Ordinals Meetup • Sunday 2/26 • Two Pitchers Brewing in Oakland
Cypherpunk tomfoolery IRL.
When: Sunday, February 26, 3pm – 6pm, with the option to keep hanging out afterward if people feel like it.
Where: Two Pitchers Brewing @ 2344 Webster Street in Oakland, a 10-minute walk from 19th Street BART. (Food from Lovely’s and non-alcoholic drinks are also available at the beer garden.)
What: Q&A + show & tell with Casey Rodarmor, the notorious rascal behind Ordinals. General socializing is also permitted.
Again, what? Casey devised a method of creating
NFTs *ahem* digital artifacts on Bitcoin, which provoked reactions of rage and delight. To learn how the scheme works, read the FAQ, listen to this podcast interview, or scroll through Casey’s Twitter feed and try to piece things together from context. Here’s an accessible high-level rundown.
For a dissection of the controversy, you’ll have to show up in person and ask Casey why the blazing laser eyes turned toward him. “Ordinals and inscriptions are a love letter to Bitcoin, the Internet, programming, and the World Wide Web,” sayeth Casey. Accordingly, someone uploaded Doom, because of course lol.
Meetup logistics: Day-of I will arrive early and post specific directions to a table within Two Pitchers, in the outdoor area if weather permits. Hedgehog, the company I work for, graciously agreed to sponsor the first few rounds — so if you show up at the beginning, you’re drinking on us 🦔 This deal includes fries. Hope to see you there!