A number of kickboxers will go head-to-head in London's iconic O2 venue on Saturday (5th April), fighting for a prize of £5,000 in bitcoin.
A rather familiar face will also be taking to the ring – broadcaster and bitcoin enthusiast Max Keiser. He's competing in a celebrity bout against a professionally trained fighter who is a big supporter of Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JP Morgan Chase.
Organiser Patrick Carroll explained:
He said over 700 tickets for the event have been sold so far, but he expects over 1,000 people to show up on the day.
"We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone this Saturday and expect it to be the biggest UK-based bitcoin gathering to date," Carroll concluded.
Michele Seven – freedom advocate
Josh Walker – bitcoin and maths enthusiast
The panel discussion will begin at around 15:00 (BST), with the fight night starting at 19:00 followed by a VIP after-party at 22:30.
Firestartr.co is increasing its activity in the digital currency space and recently led the Bitstamp audit, which required the creation of the largest single bitcoin wallet and transaction in history.
Cécile Baird, head of operations and portfolio at Firestartr.co, said: "In order for bitcoin to grow stronger, it’s weaknesses needs to be tackled. The CoinScrum panel event will confront the tough issues that need to be solved."
"Thanks to the location and support we can reach out to a wider audience beyond the bitcoin community and include sports fans too," she added.
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