San Diego Comic Con 2017, cryptocurrency for everyone

Comic Con is known for movie trailers, panels, celebrity sitting, lines of campers, super heroes and exclusive toys. Each year, the whole event is followed by thousands of people and advertisers are trying to capitalize on that.

If you have the money to do it, introducing and promoting a new product there might be a good idea considering how many pictures and videos are being taken there.

Altcoins are products as well. They need adoption in order to survive and grow like every other product.

Cryptocurrencies are saying “Hello World”

It’s 2017 and this year for the first time, I noticed a lot a signs that made me think that cryptocurrencies are now mainstream. You know something is mainstream when the general population has access to it.

Why do I say that? Well, during my two days there (by the way I leave a couple of blocks from there) I saw a lot of stores such as Ghirardelli chocolate company and other food places in downtown San Diego accepting “E-money” as payment.


Ghirardelli San Diego accepting Ecoin. Photo by Massigouel

In addition to that, the same company advertised on pedicabs and bicycles calling itself “The bank of Ecoin”, a reference to Mr Robot, which is like your bank of America account but for your cryptocurrencies instead.


(Tagged) pedicab with E-coin advertisement. Photo by Massigouel

The cherry on top of the cake was from that girl who hacked to huge bag pack they give at the entrance. She attached a donate sign on it, asking for Bitcoins, Litecoins and Ethereums. Did that work? I don’t know but the facts are there: Hello back cryptos!

Donate bag pack

Girl walking with a “Donate” sign on her bag pack. Photo by Massigouel


Comic con was fun. More seriously, today people might see cryptocurrencies as an entertaining way to pay but soon enough they’ll realize it’s more than a game.