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What is bitcoin? And how do I mine it? Will users be paying fees in the library with it? Should it be your retirement plan? During this webinar, we will explore Bitcoin, the Crypto-currency with all the buzz and learn:
What is it? How do you purchase it?
How does it work? Is it like a stock? Where does one spend it?
Is it safe?
Will users be purchasing them on workstations? If so, how can I make this transaction as safe as possible?
This webinar will cover everything bitcoin as well as other crypto-currencies. We discuss what it is, how you and yours users are likely to interact with it. We’ll talk about the hardware and software technologies involved. And what the future looks like.
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was the Faculty Lead and acting Dean for the School of Technology at Rasmussen
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Currently I am the Director of the Support Services division at Collegis Education which
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• Bachelors: Devry – Network & Telecommunications Management
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What is bitcoin? And how do I mine it? Will users be paying fees in
the library with it? Should it be your retirement plan? During this
webinar, we will explore Bitcoin, the Crypto-currency with all the
buzz and learn:
• What is it? How do you purchase it?
• How does it work? Is it like a stock? Where does one
• Is it safe?
• Will users be purchasing them on workstations? If so, how
can I make this transaction as safe as possible?
This webinar will cover everything bitcoin as well as other crypto-
currencies. We discuss what it is, how you and yours users are likely
to interact with it. We’ll talk about the hardware and software
technologies involved. And what the future looks like.
• What is Crypto-Currency?
• How to I get it?
• How do I spend it?
• Should I hold on to it?
Does anyone have Bitcoin at the
If so.. How did you acquire it?
What is Crypto-Currency?
• Started back in the 90’s but failed
• Satoshi Nakamoto – developed bitcoin in 2009
• Rumored to be biggest Bitcoin owner
• Digital or virtual currency
• Uses Cryptograph to secure & verify
• Resembles peer to peer file sharing
• Its completely decentralized = no central
• Started as a non-regulated & private currency
Types of Currency
• As of January 2018 – There are 1384 Crypto-
• Most generated in the last couple years
• Bitcoin was the first in 2009
• By market capitalization, Bitcoin is currently
(January 6, 2018) the largest blockchain network,
followed by Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash,
Cardano, and Litecoin.
• It can be very volatile
Without looking do you know
how much Bitcoin is worth this
• Its not just Bitcoin (Price as of 4/6/2018)
• Bitcoin (BTC) - $6,795.53
• Etherium (ETH) - $378.22
• Litecoin (LTC) - $116.88
• Zcash (ZEC) - $181.40
• DASH - $289.73
• Ripple (XRP) - $0.48
• Monero (XMR) - $170
I just want COINS!
• Mine for them
• Buy them
• Trade on the Exchange
• Trade stuff for payment in Coins
• Self Mining
• Use your computers Video Card
• Buy a Specialty Miner (ASIC Miner)
• Join a Mining Pool
• Group of people working together and sharing
• Cloud Mine
• Buy time on someone's pool
• Genesis Mining
Example Stock Computer
• AMD RX580 Video Card (Costs between $300-$400)
• Stock Hashrate is: 24 megahash
• Profitability Rate = $3.29/mo
• Using 200watts of electricity
• Cost per KWh = 12 cents
• That’s less than 1 ETH/yr
How do I get started
• Get a Bitcoin Wallet
• Hardware based:
• Ledger Nano S
• Online based:
• Get Bitcoin Mining Software
• Bitcoin Miner
• Generate a PrivateKey (Keep this Safe & Never Share)
Types of Wallets
• What types of wallets are there?
• Web-wallet. Accessed via web-browser. Access to money
gained through username or password.
• Access gained via physical access to computer.
• Access gained via physical access to phone.
• Hardware (Cold Storage)
• Paper, Brain, Hardware
• Hardware wallets delimit access of your funds to the hardware
device alone. The coins are stored in a microcontroller, and are to be
transferred only when authorized.
• The act of storing of your wallet’s private keys in a way that is
completely detached from a network.
Which should I select
• Really is it worth it? You can go to:
• Shows how much hashing power it takes to generate
• How much will the hardware cost?
• What kind of fees do you have to pay?
• Are you willing to risk the volitility?
Trading – Stock Market or buying outright
• Bitcoin Exchanges
• Wall of Coins
• Bitcoin ATMs
• Stock Markets
• BTC – Bitcoin is publicly traded now
• Use Tools like:
Trade Goods to
• Many people use various websites to sell personal
belongings for Crypto-Currencies.
• Open Bazaar
• Common to see people sell higher priced goods
cars, electronics, computers, etc for Crypto.
• The currency itself is fairly secure, the currencies
that have been around longer more secure.
• Most theft occurs because of:
• People giving or losing there Secret Keys
• Someone hacking there Digital Wallet
• The company that stores the currency
• Bitcoin Banks: $1 Billion Lost in Hacks
• It will become more regulated
• Do your homework.
• Bitfinex hack, in which users lost $70 million
• The failure of Mt Gox, in which users lost $450 million or more
• To avoid theft, scams, and any other loss of funds, follow these three basic
• Generate your private keys in a secure, offline environment. (Except
if using trivial amounts, in which cases keys may be created in a hot
• Create backups of your private keys. This helps to protect against
the loss of your bitcoins due to hard drive failure or some other
problem or accident. Ideally you should have a duplicate set of
backups kept off-site to protect against the possibility of fire,
• Encrypt wallets to provide additional security. This helps prevent
the physical theft of your funds in the event that your device or
hardware wallet is stolen.
• Based on base history,
although its volatile the
currency continues to rise in
value. Therefore as its
harder to obtain the price
starts to rise.
• Regulations will be on the
• Don’t be the person who
sells to early for a Pizza.