**We are taking it back to basics again for the first Meetup of 2019!** If you have been hearing about people making outrageous sums of money by betting on random coins but have been unable to understand what the craze is about, this event is for you. If you ARE one of those people who has made (or lost) money betting on cryptocurrencies but have not taken the time to dive into the technology behind the hype, this event is also for you. Lastly, if you are far down the blockchain rabbit hole but simply want to connect with and support the learning of others who are new to the space, then this event is also for you.
By the end of the event, you will have a better understanding of the following:
* What is bitcoin?
* What is a blockchain?
* What are the potential impacts of this technology?
* What are its limitations?
* What are the risks to investing in cryptocurrencies?
There will be time for networking over pizza and soft drinks at the beginning of the event. Afterward, we will continue to connect and fellowship over drinks at Pier A Harbor House (22 Battery Pl, New York, NY).
6:30 - 7:00PM: Networking
7:00 - 8:00PM: Seminar - What is a blockchain? What are it's implications? What do I need to know before I invest?
8:00 - 8:30PM: Q&A
8:30PM: Drinks at Pier A Harbor House
Note: You will need a photo ID in order to enter the building.
For our second book club reading, we will be tackling Cryptoassets: The innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond:
"The innovative investor’s guide to an entirely new asset class—from two experts on the cutting edge
With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. Bitcoin was the first cryptoasset, but today there are over 800 and counting, including ether, ripple, litecoin, monero, and more. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders shows you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world’and how to invest in these emerging assets to secure your financial future."
You do not need previous experience with cryptocurrency (or as this book posits, cryptoassets) to read this book. You do not need to have read our previous book, Digital Gold to participate in this meetup, either.
Cryptoassets is available at your local library or through Amazon at this link: https://www.amazon.com/Cryptoassets-Innovative-Investors-Bitcoin-Beyond/dp/1260026671
Hope to see you there!