This week BitPay went to Money20/20 USA and Money20/20 came to Atlanta and the BitPay office as a part of Money20/20's Payment Race. Five teams representing five different forms of payments raced to Las Vegas in time for the end of Money20/20. These teams had to only use the form of payment they represented.
And most importantly (in the unbiased opinion of a cryptocurrency company), Max Meilleur from Wirex was on #TeamCrypto. This one man (plus his cameraman) was racing to Vegas using only cryptocurrency.
In addition to the race and the challenges, these teams needed video endorsements to earn points to help their chances of winning. Here's Max showing how that works:
On October 19th, the Payments Race officially began
and day 4 of the Payments Race brought Max to Atlanta.
In the greatest city in America (again, in the unbiased opinion of an Atlanta startup founded by a Georgia Tech grad), Max had a lot of fun:
When hungry in Atlanta, GA, you eat Ponce City Market.— Max Meilleur (@maxmeilleur) October 21, 2018
And you score a 10th state in the process 😋👌🏻#PonceCityMarket #Atlanta #georgia #paymentsrace #m2020race @wirexapp #foodie #money2020 pic.twitter.com/2nIv87lkFe
Atlanta, seriously. Where have you been all my (crypto) life!?— Max Meilleur (@maxmeilleur) October 22, 2018
Great philosophical and mining conversations with the O.G. of #Bitcoin and #Blockchain meetups here!! @richtrix @RandyJMitchell @iB_dat #PaymentsRace #TeamCrypto @wirexapp @money2020 #atlanta pic.twitter.com/QWwQ9Iext6
It might be called a Y-scooter ... but I’m calling it a dancing scooter!!!— Max Meilleur (@maxmeilleur) October 22, 2018
“Hips to the left, hips to the right, follow the beat and you’ll enjoy your ride!” 🎼 pic.twitter.com/BWcJGtaP6M
I think Karma is also on the #TeamCrypto’s side!— Max Meilleur (@maxmeilleur) October 22, 2018
In DC I gave @randallm918 my metro card (with funds on it)
Yesterday, karma worked through @iB_dat who gave me an Atlanta metro card!!
You two are now cosmically connected my friends 💫 #paymentsrace #m2020race @wirexapp pic.twitter.com/YeSTcm3gXp
He also scored some video endorsements from the BitPay team at HackGT
and, after arriving at the BitPay office,
I had the outmost pleasure to visit the @BitPay offices today! I was short on time though, so I ran to get there.— Max Meilleur (@maxmeilleur) October 23, 2018
I was really tired when I got there... Good thing Kayla was ready to push me on an office chair (16th mode of transportation!)💺😄#PaymentsRace #TeamCrypto @wirexapp pic.twitter.com/oomxjDDCcw
he scored some more video endorsements.
Nic from @BitPay with one of the best reason (in my opinion) to support team crypto! Great endorsement for @maxmeilleur and #TeamCrypto for the #PaymentsRace! Thank you so much!! 🙏🖤💚 pic.twitter.com/JobQKVygKD— Max Meilleur (@maxmeilleur) October 23, 2018
Dipika from @BitPay was so cool wearing her shirt backwards, that I shot her sidewise 🤣— Max Meilleur (@maxmeilleur) October 23, 2018
Here, endorsing @maxmeilleur and #TeamCrypto for the #PaymentsRace! Thank you so much!! 🙏🖤💚 pic.twitter.com/xRh2HdAB6X
And when he needed to continue his journey, we showed him out in style:
After my power nap and some great conversations with the @BitPay folks, it was sadly time to go.— Max Meilleur (@maxmeilleur) October 23, 2018
True to their southern hospitality, they treated me like a king and made sure I was comfortable on my way out.. 💪💺👑💪 (PS 17th mode!)#PaymentsRace #TeamCrypto @wirexapp @money2020 pic.twitter.com/D9ByXdU0Zs
Max and #TeamCrypto won Money20/20's Payment Race. We think Max's victory is symbolic of the future of the payment industry.
This just in, #TeamCrypto takes the crown of the 2018 #M2020Race!! 👑@maxmeilleur beat #cash #card #devices #checks on a #PaymentsRace from NYC to Vegas.— Wirex (@wirexapp) October 23, 2018
This one's for you #cryptocommunity #cryptotwitter #BTC #LTC #XRP #ETH 🥇🥇@matveevp @AmelieArras @money2020 @newmantokyo pic.twitter.com/zHZmzlGK6P
And finally, we wanted to leave you with our favorite tweet from Max during this Payment Race. It's great advice for all of us:
Sometimes, it’s good to stop before the curve in the road. Before the fork. Pause, admire what’s around, take it all in. Look back at the road travelled.— Max Meilleur (@maxmeilleur) October 17, 2018
And then, without hesitation, jump back on the saddle. Take the turn, the road, with confidence and without looking back… pic.twitter.com/vzZdPgUaFX