Circle Sponsors CoinScrum's Bitcoin Networking Event in London

CoinScrum, formerly Bitcoin Focus, is holding the event on 21st January with hopes to educate and connect bitcoin entrepreneurs.

AccessTimeIconJan 13, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 11, 2021 at 10:15 a.m. UTC

Circle is sponsoring a networking event designed with bitcoin businesses in mind. CoinScrum, formerly Bitcoin Focus, is holding the event in London with hopes to educate and connect bitcoin entrepreneurs from across the UK and beyond.

The CoinScrum Bitcoin Business Networking event will be held at Club Workspace at the Clerkenwell Workshops, 27-31 Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0AT – kicking off at 6:30 pm on 21st January.

The event will feature presentations by bitcoin developer Mike Hearn, Circle Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Allaire and Circle Chief Technical Officer Sean Neville. Hearn has been a key contributor to the main Bitcoin reference client for years, and the organizers are promising a fascinating presentation from this industry veteran.

Hearn is the Bitcoin Foundation’s Law and Policy Committee's chair, a position that has thrust him into the limelight in the past. One of Hearn’s ideas involves “marking” or “redlisting” bitcoins as a way of tracking illegal transactions or stolen bitcoins. The proposal is still seen as very controversial, and it has quite a few vocal proponents and equally vocal critics.

Neville and Allaire each will make short presentations at the networking event. Bitcoin startups are encouraged to take to the stage and pitch ideas or to look for partners and investors.

The event is geared towards people exploring business opportunities in the bitcoin economy, and it will provide a platform for those who wish to discuss ideas and connect with investors, or partners. The presentations are not planned to be too long, as the emphasis will be on the open-mic session.

For people who are new to bitcoin, TechHub is planning its next bitcoin bootcamp in February.

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