London's Iconic O2 Venue to Host Bitcoin Fight Night

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Apr 3, 2014 at 12:53 UTCUpdated Apr 3, 2014 at 16:22 UTC. A number of kickboxers will go head-to-head in London's iconic O2 venue on Saturday, fighting for a prize of £5,000 in bitcoin.

Some 18 fighters from across Europe are taking part in the Bitcoin Fight Night, which is being held in the indigO2, within The O2 venue.

A rather familiar face will also be taking to the ring - broadcaster and bitcoin enthusiast Max Keiser.

"We originally came up with the idea of a Bitcoin Fight Night while attending a bitcoin meet up group run by CoinScrum in central London."

A free bitcoin meetup is taking place at the indigO2 before the fight night, featuring a panel debate titled 'How Bitcoin Can Fight Back Against the Hackers'.

Ben Dyson - bitcoin sceptic and founder of Positive Money.

Kristov Atlas - philosopher, computer scientist researching bitcoin security and author of Anonymous Bitcoin.

Josh Walker ­­- bitcoin and maths enthusiast.

Co is increasing its activity in the digital currency space and recently led the Bitstamp audit, which required the creation of the largest single bitcoin wallet and transaction in history.

Co, said: "In order for bitcoin to grow stronger, it's weaknesses needs to be tackled. The CoinScrum panel event will confront the tough issues that need to be solved."