You’ve all heard a lot of buzz about Bitcoin, Litecoin and other cryptocurrencies. It’s currently a controversial topic. Some think Bitcoin, or an alternative, has the potential to be a global currency that eliminates banks. Various marketplaces and have even started to accept these currencies as a form of payment and it is a phenomena across various internet circles. However, others argue this is a big bubble, that the currencies have no real value and anyone investing will stand to lose all their money. Regardless of what everyone is saying, Cryptocurrencies are about to hit the mainstream and it would help to know about them if you don’t already!The most prominent cryptocurrency Bitcoin recently hit value of $1,000 USD with a market cap of over 14 Billion – considering that a year ago it was valued under $20 is an incredible x50 increase and one worth exploring, if only for curiosity.
What is a Cryptocurrency? How is it fundamentally similar/different to money? Does Bitcoin have a founder? Who is he? Are there alternatives to Bitcoin? What are they? What is mining? What is group-mining? Recent events. What’s happening in the marketplace? How can a newbie get involved? Opinons on where the trend is heading. Q&A and networking to follow.
About Ahmad Bakhiet
Ahmad’s background is in algorithm design and software development. He previously graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from King’s College London and most recently an MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship from University College London, where he was the President of the UCL Enterprise Society delivering startup events in London. At the same time he was also the Entrepreneurship Editor for Europe’s largest student-run newspaper interviewing student founders and successful entrepreneurs. Between his studies, Ahmad has worked at leading companies such as Accenture, Google and the European seed-stage investment company Seedcamp. His interest in cyrptocurrencies occurred while he was living in Silicon Valley as part of a scholarship he received to attend Draper University.
LinkedIn profile: uk.linkedin.com/in/ahmadbakhiet/
Twitter profile: https://twitter.com/AhmadBakhiet
WHEN? Wednesday, December 4, 2013. From 6:30 PM to
WHERE? Kombi Hostel Ernesto Pinto Lagarrigue 160, Santiago