Minutes of BitcoinIreland meeting held 21 Feb 2014 7pm at TCube, Dublin.
- Sean Andrews (via Skype)
- Glenn Bolger
- Tim Callagy
- David Fleming
- Alan Kennedy
- Ronan Lynch
- Fergal Murray (Chair)
- Michał Rudnicki
Update on website
Site is live with a basic set of content at at www.bitcoinireland.org. More content to be added by members of the group.
Glenn to solicit news content from everyone, set up publishing schedule, and ensure regular publication of new content.
Michał and Glenn to investigate at Asana for editorial and publishing workflow.
Michał to add “News” section to homepage, driven by new blog entries.
BTM launch imminent. Will feature BitcoinIreland logo and URL. Will arrange promotional activities around that event. Tim and Sean to liase with venue marketing.
Tim to seek to acquire an unused but apt twitter handle for BitcoinIreland.
Collectively, we are to tweet more, with #bitcoinireland hashtag.
Planning more events
Two events currently planned and published on site.
- Bitcoin Practical Workshop – What’s going on with the Exchanges? 28 Feb 2014
- Wayra Bitcoin Meetup – 13 March 2014
Consider joining GBA
Fergal attended Inside Bitcoins Berlin and gave a short briefing on the conference and the augural meeting of GBA (http://www.global-bitcoin-alliance.org) which happened during the conference. BitcoinIreland can affiliate with GBA in its current form. Decision taken to join GBA.
Update on Bitcoin Foundation affiliation requirements
Affiliation with Bitcoin Foundation is available only to incorporated organizations, which should be non-profit. In Ireland, incorporating as a non-profit bring restrictions and obligations including statutory requirement for annual audited accounts. While we support the objectives of the Bitcoin Foundation, BitcoinIreland does not wish to incorporate at present. Will re-consider at next meeting.
Update on Bitcoin Conference in Dublin – 3-4 July 2014
Fergal is organizing a major international Bitcoin event in Dublin on 3-4 July. Pre-launch site is live at www.bitconf.eu. Initial speakers and venue are secured. Launch of website site and media launch of event within weeks.
Event and BitcoinIreland will promote each other. BitcoinIreland will be publicised as a sponsor of the event, and BitcoinIreland members will participate in organizing the event.