Startups and Bitcoin communities (Interview in Cointelegraph.com)

What Do Bitcoin Meetups Around the World Have in Common?

The Greek Bitcoin community gathered in Athens for a  conference to discuss new opportunities that the virtual currency opens up, including helping deal with capital controls in the country.

The aim of the conference to present the advantages and challenges of bitcoin and the blockchain technologies. The gathering took place in INNOVATHENS which is known as the Technopolis City of Athens. The services have been provided by the National Documentation Centre, with the aim of internationalization of business and its better access to finance and innovation management.

What Do Bitcoin Meetups Around the World Have in Common?

The event was organized by WWTP / OSS for Open Source and the Greek community of BitcoinCT r:  8, in cooperation with the National Documentation Centre, the Greek node of the Enterprise Europe Network, and the Hub of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Technopolis City of Athens – INNOVATHENS .

The meetup brought together 61 people from various places.

Mr. Spiros Spiratos of Athera GI, a new innovative startup that hopes to determine optimal business locations based on both quantitative (e.g. customers locations) and qualitative (e.g. location attractiveness) criteria, also spoke to Cointelegraph. In response to the question of how he intends to explain the social media aspect of this project to potential customers, he said, “I will give an example. Many people, including myself, we visit specific bars and restaurants, just because we used to go there. When we discover that in a nearby area there are exceptional bars and restaurant we usually wonder: “Why have I never been there before?” The same applies to investors, who might falsely locate their business due to their bias in favor of the locations that they already know. In Athera by analyzing the customer activities using data from social media applications, we identify dynamic areas, in which an entrepreneur worth to locate his/her investment. To come back to your question, I would like to say that social media applications is a very efficient way for understanding what is going in a city, where and when. My profession is to give answers to the location problems of my clients by filtering and analyzing such data.”

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