<p dir="ltr">I thought some folks might be interested in this. Next monday. Bitcoin and money.</p>
<p dir="ltr">Alcides Gutierrez<br>
<a href="http://e64.us">http://e64.us</a></p>
<div class="gmail_quote">---------- Forwarded message ----------<br>From: "Susan Miller" <<a href="mailto:susankgmiller@gmail.com">susankgmiller@gmail.com</a>><br>Date: Jul 30, 2013 7:56 PM<br>Subject: [OBAU] Come to Forum on Aug. 5th!!!<br>
To: "<a href="mailto:obau@googlegroups.com">obau@googlegroups.com</a>" <<a href="mailto:obau@googlegroups.com">obau@googlegroups.com</a>><br>Cc: <br><br type="attribution"><div dir="ltr">

<p style="text-align:left"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Hey guys,</span></p><p style="text-align:left">I am organizing this forum because people keep asking me about money and bitcoin.  If you want to learn all the good stuff, come by!!!! It's next Monday at the usual Global Exchange spot.  I promise it will be AMAZING!!!<br>

</p><p style="text-align:left">Jane.<br></p><p style="text-align:left"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""></span></p><p style="text-align:center" align="center"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""><br>

</span></p><p style="text-align:center" align="center"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Occupy Forum continues…</span></p>

<p style="text-align:center" align="center"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> </span></p>

<p style="text-align:center;line-height:13pt" align="center"><b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Monday, August 5th 6 - 9 pm</span></b><span style="font-family:"TimesNewRomanMS","serif";color:rgb(34,34,34)"> </span><b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"TimesNewRomanMS","serif";color:rgb(34,34,34)">at Global Exchange</span></b><b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""></span></b></p>



<p style="text-align:center;line-height:13pt" align="center"><b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"TimesNewRomanMS","serif";color:rgb(34,34,34);background:none repeat scroll 0% 0% yellow">2017 Mission Street</span></b><b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"TimesNewRomanMS","serif";color:rgb(34,34,34)"> near
the 16<sup>th</sup> Street BART Station</span></b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""></span></p>

<p style="text-align:center" align="center"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Information,
discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!</span></p>

<p style="text-align:center" align="center"><i><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful
dialogue</span></i></p>

<p style="text-align:center" align="center"><i><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">on all sides of these critically important issues!</span></i></p>

<p style="text-align:center" align="center"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> </span></p>

<p style="text-align:center" align="center"><span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Occupy Forum
presents…</span></p>

<p style="text-align:center" align="center"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> </span></p>

<p style="text-align:center" align="center"><b><span style="font-size:26pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">WHAT IS MONEY???</span></b></p>

<p style="text-align:center" align="center"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> </span></p>

<p style="text-align:center" align="center"><span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">with Marco
Vangelisti and Sam Gilman</span></p>

<p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""><br>
Although it is used by most people every day, very few understand money – how it
is created, what forms it takes, and how its creation is at the root of much of
the economic and social injustice in the world.<span> 
</span>Even among academics, creation of money is poorly understood.<span>  </span>97% of the money supply in the United States
is created by private banks, not the Federal Reserve or the federal government.<span>  </span>This gives private banks an inordinate amount
of influence over the global economy and hence the livelihood of almost every
person on this planet.<span>   </span>Using
technological innovation, some people have been able to circumvent traditional
economic institutions by creating a decentralized digital currency called
Bitcoin.<span>  </span>Even though Bitcoin has been recently
featured in the news, there is still a large gap in understanding how it works
and how it can be used.<span>  </span>Join us at this
week’s Occupy Forum where we will discuss in detail how money is created and
how Bitcoin operates in order to begin answering the extremely loaded question –
WHAT IS MONEY?</span></p>

<p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> </span></p>

<p style="text-align:justify"><b><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Marco Vangelisti</span></b><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> will talk about how money is created
in the United States and methodically walk through the mechanisms. A former
Fullbright scholar in mathematics and economics at UC Berkeley, Marco is now
involved with Slow Money, an organization concerned with steering financial
investments toward small food enterprises, organic farms, and local food
systems.<span>  </span>Find more information about
Marco at <a href="http://www.ek4t.com" target="_blank">www.ek4t.com</a></span></p>

<p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> </span></p>

<p style="text-align:justify"><b><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Sam Gilman</span></b><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> will discuss Bitcoin – a
decentralized digital currency that is changing the world of payments.  He
will show how Bitcoin works, why it matters, and how to use it.  Sam is
currently founding Coindega, a Bitcoin startup in San Francisco.<span>  </span>A graduate from UC Berkeley in linguistics, Sam
also founded <a href="http://www.fourtones.com" target="_blank">www.fourtones.com</a>, a game
that uses Guitar Hero techniques to teach Chinese characters.</span></p>

<p style="text-align:center" align="center"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> </span></p>

<p style="text-align:center" align="center"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Time will be allotted for Q&A,
discussion and announcements.</span></p>

<p style="text-align:center" align="center"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> </span></p>

<p style="text-align:center" align="center"><i><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Donations
to Occupy Forum to cover costs are encouraged; no one turned away!</span></i></p>

<p style="text-align:center" align="center"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> </span></p>

<p style="text-align:center" align="center"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> </span></p>

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