Amid the high-profile Bitcoin conferences this year comes a challenger, one which gives a platform to Bitcoin’s more “radical” side – and CoinTelegraph will be right there.
Bitcoin in the Beltway may be innocently titled, but its content and attendees promise to deliver anything but quiet reception. In a press release, itself written by M.K. Lords of Bitcoin Not Bombs, the 3-day event scheduled for June 20-22 in Washington D.C. promises:
“…such rebels as Defense Distributed’s Cody Wilson, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, Antiwar.com’s Angela Keaton, and Blockchain’s Andreas Antonopoulos, … highlighting the most disruptive elements of blockchain technology in the heart of government regulation.”
The antidote to Bitcoin conferences
True to form of “the most radical movers and shakers in the Bitcoin community,” heated evangelism is not the only focus of the conference, however. Beltway was conceptualized not by your average Bitcoin activist, but by a charity, in the form of Sean’s Outpost Homeless Outreach. Founder Jason King said in a Bitcoin Not Bombs interview:
“I come from a technology background out of the start-up technology world, and there’s a concept of methodology there that a small team of highly trained, efficient people can knock an incumbent off of their seat by being more focused and result oriented, so we’re trying to apply that same thing to philanthropy and nonprofits.”
Aside from the impressive list of keynote speakers, which include King himself along with Lords, as well as Davi Barker and Andreas Antonopoulos, the event is making its gravitas known in the form of Bitcoin Foundation Board Secretary Elizabeth T. Ploshay, who is acting as its co-chair.
An interesting collaboration indeed and one set amid an atmosphere of entertainment rather than business lunches with Beltway also featuring musical performances reminiscent of NYC Bitcoin Center’s music festival last month. Among others, the line-up features Tatiana Moroz, creator of the Bitcoin Jingle, and Zhou Tonged, “the Bitcoin world’s Weird Al Yankovich.”
CoinTelegraph is very excited to be attending what could be described as the antidote to Bitcoin conferences. Watch this space for more details and, later on, in-depth reports and interviews from Bitcoin in the Beltway’s attendees.
Meanwhile, more information can be found here.