We have discussed if we should announce this at this early stage and decided it is about the right time to do so at least here, sort of internally at the forum, so other groups who may be planning similar events around the same time can coordinate their activities. Also word got out at this week's Berliner Bitcoin meetup and we are getting more and more questions. So we thought we let you know.
We* are planning (better: are in the making of) the Berlin Bitcoin Conference 2014
To take place end of april / early may 2014.
Bitcoin is attracting a fascinating range of different people with different goals and objectives. There's the Silicon-Valley kind of 'let's get rich'-people on one hand and the 'let's change the world for the better'- revolutionary type of guys on the other. And everything imaginable inbetween.
Our event aims at creating a fusion of these worlds and furthermore to reach out beyond the existing community and invite individuals and businesses to learn and get started using the technology (well just in case by 2014 not everybody has adopted it yet). So instead of being a pure community-event as Bitcoin conferences have been so far, we want the community to gather and to invite and welcome the rest of the world (which neither works at a 250-bucks-business show nor on an anarchist-society focused revolution-event).
Berlin has one of the most active Bitcoin communities in the world and the highest number of brick-and-mortar businesses accepting Bitcoin. It is in the center of Europe and a great place to visit, especially in springtime.
As I said, this is to let the community know in advance what's in the making here. We are far enough in regards to concept, contents and financing to do so. Any more details cannot be given at this early stage but we will keep you updated on the developments.
To blockchain eternity!
*We, the organisers, are the members of the Crypto Economics Consulting Group (CECG) consisting of but not limited to the forum-users Ente, Goonie, Sodoku, Yossarian and myself. We are all long-time members of the community, have all contributed a lot of lifetime and resources to the Bitcoin economy in the last years, created tons of positive media coverage for our favourite money and are nowadays consulting businesses and individuals (besides each other
) in regards to their Bitcoin strategies as well as running our own projects.