At a recent BitcoinRacing event in London, a 15-year-old took home the main prize of over 300,000 Satoshis (0.00321 BTC). With a lap time of just 51:368 he beat BitcoinRacing’s pro-driver Chris Mackenzie on Brands Hatch Circuit.
The event, organized by a collaboration between BitcoinRacing and BitcoinNews, gathered about 50 attendees on Thursday afternoon to share the joys of motorsports and hard money.
The vibrant gathering also led to the emergence of two brand-new Bitcoiners! Participants Taylan (17) and Thenuk (15) joined the challenge, enticed by the excitement of sim racing, but left the event with a newfound enthusiasm for Bitcoin.
The challenge’s premise was simple — beat Bitcoin Racing’s star driver, Chris Mackenzie’s lap time on the sim, and win big! The event showcased generous prizes provided by esteemed sponsors, including Blink Wallet, Cyberian Mine, BitBox, Bitcoin Trading Cards, and The Bitcoin Hodlers UK, making it the perfect setting to introduce newcomers to the world of Bitcoin.
Thenuk emerged victorious by the narrowest of margins, beating Chris Mackenzie’s lap time by a mere hundredth of a second! His impressive feat earned him the grand prize of 321,000 sats, courtesy of Blink Wallet.
Taylan secured a close second place and chose the prize offered by Cyberian Mine, receiving 150 euros worth of hosted mining for a remarkable two years. This means he can dive into the magic of bitcoin mining and generate income at young age. The best part is that neither of these teens had never held bitcoin before. They came for the sim racing but are staying for the revolution!
Other notable prizes included a Bitcoin Racing trading card signed by all of the team’s drivers, a bitcoin-only hardware wallet supplied by BitBox, and an exhilarating passenger ride with Chris Mackenzie at Donington Park Circuit.
The Bitcoin Racing Challenge roared to success, achieving its mission of sparking interest in Bitcoin. Through the creation of enjoyable events that appeal to pre-coiners and encourage Bitcoiners to invite their no-coiner friends, plebs in the UK can seamlessly introduce their peers to the excitement of the event, conveniently placing them in a room full of Bitcoiners eager to work on orange-pilling! The dynamic blend of high-octane sim racing and the magnetic allure of Bitcoin proved to be an irresistible combination, cultivating new believers in the Bitcoin space, and drawing an enthusiastic crowd of 50 guests.
Bitcoin Racing extends its heartfelt gratitude to the partners and all participants for contributing to this exhilarating event. Such initiatives pave the way for broader Bitcoin adoption and empower the next generation of Bitcoiners.
With a broad spectrum of partners, the Bitcoin Racing Challenge also showed the growth of the ecosystem. With the Bitcoin Collective, a renown organisation joined the mission. The London Bitcoin meetup also supported the cause; local businesses such as bridge2bitcoin received great interest in their payment devices; AutoCarCoin, a payment processor for car dealerships came with its own camera team.
BitcoinRacing and Bitcoin News are looking forward to the next episode of the Bitcoin Racing Challenge. The event format attracted attendees from all regions, some even took a 5h ride and pushed their flight to Croatia so they could come. The feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive, keeping the organizers motivated to iterate. Since this was the first event, the Charles and his team are ready to shift in the next gear and plan an even better Bitcoin Racing Challenge.
For more information about future events and Bitcoin Racing, visit https://bitcoinracing.co