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September 10, 2014, 02:49:52 PM
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Bitcoin Festival Lands in Shoreditch with Aim of Increasing Adoption of the Digital Currency
Friday 12th September - Sunday 21st September
Shoreditch, London

Opening Night Drinks on Friday 12th September
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BlockStock, the UK's first Bitcoin festival, starts on Friday 12th September, in Shoreditch, to raise awareness of bitcoin as a digital currency. The ten-day festival is a celebration of Bitcoin as well as a series of events, activities, special offers, seminars and exhibitions interconnected with everyday high street businesses such as shops, pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes.
 
Created by two Bitcoin enthusiasts and supported by the London Borough of Hackney, BlockStock takes place in the heart of Tech City, Europe’s largest tech hub. Bitcoiners and those interested in Bitcoin will be able to purchase tickets to gigs and comedy shows, dine out, buy coffee, book yoga classes, attend creative workshops and a whole manner of ‘everyday’ things with the digital currency during BlockStock.
 
Bitcoin accepting businesses for the BlockStock festival include The Brew co-working spaces that has five locations in Shoreditch; Gallery and restaurant, The Proud Archivist; bar and live music venue Zigfrid von Underbelly on Hoxton Square; The Dictionary Hostel on Kingsland Road, plus many more.
 
198 businesses accept Bitcoin in the UK[1], though the majority of these are based online. BlockStock has been encouraging ‘real world’ businesses to accept Bitcoin and to benefit from the digital currency’s zero/low transaction fees, it’s risk free environment (i.e. chargebacks are not possible), and uplift of sales from Bitcoiners looking to spend their Bitcoin.
 
BlockStock co-Founder, Justina Cruickshank said:
“BlockStock is about showcasing how normal Bitcoin is. Hopefully, we’ll see more people reading about Bitcoin, exploring its features, and buying the digital currency as a result of the festival.

"Because as a technology, Bitcoin is incredibly useful and has vast potential for a variety of political, social and economic reasons. So, we'd also like to see participating businesses continue to accept Bitcoin after the festival as it'll help encourage more of the public to take the very simple and easy step to being part of the future of money.” She continued.
 
For more information about the merchants accepting Bitcoin and the events taking place during BlockStock, please visit www.BlockStock.co.uk
 

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[1] According to Bitcoin merchant directory, Airbitz.com

About BlockStock
 
BlockStock takes place 12th – 21st September, 2014 in Shoreditch, London. The festival was created by Bitcoin enthusiasts, Tashoma Vilini and Justina Cruickshank. It aims is to educate the public about Bitcoin, as well as provide more ‘real world’ places for people to spend bitcoin.
 
BlockStock will run several times a year; branching out to other parts of London, the UK and worldwide.




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September 10, 2014, 06:42:40 PM
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Sounds really great im looking forward to more locations in the UK, london is cool but expensive to stay over.  Might try and make it still.   Problem is i currently live in the arse end of nowhere  Grin
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September 13, 2014, 06:56:22 AM
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As I'm based in London I'm interested in this but I don't really "get" it... is it more of a social or business oriented festival? It seems to be quite random..

also what was the attendance like last night if anyone went?
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September 26, 2014, 12:24:19 AM
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Indeed nice to see more business poping up but again LONDON dam it too expensive use to live in kent but moved up towards north west where nice n cheap to live and get along. Maybe I would go for a visit but to be honest buying and travailing around London with their crappy toll fee is stupid to go in and out of different areas of London is stupid. Can get around some of it but not all.

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September 26, 2014, 12:29:03 AM
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Just a thought since its in london aswell next time go with:

Block Stock & 2 Smoking Miners.
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September 28, 2014, 12:35:24 PM
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Can anyone provide info or comment on this in their experience? I'm in LDN so would be keen to get involved with this type of project.
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