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Massive Bitcoin conference cuts off Bitcoin payments

North American Bitcoin Conference ironically doesn't accept Bitcoin payments ahead of its January 18-19 event.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Jan 11 2018 1:02 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:53 AM CST

In what feels like the most ironic story I've written in a while, the North American Bitcoin Conference ticking page doesn't support Bitcoin payments, with an explanation from the group saying the "no cryptocurrency" policy is because of the "network congestion and manual processing".

Massive Bitcoin conference cuts off Bitcoin payments | TweakTown.com

There's a valid reason here, but it's just ironic that one of the best Bitcoin conferences in the world... doesn't accept Bitcoin right now. Bitcoin.com is reporting that more and more merchants are not accepting Bitcoin payments anymore because it's not quick and easy like other cryptocurrencies.

But the point is that Bitcoin isn't a transaction coin, and more of a stored value coin and "USD" of crypto. You need to trade BTC for most alt coins, and isn't something you buy your coffee or pay for your Netflix subscription with.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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