Intro and discussion of Bitcoin Association Switzerland

Stefan Greiner, Johann Gevers and me (Luzius Meisser) have recently founded the Bitcoin Association Switzerland. We have previously discussed this with Jon Matonis from the Bitcoin Foundation in the US who offered us an affiliate agreement. We want to discuss this and many other matters with you and hope that you join the association.

We will hold a quick presentation at 19:00, bringing everyone up to date about what happend so far. This is followed by an open discussion. There is quite a bit of work to do. Ideas for projects are:

- Setting up a website
- Creating the content for the website (e.g. legal FAQ)
- Fundraising for a Bitcoin ATM in Switzerland
- Raising Bitcoin awareness
- etc.

See you the 20th! (The Saal, where we meet, is upstairs and separate from the restaurant.)

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  • Dentist Dr. Garry B.

    Private international bankers hated Tally Sticks, because they created no debt and they could earn no compound interest. When the Tally Sticks were burned, inside the houses of Parliament, as the bankers succeeded in imposing their fiat money, the Houses of Parliament burned down. A prescient metaphor.

    January 26, 2014

  • Dentist Dr. Garry B.

    Has anyone ever heard of Tally Sticks? England used them successfully for 700 years. The sticks, stocks, were exchanged by people to pay taxes. This is where the expression, "Stock Exchange" arises. Bitcoin will come into its own, when the Government accepts them to pay your taxes.

    January 26, 2014

  • Dentist Dr. Garry B.

    Dr. Garry Bonsall, Basel's English Dentist, is the first dentist in Switzerland to accept Bitcoin

    January 26, 2014

  • Rosamund K.

    Practical question - is there a simple and cheap way of parking a car ?

    November 19, 2013

  • Francisco

    Hey guys. Looking forward to meet you all again at the meeting of Wed, November 20, 2013. I'm definitely interested on joining you guys. On the other hand, talking about BTC ATM, I want to let you know that I'm already in talks with Jordan Kelley (Robocoin.com CEO) to bring a BTC machine to Zurich. He will let me know when it is possible to make the delivery (either January, February or March next year). See you guys on Wednesday!

    1 · November 16, 2013

    • Dentist Dr. Garry B.

      While you're at it, get us one in Basel too. After all, Basel is home to the BIS

      January 26, 2014

  • Matteo

    "Bitcoin is a like Switzerland: Independent, decentralized, and a bit democratic".
    Seriously? Switzerland operates under the same financial-scam system just like the US and other countries. It issues bonds (i.e. debt that we'll have to repay through taxes, funny thing: public debt keeps rising!) that big banks buy, then banks sell those bonds to the central bank which pays them with money created on a computer keyboard out of nowhere. Switzerland can be as independent, decentralized and democratic as you want, with puppets thinking they have freedom cause they can vote… but they're part of the same scam just like american people.
    Bitcoin is nowhere like Switzerland. I think it is an unsuitable metaphor.

    November 8, 2013

    • Niklas N.

      @Danemark is not doing so bad apparently ...

      I moved to Switzerland from Denmark, 2 years ago. Not a day goes by where I do not cherish that decision, and feel gratitude towards Switzerland and the Swiss for letting me live here and thus escape socialism and poverty - and to live a life in freedom and with opportunity.

      1 · November 14, 2013

    • Dentist Dr. Garry B.

      EU = Titanic, Switzerland = Liferaft

      January 26, 2014

  • Andy P.

    Unfortunately i wont be able to attend as planned due to early signs of a cold. Looking forward to any slides or secondary summaries! All the best.

    November 20, 2013

  • Johann G.

    I'm in Singapore (very successful Bitcoin conference here) so I won't be able to attend our meetup tonight, unfortunately. It's an exciting time for Bitcoin on many fronts, and I believe we can contribute to Bitcoin's success in Switzerland through our planned activities in Bitcoin Switzerland.

    The world's first Bitcoin ATM was placed in Vancouver by friends of mine (Bitcoiniacs is their company), so we have a direct link to get them to place one in Zürich and other parts of Switzerland (or we can do it independently from them—I notice Francisco is already taking the initiative).

    I'll still be in Asia until mid-December (including the Bitcoin conference in Bangalore, 14-15 December), but look forward to being back in Switzerland for Christmas and seeing you all again after an extended period of travel.

    1 · November 20, 2013

  • Mathieu

    Hello, would it be possible to set that up a weekend? Zurich is quite a long way from Geneva....

    November 7, 2013

    • Mathieu

      Tanks a lot lot Bernhard ! That's really nice :-)

      November 12, 2013

    • Johann G.

      For future meetups, people who've come a long way to the Zürich meetups can also crash at my place in Zug (20 minutes from downtown Zürich). I'm in Asia now, but will be back in Switzerland for Christmas.

      2 · November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    :-)

    November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will there be any project proposal, interested people might want to join? I'm working on http://github.com/hsk81/ccoin-xx & http://github.com/hsk81/quotestream for example.

    November 18, 2013

  • Maciek Z.

    What is the time of the next meetup?
    Is it going to be held in english? :)

    November 16, 2013

  • Rosamund K.

    Thanks for that information

    November 14, 2013

  • Yves Z.

    Hi, I would also like such a meetup in Geneva.

    1 · November 12, 2013

  • Lucas B.

    Can you please publish the articles of incorporation of the association before the meetup?

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Lucas B.

    As we will discuss if the Bitcoin Association Switzerland will join the Bitcoin Foundation as a chapter or not, I encourage everybody to read this article:
    http://bitcoinmagazine.com/7991/a-propoganda-war/

    Bitcoin is a like Switzerland: Independent, decentral, and a bit democratic
    In my opinion we should not join any international organisation to serve as an independent, neutral place. Remember why are you in Switzerland? Is it only the job you have here or is it also the freedom? The freedom and independence which is in our roots and with Bitcoins we can get even more freedom and less regulation from the government. But we have to defend our new won freedom, and capitulate in front of the US by regulating Bitcoin is for sure not the right way to do this. Let us stay independent.

    November 8, 2013

  • José P.

    Dear Bitcoin fans, I am pleased to invite you to a workshop organized by the Latinamerican Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland about Bitcoin. The workshop will be performed by Dr. Christian Jaag. More information here:http://www.latcam.ch/fileadmin/public/documents/20131203_JJ_Bitcoin_Invitation.pdf

    2 · November 7, 2013

    • Lucas B.

      Interesting. What's your audience usually? Finance and investors?

      I have never heard of Chrisitan Jaag before, in what Bitcoin related projects is he involved?

      You may also create a Meetup here.

      November 7, 2013

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