Getting Started with Bitcoin

This meetup will begin as a talk given by one of our members, Alexander Robb, and will cover topics like:

* High-level explanation of Bitcoin (and money)
* Setting up a Bitcoin wallet (Desktop and Mobile)
* Acquiring some bitcoin
* Securely storing your bitcoin
* Spending your bitcoin

There will be slides and demos, and you are encouraged to bring your laptops and phones so you can follow along setting up your own wallets. Q&A will be encouraged throughout the talk, so also bring your questions! 

After the talk (around 8PM) we'll migrate into a general 'social' meetup. Chatting, mingling, drinking, eating. Please feel free to show up for the talk, the social, or both!

Although geared to people still getting started with bitcoin, having a variety of knowledge levels on hand to answer questions would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you have non-member friends that would benefit from this talk, let them know. No need to be a member to attend.

Again, please RSVP so we can gauge numbers.

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  • Michael

    Great meetup guys. I am looking for developers interested in building Bitcoin related apps and tools. Could we establish a meet up for this? In the meantime, if anyone with programming expertise is interested in building or contributing to a project, please contact me.

    March 14, 2014

    • Dylan P.

      Sounds like a good plan, Mike. Perhaps in the short term you could start a thread in the discussions area so people can find you easier.

      March 14, 2014

    • Alex C.

      Hi Mike, I'd like to chat, perhaps at the next meetup. Otherwise my email is alex dot cook at shaw dot ca.

      March 16, 2014

  • Michael

    Heck, can't make Wednesday evenings, any chance of the slides being made available post event?

    February 26, 2014

    • Alex C.

      I have a working iphone wallet (standard app). Could demo that. Also we really should pay cenote in bitcoin, now that they are worth slightly less.

      March 9, 2014

    • Dylan P.

      Slides and note can be found here: http://www.meetup.com...­

      March 13, 2014

  • Dylan P.

    Nice meetup yesterday. Thanks everyeone for coming out and thanks to Alex for giving a great talk.

    The slides from the talk and the list of further resources can now be found in the FILES section of this meetup page.
    http://www.meetup.com/Victoria-Bitcoin-Group/files/

    Note, you will need to be a member to access them.

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Hazem A.

    Had to leave early but great talk guys. Looking forward for coming meetings!

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • nyge

    Great talk. Thanks guys.

    March 12, 2014

  • Alex C.

    Really good meeting.

    March 12, 2014

  • Ben A.

    See ya at the social!

    March 11, 2014

    • Dylan P.

      Sounds good, Ben. Remember that the social starts around 8. See you then.

      March 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    For whatever reason I thought this meetup was scheduled for this past wednesday. I will be attending (seeing as how its on Mar 12th)...brain fart...

    February 28, 2014

  • Michael

    I would also like to see some demonstrations on how to spend Bitcoin - the wallets, processes, apps, or whatever that enable you to easily buy at a shop that accepts them.

    1 · February 25, 2014

    • Dylan P.

      This is a great idea. We can definitely do this.

      February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Joined this group but never made it out. I know very little and its about time to learn more

    February 25, 2014

    • Dylan P.

      Sounds like a perfect meetup for you then. See you on the 12th...

      1 · February 25, 2014

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