Bitcoin Makes Appearance at 2018 Burning Man Event in Nevada Desert
Bitcoin Present at 2018’s Burning Man
This year’s Burning Man is featuring some Bitcoin logos in one of the ‘art’ installations. Burning man is an event held every single year in the desert. Additionally, it is a global cultural movement. However, this is not a music festival or a commercial experience.
The event has some principles that are based on ‘radical’ inclusion, self-reliance, and self-expression.
During the event there is no need for buying things. Indeed, participants can leave their funds at home. The event is related to the ‘gifting’ culture to others in order to spread the good word. But of course, virtual currencies have reached this place and event.
The main reason why Bitcoin is here is related to the fact that it matches with the spirit of the event. We are talking about ‘power to the people,’ and fighting against financial corporations.
In 2014, Burning Man started to accept donations in Bitcoin. However, Bitcoin donations are no longer available.
As Bitcoin reached several important companies and wealthy investors, the cryptocurrency is becoming an important pillar for the Burning Man event and its values.