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Bitcoin 101: Overview of the concept and philosophy followed by hands-on help!

  • Feb 7, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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A meetup just for newbies (aka: noobs)!

This is the place to learn from the most experienced Bitcoin fans in MN on what it's all about.

Thirty minutes of a BRIEF overview of Bitcoin.  Learn about the philosophies, concepts, and motivations behind Bitcoin.  Includes a *light* discussion of the technical specs (though we don't want to get bogged down in the math-- do you really need to know the protocols, encryption methods, programming languages used everytime you swipe your Visa card?).

Thirty minutes of websites where you can buy, trade, sell, learn, discuss, and explore Bitcoin.  You may want to take notes...but there are three LARGE screens that we will be sharing everything on.

Sixty minute of hands-on getting started with help from 'experts'.  Android smart phones and tablets are most bitcoin friendly, but laptops and iPads work too.  Free wifi provided by Video Guidance.

We are really trying to cater to those who don't yet own any bitcoin or want to accept bitcoins at their businesses...but if you are selling any bitcoins you might want to come.

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  • Chris H.

    I own a local sedan limo company, ReliaCar Transportation. We started accepting bitcoins on our site at but no one has used btc yet. Our company needs to make connections to spread the word.

    3 · January 13, 2014

    • Justin H.

      +1 for Also, I'd love to do a write-up for you on­. Just let me know!

      February 11, 2014

    • Justin H.

      Chris - my wife and I are having a bitcoin Valentine's day on Lake Minnetonka. Are you located anywhere close to there? I'd be happy to pay in btc if we can come to acceptable terms.

      February 11, 2014

  • Nick

    It was great, I plan on going to the next one.

    1 · February 8, 2014

    • Dan K.

      This is my favorite Bitcoin learning resource. Thanks for sharing it and thanks for coming to the Meetup tonight

      February 7, 2014

  • Dan K.

    Park on the 3rd floor of the ramp when you arrive.

    February 7, 2014

  • Jim J.

    I met with Alexander Lawn of Stokholm, Sweden, at CES in Las Vegas, he is introducing the first ATM Bitcoin machine through

    We are working on getting publicity in The Financial Times newspaper

    1 · February 7, 2014

    • user 9.

      That is super awesome Jim !!

      February 7, 2014

  • Brooks

    Its says the event is full... any chance there is room for 1 more bitcoiner tonight? Would be nice to see you guys again, its been too long!

    - Brooks

    February 7, 2014

    • user 9.

      Yeah come on down -- I am going to be late

      February 7, 2014

  • Harvey A.

    Sweden thinks bitcoin is art (sic)! Also, here's a relatively new paper from Chicago Fed taking swipes:

    January 24, 2014

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