It’s a good time to be involved in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general. Especially if you are looking to attend a conference or event. The New York City Bitcoin Fair is taking a slightly different approach.
Most of you will know that attending any BItcoin-related event is quite costly. I’m not just talking about costs for travel and hotels, but also the actual ticket prices. Heck, even Bitcoin 2014 had a normal ticket prices of over 400 euro for 2 days.
The New York City (NYC) Bitcoin Fair takes a different approach, by making their event completely free of charge. The organisation can achieve this because the venue for the event is a public venue, so no need to rent or reserve it.
Whereas most Bitcoin-related events try to get as many companies showing off their products or services, the NYC Bitcoin Fair wants to attract local vendors selling food or local products in exchange for Bitcoin.
The team hosting and creating this event, want to achieve the following :
Create The First Community Driven Weekly Bitcoin Fair That Appeals To Large Audiences Across Demographics
Encourage Vendors To Use Bitcoin As A Form Of Payment And Give The Bitcoin Community A Physical Place To Spend Their Bitcoins.
Brand Bitcoin In The Media As A Tangible Form Of Payment That Can Be Used Easily And Safely In Person.
Use sponsorship funds to grow the Bitcoin community by educating newcomers/vendors and organizing social events to spur innovation.
One final important bit of information : the date for the NYC Bitcoin Fair is June 15th, 2014.
Currently, the following events are scheduled for this day, which are subject to change :
Artisan Market – Interactive Element / Vendors Accepting Bitcoins For Goods And Services
Bitcoin Info Booth – Interactive Element / Informational Booth, Large Lcd Monitor, Giveaways, Service Sign Ups (i.e. Wallets)
Bitcoin Faucet – Interactive Element /live Bitcoin “dripping” From “faucet”, Crowd Funded
Meetups/socials – Interactive Element / Round Table Discussions, Speakers From Bitcoin Community, Satoshi Square
Bitcoin Bootcamp – Interactive Element / Free Starter Courses For Vendors, Wallet And Software Setup
The mBits Store – Buy items for a fraction of a Bitcoin to spur the usage of Bitcoins. The cost of items will be subsidized by sponsorship funds.
Bitcoin Bar – Local bars in the area will accept Bitcoin. Bitcoin Bar Hoping in one area.
Bitcoin Afterparty – We’ll throw an afterparty at a local Bar after the fair to celebrate.
For more information about the NYC Bitcoin Fair, and to attend this event, check out the NYC Bitcoin Fair website !