The BitGive Foundation has partnered with the next North American Bitcoin Conference (, which will be held in Chicago on July 19 and 20, 2014. The conference organizers have gifted 35 complimentary passes to the BitGive Foundation for the event.

The BitGive Foundation is a charitable giving organization whose mission is to leverage the power of the Bitcoin community to improve public health and the environment worldwide. BitGive is working hard to demonstrate the social value of Bitcoin through charitable campaigns and partnerships that reach the developing and third world. The BitGive Foundation has received support from many companies and organizations in the Bitcoin community, including KnCMiner, Butterfly Labs, BitPay, Perkins Coie, LLP and many more.

Right now is a critical moment for Bitcoin. The world’s most independent currency just turned 5 and is entering a crucial phase in its development. In the last six months, the currency has dramatically increased in visibility and has experienced the pros and cons of the limelight: rising acceptance with vendors and shoppers alongside scrutiny, regulations and fluctuating prices.

Community members, entrepreneurs, and crypto-currency experts will gather for the second North American Bitcoin Conference (NABC) to celebrate Bitcoin’s growing popularity. Located at the beautiful McCormick Place in downtown Chicago, the NABC aims to highlight Bitcoin’s future and to support its diverse community by promoting entrepreneurial ingenuity and increasing public knowledge of the currency.

The most respected Bitcoin conference in North America, the NABC was recently featured in CNN Money, Forbes, Yahoo! Finance and The Wall Street Journal. This will be the largest Bitcoin conference yet in North America thanks to the support of media partners Freedomain Radio, yBitcoin, Zeroblock and