Tether and the City of Lugano announce 1-Bitcoin prize for Plan B Forum ticket holders

Tether Operations Limited — the company operating the blockchain-enabled platform Tether.to, which powers the largest stablecoin by market capitalization (over $67 billion) — and the City of Lugano have announced that they will be giving away 1 Bitcoin to Plan B Forum ticket holders at the upcoming conference. Slated to take place from Oct. 28 and 29, 2022, three lucky ticket holders at the forum will have the opportunity to win up to 1 bitcoin. 

“We are excited to introduce yet another way for attendees to experience the power and potential of Bitcoin while creating an engaging moment during the conference,” said Paolo Ardoino, chief technical officer of Tether. “By giving away one Bitcoin, we hope to inspire more people to join the digital economy. Introduction and education are key pillars of participation and we believe that we can be a catalyst for the long-term and mainstream adoption for cryptocurrency.” 

Bitcoin blocks generated after 12:00 pm CEST on Oct. 29 will be used to select the three winners. Only ticket holders that check in to the Plan B Forum will be eligible to receive their share of the Bitcoin ballot prize. The prize will be split as follows: two all-access/cyberpunk ticket holders are eligible to win 0.4 BTC each, while the remaining 0.2 BTC will go to one general/student ticket holder.

The forum promises to bring together the foremost thought-leaders and creators from the world of digital finance to discuss how Bitcoin is disrupting the world on a social and economical level through four different tracks: governmental, corporate, individual and technological. It will promote deep conversation around freedom of communication and finance, delving into topics including the disintermediation of finance, accessibility of financial services, regulation and unbanked persons. 

Speakers at the forum will include some of the most influential global leaders to discuss the true impact and potential of decentralized technologies, including Milena Mayorga, ambassador of El Salvador to the United States; Fadi Elsalameen, adjunct senior fellow at the Bitcoin Policy Institute; and Farida Bemba Nabourema, human rights activist and founder of the “Faure Must Go” movement in Togo.


Other speakers to look forward to include Stella Assange, wife of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange; Nick Szabo, cypherpunk and computer scientist; and Max Keiser, founder of El Zonte Capital. For the full speaker list, and to purchase tickets, visit the website.