Over a decade-long evolution later, for self-justified private causes, a handful of the crypto neighborhood members selected to imagine in siding in opposition to Bitcoin (BTC), leading to a story that preached “blockchain is nice, Bitcoin is dangerous.”
Josselin Tonnellier, the founding father of Bitcoin alternate StackinSat and organizer of the Surfin’ Bitcoin 2022, believes that this explicit notion is likely one of the foremost boundaries to broader BTC adoption in France.
In an unique interview with Cointelegraph reporter Joseph Corridor, Tonnellier mentioned a number of vital matters, together with the adoption of Bitcoin and crypto in France, the origins and targets of the Surfin’ Bitcoin convention, and overcoming challenges throughout the bear market.
The chief defined that some of the urgent issues in France by way of Bitcoin adoption is the pro-blockchain narrative that paints a adverse image of Bitcoin. He mentioned that:
“For a few years it has been blockchain is nice. Bitcoin is dangerous. So, we attempt to produce content material with outstanding Bitcoiners and other people need us to have the ability to clarify what Bitcoin actually is.”
By way of the connection between browsing and Bitcoin, the chief mentioned that the aim of the occasion was to have a really chill place the place the ecosystem might collect and make connections. Tonnellier defined:
“We needed to have a spot to assemble individuals in very good settings on the finish of August so individuals can benefit from the seaside, really feel like we’re on holidays speaking about Bitcoin, and we need to be very chill and relaxed, so you do not see many fits and a bow tie.”
The occasion organizer additionally highlighted that there had been loads of Web3 and nonfungible token (NFT) occasions within the nation and never a lot for Bitcoin. He added that this spurred their workforce to place the occasion collectively.
Other than these, Corridor additionally requested Tonnellier concerning the difficulties that they’re dealing with for the time being in organizing an occasion throughout the bear market. The occasion organizer defined that there are a number of ups and downs together with setting the funds for the occasion. He mentioned:
“This limits the quantity of sponsoring alternatives and particularly in bear markets, it is decreased much more and as you may think about, the funds for advertising and marketing is shrinking significantly.”
Regardless of the challenges that they needed to face, Tonnellier expressed that they have been in a position to collect individuals and proceed with the occasion. He expressed how rewarding it was for his or her workforce to see individuals from exterior of France coming in to affix the occasion.