Bear Arms N' Bitcoin 2020

Special Event June 13 and 14 in Portland, Oregon

We’re excited to announce our first ever event, Bear Arms N’ Bitcoin taking place Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14 in Portland Oregon.


+ Get hands-on demonstrations of distributed manufacturing, such as CNC and 3D printing

+ Build a small community free from interference, with friendships and freedom tech

+ Learn how to protect your personal and business sovereignty against mobs and censors

+ Win silent auctions supporting the Firearms Policy Coalition and BTCPay Server Foundation

+ Enjoy a Sunday morning of target shooting at an outdoor range surrounded by trees




  • Distributed, open source, and DIY manufacturing technology for self-defense tools.

  • Legal, political, and financial implications of cheaper, unregistered weapons.

  • Using Bitcoin to combat financial censorship.


  • Bitcoin hardware, strategies for maximum privacy, tools for censorship resistance, and moving to a fiat and KYC free Bitcoin economy.

  • We will also feature a “Satoshi Square” – a place and time for people to buy and sell small amounts of bitcoin.


  • Of what purpose and power can freedom technologies give us without a network of peers and friends with like-minded values to share them with?

  • The word “community” is thrown around a lot. But at a small scale, and opt-in, communities can excel where a lone individual would fail.


You’ll gain practical knowledge through a combination of speakers, demos, panels, and exhibitions by experts in topics including Bitcoin for censorship resistance, 3D gun printing, fighting gun control, personal security, and more. We’ll leave plenty of time to meet your Keybase and Twitter friends, have in-depth conversations with the speakers, and enjoy the company of your fellow gun nuts and crypto weirdos.

We already have some excellent presenters and there’s more to come.

Silent Auction

To give financial support to those defending the right to bear arms and building a Bitcoin economy, we’re holding a silent auction, with 100% of proceeds being split between the BTCPay Server Foundation and the Firearms Policy Coalition. If you or your organization would like to donate, please contact us with a description, minimum bid, and a photo representing the good or service.



On Sunday we’ll go to an outdoor range to do some target shooting and have some fun with your new #BAB2020 friends.

Registration includes the cost of ammo, paper targets, hearing and eye protection, and a variety of guns rented from the range. You are also free to bring your own equipment.

Sorry, no 3D printed guns allowed : (



We encourage you to buy your ticket with bitcoin, use a pseudonym, and an email address without personally identifying information, or even better, an email address you create solely for this event. We will check you in to the event with the email address you used to purchase the ticket(s). We will not have a list of names or pseudonyms, (and thus we will not ask for ID).

We are welcoming to people who will wear surgical masks, sunglasses, hats, fake beards, or anything else to protect their identity. Photography, video, and sound recording are strictly prohibited. We will not record any sound or video of the event.


Become a sponsor and reach your customers in an intimate setting. Buy a table and display and sell your products. Join us as a media partner to harvest original content and gain new viewers. CONTACT US for our Partner Prospectus or to create a custom solution to meet your goals.

Join the conversation

Using the mobile or desktop app, follow us on Keybase and join our event team, “gnb_events“. Here you talk with other attendees to coordinate weekend recreational activities, find someone to share a hotel room with, and stay up to date on announcements.

Follow us on Twitter, and use the hashtag #BAB2020.


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