North Bay Linux Users’ Group

general meeting

Bitcoin and Namecoin

When: Tue August 09, 2011 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Speaker: Allan Cecil

Location: O'Reilly Media's Tarsier conference room

In this talk I’ll describe what Bitcoin is, how and why it’s used, and how it works under the hood. I’ll also show a live demo in Linux of bitcoind, pooled mining, and Namecoin (a distributed DNS). If you are completely unfamiliar with Bitcoin there’s a short overview video at - if you are familiar with Bitcoin, please feel free to speak up during a Q&A at the end!

Published Tue 09 August 2011 by Glenn Kerbein