What we're about

This meetup hosts a monthly meeting for people in the Des Moines area interested in digital currency or blockchain technology. We discuss the latest news, provide education, host open discussions and invite guest speakers. Participants are welcome to briefly share blockchain-related projects in the open discussion and post an introduction about the projects in our social media feeds and Slack team. Please send us your email address privately via our Contact page to receive an invitation to our Slack team: http://www.iowablockchain.net - @dsmblockchain on twitter -

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Upcoming events (5+)

DSM B&B Meetup: The Economics of Blockchain

Gravitate Valley Junction

This month we are pleased to be hearing from our very own Reed James on the topic of Economics and the Blockchain. Many of us are very excited about blockchain, and the potential that it provides to improve efficiency and cost in many various industries. But, there are many questions that remain as to how this potential improvement will actually be implemented. This month, Reed will walk us through some of the ways in which Blockchain can improve the economics of our current markets, as well as introduce us to an economic theory known as Coase Theorem. Coase Theorem proposes that given a market with no transaction costs, optimal distribution channels can be found. Reed will share with us how he believes that this could be a prime cause for blockchain adoption. We are excited to learn more about this topic, and the potential of real world use cases for blockchain. We hope you can join us!

DSM Bitcoin & Blockchain TECHNICAL Meetup. Topic: TBD

Gravitate Valley Junction

Introducing the DSM Bitcoin & Blockchain TECHNICAL meetup series. We are publicly starting a 2nd monthly meetup for more technical topics. These will occur on the 2nd Thursday of every month. These meetings will be in addition to our normal meeting (on the 4th Thursday of every month). These meetups are designed to be smaller, and less formal to allow for in-depth discussions of technical topics. If this type of meeting is of interest to you, please feel free to come and join us! We simply want to warn those that are new to this space that it may be difficult for you to follow along for this series of meetings. If you are new, we recommend that you attend one of our standard meetings on the 4th Thursday of each month. With that stated, however, everyone is invited to come out and learn!

DSM Bitcoin & Blockchain Meetup: Network and learn. Topic: TBD

Gravitate Valley Junction

This is our Standard in-person monthly meetup. We host speakers, educational presentations, and open discussions about Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology.

DSM Bitcoin & Blockchain TECHNICAL Meetup. Topic: TBD

Gravitate Valley Junction

Introducing the DSM Bitcoin & Blockchain TECHNICAL meetup series. We are publicly starting a 2nd monthly meetup for more technical topics. These will occur on the 2nd Thursday of every month. These meetings will be in addition to our normal meeting (on the 4th Thursday of every month). These meetups are designed to be smaller, and less formal to allow for in-depth discussions of technical topics. If this type of meeting is of interest to you, please feel free to come and join us! We simply want to warn those that are new to this space that it may be difficult for you to follow along for this series of meetings. If you are new, we recommend that you attend one of our standard meetings on the 4th Thursday of each month. With that stated, however, everyone is invited to come out and learn!

Past events (38)

DSM B&B Meetup - Special Guest: Jameson Lopp

Gravitate Valley Junction

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