Grand Castle Malla Becomes the Bitcoin Supernode Perpetual Conference Center
One thing we can do to beautify this planet, is preserve our valuable heritage, at times enabling it to shine even brighter. Whether it’s centuries-old buildings or natural landscapes, they can definitely provide some of the most conducive environments for great minds to connect over joy, wonder, play and rich array of experiences.
This week, February 28, 2014 marks the culmination of a momentous and historic transaction, a castle bought with Bitcoin earnings and dedicated to the support of Bitcoin innovation. Located in Estonia near the Baltic Sea the site is easily found by plugging Malla, Estonia into Google Maps and zooming in on the largest building you find, and there it is.
This Manor House was built in the 1600 and has been updated many times through the centuries, most recently to remove all the old soviet era accouterments, reinforcing all the structures and updating the electricity and plumbing. The grounds include forests, gardens, and a number of support buildings which were formerly servant quarters, barns, stables and such.
While there are other budding centres of Bitcoin activity, and embassies in each of the great cities of the planet, this grand edifice stands unique as a philosophical philanthropic institution removed from the busy business of city commerce and provides a gathering nexus for the Bitcoin community to indulge in a more organic lifestyle. These accommodations are planned for Bitcoin dignitaries to engage each other in luxurious surrounds conducive to respite and retreat, contemplation, and the more strategic thinking such environs are destined to inspire.
The new Baltic Bitcoin Baron is none other than the prestigious Risto Pietila. This new nobleman successfully navigated the treacherous business of precious metal investing through his innovative start-up SilverBank.net, and thrived. He then catapulted his fortunes through rigorous mathematical analysis and sagacious trading of Bitcoin. This magnanimous endeavor was enabled through the profits that ensued. Risto’s own rag to riches progression is appropriate to the enterprise of castellan restoration and he also personifies the progression of private currencies through the ages and into the future. It is right and proper that he be the man to cement this Bitcoin Supernode foundation in the ancient stones of Estonia.
The selection of location, Estonia, is the EU country with probably the most freedom. According to the CIA’s world fact book, its small public sector and vibrant private sector boasts one of the highest per-capita incomes and GDP growth of Europe. Their hands-off approach to Bitcoin presents not only a magnetic attraction for monetary innovation, but also an expansive outer wall outside the formidable walls of this financial fortress. There is no doubt that these halls will host the most illuminated thinkers of our collective crypto-currency future for many decades to come and “Make Money, Do Good, and Have Fun”.
The post CryptoCurrency Castle Consummated appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
The BlueCoin Phenomenon
BlueCoin is very serious about their chosen theme. Taking cue from the cultural antics of the Dogecoin community, the founders of BlueCoin have been trying to give it something of a personality. They announced an official BlueCoin afterparty to ...read more
Ripple Labs CTO Designs Smart Contracts
Stefan Thomas is one of the more talented and respected developers in the space. An old hat at this young technology, he has been making waves as the CTO of Ripple labs. In a recent effort he has set ...read more
American court stops Mt. Gox from auctioning Bitcoin domain
A United States court issued a temporary order to forbid the sale of the domain Bitcoins.com, which is still owned by the CEO of the defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox. Mark Karpeles announced the auctioning of the domain two weeks ago. The injuction ...read more
New York-based Coinsetter evolves to “full US Bitcoin exchange”
Following the recent presentation of the first BitLicense draft, the Bitcoin-related set of rules that will regulate the crypto-economy in New York, the local exchange Coinsetter announced its evolution from beta stage to “full US Bitcoin exchange”. “Today, we’re pleased ...read more
Building a Bitcoin Economy: How to Close the Loop
This guide is a continuation of a previous article at http://bitcoinmagazine.com/13104/building-bitcoin-economy-stimulate-adoption/ If you or someone in the area has been preaching crypto for a while, you probably have a few nearby businesses accepting Bitcoin by now. This is an important first ...read more
#OffTheCouch: Award-winning Film Could Bring Bitcoin to 1,000 High Schools
The Corporation Film’s Crypto Challenge from Hello Cool World on Vimeo. For its 10th year anniversary, “The Corporation” is raising money for a re-release shown to 1,000 schools across North America. Their original fiat campaign closed at $30,000, and they’re ...read more