Bitcoin Wednesday Amsterdam #12

  • June 4, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Bitcoin Wednesday Amsterdam

The best and longest-running regular Bitcoin Meetup in the Netherlands takes place on the first Wednesday of every month.

An open and accessible meeting for anyone interested in Bitcoin and similar currencies.

Always held on the first Wednesday of every month.

For Bitcoin novices and experts alike.

This monthly meetup brings together a diverse group of people from all levels and backgrounds without any barriers in order to give this important new technology a prominent role in Dutch society.

One of the goals of Bitcoin Wednesday is to spread the word about Bitcoin (and related technology) in the Netherlands by raising the overall level of awareness and knowledge.

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  • Jasper de L.

    Hi everyone. Thanks for last wednesday. Had great fun and met interesting people. Thanks to the organisation and see you next month!

    June 6

  • Marek S.


    1 · June 6

  • Joost V.

    I participated for the first time last Wednesday and enjoyed the evening, thanks for organizing! I have a request for the next meeting. We've talked about the network, mining coins, buying and trading coins and storing them in a wallet. But I hope that the next meeting one (for me the most) important subject will be discussed as well: "What's the use for owning Bitcoins for consumers?". Why should, for instance my mother buy Bitcoins? What can she do with Bitcoins that she can't do with Euro's? What problems can Bitcoins solve in here everyday life? Now ánd in the future.

    Duivestein and Lavalle ( are talking about a M2M economy and offer some examples of possible Bitcoin opportunities for consumers. I'm very interested in actual real-life examples of Bitcoins possibilities!

    1 · June 6

  • Aron van A.

    Great meeting up with you all. I especially enjoyed the talks of Mark (Coinqy) and Aaron (Coincourant). The first two speakers I missed. To the Bitnorm guys: you're obviously very ambitious and seem to have some very good things going on. Work hard on PR though :)

    June 5

  • MrBitcoin (.

    Thank you all for a very nice meetup. For those who didn't understand, switch on the subtitles on your smartphone. :-) Hope to see you all next week or otherwise at the next #BTC1W

    1 · June 5

  • Wouter

    Just to be clear: I write a comment that I was disappointed about the evening, and it it gets *deleted*?

    I don't know who decided that was a good idea, but you are one poor representative of the ideas of Bitcoin.

    1 · June 5

    • Tommy

      Some people just like to complain no matter what. I personally found your comment offensive and insulting and am not surprised it was removed. Organizers delivered as promised.Throughout the year there has been a great mix of people in the audience, both Dutch and English speaking, and everyone gets along and just makes it work. If the content in any session isn't to your liking for any reason, the venue has a nice layout, you can go downstairs for a beer or network with some of the other people in the adjacent room. There was plenty of opportunity for questions and answers in English or Dutch, whatever your preference. You were told this several times.

      1 · June 5

    • Wouter

      Tommy, why was my comment "offensive" and "insulting"? For saying that I wasn't happy with how the meeting worked re: Dutch/English? When I didn't use any swear words or strong language? When the second thing I wrote in my comment was saying thanks to Carlien and Natalja for making the effort to translate to English on the spot? We have very different ideas of what constitutes an offensive comment then, I guess.

      1 · June 5

  • Mike P.

    For next meeting, please publish a list of speakers, the language (EN/NL) and a short summary a few days up front so everyone can decide whether it's worthwhile.

    1 · June 5

  • Sebas

    Unfortunately I can't make it this time but happy birthday!
    Already a year of great meetups, time flies when you're having fun ;)

    1 · June 3

  • Joris B.

    We are at the 5th floor in the "Kleine Zaal".

    June 4

  • Simon L.

    Hi all, can't make it, but you may want to discuss the recent DNB-statement on high risk profile for virtual currencies. See the blog:

    1 · June 3

  • Pascal Van H.

    Any info on the speakers/topics list?

    2 · June 3

  • PikaPay

    Bitcoin Wednesday treft een brede en internationale publiek. De avond is een mix van Engels en Nederlands. Nederlands is de voertaal, maar er is ook ruimte en gelegenheid voor Engelstaligen.

    1 · June 1

  • Wouter

    A question re: language. What's the willingness of the attendants to speak English? My Dutch is too bad to have real conversations with you, and I don't want to force you guys to switch to English if you'd prefer to speak Dutch, but I also prefer not sitting there only understanding 25% of what is said.

    May 28

    • Joris B.

      Presenters are free to use English or Dutch. But if you ask them to speak English they are generally more than willing to do so. In private conversation when people notice you have a slight non-dutch accent they instantly switch to English. Usually you'll have a harder time to get them to speak Dutch to you than the other way around. :)

      May 28

    • Wouter

      sounds good. will see you guys soon then.

      May 28

  • David Bailey w.

    Don't worry, my dutch is almost zero, I had a great time when I've been. English is spoken freely.

    May 28

  • David Bailey w.

    Would love to meet you all at this one, unfortunately I don't think I can make it.
    Well done on, best Bitcoin conference yet, amazing event.
    Hope all goes well and try and if you could all try and 'reach out' to Annelies of and Ipo of Ipo's coffee gallery both new converts to Bitcoin, I'm sure they love to hear from you.


    David Bailey

    May 25

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