What we're about

Coinscrum started life as a very small Bitcoin meetup group in a pub in Paddington in 2012.

Since then we've had the pleasure of welcoming some of the most innovative thought leaders and builders in the blockchain space through our doors over the years.

Our events have always been free and always focussed on the cutting edge.

We attract people from every walk of life and pride ourselves in being open to all - whether the hardest-core computer science geek or someone who's only just had their interest piqued by this fascinating subject and wants to find out more.

If it's your first time exploring this space, don't be daunted - we really are a welcoming bunch who will make you feel at ease and answer any question you can throw at us.

Some of our events are social with soap box presentations to spark conversation whilst some take a deeper dive.

Either way, dive in and join the party.

Team Coinscrum

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Coinscrum {Presents} :: Cardano's Plutus Smart Contract Environment

On 4th March, Coinscrum welcomes Cardano to the stage to introduce their recently launched Plutus & Marlowe Smart Contract tools. The Plutus platform is a general purpose functional programming environment for third-generation blockchains, such as Cardano. Plutus draws from modern language research to provide a safe, full-stack programming environment based on Haskell, the leading purely functional programming language. Marlowe is a domain specific language that provides domain experts in functional contracts an accessible, domain-specific environment. The team from Cardano are proud to present Plutus and Marlowe to the world and are keen to open up discussions with the broader development community and to get them involved in the future developments of the project, to share ideas and collaborate. On the night, we welcome two speakers from Cardano's primary R&D arm, IOHK, including Professor Simon Thompson and Michael Peyton-Jones. ///Michael Peyton-Jones - IOHK functional compilers engineer Michael got into programming language design by relentlessly gravitating towards the point of greatest abstraction until someone threw a compiler at him. He cares about making programming languages beautiful and mathematical, but also ergonomic and usable. Michael has a first-class degree in mathematics and philosophy from the University of Oxford. Michael will present a demo of Plutus Playground to the audience. ///Simon Thompson - Professor of Logic and Computation Simon Thompson is a researcher, author and teacher, and professor of logic and computation at the University of Kent. His research into functional programming covers verification, tool-building and testing for Erlang, Haskell and OCaml. He is the author of books on type theory, Haskell and Erlang, and runs a Mooc about Erlang for FutureLearn. He works with IOHK on domain-specific languages for Cardano. Simon will give an introduction to Marlowe, creating financial contracts on the blockchain. ----- Doors open at 6pm Presentations begin at 6:30pm Followed by networking ----- Big love to Coinscrum {Presents} sponsors, KR1 KR1 is a leading publicly listed investment company focused on blockchain and decentralised technologies. KR1 invests in early stage projects and blockchain-based digital assets that power the decentralised platforms and protocols that form the emerging Web3 infrastructure. More info at www.kr1.io ----- With thanks to our group sponsors, eToro eToro is a global investment platform which offers stocks, indices, ETFs, currencies and cryptocurrencies to over 9 million clients. As one of the largest cryptocurrency platforms in the world, eToro allows clients to invest in three seperate ways. Firstly you can manually buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, NEO and Dash. Secondly, for those with a lack of experience or time, clients can automatically copy the trades of eToro’s most successful experts. Lastly, for those who want to invest in a selection of cryptos, this is made possible with eToro’s Crypto CopyFund which contains cryptos based on market capitalisation. More info at www.eToro.com ----- That boring legal stuff Please note: We welcome all of our innovative founders to share their ideas at Coinscrum and also love our sponsors to bits. However, their presentations or services provided do not infer any kind of endorsement by Coinscrum, its organisers or Scrumline Ltd of any possible investment opportunity via their products and services or in any related ICO (Initial Coin Offering). Crypto-tokens are a high risk investment and you should always carry out your own thorough research and due diligence before deciding whether or not to invest yourself. ----- Follow us @coinscrum

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