While the Hilton Midtown was prepared on Monday, may 14, to welcome a massive blockchain Consensus conference in 2018, in the adjacent streets was an unusual event – the bankers protested against bitcoin.
Uninitiated, the essence of what is happening to the passerby it might seem that everything is in order: different kinds of pickets, protests and demonstrations in new York city – the event is not less ordinary than a trip to the store for groceries.
In reality, this protest action was organized by supporters of bitcoin, who thus wanted to show that our world is waiting for in the near future, when advanced technologies, which will be based on the blockchain technology, will make unnecessary the existence of traditional financial institutions and, sadly, will be left without work, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people employed in the banking industry.
Bankers against bitcoin. LOL #Consensus2018 pic.twitter.com/vzO4WknnyV
— Mario (@Token_Mario) 14 May 2018
The movement has even launched its own website bankersagainstbitcoin.org where it says that this protest action, of course, was a joke, however, as emphasized by the organizers of the movement, very soon this will become a reality in the first place “for those industries and companies who don’t understand that times have changed.”
“The traditional industry, which for decades did not encounter any challenges, will soon see their monopoly slipping away. The time when it was possible to abuse consumers because of the lack of competition in the past. Biggest competitor, which the banks could ever encounter is here. And not a company or organization is a decentralized technology,” — said on the website of the movement.
Outside, some folks have questions about this bit coin thing. #Consensus2018 pic.twitter.com/owIqf1X5at
— Paul Vigna (@paulvigna) 14 May 2018
Among others, the movement was joined by the CEO of mining company Genesis Mining, Marco Streng, who is also convinced that a business model that includes unnecessary middlemen, will soon be consigned to history.
“Soon it will be impossible to charge the poorest people in the world exorbitant fee when they want to send money to support their families,” said Marco Streng.
The site also States that the main goal of the movement is the desire through creative public campaigns to tell the broader public what bitcoin and the blockchain technology.
Among the posters that can be seen today, contained, for example, calls to “Liberate Jamie Daimon,” “We thought it was a bubble”, “Our business model destroyed”, “19% for money transfer to Mexico – this is true!” and “Give us back our design industry!”