From a white paper, some code and a simple message — “Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks” — an idea was born that was so powerful it ignited a revolution. Captivated by Bitcoin's potential, individuals from around the world came together and formed a community to develop it.
After 10 years of bugs, hacks, scams, bans, civil war, breakthroughs and fortunes gained and lost, Bitcoin has spread like a virus around the world and has set the stage for a new financial system. Bitcoin's future has never been brighter, but much of the fun and positive spirit that got us here has been abstracted away. It's time for that to change.
The mission of Bitcoin 2019 is to reignite the BTC community by advancing shared goals and highlighting the people and organizations bringing them into reality. From the biggest miners and most active core devs to Fortune 500 companies and darknet markets, this will be a yearly gathering of old and new friends that inclusively reimagines the narrative around digital value and manifests an amenable answer to the question: “Why does this technology matter?”