A group of crypto advocates is declaring victory after running, biking, and swimming across Europe to spread awareness about Bitcoin.
The first “Satoshi Freeathlon” officially began this past weekend, during which seven Bitcoin supporters went on a four-day, 221-mile adventure from Zug, Switzerland, the home of “Crypto Valley”, to Munich, Germany, collecting Bitcoin donations and raising awareness about the world’s most dominant cryptocurrency.
— Vitus Zeller [bitcoin road runner] (@Vitus_Ze) August 8, 2019
The group of athletes, called “Team Satoshi”, are inspired by Vitus Zeller, the founder of “Tour de Satoshi” who writes in a blog post,
“All over the globe universal human rights are under attack. Journalism is under attack… freedom of opinion and information are under attack…
I truly believe in a world of an open, global, neutral, censorship-resistant and decentralized currency for the people.
We advocate for human rights, freedom of transaction, freedom of opinion and freedom of information as well as for the right of privacy.”
#teamsatoshi arrived in Munich after 42 km running and 357 km in total. #satoshifreeathlon is over. Congrats to the "Core team" @Vitus_Ze @mrTBergfloh @TheAppPeak, the runners @revakino @andreaszeller9, @kangasbros half-marathon, @anitaposch cycling 😊 big thanks @LocalBitcoins pic.twitter.com/M7hfPC24GT
— Anita Posch ⚡🔑🏳️🌈 (@AnitaPosch) August 27, 2019
The athletes, supported by peer-to-peer crypto trading platform LocalBitcoins, will kick off their next event on September 6th in memory of early Bitcoin contributor Hal Finney.