Deploying and extending bitcoin

This is the first meetup of the Wellington Bitcoin group.

Robert O'Brien will talk about the internal structure of the Bitcoin protocol

Vikram Kumar (CEO of Mega) will talk about his recent developments in extending the bitcoin protocol (see his great blog post for more info)

And we'll all talk about the how and where we want the meetup group to go.

Note that Robert is running a Chalkle course "Bitcoin 101" on the night before this meetup, for anyone interested in getting a handle on the basics.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • andrew

    Keen to meetup with local people into Bitcoin, when is next meetup? even if informal cafe somewhere.

    November 13, 2013

  • Hristo D.

    Very interesting but it was a little bit complicated for me.

    October 2, 2013

  • Darryl

    Great talks. Inspirational and Authoritative. Well Done. Can't wait fort he next one!

    October 2, 2013

  • Hugh D.

    Also is it always going to be round the lunch hour?

    October 2, 2013

    • Vikram

      Hi Hugh, no recording. Future meetings including what and when is up for discussion at the first meeting today.

      October 2, 2013

    • Hugh D.

      Can I put in my 2cent proxy. Evenings would suit better. As for what. Anything that is for extending use of cryptocurrencies and advocating to general masses. I don't think limited to bitcoin as well as there are a few big alt coins. I'm happy to give a talk about different ones at a future meetup

      October 2, 2013

  • Hugh D.

    I'm not going to make it today. Are the talks recorded?

    October 2, 2013

  • krishna

    How do you buy or sell bitcoins there? Does nz have an xchange or is it from Mt. Gox.?

    September 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      there isn't very much in NZ (yet), and localbitcoins is what I have found so far

      September 30, 2013

  • Hugh D.

    Great group, has there been any thought into making this a generic Cryptocurrency group, instead of just bitcoin?

    Myself, I've been playing round with primecoin a bit.

    1 · September 4, 2013

    • Vikram

      Cryptocurrencies tend to be so different from other virtual currencies that it is probably worth keeping the group focus on cryptocurrencies and non-currency uses of the underlying crypto. Primecoin, for example, is very aligned to Bitcoin in terms of source code, protocols and implementation.

      September 6, 2013

    • krishna


      September 30, 2013

  • Dave S.

    Keep me posted. I wont be in Wellington on the 2nd but would like to be around for the following meet up.

    September 24, 2013

  • Joel W P.

    VotecpinNZ? Could it be a feasible solution / part of the 2016 evoting trial for local body election's?

    September 19, 2013

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