The end of Bitcoin Black Friday
I have decided not to continue running the Bitcoin Black Friday event. After 7 years, and 6 successful events, I have fallen out of love with using bitcoin as a means of consumer payment. Although other alternatives like BCH exist, I think that the fundamental use case of Bitcoin is, and remains, a form of investment and as a new financial instrument. The ability to transact with bitcoin is at most a needed function, at worst a tack on benefit. With both my career and my personal views I've drifted away from using bitcoin as a new payment rail.
Bitcoin Black Friday was started as an event to demystify the use of cryptocurrencies, and quite frankly, that task is done. With awareness of cryptocurrencies widespread and almost common knowledge, the initial press issues Bitcoin had are long in the past. I think the initial mission this site had is very much accomplished.
That being said, if another person or company would like to take over the site and the event, I'm open to discussing. Shoot me an email at contact [at] bitcoinblackfriday.com.
Thank you all for so many great years and great events! And a very very special thank you to every merchant that participated in the event. I loved interacting with all of you and I wish you guys all the very best.