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

MiniBar x Bitcoin

  • Apr 25, 2014 · 6:00 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

Hi MiniBar folks

this month we are focussing on the much talked about and hyped  Bitcoin phenomenon.  But in good, old MiniBar fashion we are more interested in the technology and its potential for disruptive innovation than the media frenzy about stolen bitcoins etc.. 

In that vein the discussions will centre around the theme 'Bitcoin might be a bad currency, but perhaps it is a great, open financial network that can disrupt the financial system''?

To help us with the event we have invited  Paul Gordon from the London Bitcoin Meet-Up to be the co-curator. 

We are also happy to announce that this MiniBar event is supported by the Bitcoin Identity Security Open Network (Bison).


Bitcoin 101

Long standing CoinScrum member, Darragh Browne will give us a brief overview describing how the Bitcoin protocol works and how the underlying technology has the potential to disrupt much more than legacy payment networks alone.


Chris Beach from Cointouch will present their platform that utilises users’ extended Facebook networks to allow them to advertise buy and sell orders for digital currencies with settlement based on the trust of their peers.

Satoshi Point

Jonathan Harrison will talk about the cash-to-bitcoin ATM’s that are now operating in London and other locations around the world, simplifying the often convoluted process of buying and selling digital currencies.


With digital currencies offering a potential mechanism for making making online micropayments viable at last, Iain Cresswell will take us through their Tibdit’s approach to tackling this perennial problem.

Although the concept of Bitcoin and similar value-transfer protocols may offer us the ability to bypass financial intermediaries, the reality is that merchants want simple, safe and secure solutions for processing their payments. is a UK based digital currency processor that simplifies the task of accepting bitcoins, issuing receipts and converting revenue into the currency of the merchant’s choice should they wish to do so.

Dmitry Gunyashov will discuss the trials and tribulations of bringing his product to market in what is still a very grey regulatory environment.


With the technology still being so raw, a whole host of applications and services will have to be layered on top of it if we are to see wide scale adoption of stateless alternative currencies.

Usability will need to match the options that we already have at hand so Aleks Nowak will present XBTerminal, a first-in-kind NFC enabled touch pad that makes spending bitcoins as easy as using your Oyster card.

See you there.

MiniBar Team

---For more events check

Join or login to comment.

  • Eugene B.


    April 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to Aleks Nowak's presentation. Started to research NFC, Javacard and EMV for very similar purposes ...

    April 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would be good to understand how retailers can integrate bitcoin into ecommerce sites

    2 · April 19, 2014

    • Jonathan James H.

      April 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just experimenting with bitpay at the moment. It doesn't hold a candle to coinbase but unfortunately cb isn't available to UK customers.

      April 25, 2014

  • Konrad S.

    Hello fellow networkers!

    I'm a creative copywriter with a small team of awesome writers at my side. We have some magical words up our sleeves, which can entice, seduce and persuade your customers! If you need brilliantly-crafted website content, blog posts, press releases, sales emails, slogans, video scripts or any other sales-related writing - then give me a big fat shout at the meetup. Or send me a quick message beforehand.

    I'd love to connect with you and discuss tactics.

    Check out our site in the meantime:

    Cheers :)

    April 22, 2014

  • Carrie

    This looks like a cracking evening, I'm in the payment and digital cash space too, so looking forward to some great industry changing discussions. Carrie

    April 20, 2014

Our Sponsors

  • MiniBarLabs

    Advise and educational events for start ups and non-techies

People in this
Meetup are also in:

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