Blockchain Interoperability

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Bitcoin Wednesday Amsterdam #45: "Blockchain Interoperability"


Our conference on 1 March 2017 will feature:

Joachim de Koning of Internet of Coins (

Joachim ( is co-founder of Internet of Coins, a decentralized, autonomous network that aims to link all the world's value systems on its unified platform. After more than two years of development in The Netherlands, Internet of Coins has announced, Coinstorm, a global fundraising campaign with support of Internet pioneers SIDN and NLnet.

Evan Schwartz of Interledger (

Evan ( is co-inventor of the Interledger Protocol and Managing Director of Ripple’s European Research and Development division based in Luxembourg. Observing that the world will never agree on one blockchain, Evan and his colleagues came up with Interledger as a communications standard to unite the world's consensus networks.

Evan will be joined by colleagues Ben Sharafian and Michiel de Jong.

Ben is an Interledger "plugin" expert and has implemented support for decentralized ledgers, centralized ledgers, and even "virtual ledgers". Michiel previously worked on LedgerLoops, Firefox OS, IndieWeb, and multi-objective reinforcement learning.

Brian Fabian Crain of Tendermint (

Brian ( is COO of Tendermint which will launch a fundraising campaign for Cosmos, a solution for interoperability between blockchains. In addition to his work with Tendermint, Brian is a co-host of the Epicenter blockchain podcast and producer of Blockchain Meetups in Berlin.

Ruben De Vries, Tech Lead for Bitmain Technologies (

Ruben ( will give a quick intro announcing his company's new sponsorship of Bitcoin Wednesday. Bitmain Technologies is the Chinese bitcoin mining giant.

Dominik Zynis, WINGS Foundation (

Dominik ( is Head of Marketing and Comunications for WINGS, a platform to create and manage DAOs based on both Rootstock and Ethereum smart contracts.

Check the complete program ( at for more info.



Pre-conference benefit dinner and reception from 1700 - 1900. See menu and details below.

Walk-in from 1800 on, including drinks and networking.

The program starts at 1900.



The Playground at A-Lab, Overhoeksplein 2, right next to EYE-film.

A-Lab is one of Amsterdam's leading centers for tech and creative innovation housed in the former Shell laboratories in Amsterdam North. A-Lab already accepts Bitcoin for many of its services!


Take the 3-minute free ferry behind Amsterdam Centraal Station to Buiksloterweg.


The garage underneath the Adam Toren is 2,70 per hour.

The garage underneath the public library is just 13,- for the whole evening.



Tickets are limited. Please follow the instructions in this section carefully.

Old-School Tickets

We will give away FREE TICKETS to whoever asks for them. You must also RSVP here.

Send a mail to oldschool AT BitcoinWednesday DOT com for instructions to get on the free tickets list.

Last-Minute Tickets

15,- in advance with Bitcoin Sale of Early Bird and Regular Admission Tickets has concluded. Send a blank mail to tickets AT BitcoinWednesday DOT com to get our Bitcoin address.

Or cash at the door.

Buying a ticket in advance guarantees you a place and saves you time at the door.

Pay What You Want

These are just suggested amounts to help us keep Bitcoin Wednesday going. Feel free to donate whatever amounts you like. Or volunteer to help us: hello AT BitcoinWednesday DOT com

No refunds. Your order is a non-refundable contribution to the non-profit Bitcoin Foundation of The Netherlands and goes 100% toward producing more events like these.

Entrance and seating is first come, first served. Please arrive early.

Sold Out?

Not yet. If and when we do, we'll post it here first.

Buying a ticket in advance guarantees you a place and saves you time at the door.


Bitcoin Wednesday

One of the best and longest-running regular Bitcoin and Blockchain conferences in the Netherlands.

Always held on the first Wednesday of every month.

An open and informal program for anyone interested in digital currency and the blockchain.

For Bitcoin novices and experts alike. Beginners, investors, entrepreneurs, developers, miners, traders, legal professionals -- all find value in this event.

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 promote the industry, to spread the word about Bitcoin (and related technology) in the Netherlands by raising the overall level of awareness and knowledge.