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Bitcoin sets up at Dalhousie

Crypto-currency hits Canadian campus.


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Eastern Canada’s first on-campus Bitcoin ATM will power-on this evening in Dalhousie’s Student Union buiilding.

The student union is partnering with Canadian virtual currency exchange CAVIRTEX to present the new machine in a ribbon-cutting event and documentary screening. It will be the first two-way Bitcoin ATM on a Canadian campus.

Bitcoin is the crypto-currency that works peer-to-peer with no central bank, using digital “coins.” Transactions are accountable and almost no cost for users, but the currency can be volatile.

This past spring, Durty Nelly’s pub installed its own Bitcoin ATM, the first of its kind in the Atlantic provinces.

This evening’s event at Dalhousie features speakers like vice president of business development for CAVIRTEX and “Dalhousie Alumni-turned Bitcoin thought leader” Kyle Kemper. After there’ll be a screening of The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin, which the Village Voice calls “a circle-jerk for bitcoin zealots who speak primarily in self-deluded Silicon Valley PR drivel.”

The event kicks off tonight in The Grawood, starting at 5pm. “Expect a large showing of Bitcoin enthusiasts, including the Dalhousie Crypto Club in attendance to learn more about the future of money and the Bitcoin phenomena.”

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