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I had been looking for a way to connect with the Buenos Aires bitcoin community. I knew they were out there, but, where? I visited “Espacio Bitcoin,” a cultural center and co-working space in which some crypto-related projects have their offices. The signal wasn’t strong enough over there. I was looking for the bitcoin maximalists, and “Espacio Bitcoin” was hosting an NFT exhibition. The art wasn’t bad, to be honest, but it was definitely not what I was after.
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I also joined the Bitcoin Argentina NGO mailing list, but no luck there either. As far as I could see, they were promoting webinars and other online events, and I spend too much time in front of a screen already. Their tone was also too serious for me. They are dealing with real issues and working with politicians, and I’m looking to connect with like-minded people to speak about bitcoin all night.
Todo listo! pic.twitter.com/nLLIvNqU9y
— Bitcoin_Night (@bitcoin_night) April 12, 2022
That’s where the Twitter algorithm came in. One fine day, it showed me that there was a bitcoin event coming soon. I immediately recognized the signal when I read that the idea behind the Buenos Aires “Bitcoin Night” was to go to a restaurant and pay in bitcoin. Simple. However, you have to be an advanced user to know that the next stage in bitcoin adoption is to spend satoshis. To create circular economies.
I reserved a table and waited at the edge of my seat for that faithful night.
BTC price chart for 04/16/2022 on Bitstamp | Source: BTC/USD on TradingView.com
The First-Ever Buenos Aires “Bitcoin Night”
The restaurant was beautiful. There were not many people there when we arrived. The organizers were around a big round table in the corner and that was about it. “This thing failed,” I erroneously thought as I realized it was not a meetup per se. I planned to go to the big table and introduce myself, but the waiter was anxious for us to order. So we did. The drinks arrived and I forgot about bitcoin.
It was a sushi restaurant with a Buenos Aires spin. People kept coming in. A different waiter approached us and told us he was 18, had a lot of projects, and wanted to learn about bitcoin. I told him he was in the right place and that bitcoiners were usually eager to teach anyone about the technology. The food arrived. It was delicious.
Celebrando el primer @bitcoin_night con @FAndragnes @paleobit @NazaAndres @DanyAlos @_myxa @paleobit pic.twitter.com/PvMD0wnYc9
— Matias Gorganchian ₿ (@mgorganchian) April 13, 2022
The restaurant was full. I detected a guy taking pictures and approached him. He was one of the organizers and told me they were going to gather at the outside tables after the meal. Bringing a date might’ve been a mistake.This post was syndicated from https://bitcoinist.com/the-first-ever-bitcoin-night-in-buenos-aires/ and originally written by our friends Eduardo Próspero at http://bitcoinist.com/feed/