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Calgary’s Bitcoin Meetup

Hosted by Bitcoiners for Bitcoiners

FREE $20

Use our referral link to open a Bull Bitcoin account and receive a $20 credit. After your first deposit withdrawal that Bitcoin to your wallet.

We are Calgary’s hub for all things bitcoin! Join us at our next event:

Self Custody with a Bitcoin Wallet

A bitcoin wallet (or signing device) stores private keys on a secure element (hardware) or on software (mobile).

Mobile Wallet

Convenient but less secure.


Phoenix Wallet offers native lightning support, it is non-custodial, with a simple UI.

Hardware Wallet

Most secure way to store bitcoin.


COLDCARD is the world’s most trusted and secure Bitcoin Signing Device


Trezor supports a bitcoin only option.

The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that’s required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust.


Protect Your Privacy and run a Bitcoin Full Node

Bitcoin’s resiliency is it’s low cost approach to decentralization. Running a node is easy – don’t trust, verify!

Public Key Cryptography

Public key cryptography is used to create a key pair that controls access to bitcoin. The key pair consists of a private key and—derived from it—a unique public key. The public key is used to receive funds, and the private key is used to sign transactions to spend the funds. Your private key is generated at random and is the most important key – so store that key on a secure hardware wallet and keep your seed words secret from others are really important.

Jameson Lopp has extensive reviews of metal bitcoin seed storage devices!

Wallet Software

Note: These wallets will work connecting to a public bitcoin node, but you really should run your own node for the ultimate privacy.

Privacy Focused

Wallets supporting coinjoin


Sparrow’s emphasis is on security, privacy and usability with advanced features like coinjoin.


Open-source, non-custodial Bitcoin Wallet for desktop with coinjoin.

Feature Rich

Range of advanced functionalities


One of the oldest maintained bitcoin wallets that you can even find on TailsOS.


Open source product suite for bitcoiners, hodlers and developers bringing flexible, secure solutions to enterprises and enthusiasts.

Live on Bitcoin

You can comfortably live without a bank account. Pay with bitcoin and lightning ⚡ to everyday companies you interact with daily.

Calgary Businesses Accepting Bitcoin

Dollar Cost Averaging is a great strategy to acquire bitcoin over the long term. Bitcoin is a volatile asset and it’s best to start small until you understand it. Buying small amounts over time helps reduce the short term price volatility.