What we're about

(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!

Upcoming events (5+)

₿🎉 Pre-Gathering for the Lightning Hackday Munich Edition

After Berlin and New York, Fulmo's Lightning Hackday comes to Munich! Developers, experts and hackers from all over the world come together to exchange knowledge, to collaborate, and to advance the protocols and applications around Bitcoin's Lightning Network. Tonight is just an informal get-together for local enthusiasts and international early arrivals, before the hackday starts on Saturday. Bikini Mitte is a well-known and well-visited deli and bar right in the center of Munich. http://www.bikini-mitte.com/ Since our TechDays event last February, you can use Bitcoin and its Lightning Network there to pay for your food and drinks. The terrace will be open if the weather is nice, but either way, it might get very crowded later in the evening! (We've not booked the location exclusively.) — This is the start of a "Bitcoin Festival Week" that emerged around the two main events, and that we're very happy to have in Munich! We're still open for suggestions! Fri May 31, 18:30 — Pre-Gathering #LightningHackdayMUC — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/260885276/ Sat June 1, 09:00 — #LightningHackdayMuc until Sunday afternoon — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/260885294/ Sun June 2, 17:00 — Public Meetup: Lightning Hackers meet Bitcoin Economists — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/260885331/ Mon June 3, 08:00 — "Value of Bitcoin" Conference — http://vob-conference.com/ Tue June 4, 18:30 — Public Meetup: The VoB Conference in Retrospect — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/260885336/ Wed June 5, 18:00 — Our regular monthly Stammtisch — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/jbbfbqyzjbhb/

₿🛠️ Lightning Hackday ⚡ Munich Edition

Plug and Play Insurtech

After Berlin and New York, Fulmo's Lightning Hackday comes to Munich! Developers, experts and hackers from all over the world come together to exchange knowledge, to collaborate, and to advance the protocols and applications around Bitcoin's Lightning Network. ### Please visit https://lightninghackday.fulmo.org/ to register for this event! ### ### RSVP here on Meetup is *not* sufficient this time! ### However, the event is quite inexpensive, or even free for some little Proof-of-Work. ;) Target Audience: Makers and builders deeply experienced with Bitcoin and the Lightning Network, or more general developers with a hands-on approach and good apprehension skills. The Hackday is inspired by the idea of Barcamps and Unconferences. This means: The more you put in, the more you get out! Explore, learn, share, build! Participants include Fabrice Drouin (Acinq), Johan Halseth (Lightning Labs), Thomas Voegtlin (Electrum), Alekos Filini (Blockstream), Rene Pickhardt (Data Science Consultant), Matt Corallo (Rust Lightning), Giacomo Zucco (BHB Network), and many more. This will be a technical event, so be ready to nerd away! Please get a ticket on https://lightninghackday.fulmo.org/#tickets , and please ONLY respond if you actually plan to participate. This event is brought to you by http://fulmo.org ⚡ A big thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible: - https://www.vaultoro.com/ - https://www.puzzle.ch/ - https://breez.technology/ - https://shiftcrypto.ch/ - https://www.nodl.it/ - Fulgur Ventures - http://lightningpay.com - http://www.kaffeemuenchen.de/ Subject to changes and additions. ### Please visit https://lightninghackday.fulmo.org/ to register for this event! ### ### RSVP here on Meetup is *not* sufficient this time! ### — This event is part of a "Bitcoin Festival Week" that emerged around the two main events, and that we're very happy to have in Munich! We're still open for suggestions! Fri May 31, 18:30 — Pre-Gathering #LightningHackdayMUC — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/260885276/ Sat June 1, 09:00 — #LightningHackdayMuc until Sunday afternoon — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/260885294/ Sun June 2, 17:00 — Public Meetup: Lightning Hackers meet Bitcoin Economists — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/260885331/ Mon June 3, 08:00 — "Value of Bitcoin" Conference — http://vob-conference.com/ Tue June 4, 18:30 — Public Meetup: The VoB Conference in Retrospect — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/260885336/ Wed June 5, 18:00 — Our regular monthly Stammtisch — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/jbbfbqyzjbhb/

₿🗣️ Lightning Hackers meet Bitcoin Economists

Plug and Play Insurtech

Around the two main events that are taking place during our "Bitcoin Festival Week" we will host additional meetups that are free-to-attend. Because of the hackday and the conference, there are many well-known personalities of the Bitcoin eco-system in Munich, both from the technological as well as from the economics side, like Saifedean Ammous, Dan Held, Matt Corallo, Giacomo Zucco, Alex de Vries, Michel Rauchs, Fabrice Drouin, Johan Halseth, Jonas Nick, Joshua Scigala, Stepan Snigirev, Thomas Voegtlin, Alekos Filini, Rene Pickhardt and many more. This meetup will take place on-location of the fading out Lightning Hackday, and one day before the "Value of Bitcoin" conference. The program for this meetup will be announced shortly. Target Audience: Everyone interested in the Lightning Network and the economics aspects of Bitcoin, but some fundamental knowledge may be required. — This event is part of a "Bitcoin Festival Week" that emerged around the two main events, and that we're very happy to have in Munich! We're still open for suggestions! Fri May 31, 18:30 — Pre-Gathering #LightningHackdayMUC — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/260885276/ Sat June 1, 09:00 — #LightningHackdayMuc until Sunday afternoon — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/260885294/ Sun June 2, 17:00 — Public Meetup: Lightning Hackers meet Bitcoin Economists — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/260885331/ Mon June 3, 08:00 — "Value of Bitcoin" Conference — http://vob-conference.com/ Tue June 4, 18:30 — Public Meetup: The VoB Conference in Retrospect — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/260885336/ Wed June 5, 18:00 — Our regular monthly Stammtisch — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/jbbfbqyzjbhb/

₿🗣️ The VoB Conference in Retrospect

Blockchain Consulting GmbH Terrano Office

Around the two main events that are taking place during our "Bitcoin Festival Week" we will host additional meetups that are free-to-attend. Because of the hackday and the conference, there are many well-known personalities of the Bitcoin eco-system in Munich, both from the technological as well as from the economics side, like Saifedean Ammous, Dan Held, Matt Corallo, Giacomo Zucco, Alex de Vries, Michel Rauchs, Fabrice Drouin, Johan Halseth, Jonas Nick, Joshua Scigala, Stepan Snigirev, Thomas Voegtlin, Alekos Filini, Rene Pickhardt and many more. Tonight we have the opportunity to discuss the outcome of the "Value of Bitcoin" conference that took place one day before at the Bayerische Landesbank. https://vob-conference.com/ Target Audience: Everyone interested in the economics aspects of Bitcoin. Exact program tba. — This event is part of a "Bitcoin Festival Week" that emerged around the two main events, and that we're very happy to have in Munich! We're still open for suggestions! Fri May 31, 18:30 — Pre-Gathering #LightningHackdayMUC — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/260885276/ Sat June 1, 09:00 — #LightningHackdayMuc until Sunday afternoon — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/260885294/ Sun June 2, 17:00 — Public Meetup: Lightning Hackers meet Bitcoin Economists — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/260885331/ Mon June 3, 08:00 — "Value of Bitcoin" Conference — http://vob-conference.com/ Tue June 4, 18:30 — Public Meetup: The VoB Conference in Retrospect — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/260885336/ Wed June 5, 18:00 — Our regular monthly Stammtisch — https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/jbbfbqyzjbhb/

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