I’ll start with the bit for everybody, since the rest will probably only be of interest to Kiwis.
Some of our new kiwis haven’t made much of a splash yet, so I’m thinking of introducing one or two to you with each post I do. Today I’d like to introduce @wildkiwi who has posted some amazing dolphin and bird photos this week but had only a tiny handful of views on each one. Even if you’re a newbie yourself, head on over and give him some encouragement.
So, last night, @forykw and I were at a Wellington Blockchain meetup for an intro to wallets and purchasing cryptos. Sadly we didn’t get to meet, as I have no idea what he looks like. It finished a little later than expected and by that time I didn’t feel inclined to accost everybody coming out the door to ask if they were José!
Mark from BlockChain Labs NZ and Steve from Deloittes presented on:
• what is a wallet and how do I install one?
• which are the best wallets?
• security best practice (how to not get your coins stolen/lost)
• how to buy/trade Bitcoin/Ether from NZ?
• what is an ICO and how to buy ICO tokens?
• what are the tax implications of trading crypto currencies/assets and is this all legal?
Mark told us about a new NZ exchange opening at the start of August. Here's the link
Steve confirmed that at this stage there was no ruling from IRD on the use of cryptos, and unlikely to be for some time. He had some thoughts on what is likely to happen, but nothing solid enough for me to feel comfortable sharing it on the blockchain. If we have a NZ meetup at some stage, that might be a good topic to cover.
It was a very good presentation for intermediate users as well. They’re doing a repeat presentation on the 26th July and I’d encourage all our Wellington Steemians to head along to hear everything else. But looks like there are only 4 spots left, so hurry along.
The meetup was held at Bizdojo in Tory St and I found the back wall of the meeting room fascinating. The whole wall was covered in plants.
Here, take a closer look.
I’ve done a bit of detective work and found some more new NZ Steemians since the last list in @sift666’s post. So here’s my current list, in alphabetical order this time. This took ages, so it will probably be the last one! A lot of the new people in the last couple of months have only posted once, or a handful of times. Hopefully they will be back to have another go.
@aboylal – Jun 17
@alkemix – Jun 16, but just restarted
@amexperts - Jun 17 - Christchurch? But going to Vienna soon
@benjamin.still – Aug 16 - travelling overseas
@bethwendy - Jul 17 - moving to Oamaru (from Perth) soon
@biglipsmama - Jul 16 - Auckland
@blockchain-nz - Dec 16 -
@bronnynz – Dec 16 –- not currently active
@business - Jun 16 – South Island?
@carlnz - May 17 – Dunedin?
@courtzd – Apr 17 – Tokomaru Bay
@crazyseanymph - Jun 17 – Auckland?
@cryptoiskey – Jul 16 - currently in US
@cyberbunny - May 17 -
@devi1714 – May 17 - currently in Seoul
@digitalist – Jun 17 – Hawkes Bay & Gisborne
@domesticgoddess - Jun 17 - Hamilton
@ecentrally - May 17 - Cromwell
@edges - Aug 16 -
@eduardo-almeida - Jun 17 – Auckland (visiting NZ and possibly staying)
@flatscreenface – Jul 17 – Aaron – Gisborne
@floydrudolph – Jun 17 – Christchurch
@forykw – May 17 - Jose - Wellington
@fredpeissert – May 17 - at university here
@gabz89 – Jun 17
@girlwithavoice– Dec 16 – Auckland?
@googlefrueh – Jun 17 - currently in Germany
@goradyne - Aug 16 -
@heni – Jun 17
@jacob.martin – Jun 17 – Tokoroa
@joaotenreiro - Jun 17 - Auckland
@kaykunoichi - Jul 16 – Auckland?
@kineticstrike – May 17
@kiwi – Jul 16 - not currently active
@kiwideb - Aug 16 - Wellington
@kiwiscanfly - Aug 16 - Feilding
@larksongbird – Jun 17 – Wellington
@laurentele – May 17 – Auckland
@len.george - Jan 17 - Marton
@madein-hisimage – May 17 - Welcome Bay near Papamoa
@manamauri – May 17
@mattblackwell – May 17 – currently in Australia
@mazar – May 17 - currently visiting NZ and posting pics
@nitromad - May 17 – Sean - just south of Taumarunui
@nzfxtrader – Jul 17 – Dutchy in NZ - Papamoa
@outofoffice – Jun 17 – Kate - currently travelling
@petruscuniculus - Jun 17 - (soon visiting NZ and hopefully staying?)
@piratefoodco – Jun 17 – Taupo
@rafaelbrizola - Jun 17
@rainmnz - Aug 16 - not currently active
@richardbruce – May 17 – Dunedin?
@samuel-earp-art – May 17 – Queenstown, originally from UK
@sarapm - Jun 17 - Wellington
@senseiteekay – Jul 16 - currently in Australia
@sift666 - Aug 16 - Wellington
@silvernova – May 17 - Mt Maunganui
@skymaiden – Oct 16 - Vera – Wellington
@sovereignbroker – Jun 17
@strikermane – Jun 17 – Invercargill
@tajnost – Jun 17
@tattoodjay – Jun 17 – currently in US
@taxidermy183 – Aug 16 – not currently active
@teepee - May 17 – South Island – Dunedin?
@tekewena – Jun 17
@thereceptionist - Apr 17 - Auckland?
@tomascello – May 17 - from Czech but living in NZ
@trevor.george – Oct 16 - Trevor - Wellington
@tuahine – Jul 17
@tuakanamorgan – Jun 17 - Hamilton
@wildkiwi – Jun 17 - Marlborough Sounds
@wirihere – Jun 17
@yourservice - Jun 17 - Wellington
@youvegotquail - May 17 - Wellington
@yoza.ossan – Jul 17 – Auckland
@zoelee – May 17 - Queenstown ?
So, what do you all think? Is anyone keen on a NZ Steem meetup sometime? Maybe Labour weekend, or over the summer (assuming we have one)?
Or maybe we start with mini meetups for each area. If I could find the area each person is from, I listed it.
Your comments please guys – anybody I’ve missed? Wanna add your location? Thoughts about meetups?
Thanks for reading
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Some of my previous posts about life in NZ:
• My Intro
• Are there kiwis in the house?
• Steemit in downtown Wellington
• Observations from a bus
• News on the NZ earthquake
• More news on the NZ quake
• Earthquake aftermath
• The NZ Prime Minister just resigned!
• Wearable Arts Award Show
• First day of the Wellington summer
• Singing carols with the NZ Symphony Orchestra PLUS my best loved Christmas music
• 60 years of my favourite music – Kiwi classics
• My choir singing on the streets of Wellington
• Presenting to a Parliamentary Committee about proposed new legislation
• Voices from the Front – a story of Gallipoli
• Some New Zealand music for Anzac Day
• RIP Kiwi comedian John Clarke aka Fred Dagg