• Bitcoin Hardware Wallets

    Harpoon & Hotel Harry

    Come and join our monthly Bitcoin meetup at Harpoon Harry's - a popular Cuban themed bar publico. With the Bitcoin market heating up once again it's a good time to think about one of the most important reasons to own Bitcoin: Financial self-sovereignty. This requires taking ownership of and securely storing your own Bitcoin and not leaving it on exchanges or otherwise vulnerable to theft. For newcomers to Bitcoin, an understanding of the products available to help you do this is essential. Those who have been around Bitcoin longer will also gain an insight in the latest developments of several of the popular hardware wallets now available in this rapidly evolving ecosystem. *** Breaking News 25/06/19 **** - ZebPay have kindly offered to fund our bar tab for the evening. - All meetup attendees will also receive a $25 welcome bonus for signing up to the Zebpay exchange. - Those who sign up on the night will go into a draw for a Trezor hardware wallet which will be drawn at the end of the evening. ************************ 🌏 AGENDA: 6.30pm: RSVP Arrivals - Networking 7.00pm: Welcome and introduction Short introduction to Zebpay by Annkur Agarwal, Entrepreneur In Residence 🌏 SPEAKER: 7.10pm: Ketan - Trezor Ketan is a chartered accountant, private pilot and Bitcoiner. You can sometimes find him 500ft off the coast of Sydney in a small aircraft. He enjoys tinkering with Bitcoin related hardware and software projects in his spare time. His session will be taking us through all things hardware wallets. He will cover why someone would want a hardware wallet, its advantages and disadvantages. He will take us through a demonstration of one of the leading hardware wallets, the Trezor. 7.40pm: Intermission 🌏 SPEAKER: 8.00pm: Chris - Ledger & Keepkey Chris is an entrpreneur at heart. Starting his first business in 2016 - Coinstop, Australia's longest and largest provider of cold storage cryptocurrency hardware wallets - authorised resellers of leading brands such as Trezor, Ledger & KeepKey. Through his involvement with the Australian blockchain community he has run hundreds of meetups and education sessions, speaking all around Australia at various conferences and events. Chris is also a founding Director & Secretary of Australia's first and only privacy-centric software development charity, the LAG foundation, a non-for-profit entity created to promote and develop secure communication and transaction technologies for the benefit of the general public. The primary project is the Loki Project, a blockchain enforced mixnet that allows users to securely transmit and receive data and cryptographic tokens without malicious actors having insight into user activity or data. https://coinstop.io 8.30pm: Networking **Remember, Wednesday is $10 burger night at the hotel - a great deal!** 🌏 ABOUT THIS MEETUP: With both seasoned Bitcoin veterans and organizers going back as far as 2011 and newer arrivals into the world of Bitcoin technology and trading, this is a good opportunity to talk about developments and trends in the fast-evolving world of disruptive innovation and finance. At Hotel Harry you will be able to have food & drink in pleasant surroundings before we get going with short talks by industry experts, soapbox talks, and Q&A between the audience and the speakers, as well as the chance to discuss between attendees and form discussion groups. We'll be in a reserved area upstairs on LEVEL 1 with wheelchair access via a lift. Just ask a staff member on arrival. RSVP is required as seating is limited. Please remember to cancel if you can't make it along. 🌏 QUERIES: If you have any questions, feel free to join our 'Bitcoin Sydney' group chat. Just install 'Telegram Messenger' www.telegram.org on your smartphone or computer, create your own unique 'username' then click on our invitation link: https://t.me/Bitcoin_Sydney and join.

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  • Bitcoin Basics - Lunch & Learn @ Tank Stream Labs

    Tank Stream Labs

    Level: Beginners If you joined this group to learn about the basics about bitcoin, this is a good meetup to attend. With the bitcoin price rising, so does most people's curiosity about it. In this 1 hour session, Aleks Svetski will go take you through the basics of this new form of money. In this session, you'll learn: - Money evolution - What is bitcoin - Why it matters - How to get it - How to store it - How to spend it About Aleks Svetski Uni dropout, Crazy Bitcoin person, financial markets for 13yrs & tech entrepreneur for the last 6yrs. Top 10 Bitcoin writer for HackerNoon + Co Founder & CEO @ Amber - which helps you swap your spare change for Bitcoin. Amber's website https://getamber.io This talk is an introduction to bitcoin only, not financial advice.

  • Bitcoin Nodes and Blocks in Space!

    Harpoon & Hotel Harry

    What we'll do Come and join our meetup at Harpoon Harry's - a popular Cuban themed bar publico. 🌏 AGENDA: 6.00pm - RSVP Arrivals - Networking 6.30pm - Welcome and introduction _________________________________________________ 6.45pm - Stephan Livera: NODL Come and meet the man behind the most respected podcast in Bitcoin. In this presentation he will be discussing the NODL which is a Bitcoin and Lightning Full node implementation that can be run right out of the box with minimal technical experience. https://stephanlivera.com/ _________________________________________________ 7.15pm - Hass McCook: Casa Node Hass will be showing us his Casa Node, which is another Bitcoin Full node and Lightning node that has also recently hit the market as a way for anyone to use Bitcoin in the fully trust-less way it was originally intended. Hass is a long-time Bitcoin evangelist who has given many informative and entertaining presentations on Bitcoin in recent years. You can check out some of Hass's articles here: https://medium.com/@hassmccook _________________________________________________ 7.45pm - John Pratt: Blockstream Satellite Finally, I will be demonstrating my satellite connected Bitcoin full node which I will be able to connect to live during the presentation so you can see the interface as it operates. I will explain the process I went through to set this up and what the reasons and use cases are for this system. _________________________________________________ 8.00pm+ Q&A, Networking, Chat These will not be overly technical presentations so if you are new to Bitcoin and want to find out more, please don't be put off. The speakers and many attendees of these meetups are able to make these concepts accessible to people of all knowledge levels. **Wednesday is also $10 burger night at the hotel. I highly recommend them ;-)** 🌏 ABOUT THIS MEETUP: With both seasoned Bitcoin veterans and organizers going back as far as 2011 and newer arrivals into the world of Bitcoin technology and trading, this is a good opportunity to talk about developments and trends in the fast-evolving world of disruptive innovation and finance. At Hotel Harry you will be able to have food & drink in pleasant surroundings before we get going with short talks by industry experts, soapbox talks, and Q&A between the audience and the speakers, as well as the chance to discuss between attendees and form discussion groups. We'll be in a reserved area upstairs on LEVEL 1 with wheelchair access via a lift. Just ask a staff member on arrival. RSVP is required as seating is limited. Please remember to cancel if you can't make it along. 🌏 QUERIES: If you have any questions, feel free to join our 'Bitcoin Sydney' group chat. Just install 'Telegram Messenger' www.telegram.org on your smartphone or computer, create your own unique 'username' then click on our invitation link: https://t.me/Bitcoin_Sydney and join.

  • Bitcoin Brunch

    The Owl House

    Hey guys, the Owl House will be closing down and Saturday is their last day. Let's show Amyr our appreciation and make our final Owl brunch a great one. See you Saturday! :)

  • Bitcoin Brunch

    The Owl House

    Wheelchair Accessible Venue We'll be getting together monthly to enjoy an amaazing brunch and chat about bitcoin and crypto. The Owl House has been accepting bitcoin since 2014. I believe it's important to support the businesses that joined the crypto evolution early on.

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  • Let's Talk Lightning

    Harpoon & Hotel Harry

    **** Please note: The original date of this meetup has changed to Tuesday April 16 - Future events will be on the third Wednesday of the month **** ******************************************************************************** This event will be sponsored by Zebpay. All meetup attendees will receive a free drink from the bar! Zebpay will soon be launching their cryptocurrency exchange in Australia and it promises to be the first to integrate the lightning network into an exchange platform. https://www.zebpay.com/ ******************************************************************************** Come and join our monthly meetup at Harpoon Harry's - a popular Cuban themed bar publico. At this event: 🌏 AGENDA: 6.15pm: RSVP Arrivals - Networking 6.45pm: Welcome and Introduction 🌏 SPEAKER: 6.50pm: Tim Dargavel - Lightning Network: What and Why (Part 1) 7.20pm: Intermission 7.30pm: Tim Dargavel - Lightning Network: What and Why (Part 2) 8.00p: Intermission 8.10pm: Special bonus presentation: Sandeep Khurana from Zebpay and the Zebpay dev team live chat from Singapore 8.45 onwards : Q&A, Discussion and networking 🌏 ABOUT THIS MEETUP: Tim Dargavel joins us from Bitcoin Brisbane where he first gave his talk on the Lightning Network. It was so well received that we are very pleased that he has agreed to travel to Sydney and present it to us. Tim has spent many decades working in and providing enterprise-scale Information Technology services and this has given him a deep appreciation and understanding of the principles and technology involved in Bitcoin. https://au.linkedin.com/in/timdargavel ******************************************************************************** Our second bonus presentation will be from Sandeep Khurna who has come from Melbourne to be with us and, in keeping with the theme of the evening, will explain how the Lightning Network will be a feature of Zebpay's new cryptocurrency exchange when they launch in Australia. This presentation will include a live conference with the Zebpay development team in Singapore. Come and learn about and discuss how Bitcoin will scale sustainably, to meet the needs of global adoption as a payment network with the use of a second layer, the Lightning Network, that obviates the need to distribute and store in Bitcoin's blockchain every transaction performed on the network. This is the technology that will make many of the alternate cryptocurrencies that sprung up in response to the capacity limitations that Bitcoin reached, irrelevant. ****** At Hotel Harry you will be able to have food & drink in pleasant surroundings before we get going with short talks by industry experts, soapbox talks, and Q&A between the audience and the speakers, as well as the chance to discuss between attendees and form discussion groups. We'll be in a reserved area upstairs on LEVEL 1 with wheelchair access via a lift. Just ask a staff member on arrival. RSVP is required as seating is limited. Please remember to cancel if you can't make it along. 🌏 QUERIES: If you have any questions, feel free to join our 'Bitcoin Sydney' group chat. Just install 'Telegram Messenger' www.telegram.org on your smartphone or computer, create your own unique 'username' then click on our invitation link: https://t.me/Bitcoin_Sydney and join.

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  • Bitcoin Brunch

    The Owl House

    Wheelchair Accessible Venue We'll be getting together monthly to enjoy an amaazing brunch and chat about bitcoin and crypto. The Owl House has been accepting bitcoin since 2014. I believe it's important to support the businesses that joined the crypto evolution early on.

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  • Talk and Trade Bitcoin

    Republic Hotel & Taylor's Rooftop Bar

    🚀Agenda 6.30pm onward: We'll be on LEVEL 2. 🚀About this meetup: This is a casual event for newbies & seasoned bitcoiners alike to get together & discuss all the latest news & developments encompassing bitcoin & crypto in general. There are no presentations, just casual chat over a couple of cheeky drinks. Please take a moment to RSVP as it helps when reserving tables & chairs. 🚀Queries: If you have questions, feel free to join our ‘Bitcoin Talk’ group chat without disclosing your phone number. Just install Telegram Messenger on your Android, iPhone, PC, Mac or Linux & create your own unique 'username' then click on this Bitcoin Talk APAC invitation link & join: https://t.me/joinchat/ArTA_URvnQTu3PuVAm02-Q There's always someone on our group chat to assist with your inquiries. 🚀Other Related Meetups with presentations: Blockchain Professionals Sydney https://meetup.com/Blockchain-Professionals-Sydney/ Ethereum Sydney https://www.meetup.com/ethsydney/

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  • Why Bitcoin Matters

    Harpoon & Hotel Harry

    Wheelchair Accessible Venue 🚀About WHY BITCOIN MATTERS This is a casual event for newbies & seasoned bitcoiners alike to get together & discuss all the latest news & developments in bitcoin. This meetup happens on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Harpoon & Hotel Harry in Surry Hills. 🚀Agenda 7:00pm: Aleks Svetski - GETAMBER.IO 7.30pm: Intermission 7:45pm: Shant Benliyan - XPOS Australia 8.15pm: Networking 🚀Speakers 🚀Aleks Svetski Aleks is a top 1% student and university scholarship recipient who decided to pursue entrepreneurship instead of textbooks. After teaching himself to trade high leverage derivatives and making a small fortune at school, Aleks decided to leave university to chase bigger dreams. Since then Aleks has built several successful businesses and has been featured in publications such as Wealth Creator, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald and been recognised as one of the Top 20 Young Entrepreneurs in Start Up Smart’s “Future Makers”. Aleks founded the Blockchain Training Institute in late 2016, and is currently the CEO of Amber, a micro-investment platform that swaps your spare change for Bitcoin, using their proprietary tool financial data aggregation & payment software; Fabric. For a more in-depth overview, please see Aleks’ LinkedIn profile, and the Wholesale Investor interview https://www.linkedin.com/in/alekssvetski/?originalSubdomain=au https://hackernoon.com/@AleksandarSvetski Amber is a new-generation micro-investing app, that rounds up your daily purchases to the nearest dollar and swaps the digital spare change for Bitcoin & other cryptocurrencies; automatically. The idea is to slowly but surely invest your “spare change” from a transaction into the most exciting new asset class we’ve seen in over a century. Unlike most micro-investment apps, Amber goes further by allowing you to store, swap, send and sell those currencies once they’ve been purchased; which makes it the only all-in-one wallet, exchange & investment app on the market. More info at www.getamber.io 🚀Shant Benliyan As the official Australian distributor of the Pundi X payment ecosystem, Shant will be performing a live demonstration of the Pundi X Xpos payment system. In 2019, Pundi X will bring its payment ecosystem - the XPOS, XWallet, and XPASS - to even more consumers and businesses across the world. Pundi X have been deploying blockchain-based point-of-sale (POS) solutions and solidifying partnerships with governments, payment companies, and retailers. Digital wallets supporting Pundi X can buy, sell and accept cryptocurrency. Use fiat or bank cards to buy cryptocurrency with top-ups at any Pundi X location. www.xposaustralia.com 🚀Queries If you have questions, feel free to join our ‘Bitcoin Talk’ group chat without disclosing your phone number. If you're new to Telegram, simply install on your Android, iPhone, PC, Mac or Linux device & create your own unique 'username' then click on the Bitcoin Talk APAC (https://t.me/joinchat/ArTA_URvnQTu3PuVAm02-Q) invitation link & join. There's always someone on our group chat to assist with your inquiries. 🚀Other Related Meetups Blockchain Professionals Sydney - Monthly meetups with presentations http://meetup.com/Blockchain-Professionals-Sydney/ 🚀Bitcoin ATMs BitRocket City Convenience - Cnr George & Bridge Sts Sydney - 24/7 City Convenience - Cnr Kent & Liverpool Sts Haymarket - 24/7 Lucky 7 Minimart - 22 Crystal Street Waterloo - 6am to 12am.

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  • Bitcoin Brunch

    The Owl House

    Wheelchair Accessible Venue We'll be getting together monthly to enjoy an amaazing brunch and chat about bitcoin and crypto. The Owl House has been accepting bitcoin since 2014. I believe it's important to support the businesses that joined the crypto evolution early on.

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