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The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
Economist and author Saifedean Ammous comes to Munich to talk about "The Bitcoin Standard", which is the title of his new book in which he examines various historical monetary systems, from seashells to the gold standard, to draw lessons relevant to Bitcoin. Obviously, you'll have the opportunity to get your copy of the book signed in-person tonight! The book will be sold tonight too while stocks last. More info about the program tba. Target audience: Everyone interested in the macro-economic effects Bitcoin might have on the world in the near future. — Dr. Saifedean Ammous is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Lebanese American University, and Foreign Member of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University. He is the author of "The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking", the first serious academic treatise on the economics of bitcoin. * http://saifedean.com * https://twitter.com/saifedean * https://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Standard-Decentralized-Alternative-Central/dp/1119473861 — This meetup will be hosted in a new location, a hub in the "Kare Kraftwerk" in the South of Munich, owned by software development and consulting company MaibornWolff. They will also very generously sponsor food! Thanks very much! https://www.maibornwolff.de/ (Our meetup group is organized by independent enthusiasts and not affiliated with venues, sponsors, or presenters of this or past events. Viewpoints expressed by our speakers do not necessarily represent our own. We aim to educate by putting forward the various viewpoints and opinions in the crypto-currency and blockchain space, encouraging discussions to enable everyone to make up their own minds. In particular, our program is not to be understood as investment advice.) (Illustration from https://coinivore.com/2018/01/14/bitcoin-system-like-unlike-gold-standard/ )

Kare Kraftwerk

Drygalski-Allee 25 · München

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(Deutsche Version unten) Welcome to the Bitcoin Munich community! We're a loosely structured group of of enthusiasts, activists, students, entrepreneurs, developers, techies, and other professionals. We organize informal gatherings like the monthly Stammtisch, plus workshops, as well as events with talks, presentations, tech-demos, and moderated discussion rounds.

This is a movement! It is not only encompassing tech startup culture. Thus, we also like to examine political and social consequences this technology might bring, emanating from the cypherpunk roots of the individual's right to privacy and informational self-determination. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypherpunk

To cite software engineer Jameson Lopp:

> Welcome to Bitcoin, newcomers! Here's your FAQ:

> Q: Who should I trust?

> A: Nobody.

> Q: When should I sell?

> A: Never.

> Q: Is Bitcoin dying because ____?

> A: No.

> Q: What have I gotten myself into?

> A: Nobody knows.

> Q: How do I learn more?

> A: https://lopp.net/bitcoin.html

The motivation of our group in particular is the free sharing of knowledge and information, rooted in FOSS culture (Free and Open Source Software). This is *not* the place to spread HYIPs or pyramid and MLM schemes, or for cheap marketing especially regarding tokens and ICOs.

Our group has been getting together since 2011. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=20844.0

So our long-term members are quite battle-tested and might have their own peculiar views about the state of affairs in the Blockchain and crypto-currency space today. ;)

See you around!

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Willkommen in der Bitcoin Munich Community! Wir sind eine locker strukturierte Gruppe von Enthusiasten, Aktivisten, Studenten, Unternehmern, Entwicklern, Techies und anderen Fachkundigen. Wir organisieren informelle Treffen wie den monatlichen Stammtisch, plus Workshops sowie Veranstaltungen mit Vorträgen, Präsentationen, Tech-Demos und moderierten Diskussionsrunden.

Dies ist eine Bewegung! Sie umfasst nicht nur die Tech-Startup-Kultur. Daher untersuchen wir auch die politischen und sozialen Konsequenzen, die diese Technologie mit sich bringen könnte, ausgehend von den Wurzeln im Cypherpunk und dem individuellen Recht auf Privatsphäre und informationelle Selbstbestimmung. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypherpunk

Um Software-Engineer Jameson Lopp zu zitieren:

> Willkommen bei Bitcoin, Neulinge! Hier ist eure FAQ:

> F: Wem sollte ich vertrauen?

> A: Niemandem.

> F: Wann sollte ich verkaufen?

> A: Niemals.

> F: Ist Bitcoin am Sterben, weil ____?

> A: Nein.

> F: Auf was habe ich mich da nur eingelassen?

> A: Das weiß niemand.

> F: Wo lerne ich mehr?

> A: https://lopp.net/bitcoin.html

Die Motivation unserer Gruppe ist insbesondere das freie Teilen von Wissen und Informationen, verwurzelt in der FOSS-Kultur (Freie und Open Source Software). Dies ist *nicht* der Ort zum Verbreiten von HYIPs oder Pyramiden- und MLM-Systemen, oder für billiges Marketing besonders in Bezug auf Tokens und ICOs.

Unsere Gruppe trifft sich seit 2011. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=20844.0

Unsere langjährigen Mitglieder sind also ziemlich abgehärtet und haben womöglich ihre ganz eigenen Ansichten über den Stand der Dinge im Bereich Blockchain und Kryptowährungen heute. ;)

Bis demnächst!

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