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Despite some not so stellar results the first time around, Hester Street Fair is back at it again with Bitcoin, and this time with much stronger branding—what's being dubbed as the NYC Bitcoin Fair will go on in the market every Sunday starting June 15th.
Aside from more than than 30 of the fair vendors, including Delicate Raymond and Melt Bakery, accepting Bitcoin as payment, the weekly meetup will also feature appearances by special guests and companies affiliated with Bitcoin, workshops and more special events meant for both Bitcoin newbies and seasoned vets.
Last winter, the Hester Street Fair became the first market of its kind in New York to accept the online currency as payment at its Hester Holiday Market—but no transactions were made until the last day. "We did have several people come in and ask about them," Hester Street Fair co-founder Suhyun Pak told Racked at the time.
To celebrate the first day of the NYC Bitcoin Fair, local restaurant Rosette will be holding an after-party with complimentary bites, a cash bar, and—of course—drink specials for Bitcoin users.
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