CoinFest, the decentralised cryptocurrency events organisation, is holding the largest out of 20 or so global meet-ups in Manchester on April 9-10, and like all CoinFest events it will be free to attend.
CoinFest said it has over 20 events planned around the world between April 5-10. The movement, which began in 2013 as a small gathering of Bitcoin enthusiasts in Vancouver, is decentralised and open source meaning that anyone can participate as long as they uphold its protocol.
The CoinFest organisation keeps its funds in a 10-of-15 multi-signature wallet for non-profit use, and hosts simultaneous events at venues that accept or support cryptocurrency. The long-term goal is to create a decentralised autonomous organisation on the blockchain.
Previous events have included networking at the site of the world’s first Bitcoin ATM, a Decentralized Doge Party, and educational events across Africa, where we shipped Botswana’s first Bitcoin ATM. It has featured guest stars from Mr Bitcoin to Vitalik Buterin, with events ranging from pub nights to conferences.
CoinFest 2016 is going to be the biggest one yet, with at least two dozen cities preparing to play host. The most anticipated include Toronto, Washington DC, Vancouver, Manchester, Amsterdam, Helsinki, and cities across Africa and