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London hosts Satoshi Square bitcoin meetup

17 January 2014  |  4352 views  |  1 London Gherkin building

Bitcoin enthusiasts will gather in London tomorrow to trade the crypto-currency face-to-face at the city's first Satoshi Square event.

More than 250 people have committed to attending the event, which will take place on Bishops Square at Spitalfields Market between 1:00pm and 4:00pm.

According to its Meetup page, tomorrow will be "an informal social affair where newcomers can come and learn more about bitcoin and people are free to exchange coins amongst themselves if they wish".

Named for the pseudonymous creator of bitcoin, Satoshi Square events have taken place in cities around the world over the last few months, providing fans with the chance to step out of the virtual world.

The first meetup took place last May in New York when IT worker and bitcoin fan Josh Rossi used Reddit to invite people to gather in New York's Union Square Park to buy and sell the currency.

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A Finextra member
A Finextra member | 18 January, 2014, 01:43

Why are so many shadow economies being encouraged?

While USA is printing notes increasing the value of a single dollar to  $10 or is the value of each dollar only 10 cents?

Bit coins, dodgecoins, printing notes?

It is clear that stringent regulations need to be applied to monetary transactions and stringent legal systems are required to control people’s behaviour.

I would be really concerned with money that is only as good as ones belief.

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