What we're about

A group focused on Bitcoin and the rapidly developing layer 2 scaling solution called the Lightning Network. We are BitDevsLA.

**Socratic Seminar** \

Inspired by Bitdevs NY, this is an event for those interested in discussing and participating in the research and development of Bitcoin and related protocols. The Socratic Seminar events are formatted to foster debate, information sharing, and lively discussion.
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Discussion topics from a variety of sources are collated by meetup members in the weeks preceding the events. We investigate pull requests in the Bitcoin Core, lnd, and other relevant repositories; we study network statistics, research papers, technical blog posts and other interesting content. To complete the meeting, members present open source projects, companies, research and other relevant materials. A feedback and Q&A section follow.
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Please contact the organizers if you'd like to present at the Socratic event or have a recommended topic for discussion: ecurrencyhodler at gmail dot com
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A post will be made the day of the event which outlines discussion topics. Archives of discussion topics and presentations can be found in the event descriptions of past meetups. The discussion portion of the event is NEVER recorded. It is recommended that you have a firm grasp of the basics of Bitcoin in order to extract the most value from our Socratic events. \

Upcoming events (2)

Peerswap, Richard Myers, & Bitcoin Socratic Seminar #30 (In-Person)

Needs a location

Details
Join us for another amazing Bitcoin meetup!

This month we are excited to host Richard Myers who will be presenting on PeerSwap!

Richard Myers is a long-time software developer who made the transition to Bitcoin and Lightning development thanks to Chaincode Lab's summer residency program where he worked on tests for BIP-118 and the eltoo upgrade of Lightning. Richard is currently implementing the PeerSwap protocol for ACINQ's Eclair Lightning node software.

PeerSwap enables Lightning Network nodes to balance their channels by facilitating atomic swaps with direct peers. PeerSwap enhances decentralization of the Lightning Network by enabling all nodes to be their own swap provider. No centralized coordinator, no 3rd party rent collector, and lowest cost channel balancing means small nodes can better compete with large nodes.

Speakers
Richard Myers

Speaker Info
https://twitter.com/remyers_

Agenda
3:00pm Pizza and beers
3:30pm Speaker
4:00pm Socratic Seminar
5:00pm Wrap-up
5:15pm Drinks at a local bar

Location
7456 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Zephyr Theater)

Parking
There's 2 hour parking in the residential area and metered parking along the street. You can also buy a drink and park at the CVS across the street.

Socratic Seminar

Inspired by Bitdevs NY, this is an event for those interested in discussing and participating in the research and development of Bitcoin and related protocols. The Socratic Seminar events are formatted to foster debate, information sharing, and lively discussion.

Discussion topics from a variety of sources are collated by meetup members in the weeks preceding the events. We investigate pull requests in the Bitcoin Core, lnd, and other relevant repositories; we study network statistics, research papers, technical blog posts and other interesting content. To complete the meeting, members present open source projects, companies, research and other relevant materials. A feedback and Q&A section follow.

Please contact the organizers if you'd like to present at the Socratic event or have a recommended topic for discussion: contact at bitdevsla.org

A post will be made prior to the event which outlines discussion topics. Archives of discussion topics and presentations can be found in the event descriptions of past meetups. The discussion portion of the event is NEVER recorded. It is recommended that you have a firm grasp of the basics of Bitcoin in order to extract the most value from our Socratic events.

Sponsors
River Financial - The best place to buy, sell, and use Bitcoin for the long-term investor. Use this link for 2 months of 0 fees: https://river.com/?a=BGQP7DXO

Casa - The safest way to store your bitcoin. Get $21 off a gold plan using the promo code: bitdevsla (https://app.keys.casa/subscribe/gold)

Nik Bhatia & Bitcoin Socratic Seminar #31 (In-Person)

Needs a location

Details
Join us for another amazing Bitcoin meetup! We're going to have free pizza and beer right when the doors open so make sure to get there early in order to network with other local Bitcoiners.

Details TBD

Speakers
Nik Bhatia

Speaker Info

Agenda
3:00pm Pizza and beers
3:30pm Speaker
4:00pm Socratic Seminar
5:00pm Wrap-up
5:15pm Drinks at a local bar

Location
7456 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Zephyr Theater)

Parking
There's 2 hour parking in the residential area and metered parking along the street. You can also buy a drink and park at the CVS across the street.

Socratic Seminar

Inspired by Bitdevs NY, this is an event for those interested in discussing and participating in the research and development of Bitcoin and related protocols. The Socratic Seminar events are formatted to foster debate, information sharing, and lively discussion.

Discussion topics from a variety of sources are collated by meetup members in the weeks preceding the events. We investigate pull requests in the Bitcoin Core, lnd, and other relevant repositories; we study network statistics, research papers, technical blog posts and other interesting content. To complete the meeting, members present open source projects, companies, research and other relevant materials. A feedback and Q&A section follow.

Please contact the organizers if you'd like to present at the Socratic event or have a recommended topic for discussion: contact at bitdevsla.org

A post will be made prior to the event which outlines discussion topics. Archives of discussion topics and presentations can be found in the event descriptions of past meetups. The discussion portion of the event is NEVER recorded. It is recommended that you have a firm grasp of the basics of Bitcoin in order to extract the most value from our Socratic events.

Sponsors
River Financial - The best place to buy, sell, and use Bitcoin for the long-term investor. Use this link for 2 months of 0 fees: https://river.com/?a=BGQP7DXO

Casa - The safest way to store your bitcoin. Get $21 off a gold plan using the promo code: bitdevsla (https://app.keys.casa/subscribe/gold)

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