• Monero NYC - 2019 NOV- Crypto Thanksgiving Pot Luck - v0.15 Update / Crypto News

    This might be the last Monero meetup for 2019 as I'm not sure if we will have one in December. As usual, we'll be discussing the recent updates and news occurring in the Monero community! Since this event lands a day before Thanksgiving. Let's do a Pot Luck for this event. Anyone that is coming, you can bring whatever you want to share if you wish. Post below what you want to bring if anything at all! Topics: - Monero v0.15 Upgrade Overview - Random X Mining - Monero Site Hack Explained. - Other related crypto news events. - More discussion points will be posted a day before the event. If you have anything you want to discuss, post it below. 6PM - 7PM - Eat & Drink. Listen to Updates and Discussions 7PM - 8PM - Open Chat and Mingle ------------------------------- Space Rental, Snacks, and Drinks sponsored by xCubicle. Other sponsors are welcome to pitch in to help on costs. -------------------- Our other Sponsors and Supporters: CakeWallet - https://cakewallet.io Monero Talk Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Hx81QYLoEQkm3vyl4N4eQ -------- Notes: Monero News: - Monero v0.15.1 - https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/e0j98n/gui_v01501_carbon_chamaeleon_released/ - Removed long payment IDs - Monero Hacked Binaries v0.15 -- https://cointelegraph.com/news/malware-on-official-monero-website-can-steal-crypto-investigator - xmr installer -- https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/e1xmyn/monero_update_a_secure_installerupdater_for/ - Random X mining with XMR Stack (Show quick tutorial) - Monero Halving -- https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/dsd6xw/did_anyone_notice_weve_just_had_a_block_reward/ - Monerujo and CakeWallet Updates -- Mandatory: -- https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/e259d2/update_monerujo_v11211_with_support_for_monero/ -- https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/e28hvn/mandatory_update_cake_wallet_version_3121_updated/ - theStreet rates Monero: A -- https://www.thestreet.com/investing/cryptocurrency/cryptocurrency-in-focus-monera-s-a-rebel-with-a-cause-15145095 - fungibility - tainted BTC trade money laundering -- https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/dzjghm/german_bitcoin_user_subject_of_money_laundering/ - 7 months ago - germany raid localmonero transaction -- https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/bcb6oy/warning_to_all_otc_bank_transfer_traders_on/ - Docker monero miners -- https://www.ranzware.com/2019/11/27/hackers-mass-scan-for-docker-vulnerability-to-mine-monero-cryptocurrency/ - European Exchange Bans Monero -- https://cryptobuzzr.com/2019/11/27/european-crypto-exchange-bitbay-ends-monero-trading-due-to-anonymity-features/ Related Crypto Note News: - Missing Wife of Billionaire requesting monero -- https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/do3s01/wife_of_norwegian_billionaire_has_been_missing/ - Mimble Wimble Hack? -- https://twitter.com/IvanBogatyy/status/1196441051814223880 - Exit scammed RYO coin Pump and Dumped -- https://www.reddit.com/r/MoneroMining/comments/e12905/proof_that_fireice_uk_exit_scammed/ - Loki Blink Transaction and full 100% POS removing Random X mining - xmr tech < price -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olz2s1OVllY&feature=youtu.be&t=1353

  • Blockchain Consensus: Proof of Work vs Proof of Stake - How does it all work?

    Participating in the Blockchain Weekend NYC. https://blockchainweekend.org Topics we will go over at this meetup event: - What is Proof of Work? - What is Proof of Stake? - Breaking Bitcoin's SHA-256 Consensus? - Improvements of PoW for CPU or GPU Mining. - Hybrid solutions - PoW + PoS - Interesting use cases for each PoW - Future of consensus protocols Duration: 60 min Speaker: Pat Chen Hosted and Organized by Xcubicle.com

  • Bitcoin Wallet Security - Learn to Store + Secure Your Cryptocurrency

    Participating in the Blockchain Weekend NYC. https://blockchainweekend.org WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will learn the basics of Bitcoin wallets and how to secure them properly. This will also be a hands on paper wallet creation and walk though of using a Bitcoin wallet device. Below is an outline of what we will cover: - Brief Intro to Bitcoin for newcomers - The ABC's of a Bitcoin wallet - What is a public / private key pair related to wallets? - Types of wallet applications for each operating system - What is a hot/cold storage? - Paper wallets (Everyone will receive a paper wallet.) - Threats to Wallets Security (Double Spend / Trojans / Ransomware / Worms ) WHAT WILL I GET AT THE END OF CLASS: - Bitcoin / Ethereum / Monero Paper Wallets -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. IS THIS CLASS FOR ME? This class is for anyone that is relatively new to the Bitcoin scene OR feel uncomfortable moving their coins around from one wallet to another. This is also good for new users that wish to learn about Bitcoin paper wallets or cold storage options in a hands on environment. -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CLASS? Please bring an Android device or iPhone. This is so we can install the Bitcoin application we will be working with. -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Pat Che is the co-Founder of xCubicle and a web / blockchain developer. He helped incubate the Bitcoin NYC community in early 2012 and spearheaded the Bitcoin NYC Fair back in 2013. Pat and his company has been featured in: - CNN - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcmuHr3K66g - WSJ - https://goo.gl/snhpvk - Reuters - http://goo.gl/GbRbVv -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. PRIVATE LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE (Please send inquiry or visit: trezort.eventbrite.com to book an appointment.) -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. REFUND POLICY Refunds are honored if notice is given to us 2 days in advance before canceling. If attendee cancels within 24 hours time, credit will be applied to a future event. -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. This Bitcoin Workshop Developed by the XCUBICLE Team -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.

  • Crypto Meetup - 2019 Sept - News Overview / Monero RandomX / Binance US

    Come learn and share knowledge with other like minded crypto enthusiasts. Hosted @ XCUBICLE. We will be discussing the recent UPDATES occurring in the Monero & Loki Community! Topics: - Monero release schedule — -- Various GUI improvements -- GUI wallet now can send to multiple addresses at once. Max 16 recipient -- Automatic discovery and connect to remote node (both CLI and GUI) -- Pay for service: nodes will be able to request a payment for using them. - https://github.com/selene-kovri/primo **Monero Related:** - **Cake wallet updates:** https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/cx9nsx/update_cake_wallet_3119_some_cool_n_useful_stuff/ - cake - Timer to show when balance will be "available". - cake - Option to save recipient address in settings - Monero Tari Project — going the route of masternodes like Dash - https://dashnews.org/monero-dev-fluffypony-imitates-dash-masternodes-with-tari-project/ - XMR being delisted in south korea exchanges - what happens next. - https://www.coindesk.com/south-koreas-upbit-becomes-latest-exchange-to-delist-privacy-cryptocurrencies - Monero - Random X - https://randomx.monerobenchmarks.info - Mining with XMRstack - Easy 1-2-3 -- https://medium.com/luxor/loki-randomxl-fork-af9b141e492a - Grin / xmr kovri replacement with lokinet — http://prntscr.com/pbdalp **Bitcoin + privacy related:** - Wasabi upto 5% fee. + mining fee expensive. https://www.coindesk.com/leadership-shakeup-at-wasabi-wallet-as-bitcoin-business-surges - Litecoin mimblewimble - https://btcmanager.com/charlie-lee-litecoin-mimblewimble/?q=/charlie-lee-litecoin-mimblewimble/& - https://peos.one — launched -- https://medium.com/@pEOS_one/eli5-how-will-peos-work-9f30d49fea87 - Bitcoin 20 month major drop... https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/d8znbv/12_billion_transferred_at_3pm_bst_yesterday/ - Bitcoin stock to flow — https://twitter.com/100trillionUSD/status/1151077015149260802 - stock to flow - https://digitalik.net/btc/ - stock to flow - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/stephan-livera-podcast/id1415720320?i=1000434956106 **Misc:** - Milton Friedman - talks XMR -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=errI-bKEKEQ - Binance US - not in NY! — my locked coins? what to do? another exchange? https://www.coindesk.com/new-york-among-13-states-excluded-as-binance-us-opens-for-registrations - Bakkt launch disappointment. ------------------------------- Please contact me if you like to demo your project, or want to open up a discussion of a particular topic. Space rental sponsored by https://xCubicle.com - Other sponsors are welcome to pitch in to help on costs for food and drinks. -------------------- Our other Sponsors and Supporters: CakeWallet - https://cakewallet.io Monero Talk - https://www.monerotalk.live --------

  • Energy Efficient Blockchains and Hybrid Solutions

    Blockchain technology has gotten a bad reputation because of Bitcoin's energy intensive mining - but there are alternative solutions available today that allow businesses and developers to leverage the blockchain for good without harming the environment. Join Jelurida co-founder and senior developer, Lior Yaffe, during New York City Climate Week 2019 to learn about the innovative Ardor platform - a public, multi-blockchain network coded in Java with customizable permissions and the ability to interface with legacy / off-chain systems while using 99.9% less energy than Bitcoin and Ethereum. The Ardor platform was recently featured in the reports of the UN specialized agency on information and communication technologies - the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Focus Group on Applications of Distributed Ledger Technology. Skylar Hurwitz, editor on these reports, will be present to discuss potential applications of DLT and blockchain technologies for accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • ## Upcoming Crypto Blockchain Tech Projects - Whats on the Radar? ##

    If you think about it, there isn't really an event that just discusses interesting projects in the blockchain space minus all the tribalism. I know there are many projects out there, but I'll be going over what I've encountered so far and that's passed my "it-aint-a-scam" test. No price talk, all tech focused and most of all, does it have a real world use case? Topics for this event, a little bit of everything: - Monero - Tari - Tokens that are private - Binance Chain & Decentralized Exchange Overview & Demo - EOS REX - Clever use of renting out coins - Spend Card - Not just any Visa based Crypto Card - Bitsgap - Interesting Crypto Trader Tool - Pledge Bucket - Send BTC / ETH / XMR to any URL Presentation Duration: 60 minutes Speaker: Pat Chen - Developer Hosted and sponsored by Xcubicle.com

  • Privacy with Cryptocurrency - A Technology Overview

    This talk is part of the **Making Blockchain Ready for Mainstream** event being hosted here at Xcubicle. We'll giving a talk on privacy technologies in the blockchain space. There will be other talks at the event, but those are not finalized yet. Food and Drinks will be provided at the event. My talk will cover: **Privacy with Cryptocurrency - A Technology Overview** Presenter: Pat Chen - What's the point of a privacy type coin? — Blockchain analysis — Fungibility - The different types of privacy technologies in the blockchain space — RingCT — Zero-Knowledge-Proofs — Coinjoin / CoinShuffle - Future of Privacy Blockchain Technologies — Privacy based tokens — Privacy Type Dapps — Multi-party Computation --------- The event is sponsored by http://jelurida.com

  • Monero NYC Speakeasy - Consensus 2019 After Party - May 13

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    MONERO'S ANNUAL NYC CONSENSUS AFTERPARTY 2019 (You must EMAIL us. RSVP'ing to this meetup will NOT reserve ur spot!) A Super, Secret, Cryptic, Untraceable, PRIVATE Party... COCKTAILS & CONVERSATIONS WITH XMR CONTRIBUTORS AND ENTHUSIASTS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE. LOCATION IS SECRET...AND SPACE IS LIMITED. ENTRY = 1 XMR MAY 13, 2019 | 7:30 PM RSVP: [masked] for Payment Address & location ;) Cake Wallet: https://cakewallet.io Monero Talk: https://www.monerotalk.live xCubicle: https://www.xcubicle.com MorphToken: https://www.morphtoken.com

  • Protecting Your Digital Life + Cryptocurrency from Hackers & Scams

    ------- Revised and Updated Talk for 2019 March ------ In order to defend against online hackers and scams, one has to understand the anatomy and potential damage of a hack. We’ll learn about the different types of scams and hacks prevalent on the internet today. And we’ll be going over how to defend against them and future proof one’s digital life and cryptocurrency holdings. Topics we'll be going over: - Early Internet Scams and its evolution - Social Engineering - Robocalling / Domain Phishing / Sim swap Hacking / Ransomware - Protecting your identity - Protecting your cryptocurrency, credit cards, and bank accounts - Hardware Security with 2FA and U2F - Learn to make secure passwords using ciphers - Future predictions and what to look out for... Ransomeware, Cryptojacking (coinhive), Sextortion, Legalized Extortion (MyLife/MugShot), and more... Sponsored by: Xcubicle Blockchain Labs - https://xcubicle.com SatoshiLabs - https://satoshilabs.com -- (We have Trezor Model T's for sale!)

  • Monero NYC - 2019 March - Latest News / ASIC Doorstoppers / May Crypto Events

    Come learn and share knowledge with other like minded crypto enthusiasts. Hosted @ XCUBICLE. We will be discussing the recent UPDATES occurring in the Monero Community! Topics: - Monero v0.14 Software Upgrade (Baron Butterfly) - ASIC Doorstoppers. Who's behind it? - Monero Ledger Issue - How to protect yourself from these bugs? - Overview of the past 3 months regarding Monero News --- Canadian Tax Authority: Show us all your Crypto Addresses. --- #deletecoinbase controversy --- Other interesting news... please suggest some if you have... - Events: Magical Crypto Conference in May ------------------------------- Anything Monero or privacy coin related. Please contact me if you like to demo your project, or want to open up a discussion of a particular topic. Space Rental, Snacks, and Drinks sponsored by xCubicle. Other sponsors are welcome to pitch in to help on costs. -------------------- Our other Sponsors and Supporters: CakeWallet - https://cakewallet.io Monero Talk Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Hx81QYLoEQkm3vyl4N4eQ -------- Tonight Discussion Points: https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/ax9xxs/boron_butterfly_ascii/ https://news.bitcoin.com/report-claims-85-of-the-monero-network-dominated-by-asic-miners/ https://bitinfocharts.com/comparison/monero-hashrate.html#1y https://monero.stackexchange.com/questions/10914/what-are-the-differences-between-cryptonight-r-and-cryptonight-v4 https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/aovypq/randomx_asic_resistant_pow_community_feedback/ https://www.ccn.com/redditor-claims-to-lose-83000-in-monero-due-to-ledger-wallet-bug https://www.getmonero.org/2019/02/01/pruning.html https://github.com/monero-project/monero/releases https://medium.com/@crypto_ryo/fake-deposit-amount-exchange-vulnerability-in-monero-dc230f7f02d8 https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/28/18244636/coinhive-cryptojacking-cryptocurrency-mining-shut-down-monero-date https://www.zdnet.com/article/a-giant-botnet-is-forcing-windows-servers-to-mine-cryptocurrency/ https://www.proofpoint.com/us/threat-insight/post/smominru-monero-mining-botnet-making-millions-operators https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-delete-coinbase-neutrino-crypto https://coingape.com/binance-supports-monero-xmr/ https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/03/07/monero-cryptominers-hijack-hundreds-of-unpatched-docker-hosts/ https://blockmanity.com/news/craig-wright-claims-he-can-make-zcash-zec-and-monero-xmr-transactions-traceable/ https://oracletimes.com/monero-xmr-reportedly-the-worlds-most-illegally-mined-crypto/ chrome-extension://oemmndcbldboiebfnladdacbdfmadadm/https://arxiv.org/pdf/1901.00846.pdf https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/09/europe/norway-wife-of-millionaire-kidnapping-ransom-intl/index.html https://medium.com/obelisk-blog/the-obelisk-grn1-an-asic-for-grin-1d1ff580a19d https://blockonomi.com/beam-coin-guide/ https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3016125.0