Kowloon Bitcoin Meetup: For Chelsea Manning

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Bitcoin Accepted!
We meet once a month at The Crescent Moon (yes, they accept Bitcoin!) to hang out, chat and connect.

The Crescent Moon is located in Tai Kok Tsui, about 5-10 minutes from Olympic Station or Prince Edward.

Find the location on Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Crescent+Moon/@22.321932,114.1604531,17.04z/

In early 2010, Wikileaks leaked large troves of information exposing war crimes and corruption of the United States and its alliies, particularly in the war in Iraq, using information obtained by Private Manning. When credit card companies and Paypal shut down all donation channels to the whistle-blower site, discussions emerged on whether Wikileaks should accept Bitcoin. Satoshi, on the forum Bitcointalk, advised (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1735.150): "I make this appeal to WikiLeaks not to try to use Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a small beta community in its infancy. You would not stand to get more than pocket change, and the heat you would bring would likely destroy us at this stage."
Today, after serving almost 7 years of a 35 year sentence, President Obama commuted Manning's sentence, she will be released on May 17, 2017.
Today's Bitcoin meetup at the Crescent Moon, Tai Kok Tsui will be to celebrate her, and our freedom.