addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscontroller-playcrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1light-bulblinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonprintShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Three-thinkers business club - Focus on Bitcoin

This month we’re starting the meeting with a talk on the digital currency Bitcoin, by Graham Lally, founder of the Bitcoin Brighton group and a Bitcoin enthusiast since 2010. We’ll be looking at how this technology may affect your business and how it could potentially disrupt the current financial system.

After the presentation we’ll move onto our facilitated brainstorming sessions where you’ll have the chance to get the group working on any business ideas, opportunities or issues you want to discuss. You’ll come away with specific solutions and actions for your business and also the satisfaction of having helped others with their ideas too.

The Three-thinkers is for values-led businesses who want to collaborate to build their businesses and a better economy. The club meets in Brighton on the first Tuesday of every other month.

The common bond of members is their commitment to a three-thinking economy where transactions are undertaken with a consideration of impact across the three value areas of people, planet and profit.

For more information please see http://www.purpledot.org/three-thinkers

Join or login to comment.

  • Graham L.

    Massive thank you to everyone who came along tonight - it was great to have such a varied, positive debate on a pretty complex topic!

    The slides are available online, and you can download as PDF/Powerpoint from the menu bar at the bottom of them:

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1w1YmlWim2pzmbRhMUCpEBl-idvzfjHkN4Ulpz5DUfEw/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

    I'm putting together some links for further introductory resources now, and will send round in a bit.

    July 2, 2014

  • Robin B.

    June 30, 2014

    • Graham L.

      Cheers Robin. I think the important thing that Bitcoin brings is that verification becomes an issue when it _needs_ to be, rather than out of convenience. So for instance, I can order something anonymously if I need to (such as secure web hosting for whistleblowers), but on the other hand I need to provide a lot of proof-of-identity documents for various exchange sites (social network logins, scans of passports, etc). "Understanding your customer" gets turn on its head though.

      June 30, 2014

  • Robin B.

    just sharing with the group this link http://www.finextra.com/news/fullstory.aspx?NewsItemID=26195

    have followed Bitcoin issues for a a while now and different governments are taking a variety of approaches .legislate and tax , and watch and observe.looking forward to debate as UK approach is only begiining to explore alternatives.We are only just getting somewhere with improving access to payment system for challnger banks access the streking paymnets system.

    June 30, 2014

  • az s.

    Bitcoin /blockchain information analysis to provide trust models is one of the areas I am interested in as trad banking will adopt digital currency.

    June 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Double booked! Shame as curious

    June 27, 2014

  • Pins B.

    Would love to come but at a Bat Mitzvah in London. Please do circulate presentation. Thanks.

    June 23, 2014

  • Dan W.

    Why I don't believe a 'Bit coin' has any future. To understand one needs to study why. You guys will LOVE this documentary (part 1 of 5) . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyV0OfU3-FU

    June 5, 2014

  • Dan W.

    Having studied the creation of money and invested in silver for a few years I'm looking forward to contributing my findings and hearing those of others. It's crucial every one positions their finances to be safe over the next few months or two years as the fall of the American dollar is definitely coming which currently backs around 80% of the worlds other currencies. Lots to talk about !

    June 5, 2014

  • Robin B.

    if the event is only on the 1st July can someone change the end date so my calender is fixed :)

    June 1, 2014

    • Roz S.

      Welcome to the group Robin. Thanks for spotting the end date was wrong. I've now corrected this. Look forward to hearing about your business plans next month.

      June 3, 2014

  • Robin B.

    Hi , I am looking to build a new bank for Brighton and would like to share the plan on Tuesday.

    June 1, 2014

19 went

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy