I went to the Boulder Blockchain Meetup a few days ago. It was fascinating. The entire room was full to standing, and they went around and asked everyone to do a quick intro. Then we separated into three grouos:
- everyone else
The beginners group, where I went, was about 10ish folks in a room discussing all different aspects of the blockchain, from who might be interested in using it to what a particular coin might be used for to ‘buying the dip’. I was surprised at how many non developers were there (40-60%). There was a lot of talk about ‘trading’ crypto currencies. To be honest, it felt a bit like the wild west, with plenty of interesting work and some scams all mixed together.
However it was interesting enough to me to take a deeper look into Ethereum (there are so many crypto currencies, but this seems like a good one to investigate, if you are a developer). This looked useful, as did this.
Finally, if you’d like a two minute intro into why this is worth investigating, here’s a video from the Meetup website (otherwise, you should totally check out the next meetup):