We are currently planning CoinFestUK 2017! We hope to bring together more bright minds and businesses from all over the UK and around the world. We have some exciting plans for 2017
coinfest started in 2013 as a relatively small gathering of 100 or so Bitcoiners, celebrating the adoption of Bitcoin at a Waves Coffee House in Vancouver.
It was conceived as a way to incentivize cryptocurrency acceptance while educating the public about its importance and use. The popular success prompted the Bitcoiniacs (now CoinTrader) to place the worlds first Bitocin ATM there, which we again celebrated.
By 2014, CoinFest was growing in popularity, and that year it took a new direction: CoinFest spread across Canada and now internationally, 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.
Now it is celebrated worldwide, with no real centre of authority. We hope you'll join the fun!
CoinFest events around the world in 2016 included events in Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Tanzania, Latin America, Argentina, Colombia, Bogota, Brazil, Russia, Finland, Estonia, Ukraine and Canada.
We would like to thank everyone who was part of CoinFestUK 2016 and for the amazing feedback and ideas for our next event. Below are some pictures from the 2016 event
See our archived 2016 CoinFestUK website here: CoinFestUK 2016. Other events around the world included presentations, live music, Bitcoin Poker, Bitcoin ATMs, Bitcoin freebies and of course Bitcoin Pizza.