Revolutionary bitcoin processor to set up shop at Marlins Park
Stadium hotspot for high-tech innovation
Creating news with the newsworthy, TigerDirect,
a subsidiary of Systemax Inc. (NYSE:SYX) and retailer
specializing in consumer electronics, technology products and computer
services, announced today that BitPay, one of bitcoin’s leading merchant
processors, has signed on to participate at the third annual TigerDirect
Tech Bash and IT conference and expo, Innovation. Hailed as a
memorable event for emerging technology and interactive entertainment,
BitPay’s involvement with the Bash will pave the way for consumers to
explore new technologies, and simultaneously allow bitcoiners to use the
innovative commerce with well-known brands.
After the media bonanza that took place during the 2013 Tech Bash,
TigerDirect and BitPay are taking things to the next level and changing
the way consumers use technology to shop. Marlins Park will be a hub for
all things tech, with companies utilizing the attention to announce new
products, test innovative features, and make a splash in shifting the
overall perception of how we interact with technology.
This year, BitPay is sponsoring a 500 square-foot Bitcoin Pavilion that
will feature a variety of Bitcoin companies that have consumer-facing
products. In an effort to focus on consumer platforms, BitPay has
invited companies that offer mining hardware, cloud mining
subscriptions, education materials, an iOS bitcoin wallet, an exchange
and a Bitcoin ATM to showcase their products. Guests will be allowed to
purchase bitcoin and use it at TigerDirect pop-up shops throughout the
venue. The overall experience will allow both seasoned bitcoiners and
new users to use bitcoin with brands they recognize and trust.
Similarly, at the B2B Suite during Innovation, BitPay will have a 10x10
set-up to speak to BitPay’s viability in commerce as The Future of
Payments, and share insights on why businesses should become early
adopters of bitcoin. These breakout sessions will allow BitPay to inform
retailers on an online and international level of the projected impact
bitcoin brings to the rising tide of commerce.
In addition, TigerDirect is taking it a bit further for the bitcoin
enthusiasts traveling to Miami for this year’s Bash. TigerDirect and
BitPay have signed on two South Beach hotel properties, the Essex House
and The Clevelander, to serve as Premier Bitcoin Hotel Partners. For
this weekend only, these two iconic properties will offer an exclusive
discount to Tech Bash visitors and will accept bitcoins as payment. To
redeem this special, one weekend only offer, visitors must use the
promotional code: TIGER.
With announcements being made regularly about the upcoming TigerDirect
Tech Bash, Marlins Park will be ground zero for breaking news and
announcements regarding all things tech. BitPay’s presence not only
ushers in new conversations about technology, but will further introduce
bitcoin to enthusiasts and cement its place in the tech world. The
stakes are high this year, and TigerDirect is ready to amaze.
About TigerDirect: For over 25 years TigerDirect.com has served
the needs of both personal and business computer users, selling consumer
electronics, computers, digital media technology and peripherals via
catalog, business to business, and Internet channels. TigerDirect.com is
a subsidiary of Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX).
Wes Pearce, 305-790-3331