East London will be a center of attraction for Bitcoiners as the place is holding a Bitcoin Expo on 30th November 2013. Luminaries from the Bitcoin economy are expected to speak on the digital currency and its potential in the global economy. The conference will start at 10:30am and last till 6:30pm at Cafe 1001, 91 Brick Lane, East London, E1 6QL.
There is no entry fee for participants; however, the organizers are requesting them to arrive early if they want to get a good seat. People interested in donating can definitely contribute as it will help the organizers maintain their expenses which they are doing on their own.
Participants Can Win a Casascius Coin!
Not only the entry is free for participants but the organizers have brought in another attraction for them to encourage participation. Now, participants can win a Casascius Bitcoin, a collectible coin backed by real Bitcoins embedded inside. Each Casascius Bitcoin has its own Bitcoin address and a redeemable “private key” on the inside, underneath the hologram.
Limited VIP Tickets Available
The organizers have a special section for VIP participants wherein individuals paying £69 will get access to the VIP Pre & After party events which are yet to be announced. VIP participants will also get a bag of expo freebies & gifts like Crypto-Curry + drinks after the event at a nearby Indian restaurant. They will also get £15 worth of BTC to trade with at this event.
Some confirmed speakers like Richard Stallman, arguably the most famous hacker in the world, Wai H. Tsang, Trevor Jackson, an ex-Navy nuclear physicist, etc. are going to address the audience. Brett Scott, the author of the book ‘The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money,’ is expected to deliver a dialogue on Bitcoin in the expo.
Who is Richard Stallman?
He was the one who lunched the free software movement thirty years ago and started the development of the GNU operating system later on. The revolutionary software developer, Richard Stallman has the way software are looked at as now with GNU everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, with or without changes. Away from the corporate greed, he has tried to give the world something that is worth thousands of dollars for users around the world.
He has been given the ACM Grace Hopper Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award, and the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, etc. for his contributions.
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