What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in any facet of blockchain or cryptography technologies. All skills levels are welcome. This group's aim is to provide access to knowledge about technologies driving the adoption of blockchain and cryptocurrency. If you're interested in being a speaker at one of our events, please contact the organizer.

Upcoming events (5+)

Crypto Alchemy: Mining and Staking Decred

Parkway Central Library

Decred is an autonomous digital currency featuring an innovative governance system. Decred's network rewards participation through a reward system similar to Bitcoin. Therefore, you can mine Decred using you computer or you can buy specialized computers. In addition to mining, Decred hodlers can stake their currency and participate in voting. Decred puts it this way on their website "Stakeholders who participate in Decred’s decision-making are rewarded for their efforts. Sustainable funding and a resilient contractor model allow for anyone to join Decred at any time and engage in its governance. Decred’s value is in the people who work on it - together we’re building the decentralized future we want to see." (https://decred.org/) Crypto Alchemy is a series of talks looking at how cryptocurrencies are created. This series is for anyone interested in learning more about cryptocurrency mining or staking for fun or profit. In this meetup, Michael Ghen will present about Decred mining hardware and staking using the Decrediton wallet (https://decred.org/downloads/).

Q&A: Cyber Security Hackathon, The Great Bitcoin Heist

Parkway Central Library

This meetup is a Question and Answer session for prospective competitors of "The Great Bitcoin Heist" on July 27th Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cyber-security-hackathon-the-great-bitcoin-heist-01-btc-grand-prize-tickets-62009897272 RSVP to this event and attend if you want to learn more about competing in the event on July 27th

Crypto and Coffee

Panera Bread

This is a recurring networking event for crypto enthusiasts and professionals. Michael Ghen will be at Parliament Coffee at 30 S 15th St from 9 AM to 12 PM. Start your Friday off right with a cup of coffee (or tea) and cryptocurrency discussions with the community.

Cyber Security Hackathon: The Great Bitcoin Heist (0.1 BTC Grand Prize)

Cyber Security Hackathon: The Great Bitcoin Heist 0.1 BTC Grand Prize Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cyber-security-hackathon-the-great-bitcoin-heist-01-btc-grand-prize-tickets-62009897272?aff=blockchainmeetup This event is a Jeopardy-style capture the flag hackathon where teams of up to 5 people compete to break into a computer network and steal 0.1 BTC from a wallet. The event takes place Saturday July 27th from 9AM to 5PM with snacks and lunch provided. Competitors will be given a briefing on the computer network containing the 0.1 BTC secured in a Bitcoin wallet. There will be a series of computer programming challenges that can be completed to unlock clues that can be used to help you penetrate the network. What you will need to compete * Laptop computer * Basic computer networking skills (know how to use SSH) * Team of up to 5 people (optionally, individuals welcome) Event Schedule 9:00 AM - Registration, coffee and snacks 10:00 AM - Competition starts: Teams will be given the specifications for the network they will need to penatrate. 12:00 PM - Lunch 4:00 PM - Competition ends: Teams will present their progress towards breaking into the system. In the even no team has been able to penetrate and steal the Bitcoin, judges will select the winner. 5:00 PM - Winner is announced, closing remarks

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Crypto and Coffee

Panera Bread

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