Sat, Mar 23|
The SATurday Market - Goods/Services for Bitcoin + Cash
The SAT market aims to be a quarterly event where local businesses and people come together in a place where they can support each other by buying/selling goods and services for both Bitcoin and cash.
Time & Location
Mar 23, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Calgary, 130 3 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0B6, Canada
About the event
I am taking the initiative to bring like-minded people in Calgary and Southern Alberta together to create a flourishing circular Bitcoin economy. I have been living on Bitcoin since 2020 and love the idea of being completely self sovereign with the fruits of my labor. If there's anything we've learned in Canada over the past couple years, it's that the money in your bank account isn't really yours!
MERCHANT SIGN-UP: email firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS THE SAT MARKET? The Saturday SAT market aims to be a quarterly event where local businesses and people come together in a place where they can support each other by buying/selling goods and services for both Bitcoin and cash.
I DON'T KNOW MUCH/ANYTHING ABOUT BITCOIN... SHOULD I COME? Yes, absolutely! We will have tons of people there to help you learn, get your first wallet, and do your first transactions. All you need is a smartphone and a few dollars in cash if you'd like to exchange for some Bitcoin. Even if you don't buy or use Bitcoin at the event, you're welcome to shop at the local merchants with cash!
WHERE IS IT? The White Diamond Conference Center in downtown Calgary - Chinatown.
WHAT IS A SAT? A Sat is the smallest unit of a Bitcoin - each Bitcoin has 100,000,000 sats. Given that Bitcoin's value continues to go up, many people now denominate things in sats, and that unit will have increasing relevance as time goes on.
WHY CASH AS WELL? Because many self sovereign individuals are just Bitcoiners in training! Collectively we can ensure that every vendor there is capable of accepting BTC, but they can also trade it p2p for cash at the end of the event if they like.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
- As an attendee, just show up and learn about/support these passionate local merchants. Learn why they love Bitcoin!
- Do you make something? Do you have a skill? Do you know a sovereignty-minded person that isn't a bitcoiner yet but loves the idea of peer to peer local markets? Reach out to email@example.com to get involved.
Remaining details are TBD, but I will be updating this page with location, times, special guests and a list of vendors in the coming weeks as we iron out the details. Thank you all so much for partaking in this little experiment!
LEARNING RESOURCES FOR ATTENDEES/MERCHANTS:
Simplest, low fees, BUT custodial (they hold your money)
Easy with a couple extra steps, self custody (you hold your own money!)
AQUA WALLET (tutorial soon)
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