UPDATE: Tech Meeting has been rescheduled to Saturday 14th June, 3pm – 5pm at UWI Open Campus, Gordon Street, St. Augustine.
If you have been casually observing international headlines in the last few months, you have probably heard the term ‘bitcoin’ or ‘virtual-currency’.
Do you understand what that is and how it can affect you?
The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) invites anyone who wants to learn more about ‘bitcoin’ and ‘virtual-currencies’ to join us for our Tech Meeting on Saturday 14th June 2014
at UWI Open Campus, Gordon Street, St. Augustine from 3pm to 5pm.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Decentralized currencies in Trinidad and Tobago: Rationale and Outlook – Presented by Richard Jobity
- Digital Currencies: Challenge or Solution – Presented by Shiva Bissessar
About our presenters:
Richard Jobity is an economist with more than 20 years experience, including 11 years at a major financial institution. His current interests include technology and competitive intelligence in developing countries.
Shiva Bisessar, an ICT practitioner, currently runs a small consultancy firm specialising in provision of technical advisory on clients’ efforts in developing ICT and Information Security policies, regulations and governance strategies.
This event is open to everyone and we look forward to your questions and feedback.
For more information, contact the us at [email protected]
Popular digital currency bitcoin is expected to overtake e-commerce giant eBay’s payment processor PayPal in terms of US dollar transactions in the near future.
California-based hedge fund Laureate Trust says that bitcoin is fast establishing itself as the currency to use globally and instantly to make purchases or payments over the internet recording nearly $300m (£178m, €220m) daily in transactions.
“Whenever you have an instrument that trades over 300 million US dollars a day, it must be recognized,” Peter Tasca, CEO of Laureate Trust, said in a statement.
“The digital currency works, Bitcoin has greater volume transactions than Western Union and we anticipate it will overtake PayPal later this year.”
Read the full article at: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/bitcoin-set-overtake-ebays-paypal-transaction-volumes-1449856
(updated May 13 2014 with agenda topics)
The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) will host its next pizza lime on Wednesday May 14 2014, at Joe’s Pizza from 7pm to 9pm.
- Net Neutrality and the FCC and implications for T&T
- Proposed Code of conduct for using computers
- Launch of knowledge.tt on May 18
- Startup Weekend in June
Do you have a particular topic you would like to talk about? Send me your suggestions at [email protected]
Any persons interested in computing or ICT are welcome to attend. A contribution of $50 is expected towards the food bill.
Come join us as we eat and chat about current ICT issues!
#5-6 Emerald Plaza
Eastern Main Road, St Augustine
Heading East on the Eastern Main Road after UWI, just before St. John’s Road (the road with Scotia Bank), look for Emerald Plaza on your right. Take the second entrance on your right.
See you there!
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