Bitcoin Sheffield: Getting Started With Bitcoin

Bitcoin Sheffield
Bitcoin Sheffield
Public group

Sheffield Technology Parks

Arundel Street · Sheffield

How to find us

The building is easy enough to find. There will be a "Bitcoin Sheffield" sign on the door. Just push the buzzer and wait for reception to let you in. Step-free access is available (message to arrange).

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Are you interested in Bitcoin, but don't know where to start? Do you already have some bitcoin, but want to learn more about security?

Then this talk is for you.

The presentation will include live demonstrations, and will answer the most common questions involved in getting started with Bitcoin, such as:

* What is Bitcoin?
* What is a wallet and which one should I use?
* Where is the safest place to buy bitcoin?
* What happens when I make a bitcoin transaction?
* How can I keep my bitcoin secure?

Basically it's a complete introduction to using Bitcoin. It is aimed at beginners, but also aims to be useful for those who already have experience. And no, you don't have to be techy to understand the topics in this talk.

So if you're interested in learning more about Bitcoin, feel free to come along. Newcomers are welcome (and this is the ideal time to come if you're new)!


Who's giving the talk?

My name is Greg Walker, and I've been working with Bitcoin for over 5 years. I've developed a variety of tools for Bitcoin, and I'm currently working on an educational website to explain how it works (

I am a website developer by day, and I've been fascinated by Bitcoin ever since I first used it.


What do I need to bring?

Just yourself, no laptop needed.


Will there be free beer and pizza?

No, but we will head to the pub afterwards.


What time does it start?

The talk starts at 6.30PM. But if you arrive early the doors will be open from 6PM. Just push the buzzer and wait for reception to let you in.

The presentation should last about an hour.

See you there!