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The IQ Brew: Bitcoin Mining

The IQ Brew is a networking and educational series featuring short presentations from entrepreneurs, small business owners, and subject-matter experts. The goal of each IQ® Brew is to share the successes and challenges the Richardson business community has faced or will face while starting and growing a new business. Come join the conversation every 2nd Thursday of the month!

On Thursday, March 9, The IQ® Brew is excited to host James Scaggs with Advanced Crypto Services, Steve Kinard with Texas Blockchain Council, and a representative from Applied Digital.


Bitcoin Mining: a strategic opportunity for innovation and prosperity in Texas


  • 8:30am – Networking
  • 9:00am – Opening Remarks
  • 9:05am – Introductions
  • 9:15am – IQ Speakers
  • 9:45am – Q&A


James Scaggs

CEO of Advanced Crypto Services, Inc. providing ASIC repair and outsourced maintenance solutions for bitcoin miners. James is a designated Certified IPC Specialist (CIS) with a specialization in IPC-7711/7721 Rework, Modification, and Repair of Electronic Assemblies and a certified member of Ant Training Academy by Bitmain®.

Steve Kinard

Steve Kinard is the President of Bitcoin Mining Foundation and Director of Bitcoin Mining Analytics at the Texas Blockchain Council, an industry association dedicated to making Texas a leader in bitcoin innovation. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Energy Financial Services at BOK Financial in Dallas and served as Manager of Finance at a private equity sponsored exploration and production company in Houston.

He holds a BA in International Studies from Texas A&M University, an MBA from George Washington University, and a Sustainability and Climate Risk Certificate from the Global Association of Risk Professionals. 

Applied Digital

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Mar 09 2023


8:30 am - 10:00 am


The IQ @1302, 1302 E. Collins Boulevard, Richardson, TX 75081
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