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Calvin Ayre: Bitcoin Cash is a movement

To say that the global cryptocurrency community has been buzzing lately would be an understatement.

For the month of March alone, more than 60 Bitcoin and blockchain-related events have been held in virtually all parts of the globe, including TOKEN2049 Conference in Hong Kong and the highly acclaimed Satoshi’s Vision Conference in Tokyo, Japan.

Though they were held in the same week, the two events had very different focus. Antiguan entrepreneur Calvin Ayre, who attended both conferences, described ICO-focused Token2049 as “a multi-level marketing conference,” whereas Satoshi’s Vision “focused on making fundamental changes to the society.”

“[Satoshi’s Vision Conference] is very much about how Bitcoin specifically, but cryptocurrencies in general, could change the world… The people here are really focused on making fundamental changes to the society, whereas the conference that we just had [attended] in Hong Kong, it felt like a multi-level marketing conference. There’s a bunch of people that were there mainly… working on some get-rich-quick schemes or what not,” Ayre said. “This conference here [in Tokyo] is the real deal, and I think in the years ahead, we’ll see a lot more conferences like this one.”

Ayre is a huge supporter of Bitcoin Cash. As part of his deeper involvement in all things Bitcoin, Ayre has been putting his time, effort and financial resources into projects—including Lokad’s Terab Project, Electron Cash, Cash Shuffle Group’s BCH ‘Mixer’ tool, and a Bitcoin Cash tokenization contest—that expand Bitcoin’s reach and acceptance, which begs the question: why?

“Somebody’s got to do it,” Ayre said. “I think Roger Ver kind of summed it up. This project is more than just a company, it’s a movement. I’m a big believer in it myself, and I got the financial resources so I want to seed a few things that I think are good for the greater community.”

Conduit for merchant community

CoinGeek, a part of the Ayre Media Group, is organizing its very own conference in May—an event that will bring together the brightest and most dedicated minds behind cryptocurrency. Unlike the Satoshi’s Vision Conference, which focused on the evolution of the platform, Ayre said the upcoming Conference will center on merchant adoption.

“I’m also working on positioning [CoinGeek] conference because of the fact that we’re dovetailing it to come just a few days after the next fork in BCH, which is May 15… the next fork in BCH is going to be November 15, and so we’re hoping that we can have our next conference on the 29th of November,” Ayre said. “We hope by having our conferences around the same time as these forks, that we can become a conduit for the merchant community back into the platform developers, so that there can be better communication between the two.”

The inaugural Conference, which will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong on May 18, is shaping up to be a landmark event tackling merchant adoption and providing education on the benefits of Bitcoin Cash.

“I think Bitcoin Cash, which is the one true Bitcoin, is going to become the dominant global public blockchain, the one chain that can do it all and everything will be on it,” Ayre said.

Registration for the Conference is now open with a 50% discount for those paying in BCH, but credit card payments are also welcome.

Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (segwit) Chain are Referred to as BTC coins. Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) is today the only Bitcoin implementation that follows Satoshi Nakamoto’s original whitepaper for Peer to Peer Electronic Cash. Bitcoin BSV is the only major public blockchain that maintains the original vision for Bitcoin as fast, frictionless, electronic cash.


Jeremy Smith

They’ve trained themselves to believe in what they preach. And when they’re all together, like at SatoshiVision, it just fuels their fire. Really sad actually. Good if they’re making money, but terrible, by doing it via a scam crypto coin.

Ver's BCash is not Bitcoin

BCH is a lying coin, run by a minority group of convicted criminals.


    How do you mean?


    Nick you seem so angry. Feel free to contact me and maybe we can find a space to discuss your projects.


    Thanks for sharing your opinion. My opinion is after doing a lot of personal research to get to the truth of what has factually happened in the Bitcoin space is that BCH is the coin that is 100% in alignment with the original Bitcoin plan. Good luck with your BTC and I will hold my BCH. Everyone has the right to their opinion 🙂

      Ver's BCash is not Bitcoin

      I would add, in case readers don’t understand, that lying BCH is hand in glove with hardware manufacturers for Bitcoin mining. And REAL Bitcoin took a direction that screwed up those mining plans. That is the sole reason for this Bcash scam. BTC (REAL Bitcoin) was too honest for them. You lying, shilling, dishonest criminals – pretending to be Bitcoin. Shame on you.


        There is no REAL bitcoin once you understand that bitcoin is whichever version of the
        network you want it to be AS A USER. This means as a user I CHOOSE what bitcoin IS when a disagreement turns into a chain split (every BTC holder whom held a balance at the time of the hard fork received an equal balance of BCH). I may support the BCH network at this
        moment but that’s not to say I always will. For example should there be a contentious hard fork on the BCH network at some point in the future because of whatever reason and I support the change, then that new network will be bitcoin for me AS A USER and the process may happen again, and again and so forth to infinity. Referring to BTC as the REAL bitcoin has no technical merit as far as any claim to a legitimate vs illegitimate protocol and only really communicates your opinion (and you’re entitled to it) about which network you support AS A USER. If you’ve got something to debate about ASIC mining hardware or the role of miners then by all means, but don’t come on here and start spewing rubbish and expect to have the last word.

      Ver's BCash is not Bitcoin

      But the article itself says it is a company! Bitcoin is not a company! BCash clearly is.
      You lying, shilling, dishonest money takers.

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