Truthcoin

Truthcoin with Paul Sztorc

Join us on January 20 at 6pm in 3-333 for a presentation by Paul Sztorc, the creator of Truthcoin. Truthcoin attempts to create a trustless oracle, which reliably absorbs accurate data into a blockchain for use in Prediction Markets.

The event is open to the public.

Bitcoin Regulation Basics

As federal and state regulators grapple with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, entrepreneurs and developers are attempting to build a new financial economy.

Join us today, Wednesday 12/03 at 7pm in room 2-105, for Bitcoin Regulation Basics with experts from the Berkman Center as they discuss the hurdles and hopes of Bitcoin.

The event is open to the public.

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MIT Bitcoin Club screening: The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin

The MIT Bitcoin Club is inviting you to come join us for a screening of the documentary film The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin on December 2 at 8:00 PM in room 34-101. 

Join us as we take a journey through the rapidly growing world of Bitcoin, following the stories of entrepreneurs and startups that are helping shape the new financial frontier. Discover the competitive mining market and the various subcultures within the Bitcoin community. You’ll encounter a variety of characters and opinions as we examine the social and political impact of an open-source digital currency.

To attend the screening, please register at: bitcoindoc.eventbrite.com
Space will be limited so don’t forget to register. Food will be provided starting at 7:30 PM.

The event is sponsored by:            circle-logo-light

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Thank you and hope to see you all there

 

 

SLACK: Summer of Bitcoin – Leetcoin

When: Thursday, August 7th, 7-10PM
Where: MIT Media Lab, 5th floor


This week, we’ll show off Leetcoin, a competitive gaming platform where players can compete against each other for bitcoin in their favorite video games! Leetcoin’s API gives developers another way to monetize their games and attract a competitive playerbase.


The talk will be led by Kingsley Edwards, Founder @leetcoin & Las Vegas Bitcoin Meetup, and Aaron Caswell, Game Developer


Want to get started right away? Check out their API at leetcoin.com/api_info


Bringing you the best from around town. Free dinner provided!
—The StartLabs Team and MIT Bitcoin Club

SLACK: Summer of Bitcoin – Kraken

When: Thursday, July 31st, 7-10PM
Where: MIT Media Lab, 5th floor


This week, Dan Matuszewski from Kraken talks about how to trade with Bitcoin. He’ll utilize Kraken’s API for trading and accessing historical and live market data, covering querying account information, placing and cancelling orders, querying historical trades information, and current order book information.

Dan is the current Director of Trading Operations for Kraken.com. He’s a former equity derivatives trader for Bay Hill Capital, and graduated Boston College in 2010.

Bringing you the best from around town. Free dinner provided!
—The StartLabs Team and MIT Bitcoin Club

SLACK: Summer of Bitcoin – World Bitcoin Network

When: Thursday, July 24th, 7-10PM
Where: MIT Media Lab, 5th floor

 

This week, James D’Angelo will be introducing the basics of Bitcoin mining. We’ll be looking at everything from the block header, to merkle roots to programming a simple, low difficulty mining algorithm. We’ll even create our own mining algorithm with a real block reward – the first one to provide the correct nonce will receive a paper wallet prize with some real bitcoin bits.James D’Angelo is the founder and host of World Bitcoin Network, an educational channel focusing on all things Bitcoin. He has a Masters in Electrical Engineering and worked as a design engineer for NASA in the 1990s developing electronics for the highly successful WIND spacecraft. Since then he has worked as an environmentalist in over a dozen countries around the world, particularly Gabon and Kenya, and is fluent in five languages and mumbles in a few more. He has recently announced Sno-Caps, a Bitcoin based solution to Global Climate Change, and is an entrant in the current MIT Climate CoLab contest.

Bringing you the best from around town. Free dinner provided!
—The StartLabs Team and MIT Bitcoin Club

Bitcomp R2 Deadline (Hack Day postponed)

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 UPDATE: Hack Day has been postponed until later in the summer.

Round 2 of MIT BitComp is due in less than 2 weeks. For round 2, submit a demo video of up to 3 minutes in length that shows progress towards an app that uses bitcoin, and you could be one of 3 teams to win $750. Submissions will be judged based mostly on progress shown, but also quality of video. For more details, check out mitbitcoinproject.org/#bitcomp.

 

Furthermore, sign up on Eventbrite for a BitComp hack day on Saturday, July 26th from 2-9pm in the MIT Media Lab. We’ll have mentors to help you code and film your project, fun prizes distributed throughout the day, and of course, food!

 

Questions? Email bitcoin@mit.edu

SLACK: Summer of Bitcoin – Circle

When: Thursday, July 17th, 7-10PM
Where: MIT Media Lab, 5th floor

Randomness is at the heart of cryptography. Without it, there would be no HTTPS, no ssh, no IPSec, no PGP and no Bitcoin! But can anything a machine creates be considered truly random? How is randomness generated? Can something be provably random? This Thursday, Anders Brownworth will lead us in examining some randomness software and hardware approaches, test their entropy, and possibly come up with a better solution to randomness.

 

Anders is a lead engineer at Circle where he heads up technical treasury and trade operations. He has been heavily involved in virtual currency technology and the Bitcoin community where he runs the Cambridge Bitcoin Meetup.

 

Anders’s demo will begin at 7pm. Check out this link for some background reading on random number generation.

 

Bringing you the best from around town. Free dinner provided!
—The StartLabs Team and MIT Bitcoin Club

SLACK: Summer of Bitcoin – Jeremy Rubin

When: Thursday, July 10th, 7-11PM
Where: MIT Media Lab, 5th floor

This week, our very own Jeremy Rubin will be giving a hands-on demo of how to build a simple Bitcoin library.

Jeremy is a junior at MIT studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is a researcher at the MIT Media Lab in the Viral Spaces group. Previously interned at Jane Street Capital and Nokia. He also is the lead developer for HackMIT. Jeremy first came on to the Bitcoin scene with his development of Tidbit, a system to replace web advertisements with cryptocurrency mining.

 

Bringing you the best from around town. Free dinner provided!
—The StartLabs Team and MIT Bitcoin Club

SLACK: Summer of Bitcoin – Blockchain

When: Thursday, June 26th, 7-11PM
Where: MIT Media Lab, 5th floor

This week, Clark Moody, a senior developer at Blockchain, will be demoing their API and giving a hands-on run-through of how to make a basic Blockchain webapp. Blockchain, the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet, blockchain explorer, and API provider, builds innovative products that makes using bitcoin safe, easy, and secure for all users.

Clark joined the Bitcoin community in early 2011 and built a successful market data website before building the technology behind the ZeroBlock trading platform. He has degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University with expertise in space robotics.

Our schedule for this week is as follows:
7:00: Overview of bitcoin for beginners
7:15: Clark’s Blockchain API demo
8:00: Food arrives. Eat, hack, and mingle!
Bringing you the best from around town. Free dinner provided!
—The StartLabs Team and MIT Bitcoin Club