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Bitcoin Show and Tell

Instead of doing a panel or guest speakers, we thought we'd open up the floor to the community for this event. We want to hear about what you're working on in the Bitcoin ecosystem. 

Show and Tell
We'll give you 5 minutes to share what you're working on to the entire group and ask the community for whatever you're looking for, including 1 or 2 questions from the audience. That's five minutes total including questions (we need to keep it moving). Keep in mind, this is a very short presentation and setup time will eat into your presentation time, so we recommend skipping the slides. We want to keep things moving and get as many people up to bat as possible.

Need programmers? Investors? Beta testers? Customers? Here's your chance to make it known.

We're having an open call for presenters, so please reply to the comment titled "PRESENTER LIST" below with your name and company name to make sure you get scheduled in.

This event will be sponsored by our friends at BitPay.

Date: March 4, 2014

Location: Cross Campus

Time: 7:00pm

PRESENTATIONS:

Tom Holub, cointurtle.com: Accept payments in any coin

Micah Winkelspecht, BitVault: Secure cloud storage API for Bitcoin

Jimmy Gorham, Kidcoin: Bringing cryptocurrency to kids

Ragnar, An Ark

Rob Mitchell: Nontechnical Bitcoin solutions

Valerian Bennett, bimp.tv: Bitcoin Media Project

Vaughn Blake, CoinMKT: New cryptocurrency exchange features

Paul P, Airbitz: Mobile Bitcoin wallet & business directory

Gray Bright: Hardware price ticker

NewLiberty Dollar: Crypto/precious metals backed debit card

Justin Newton, CoinTrust.com: Compliance API

Sebuh Honarchian, Sebuh.com: Cryptocurrency consulting

Brady McKenna, Tecmap Consulting: Cryptocurrency consulting

Mario, Bitcoin for Children: Non-profit improving children's health

Rachel Fang Fang: Hardware wallet

Mark Jeffrey, author: Bitcoin Explained Simply, The Case for Bitcoin

Dan Roseman, Coinality.com: The Job Board for Digital Currency

Shannon Morrisey, BitRecruiter.com: Bitcoin Talent Recruiting

Kevin Faircourt, Faircourt.com/SalonViva.co

Amy Wan: Legal and Regulatory hurdles

Unconfirmed (if we have time):

Emmanuel Mwangi: Ethereum Overview

Christopher David, CoinVox: Crowdfunding with Cryptocurrency

Ali Razeghi, ABM Tech: Large Scale Mining

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  • Paul P

    Hi Everyone. The Airbitz ‪#‎bitcoin‬ business directory that I talked about is now live with support for California, New York, Texas, and Hawaii as well as quite a bunch of businesses on the web like Bitpay, Gocoin, Coinbase, and Kraken. Please check it out and send feedback to [masked]. https://airbitz.co

    2 · March 17, 2014

  • Valerian B.

    Good morning everyone. All the videos are available here >> http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbSdnuFOLV4nP6EtdYBPuAdpfG-RktFf2 My apologies to the last presentation of the night which didn't get recorded, Coinstream…dead camera battery :-(

    2 · March 9, 2014

    • Sebuh H.

      thanks im watching it now!

      March 15, 2014

  • Sebuh H.

    I missed this but ended up driving to Austin for the Bitcoin Conference. I met a lot of great people and learned a ton. I also got a chance to use two Bitcoin ATMs which was really also. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywBp0FPGyaQ
    this was at the conference.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63zB3TdpBbc
    and this is at the SXSW trade show.

    It was a really amazing.

    March 15, 2014

  • Victor

    Thanks Micah, great meeting, you rock. Not only did I learn much, incredibly impressed by the prowess and intelligence of the presenters - looking forward to the next. Yes, thanks Paige! (BTW, Paige, if you're reading this, help me enter the merchants page [paige] as I mentioned in my email if you can....)

    March 10, 2014

  • Micah W.

    Thanks again to everyone for coming, to Valerian for the awesome videos, and to Paige and BitPay for sponsoring all of the food and beverages.

    2 · March 10, 2014

  • Brady M.

    I had issues with my email hosting so I received a couple of your messages. If I didn't respond, I do apologize. Feel free to reach out.
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    March 7, 2014

  • Amy

    For those of you interested, here's the full article on legal/regulatory hurdles that my talk was based on. http://thelegalpioneer.blogspot.com/2014/03/legal-and-regulatory-hurdles-around.html

    March 6, 2014

  • Amy

    Thanks for organizing, Micah! It was great to hear about all the projects ppl are working on. Wonderful energy and great people!

    March 5, 2014

    • Micah W.

      My pleasure, glad you enjoyed it!

      March 6, 2014

  • Amy

    Someone from the audience yesterday asked whether and how he should report bitcoin on his taxes, and I seem to have misplaced his business card. Answer: The IRS hasn't issued guidance on this yet, but there's no question that you have a duty to report it. You can either report it as a capital asset or currency, since there isn't clear guidance. Disclaimer: This is not to be taken as legal advice, and you are encouraged to consult an attorney. Two links that may help:

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304773104579268322915488180

    http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/bitcoins-tax-liability.html

    March 5, 2014

    • Jim M.

      For those aware of the reddit web site, here is a very good post by a tax attorney from a couple of months ago that discusses bitcoin and taxes:
      http://www.reddit.com...­

      March 6, 2014

    • Erin

      Hey Amy I think I was the one who asked you about taxes. Thanks for those links and thanks Jim for your link as well.

      March 6, 2014

  • Valerian B.

    Hey everyone. I was the guy recording the presentations. I'm in Austin for the Texas Bitcoin Conference right now. So expect to see the videos posted here in the next few days. Thanks! p.s. www.BitcoinMediaProject.com

    March 6, 2014

  • Tom H.

    Some very interesting projects there. Thanks!

    March 5, 2014

  • Victor

    Awesomenessly auspicious!

    March 5, 2014

  • Brady M.

    Was an absolute blast. Heard about some great projects and met some great people.

    March 5, 2014

  • Jordan S.

    A varied list of interesting presentations

    March 4, 2014

  • Jeff

    I couldn't make it. Fat Tuesday. Maybe next time. :)

    March 4, 2014

  • Jay

    If any bitcoin startups want to talk to a startup lawyer, I'll be hanging out in the back after the show.

    March 4, 2014

  • Sebuh H.

    Can't make it road tripping to Austin Texas!

    March 4, 2014

  • Micah W.

    PRESENTER LIST: Reply to this comment with your name and company name if you'd like to present

    January 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Our company is called CoinVox,
      website is coinvox.org

      March 4, 2014

    • ALI

      Hi Micah, thanks for putting this together!

      My name is Ali Razeghi, and I am the principle founder of ABM Tech LLC. I would like to briefly speak/present on our current operations and will be asking for developers, investors, and coin administrators. We build and manage big mining operations, the ones too large to attempt to do in an area like LA where power is expensive and the weather hot.

      March 4, 2014

  • Micah W.

    I've posted a confirmed presenter list. We have quite a lot of people who want to present, which is great! However, in order to avoid the audience going stir-crazy, I've shortened the presentation time to 5 minutes per person, and reducing the Q&A to only 2 questions from the audience.

    Keep in mind, the purpose of this presentation should be to A) Get people interested in what you're working on, B) Ask for what you need from the community and C) Answer a couple of questions.

    Hopefully this gives people in the audience enough info to reach out to you at the end of the night if they're interested. Remember, 5 minutes is not a lot of time, so please keep it impactful, short and concise!

    1 · March 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Apologies! I won't make it tonight to present. Please do an event like this again. Love the idea, love the group!

      March 4, 2014

  • Micah W.

    The venue is getting a little nervous about runtime on this event since we have so many speakers. I'm going to cut it down to 5 minutes total per person, including a question if you choose to take one (Q&A is part of the 5 minutes). I'll give you a 2 minute warning after 3 minutes have gone by. Let's keep these down to an elevator pitch.

    The goal is to get people interested in what you're doing so you can follow up with them later.

    March 4, 2014

  • Tom H.

    Micah, I think this might be the right time to publish final presenter list. Thanks.

    March 3, 2014

  • Brady M.

    I'm on the education side of thing. I love teaching people new things. I just started a consulting company to educate individuals and businesses on bitcoin and other similar projects.

    1 · February 25, 2014

    • Sebuh H.

      I'm with you on this. We need to train new adopters how to use the blockchain and its features to safely store and manage their BTC.

      February 26, 2014

  • Sebuh H.

    I would like to present a demonstration on mining techniques and or paper wallet printing. What are people more interested in?

    February 24, 2014

    • Sebuh H.

      Okay with the recent goxxing I am going to go with paper wallet presentation.

      February 26, 2014

  • Amy

    I'd be interested in talking briefly about the legal/regulatory hurdles around bitcoin. -Amy Wan

    February 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wrote a short guide for merchants explaining how and why to accept bitcoins. Bring it to your favorite restaurant!

    http://bitcoinformerchants.wordpress.com/

    February 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for your help Tom! I edited the document significantly as to your suggestions, and I created a second page to advertise the business accepting bitcoins in part because of the guide! http://bitcoinformerc...­

      February 15, 2014

    • Tom H.

      I think it's much better now

      1 · February 15, 2014

  • Jeff

    Will there be any open transaction (OT) developers attending?

    February 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      we can chat at the meet up

      1 · February 12, 2014

  • Jeff

    Any ripple developers going to be attending?

    February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I could attend this.

    February 7, 2014

  • KJ F.

    PRESENTER LIST - Kevin Faircourt, Kevin Faircourt.com/SalonViva.co Date says March 4 and it also says Feb 20 as noted in above paragraph. Which is correct?

    February 7, 2014

    • Micah W.

      March 4, date has been fixed, thanks

      February 7, 2014

  • Geoff

    Is this event March 4 or February 20?

    February 6, 2014

    • Micah W.

      March 4, I fixed the date in the description, thanks

      February 7, 2014

  • Micah W.

    Thanks to BitPay for offering to sponsor this event!

    3 · February 7, 2014

  • Paige F.

    What a great idea! Looking forward to it.

    February 6, 2014

  • Micah W.

    Someone asked if there was a fee to attend this event. There is no fee, but the venue is charging us, so we will be accepting donations at the event (preferably in the form of Bitcoin donations). If you can swing $5-10 worth in Bitcoins, that would be super helpful.

    1 · February 6, 2014

  • Rob M.

    Sorry I'll miss it, have a great event!

    February 5, 2014

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