Bitcoin Workshop: Buying, Selling & Transacting
ATTENTION: You must signup in advance to attend this workshop. You will need to have a valid SXSW badge, and an activated SXsocial account. To reserve your seat, please go here: https://sup.sxsw.com/schedule/IAP26606
This two and a half hour long workshop will get you started with bitcoin!
We'll begin by going over the history of bitcoin and then get right into how to use the software.
You'll learn how to buy them the old-fashioned way, face-to-face from someone else in the workshop. In short order everyone in the workshop will have some bitcoin to work with! We'll also review the online exchanges where you can buy and sell bitcoin for fiat currencies (e.g., euros, dollars).
You'll see how long it takes to complete a transaction and how to convey your long, messy wallet addresses to each other.
Before we finish we'll cover some of the alternative currencies and current developments in the bitcoin ecosystem.
By the end of the workshop you'll have a miniature stash of bitcoin, some new friends, and a few transactions under your belt!
What to Bring:
- Everyone should bring a computing device with bitcoin software preinstalled.
- If you have a Mac or PC laptop, please install "electrum" -- you can find it on a search engine.
- If you have an Android phone, please install the "bitcoin wallet" app -- you can find it on the Google Play app store.
- If you have an iPhone, it'll be a little harder, but try to figure out how to install "Easy Wallet" from www.easywallet.org.
AcademyX Computer Training
Stephen Fraga is the founder and CEO of AcademyX Computer Training (http://www.academyx.com/), a brick and mortar training firm with branches in San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, and Los Angeles. Stephen has been building this business for the past 13 years and is glad to have the chance to talk about something else for once! He is an avid follower, participant, and investor in crypto-currency industry.