Event made possible thanks to generous contributions from ChangeTip, Cavirtex, Coinsetter, Bitcoin Alliance of Canada, Bitcoin Canada and Satoshi Counter.

The McGill Cryptocurrency Club is excited to announce that the first BitCrawl in Canada will be on St-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal. St-Laurent Boulevard is at the center of downtown Montreal and is a hub of the city’s best entertainment. The goal of the campaign is to foster interest in Bitcoin throughout the downtown Montreal community and ultimately allow residents of the neighbourhood to live entirely on Bitcoin.

The event begins on Friday, November 27 when members of the club will go through their day using only Bitcoin. They will pick up food at a neighbourhood supermarket, stop at Blue Dog’s hairdresser, get a Burrito for dinner, then join the rest of the BitCrawlers at Gerts, the McGill campus bar, and go on a pub-crawl to two other bars and a nightclub.

The McGill Cryptocurrency Club is giving every student who comes on the BitCrawl $20 of bitcoin to use throughout the night. In addition, for each person who comes, the club is giving a dollar of bitcoin to both McGill Students for Make a Wish and McGill Students for Save a Child’s Heart. “The event is meant for students to use bitcoin for the first time as much as for venues to accept bitcoin a first time”, says Michael Gord, one of the club co-founders.

“Students across the world are running clubs to discuss blockchain technology and stimulate enthusiasm. Getting the local business community to share this enthusiasm and curiosity is a milestone that every club wants to get to. McGill is inspiring students across the world to engage their communities and drive grassroots adoption.”

Dean Masley, Executive Director of the College Cryptocurrency Network


The McGill Cryptocurrency Club accepts donations to McGillCrypto.TipMe.com. For more information about the BitCrawl, please contact the McGill Cryptocurrency Club (mcgillcryptoclub@gmail.com). More details can be found at bitcrawl.ca. To receive some free Bitcoin follow @McGillCrypto and @BitcoinCrawl on Twitter and watch the hashtag #StLaurentBitCrawl to see what happens. A video recap of the event will be published after the event concludes.