SIX more days until #Bitcoin2014 and we have sold out of all 40 exhibits and have registered attendees representing over 49 countries! We are excited to meet and connect you to hundreds of attendees at the most international and influential Bitcoin conference yet!
Here’s some important news and reminders:
BITCOIN BOULEVARD AT THE HAGUE / If you arrive in Amsterdam a little early or need a great place to go on Friday night after the #BlockchainAwards or Saturday after the Startup Challenge, get drinks and even dinner at the Hague’s Bitcoin Boulevard! It’s about an hour train ride from Schipol. Here’s how to get there.
DISCOUNTED HOTEL & AIRFARE / The Movenpick Hotel is completely SOLD OUT. However, our local production company, Local Producers, has set aside additional room blocks at Accor and the Double Tree by Hilton. Discounted airfare can also be found here.
15 MAY WELCOME RECEPTION / Hosted by our awesome sponsor Circle, don’t miss out on our kickoff welcome reception Thursday night. Complete with music, drinks and apps. Not to mention the loads of successful and brilliant Bitcoin experts!
15 MAY INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATE SUMMIT / Meet the mysterious Mark Woods, newly appointed Affiliate Director, at our International Affiliate Summit. Do you have what it takes to lead a local chapter to help your country understand and adopt Bitcoin? If you partner with the foundation, you won’t be alone! Email [email protected]
16 MAY KEYNOTE PATRICK BYRNES, CEO & CHAIRMAN OF OVERSTOCK.COM / Patrick Byrne single-handedly made Bitcoin an online retailer’s secret weapon and best friend by choosing to accept Bitcoin this January. That first day, Overstock.com closed US $120,000 in sales. Within two months, they had closed over US $1 million! When it comes to gaining an edge on the competition and attracting new and even international clients, Bitcoin can’t be beat! Hear his personal journey and vision for Bitcoin firsthand Friday morning!
16 MAY BLOCKCHAIN AWARDS / Voting ends 6 May for the first annual #BlockchainAwards! We’ve already received over 500 nominations. Don’t forget to nominate your top picks! Voting on the top three nominees begins 7 May.
17 MAY BITCOIN 2014 STARTUP CHALLENGE / Don’t delay in applying to #KickstartUrStartup at our Startup Challenge! The last day to apply is 6 May. We’re happy to announce that in addition to the US $10,000 award from the Bitcoin Foundation, Ripple Labs is kicking in their own award category: Most Innovative Payment Solution. The prize is the opportunity to pitch CrossCoin Ventures in San Francisco (flight and hotel paid for by Ripple Labs) for a chance to become an incubated company with initial funding and resources to build your company and connections to VCs upon successful “graduation.” In addition, the winner receives 500,000 XRP. #KickstartUrStartup
17 MAY ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING / Meet the fun and engaging Kevin Beardsley, Director of Membership, at our annual members’ meeting! We’re so delighted to be able to offer a complimentary annual individual membership to the foundation for all registered attendees. To opt-in, come see us at the foundation exhibit booth or email [email protected]
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