7:00 pm Networking
7:30pm Ordinal Inscriptions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
8:45pm Socratic Seminar
10:00pm Food/Drinks at the Village Idiot

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Backroom of the Village Idiot
7383 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046


🚨 There's 2 hour parking in the residential area and metered parking along the street.


This month we are excited to welcome Arik Sosman, a Spiral software engineer, to talk about all things Ordinals 👾

Arik plans to do a deep dive into how the scripts work and don't, edge cases and inaccuracies, and also some capricious discrepancies between the Rust ord crate and the website.

This should be a lively conversation!

Guest Speaker

Arik Sosman is a software engineer at Spiral, an open-source bitcoin initiative at Block (formerly Square). Arik has worked on language bindings for Swift, built the Rapid Gossip Sync protocol, and has most recently been involved with the Taproot spec for Lightning. Prior to joining Spiral, Arik has worked at BitGo and Facebook.

Socratic Seminar

Inspired by Bitdevs NY, this is an event for those interested in discussing and participating in the research and development of Bitcoin and related protocols. The Socratic Seminar events are formatted to foster debate, information sharing, and lively discussion.

Discussion topics from a variety of sources are collated by meetup members in the weeks preceding the events. We investigate pull requests in the Bitcoin Core, lnd, and other relevant repositories; we study network statistics, research papers, technical blog posts and other interesting content. To complete the meeting, members present open source projects, companies, research and other relevant materials. A feedback and Q&A section follow.

Please contact the organizers if you'd like to present at the Socratic event or have a recommended topic for discussion: contact at

A post will be made prior to the event which outlines discussion topics. Archives of discussion topics and presentations can be found in the event descriptions of past meetups. The discussion portion of the event is NEVER recorded. It is recommended that you have a firm grasp of the basics of Bitcoin in order to extract the most value from our Socratic events.


  • Ordinals Inscriptions