The 10th birthday of the bitcoin whitepaper calls for a commemorative festivity. Therefore on Wednesday 31st of October, you are invited to come to the bistro in the Beurs of Berlage and raise the glass on what has happened since then. What has the bitcoin experienced and brought to you? Is there still a revolt going on or has the established financial order managed to encapsulate the uprising?
As a part of the celebration, Simon Lelieveldt (of Financial History of Amsterdam) will explain why the Beurs van Berlage can be seen as a symbol of revolt. He will explain the kinship between the philosophy behind the construction of the Beurs van Berlage and the one behind the Bitcoin set-up. And he places the bitcoin in a broader historical perspective of reflection on the impact of the crisis. A movement in which Occupy Now also has a role.
After the lecture (which will occur between 20.00 and 20.30) there will be plenty of time for peer-to-peer networking and sharing of memories. Participants that want to do so are invited to share their early memories on bitcoin, captured in A-4 format, so that we can create a bundle of those memories to be preserved for later generations.
This celebration is made possible by the generous contribution of Bitonic, the oldest bitcoin exchange in the Netherlands.