Amid the plunge in cryptocurrency values this yr, native traders, entrepreneurs and crypto mining house owners have organized an academic occasion about Bitcoin from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday on the Learn Home.
The newly shaped ChattBitcoin plans a collection of actions and a town-hall-style dialog Monday with Bitcoin educator Jimmy Tune and different business leaders.
“The No. 1 query I hear round Bitcoin is, ‘What’s it?'” ChattBitcoin founding member Tom Schreiner stated in an announcement of the occasion. “There’s maybe nobody else higher certified to reply that query than Jimmy Tune. Jimmy will give attention to what Bitcoin is and the philosophy behind it in a very accessible manner.”
Tune is a software program engineer, guide, teacher and adviser about Bitcoin who lives in Austin, Texas. He has authored various articles and books about cryptocurrency over the previous decade.
Tennessee state Rep. Jason Powell, D-Nashville, who authored laws in 2018 and once more this yr to assist promote the Bitcoin business and mining in Tennessee, will likely be amongst these at Monday’s occasion. Earlier this yr, Powell helped go a invoice to draw to Tennessee decentralized autonomous organizations that run on blockchain expertise.
Schreiner stated Monday’s occasion is supposed for each new and skilled Bitcoiners and is free and open to the general public. Present sponsors embody PowR, Prime Belief, Swan and Transcard.
“Chattanooga has a really distinctive setup,” Schreiner stated in a press launch about ChattBitcoin. “There’s an incredible quantity of vitality and affinity round this subject, and we hope to convey people with a ardour for these points involved with people who find themselves simply interested in what Bitcoin is all about.”
The occasion comes as Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, dropped in worth by 15% on Monday, its sharpest one-day drop since March 2020. Bitcoin has shed about half its worth this yr and greater than 20% since Friday alone. Since its document excessive of $69,000 in November, it has slumped practically 70%.
To register and discover out extra concerning the occasion go to ChattBitcoin.com.
— Compiled by Dave Flessner