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Erik Gibbs

Dr. Craig Wright to headline Wilton’s Music Hall event

In two weeks, Financial Times (FT) Alphaville will host a show at Wilton’s Music Hall in the historic Tower of London district in London, England. The show is meant to be a step for FT Alphaville into the “Fyre Festival Economy” space and is described as an event “where film noir meets performance finance.” FT Alphaville has now announced that the night will also have a cryptocurrency spin to it, as Bitcoin creator Dr. Craig Wright is scheduled to appear to give a presentation on digital currencies. 

The event is an “eclectic night of comedy, music, cinema, documentary and financial puppeteering. Prepare for the unexpected, as FT Alphaville takes you on a journey through our illusory data-driven world with the aid of an exclusive collaboration with BBC documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis.”

No information was provided regarding what exactly Wright will talk about—that will be revealed on July 26, the night of the show. However, given his present desire to set the record straight regarding Bitcoin and Satoshi Nakamoto, it will be an eye-opening experience for all attendees.

FT Alphaville says in its announcement that it expects to make announcements of other special guests leading up to the show. It explains, “We’re proud to announce a new headliner to the line-up: Mr. Craig Steven Wright, as you’ve never seen him before. There’s more to the man than just his (disputed) claim that he is bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto… Consider this one more reason to come to Vaudeville. And the big reveals aren’t even over yet.”

The Fyre Festival (FF) Economy refers to a belief that “the entire economy may indeed by Fyre Festival.” As Curtis has previously stated, “We live in a world where the powerful deceive us. We know they lie. They know we know they lie. They don’t care. We say we care but do nothing.”

The FF reference is a less-than-appreciative nod to the festival by the same name that was scheduled to take place in 2017. It had been founded by Fyre Media CEO Bill McFarland and rapper Ja Rule and should have taken place on Great Exuma in the Bahamas. The event was heavily promoted by social media influencers and was expected to be two huge three-day bashes. However, despite mentions of gourmet meals and luxury accommodations for which attendees paid thousands of dollars, they ended up sleeping in tents and eating sandwiches.

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