COINFEST 2014 - Let's explore "Bitcoin Village"

On Saturday, February 15th-16th, shops and restaurants across downtown Vancouver will be celebrating CoinFest 2014, where shopkeepers and restaurateurs (yep, spelled without an 'n') alike will be dealing in Bitcoin!

What is Bitcoin? It’s the first decentralized digital currency, and a new way of buying and selling things electronically. See here:

On this festive occasion, Vancouver's "Bitcoin Village" will be hosting art shows, musical performances, tech demonstrations, and a whole bevy of card, video, and board games, all to celebrate the worldwide surge in Bitcoin’s popularity. Maybe we can jump in on a 'Decentralized Dance Party' (cuz they'll be there!), then peruse the Bitcoin art exhibit, and finally, rake in some bitcoin at the 'Bitcoin Poker Room'.

On day 2 of this event, there will also be a conference where one can get the latest on all the happenings in the fast-paced world of cryptocurrency.

Last but not least, there will also be over half a bitcoin in prizes up for grabs for visiting participating locations and getting a Bitcoin Village Stampcard filled up! Let's wheel and deal (walk around and play some games), and try to win some free bitcoins!


Tentative Schedule:

- meet at India Gate Restaurant (The Coinfest Poker and Games Room)

- pick up event map and Bitcoin Village Stampcard (to be eligible for prizes)

- chat for a bit

- head out to explore venues

- return to India Gate to hand in stampcard and game for a bit while waiting for prizes to be announced

- after-party

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  • Nicole

    Poker was fun! :)

    February 15, 2014

  • Jeff T.

    Oops. Sorry about the mixup. The central location is 250 Smithe until 4 pm. Then we're moving to India Gate.

    February 15, 2014

  • Eric

    Alright how can I find you guys?

    February 15, 2014

  • Eric

    I'm out front of 616 Robson I don't see anyone

    February 15, 2014

  • Eric


    February 13, 2014

  • Felipe C.

    I'm confused with the change in location. This is not a real meeting event, more like "each to its own" type of thing, since there's no central location where people will meet and talk?
    Assuming that the India Gate Restaurant is the location (which is weird), what about the one posted on Facebook?
    Since the date is approaching, I'd like a little bit more organization, a nice event schedule would be great.

    February 10, 2014

    • Felipe C.

      Great! Thanks for the reply. I'm guessing the original time (12:00) is still good?

      February 10, 2014

    • Jeff T.

      Yup 12 is still is good.

      February 11, 2014

  • Peter B.

    Sounds very interesting.

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    CoinFest is going to have its own art show, the first Bitcoin-themed art show of which I am aware. It is brought to you by the Artistrun Collective and the lovely Liza J. Lee! Check out their website at

    All of the paintings will be made of de-circulated Canadian pennies and be available for purchase using bitcoins. Let's send a powerful message to the art community and leave a lasting commentary!

    November 22, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    You can also follow this event on Facebook at

    November 20, 2013

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