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The Longest-Running Monthly Bitcoin and Blockchain Conference in the Netherlands --

-- is held in Amsterdam on the first Wednesday of the month.

Bitcoin Wednesday's next conference will be held on 2 August in Amsterdam and will proudly present:

The Rivetz Token: Putting Embedded Cyber Security to Work

Steven Sprague is CEO of Rivetz, which launches the crowd sale of its Rivetz Token on 25 July 2017.

Steven is an authority on trusted computing technology in the protection of private keys, encryption and secure instructions for blockchain transactions, identity, messaging, IOT and cryptocurrencies. 

His solution can verify that a device has embedded data encryption before it connects to a patient database to download medical records.

Local Currencies, Their Backing and The Bitcoin

Henk van Arkel is CEO of Social Trade Organization (STRO), which creates software to help local communities create their own money.  Henk is also the author of Eigen Geld Maken (Making Your Own Money) about the challenges of creating alternative, regional monetary systems.

The complete line up will be announced as soon as possible.   See for details. 

A limited number of Early Bird Tickets are now available.  Please RSVP as early as possible if you plan to attend.


Our last event, the 4-Year Anniversary Conference, was held on 5 July 2017 for a sold-out crowd and featured presentations from:

• Henri Pihkala, CEO of Streamr, that has recently launched a decentralized infrastructure for real-time data,

• Matej Michalko, CEO of DECENT, a blockchain for sharing and distributing digital content,

• Jean-Philippe (J.P.) Vergne, Associate Professor of Strategy at Ivey Business School, Western University in Canada. He is also Co-Director of the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab,

Jameson Lopp, leader of an engineering team at Bitgo and creator of the Statoshi fork of Bitcoin that analyzes the statistics of Bitcoin nodes,

• Valerian Bennett, CEO of PopChest,  who plans to disrupt the advertising-based video distribution model with the soon-to-be-released Pop Token, and

• Dr. Peter Rizun, Chief Scientist of Bitcoin Unlimited, who spoke about his side of the block-size controversy.

Frans Kempen, who leads IBM's Blockchain Practice for the Banking and Insurance industry in The Netherlands and Belgium, was the Session Chair.


An impression from Amsterdam's CoinFest 2016:


Coming on  6 September, 2017: The 51st edition of Bitcoin Wednesday.


Bitcoin Wednesday is Nederlands' maandelijkse conferentie voor zowel beginners als gevorderden.

Bitcoin Wednesday is a regular conference dedicated to the digital currency revolution that is always held in Amsterdam on the first Wednesday of every month.

It is organized by and for the Dutch community by some of the Bitcoin pioneers of the Netherlands and is the longest continuously running monthly event of its kind.

There is something for everyone at Bitcoin Wednesday. Whether you're an expert or just getting started, these meetings are for you.

The first Bitcoin Wednesday was held on 3 July 2013 by a few of The Netherlands' earliest Bitcoin pioneers.

Some of the many subjects discussed:

Getting Started, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, DAO, smart contracts, Litecoin, Ripple, NXT, Stellar, Counterparty, Zcash, Dash, Lisk, Etherparty, Blockstream, IOTA, Monero, Open Bazaar, Credits, Dogecoin, MaidSafe, Zerocoin, Mining, Trading, Omni, Namecoin, Bitshares, OpenCoin, Peercoin, Primecoin, Bitcoin wallets like Airbitz, Breadwallet and Mycelium, Bitmessage, Bitmask, BitCloud, Bitcoinproof and much more.

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