Last weekend Paul Puey and Scott Morgan of the Airbitz team made the trip cross-country to attend the North American Bitcoin Conference #bitcoinmiami, held in the iconic Fillmore Theater. The Fillmore, in true Miami style, is an Art Deco masterpiece, and was the perfect venue to host this yearly event.
The day before the conference was busy and productive as the team canvassed Miami concealing the bitcoin-laden cards for the kickoff of our multi-city Hidden Bits promotion. Over the course of the weekend Airbitz published tweets providing hints about the location of the Hidden Bits, and the fun commenced. The promotion was a smashing success — especially for Christine Bang — who found several cards including one hidden at the scrumptious sushi bar located at Zen Sai, while already having dinner there.
The conference kicked off with an evening party at the Clevelander, located in the Heart of Miami Beach. Outside bars, tables and bodies on the dance floors were cordoned off by the hotel which faced the (in)famous Ocean Drive. A HUGE bitcoin symbol was projected on the side of the hotel, and bitcoin was also being accepted as payment during the event. Friends and competitors sipped frozen rum runners and daiquiris while watching gyrating dancers bounces to techno music… activities that may or may not be related to why some people in the bitcoin space were (sadly) not in attendance.
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At the Airbitz booth, Paul and Scott were visited by new users and loyal supporters alike while divvying out Airbitz T’s, carabineer mugs and help. We received visits from Tone Vays and the New York Bitcoin Center gang who drove 25 hours to get to the conference…straight! Jonathan Teo made a surprise visit and downloaded our wallet while Harry Yeh of Binary Financial touted how fun and easy it was to make his first bitcoin purchase using our wallet at the Bitcoin Bowl. We caught up with Mad Bitcoins, @msantoniESQ, had a few photo ops with our friends @IMTConferences @adamludwin, and our friends from down under including Angus Woods of the ADCCA .
The weekend ended on a high note with Paul delivering a pitch on the Start Up stage regarding the Airbitz wallet, sharing how the team has designed a wallet that is secure, yet easy to use. Harkening back to one of the most downloaded articles in bitcoin lore, “The Fierce Battle for the Soul of Bitcoin” , Paul stated the Airbitz wallet had met and exceeded both of the goals of the entrepreneurs outlined in the story.
Remember to keep and eye and ear open for future Hidden Bits promotions!