Bitcoin meetup - The China Update Panel

SF Bitcoin and Blockchain Social
SF Bitcoin and Blockchain Social
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Note: Space is extremely limited. RSVP is required, but not a guarantee. If we hit the facility maximum, we have to close the doors. First come first serve, so come early!

This month we are hosting a panel of people with unique insight on the current news coming out of China for bitcoin. From new policies around ICOs and the closure of Bitcoin exchanges to the potential impact on Chinese mining, we are going to cover it all. Bring your questions for the Q&A and looking forward to seeing you there!

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Our panelist this month are:

Terrence Yang

Angel investor and adviser at Yang Ventures. 2017 Quora Top Writer with 5 million views. Published in Forbes. Mentioned in on Bitcoin. Investor in 3 Bitcoin startups and a Bitcoin startup fund. Graduate from Harvard Law.

You can find out more about Terrence at and

Spencer Bogart

Spencer is a Managing Director and the Head of Research at Blockchain Capital (, the oldest venture firm dedicated to investing capital into the blockchain ecosystem.

Prior to joining Blockchain Capital, Spencer was a Vice President at Needham & Company, where he authored Wall Street’s first industry report highlighting the use-cases, companies and potential of blockchain technology. Graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

You can find out more about Spencer at and on his LinkedIn (

Tim Swanson

Tim Swanson is the founder and director of research at Post Oak Labs. He is a visiting research fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences and previously at the Sim Kee Boon Institute at Singapore Management University. He worked in East Asia for more than six years and is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Graduate of Texas A&M University.

He is the author of three books, "Great Wall of Numbers: Business Opportunities and Challenges in China", Great Chain of Numbers: A Guide to Smart Contracts, Smart Property and Trustless Asset Management", and "The Anatomy of a Money-like Informational Commodity: A Study of Bitcoin".

You can find out more about Tim at

Xiahong Lin

Xiahong Lin is the Founder of Bodhi (, a decentralized blockchain-based prediction market aimed at the Chinese marketplace. Xiahong Lin is an entrepreneur and software engineer who became interested in Bitcoin since 2011 and later experimented with Ethereum smart contracts. Before Bodhi, he founded, an easy-to-use bitcoin wallet service, and worked as software engineer at Edmodo, Twitter, and Tencent.

He has a Master of Science from Purdue University where he specialized in Statistical Machine Learning, and Master of Science in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

You can find out more about Bodhi at


We will also have time for 1-minute long lighting talks, and the remainder of the evening will be for networking and socializing!

We'll have free beer, other beverages and food as usual (the food usually goes quickly)!