It’s fans say that it is a secure, stable alternative to banks, but to many of us it’s new and kind of weird. Learn about bitcoin from both sides and hear from businesses who accept it as payment. The Strathcona Community Council is hosting this community information event on Monday, November 24th at The Staircase Theater, 27 Dundurn Street North.
Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks. The managing of transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is open-source; its design is public, nobody owns or controls Bitcoin and everyone can take part. Through many of its unique properties, Bitcoin allows exciting uses that could not be covered by any previous payment system.