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This Meetup's goal is to augment the long-running Bitcoin Sydney meetups with monthly or bi-monthly Bitcoin focused speaking events, bringing together those with a general desire to learn more about the future of Bitcoin and its implementation within society. It's a Meetup designed to encourage the sharing and bringing together of ideas and insights into this burgeoning technology.

Come and learn about the original and only truly immutable, trustless and decentralized blockchain without the distractions and promotion of the latest flavor-of-the-month alt-coins or the scams that try to ride the coattails of rapidly growing new paradigms.

Learn how Bitcoin is so much more than "Blockchain" and how blockchain is just one of the ingredients that Satoshi Nakomoto brought together to create something that was not thought possible beforehand.

Many of our members have been involved in Bitcoin and attending meetups since at least 2013, giving you the chance to learn from their experiences of Bitcoin's repeated ups and downs.

Some events will involve the option to experiment hands-on, so bring your laptop, smartphone or mobile hotspot if you like.

To chat use Telegram.org messenger ( https://t.me/Bitcoin_Sydney )

For weekly Talk and Trade meetups without presentations see our original meetup group ( https://meetup.com/Bitcoin-Sydney )

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Bitcoin Hardware Wallets

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Come and join our monthly meetup at Harpoon Harry's - a popular Cuban themed bar publico. With the Bitcoin market heating up once again it's a good time to think about one of the most important reasons to own Bitcoin: Financial Self-sovereignty. This means taking ownership of and securely storing your own Bitcoin and not leaving it on exchanges or otherwise vulnerable to theft. For newcomers to Bitcoin, an understanding of the products available to help you do this is essential. Those who have been around Bitcoin longer will also gain an insight in the latest developments of several of the popular hardware wallets now available in this rapidly evolving ecosystem. 🌏 AGENDA: 6.30pm: RSVP Arrivals - Networking 7.00pm: Welcome and introduction 🌏 SPEAKER: 7.10pm: Ketan - Trezor Ketan is a Chartered Accountant, Private Pilot and Bitcoiner. You can sometimes find him 500ft off the coast of Sydney in a small aircraft. He enjoys tinkering with bitcoin related hardware and software projects in his spare time. His session will be taking us through all things hardware wallets. He will cover why someone would want a hardware wallet, its advantages and disadvantages. He will take us through a demonstration of one of the leading hardware wallets, the Trezor. 7.40pm: Intermission 🌏 SPEAKER: 8.00pm: Chris - Ledger & Keepkey Chris is an Entrpreneur at heart. Starting his first business in 2016 - Coinstop, Australia's longest and largest provider of cold storage cryptocurrency hardware wallets - authorised resellers of leading brands such as Trezor, Ledger & KeepKey. Through his involvement with the Australian Blockchain community he has run hundreds of meetups and education sessions, speaking all around Australia at various conferences and events. Chris is also a founding Director & Secretary of Australia's first and only privacy centric software development charity, the LAG foundation, a non-for-profit entity created to promote and develop secure communication and transaction technologies for the benefit of the general public. The primary project is the Loki Project, a blockchain enforced mixnet that allows users to securely transmit and receive data and cryptographic tokens without malicious actors having insight into user activity or data. https://coinstop.io 8.30pm: Networking **Remember, Wednesday is $10 burger night at the hotel - a great deal!** 🌏 ABOUT THIS MEETUP: With both seasoned Bitcoin veterans and organizers going back as far as 2011 and newer arrivals into the world of Bitcoin technology and trading, this is a good opportunity to talk about developments and trends in the fast-evolving world of disruptive innovation and finance. At Hotel Harry you will be able to have food & drink in pleasant surroundings before we get going with short talks by industry experts, soapbox talks, and Q&A between the audience and the speakers, as well as the chance to discuss between attendees and form discussion groups. We'll be in a reserved area upstairs on LEVEL 1 with wheelchair access via a lift. Just ask a staff member on arrival. RSVP is required as seating is limited. Please remember to cancel if you can't make it along. 🌏 QUERIES: If you have any questions, feel free to join our 'Bitcoin Sydney' group chat. Just install 'Telegram Messenger' www.telegram.org on your smartphone or computer, create your own unique 'username' then click on our invitation link: https://t.me/Bitcoin_Sydney and join.

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