Learn about Bitcoin, Blockchain on Feb. 20

What will these technologies mean to your life?

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — OfficeXpats presents “How will Bitcoin and Blockchain impact your world … very soon?” noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at OfficeXpats, 403 Madison Ave N., Suite 240, Bainbridge Island.

You’ve probably heard the terms “Bitcoin” or “Blockchain” in the news — Port Orchard Railway Marina is accepting cryptocurrency — but what will these technologies mean to your life? Can you explain them?

Blockchain is a cryptographic digital ledger that records transactions using digital currency, such as Bitcoin, but is now being expanded for potential use in banking, real estate, energy, supply chain management, and voting.

This 90-minute session is a chance to understand some basics about a transformative technology in our fast-changing world.

Learn the history of how these Bitcoin and Blockchain originated and how to understand them (through easy metaphors, not techy jargon).

Listen to some informed speculation for how areas such as banking, real estate, health records, energy management, cyber security, supply chain management, government, and even voting might be transformed.

Hear stories about how pioneering business ventures in Seattle and beyond are betting on the blockchain’s future right now.

Join a discussion on how this may impact our daily lives and what we should be paying attention to in order to see opportunities ourselves.

This workshop is free and open to all, but you must pre-register because seating is limited. Get your free ticket at https://goo.gl/TBtgvy.

Presenter Alex Ortiz will share his broad view of an ecosystem that extends across blockchain startups, VCs, legislative and economic development agencies, and the growing local community of blockchain developers, educators, miners, and traders. His interests include self-sovereign identity management, permissioned blockchains, and the social and business impact of distributed ledger technologies.