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Introduction to BitCoin, Open source P2P digital currency with Bamdad Dashtban

About the talk:

Bitcoin is a fairly new distributed open-source digital currency which has got a lot of attentions recently. Since it is a digital currency a lot of developer and geeks have started to trade, develop applications or provide services based on Bitcoin.

During this talk Bamdad is going to share his experience working with Bitcoin and services base on Bitcoin and cover an introduction about :

  • What Bitcoin is?
  • What is the difference between the current digital currencies and Bitcoin?
  • Where you can use Bitcoin?
  • How you can buy or sell Bitcoins?
  • What developers can do with Bitcoins?
  • How you can Mine Bitcoins?
  • ...

About the speaker:

Bamdad is a Developer in Thoughtworks. He has been with Thoughtworks for about a year. He is based on Manchester office and he is very interested in Bitcoin and developing for it.


This event is being streamed online at :

Please note: The office doors are locked at 7.00pm, so don't be late!

Please feel free to contact me if you have problem getting into the building

Twitter : @bamdad Cellphone:[masked]


Manchester Geek Nights is sponsored by ThoughtWorks. Pizza and beers will be provided before the talk and we will be heading to KRO bar in Piccadilly Gardens for networking after the talk.


#TWUKNorth , #Thoughtworks


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  • gurbir

    Hi, The day before this Bamdad's talk on Bitcoin, I hosted a talk on Cryptography by professor Fred Holloway. Fred has been working in and writing about cryptography for about half a century. On June the 11th he traveled from London's Royal Holloway University to give this talk in Manchester. Over the years Fred has had many students but is well known for one he never had - Sophie Neveu (she supposed to have learnt her trade in Royal Holloway), in the Da Vinci Code.

    This non technical talk is for anyone with a general interest in cryptography. Entitled, Cryptography: From Black Art to Popular Science, it is now on youtube

    It has no specific connection with bitcoin - just thought some of you here may be interested.


    1 · August 5, 2013

  • gurbir

    Bamdad, I had to rush off after the meeting last week to another down south for a few days. So, a little late but some feedback..

    I did find the meeting useful - thank you for presenting and Thoughtworks for hosting it. Your presentation, including the graphics was great, although it was difficult to follow in detail. Your English was fine - just the technical stuff was new to me.

    I have seen some of the comments re the discussion interrupting the presentation. I do not agree. The whole idea of a meetup is to share ideas and experiences so the greater the debate the better. It is not the same if it is in a noisy restaurant. Thanks again

    2 · June 18, 2013

  • Mike L.

    Thanks Bamdad! I really enjoyed the talk and discussions; all aspects - very thought provoking :)

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • Adam P.

    The content was good, the delivery not so great; I know that not everybody is a born presenter, but it makes it very hard to focus on the content when the presentation style is rough. (NB. I suck at presenting too, so this isn't supposed to be a nasty criticism.)

    1 · June 13, 2013

    • Bamdad D.

      Hi Adam , Thanks for the fedback. This was my first time speaking at geek night and also my first talk about Bitcoin. I'm happy people got some ideas about how it works. However I agree with you I need to practice more and probably I should have to split this talk into to separate talks. Hope you attend and enjoy the next talks.

      June 13, 2013

    • Adam P.

      I feel a bit bad giving that criticism: I know it's hard, and you did communicate your enthusiasm really well!

      1 · June 13, 2013

  • Paul M.

    I liked the presentation, although it is not a subject that is close to my heart, there were some interesting concepts that were new to me such as the Proof of work. I though you got a bit of a rough ride from the members who appeared to want to turn it into a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics debate even after you had explained that your interest was from a technical stand point, especially the dude that kept talking over you when you were trying to answer his question.

    June 13, 2013

    • Adam P.

      Yeah I'd 2nd all of this; I made a note to research proof of work as it's not something I've come across and sounds rather useful.

      Ah the guy talking over the presenter... yeah, that did not help at all.

      June 13, 2013

  • Bamdad D.

    Thanks everyone for coming. I hope you enjoyed as much as I enjoyed. hope to see you at next sessions

    June 13, 2013

  • Thomas C.

    Really informative presentation. Answered a lot of the question I had about BitCoinand more.

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately unable to attend but plan to tune into the live-stream.

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • Max

    Just to make you all aware I have BTC for sale, limited number, fixed price for the night for anyone interested in a small amount.

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • Alex L.

    if only i had bought some 6 months ago!!!

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm working in finance, but also a hobby-ist programmer in my free time. I only recently heard about Bitcoin but interested in its future potential.

    1 · June 5, 2013

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