Just a quick post today. GigaOM has announced that they, in conjunction with Ribbit Capital, are doing a Bitcoin meetup in San Jose. I, unfortunately, am way to far away to take advantage, but there is sure to be a lot to be learned.
You can get free tickets here. Attendees will include:
David Barrett, CEO, Expensify
Mike Hearn, Engineer, Google
Wences Casares, Founder, Lemon
Bennett Hoffman, Co-founder/CTO, Buttercoin
Meyer “Micky” Malka, Managing Partner, Ribbit Capital
Peter Vessenes, CEO at CoinLab, Inc
Jeff Roberts, Writer, GigaOM
Roger Ver, CEO/Founder, MemoryDealers.com
In other news. more and more business are starting to accept Bitcoin. Business Insider Australia has an interesting article about a real estate agent in Melbourne accepting his fee in Bitcoin.
Law 4 Small Business, a New Mexico firm, has also announced that it has started to accept bitcoin.
And Gyft.com, a digital gift card site, has started accepting Bitcoin too!
This is a trickle now, but a trickle becomes a flood!