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Conscious Talk ๑ Blockchain & Cryptocurrency


August is Blockchain & Cryptocurrency month at The Conscious Club!

We kick off with an informal chat about blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. What is a blockchain? Why is blockchain technology of importance? What does the future hold for cryptocurrency? Expect a dynamic talk with Q&A session!

A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency designed to work as a medium of exchange. It uses cryptography to secure and verify transactions as well as to control the creation of new units of a particular cryptocurrency.

There have been many attempts at creating a digital currency during the 90s tech boom, emerging on the market but inevitably failing. There were many different reasons for their failures, but one reason for failure was that all of those systems utilized a Trusted Third Party approach, meaning that the companies behind them verified and facilitated the transactions. Due to the failures of these companies, the creation of a digital cash system was seen as a lost cause for a long while.

Then, in early 2009, an anonymous programmer or a group of programmers under an alias Satoshi Nakamoto introduced Bitcoin. Satoshi described it as a ‘peer-to-peer electronic cash system.’ It is completely decentralized, meaning there are no servers involved and no central controlling authority. The concept closely resembles peer-to-peer networks for file sharing.

In the past, trying to find a merchant that accepts cryptocurrency was extremely difficult, if not impossible. These days, however, the situation is completely different.

Facilitator: Alwin B., Elizabeth Plokker & Aimée Tañón
Date: Thursday the 2nd of August
Time: 20:00-21:30
Location: The Conscious Club - Lauriergracht 142, Amsterdam
Price: €15,00 // Available with your membership, 10-ride pass, 5-ride pass or Onefit card (limited spots)

Early Bird Price: 
3 workshops for €90,- :
3 workshops and the conscious talk for €100,- :

Thursday August 2 // Conscious Talk ๑ Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
Friday August 10 // Crypto Workshop ๑ Security and Registering
Friday August 17 // Crypto Workshop ๑ Trading & Wallets
Friday August 24 // Crypto Workshop ๑ Charting 101

- Sorry, we don't do refunds. Unfortunately we can't disturb a started class, so make sure you are in time so you don't miss out! No exceptions.
- Our external booking system does not accept iDeal payments anymore. For now it’s possible to buy your tickets with a creditcard, to buy a ticket at the door, or buy one via banktransfer. Just transfer the ticket amount to: The Conscious Club B.V. at account number: NL 16 TRIO 0391 1029 74 // Send us an e-mail at info[at] with a screenshot of the transfer, and we'll fix the rest!

Earlier Event: August 2
Summer Dance Series ๑ Creative Dance
Later Event: August 3
Summer Dance Series ๑ Open Jam!