2013

    • Guy

      Hi Jason, I will sell you bitcoins for HKD. Please get in touch.

      April 8, 2013

    • Jay F.

      Also willing to buy/sell BTC-HKD either way

      April 8, 2013

  • Shabab

    One other thing I think would be beneficial to think about before we meet is to really think about what YOU want from Bitcoin. Do you wan't to invest, do you want to start mining, do you want to start a bitcoin-related startup, do you want to spread awareness, etc, etc as the Bitcoin world is seriously infinite.

    1 · April 6, 2013

    • Shabab

      left out the most important bit: think about how much risk you're okay with. :)

      April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    thx

    April 6, 2013

  • William

    Lost of confidence in currency war

    April 5, 2013

  • Ken L.

    I would like to join :)

    2 · April 5, 2013

  • Shabab

    Hi guys! Can't wait to meet you fellow revolutionaries! I've gone overdrive on learning as much as possible faaaaast given the speed Bitcoin is progressing at (not just price, but reach and adoption amongst reputed websites and mentions in the mainstream media). Even if you can't buy bitcoins right now don't worry, just go crazy and open 135 tabs about bitcoin and just guzzle all the info you can as it will save you time later and definitely definitely a lot of money.

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • Nat L.

    Hi all...thinking....

    April 4, 2013

    • Casper C.

      Oh thats you.... :), confirmed

      April 4, 2013

  • Xia

    would love to join this meetup! what's the difference between bubble and balloon btw? :p

    April 2, 2013

    • Kristin

      Bubbles pop, and balloons fly upwards, and then...um...pop. Lol:-P

      2 · April 2, 2013

    • Casper C.

      I guess for this rise. It would be an aeroplane. Rises and safely lands. Perhaps somewhere 100. Then it would be a rocket and lands safely or Mars or Moon.

      April 3, 2013

  • Casper C.

    I will do my best to arrange my time. Mett you guys soon :)

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • Casper C.

    I am under 18. Anyway have fun guys :), (and surf on the rise of the coins!)

    March 27, 2013

    • Guy

      Hi Casper, technically we will not be at the bar, but rather on that floor of IFC2, which is a public space. Feel free to bring any drink you like from 7-11 or any other retailer!

      March 29, 2013

    • Casper C.

      sounds like a good one. I'd see if I have time, busy secondary school life. You know~

      April 3, 2013

  • Franta

    Hi, I am involved in bitcoin community in central Europe, investing and modelling. I will be visiting Hong Kong during 14th and 17th May and would love to get in touch with you. I will probably give a talk on HKU and maybe at DimSumLabs.

    3 · March 29, 2013

    • Guy

      Hi Frantisek, I'm a postdoc at HKU, can you send me more details about your talk?

      1 · March 30, 2013

    • Kristin

      Awesome Frantisek - look forward to coming along to see it! Feel free to post the details to the group:-)

      1 · April 2, 2013

  • Xia

    Hello BTC people! :)

    2 · April 2, 2013

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