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Bitcoin panel discussion at The O2!

Thanks to the guys at The Bitcoin Fighting Championship CoinScrum will be sponsoring a FREE event exclusive to members of this group at the Indigo at The O2 on the 5th April. 

Panel Debate: How Bitcoin Can Fight Back Against the Hackers and recent set backs!

Is Bitcoin just a mind virus infecting the intelligent people waiting to get rich on a capital appreciation? Or can Bitcoin honeybadger its way back by showing the same resilience of the past 5 years? 

To thrash it out in an adversarial philosophical debate we have:

Chris Ellis, Bitcoin enthusiast, entrepreneur and chair of the debate. Regular guest on the Bitcoin Group and co-founder Feathercoin Chris' super power is relentlessly seeking the truth by asking the hard questions everyone else is afraid of.

Ben Dyson, Founder of Positive Money. A Bitcoin skeptic he believes Bitcoin was just a prototype and is full of design flaws. This could be good!

Greg Davies, from Barclays (I know, I know) will be joining us to bring his expertise on behavioural economics and will tackle the incentive structure of the Bitcoin protocol.

Gautam Dhillon founder of the Treasury Outsourcing Company who has also worked at Lloyds & JP Morgan is able to bring a perspective from inside the world of finance.

Joining us live from New York

Michele Seven, lifelong freedom advocate Michele is going to be chairing the debate from New York City ahead of the Inside Bitcoin Conference.

Kristov Atlas, philosopher, computer scientist researching Bitcoin security. Checkout his Book Anonymous Bitcoin.

Josh Walker, is all about Combinatorics, graph theory, game theory. Applied mathematics, rigorous logical analysis, and true Socratic dialogue. 

This will be followed by plenty of opportunity to network.

You can sign up now for free for the panel discussion and networking event

Max Keiser vs 'Jamie Diamond'! 

Then as if that weren't enough, at 6pm the doors will open to the world's first Bitcoin Sporting Event featuring Max Keiser in a celebrity bout with someone that might resemble a well known banking type : ) 

The kick boxing event will be ticketed but we are pleased to announce we will be featuring exclusive £15 half price tickets for CoinScrum members purchased on the day.

This will give you entry to an fast paced 8 Man kickboxing tournament and the after party in the VIP lounge from around 10:30 until late.

Bitcoin just got promoted checkout the main stage:

And the slick VIP lounge bar:

It even has a pool table and balcony overlooking the main walkway through the O2 on the busiest night of the year (Gary Barlow has sold out the Arena apparently!).

Sign up now and make this the biggest Bitcoin event EVER.

UPDATE 22/03 Please note Andreas Antonopoulos has had to cancel his appointments for April and sends his apologies. 

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  • Freya S.

    The FIRST EVER Bitcoin UK Podcast launched today:

    3 · April 8

  • Dawn J.

    A good event, still a lot to sort out about governance, risk and security around Bitcoin. Thank you Iain, Chris, Cecile and others who worked their socks off behind the scenes.

    3 · April 7

  • Ritika S.

    Fantastic panel that helped to get the flow of thoughts and ideas going during the networking session. Met some really great people there. Thanks Paul and sponsors for this opportunity.

    2 · April 6

  • Andy B.

    Check out the Bitcoin Fight Nigh the American Version:­

    April 6

  • Freya S.

    Loved the venue and for a free event this was pretty great. Speakers were good. A second panel wouldn't have gone amiss for an event this size but the panel were as good as the mankoff conference in Thursday and that cost 35

    2 · April 5

    • edouard

      Agreed. Venue and free. The second panel were in NYC. Tech difficulties at the start led to their non-participation. Mankoff different audience, similar speakers.

      April 6

  • Foysal M.

    Great event, big shout to Paul and the team for organizing a great night! The panel was quite a vivid insight in to what is still somewhat of a sore point for a lot of participants, I'm very keen to see a more in depth encore of the topic. The tournament was epic too! Well done.

    April 6

  • Maxx M.

    Heyy Any news on the live streaming???

    April 5

  • Simon D.

    Awesome job guys. Enjoyed participating in the panel debate, love to see the video footage of the Max Keiser fight. :-)

    April 5

  • Foysal M.

    Ahhh... I was in the meet and popped out and now stuck in the queue with the plebs!!! Grrr... Help!

    1 · April 5

  • Francesco

    Can you say bitcoin is decentralized if actually the code is "centralized"?

    April 5

  • Aleks N.

    I believe they are working on getting it back.

    April 5

  • Griff G.

    still really excited about that live stream link...

    April 5

  • Bill L.

    Hi, looks like i am a bit late for RSVP, can i still get a slot ?

    April 5

  • Cecile B.

    It's looking frikkin awesome!! #epic
    See you soon!

    April 5

  • Chris E.

    Guys, I am working through the panel topics and members. I need you to send in your questions surrounding Bitcoin Security, it's viability as a global currency and what this means for the public and entrepreneurs like you. Fire away!

    1 · March 26

    • Griff G.

      I'm curious about potential security implementation in the emerging dumb phone Bitcoin apps, as well as potential integration of Multi-signature Transactions into various exchanges' and other platforms' security protocols.

      April 4

    • Justin M.

      Bitcoin is said to invert the legacy 'trust' model - i.e. trust in the blockchain replaces trust in monolithic entities like bank, central banks, and government (and their firewalls, security regimes, etc etc). Recently however, even with the integrity of the blockchain unquestioned, we are seeing damage to public trust in bitcoin, because significant entities (e.g. Gox) will naturally emerge, and garner trust among a significant section of the population, but ultimately turn out to be less trustworthy than the 'authorised' and 'regulated' monoliths referred to earlier - and the integrity of the blockchain is little comfort to those (great many people) naive enough to have regarded MtGox+Blockchain as MORE trustworthy than the cartel-drug-money-launde­rers of HSBC.

      April 5

  • Mitch F.

    Everyone heading down for 15:00?

    2 · April 3

  • Griff G.

    Hoping to watch the Live stream in South America... can anyone provide a link?

    2 · April 4

    • paul g.

      Follow us on twitter @coinscrum and we'll post the link soon

      1 · April 5

  • Justin M.

    Hi. What's the agenda? (i.e. what's happening roughly when). Cheers.

    1 · April 4

    • Cecile B.

      Hey! Networking starts at 3pm and Panel at 3.30pm till 4.45pm - Kickboxing : Doors open at 6pm

      April 4

  • David Bailey w.

    Looking forward to it, will have some Bitcoin goodies for sale, even got a limited run of Tee shirts, with luck, if the printers can get them done on time.


    2 · April 4

  • Yohannes

    Hi, really looking forward to this meeting.

    Just one question regarding the £15 entry.
    Can you confirm which section the seating is?

    All the best

    April 4

  • Chris E.

    Glimpse of what to expect in tomorrow's Keiser Report as Max and Jamie face off!­

    2 · March 31

  • Joseph H.

    Will our names be on the guestlist for £15 entry on the day? Im guessing we just turn up with +1(2) and pay £15 each?


    March 29

    • paul g.

      Your name plus the number of guests you added via your RSVP will be on the list for entry to the free debate/networking part. £15 pp tickets for the evening's kick boxing will be available to Coinscrum members on the day

      1 · March 29

    • Joseph H.

      Brilliant, Thanks

      March 29

  • Andy B.

    How do I get a ticket?

    March 27

    • Iain C.

      £15 each

      March 28

    • paul g.

      Yes, the debate and networking is free and you can bring as many guests as you like (it would help if you do add them as guests via your RSVP) - £15 tickets for the kick boxing in the evening will be available to all Coinscrum attendees

      1 · March 29

  • Chris E.

    We are getting interest from investor contacts. How would you guys feel about putting 1 hour aside for an open mic pitch contest?

    It would give people the chance to get up on stage and pitch their crazy startup idea. There could be Bitcoin prize involved or something.

    Like this if you want and I will make it so.

    4 · March 28

    • Aleks N.

      I'll be there with xbterminal if so!

      1 · March 28

  • Chris E.

    Panellists are now confirmed, in fact we have a backlog. Still want to get someone who is critical of Bitcoin

    2 · March 28

  • Jitendra S.

    Want to explore this opportunity

    1 · March 27

  • Josh B

    Number 1 concern for me - security. V much looking forward to this!

    March 21

    • Chris E.

      Hey thanks. Are there any particular questions about security that you would like to ask?

      March 26

  • Chris E.

    I have posted up some pictures of the venue inside.

    1 · March 23

  • Chris E.

    I have posted on Bitcointalk forum to get ideas on the topics that should be explored. Please have your say in the comments below­

    March 23

  • Linards B.

    Effin yes, Max bashing Jamie, worth to see that one unfold. :)

    2 · March 21

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