*Venue has been changed to 515 W Hastings (SFU Harbour Centre), Room 1430*
The Simon Fraser Bitcoin Club is hosting a seminar and workshop to help initiate you into Bitcoin. You've heard of it in business magazines and seen it on finance news headlines all year. But what next? Should you become a part of it, and if so, how?
The Power of Bitcoin will focus on the long-term monetary and political implications of the digital currency, including its potential for crowdfunding. The workshop portion will teach you how to create and secure a Bitcoin wallet, and you will get the opportunity to buy your first bitcoins and use it for a good cause on-the-spot. We have partnered with the SFU chapter of Schools Building Schools for this event for the world's FIRST live Bitcoin fundraiser! SBS is a federally registered charity that helps build schools in Uganda (www.schoolsbuildingschools.org/). During the mini-fundraiser portion of the workshop, any money raised will go directly to SBS. To sweeten things, The Bitcoin Co-op will match audience donations up to $500.
Bring your smartphone, tablet, or laptop for the workshop portion. Come for the light refreshments and stay for the prizes. One lucky member of the audience will win bitcoins.
Riku Räisänen, a Samsung senior engineer dispatched to Canada from Finland. He is on the board of directors of the Vancouver Bitcoin Co-op, and plays a large role in developing the Co-op's Bitcoin point of sale system. Riku will be speaking on the dialectic relationship between Bitcoin and government policy.
We have limited capacity for this event. Please RSVP to secure your spot. This will also sign you up automatically for our raffle draw, which you must be present the day of to receive.
VENUE INFORMATION & ACCESSIBILITY
SFU Harbour Centre is on 515 W Hasting St. (W Hastings & Richards). This campus is wheelchair-accessible.
(For more information on the club, please visit www.sfu.ca/bitcoin)
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