Discuss backup strategies, paper wallets, vanity addresses, and of course the latest news and price action. My favorite meetup spot, Hearthstone's, has closed down, so we need a new location. Please offer suggestions. Preferably it will be somewhere with good beer (with a few craft brews), pub food, plenty of seating, and somewhat quite enough to be able to hold a conversation.
Also, let's start having some fun with the price. Try and guess what the price will be the day of our meeting at 7:00. We can all send in a small amount and the closest to the price wins the pot. Here are more details.
Objective: Guess the price to the nearest dollar.
Deadline: 1/1/2014 Midnight Eastern time.
Cost: 1 millibitcoin (.001) or approximately 90 cents (as of today 12/15/2013)
Pot address: 1M3gE8wfPrYr5EWSYahUbuh8fNjwb3z3Kg
Source for price: bitstamp.net, rounded to the nearest dollar
Price as of: 7:00 PM Eastern on 1/15/2014
Number of allowed guesses: 3
Closest to the price. It doesn't matter if you go over or not, just as long as you are the closest. Payouts will go back to the same address it came from. You do not need to be present to win.
To cast your vote, send 1 millibitcoin to the address above with your guess appended to the end. For example, if I think the price will be $850 then I will send in 1 millibitcoin with 850 appended to the end. For example I would send .0010850. Notice I did 0850 instead of just 850. We'll use the last four digits after the 1 for the value.
If I think the price will be $1,345 I would send [masked] to 1M3gE8wfPrYr5EWSYahUbuh8fNjwb3z3Kg.
If I think the price will be $5,000 I would send [masked]
If I think the price will be $5 I would send [masked]
Again, send to 1M3gE8wfPrYr5EWSYahUbuh8fNjwb3z3Kg. You do not need to be present to win. The winnings will be sent to the address that was the closest. Please send from an address that you have control over (no shared wallets like Mt. Gox) or you may not receive the reward.
You can track the action here.
QR code to the address for those using phones:
If you have any questions about the meeting or game, leave a comment. If you have a suggestion for a good spot, also leave a comment. Thanks.