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CANCELED: Bitcoins and Cryptocurrency: an overview

CANCELED: Bitcoins and Cryptocurrency: an overview

The current public health concern involving the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is continuing to unfold.  The Library has been working closely with local and state authorities to make decisions that prioritize public health and safety. Per CDC guidelines for public gatherings, out of an abundance of caution, most events will be canceled or postponed until such time as more information is available and health officials provide updated guidance. At this time, these are only precautionary measures as we consider and care for the safety of our patrons.  We are working on rescheduling the program in the future.

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are a form of digital money that can be exchanged directly, person-to-person, without the need of a third party or bank intermediary.  It is a technological breakthrough that allows everyone to be their own bank.  It is not controlled by any group or government, so it can’t be manipulated, devalued, confiscated or shut-down.

In this presentation, you will learn about bitcoin and why it is important.  You’ll get an understanding of how bitcoin and cryptocurrencies work, and how to get started with bitcoin yourself.  We’ll clear up some of the misinformation about bitcoin being reported in the media.  You don’t need to be a technical person; the class is designed for beginners.


Lindsley Medlin is an international executive with more than 30 years of experience building and running businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and an MBA in Marketing, both from Rutgers University, as well as a Graduate Marketing Certificate from the SMU Cox School of Business in Dallas, Texas.  Additionally, he is a Certified Blockchain Professional™ who has studied bitcoin in depth, and is the Founder of the NJ Blockchain Center. Mr. Medlin is a published author, speaker and consultant.

Free and open to all; no registration needed.

Sunday, June 7, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Livingston - Program Room
Livingston Public Library

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