Described as a “flea market from the future with dazzling colors, delicious food, fascinating products, enchanting music and entertainment,” the Funfair is set to take place on February 14th and 15th at the Sodra Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden.
The entire event is organized by The Forumist, a selected group of Swedish individuals and bitcoin users. Gustave Bagge, content creator at The Forumnist, commented on the event with enthusiasm, saying:
“We just want regular people to discover bitcoins, and help young upcoming artists, designers and innovators learn about the possibilities of permission-less innovation… There seems to be a great interest for something like this… We are tired of reading about hacks and thefts in the mainstream media, when the reality is that bitcoin is an amazing new technology that empowers anyone to start a business.”
The Bitcoin Funfair works to host upcoming designers, entrepreneurs and vintage shops that can “show off” their products and try to up their sales ante.
The big clincher of the event is that visitors are asked to exchange a minimum of 100 Swedish Krona (SEK) into bitcoin. They will then be able to spend their bitcoins at the fair, and later trade any unused funds back into fiat currency.
Bagge further added to his statement, explaining that everyone should be excited about the new technology and possibilities that bitcoin brings to the table:
“There’s so much focus in mainstream media about the big business, mining, exchange etc. and with all that has happened, people get scared away.”
Images from City of Stockholm and Google.