Mt. Gox has published a full-page advert in the official magazine associated with the G8 Summit as the event begins today.

The advert in G8 Research Group’s magazine is a simple sketch that depicts a boardroom discussion between different currencies inviting Bitcoin to the table saying: “Come in and join us.”

The statement on the advert reads:

These days it seems like everyone is talking about Bitcoin, the digital currency that is revolutionising the way people think about money, trade and transparency. Mt. Gox offers a secure and reliable multi-currency exchange so you can trade with the entire world in your local currency. Now isn’t that something worth talking about?

Mt. Gox republished the ad on Facebook and said:

The 2013 G8 conference is kicking into gear from today, and global leaders are discussing economic issues that affect us all. To get the message out, a couple of months ago we took a big step and bought a full page ad for Bitcoin right in the middle of the G8 Research Group’s official magazine with a link to a special landing page.

User feedback varied from one who said:

“Ambitious, these countries would soon see Bitcoin destroyed if they found a way…”

To another who said: “Their verification process takes far to long before anything can happen and they still owe a lot of people money.”

The G8 Summit is being held in Lough Erne Resort, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland until tomorrow.

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