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Bitcoin Bush Bash – Yeppoon 2022

The Bitcoin Bush Bash returned to Yeppoon this winter. Does that make it a Beach Bash? Attendees joked that making the journey is to a regional venue is a proof of work but worth it. Here, we’ll touch on some of the themes and presentations from the weekend.

Once more, bitcoiners from around Australia journeyed across the Aussie countryside to convene for another of these tri-annual conventions dubbed Bitcoin Bush Bashes. For those eager to be up-to-date, the journeys and especially the road trips are a chance to catch up on podcasts including those by Livera, Pysh, Bent, Woodhouse and others.

The weekend commenced with socializing and catching up on the Friday afternoon. The buzz grew as more bitcoiners arrived through the afternoon and evening. In the Strand Hotel conference room, that doubles as a night-club after dark, and with a view of the ocean, presentations were given throughout Saturday and Sunday.

Topics of these presentations included:

  • the relevance and usefulness of the citadel concept;
  • how privacy-respecting protocols may allow multitudes to share bitcoin transactions;
  • the development of a bitcoin-focused financial education platform;
  • the Australian power grid and the place for bitcoin in its successful operation;
  • a data rich and FUD-busting dive into the bitcoin’s energy usage;
  • an introduction of this publication, Australia’s Bitcoin News;
  • an overview of the lightning network and how a node participates in it; and
  • conditions on the ground in El Salvador, the first nation to make bitcoin legal tender.

The official account for the Bitcoin Bush Bash published a nice summary of the weekend:

Already, people are asking about the next Bitcoin Bush Bash. It is slated for the last weekend of November, i.e., 26th and 27th, and it will be in Murrurrundi, NSW.

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