Dec 17, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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20Mission is located on the corner of 20th and Mission streets in San Francisco. It's 4 blocks from both the 24th St. BART and 16th St.
We meet downstairs in the empty office space. The address is 2415 Mission st. There is a parking lot located on the corner of Capp and 20th (one block away).
There will be two main speakers, followed by 1-minute lightning talks. To be a main speaker (~10 minutes), email [masked]. To give a lightning talk, sign up in person at the beginning of the meetup.
Drinks will be provided.
Talks for this month:
- Stephen Sprinkle: Bitcoin Anonymity -- The Pivot Point of Adoption
Bitcoin Anonymity is one the most instrumental features to the success of Bitcoin, while also being one of the most contentious points for established institutions. This presentation will cover how Bitcoin affords anonymity and the legality, tax implications, and overall practicality of maintaining that anonymity and whether or not it is a false choice between maintaining anonymity or gaining main stream adoption. Included throughout the presentation will be services that afford and facilitate anonymity and how the above topics play themselves out in these services.
- Adam Sah: Experiences Accepting Bitcoin at my Store
Buyer's Best Friend was the first grocery store in the world to accept Bitcoin. We custom programmed our POS to accept it, and got covered in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Wired and still get 1-3 BTC tickets per day in our SF retail stores in Haight-Ashbury, North Beach and the Ferry Building. This presentation will cover our experience-- the kinds of customers, what they buy, anonymity, etc.
Big thanks to our sponsors: 20 Mission and Coinbase.
See you all there!