Antiques meet trading Euphoria at NYC Bitcoin Center

The Bitcoin Center NYC continues its dedication to the cultural side of Bitcoin with a unique exhibition from the Museum of Interesting Things.

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Antiques meet trading Euphoria at NYC Bitcoin Center

The Bitcoin Center NYC continues its dedication to the cultural side of Bitcoin with a unique exhibition from the Museum of Interesting Things. 

Running concurrently with its contemporary art display by Jenna Lash on the concept of money, this more scientific event will provide an alternative angle, “providing visitors an opportunity to put finance and economics in context,” the Center says in a press release. 

The exhibition itself is mobile, and will be at the Center for one night only on 12 June to introduce a night of currency trading as part of its Satoshi Thursday series. The event, extravagantly dubbed “The Nakamoto Circle of All Satoshi Squares” and which the Center describes as “the world’s largest buyer-to-seller trading pit,” allows trading which is “organic, spontaneous, and occurs directly between sellers and buyers.” 

Renewed fervor is expected during the session, it would seem, in light of the exhibition’s subject matter: financial alternatives from yesteryear will be on display, making today’s curious private traders more thankful than ever for the convenience and opportunity Bitcoin affords. 

“Visitors to the exhibit will be able to experience what life was like before you could just pull out your tiny mobile phone to calculate and purchase, for example, a cup of coffee or digital currencies like Bitcoin,” said Denny Daniel, Museum of Interesting Things curator and founder. 

“Visitors to the exhibit will be able to experience what life was like before you could just pull out your tiny mobile phone to calculate and purchase.” 

Cultural counterpoint 

“New York is now the place where the past and future of money intersect,” continued Center founder Nick Spanos, “This makes the partnership between The Museum of Interesting Things and Bitcoin Center NYC all the more appropriate.” 

Examples from a bygone era promised to make an appearance include several types of pioneering calculator, including the Otis King Calculator dating back to the late 1600s, along with later additions such as the Brandt Automatic Cashier, an early incarnation of the change machine. 

Social Bitcoin events are becoming more and more sophisticated in New York: a street fair is currently getting underway, and the NYC Bitcoin Center’s effort contribute considerably to the creation of an alternative ‘culture’ around cryptocurrency to that of the computer geek which many view as traditional. 

Prior to the event getting underway, more information about the museum itself can be found here.

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