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Introduction to Bitcoin: Disrupting Money


Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

New York, NY

Introduction to Bitcoin: Disrupting Money

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Introduction to Bitcoin: Disrupting Money
Much like the internet disrupted conventional communications media 20 years ago, Bitcoin has the potential to revolutionize money on a grand scale—the way we think about it, use it, move it around, and regulate it. And, just like the internet’s impact on media 20 years ago, there’s not a straightforward 1-to–1 mapping of our current “conventional” understanding of money to the one that is to come. To understand this alternative currency, we need to think alternatively.

This seminar is an overview of Bitcoin, and brings attendees up to speed with the current state of the art. We also show how Bitcoin asserts new answers to the fundamental questions of what money can be and what forms it can take. We’ll cover its impact on monetary systems, and we’ll also look at what other conventional networks and businesses have the potential to be transformed, from security systems to internet infrastructure to ubiquitous identity. 

This workshop will address:

  • An overview of Bitcoin: What is it? where did it come from, and why it is so compelling?
  • Bitcoin practical: How to get started
  • How Bitcoin works: Basic structure and function
  • The current state of the Bitcoin economy
  • Other “alt coin” currencies
  • Applying the Bitcoin model to other network systems: Markets, identity registries, security systems, etc.

Tod GillespieInstructor: Tod Gillespie

As OpenInvo’s Chief Technology Officer, Tod uses technology to find fundamentally new ways to solve tough problems and open new opportunities for creativity. Tod has over 13+ years of experience conceiving of and building mobile interactive products, from mobile apps to interactive TV, games, physical computing, and everything in between.Tod’s education in molecular biophysics and former career in cancer genetics went a long way to develop his astute powers of analysis, which he now uses to augment his more lateral thinking style. 

As a futurist, Tod is focused on extrapolating the trajectories of new and emergent technology paradigms, with a view towards their impact on the culture and society of the world at large. Tod also brings his own form of arts-based thinking to OpenInvo, in the form of music. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist musician playing in various groups, he has toured extensively and released two full-length albums and is currently at work on a third.

Have questions about Introduction to Bitcoin: Disrupting Money? Contact OpenInvo

When & Where

Freelancer's Hall
80 Maiden Lane
Suite 2101
New York, NY

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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OpenInvo is a culture-driven innovation company. We are a team of innovators and futurists; thought leaders and artists; business consultants and product developers who combine our skills for greater impact. 

We offer clients a unique perception of their business: cultural view points, creative insights, executive training, and business strategy to deliver market growth. We also give ideators a digital framework to help them develop their intellectual content.

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