Over 180 members of the Bitcoin society gathered in Seoul to celebrate Satoshi vision as tech savvy South Korea held its first-ever Bitcoin SV (BSV) Meetup on Monday.
It was a night of superlatives for the Seoul Bitcoin SV Meetup. The event, sponsored by Bitcoin Association, was held at the Merry Bar in Soul and it’s packed with people—200 people signed up on the Meetup website—making it the largest BSV Meetup since the original Bitcoin was reborn as Bitcoin SV.
“We are really surprised of this because people doesn’t know about BSV a lot because of language barrier but that is why we organized BitcoinSVKorea.com to spread the Satoshi vision. That is why we held this meetup—the largest meetup ever,” said Daniel Lee, who organized the event along with his brother Joseph Lee.
CoinGeek owner Calvin Ayre said the Seoul BSV Meetup is just a taste of what’s to come for the Bitcoin society.
“First of all, I want to say that this is the largest BSV meetup since us saving the original Bitcoin. I think this is an example of what we can expect in the future with events that we have planned in other places in the world,” Ayre said. “The next conference is going to be in London in February but we have plenty of meetups all over the world and we’ll be doing conferences in the United States—New York, San Francisco next year. We want to start more things with the development community because I think that developers are the real army that understand why this platform is unique in the world with its ability to scale today. We’re not promising scaling 18 months from now, we’re promising scaling right now, today.”
Among the attendees were nChain Chief Scientist Dr. Craig Wright, nChain CTO Steve Shadders, and Founding President of the Bitcoin Association Jimmy Nguyen. Nguyen said, “It is an electric city so we are so happy to bring CoinGeek, Satoshi vision and Bitcoin SV to one of the true blockchain and crypto capitals of the world, and we love being in Asia and we’re going to make BSV a big win here and around the world.”
In a short speech, Dr. Wright promised “to keep creating things”—and make the community “work really, really hard.”
What I’m going to promise is I’m going to work hard, and I’m going to keep creating things and I’m going to keep releasing things so that you guys can build companies, you know, like you could work. And I’m going to make you work really, really hard. Because then you actually feel good about yourselves. If you speculate, and you make a little bit of money, and you lose it tomorrow, there’s no dignity there’s nothing there. When people work for things, when they create things, when they know that they actually earned because they work for a long time, and they’ve had hardships, then it’s worthwhile. That’s what proof of work is.
Check out the CoinGeek Seoul Conference happening at Le Meridien Hotel on October 1-2. Download the CoinGeek Conferences app and stay updated on the latest updates. The app not only contains a detailed schedule for the two-day conference, it also features an in-app messenger that allows users to communicate with the BSV society during the event.
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