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February 20-22: CoinFest comes to Russia


In February 2015, for the first time in Russia, in the framework of the international project CoinFest, held the International Festival dedicated to Cryptocurrency and new technologies in the area of finance and IT – #CoinFestRussia. Organizer and curator of the festival on the territory of the Russian Federation is the Cruptocurrency Foundation Russia (CCFR), already noted the successful experience in organizing and holding such events – in August 2014 in St. Petersburg CCFR hosted the first international bitcoin conference #CryptoForum.

Saint Petersburg is a city of grand party in the preparation of the project and activities in the northern capital participates popular resource “Bitcoin Security”, recently became a partner of the Organizing Committee #CoinFestRussia. With the assistance of “Bitcoin Security” will be organized platform on which the February 20, the opening day of the Festival, will bring together representatives of the bitcoin community – enthusiastic evangelists, developers, authors of popular resources and materials, IT-experts, specialists of the financial sector and all interested in contemporary revolutionary technologies in the sphere Cryptocurrency and related areas.

To the guests will perform (speakers will be) well-known Russian bitcoin enthusiasts, cryptocurrency projects developers, representatives of credit institutions (banks), experts in the field of taxation and law. Remote participation via video conferencing will foreign guests – altcoins autors, anarcho-capitalist podcasts owners, members of the anti-globalization movement. Planned presentations, master classes and workshops.

At the opening of the Festival in St. Petersburg, on February 20, will give a concert Vadim Kurylev, permanent leader of the“Electric Partisans”. EP – representatives of the cultural underground of St. Petersburg. Neo-punk music groups drive combined with psychedelic rebellious romanticism and poetry. “Electric Partizan” texts distinguishes radicalism, social orientation and aesthetics of creative protest. EP against the commercialization of rock music and consumer philistinism. The repertoire of songs are available both punk manifesto, and artistic and philosophical rock songs.

When and Where

20-22 February 2015. Russia, check the official website for the list of the cities.

#CoinFestRussia website:
#CoinFestRussia Twitter:

Invite all interested people to place a reminder in his notebooks to take part in #CoinFestRussia. There will be crypto experts in public speaking and lectures, as well as representatives of the business community and specialized media to discuss mutually beneficial partnership.

Participating in #CoinFestRussia for visitors is free of charge.

CoinFest Origins and Purpose

CoinFest started in 2013 as a relatively small gathering of 100 or so Bitcoiners, celebrating the adoption of Bitcoin at a Waves Coffee House in Vancouver. It was conceived as a way to incentivize cryptocurrency acceptance while educating the public about its importance and use. Its popular success prompted the Bitcoiniacs (now CoinTrader) to place the world’s first Bitocin ATM there, which we again celebrated. By 2014, CoinFest was growing in popularity, and that year it took a new direction: CoinFest spread across Canada and now internationally, exemplifying the border–defying and decentralized nature of crypto. Vancouver lead the way again by booking multiple venues simultaneously for a less centrally organized variety of exhibits, as Satoshi would have wanted.

How it Works

CoinFest is the event equivalent to open source technology: the concept and name lie in the open domain, and anyone is welcome to start a CoinFest of their own so long as they adhere to the Spirit of CoinFest. All you have to do is have an appropriate event around the same time as the rest of us. Although we legally cannot force your cooperation, we ask on behalf of the crypto community that you adhere to the following guidelines:

1. Although anyone is welcome to join the movement, CoinFest requires a lot of coordination, so it’s imperative that organizers work together in good faith. All CoinFest events around the world are held on the same weekend, although you are not required to hold events both days. Especially for events occurring in close proximity, we will attempt to organize them by theme, to avoid confusion for the exhibitors and guests. This is a friendly competition, and we encourage the sharing of publicity and sponsors.

2. CoinFest is strictly non-profit. To encourage the mainstream public to attend this fun and educational event, attendance is always free. CoinFest is funded by donations and sponsors, and all funds must be used to improve and promote events. If and/or the current lead organizer receive excess funding, it will be given to regional CoinFest organizers, starting with those most in need. CoinFest was intended to transcend the traditional monetary system, so and/or the lead organizer cannot hold a fiat bank account.

3. To help prove the viability of a fiat-free organization and reward Bitcoin acceptance acceptance with customers and publicity, CoinFest events can only be held at venues that support alternative currency. Exhibitors and guests are discouraged from using currency backed by the host country, except for the purpose of purchasing alternative currency.

To Freedom and Beyond

No matter how big it gets, the founder hopes to always maintain the fun and inclusive nature of CoinFest. As its spirit and vision become cemented, the founder hopes to further decentralize CoinFest, gradually reducing his role until his guidance becomes obsolete. CoinFest will inevitably turn into a decentralized autonomous organization, to which the founder will grant ownership of, .org, .net, etc.; various organizers holding additional CoinFest domain names or other assets are expected to do the same. The authority of the lead organizer will be gradually eroded as the functionality of the CoinFest DAO improves, until CoinFest is left truly uncontrolled or owned by anyone. Representatives and important decisions will be decided by vote on the blockchain, and representatives’ admin powers can be revoked at any time.

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