Meetup 8: Pay with Lightning & Privacy for Dummies

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Hello,

Hope you had a nice break at Easter and looking forward to some more action packed blockchain talks and networking.

We have two main topics for the next meetup.

Joshua, a regular at our meetups, and a privacy advocate, is going to give us a run down of "Privacy for Dummies: Blockchain Edition".

After that we will explore the Bitcoin Lightning Network ⚡

Offering near instant and extremely cheap transfers for your Bitcoin but does it live up to the hype?

We'll be covering the good, the bad and the unknown of the Lightning network with two awesome speakers from the industry.

This month's meetup is kindly sponsored by http://lightningpay.co.uk and https://www.alphabit.fund/

http://lightningpay.co.uk have facilitated the fist London bar to start accepting lightning payments https://finance.yahoo.com/news/london-first-lightning-network-bar-140008372.html

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The plan is as follows:

* 6:30pm: Networking (with pizzas 🍕and drinks 🍻)

* 7:00pm: Talks start

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* Privacy for Dummies: Blockchain Edition (10 mins)

Joshua is a Enigma Ambassador, more info on here https://blog.enigma.co/meet-the-enigma-ambassadors-3-josh-lines-d1f2c1350634

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* Igor from Blue Wallet giving us a run down of Lightning network

- https://twitter.com/overtorment
- https://bluewallet.io

“BlueWallet brings zero-configuration Lightning payments to iOS and Android” by Igor Korsakov https://link.medium.com/u7F9jktl7V

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* Patrick McCorry from UCL going deeper on Lightning also covering the ugly parts

- https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-mccorry-923b2254/?originalSubdomain=uk
- http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/p.mccorry/

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* 8:15-30pm-ish Q&A session

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* 8:30 - ⚡Hit the pub and Pay with Lightning ⚡

As part of the forth coming meetup we have reached out to a few bars next to the venue and they are being onboarded to accept payments for beers in Lightning! ⚡

If pay at the bars using the lightning network our awesome sponsors have promised it'll only cost you 10p per drink, but ONLY if you pay using the BTC lightning network! ⚡

So come prepared - download and install Blue Wallet (https://bluewallet.io) or similar, load up on some LBTC ⚡, and get your drinks for ten pence?!

We are excited to see how we can test this new technology and get a nice beer in the process!

Feel free to reach out to us on telegram or slack if you have questions about the above, links below.

See you all soon

James (http://www.blockrocket.tech)

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