Bitcoin
What’s the buzz all about?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jason_benjamin/8631889823
What is Bitcoin?
• Digital Crypto-currency	

• Peer-to-peer transactions	

• Worldwide payments	

• Low transaction fees
h...
Bob wants to send
money to Alice
1
Alice gives Bob
her public Bitcoin
address
2
Bob pays the amount
to Alice her Bitcoin
a...
Easy payment system
• Almost direct transfer of
money (about 5 minutes)	

• Easy for any kind of
payments (small or big)
Your digital wallet
Web, Computer or Mobile
Digital Wallet on PC
coinbase.com
Paper wallet
Bring digital money into touchable currency
My PHPBenelux promo
!
!


Today
could be
your
lucky day
PHPBNL14 Raffle!
You can now participate in the in2it raffle and
own...
Where do I get Bitcoins?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/59937401@N07/5857984386
Ways to get Bitcoins
• Participate in ad contests	

• Buy them on directly online	

• Go to market places	

• Find a Bitco...
BTCClicks.com
bitplaats.nl
Buy and sell Bitcoins on
ATM
Find a BTC ATM abroad
Get a gift
It’s an awesome gift
https://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/5747629074
Business value?
• No bank retaining money	

• Low transfer fees	

• Direct conversion to local
currency
https://www.flickr....
Businesses already accepting Bitcoin
Paying is easy
Point of Sales apps
Will it make me rich?
Is Bitcoin the new gold?
Today’s BTC rate	

$ 459.77 / € 340.49
Beyond
exchange rates
Same as today’s exchange
fluctuations between
USD and EUR
https://www.flickr.com/photos/slopjop/558368...
Use Bitcoin wise
• Customers pay for goods and/or services with BTC	

• Exchange your day earnings into local currency	

•...
Don’t wait for boom
It might never happen again
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rupertuk/534748923
Bitcoin & you?
If you like to innovate,
adapt and provide
alternatives to customers:


YES
DON’T IGNORE THE DANGERS
OF THE INTERNET!
Mt.Gox looses Bitcoins!
Guy looses £4m on hard disk
Rule of thumb
• Keep your wallet safe!	

• Strong passwords	

• Offline wallets are better	

• Don’t loose your passwords	
...
Michelangelo van Dam	

!
Web Technology Consultant	

Community Leader	

Open-source contributor	

Conference Speaker
https...
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  1. 1. Bitcoin What’s the buzz all about? https://www.flickr.com/photos/jason_benjamin/8631889823
  2. 2. What is Bitcoin? • Digital Crypto-currency • Peer-to-peer transactions • Worldwide payments • Low transaction fees https://www.flickr.com/photos/zcopley/7459091840
  3. 3. Bob wants to send money to Alice 1 Alice gives Bob her public Bitcoin address 2 Bob pays the amount to Alice her Bitcoin address 3 3J98t1WpEZ73CNmQviecrnyiWrnqRhWNLy Blockchain network validates the transaction 4 Bitcoin transaction schema
  4. 4. Easy payment system • Almost direct transfer of money (about 5 minutes) • Easy for any kind of payments (small or big)
  5. 5. Your digital wallet Web, Computer or Mobile
  6. 6. Digital Wallet on PC
  7. 7. coinbase.com
  8. 8. Paper wallet Bring digital money into touchable currency
  9. 9. My PHPBenelux promo ! ! 
 Today could be your lucky day PHPBNL14 Raffle! You can now participate in the in2it raffle and own 1 BTC, which is about € 660. Just scan the QR code or go to http://in2.se/phpbnl14btc.! ! The winner will be announced at the closing of PHPBenelux Conference 2014 on Saturday, January 25 2014. You must be present to win!! ! Enter your details at above mentioned website to be eligible for participation. 2 Consul'ng)Services)that)stand)out!) As#PHP#professional#services#provider,#in2it#vof#has#a#long#history#of# assis8ng#businesses#to#deploy#and#maintain#their#business#cri8cal# PHP#projects.#With#our#network#of#PHP#professionals#who#share#the# same#vision#as#us,#we#are#able#to#offer#a#selec8on#of#endBtoBend# solu8ons#that#meet#your#requirements#and#are#tailored#to#match# your#business. Improving)quality)and)performance) Quality#is#the#basic#founda8on#you#can#build#on,#and#assuring#that# your#applica8ons#meet#a#certain#quality#ensures#a#long#term,# maintainable#and#scalable#code#base#resul8ng#in#less#overhead#post# sales.#When#we#talk#about#quality#assurance,#the#keyword#is#indeed# “assurance”.#The#goal#is#to#rest#assured#nothing#is#broken#when#you# leave#the#office#aIer#a#release#and#feel#confident#all#is#good.#And#it’s# easily#achievable.#In2it#can#help#you#get#there. Training)and)coaching) Get#trained#by#professionals#who#use#PHP#technology#on#a#daily# basis.#Not#only#will#you#get#the#best#training#experience,#but#you’ll# also#get#hidden#8ps#and#tricks#of#the#trade.# PHP#is#in2it#vof’s#core#business#allowing#us#to#stay#on#top#of#what’s# happening#in#the#world#of#PHP.#As#we#are#also#contribu8ng#back#to# the#community,#we#have#good#rela8onships#with#the#people#behind# PHP#and#related#projects. “By$engaging$the$community$we$stay$ahead$of$our$game,$learn$ what$the$future$will$bring$and$listen$to$desires$of$the$community.$ By$being$close$to$the$community$we$succeed$in$our$work,$ delivering$quality$services$to$sa<sfied$customers.”$ ! —#Michelangelo#van#Dam,#CEO#in2it#VOF www.in2it.be
  10. 10. Where do I get Bitcoins? https://www.flickr.com/photos/59937401@N07/5857984386
  11. 11. Ways to get Bitcoins • Participate in ad contests • Buy them on directly online • Go to market places • Find a Bitcoin ATM • Get them from others
  12. 12. BTCClicks.com
  13. 13. bitplaats.nl
  14. 14. Buy and sell Bitcoins on
  15. 15. ATM Find a BTC ATM abroad
  16. 16. Get a gift It’s an awesome gift https://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/5747629074
  17. 17. Business value? • No bank retaining money • Low transfer fees • Direct conversion to local currency https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/13543526165
  18. 18. Businesses already accepting Bitcoin
  19. 19. Paying is easy Point of Sales apps
  20. 20. Will it make me rich? Is Bitcoin the new gold?
  21. 21. Today’s BTC rate $ 459.77 / € 340.49
  22. 22. Beyond exchange rates Same as today’s exchange fluctuations between USD and EUR https://www.flickr.com/photos/slopjop/558368078
  23. 23. Use Bitcoin wise • Customers pay for goods and/or services with BTC • Exchange your day earnings into local currency • Best the same day to have good exchange rates
  24. 24. Don’t wait for boom It might never happen again https://www.flickr.com/photos/rupertuk/534748923
  25. 25. Bitcoin & you? If you like to innovate, adapt and provide alternatives to customers: 
 YES
  26. 26. DON’T IGNORE THE DANGERS OF THE INTERNET!
  27. 27. Mt.Gox looses Bitcoins!
  28. 28. Guy looses £4m on hard disk
  29. 29. Rule of thumb • Keep your wallet safe! • Strong passwords • Offline wallets are better • Don’t loose your passwords • Make backups!
  30. 30. Michelangelo van Dam ! Web Technology Consultant Community Leader Open-source contributor Conference Speaker https://www.flickr.com/photos/akrabat/8784318813
  31. 31. 1DHL9cTt5pg9ixHkZzcd7Nk1bbz8cPTNLw If you liked my talk… share some coins
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