At CES 2014, Bitcoin Presence Small But Important

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We are at CES in Las Vegas this week, a mega conference attended by 150,000 people. The biggest names in consumer electronics are here. Celebrities, parties, Vegas. It’s all here.

And so is Bitcoin.

The Bitcoin presence is only a 20 foot x 20 foot booth, but it’s an important milestone for the digital currency.

The booth is shared by Bitcoin payment processor BitPay, hosted Bitcoin wallet, and mining equipment maker Butterfly Labs. There is also a Bitcoin ATM from Lamassu accepting cash for Bitcoin on the spot.

CES 2014 Bitcoin Booth

When you step into the booth, you hear statements like “I’m either going to live on a private island or in a cardboard box,” in a reference to the uncertainty whether Bitcoin will be worth $1 million per BTC or zero. Either case, this particular Bitcoiner is all in.

It’s also worth noting that there is a collaborative atmosphere. The booth is shared by would-be competitors, putting that aside to help grow the industry.

In addition to the exhibitors, companies like BitGo are attending the conference, demoing the company’s multi-signature secure wallet platform and discussing partnership opportunities. Poker operators are in the booth. Video game publishers as well as retail point-of-sale operators.

Although Bitcoin is now 5 years old, it’s really ground zero for the cryptocurrency and the people in this booth are helping to make the dream a reality.

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