A group for discussing crypto-currency software development topics, from currencies like bitcoin, to the consensus blockchain technology, alternative chains and coins, smart contracts, proof-of-work and proof-of-stake algorithms and more. Bring new topics with you every meeting!
Inspired by Bitdevs NY, this is an event for those interested in discussing and participating in the research and development of Bitcoin and related protocols. Unlike the monthly speaker event, the Socratic Seminar events are formatted to foster debate, information sharing and lively discussion.
Discussion topics from a variety of sources are collated by meetup members in the weeks preceding the events. We investigate pull requests in the Bitcoin Core, lnd, grin and other relevant repositories; we study network statistics, research papers, technical blog posts and other interesting content. To complete the meeting, members present open source projects, companies, research and other relevant materials. A feedback and Q&A section follow.
A newsletter is sent out the day of the event which outlines discussion topics. Archives of discussion topics and presentations can be found in the event descriptions of past meetups. It is recommended that you have a firm grasp of the basics of Bitcoin in order to extract the most value from our Socratic events.
Please contact the organizers if you'd like to present at a future Socratic event or have a recommended topic for discussion. There are different requirements for presentation depending on the type of project.