NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) — We are gathered here today to witness the union of David Mondrus and Joyce Bayo in wedded bliss of the block chain.
And on Sunday, October 5th at 10:30 am, these two will have a wedding ceremony that will culminate with the couple using a Bitcoin ATM to record their wedding agreement onto the block chain.
“We believe that like the block chain, our love and marriage are forever and that our relationship is not defined by governments or the church. So enshrining our commitment to each other in the blockchain in front of our friends is very dear to us.” said the groom, in a blog post.
The block chain is the public ledger that all users can access to see transactions on the bitcoin network. When bitcoins are transferred between two people, that transaction is recorded on the block chain. The specific point here is that the transaction never goes away. So as long as Bitcoin as a technology doesn’t go away, this block chain promise of a marital bond will be forever.
People have begun using the block chain as a way to secure messages or contracts. Therefore, what David and Joyce are doing is registering their marriage onto the block chain — the entire world can easily access it and see that they are, in fact, married.
There is a caveat here, though. The couple were actually married back in 2010. So the bitcoin believers are actually renewing their vows for their friends and family, as well as the cryptocurrency community.
However, it doesn’t appear that they are going to be documenting any legally binding wedding contract onto the block chain. However, if they had wanted to, services such as Blocksign allows people to sign binding agreements onto the block chain for complete transparency.
If anyone would like to be part of this romantic cryptocurrency occasion, the event will be streaming tomorrow morning starting at 10:30am. The video below is their engagement video and a look at the couple’s philosophical beliefs.