CoinFest 2014 was held internationally, utilizing the borderless properties of Bitcoin to foster communication and trade across far-flung regions of the globe. It functioned as a way to stimulate the Bitcoin economy, and structured in a decentralized manner. CoinFest booked several venues in Vancouver simultaneously with satellite venues all over the word, including a virtual Google Hangout. The event was initiated and organized by Bitcoin Coop co-founder Andrew Wagner, a dedicated volunteer and Founder of CoinFest.
CoinFest Vancouver is part of the international CoinFest event, across Canada and other countries. It’s a fun-filled day and evening event about cryptocurrency. Practice and learn about the revolutionary technology and concept behind new digital money. Perfect for both aficionados and newcomers of Bitcoin, Seedstock and Barter!*
DE-circulated Canadian Pennies Art
Artistrun Collective produced the CoinFest Vancouver Art Show on Feb 15, 2014, with art made from DE-circulated Canadian pennies that can be purchased with Bitcoin. The social change theme of the group art exhibition is:
“Out with the old fiat currency. In with the new virtual currency”.
While working on contract for Western Union Business Solutions, she gained knowledge of the international FX markets, which facilitated her interest in alternative currencies and Bitcoin. This led to her participating in the CoinFest Art & Trade Show as social media specialist at 250 Smithe, hosted by The Bitcoin Coop, Barter First and Seedstock. Over 300 guests, media, vendors, sponsors, volunteers, artists and musicians attended.