Texas will be hosting a major Bitcoin Conference in a few days from now, which runs from March 27th until March 29th in Austin. This event is presented by the Taxes Bitcoin Association, and the goal is – as with any Bitcoin conference – to showcase that Bitcoin is about much more than just the monetary aspect.
One of the things a lot of people tend to forget is that Bitcoin united a lot of people from all kinds of countries, backgrounds and interests. The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas will be a great venue for the upcoming Texas Bitcoin Conference, and will make many people feel at home where they can talk to tons of like-minded people.
But there is a major focus on appealing to students as well. College Crypto Network, BitcoinU and Bitcoincollege.info are uniting forces to make this upcoming conference student-friendly as well. After all, our children are the future of our respective countries, and students will play a big role in the future of Bitcoin and other digital currencies.
“We are bringing voices new to the Bitcoin Community, like George Gilder, author of ‘Wealth and Poverty;’ John Allen, adviser for the Festival of HOPE’ and IBM’s Sumabala P Nair, the architect of IBM’s Internet of Things architecture ADEPT,” Texas Bitcoin Association manager Steven Wilkinson, told the media.
As is usually the case with these types of Bitcoin events, there are a lot of prominent speakers who will enlighten novice users on what Bitcoin is all about. But the biggest “attraction” – so to speak – of this conference may not come in the form of interesting speakers, but rather in the form of a Bitcoin 2.0 Million Dollar Hackathon.
During this Hackathon, teams of developers will compete to win the grand prize of over US$1 million in prizes and contracts. It will be interesting to see what kind of projects people will come up with during this Hackathon, as the stakes are incredibly high. Needless to say, anyone participating in this challenge will sooner or later find their way to a Bitcoin-related job.
The previous Texas Bitcoin Conference hosted a Bitcoin Hackathon as well, which eventually became the launching pad for Storj. Using the blockchain to store files, data and a slew of other things is just one of the many possibilities for the Bitcoin technology. Who knows what crazy ideas we might see in action in less than a week from now?
Event website: http://texasbitcoinconference.com/