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May 23, 2013, 03:24:43 PM
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Ok so back in September I was asked to provide the logistics and Sound for the Bitcoin2012.com conference, this went very smoothly; although I probably lost money on the job (and couldn't pay my staff) this was sort of acceptable.

Then in January I get asked to move to Bratislava to work on a 'supposedly' anarchist project unSYSTEM. The only problem is that this isn't an anarchist project anymore, as after a few months of working autonomously developing infrastructure for promotion I get told to scrap all my work, stop selling tickets and to stop trying to attract new speakers or sponsors by my 'collaborator' (and ex classmate) Amir Taaki.

Now this is a person who is posing as an anarchist, but essentially is as much of an anarchist as Stalin. I am told by him that the conference needs to conform 'his vision', and that he is my boss and source of income (although my wages are paid by the main sponsor). It was becoming apparent by February that Taaki saw himself as a warlord, as he was wildly explaining that his weekly squat fights with the police (wasting millions of pounds) were 'revolutionary' and that they needed to target infrastructure where bottlenecks can easily occur to cause more damage to the public purse. Max Keiser was with us talking about how he has finally got a link to contact with Assange, and it was embarrassing to watch Amir expect Max to send him an email on his behalf introducing him and casually connecting Amir with Assange.

I have put up with Amir's erratic behaviour for years at school, and always given him the benefit of doubt, but seeing every lazy journalist in the UK going to the 'bitcoin squat' to interview the 'anarchist' Amir, I have just had enough with his bullshit, and I don't really want to be professionally associated with someone who lets the media use him as an unwitting pawn to villify Bitcoin users and make us all look like tramps.

I have been followed around by the http://bitcointhedocumentary.org team for the last few months as they interview loads of people and document my quest to make a Bitcoin conference. Now I have been fired I refuse to let Amir waste more people's time and bitcoins so am creating a separate conference in London shortly afterwards to continue working in the Bitcoin community and make the film still relevant.

If you would like to support this open project, powered by last year's logistics & sound team, then please come and speak or exhibit at our FREE event in East London on the 30th November. Email us at office@londonbitcoin2013.com.

If you would like to reserve attendance at this event then on our site you can send a tiny deposit 0.01BTC to our BitPay account so we can send you emails and guarantee entry should it be really popular (as free events usually are).

@london_bitcoin    http://londonbitcoin2013.com

Alex Breadman


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