What we're about

We are a Collaborative Community inspired by the ideas behind Bitcoin, Decentralization, and the Open Source movement.

This is a meetup where forward thinking people can hangout with like-minded individuals. We believe Cryptocurrency will fund the Open Source movement and create economically sustainable systems for communities globally and locally.

This is a shared meetup, if you are interested in hosting an event please message the organizers. For more info on our space visit dctrl.ca (http://www.dctrl.ca)

You can join our Slack Chat to talk about decentralization, blockchain, and stuff that happens in the space here (https://dctrlvan.slack.com/shared_invite/MTcxOTM3NTYwNzU5LTE0OTI1NjIyOTQtNjI1ZDhlNDk2Yg)

Upcoming events (5+)

Constantinople Hard Fork Explained


Another Ethereum hard fork is coming, so were going to teach you everything you need to know. This one--named Constantinople--is designed to lay the groundwork for Ethereum's eventual transition to proof-of-stake. This will mean some changes to how things work on the back end, as well as a block reward adjustment on the side. We're going to meet at DCTRL to talk about what this means for us and the future of Ethereum.

Future Witch: a New Moon World-Building Workshop

#Witches carving the #Future! Searching all visionaries, shit-disturbing folx and womxn, who delve into the unknown and lead the way, emotionally, socially and technologically. #FutureWitches Unite! The Future is Now and we will build tomorrow with today's spells and technology. Artists, engineers, musicians, technologists, biologists and change-makers needed. What type of witch are you? This meetup will be focused on presenting and shaping the concept of Future Witch and our goals. We will also focus on envisioning, and on world-building and manifesting our IRL and digital avatars through a participative workshop. We look forward to seeing you Sunday February 3rd at 7pm, at DCRTL. Buzz at the (nearly invisible) black door near the Bangtown Hair Salon on the corner of Richards and Pender. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in garments that honor and evoke Power & Love

Meshnet Monday


Let's build a meshnet! I'll kick things off with an update about my work on the Althea project https://althea.org/ and ongoing efforts to create a community owned and operated network in Vancouver. I'm interested in getting people with line-of-sight to each other connected up around the city using affordable, high speed, point to point wireless antennas. We've recently put one on the rooftop of Dctrl as a starting point for people to begin connecting to. If you know anyone who lives downtown who can see the 436 West Pender rooftop, invite them out or put them in touch with me and I'll explain how it will all work. If we get enough people involved, we may be able to cover the cost of a dedicated backhaul connection that we could share and re-sell without violating the terms of service of anyone's residential Internet plans. In the meantime, there's lots of ground work we can get started with to get people connected and trained up on how to install and operate the antennas, routers, and software. So, bring your ideas, your enthusiasm, your equipment if you have any, and let's figure this out together! No experience required. Newcomers are welcome, we'll cover things as we go along. Can't make it out in person? Join the conversation online at https://discordapp.com/channels/477147257251299350/477147569646993409

Let's Talk Decentralization

the LED Sidewalk

Since the dawn of civilization we've organized ourselves through top down, centralized institutions. A centralized world is all we've ever known. Now there's a radically new way of organizing that has the potential to create a more egalitarian, efficient, transparent societies that are less prone to the corruption and coercion present in centralized models of organizing. The underlying invention of Bitcoin (Decentralized Consensus) along with the Internet, 3D printers, Autonomous Vehicles and Solar energy makes up the unstoppable Megatrend of Decentralization which has the potential to shift our society into a decentralized collaborative commons. Come on by to learn more! No technical knowledge required. Let's talk Decentralization!

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