Bitcoin Basics - A Hands On Workshop

Bitcoin is more than just a volatile currency. It has the potential to kill Credit Cards, empower people without access to banks and force governments to pay attention to it's citizens.  

Whether you are an individual or a business, during this workshop you will learn the basics of Bitcoin.   You'll learn how it works, why it's important and how it's being used by everyday people for everyday transactions throughout the world.    You will also learn ways to get Bitcoin.   We'll also discuss ways to earn Bitcoin.   If you are a business owner, you'll learn how to open your business to an entirely new demographic of loyal customers who pay you in Bitcoin which can automatically be converted into cash!  We'll also discuss places (both locally and online) where you can spend the Bitcoin you now have.     Agenda:1 hr - Learn the basic concepts of Bitcoin.  With Question and Answer.1 hr - Workshop on getting and using your first Bitcoin.

Note - The price of this workshop is $20, and by the end of the session each participant will receive $5 in Bitcoin!

About Lorne Lantz: 

Lorne Lantz, who buys his lunch everyday with Bitcoin, is a Bitcoin Entreprenuer who has built multiple financial technology startups that were recognized by PayPal and Swift, will share with you the revolutionary technology behind Bitcoin and how it is forcing the world to rethink the way we exchange value.

Lorne's current startup, CherryPie, is an all in one solution to help merchants accept Bitcoin with limited impact on operational process or staff training.

Testimonial from Geoffrey Hird:  "Lorne gave a nice talk to us here at CA that covered the basics for the uninitiated, and he described his product -- a terminal that takes Bitcoin in addition to regular cards, which you can actually use to buy lunch at the Plug and Play center in Sunnyvale... Folks enjoyed it and were considerably enlightened."

Lorne was also featured in a news article from CBC:

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  • Albert D.

    Interesting, I learned a lot and will sign up with Blockchain to get a bit coin wallet today.
    Thank you
    Albert Drybrae

    July 31

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great, glad it was helpful for you! Thanks for attending Albert and hope your Bitcoin adventures go well.

      August 1

  • taostlt

    Hi, can I get a refund for the cancellation of the last bitcoin meeting. Thanks! I did find the curry at the Thai place next door to be really good.

    July 26

    • RockIT C.

      Just did. Sorry we missed you tonight.

      July 30

  • Woder

    I will pay in BTC

    July 30

  • Marshall H.

    I'd love to help :) @marshallhayner

    July 10

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