An Introduction to Bitcoin

Bitcoin Sheffield
Bitcoin Sheffield
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The first meetup for Bitcoin Sheffield!

What is this talk about?

This talk will provide a very simple explanation of Bitcoin. It will begin with a quick discussion about why Bitcoin was created, followed by a step-by-step visualisation of how the blockchain is built, and finishing with a live demonstration of how Bitcoin mining works.

Who am I?

My name is Greg, and I've been working with Bitcoin since 2014. I'm currently working on a blockchain explorer and educational website for Bitcoin:

I moved to Sheffield last year. I thought it would be cool to create a group to meet other people in Sheffield who are interested in Bitcoin/blockchain/cryptocurrency too.

Who is this meetup for?

This is the first meetup for Bitcoin Sheffield, so it's open to anyone who's interested in Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in general.

The talk will cover the basics of how Bitcoin works, so it's suitable for anyone with little (or no) understanding of Bitcoin. However, even if you are familiar with Bitcoin, I hope you will find some interesting things in this talk anyway. It's pretty cool.

What do I need?

Just yourself. No Laptop or anything is necessary (it's going to be a talk with a presentation on a projector).

Where is it?

This event will be taking place at Sheffield Technology Parks (in the conference room upstairs). It's about a 5-minute walk from the Train Station.

When is it?

Doors open at 6PM, and the talk will start at 6.30PM. Feel free to come and chill out before the talk starts.


1. THERE IS NO FREE BEER OR PIZZA AT THIS EVENT. However, we will head to the pub afterwards, probably the Roebuck Tavern up the road.

See you there!