Febiofest Industry days 2021: Bitcoin for Filmmakers

    Use the latest innovations to get paid for your content! In just 4 lessons, you’ll get a good understanding of Bitcoin, the Lightning Network and Podcasting 2.0 and become comfortable using them. You will set up your own lightning wallet, prepare your website for a crowdfunding or start accepting micropayments for your content - be it film or audio.

    With the current market uncertainties and expected global economic crisis as a post-covid aftermath, it is increasingly important for artists to rethink their financing strategies and build alternative revenue channels. Digital currencies have been around for over 10 years now, and despite initial distrust and many misconceptions, we hear more and more voices from the traditional financial world embracing Bitcoin and starting to understand its benefits. 

    On the first day we will discuss the value of Bitcoin, and why it makes sense for you to start using it. You will understand its benefits and how to make use of the bitcoin payment network for selling your content. The second day will be a hands-on lecture on using bitcoin and lightning network wallets and understanding the blockchain records. 

    It is important that you also understand the best practices - what to do and what not to do as a bitcoiner in order to keep your money safe and transactions private. This will be the topic of the third session and the last but most important fourth session will be all about implementing your own solution for crowdfunding or selling your creative content for BTC. Please be mindful that for the 4th lesson, we work with the assumption that you have some (any) website, where you are able to upload and install software. The sessions will be recorded and available to you also post-event. 

    About lecturers: 

    Alena Vranova develops early stage ideas into profitable products and services. She has over 20 years of experience in traditional finance as well as 10 years in building successful Bitcoin projects. Strongly focused on making bitcoin more accessible to the general audience, in 2013 she founded SatoshiLabs, the company behind the first hardware wallet Trezor. She also released the first plug&play Bitcoin & Lightning node (Casa Node) and co-authored The Little Bitcoin Book - a popular entry-level booklet for bitcoin newcomers. Currently Alena acts as advisor, educator and investor in the Bitcoin ecosystem.

    Max Hillebrand is contributing to several free software projects, building the tools he wants to use in order to defend his liberties. As these weapons of cyberspace are fundamentally non-scarce, he shares his work free for anyone to use. His focus is on creating a second realm with a sound monetary economy in which sovereign individuals can pursue their entrepreneurial action.

    Monday: September 20, 11 am – 1.30 pm
    Bitcoin for Filmmakers and Content Creators. Why Bitcoin matters and what gives it value?

    What makes bitcoin so different from any other financial assets and money? What’s wrong with current money and how does Bitcoin offer a better solution? What makes Bitcoins market value and why is it so volatile?

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    Tuesday: September 21, 11 am – 1.30 pm
    How to use a Bitcoin and Lightning wallet?

    How does a Bitcoin transaction look like? Read the Bitcoin blockchain. What’s the difference between Bitcoin and lightning network? Learn to use a Bitcoin and lightning wallet. You will need A mobile phone to install apps.

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    Wednesday: September 22, 11 am – 1.30 pm
    Best practices and practical advice.

    How to secure your Bitcoin wallet? How to protect your privacy? Where to buy or sell bitcoin and what are the risks involved? How to convince your customers to pay you in Bitcoin?

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    Thursday: September 23, 11 am – 1.30 pm
    Prepare your website for bitcoin crowdfunding or sell your artwork for bitcoin

    BTCPay Server is a powerful tool for merchants to get paid in bitcoin. Learn how to install a Bitcoin full node and BTCPay Server from scratch. Start using BTCPay Server for a crowdfunding campaign or to launch an eshop accepting bitcoin payments. It is needed to understand basics of bitcoin and lightning network, plus a publicly reachable server is needed for setting.

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