The 10th anniversary edition of LABITCONF begins in a few hours. To celebrate, the famous convention returned to its native Buenos Aires. Tickets are sold out and the city is buzzing with activity, crypto celebrities and satellite events. The following article is about two of them, both strictly bitcoin-centric, both starring the cream of the crop in Latin American bitcoin culture.
And Samson Moe, maybe.
– ¡Estamos sold out!
Many thanks to everyone and thanks to those who participated in the event. Les cantamos que no ve vendron entredas en la puerta. pic.twitter.com/NIZwu0W4dq
— labitconf (@labitconf) November 10, 2022
This is the first of the LABITCONF Chronicles and will be written in First Person. Adjust your expectations accordingly.
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Events leading up to LABITCONF: “Hablemos Bitcoin” on Tuesday 8th, Crypstation
I already had tickets for Wednesday’s LABITCONF satellite event when this flyer popped up in my timeline:
— La Bitcoineta (@labcoineta) November 8, 2022
I was in the middle of my work day, but I knew right away that I had to be there. It seemed like an introductory talk, but three of the leading bitcoin educators in the field were on the same bill. Over the years, Juan Bitter, BTCAndres and CryptoBastardO have earned my respect. Also, La Bitcoineta was going to be present. Also, it was in Crypstation, a coffee shop that accepts all kinds of crypto payments and I didn’t go. It was a done deal. Even if I was losing money by not writing, I had to be there.
An hour before the event, I switched off the computer and hit the streets. The sun was shining when I reached Puerto Madero. So much so that I reached Crypstation drenched in sweat. The event had already started, so I couldn’t sneak off to the bathroom. i had to watch the intro speech looking like jordan peele in famous meme, but it was okay. The crowd was small but engaged, most of them really wanting to learn about bitcoin. Were they warming-up for LABITCONF like me?
– Javier ₿astardo🏴☠️ @ 🇸🇻 (@criptobastardo) November 8, 2022
As is usually the case, classic objections surfaced. What about quantum computer? What about DeFi and other alternatives? Is bitcoin an old technology? Teachers were equipped to deal with those questions and more, and so they did. Hopefully, the crowd took note and downloaded the right bitcoin wallet.
Wednesday 9, “Bitcoin, Pizza, Y Cerveza” at La Cripta
The place was amazing, I couldn’t believe it. An old house built for when people wanted things to stay, air-conditioned for crypto conferences and master classes. The ceilings were high, the main walls were covered with wood, and there were all kinds of details throughout the house. Plus, free pizza and beer. It was rumored that Samson Mov was going to attend the ceremony. I also saw another version of this flyer that had a pre-blockstream:
– Javier ₿astardo🏴☠️ @ 🇸🇻 (@criptobastardo) November 6, 2022
Sadly, Samson Mo’s plane was delayed. However, he will be here for LABITCONF. Luckily for us, Prince Philip of Serbia stepped in. He recently joined Moe’s January 3 organization and shared his experiences with us. Earlier, Marcela Romero of the BFX Leos community presented Pest, Bitfinex’s censorship-resistant peer-to-peer chat app.
After those two, CryptoBastardo gave a bitcoin introductory speech and coached everyone on the importance of finite resources. He also told them that bitcoin was the first and only digital scarcity, a complex concept that is one of the ingredients of bitcoin’s greatness.
– Leon de BFX – Comunidad (@BFXLeosESP) November 9, 2022
When all was said and done, we ate. And after that, LaCrypta gave away the ticket to LABITCONF. To pick the winners, one of their staff members programmed something that pulled numbers out of bitcoin blocks. that was amazing.
I planned on coming home to write this as soon as I got my ticket to LABITCOINF, but I stayed at La Crypta to meet everyone, eat pizza, and drink beer. Overall it was a phenomenal day. Even if I lost money by not writing and delayed all my processes on the day of the holiday.
In fact, I just finished writing this and in a few hours, dear reader, I’ll have to wake up to go to LABITCONF to find great stories for you. The things we do for love.
Featured Image: Bitcoin at La Crypta by Ed. Prospero | Charts by TradingView