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4th Annual Latin American Bitcoin Conference = Amazing

An enjoyable experience was had by all at the 4th Annual LatBITconf!  This year we were back in Buenos Aires where the original LaBITconf was held in 2013. BitGive has been featured as a charity partner and our Founder has been a speaker at each of the four Latin American Bitcoin conferences.

The group of native Argentinians who organize this event are some of the most genuine and passionate people on this planet. They have worked tirelessly to establish a strong network of bitcoin communities across Latin America and in their home, Buenos Aires. They have established the Espacio Bitcoin, or Bitcoin Embassy, in the heart of downtown Buenos Aires, housed with numerous Bitcoin and Blockchain startups and buzzing with energy and enthusiasm. The whole team has always put together amazing events that are full of great content and a lot of fun! They are also great fans of BitGive!

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From left: Leo Elduayen, Rodolfo Andragnes, Connie Gallippi, Camila Gutierrez Zaldivar, Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar, Gabriel Kurman, Juan Manuel Dominguez (Not pictured: Franco Amati)

Buenos Aires is a beautiful city full of European architecture with, of course, a Latin American flair. We began with a wine tasting event for speakers and sponsors hosted by Rootstock and enjoyed some delicious local Argentine vintage wines. We then made our way to a welcome cocktail hour at the Espacio Bitcoin!

The following day the official conference kicked off, full of amazing speakers and content, both from local Latin Americans and representatives from around the world. We were busy catching up with all our friends and supporters, handing out BitGive t-shirts, and catching the great sessions on stage. Our good friend Tatiana Moroz also performed over the lunch hour.

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With BitGive Advisor Pamela Morgan and Alena Vranova.

Beautiful venue, Piazzolla Tango.

Beautiful venue, Piazzolla Tango.

After a full first day, the speakers and VIPs gathered for tango lessons and a tango show. The dancing and music was sensational, it had to have been some of the most professional dancers in Buenos Aires!

The second day was another full day of global and local leaders and entrepreneurs sharing their expertise and launching new products from mining to smart contracts and everything in between! At the end of the second day, BitGive presented and shared a sneak peak of GiveTrack, our bitcoin and blockchain based donation platform that offers financial transparency and project accountability in real time!

The LaBITconf team also put together a charity auction for BitGive and we auctioned off an original unique bitcoin-themed painting and an autographed cap, raising a total of 4.3 BTC! A BIG Congratulations and Thank You to Brooke and Bill Mallers who won the painting for 3.6 BTC and Jason Seibert who won the cap for 0.7 BTC!

Brooke and Bill Mallers, winners of the charity auction painting.

Brooke and Bill Mallers, winners of the charity auction painting.

Business, networking, and fun continued after the conference with a VIP karaoke night hosted by Rootstock, a day of casual networking with traditional asado in the country hosted by Gonzalo Blousson of Signatura, and of course events at the Espacio Bitcoin! Mr. Bitcoin of course joined the events with his enthusiasm!

We even did some filming with BitFilm while in the area for GiveTrack, more on that coming soon!

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With Marek Palatinus (aka Slush) and Rodolfo Andragnes.

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Espacio Bitcoin BBQ with Bill Mallers, Aaron Koenig, and Chris Guida.

Thank you to the entire LaBITconf team for hosting us in your beautiful home city and for having such a content-rich and diverse program and audience with lots of fun and amazing networking opportunities full of the local culture and, of course, your genuine passion for this community!

Check out BitGive’s presentation, a sneak peek at GiveTrack, donation tracking on the bitcoin blockchain, and the charity auction!

See this year’s line-up, the recorded presentations from both days, and links to the previous three years of amazing events all over Latin America at LaBITconf.com.

Presentations from all four years can be viewed on the LaBITconf youtube channel.

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