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The Honolulu Bitcoin group specializes in monthly socratic seminars discussing the latest developments/news in the bitcoin space. **This event will be a special workshop dedicated to bitcoin self-custody.**

Join us on **Thursday, February 16, 2023 at [Entrepreneurs Sandbox](https://sandboxhawaii.org/) ([643 Ilalo St](https://goo.gl/maps/3Zj38htV13iUn4dcA)) in the Purple Box room** to take the first step towards secure, self-sovereign ownership of your bitcoin.

Event details and supplemental resources for this workshop are available on our website:

* [https://www.honolulubitdevs.com/2023-02-16-workshop-self-custody](https://www.honolulubitdevs.com/2023-02-16-workshop-self-custody)

Are you tired of relying on third-party platforms to hold and manage your bitcoin responsibly? Are you concerned about the security of your assets and the potential for hacking, fraud, or seizure? Do you want to be able to spend your own money without asking for permission? If so, it’s time to take control of your bitcoin keys.

Self-custody, or holding your own private keys, is the most secure way to own and manage your bitcoin. By keeping your keys in your own possession, you eliminate the risk of a third party losing or stealing your assets. You also have full control over your funds, allowing you to make transactions as you see fit. Ultimately, if you don’t hold your own private keys, you don’t really own bitcoin – you just have an IOU.

In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of self-custody and describe various methods for securely storing and managing your own private keys. We will also demonstrate the use of 3 popular hardware wallets (Ledger, Trezor, Coldcard), and cover a few advanced techniques for keeping your keys safe.

The target audience for this workshop is someone who has purchased bitcoin before but is hesitant about taking the next step to private key ownership. Still, even more advanced users can come contribute to the discussion and possibly learn something new.

While this event will be focused exclusively on Bitcoin self-custody, many of the techniques covered are also applicable to the ownership of other digital assets. **However, we won’t be discussing specific characteristics of any altcoins during this workshop.**

This is not a sponsored event, and all expenses have been paid out-of-pocket by our team. In an attempt to recoup some of those costs and ensure our future workshop roadmap is tenable, **there will be an entrance fee to this event. The cost is $20 paid in USD or $15 paid in bitcoin.**

You can use any of the following methods to pay in USD ($20):

* [PayPal](https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/NF3SPMZ7CL53S) (can use credit/debit card)
* [Cash App](https://cash.app/$RawBTC) ($RawBTC)
* [Venmo](https://www.venmo.com/u/RawBTC) (@RawBTC)
* Cash at the door

You can generate an invoice to pay in BTC ($5 discount):

* [OpenNode](https://checkout.opennode.com/p/b7505a4e-e29b-4b64-aa15-af35a87bcb04)

**The first 8 people that pay for the workshop in advance (in USD or BTC) will also receive a free physical copy of Bitcoin Magazine’s [Orange Party Issue](https://store.bitcoinmagazine.com/products/bitcoin-magazine-issue-27) (several copies were donated as a gift for meetup attendees).**

When you arrive, someone will be waiting to let you into the building if the door is locked. Inside, you will be asked to provide proof of payment (a screenshot or email is fine). Street parking may be available, but there is also a dedicated paid parking lot onsite ($1/hour).

Join our [Telegram group](https://t.me/+Uh9gbHO9EHFkZWJh) for important event updates and ongoing Bitcoin discussion. **It’s also the easiest way to get in touch with us**.

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