- A Bitcoin meetup with Knesset members
The Israeli Bitcoin Association is delighted to invite you to a pre-elections panel about bitcoin, with Knesset members and candidates for the 21th Knesset. Opening remarks: Meni Rosenfeld, Chairman, Israeli Bitcoin Association. Panel members: M.K Oded Forer: Yisrael Beiteinu party. M.K Shaaren Haskel: Halikud party. Boaz Toporovsky: Kahol Lavan party. Yuval Karniel: Yashar party. Nir Hirshman: Panel moderator What are the candidates views on Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain technology? How will they address the regulatory problems in the field? Can they help Bitcoin users and the Israeli Blockchain industry, and if so, How? What id their view regarding taxation? The panel will be in Hebrew. Agenda: 18:30 - 19:00: gathering 19:00 - 20:00: Candidate's Panel
- Satoshi Square, featuring Alena Vranova from CASA
Like every Sunday, we will gather in the Bitcoin emBassy Tel Aviv for an open discussion about everything related to Bitcoin. Unlike most Sundays, this time we will be hosting Alena Vranova, Head of Strategy at CASA and cofounder of TREZOR, who will be giving a short presentation about their projects. Casa makes a multisig key management solution for Bitcoin hodlers, and Casa Node which is an easy to use all-in-one box that makes it easy to run a Lightning node.
- Bitcoin 10 Years Anniversary Party
Hear ye, hear ye, all Bitcoiners, Hodlers, Cypherpunks and the Reckless! A decade has passed since that glorious day Satoshi released the genesis block. OMG!!!!!! On January 3rd we will celebrate the wondrous and unbelievable journey that Bitcoin has made since then, in a historic party the likes of which we have never seen and will never see again - in the mythological club, Haoman 17 in Tel Aviv. Waiting in store for us will be free drinks all night, uplifting DJs, food, cryptotechnics displays, decentralized art exhibits - and quiet zones where you can sit and talk. "03/01/2009 Chancellor on Brink of Second Bailout for Banks" 03/01/2019, Thursday, HA'OMAN 17 Club\The Urban Garden, Shalma road 38, Tel-Aviv is the place. Doors open at 20:00 Opening Ceremony: 21:30 Then the floor of the legendary OMAN will be given to DJ Anna Haleta (Pacoteck.,The Block) an exquisite DJ from the top order of the Israeli and European Underground scene and DJ L.S.Dream (AKA Mr. Crypto - Yoni Berger) Shortly after Yoni left behind his life as a DJ in the Israeli Trance Scene he accidentally discovered Dogecoin mining and the rest is history. DJ L.S.Dream will mix between the worlds of "Crypto" and rave with his unique touch - the way it has to be done. Attendance is mandatory for all members of the Ironnnnnn and Crypto community, their family members and cool friends. Be quick to reserve your spot and enjoy the presale discounts - don't forget to also share and invite your friends! https://www.eventer.co.il/bit0301 Hebrew form https://www.eventer.co.il/bit0301?lang=en_EN English form For questions or sponsorship offers (we would love some help with expenses), please send an email to [masked]. We are looking forward in excitement to see you! Thank you, Dx.EXCHANGE, Bits of Gold, Sirin Labs, Beam, Zen Protocol, Millentrix and Culo, for helping us make it happen.
- Bitcoin Basics #9: Meni Rosenfeld - Bitcoin whitepaper 10 years Anniversary
Agenda: 18:30-19:00 - Gathering 19:00-20:00 - Bitcoin whitepaper 10 years Anniversary On October 31th 2008 Satoshi Nakamoto published the essay "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System". This was the first time the term "Bitcoin" was introduced to the world. In nine pages Nakamoto described his vision and how to implement it. 10 years after this date, we will celebrate by reading the Whitepaper. We will read through the original text that started it all. While doing so, we will analyze it and discuss the meaning of the text and its importance to the challenges we are facing today - 10 years after its publication. At the end of the reading section, we will preform ceremonial activity to celebrate the event, and proceed to an open and festive community meetup. The reading will be led by Meni Rosenfeld, from the Israeli Bitcoin Association. The talk will be given in Hebrew. Note: It is not sufficient to RSVP here, you should also register at https://www.eventer.co.il/bit09 . Location: toi.lab, Montefiore 31 Tel Aviv. For more information on the "Bitcoin Basics" series, please visit https://www.facebook.com/BitcoinBasicsIL/posts/678596092474850 .
- Bitcoin Basics #7: Jonathan Klinger - Getting Through Buying your First Bitcoin
Agenda: 18:30-19:00 - Gathering 19:00-20:00 - Getting Through Buying your First Bitcoin In this talk, Adv. Jonathan Klinger will present ways to buy bitcoins and the regulatory process involved. How to buy your first bitcoin? What kinds of AML and KYC checks are happening in the background process to prove that you are not money launderers, a part of a terror organization or traders on the Dark Web? What process do exchanges use to check out your personal information? What kind of information do the authorities have? And are we really anonymous when we buy cryptocurrencies? Jonathan Klinger is a lawyer involved in Information Technology law, and among his clients are Hi-Tech and content companies. The talk will be given in Hebrew. Note: It is not sufficient to RSVP here, you should also register at https://www.eventer.co.il/bit07 . Location: toi.lab, Montefiore 31 Tel Aviv. For more information on the "Bitcoin Basics" series, please visit https://www.facebook.com/BitcoinBasicsIL/posts/678596092474850 .
- Bitcoin Basics #5: Sarah Wiesner - Governance in Bitcoin
Agenda: 18:30-19:00 - Gathering 19:00-20:00 - Governance in Bitcoin (Sarah Wiesner) Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that no one controls, but it's development is managed by individuals who must somehow reach consensus. In this talk , we will try to understand the following questions: What is the importance of the governance system in Bitcoin? What is the possibility for one factor to take control over the development of new software versions in Bitcoin? (for example miners, node operators big companies) and if so, how? How is upgrading and improvement of the Cryptocurrency protocol is handled, and why is it important? What is the difference between different methods of governance in Open Blockchain based cryptocurrencies? How do we keep things transparent and fair in the development process of new Bitcoin versions? Who is it different or similar to methods of governance we know in everyday life? Sarah Wiesner is an ambassador at the Bitcoin embassy in Tel Aviv, and an activist in the Israeli Bitcoin community. The talk will be given in Hebrew. Note: It is not sufficient to RSVP here, you should also register at https://www.eventer.co.il/bit05 . Location: toi.lab, Montefiore 31 Tel Aviv. For more information on the "Bitcoin Basics" series, please visit https://www.facebook.com/BitcoinBasicsIL/posts/678596092474850 .
- Bitcoin Basics #4: Asaf Shoval - Intro to Bitcoin
Agenda: 18:30-19:00 - Gathering 19:00-20:00 - Intro to Bitcoin (Asaf Shoval) This day and age will be remembered as the early days of the cryptocurrencies era. These currencies (with Bitcoin as the dominant and the first) are here to stay - that is why we should all get to know them and their usage. In this talk, we will learn what is Bitcoin, what does it mean to own bitcoins and how this all began. We will try to tackle some of claims we hear in the press about Bitcoin, and the differences between centralized and decentralized systems. The speaker, Dr. Asaf Shoval, is a Bitcoin evangelist since 2013. The talk will be given in Hebrew. The content will have some overlap with lecture #1 in the series, which also gave an introduction. Note: It is not sufficient to RSVP here, you should also register at https://www.eventer.co.il/bit04 . Location: toi.lab, Montefiore 31 Tel Aviv. For more information on the "Bitcoin Basics" series, please visit https://www.facebook.com/BitcoinBasicsIL/posts/678596092474850 .
- Bitcoin Basics #3: Dael Shalev - Bitcoin as key for freedom and empowerment
Agenda: 18:30-19:00 - Gathering 19:00-20:00 - Bitcoin as key for freedom and empowerment (Dael Shalev) When you hear "Bitcoin", what do you think of? Some people think of it as means for making money. Others see it as a sure way to lose money. Both miss the key point: Bitcoin is a tool allowing us freedom, independence and self-empowerment. In this talk we’ll start from the basics and take it from there to the possible future of each of us. • Is Bitcoin for real, or is it just a fad? • What does history teach us about the way people consider money (and the way money treats us)? • What will happen if countries ban Bitcoin? • What is the connection between Bitcoin and freedom of speech? • What are the opportunities the cryptographic world offers to each and every one of us, in our journey to a better future? The talk will be given in Hebrew. Note: It is not sufficient to RSVP here, you should also register at https://www.eventer.co.il/bit03 . Location: toi.lab, Montefiore 31 Tel Aviv. For more information on the "Bitcoin Basics" series, please visit https://www.facebook.com/BitcoinBasicsIL/posts/678596092474850 .
- Bitcoin Basics #2: Shauli Rejwan - My First Bitcoin Wallet
Agenda: 18:30-19:00 - Gathering 19:00-20:00 - My First Bitcoin Wallet (Shauli Rejwan) In this talk, we will present the way in which bitcoins can be held safely, and go over some relevant concepts for understanding the way it's used such as - What is a Bitcoin wallet? What are private keys? How can we create a new wallet, and why is it so important to learn this before making the first steps in the world of digital currencies? During the talk, we will demonstrate how to create the following types of wallet: For Android devices - Mycelium For PC - Electrum Bitcoin ambassadors will attend the talk and will be happy to help anyone with opening a wallet suitable for their device. The talk will be given in Hebrew. Note: It is not sufficient to RSVP here, you should also register at https://www.eventer.co.il/bit02 . Location: toi.lab, Montefiore 31 Tel Aviv. For more information on the "Bitcoin Basics" series, please visit https://www.facebook.com/BitcoinBasicsIL/posts/678596092474850 .
- Bitcoin Talk - Anonymity and Cryptocurrencies
Agenda: 19:00-19:30 - Gathering 19:30-20:45 - Anonymity and Cryptocurrencies (Jonathan Klinger) Can the right to privacy be exercised in a decentralized database? The blockchain is a database. It contains data about all its users and allows analysis of many pieces of information regarding a person's financial status and preferences. The law gives every person some rights in the face of database adminstrators, which might not be applicable when the database is decentralized. In this talk we will take a look at how can the right for privacy be applied, and how to allow usage of a blockchain even without having it centrally managed. The talk will be given in Hebrew. The venue is Rise, Ahad Ha'am 54 Tel Aviv, Floor 5.