There's been a few years of lightning network chatter now and things have come a long way, but how to set everything up and use it effectively is still tough. Different platforms need different wallets, and the UI is never the same. But if you learn the principles you'll be able to confidently use them all. We'll talk about how lightning works, go over how channels work, then you'll learn how to fund, close, and manage your channels.
6:30 - 7:00 doors open and networking 7:00 - 7:10 intro 7:10 - 7:30 talk - How does lightning work and what is a channel 7:30 - 7:50 talk - overview of wallet choices for each platform 7:50 - 8:30 workshop - everyone sets up a lightning wallet 8:30 - whenever - hang out and talk about bitcoin
Vancouver's Bitcoin meetup is a space for people who share an interest in bitcoin or crypto-currencies to come together and share stories, ideas, or opportunities. Whether you are a neophyte or an "early adopter" you are likely to find someone who shares your ideas or is maybe even willing to challenge them.
We are open to any respectful people and ideas and encourage members to be open to new people and ideas. As this is also a financial technology, and many people are interested in its business and commercial applications, there may be people attending our events looking to do business or sell services or products related to bitcoin. You may also be a person looking to to business with others involved with bitcoin.
People are of course free to interact how they like. However we respectfully ask that you pay attention to the nature of the event you are attending as well as the attitudes of other attendees, and that you use discretion as necessary.
When conducting or discussing business with any other person you meet, you do so of your own volition and in no way does the "Vancouver Bitcoin Meetup" officially endorse any persons or associations attempting to conduct business or commercial activity at meetup events organized through this meetup group.
In all interactions with others at events for this meetup, all participants are expected to respect their fellow participants and Canadian laws while doing so.
And don't forget to enjoy yourself while we experience and enjoy this technological revolution!