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US & Canada / Re: CoinFest Vancouver 2017
« on: March 11, 2017, 09:58:15 AM »
Catering will be provided by India Gate Restaurant, the world's first Indian restaurant to accept Bitcoin. We'll order some appetizers that everybody can share for FREE! If you wanna be picky, though, you'll have to pay for it yourself (preferably in Bitcoin) or else march down to Bestie (which also accepts Bitcoin).

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US & Canada / Re: CoinFest Vancouver 2017
« on: March 09, 2017, 08:45:06 AM »
Curious who will be presenting during the International Hangout? Speakers, subject matter and times have been posted on the CoinFest website: http://www.coinfest.org/coinfest-2017/

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US & Canada / CoinFest Vancouver 2017
« on: March 09, 2017, 08:43:57 AM »
CoinFest Vancouver is back in action this year! The text from our Meet Up (cross-posted to many places and also Facebook) is a great summary of events:

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The crypto gods have blessed us with Bitcoin prices at all-time highs, and CoinFest has returned once again to celebrate! Lovers of alternative finance, blockchain technology and decentralization are all welcome, as well as curious newcomers who want to learn more while winning cool prizes.


For those who are unaware, CoinFest is the first and only decentralized autonomous cryptocurrency convention, with all funding held in a multi-signature address (as Satoshi intended). It is distributed to organizers around the world, who host free-to-attend events from April 3 to April 9 at event venues that accept alternative currency.

Last year, CoinFest Vancouver took a bit of a break, but now the organizer has returned! Thanks to our sponsors at CoinCards.ca and QuadrigaCX, as well as our partners at The Art Party, we have a lot of cool activities planned for CoinFest 2017.


The festivities will begin on April 7 at 10 AM at DCTRL, 436 West Pender, a hack space dedicated to decentralization. It will be 6 PM in the UK, where the largest CoinFest event will be held, and we're going to connect with them via the International Hangout. It serves to link CoinFest events around the world, and we may connect to other cities throughout the afternoon/evening.

We'll also have some cool demonstrations. You can expect the usual such as some old mining hardware, as well as new things like a virtual reality-based Bitcoin block explorer. Additionally, there will be a server in the UK hosting online games for Bitcoin prizes, as well as some blockchain-based video games to try out.


Doors will open the next day at 1 PM at the Tribe, 68 Water Street #401, with activities beginning shortly thereafter. They are a mainstream tech start-up incubator that only recently began accepting Bitcoin, and the focus of the day will be crowdfunding. We'll show them how it's done in the cryptocurrency world with some presentations and a workshop, wrapping things up around 7 PM.

Presentations will start again at DCTRL at 7:30 PM. After giving away some more prizes, founding members of DCTRL and also the Bitcoin Co-op will talk about decentralization and Bitcoin. When they're done, all remaining Bitcoin beer will be destroyed (in our stomachs), and we shall party the night away.

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Global Activities / Re: Bitcoin/Crypto education sessions
« on: January 13, 2017, 04:42:12 PM »
Do you have any template or handout materials worked out for your intro session(s), yet? We're going to construct a crowdfunding workshop in Vancouver; have a cool idea for it, would be easy to replicate. A build-your-own-coin kinda thing

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Global Activities / Re: CoinFest 2017 Activity Ideas
« on: January 13, 2017, 01:10:20 PM »
Awesome. Just waiting for two of the game Devs to confirm and I'll add them to the website ready for when I put the website live.

How about you start a new thread in this board called "Decentralized Arcade" once those devs have confirmed with you? Then anybody else with a blockchain game can post their own contests. Maybe we can convince GameCredits to do it? (if you haven't, already)

We were unable to modify the Huntercoin protocol in time to hold a cool decentralized in-game event, which we would have had to synchronize with CoinFest via the block time, but we can think of something more rudimentary and centralized

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Global Activities / Re: CoinFest 2017 Activity Ideas
« on: January 13, 2017, 12:06:17 PM »
I do have an idea which may work. We could host a gaming session of certain Bitcoin games where CoinFest events play against each other.

We are arranging a UK server to be setup for a Bitcoin game and it would be awesome if we could all play against each other (and the winner wins Bitcoin in the game anyway)!

Yes, the "decentralized arcade" concept. We should definitely do this. We can get as many blockchain games to participate in their own way as possible...

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Global Activities / CoinFest Refreshment Grants
« on: January 12, 2017, 09:20:33 AM »
One of the primary goals of CoinFest is to stimulate cryptocurrency adoption. Therefore, it makes sense that CoinFest Global should use its funds in a way that helps accomplish that.

With this in mind, I propose we set up a grant system wherein CoinFest Global pays food/drinks at local CoinFest events. The criteria shall be as follows:

  • The local event must meet all existing CoinFest criteria
  • The refreshment provider must directly accept Bitcoin

Whether or not an applicant meets the criteria shall be judged by the CoinFest multisig custodians who issue the funds. You have to trust them to some degree if you were too lazy to claim a private key, but they are obliged to fairly consider public opinion. Merit (How much publicity and attendees did you get?) and need (What adverse conditions hinder fundraising for you?) will probably be considered in determining the quantity of funds to be dispensed.

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Global Activities / Re: CoinFest International Hangout 2017
« on: December 22, 2016, 03:35:25 AM »
That one's being covered by BlockTalk. It will basically be the same as last year, when the BlockTalk guy was the host, anyways.

Awesome! Thanks. Can you put me in touch with the BlockTalk people  ;D

Yeah, what about? I usually chat with him on Facebook; email works, too. We'll be sure to coordinate the Hangout with you, of course.

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Global Activities / Re: CoinFest International Hangout 2017
« on: December 18, 2016, 11:54:25 PM »
Good news, everyone: in addition to BlockTalk on the Saturday, the Crypto Show and Bitcoins and Gravy have also decided to host their shows during and in conjunction with CoinFest. We can give away Bitcoin prizes on all three. Crypto Show and Bitcoins and Gravy have no dates set, yet, but I'm guessing they'll be during the week. I'll also be going on both shows soon to spread the word about CoinFest and try to get more cities on board

I think now we're starting to look at a situation where the International Hangout is entirely third party/decentralized. There's no need for CoinFest to have its own central Hangout channel; in fact, it's in the spirit of free market competition to let anybody who wants to abide the CoinFest protocol to do it. Just like how anybody can host their own local event. CoinFest just brings it all together

Awesome news pal! If these don't fall on the UK dates, I'll be sure to promote them.

When you say there's no need for CoinFest to have its own central hangout channel does this effect the international hangout planned for April 7/8?

That one's being covered by BlockTalk. It will basically be the same as last year, when the BlockTalk guy was the host, anyways.

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Global Activities / Re: CoinFest International Hangout 2017
« on: December 16, 2016, 11:32:22 PM »
Good news, everyone: in addition to BlockTalk on the Saturday, the Crypto Show and Bitcoins and Gravy have also decided to host their shows during and in conjunction with CoinFest. We can give away Bitcoin prizes on all three. Crypto Show and Bitcoins and Gravy have no dates set, yet, but I'm guessing they'll be during the week. I'll also be going on both shows soon to spread the word about CoinFest and try to get more cities on board

I think now we're starting to look at a situation where the International Hangout is entirely third party/decentralized. There's no need for CoinFest to have its own central Hangout channel; in fact, it's in the spirit of free market competition to let anybody who wants to abide the CoinFest protocol to do it. Just like how anybody can host their own local event. CoinFest just brings it all together

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Global Activities / Re: CoinFest International Hangout 2017
« on: December 02, 2016, 03:34:50 AM »
This is one part of CoinFest I am really looking forward to!

The idea of getting people to show certain activities or maybe something custom to their location and sending them a little bitcoin is a great idea.

Definitely. For now, let's try to fill the first Hangout block with content. I definitely want to do the Gaming on the Blockchain panel, again... I'll ask some crypto stars if they wanna present, as well. Alex from BlockTalk says he can play host.

Also, I'm thinking I don't want to commit to doing anything on Sunday, yet. If other cities request it, we will extend the Saturday hangout past 10 PM GMT as far as they wish. Just need others to fill the time.

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Global Activities / CoinFest International Hangout 2017
« on: November 19, 2016, 08:12:17 AM »
So it's time to start planning the next International Hangout. In case you aren't familiar, that's where we have a conference call between participating cities around the world, linking the decentralized audience via webcams and projectors/monitors. It occurs in blocks (no pun intended) of time which must be carefully chosen to coordinate participants in various time zones, each of which has its own moderator/host.

We should brainstorm activities to hold during the Hangout. One idea is a competitive quiz game for BTC prizes; we could also give a teeny bit to any newbie who wanders on-screen and installs a sponsored wallet for the first time. I think we should use a significant fraction of CoinFest Global's funds this way.

The first Hangout block is 6 - 10 PM GMT on April 7. Participating cities confirmed so far are Vancouver, Canada and Manchester, UK. There will be another block--also with Vancouver and Manchester--that will start at 9 AM GMT on April 8, but the end time has not yet been decided. Moderators will be chosen, soon. Feel free to suggest other times and let us know if you can join any existing one.

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United Kingdom / Re: Website
« on: November 16, 2016, 01:57:53 AM »
Looks great, dude!

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FinTech & Decentralization / Re: Gaming on the Blockchain
« on: November 15, 2016, 07:18:29 PM »
That is great, thanks. :) Would it basically look the same as this one, and would I point it at the same IP?

I'm not sure I can manage it by myself, though, right now. If one of you want to help like Bates is with this forum, then we can go ahead and do it, though. Just might take a while for it to fill with content... right now I'm trying to build our Facebook group, and I need to launch an official BitcoinTalk thread.

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FinTech & Decentralization / Re: Gaming on the Blockchain
« on: November 07, 2016, 06:28:59 PM »
i can help u with the forums. what kind are u looking for phpbb or ipb? or any other?

If we had a forum like this one or the BitcoinTalk one, it would be great, actually. I could create a subdomain forum.blockchaingaming.com and point it at whomever is willing to play host. I don't want to worry about redesigning the site until it's clear what sort of venture this is going to be, though. I've been talking to various players in the blockchain gaming space, and partners may soon arise.

If we start looking at an ad revenue model, a redesign may be required. Currently, I am using templates provided to me for free as a CoinFest partnership deal with Mojito Sites & Saucal. He also provides free hosting, but the features are rather limited.

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