The Students For Liberty an international pro-liberty nonprofit, hosted a three-day conference called Liberty Con, from March 2-4. This is an event that aims to “to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty.” There was a bitcoin booth in which students were introduced to the idea of cryptocurrency, There was also a 45-minute debate about the legitimacy of bitcoin between Bitcoin.com’s communications ambassador, Sterling Lujan and precious metals advocate and economist Peter Schiff.
The debate discussed whether or not bitcoin or cryptocurrencies, in general, are ‘legitimate.’ Mr. Lujan began by explaining that while there’s nothing wrong with precious metals but gold and silver are not entirely evolutionary — rather precious metals have always done the same things. Bitcoin, is on the other hand, an evolving peer-to-peer technology that will relentlessly grow and evolve into a continuous innovation much like the internet.
Liberty Con was filled with a large number of organizations that promote liberty across many different global campuses, industries, and business sectors. This includes groups like the Atlas Society, Institute for Human Studies, FEE, Reason, Young Voices, Free the People, Tzero, the Mises Institute, and Bitcoin.com. Many of the Liberty Con attendees, sponsors, and organizations were very interested in cryptocurrency solutions and blockchain technology as they see it as a free market concept that can help remove the chains of tyranny.
The attendees were taught how to send and receive cryptocurrency transactions, and many new minds became interested in this new method of payment. Apart from this, they were also taught the basics of cryptocurrency and how it can be used as a free market tool to help remove money from the nation state’s control.