Less than a week before New York City’s biggest cryptocurrency meetup, the price of bitcoin dropped sharply.
“Can you make tickets free? BTC down 50% and stock market blew up Monday,” one guest wrote in the Facebook group for the event. Other attendees liked the status.
“It’s $10 for an open bar and the money goes to charity,” David Park, the organizer of the event, replied.
“I’m in need of charity too right now,” replied the guest.
Whether or not he ever made it, hundreds of cryptocurrency enthusiasts did gather last Thursday at a massive sports bar in Manhattan for what has become the city’s largest and most prominent crypto meetup.
Like many at the event, organizer David Park became interested in cryptocurrency last year.
He searched for New York City-based crypto meetups but the ones he found kept getting booked up. After several disappointing months of trying to network, Park decided that rather than languishing on the waitlist for other people’s events, he’d start his own