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The Bitcoin Revolution

Description
Since 2009, we have witnessed the rapid rise of crypto-currencies, with Bitcoin the most heavily used. Today, Bitcoin has risen in value and is accepted as a mode of payment in various places. The rise of Bitcoin has impacted lives all around the world, changed the way people view money and revolutionized the finance industry. Join us for an exciting talk where we will explore and discuss the following questions:

- What is the nature of "money" and why is Bitcoin a big deal?
- Is Bitcoin superior money to alternatives?
- What lessons can we learn from the 2008 financial crisis and how does Bitcoin fit in this picture?
- How has Bitcoin revolutionised finance and society, and what are its wider implications?
- Does Bitcoin pose more problems than benefits and should it be regulated?
- How can one personally benefit from the rise of Bitcoin and digital currencies?

[About the speaker]
If you're interested in these questions, join us for this event, where we will have our guest speaker, Mr Tomas Forgac. Tomas has extensive experience in engineering, management and start-up businesses. He also previously designed and developed one of the first and most successful Bitcoin over-the-counter payment systems, and through this, helped merchants accept Bitcoin in their physical stores. Being a specialist in cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin, he has also spoken at many international tech, financial and libertarian conferences and has been repeatedly interviewed by various media platforms including the BBC, CNA or Reuters.

[Who are we?]
We are a part of a student movement in Singapore passionate about the intellectual tradition of classical liberalism. We believe that free and open societies enrich the lives of individuals and we aim to spread these ideas further. We are also affiliated with the International Students for Liberty (SFL) movement. Find out more here: https://www.studentsforliberty.org/about/

[Programme in brief]
- Arrival (4pm)
- Talk by Mr Tomas Forgac (4.15pm - 5pm)
- Interactive Session of Q&A (5pm - 530pm)
- Networking (530pm - 6pm)

[Other notes]
The location has been confirmed. It is at ACC Eduhub (51 Cuppage Road, #03-01), a 3 mins walk from Somerset MRT. If you are interested to find out more about this or would like to offer your help, please email us at bcheang@studentsforliberty.org

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Sat Sep 30, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM SGT
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Venue
ACC Eduhub
Tickets
General Admission FULL
Venue Address
51 Cuppage Road Singapore
Organizer
Students for Liberty - Singapore
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