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Open Forum

Brains will still be a bit mushy from the December break I'm sure so this first Meetup for 2014 I suggest we just chat about the developments of Bitcoin since we met last. Any questions you may have about mining, obtaining Bitcoins...ahh whatever you want to chat about lets's do it. One thing we will need to talk about though is the possible establishment of The Bitcoin Foundation of South Africa as I think it imperative we at least attempt to find legitimacy in SA for Bitcoin.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Those who are interested in a get together to discuss building and running mining rigs, please holler here and I will work with James and Andrew to put it together.

    2 · January 16, 2014

  • James L.

    It's just great to see so many passionate people - It's 02:00 and I have 2 whiteboards full of notes, ideas and projects! Loved that it was an open forum. It gave everyone (with big mouths) a chance to ask , discuss and hopefully get the answers.

    I'm hoping and suggesting we do this more often. This is great for any new people.

    Once again my thanks goes out to Andrew for doing this! PS! I'll be sponsoring a banner that can be put next to Andrew's 'Bitcoin - WP' Merc, for people to find us easier.

    January 17, 2014

    • iAmnotMany

      such a pity I missed one... looking forward to next week :-)

      January 22, 2014

  • George Daniel B.

    Hi! I have decided to build a rig on my own. Does anyone have pci-e risers to spare? I need them to spread out the graphics cards so they dont overheat. I buy at a good price

    January 20, 2014

  • Drew H.

    Thanks to everyone who attended and good to see some new faces in the crowd. Our next meetup will be more formal and structured so put your thinking caps on as we need to get you involved in The Bitcoin Foundation of South Africa (drum roll).

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Sonya

    Apologies for not attending the meetup last night. Would have loved to be there. Hope I didnt miss too much :)

    January 17, 2014

    • James L.

      Theo definately came up with the idea. It has to happen. I see it as good way to promote Bitcoin to the public. The other advantage would be to use it to pilot Bitcoin related products/services ventures ;)

      January 18, 2014

    • Theo

      Do think it was a joint idea venture. Great idea to pilot......:)

      1 · January 19, 2014

  • DERRICK V.

    Thank youAndrew for the advice and David for being so helpful...you guys are way out there...

    1 · January 17, 2014

    • Drew H.

      Pleasure, glad to have helped.

      January 17, 2014

  • DERRICK V.

    That will be plus 3, not just 2, so 4 is the total, including me,so.ok!

    January 16, 2014

    • James L.

      Nice to meet you Derrick. If you ever have questions don't hesitate to ask. It can get a bit geeky/technical/boring to some. Remember that we are always keen to help out!

      January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for the event. Looking forward to the next. Can I bring some name stickers and a marker for those who want to wear them?

    And, I would have loved a beer but had no clue about the protocol - pay, who, where, free, donate?

    Again, loved it than you. Keen to come to next.

    1 · January 16, 2014

    • James L.

      I like the stickers idea... after the 4th beer I can barely pronounce my own name :P

      January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will attend the next meeting, if there still is space, and bring two others, with which I have been working with over the past year. We succesfully assembled some larger rigs and are keen on joining your community.

    January 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Meeting is well in progress. Pull in if nearby.

      January 16, 2014

  • Brian J.

    Might be late :( work demands it...
    -Apologies

    January 16, 2014

  • DERRICK V.

    Hi, may I bring 3 more people with me?

    January 16, 2014

    • James L.

      I have selected a +1 who's not coming - And there are spots left I guess :)

      January 16, 2014

    • DERRICK V.

      Well, I guess we will just arrive...c ya later

      January 16, 2014

  • Aymeric R.

    Myself and a friend will be joining

    January 14, 2014

  • Brian J.

    Hey everyone :)
    Total noob here; tried getting mining equipment so I could get started but alas Amazon does not ship them to SA... Is it just me? - where do you guys shop for your rig?
    Any advice please!?
    Thanks,
    Brian

    December 19, 2013

    • Brian J.

      :( You are killing me here James! I just want to able to say I mined 1. Then I will be happy I guess... On my initial question though where do I purchase the rigs locally? Else I will wait until after the meetup before I spend any cash -_-
      Thanks James

      December 21, 2013

    • James L.

      Back from holidays... so late reply. I will chat to you at the next meetup. Hope you haven't bought anything ;)
      If your goal is 1 BTC, my suggestion would be to mine 30 Litecoins, (Can be done with about[masked]/R9 280Xs in a month - Current Difficulty) Trade and buy Bitcoin. Much more effective than buying a bunch of miners that will run at a loss.

      January 9, 2014

  • David M.

    Have some updates for everyone with regard to bitcoinza's current project and some feedback on the sarb. Also a quick chat about the foundation. Until then you can keep updated on Facebook,The African Bitcoin Foundation, and Bitcoin-za.

    January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting everyone

    December 17, 2013

    • Drew H.

      Hi Bryan. Welcome to the group.

      December 18, 2013

  • Haroun K.

    I'm there in spirit if I'm not there in person...

    1 · December 12, 2013

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