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Michigan Bitcoin Meetup #7
May 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for Michigan Bitcoin Meetup #7, hosted in Benton Harbor / St. Joseph, MI.
We’ll be meeting with other Michigan bitcoiners, discussing the latest bitcoin-related topics and enjoying a few Michigan-made drinks (provided).
6:30 – 7:00 – Meet & Greet & Announcements/News
7:00 – 8:30 – Discussion
**Discussion points we’d enjoy your views on:**
* Announcement of [Taro](https://docs.lightning.engineering/the-lightning-network/taro#:~:text=the%20bitcoin%20blockchain.-,Taro%20is%20a%20new%20Taproot%2Dpowered%20protocol%20for%20issuing%20assets,and%20low%20fees%20of%20Lightning.), a new protocol on Lightning for issuing assets on the bitcoin blockchain for instant, high volume, low fee transactions.
* Accelerating inflation and Fed rate hikes weaken bonds – is a capital flight headed BTC’s way?
* The latest FUD that “[Bitcoin fans are psychopaths who don’t care about anyone](https://nypost.com/2022/04/12/bitcoin-fans-are-psychopaths-who-dont-care-about-anyone-study-shows/)”
* Lots of fear in market, yet Bitcoin is up 4.74x over the last 2 years
**About Our Meetup Group:**
If you keep up with a bitcoin podcast or two and have read any of the most-recommended books you’ll be well prepared to participate.
If you work in the space, run a bitcoin business, mine or operate a node you are 100% our kind of bitcoiner.
For those quite new to bitcoin we often recommend the following content for prep (you’re welcome regardless):
Podcast episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMtdXB6g6HI
Books for additional content:
-The Bullish Case for Bitcoin by Vijay Boyapati
-Layered Money by Nik Bhatia
-The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous
We’re a bitcoin-only group so we plan to keep any discussion of altcoins/crypto/blockchain minimal and directly connected to the topic at-hand: bitcoin.