Coin Mining Tycoon at the Rotterdam JUG

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Havenbedrijf Rotterdam

Droogdokweg 92 · Rotterdam

How to find us

Free parking in front of the building, look for three flags.

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Details

Our second meetup of 2019:

== Coin Mining Tycoon ==

Want to learn more about blockchain technology using a game and some Java programming? Join this interactive meetup!

Group9 created a game named "Coin Mining Tycoon" and they host this workshop. The game uses blockchain technology and pushes the limits of the possibilities of modern hardware (we use Raspberry Pi Zero's to run the game!).

Your task, as a starting tycoon, is to collect as much 'money' as possible. You do this by mining blocks with coins and creating the longest chain, using your *own* mining equipment (both hardware and software). Only coins that are part of the longest chain count towards the highscore. The one who has the most coins on the longest chain wins the game.

There are of course several challenges that you must overcome. Participating tycoons can try to make their own longest chain, but also use other people's chain as a starting point. Smart tycoons build a more efficient mining algorithm, or start collaborating with other tycoons by creating a joint mining venture. Everything to get the longest chain with the most coins.

Strategic tycoons can buy information (cheats/hints) that are useful when mining coins. However, this costs them expensive coins...

Schedule:

[18.00 – 18.30] Walk-in
[18.30 – 19.00] Drinks and food (vegatarian options available)
[19.00 – 21.30] Workshop: Coin Mining Tycoon
[21:30 – 22:00] Drinks and chats

This meetup will be an interactive session: !! Bring a laptop !!

= Workshop: Group9

The game and the workshop is created by Group9:
http://group9.nl/

= Food/drinks: OpenValue Rotterdam

OpenValue Rotterdam, a new company in the region, will sponsor the food and drinks for this event.
https://openvalue.nl/

= Location: Port of Rotterdam

The location of this meetup will be the same as our first meetup, a building owned by the Port of Rotterdam (thanks for having us again!).

Droogdokweg[masked] JL Rotterdam

= RSVP now:

There are just 30 spots available, so RSVP quickly, if you can't make it, be sure to give up your spot.