Bitcoin & Mining
October 7, 2020
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Welcome to the October edition of the BSV Wales meetup! We’re still online-only for the foreseeable future, but will be resuming in-person events as soon as we can.

This is shaping up to be one of our premier events of the year, with talks from two amazing speakers – it’s definitely not one to be missed!



Building a Bitcoin coolant system
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Paul Webb, MD of Clearstream
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Paul will be talking about the challenges and lessons learnt from Clearstream’s development of an immersion cooled Bitcoin farm during the pandemic lockdown.

Paul has been CEO of Clearstream Technology Group since 2007, a Data Centre in South Wales near Cardiff. Paul has a BSc(Hons) in Computer Science from Hertfordshire University and an MBA from Cranfield University School of Management and started his career in technical support with Honeywell and software development with McDonnell Douglas, moving through IT management and consulting roles until he started his first business in network consultancy in 1996. Since the Paul has founded 5 IT companies, selling his Internet Security business Blue River Systems in 2006, and his SMS software business Deeplake in 2019.

Clearstream (and sister company Cloud Centres) operate a Tier-3 Data Centre near Cardiff in South Wales and are an ISP. Paul was a founder member of the IXWales Internet Exchange and sat on the Welsh Government Superfast Broadband Advisory Committee.


Resolution of the Bitcoin tokenization experiment
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Jerry Chan, CEO of TAAL
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Tokenization technology is one of the killer apps of blockchains due to its ability to integrate and expand use cases into the machine and data driven economy. It can also open up existing markets of finance and equity into previously inaccessible sectors.

Over the last 10 years the technology has evolved through many iterations but thanks to BSV returning to the original protocol and the use of programmable money the tokenization potential is finally unleashed in the STAS token platform.

Jerry Chan spent 14 years on Wall Street (GS, JPM) as a technologist working on trading, pricing modeling and risk management systems. Turned bitcoiner in 2012. Lived through both of the splits in the community and still working to bring the technology to wide spread adoption due to its potential to transform society positively.