I’m happy to announce that as of June 28, 2013, the San Francisco Bay Area has its own “Satoshi Square” called Buttonwood SF. Partially inspired by the Project Buttonwood blog post that Josh Rossi published shortly before organizing the first Satoshi Square, partially the result of months of procrastinating, I have decided that now is the time for a truly peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading group to organize in my adopted city of San Francisco. Every Thursday from 7:00-9:00PM PST we will be meeting in the North-West corner of Jackson Field (by the bleachers) in the Potrero Hill neighborhood, and if we need to head indoors for any reason then the backup location will be the Whole Foods Steep Brew cafe/bar which is 2 blocks down at the intersection of 17th and Rhode Island St. Trades will be done by open outcry method, and eventually I’d like to use some sort of order-tracking system so we can record prices and allow for real-time price discovery, such as the Buttonwood Web App Josh Rossi developed for Satoshi Square.
Everyone of all ages and trading experience is welcome, including people who have never used or heard of cryptocurrencies but are interested in learning. Serious trading will be taking place, but of course casual conversation about cryptocurrencies is welcome and encouraged as well. There is a playground at the park, so people who have to bring young children are welcome to let their kids play safely nearby to minimize distractions for the traders.
If you have any comments, questions, criticisms, and/or suggestions, please leave them in a comment below or you can reach me through the contact form on this site. Since this meetup group is brand new, nothing is set in stone, therefore I am completely open to changes if they are beneficial to the purpose of Buttonwood SF.
For those of you in San Francisco, I hope to see you this coming Thursday at Jackson Field. Happy trading!