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FREE Madeira Bitcoin Meetup
January 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
FREE Madeira continues its monthly Meetups on 6th January at 6.30pm at [Cowork Funchal](www.coworkfunchal.com), Rua das Mercês, 41.
[Alejandro](https://twitter.com/bitentrepreneur) has been in the bitcoin mining space for a handful of years. He was VP of btc.com and of poolin, two large mining pools. Now he is busy open-sourcing bitcoin mining at Block.xyz
Topic: “What is Bitcoin Mining”
[Tankred](https://twitter.com/tankredhase) is software developer from Munich who loves working in open source and focuses on Security and UX. After working on email encryption (OpenPGP), he joined Lightning Labs as lead application developer in 2018. Since then he worked on Bitcoin key management in the context of a Spiral grant. He now focuses on Lightning self-custody at Swan Bitcoin.
Topic: “Building the ultimate mobile Lightning wallet. A journey that started in 2018 with LND to today using LDK and managed LSPs. What has changed since then and what user experience is possible today.”
Our speaker is an engineer & entrepreneur who grew up in sub-saharan Africa and has worked in a number of sectors over the years. His most recent project was building a clean hydro-powered mini-grid now serving 1000+ customers’ daily electricity needs. He has seen first hand the negative effects of poor fiscal policy on everyday lives, but also the positive impacts that access to electricity brings. When his path inevitably crossed with bitcoin, he quickly understood the potential of the technology, especially in the context of a developing country. Today he is living in Portugal with his family and working with tech start-up companies to develop solutions to problems he has previously encountered in his career.
Topic: “He will speak about his experience in his professional and personal life in the context of bitcoin and the role that it may fill in future.”