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April 02, 2013, 08:26:26 AM
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Hi,

As Bitcoin is generating so much press at the moment, what about a International Bitcoin day? Like the some of the free software movement giveaway days.

But instead it would be just a simple double-side A4 printout PDF. Perhaps get the folks from http://bitcoinmagazine.com to produce it?

If the idea is liked, it would need:

  • A little central PR discussion here [what should be in it / copywriting / translations / graphics / test printing]
  • PDF generation
  • NO WEBSITE [unless some mad person is offering - just have for more information in the PDF, to point to http://bitcoinmagazine.com, less work and no long term maintenance]
  • Country coordinators to maintain a list of educators [they get published here and each town can have a customised PDF]

I personally like the idea of an .ODT Open/LibreOffice document that is three quarters the master, then regionals can download it and fill in State / County educators.

It maybe if regionals can try hard enough they can get sponsorship to pay for large scale printing. In fact I maybe able to persuade my IPR solicitors/attorneys to pay for the print run in Devon, GB.

Caveat: I have no connection with bitcoinmagazine.com

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April 02, 2013, 08:31:07 AM
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Sounds good Wink

Would be super difficult to organize though Sad
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April 02, 2013, 10:09:51 AM
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Good idea.
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April 02, 2013, 12:42:02 PM
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What day do you think?

Let's take cues from the SHA256. ie 25th of June each year?

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April 02, 2013, 12:42:57 PM
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What day do you think?

Let's take cues from the SHA256. ie 25th of June each year?
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April 02, 2013, 01:03:49 PM
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Sounds like a neat idea.  Although, hopefully at some point, everyday could be bitcoin day...

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April 02, 2013, 01:37:44 PM
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What day do you think?

Let's take cues from the SHA256. ie 25th of June each year?

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I'll be doing something in Totnes, Devon, GB.

I've had some more ideas this AM....

A series of explanation sessions in various cafés.

Especially that Totnes is the bet noire of café towns in Britain.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19146445

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2004 - Time magazine declared Totnes the capital of new age chic. Then, just last month, Highlife, the British Airways magazine, declared it one of the world's Top 10 Funky Towns, alongside Daylesford in Victoria and Tiradentes in Brazil.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2005/may/08/britishidentity.ethicalliving

They don't just shop local in Totnes - they have their very own currency
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/they-dont-just-shop-local-in-totnes--they-have-their-very-own-currency-818586.html

So I will do as much as can given the media support I should be able to garner.

  • Encourage local shopkeepers to allow their staff to be tipped in Bitcoins - by setting them up with Bitcoin wallets on their phones [Bitcoin tips accepted here]
Doing a Bitcoin exchange sessions at the café tutorials - IE 1 GBP -> Bitcoin Spinner etc
  • Get every shopkeeper who accepts Totnes Pounds to let me put up a Bitcoin poster

My thoughts for the leaflet is that it should work as both a poster and a leaflet.

Front: Big logo, Bitcoins accepted here, BBC "pull out" quote, one simple diagram
Back: For Dummies diagram, region contacts

The BBC "pull out" quote for me in Britain will be something like:
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Bitcoins: Could virtual cash replace money?
- Joe Lynam The BBC 31 March 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21990136
This link has an interview with Dave Birch whose company is a consultancy to government digital identity research projects and Digital money. Especially visa vi Mondex in 1995 http://virtualschool.edu/mon/ElectronicProperty/Mondex

When the BBC drag Dave in for an interview, you know it's serious :-)

My next move is to contact a few friend at my local Linux User Group to support me on the tutorial Saturdays and possibly work other towns for me to raise awareness.

I personally believe that increasing actually usage and "Bitcoin velocity" can't be a bad thing?

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October 26, 2013, 11:31:29 AM
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I now this topic is old, but I googled  International Bitcoin Day and found this. I though posting here is better than open a new one.

I think having such a day would be a cool idea, as there is a day for everything now days there also should be a Bitcoin day.
In many of our public radios I hear like "today is the day of XY, XY is bla bla..", as they're always looking for some content to fill their 24h  Roll Eyes

Any progress on this?

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October 26, 2013, 06:30:18 PM
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Please, do it the same day as the first block (1), the first transaction.
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