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First Bitcoin Meetup

3 of our speakers have just returned from the Bitcoin2013 conference (San Jose, CA) to share their first-hand experiences and exciting new stories from the hotbed of the Bitcoin craze.


Barnabás Debreczeni (TerraCylce CTO and Octarine Labs co-founder) - Introduction to bitcoin and brief overview of bitcoin history

Tamás Blummer (Bits of Proof, Founder&CEO) - Introducing Bits of Proof + the enabling effects of the API

Chris Farkas (Colabs, Advisory board member + Investment banker) - Bitcoin startups from an investor's point of view

Péter Juhász (Economic journalist and PR expert)How public and media attitude will influence its success?

Q&A + free beers after the presentations


Due to our international members, all talks will be held in english.

“Bitcoin is disruptive in the most raw sense of the word. Not the “hey, it’s another photo sharing app!” form of disruptive, or even the libertarians wanting new ways to get from point A to point B without saying the word “taxi” kind of disruptive. The biggest bitcoin bulls say it has the potential to be the third major way to buy and sell goods that the world has ever known, after bartered goods and government-backed money.

If the promises of bitcoin could ever be unlocked – perhaps one of the biggest ifs in the tech world today – it’s about as big of a venture-style opportunity as you could imagine. Right now the value of the system is a headline-grabbing $1 billion. But if its potential to be a global, borderless way of buying and selling goods via the Internet were ever achieved, it’s value would one day be in the trillions. It’s a massive potential for value creation that suddenly has people in a lather. Investors like Fred Wilson’s Union Square Ventures have already placed some significant bets – with many more investors quietly mining for opportunities. But despite the massive potential upside, bitcoin is fraught with so much complexity and risk that the potential seems almost impossible to unlock." - Sarah Lacy, 14 May 2013

Bitcoin Budapest Meetup is dedicated to bringing people together from the fields of technology and entrepreneurship to create a regional platform where anyone with an interest in crypto-currencies can join the conversation.

If you are mining, trading, accepting, paying with, building a service around, or simply interested in the virtual currency model of Bitcoin, you are more than welcome to join us.

Let's meet, have a beer, listen to thought provoking talks, ask and answer questions, engage in debates and learn more about the future of digital currencies. Despite the name, we're not focused on Bitcoin only - Litecoin, Devcoin, Namecoin, *coin enthusiasts - you're all welcome!

Our meetups will focus on demos, discussions, debates, networking, and collaboration.





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