A big thank you to David for sharing his thoughts and views with us last night. The attendees included parts of the Bitcoin Blockchain Beirut, Nerd Fun Lebanon as well as the Beirut Open Source Society groups.
Apart from the future of bitcoin and the blockchain, we also discussed other topics varying from giving the underprivileged youth free access to computers, gender discrimination & reasons behind the lack of females in IT and fecal spectrum analyzers. Yes, you read that right.
Looking forward to having David with us again sometime in the future whenever he’s in town next for more invigorating discussions!
Soon after the creation of the open source blockchain technology, Bitcoin, it established itself as the standard for electronic payments on the Internet. With Bitcoin’s growing popularity, a defined set of people seemed to be carving out a specialized niche in the world of finance. Bitcoins defined a new way of doing things financially. The currently known way is manifested by the centralized control of the creation of currency. Bitcoins are characterized as an electronically distributed creator of another.
The look and feel of the centralized control of the creation of currency is known to us. It is the cash we carry in our pockets, the cash that we exchange for goods or services when we make our purchases. It is common and generally known to all.
The look and feel of a distributed creator of currency on the other hand is unknown to virtually all of us and at best we can visualize it as data passing through cables, something that couldn’t have existed without the creation of modern and advancing technology.
Yet the communities of developers who created Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have a deeper understanding of the blockchain. As a member of that community who took part in an entrepreneurial role, David Achkar, is also an advocate for Bitcoins in the Middle East.
Join us on Thur 23rd March at 7:30pm at Bedivere in Hamra for a casual get-together with David over drinks and get the chance to pick his and each others’ brains concerning the most fascinating event in the fields of money, finance and new technology.
It was Friday the 13th on a dark and wintry January night when the inaugural meetup of Beirut’s Open Source Society took place. Four intrepid pioneers walked between rain drops and dodged the odd flash of lighting or two to talk about their experiences with Linux, why they love it so much, and what they hope to give and get out of the Beirut Open Source Society.. apart from obviously drinks 🙂