Washington, DC Bitcoin Users Group Meetup

With so many new members in our meetup, this month's theme will be "Getting Started with Bitcoin" (or "Bitcoin for Dummies").  We will cover the basic steps in purchasing and holding your own Bitcoins.  Steps include:

1. What is Bitcoin and understanding the technology?

2. Why buy them and what can I do with them?

3. How to store Bitcoins safely?

4. How to buy Bitcoins?

5. What to do with them once you have them?

6. Warnings and Disclaimers: Hoopla, Bitcoin zealots, scammers, HYIP, the frontier mentality, volatility, Bitcoin is experimental

We will have our usual Q&A and open forum.

Bring your ideas, questions, and even your laptop if you'd like to demonstrate an idea or website. We meet at the North Side Social in Arlington, very near the Clarendon Metrorail Station on the Orange Line.  Parking is also easy to find.  Please feel free to join us for the usual pre-meeting dinner at 6:30.

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  • Alan S.

    Hi Gang - I'm launching a BTC marketplace site called BitPremier (more details on the marketplace part to come). Running a contest on the pre-launch page (www.bitpremier.com). Top 3 promoters win bitcoins. Spread the word! Thanks!
    -Alan

    April 9, 2013

    • Thomas C.

      how are you going to keep track of promotion?

      April 9, 2013

    • Alan S.

      Launch Effect page that sits on top of the website. It gives you a link to share. Shows me stats in a report. Pretty cool stuff.

      April 9, 2013

  • Richard W.

    Great attendance. Largest group yet.

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Brian N.

    retrominer.com is the mining-on-a-nintendo project I put together a few weeks ago.

    April 5, 2013

  • Alan S.

    I'll try to make it next time. Been busy building a new BTC website :)

    April 3, 2013

  • Dmitry

    Bitcoin Armory was mentioned during the meet. For those looking for the most secure way to store (and still use) your bitcoins, there is currently no better method than this:
    https://bitcoinarmory.com/using-offline-wallets-in-armory/

    April 3, 2013

  • Diana

    if you have any products to sell with bitcoins please register on my site bitcoinspending.com (not finished yet ) and I will advertise your products. It will look nice when its done I promise

    April 3, 2013

  • cici

    It was nice meeting everyone and thanks for the great information. I have alot of research to do! Turned on NPR this morning and there was someone from dailyfx.com doing a story on bitcoins!

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, some issues at work. :(

    April 2, 2013

  • Justin

    I was expecting to attend, but I cannot make it. Next time!

    April 2, 2013

  • Dave

    I'm staying home sick this time, wish I could make it. See you next month!

    April 2, 2013

    • Richard W.

      Get well soon. We'll miss your insights.

      April 2, 2013

  • Diana

    I'm selling my apartment in bulgaria at a discount in bitcoins, where should I advertise it? http://hghplus.info/bulgaria/

    1 · March 27, 2013

    • Dave

      reddit.com/r/bitcoin is a good place

      April 2, 2013

    • Dave

      also bitcointalk.org

      April 2, 2013

  • Diana

    what do you think about http://multibit.org

    April 1, 2013

  • Diana

    I have lots of quetions , what do you guys think if this web site ? https://www.aurumxchange.com

    April 1, 2013

  • Dmitry

    Anyone have Bitcoin keychains for sale? They're not shipping to US anymore.

    March 28, 2013

    • paul m.

      Yes. I have 3 styles in stock

      March 28, 2013

    • Dmitry

      Could you please bring them with you Tuesday? I need to buy one. I'll bring coins if that's OK.

      March 28, 2013

  • paul m.

    Anyone wanting shirts let me know size!

    March 27, 2013

  • Brian M.

    With the turmoil in Cyprus BtC becomes a curious alternaive to proxy seizure by the ECB etc. Policy decisions centered on taking deposits rather than defending them seems like a strong motivator to look at options that (theoretically) cannot taken. Just a thought, hope to see you on Tuesday.

    March 25, 2013

  • Thomas C.

    if i'm able to go, i'll be there

    March 12, 2013

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