Past Meetup

Crypto Block Party @ Car Free Day

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Haven't heard of Car Free Day? It's one of Vancouver's largest festivals, with around 250,000 people expected to attend this year. It's a volunteer-driven, community-focused celebration of car-free culture, and includes several routes set up for pedestrian traffic past booths, vendors, and activities of all kinds. See their website ( for more information.

Main Street is the most trafficked route, with around 100,000 passersby expected. It also holds the Vera's Burger Shack that accepts Bitcoin. Here we will hold Vancouver's first Crypto Block Party, raising the Bitcoin flag over Vera's for all to see. We're bringing several different types of cryptocurrency ATMs and miners, and shall spare no expense to make this both fun and educational. Maybe more businesses will join us!

By promising to conduct the block in a non-profit fashion (and thanks to my friend Ed Yuen), I was able to rent the area between 13th and 14th avenues for only $2,500 in bitcoins, which they now accept. We intend to divide the cost evenly, charging $250 to cryptocurrency businesses, with discounts given to artists and select non-profit organizations. In the event of excess funding, participants may either be partially reimbursed, or have their funds used for decorations and other attractions.

We've already been interviewed by the Straight and Bitcoin Magazine, and plenty more publicity will follow. Confirmed participants so far include QuadrigaCX, the Bitcoin Cooperative, Newnote Financial Decentral.Bangtown, and more! If you would like to participate, please email Andrew at, or call at 778.918.8.7156. We can help with transportation and set-up on the day of, and an invoice will be provided to you for your record. It's time to hit the streets!