DevCore we have a problem...
Written by Anthony | 14th Apr, 2015
DevCore london is the key conference in London sponsored by the Bitcoin Foundation. For an organisation promoting bitcoin, there is a glaring issue with the sign-up for the DevCore
The price for a ticket when paying with bitcoin is £156
The price for a ticket when paying with fiat is £135
Thats a whacking 15.6% mark-up for using bitcoin. That comes from two sources - first the promo codes only work with fiat payments and second, the exchange rate or charges associated with Coinbase add to the cost.
I am all for hearing about the latest multisig or HD wallet technology but lets get the basics right first. If bitcoin is promoted as being nearly free - please make an effort to make it so in your own back yard at least.