Bitcoin Lightning Special: Rusty Russell & Tim Dargavel

Public group

Harpoon Harry / Hotel Harry (upstairs Parlour)

40-44 Wentworth Ave · Surry Hills

How to find us

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.

Location image of event venue

What we'll do

At this meetup, we will continue our coverage of the rapidly evolving implementation of Bitcoin's sustainable, long-term scaling solution: The Lightning Network. This is the technology that enables Bitcoin to be used by billions of people for instant, virtually-free transactions without resort to centralisation nor trusted third parties.

🌏Tim Dargavel has kindly offered to give us a follow up to the well received first presentation on this topic that he gave us last year, bringing us up to date with what has happened throughout 2019.

🌏We will then have the privilege of meeting and having a Q & A session with legendary Linux pioneer, advocate for the free software movement and Blockstream Lightning developer, Rusty Russell.

You can check out his Wikipedia page here:
And his blog:
You can also catch up on a few of Stephan's earlier podcasts with him:


6.00pm: RSVP Arrivals - Networking

6.30pm: Welcome and introduction + an opening sermon from Friar Hass!

6.35pm: Tim Dargavel - Bitcoin's Lightning Network

- What it is and how Lightning works (non-technical)
- A few types of LN wallets and their differences/trade-offs (practical)
- A few ways of running a LN node and their differences/trade-offs

7.15pm: Break

7.30: Q & A with Blockstream Lightning Developer, Linux pioneer and advocate for the free software movement, Rusty Russell

8.00 - 8.30 & onward: continuing Q&A, networking, discussion, drinks!

With both seasoned Bitcoin veterans and organisers 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.

**Remember, Wednesday is $10 burger night at the hotel - a great deal!**

If you have any questions, feel free to join our 'Bitcoin Sydney' group chat. Just install 'Telegram Messenger' on your smartphone or computer, create your own unique 'username' then click on our invitation link: and join.