We hosted the country's first CoinFest on the 8th & 9th April 2016. The event was held in Manchester, the event ran for two days, operated over two floors, was free to attend and provided a hub for Bitcoin enthusiasts and businesses.

Our event was hosted at MadLab in the Northern Quarter of Manchester and included:

    On the ground floor we offered:


    Music from The Cypherfunks, with a limited amount of free CDs to giveaway

    Unique custom built IDs for ticket holders (These IDs were automatically entered into our raffles)

    Freebies including badges, stickers, pins and much more

    Bitcoin Pizza, Chinese and Cookies! Sponsored by Bitcoin Manchester and @CrazyBakingLady

    A live ROKOS device. Attendees could examine the open source operating system on a Raspberry Pi. Guides were produced for ROKOS and the Pi

    Matthew from Portsmouth Crypto provided a group of Bitcoin education sessions throughout the CoinFestUK event, the topics included:

    • - Basics of Bitcoin & the Blockchain
    • - Navigating the Bitcoin ecosystem
    • - Wallets, security & cold storage

    Each topic ran for 1/2 hr with a full session of all the topics running 1 1/2 Hrs. We would like to thank Portsmouthcrypto.co.uk/ for their support

    We had a Exclusive Webhosting Giveaway linked to the raffle IDs - From CryptoCloudHosting.org

    Exclusive Giveaways from some of our sponsors linked to the raffle IDs

    Exclusive QR Coded scratch cards from Granitecoin and Mojocoin

    A demonstration showing the use of eMunie debit cards and ecosystem

    We had the amazing Turbocharged game available for playing - From The GameCredits team

    On the top floor we had:


    Access to a onsite BTC ATM (Provided by Satoshipoint)

    Screening of the award winning Bitcoin documentary "Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It"

    We had talks from various members of the crypto-currency community and other specialist areas

    Our speaker lineup included


      Friday 8th:
    • 10:30-12:00 - Gary Broadfield : Bitcoin and The Law

    • 12:00-13:00 - Martin Karanda : State of the Coin: A Perspective from Africa

    • 14:00-15:00 - Hullcoin : How Blockchain technology can be applied for social good

    • 16:30-17:30 - BitcoinRat : #bitworldtour Project

    • International hangout
    • 6:30 PM Chelsea Barabas (MIT Media lab)
    • 7:15 PM Panel: Gaming on the Blockchain - The panel included : Anari Sengbe (Gamerholic), Michael Dugger (GameCredits) and Andrew Wagner (Huntercoin)
    • 8:00 PM Paul Snow (Factom)
    • 8:45 PM Susanne Tempelhof (BitNation)
    • 9:30 PM Eric Duran (FairCoin)

    • Saturday 9th:
    • 11:00-12:00 - Chris Jackson : Blockchain: the Strategic Risk to Banking

    • 12:00-13:00 - Ronny Boesing @ bit-x.com : The world first fully operational instant bitcoin to cash debitcard NanoCard, as the only credit card in the world ready to support all major crypto currencies.

    • 13:30-15:00 - Dan @ Emunie : The eMunie System

    • 15:00-15:30- Chris @ Dnotes : Global decentralized supplemental digital currency

    Our event opened at 9am (Both days) and closed at 10pm on the Friday and at 4pm on the Saturday