An Introduction to Bitfilm & Bitcoin in Bangalore, India

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Aaron Koenig: Director of Bitfilm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A superb event at the Centre for Internet & Society was organized on the 23rd of January 2013. The all star team at the CIS (http://cis-india.org/) was awesome at organizing this event for Bitcoin. Live Streaming, Mainstream Newspaper coverage and Twitter based Q&A made this the first Bitcoin Event in India that leveraged these mediums of information transfer.

Aaron Koenig gave a talk on the creation and use of Bitcoin, and on a payment system designed for the voting process of the Bitfilm Festival for Digital Film. Since the year 2000, the Bitfilm Festival has been showcasing films that use digital technology in a creative and innovative way. It takes place on the Internet. However, physical screenings of the films will be held in Bangalore and in Hamburg. Each of the 59 nominated digital animations has its own Bitcoin account, and users worldwide may vote by donating Bitcoins to the films they like anonymously and without any transfer costs. The donated money will be divided among the most popular films (the films with the most votes/Bitcoins).

A strong knowledgeable speaker, Aaron brought forward his tremendous knowledge of Bitcoin, Art & Economics.

The Twitter based Q&A can be viewed on the Twitter ID’s of

@pranesh_prakash

@cis_india

@bensonsamuel

 

The Newspaper Articles where Bitfilm & Bitcoin made their news in India were

Deccan Herald – http://www.deccanherald.com//content/306184/a-view-digital-short-films.html

The Hindu – http://goo.gl/YJYni

The Bangalore Mirror – http://www.bangaloremirror.com/article/31/2013011620130116192721769fafd9b65/Chinwag-withAaron-Koenig.html

 

Bitcoin Resources In India

Local Exchange – LocalBitcoins.com

India Fourms –   https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=89.0

https://plus.google.com/communities/107097658582969818131

Blogs – bensonsamuel.com

Unocoin.com

Services – indiabitcoin.com – Official Partners of Bitpay USA in India

Meetup Group – http://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Bangalore-Meetup-Group/

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One comment on “An Introduction to Bitfilm & Bitcoin in Bangalore, India

  1. hello sir I am a journalist from Banaglore working for The weekly observer. I am intresting in doing a story on bitcoins. it would be great to get your help on the same. please revert as soon as possible.

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