The North American Bitcoin Car Giveaway Tour 2014, a digital currency-themed roadshow aimed at promoting the use of bitcoin among everyday consumers, is set to hit the highways of North America in July.
CoinDesk spoke with Kryptoz Inc. co-founder and CEO Robbie Davidson, who said that the tour is tapping into the nascent interest in bitcoin among consumers, with the overarching goal of bringing more information to people who might otherwise remain uninformed about the nature of digital currencies.
Big prizes at stake
The vehicle up for grabs is the same one that will be driven around the continent during the tour. According to Davidson, the contest is designed to be the "big draw" for people.
After that, he hopes they’ll have a chance to learn more about digital currencies. He added that he expects there to be an even mix of seasoned cryptocurrency enthusiasts and people who have only heard about bitcoin in the news.
Notably, winners have the option of choosing the KIA Soul or $10,000 worth of bitcoins. Davidson suggested that because of the continental nature of the contest, some might not want to go through the expense of shipping a vehicle across state and national boundaries.
The tour is offering attendees a number of ways to enter the contest. In addition to signing up on-site, Davidson said that people can take pictures of the event and share them online which will enable them to receive additional entries.
Additionally, participants will receive bitcoin gift cards and other types of promotional swag. Davidson said that in some locations, bitcoin ATMs and other hardware will be on display for those who want to check them out.
Future tours in the works
Davidson envisions the tour as a yearly event, with a new car giveaway headlining the roadshow during its pan-continental trek.
Ultimately, he said, the success of this year’s tour will determine the nature of future events. Yet given the growing interest in bitcoin in general, he foresees more than a few people wanting to come out, learn about digital currencies and take their chance at winning a free car.
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