Popularity of Bitcoin continues to grow in Edmonton

Global News

EDMONTON – Over the past five years its value has sky-rocketed. Now, an Edmonton group is hoping to raise the profile of Bitcoin even more.

“Edmonton has the fastest growing Bitcoin community in the country. We’re adding businesses faster than any other city. More people are coming to our meet ups than any other city,” says Peter Dushenski.

Dushenski is a Bitcoin community developer. On Saturday, he hosted Coinfest Edmonton, an event where people could learn some Bitcoin basics.

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(Above: Peter Dushenski talks about Coinfest Edmonton on the Global Edmonton Saturday Morning News)

“You can exchange value to anyone in the world with essentially no fees – and instantly – and there’s really no middle man,” he says.

“When we start to see bricks and mortar businesses accepting Bitcoin, it means that there’s a sort of cultural acceptance of alternative forms of payment,” explains Dushenski.

Rick Rosboro…

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