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Paul Puey: Keeping Bitcoin Decentralised: Wallets, Code, API's & Politics



Bitcoin was developed as a decentralised platform to solve many issues with centralised infrastructure. Unfortunately many aspects of it have slowly become centralised and given up most of the core benefits that have made people so excited about bitcoin. In this talk we’ll cover the technical aspects of hosted wallets, centralised APIs, and client-server architectures as well as the centralisation of politics behind the core protocol and software implementations. 


Back in October 2014, Paul Puey, CEO and Co-Founder of Airbitz joined us via video from San Diego during a fun and informative meetup.

One year on and we've convinced Paul to head north of the border during his world tour and he'll be joining us in Edinburgh to give a talk about Airbitz, Bitcoin and decentralisation in general. More details to follow - the location will be central Edinburgh. Please sign up now as places, whilst free, may be limited.

You can download the Airbitz app beforehand (iOS and Android).


Paul is CEO and Co-Founder of Airbitz, a company with a vision of delivering privacy and security of digital assets through ease of use and decentralization. Airbitz has won accolades including being one of the top 3 mobile apps for bitcoin in the 2014 Blockchain Awards, being voted the #1 Bitcoin Company by the World Crypto Network, and being voted in the 'Top 50 FinTech Companies to Watch' by AlwaysOn Inc.

As an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduate of UC Berkeley, Paul possesses a wide range of technical skills from 3D visual engineering to development of custom web content management systems. He held lead engineering positions with Nvidia Corp and Chromatic Research. Paul now combines his lifelong technical and business experience to drive Airbitz to be the leading platform for digital currencies and decentralized apps.

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  • Kimball M.

    damn, im working nights, went for a nap before coming to this but ended up being 3 hour sleep. sorry for no show.

    September 10, 2015

    • roɃΞrt

      *damn* doesn't come anywhere close to lamenting the night you missed!
      Next time, neck an Irn-Ƀru ƀro ;-)

      September 16, 2015

    • Kimball M.

      Bollox! lol defo getting on the irn bru nxt time :)

      1 · September 16, 2015

  • Andy S.

    Great presentation by Paul, and very insightful Q's from the audience. I'm just sorry I couldn't stay.

    Have a great evening guys and girls!

    1 · September 10, 2015

  • Dug C.

    Please enter via Summerhall main entrance and turn left to get to TechCube

    1 · September 10, 2015

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