This blog post was sent in by Jan Skapa, Founder of the student group Students For Liberty Czech Republic
Soon after the doors of the ESFL Conference in Leuven had closed in March 2013, new doors opened in the Czech Republic. Our group of approximately eight individuals decided to fill the void in the field of liberty that existed in our small country. In March 2013, we established SFL Czech Republic, an independent student group. We really wanted to put our name out there – to start it all off with an event which would grab the attention of a wide range of students, as we didn’t have any member base yet except for a couple of friends.
At the end of March, we started to look for an interesting topic suited for our first event. Soon, bitcoins came up in our discussion. Bitcoins are all over the internet. You can hear about new businesses starting to accept bitcoin, investing in bitcoin-related ventures; people trading, mining, hoarding bitcoins, etc. It is truly a big topic of 2013 – maybe one of the biggest. It was decided pretty quickly that this would be it – the thing people want to hear and talk about. And we were proven right a month later when on April 29, 2013, in one of the biggest lecture halls at the faculty of social studies at Masaryk University in the centre of Brno (the second largest city and the biggest student city in the Czech Republic), we saw this: (more…)