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US & Canada / Re: CoinFest Vancouver 2017
« Last post by sirwagginston 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
« Last post by sirwagginston 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
« Last post by sirwagginston 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
« Last post by BatesResearch on January 13, 2017, 07:20:56 PM »
Nothing yet currently working in topics and with the volunteer who will be teaching them. I'll send something over when it's done.
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Global Activities / Re: Bitcoin/Crypto education sessions
« Last post by sirwagginston 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 / Decentralized Arcade
« Last post by BatesResearch on January 13, 2017, 01:49:55 PM »
Following on from discussions this is our Decentralized Arcade topic. The idea: Have CoinFests from around the world game with/abasing each other on crypto/blockchain based games.

The UK based blockchain games will be announced once the website is up (Hopefully soon!)
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Global Activities / Re: CoinFest 2017 Activity Ideas
« Last post by sirwagginston 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
« Last post by BatesResearch on January 13, 2017, 12:08:34 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.
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Global Activities / Re: CoinFest 2017 Activity Ideas
« Last post by sirwagginston 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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United Kingdom / Re: Website
« Last post by BatesResearch on January 13, 2017, 11:12:24 AM »
Hopefully put the site up soon minus some details about the 2017 event (Which are yet to be confirmed)
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