Market News / 

Bitcoin News:Huge 'Bitcoin Tram' Ad Campaign and 20 Billboards Flood Hong Kong's Financial District

Bitcoin News:Huge 'Bitcoin Tram' Ad Campaign and 20 Billboards Flood Hong Kong's Financial District


news Bitcoin | 2020/09/12

Huge 'Bitcoin Tram' Ad Campaign and 20 Billboards Cover Hong Kong's Financial District

A massive Bitcoin ad campaign has launched in the heart of Hong Kong's financial district, featuring three Bitcoin trams and 20 matching billboards. It is a community initiative coordinated by the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, an organization with more than 5,000 members.


The Bitcoin Tram Campaign

The Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong announced Friday the start of a massive bitcoin awareness initiative called the Bitcoin Tram campaign. Various ads are scheduled to run between Sept. 11 and Oct. 8. During that time, three doubledecker bitcoin trams of various lines will cruise the east and west tracks on Hong Kong Island, each plastered with the Bitcoin logo.


"The educational campaign is an initiative from the Hong Kong Bitcoin community," explained the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, emphasizing that "The campaign is financed with donations from the community." With the goal to foster and promote bitcoin and its technology in Hong Kong, the association has more than 5,000 members and has held more than 250 events. Its website details:


The Bitcoin Tram campaign has the goal of matter-of-factly discuss the risks and merits of Bitcoin, especially in the context of ongoing financial and economic changes.


The trams are accompanied by 20 billboards in matching design. The billboards outside Chater Garden are being displayed from Sept. 11 to 24, and various billboards on Hong Kong Island are displayed from Sept. 11 to Oct. 1.

 Huge 'Bitcoin Tram' Ad Campaign and 20 Billboards Flood Hong Kong's Financial District

Five different billboard messages for the community-funded Bitcoin Tram campaign, coordinated by the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong.


There are five different billboard ads. One says: "Warning: Your bitcoin are your responsibility. There will be no bailouts or quantitative easing. You can verify the total supply of bitcoin with your home computer on the blockchain." Another ad says: "More U.S. dollars have been printed in 2020 than were in existence in 2009. There will only ever be 21 million bitcoin." The third message reads: "Scarce. Divisible. Transferable. Verifiable. Tamper-proof. Bitcoin is better at being gold than gold."


The fourth ad quotes writer Stewart Brand, who said in 1987 that "Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road." The fifth quotes FCC Commissioner T.A.M. Craven, who said in 1961 that "There is practically no chance that space satellites would be used to improve phone, telegraph, TV and radio service."

Huge 'Bitcoin Tram' Ad Campaign and 20 Billboards Flood Hong Kong's Financial District

The Bitcoin Tram ad campaign features "Be your own bank" and various billboards placed in front of the HSBC building.


"We hope the campaign will give us the opportunity to discuss how bitcoin fits into a quickly digitizing global economy, the opportunities and dangers of drastic technological advancements and the implications of digital, verifiable scarcity," the Hong Kong Bitcoin Association detailed.


Bitcoiners are excited about this bitcoin ad campaign. Martin Baumann, the co-founder of CMCC Global, commented: "Love this initiative – perhaps the biggest bitcoin campaign to date, globally. Hong Kong's financial district fully covered in bitcoin today with panels along all bus and trams stops and bitcoin trams circulating Hong Kong's financial district." Twitter account Asia Hodl wrote: "Bitcoin advertising right in the heart of Hong Kong's office district. And right in front of HSBC's headquarters."


Switzerland also has a bitcoin tram, as Bitcoin Suisse quickly pointed out that its "tram has been cruising through Zurich's streets for almost one year now."


Recently, a major newspaper in Hong Kong, the Apple Daily, featured a "Bitcoin will never ditch you" ad on its entire front page after its founder, Jimmy Lai, was arrested on charges of violating the new controversial national security law imposed by Beijing. Other recent bitcoin ad campaigns include those by Grayscale Investments and Galaxy Digital.


Original title: Huge 'Bitcoin Tram' Ad Campaign and 20 Billboards Flood Hong Kong's Financial District



The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the view of Amber Group. Amber Group shall not be held liable under any circumstances for any losses, damages or expenses arising from the use of any content mentioned in this article.


The information contained on this website is provided for informational purposes only, with no warranties, or guarantees made as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of it. Amber Group assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained on this site. We strongly encourage you to conduct your own research before taking any action.


This site may contain copyrighted material, the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. If you wish to use the copyrighted material from this site for the purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. Authors or publishers who claim ownership of copyrighted articles reprinted on this website and wish for the content to be removed may email us directly at official.accounts@ambergroup.io


If you would like to connect with us about any of the distributed content or other inquiries, please email us at official.accounts@ambergroup.io with the relevant documentation.

View Original Article >

Most Popular
The New Mate 40 Is Equipped with Digital Currency Wallet
China’s digital yuan looks closer than ever to launch with the news that Huawei will be supporting the central bank digital currency (CBDC) on an upcoming range of phones.
US Fed Is Broading Its Research on CBDC to Explore its “Intrinsic” Value Drivers
Fed economists are beginning their deep dive into CBDC research, hoping to identify the "intrinsic" value drivers of a digital dollar.
The Digital Yuan Pilots Have Processed $300M So Far According to PBoC Offical
China’s digital yuan pilot program is picking up speed.