Punk Rock Flea Market

I have rented table at the Philly Punk Rock Flea Market (day 1). It is a chance to interface with a generally non-technical diverse audience. Not sure what to expect but there will be plenty of other things going on. All they had left was a full table so there will be extra room and I will probably not stay the entire time.

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  • MillyBitcoin

    I need a micro memory stick for the video camera I just got. Does anyone know where I can buy one in the morning before the event?

    December 13, 2013

    • Amazn

      @ Milly CVS, walgreens, riteaid, walmart, target

      December 14, 2013

  • MillyBitcoin

    I am getting ready. I prepared a physical bitcoin demo. I had 2 vinyl signs made up and I will have the Bitcoin accepted neon sign going so it should be easy to find. I will have some decals and some promotional coins I had pressed on sale. Other people said they may bring t-shirts. I also set up an Atlantic City meetup group so people down shore or visiting Atlantic City.

    1 · December 13, 2013

  • Howard Trae T.

    Will not be able to make this meeting, will try to make the next one

    December 13, 2013

  • MillyBitcoin

    The table will be about Bitcoin and how it can be used as a payment system and currency to provide an alternative to the current systems that were not really designed for the Internet. Small businesses and artists can accept it and can sell things for small amounts of money. for example, access to an online event or video for 50 cents. It will not be about how Bitcoin will replace the Fed, cause governments around the world to fail, replace the dollar, eliminate poverty, or any of the other "wing nut" claims that you hear from time to time. The table is also not about accusing the millions of government employees, such as janitors, astronauts, and social security clerks, of being murderers.

    December 7, 2013

    • MillyBitcoin

      My company provides support for Bitcoin. While Bitcoin is a disruptive technology just about all the core developers have stated they are not "anarchists." While there are issues with the banking systems, etc. they are not looking to topple governments. You also create your own definitions of Bitcoin and Punk Rock and then you want to apply those definitions to everyone else. They are whatever you want them to be. What I have found in Bitcoin is that most of the people calling themselves "anarchists" are not really libertarians at all, they are either criminals looking for an excuse to run scams, or they are young and naïve. Bitcoin will naturally disrupt things just like the Internet did but it won't topple governments or cause the Fed to fail. As for my background, I just retired early from my Federal Job to work on Bitcoin full time and my resume is at SecurityAnalyst.com. I have a CISSP and a Master's in physics from Rugters.

      December 8, 2013

    • MillyBitcoin

      On a side note, the Punk Rock Flea market is really just a collection of merchants and is not just for punk rockers and people have complained there is not enough punk rock stuff there. I am also a backer of the City Gardens book/film that is coming out. City Gardens was sort of Trenton's version of CBGB's. Jon Stewart of the Daily Show worked there for years before he became a comedian and I should have order forms for the book. The revenue from the $3 admission to the Flea Market is going to the First Unitarian Church. The revenue from the rest of the event is going to support a program to help female children in Pakistan to learn how to skate board http://skateistan.org...­

      December 8, 2013

  • MillyBitcoin

    The neon sign are from Crytocables.com. Also, I want to stick to just Bitcoin information. "Bitcoin Not Bombs" is a political organization that uses Bitcoin to promote their agenda. The theory is that governments are killing people, that using Bitcoin will displace governments, and, therefore, using Bitcoins will "save lives."

    December 6, 2013

    • Jason D.

      Ok bud. Your table your rules. I was hoping to bring some bitcoin t-shirts and things to sell to help support the community and spread the word. The pins are only bitcoin logos and I don't think they have the organizations info on it. I don't really understand how you can say that governments are killing people is a theory. Governments killing people is one the news every single day and they have murdered or extinguished billions of people in the last century alone. I wish you the best with the table and hope to see you at one of our Philly meetups. We'll be having them at 30th st station in the food court area.

      December 7, 2013

  • MillyBitcoin

    Sounds good. I am not sure they will have time to start accepting Bitcoin right there but I don't know what people will ask. I will bring one of those neon signs.

    December 6, 2013

    • Jason D.

      If they have a smartphone they can be set up in minutes. Neon signs? I've got handouts from bitcoinnotbombs and also bitcoin pins

      December 6, 2013

  • Jason D.

    Wanted to check in with you guys regarding the flea market. Perhaps have a plan going in for what's going to happen with the table. I'd love to be there not just selling bitcoin swag or acting as an information table but to walk around and speak with all the people selling there and asking then if they accept bitcoin and if not then get them set up right then and there. These people travel all over the place and I think it could have some kind or viral effect as they go from place to place and other people see that they accept bitcoin. Any thoughts?

    1 · December 6, 2013

  • Damond L.

    Email me [masked]

    November 28, 2013

  • Damond L.

    What will be the audience be interested in at the Philly punk flea market

    November 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    anything coming up soon?

    November 6, 2013

    • Jason D.

      yes. We're meeting tonight at 6:30 at the mroom in fishotwn section of philadelphia. Checkout BitcoinPHL meetup group for details

      November 14, 2013

  • Dave

    I could help with the table.

    1 · October 18, 2013

    • Dave

      Milly, I am just getting started with bitcoin and I have some questions. Specifically, I was trying to use coinbase just to being ith a basic buy/liquidate. It seems they setup a wallet for you. I would prefer to use my multibit application to interface. Is this possible, or do i have to send and receive coins through their wallet? Is there another exchange for fiat conversion where interfacing is easier?

      October 19, 2013

    • MillyBitcoin

      Coinbase manages the private keys so you can't use multibit to interface with Coinbase. You have to transfer funds out of Coinbase into your local wallet. Bloickchain.info gives you a wallet with your specific private keys and gives you access to them. You can download the private keys and import them into multibit and manage your wallet either place. Of course if you start fooling with your private keys they could get compromised and you lose your funds.

      1 · October 19, 2013

  • Jason D.

    also there is a good explainer on youtube called "Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Crash Course with Andreas Antonopoulos" The audio is a bit annoying due to background noise but it covers a lot of ground and common questions

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • Jason D.

    Awesome! We meet on thrusdays in Rittenhouse Square at the corner of 18th and walnut. It's a great place to ask questions. In the meantime I suggest you listen to the Lets Talk Bitcoin Podcast, Coindesk.com, and the Keiser Report episodes relating to Bitcoin. That'll get you started. I'll also be happy to answer any questions to the best of my ability.

    October 6, 2013

  • Entrepreneurial A.

    Hi, I'm new and I'd like to learn more about bitcoin.

    October 6, 2013

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