The biggest international Bitcoin conference in the UK will take place on October 21 in Edinburgh, Scotland, with over 800 delegates expected.
The United Kingdom’s adoption plans for Bitcoin (BTC) won’t be derailed by the bear market. This year’s largest Bitcoin conference in the United Kingdom will take place from October 21 to 22 and feature contributions from internationally renowned Bitcoin professionals, authors, and content producers.
The event is being held at the Assembly Rooms on Edinburgh’s George Street and is being organized by the Bitcoin Collective, a recently established Bitcoin company, in collaboration with Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange OKX.
The conference will only be on Bitcoin, according to Jordan Walker, CEO of the Bitcoin Collective “this is our focus as we strive to inform and educate the collective.” Walker added the following in the statement:
“However, it’s not about buying or investing in Bitcoin, that’s a whole different discussion. Our focus is on education, so make sure to bring a notebook and pen!”
The Price of Tomorrow author Jeff Booth, Validus Power Corp strategist Greg Foss, Coin Stories host Natalie Brunell, and Samson Mow, CEO of Jan3 are among the speakers. “I’m delighted to meet fellow Bitcoiners and others just starting their journey in Scotland,” Booth said
“With a protocol level technology such as Bitcoin emerging and the confusion around it and what it means for the future, in-person events such as the Edinburgh conference are critical in broadening the awareness that Bitcoin is for everyone.’
Education, community, diversity, and open discussion are upheld as defining aspects of the conference. The conference “is exactly what the Bitcoin business in the UK needs—the community itself coming up to say this is what we’re about, and here is why you should care,” claims Haider Rafique, chief marketing officer of OKX.
The conference should act as a catalyst for Bitcoin acceptance in Scotland, as Walker explains on the Bitcoin Collective podcast, while it “aims to catch as many varied people as possible both on and off the stage.” According to Lucy-Rose Walker, director of operations for the Bitcoin Collective, “Bitcoin is for everyone and does not distinguish between gender, color, or religion.”
The second-largest city in Scotland is the capital, lovingly referred to as “Auld Reekie” by residents. It is marginally smaller than Glasgow in terms of population, at over 500,000. However, history, architecture, and music more than makeup for it. The world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Hogmanay, one of the biggest New Year’s festivities in the world, are among the cultural and historical events that draw more visitors to Edinburgh than Glasgow.
Throughout 2021, there were nascent indications of Bitcoin popularity in Edinburgh, but the conference hoped to make ripples in terms of adoption on a national scale. While grassroots adoption tales are growing in England across the border, the British Crown Dependency of the Isle of Man is quickly turning into a “Bitcoin Island.”
Peter McCormack, the podcaster behind What Bitcoin Did, Allen Farrington, the author of Bitcoin in Venice, and Danny Scott, the CEO of CoinCorner, is among the British Bitcoiners who will be speaking. The conference is the first Bitcoin Collective conference; the venues for subsequent years’ conferences have not yet been revealed.