The Longest-Running Monthly Bitcoin and Blockchain Conference in the Netherlands --
-- is held in Amsterdam on the first Wednesday of the month.
Join us for the next conference on 6 July 2016, the 3-year anniversary edition of Bitcoin Wednesday, which will feature:
Decentralized Autonomous Organizations: Where Do We Go From Here? by Dominik Zynis
Dominik is Head of Communications for the blockchain incubator, ChainLAB, and advisor to Wings.ai, a platform to create and manage DAOs based on both Rootstock and Ethereum smart contracts. Dominik has been involved in the sector since 2012 and previously served as Head of Communications for the Mastercoin /Omni Foundation.
Oraclize.it - Providing Centralized Data to Decentralized Apps by Thomas Bertani
Thomas is a founder of Oraclize.it, a service that cryptographically verifies the accuracy of data to be used by smart contracts on the Internet. He will give a presentation about the challenges of providing such information to applications on the blockchain and will demonstrate some useful smart contracts that he has made, ranging from decentralized insurances to reputation systems.
Martijn is a researcher at the TU Delft's department of Economics and Technology Innovation and one of the leaders of the recent citizens' initiative that brought the debate about the monetary system to the floor of the Tweede Kamer in March 2016. His previous talk during Bitcoin Wednesday in 2014 was one of the most interesting we've had in our 3-year history, and we're honored to have him back.
The European Parliament’s Resolution of 3 May 2016 on Virtual Currencies and Blockchain Technology by Nikolas Guggenberger
As policy advisor to Jakob von Weizsäcker, the European Parliament’s rapporteur on virtual currencies and blockchain technology, Nikolas is uniquely qualified to present and lead a discussion on the subject of how government can approach virtual currencies and the blockchain.
Generation Blockchain: How can young blockchainers make an impact? by Dean Masley
Dean is the Executive Director of BEN, the Blockchain Education Network, an association of more than 150 student groups about the blockchain at colleges and university around the world. Dean will announce the creation of the Dutch national chapter of BEN, open to Dutch students around the country, which will be hosted by Bitcoin Wednesday.
New Solutions for Blockchain Scalability and Performance by Bas Wisselink
Bas, a board member of the NXT Foundation, will address one of the biggest challenges faced by all decentralized blockchains. NXT, with a market cap of $21.5 million as of June 2016, has recently released a proposal to improve the scalability of its network.
• Monero: Secure, Private and Untraceable by South African Riccardo Spagni, a core developer of the anonymous digital currency Monero.
• Bitcoin in China by Virgilio Lizardo, Jr., Head of International at Bitbank, one of China's largest Bitcoin companies.
• Bitcoin's Future in the Global Economy by Tone Vays, Wall Street veteran of the 2008 financial crisis, former risk analyst for Bear Stearns, and VP for JP Morgan Chase, and currently Head of Research for data and research company, BraveNewCoin.
• Evolution of the Sharing Economy by Luis Molina, founder of Fermat, a decentralized, blockchain-enabled platform for the peer-to-peer exchange of goods, services, assets and data.
• The Proof: How the Blockchain Works by Tobias Schwarz, member of the Waves development team that recently raised $16 million through its crowd sale.
• A Comparison of Ethereum and NXT by renowned Blockchain expert Roberto Capodieci, founder of both DeBuNe.org and OTDocs.com.