computers & tech: bitcoin 101

what we are doing

An introduction to Bitcoin. Bitcoin is an open source, secure crypto-currency that is gaining traction all over the world.

what you will learn

How it works: how bitcoins are mined, how they're traded, and their potential impact on the global economy. 

skill required beginner 

your chalkler will be

Robert O'Brien, a software developer, designer and entrepreneur who has been working on large scale distributed financial market systems and wholesale B2B/B2C Payments for well over 17 years. He currently is working on the application of financial cryptography to build new mobile [NFC] phone payments for complimentary currency systems and person-to-person markets.

what to bring

A laptop or tablet if you have one, not strictly necessary

appropriate audience

Anyone wanting to learn more about bitcoins

cost 15.00 (incl. GST, if any) 

how to book and pay

We expect pre-payment for all classes. 

RSVP and pay using this paypal link


deposit 15.00 into chalkle's Kiwibank account: 


Reference:[masked] - Your name 

about chalkle°

Chalkle° enables learning for communities in real life. Small affordable classes mean high value for participants, extracting the knowledge and skills otherwise hidden within the community. chalkle° redefines what it means to be a teacher or a learner, helping everyone undertake training in practical, artistic or academic skills while fostering lifelong learning. 


Chalkle° expects pre-payment for all classes. If you have not paid you will be placed on the waiting list to allow other chalklers to attend. You will be moved to attending once chalkle° has received confirmation of your payment. 

If you RSVP for a class and fail to show up, you will get a "no show". Three no shows means you will be removed from chalkle°. You may request to rejoin after six months. 

If you cancel your RSVP:

- less than 3 days before = no refund 

- after 7pm the night before = no refund and a "no show" will be recorded 


Whilst every possible assistance will be offered, chalkle°, teachers and members cannot be held responsible for any accident, injuries or losses sustained leading up to, during, or after a class.

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  • Michelle S

    Krysdelle has just joined and will be attending in my place. I have paid for 2 spots and she will pay cash for one other. I am out with a migraine but this 101 is really important to me. Would it be possible to recieve any notes etc that maybe avail?

    October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talk - learnt so much from his presentation. I wasn't that technically minded but still could follow along. It was really interesting learning how the bitcoin system develops on itself - huge potential.

    October 2, 2013

  • Peter K.

    Very good, learned lots

    October 2, 2013

  • chalkle

    If you are on the waitlist and would like to attend this session, please email Amy at [masked] about prepayment for the class. Your status will be moved to Yes when we have received a notification from you

    September 30, 2013

  • Michelle S

    Can I also bring another teo people please?

    1 · September 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there :) How long is the class? I have somewhere I need to be at 7:30pm but would love to fit this in.

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will you be repeating this event in the future as I'll be on holiday Oct 1st

    September 11, 2013

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