Manchester based CryptoBates group is hosting the UK’s first CoinFest on the 8th and 9th April 2016. Coinfest started in 2013 as a relatively small gathering of 100 or so Bitcoiners, celebrating the adoption of Bitcoin at Waves Coffee House in Vancouver. It was conceived as a way to incentivize cryptocurrency acceptance while educating the public about it’s importance and use. It’s popular success prompted the Bitcoiniacs (now Coin Trader) to place the worlds first Bitcoin ATM there.
By 2014, CoinFest was growing in popularity, and that year it took a new direction: CoinFest spread across Canada, exemplifying the border-defying and decentralized nature of crypto. Vancouver lead the way again by booking multiple venues simultaneously for a less centrally organized variety of exhibits, as Satoshi would have wanted. In 2015, CoinFest spread worldwide.
CryptoBates groupis taking this model and launching the Coinfest UK event in Manchester. The event will open at 9am and continue until 4pm both days with the possibility (still in discussion) of extending Friday’s session. The event will be held at Madlab in the Norther quarter of Manchester. Further information can be found at the Coinfest UK website www.coinfestuk.org