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The Original Blockchain – Why Bitcoin Matters

February 27 @ 6:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Come and join our monthly meetup at Harpoon Harry’s – a popular Cuban themed bar publico. We have two great speakers lined up for this event.

6.15pm: RSVP Arrivals – Networking

7pm: Aleks Svetski – GETAMBER.IO

Aleks is a top 1% student and university scholarship recipient who decided to pursue entrepreneurship instead of textbooks. After
teaching himself to trade high leverage derivatives and making a small fortune at school, Aleks decided to leave university to chase
bigger dreams. Since then Aleks has built several successful businesses and has been featured in publications such as Wealth Creator, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald and been recognised as one of the Top 20 Young Entrepreneurs in Start Up Smart’s “Future Makers”.
Aleks founded the Blockchain Training Institute in late 2016, and is currently the CEO of Amber, a micro-investment platform that swaps
your spare change for Bitcoin, using their proprietary tool financial data aggregation & payment software; Fabric.
For a more in-depth overview, please see Aleks’ LinkedIn profile :

Aleks has also done some great interviews on Finder TV, with Jimmy Song, Tone Vays & is also a Top 10 Bitcoin writer on Hacker Noon. Some of his articles include the seminal “Homo Sapiens, Evolution, Money & Bitcoin”

7.30pm: Intermission

7.45pm: Shant Benliyan – XPOS Australia

As the official Australian distributor of the Pundi X payment ecosystem, Shant will be performing a live demonstration of the Pundi X Xpos payment system.

In 2019, Pundi X will bring its payment ecosystem – the XPOS, XWallet, and XPASS – to even more consumers and businesses across the world.

Pundi X have been deploying blockchain-based point-of-sale (POS) solutions and solidifying partnerships with governments, payment companies, and retailers.

Digital wallets supporting Pundi X can buy, sell and accept cryptocurrency. Use fiat or bank cards to buy cryptocurrency with top-ups at any Pundi X location.

8.15pm: Networking

With both seasoned crypto-currency veterans and organizers going back as far as 2011 and newer arrivals into the world of blockchain technology and trading crypto-assets, this is a good opportunity to talk about developments and trends in the fast-evolving world of disruptive innovation and finance.

At Hotel Harry you will be able to have food & drink in pleasant surroundings before we get going with short talks by industry experts, soapbox talks, and Q&A between the audience and the speakers, as well as the chance to discuss between attendees and form discussion groups.

We’ll be in a reserved area upstairs on LEVEL 1 with wheelchair access via a lift. Just ask a staff member on arrival.
RSVP is required as seating is limited. Please remember to cancel if you can’t make it along.

If you have any questions, feel free to join our ‘Bitcoin Crypto Sydney’ group chat. Just install ‘Telegram Messenger’ on your smartphone or computer, create your own unique ‘username’ then click on our invitation link: and join.

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Bitcoin Crypto Sydney:


February 27
6:15 pm - 9:15 pm


Harpoon & Hotel Harry
40-44 Wentworth Ave
Surry Hills, au


Blockchain Sydney
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To enquire about speaking or sponsorship opportunities please contact Vanessa Ronan-Pearce, Director of Events.