Bitcoin and Crypto and I-Pay, Oh My!
- G Mark Hardy
- Friday, March 13th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Are we finally ready to go mainstream with crypto currency? Bitcoin got off to a slow start but made great gains in 2013, only to fishtail back down last year. Apple jumped on the bandwagon with their Apple Pay offering for the iPhone 6. Plus there's a hundred or more alternative crypto currencies all competing for attention, value, and survival.
We'll look at this brave new world of electronic money to understand what it is, how it works, what it can (and cannot) do, and probabilities of success and survival. You'll gain a working knowledge of how to create and use a Bitcoin wallet, how to "invest" in cryptocurrencies, and the mechanics behind electronic payment systems such as Apple Pay, CurrentC, and Softcard.
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