• All Bitcoin at Bitcoin Wednesday

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    Join us this Wednesday, 5 June, 2019 when we take a special close look at our -- and the world's -- favorite cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. RSVP without a ticket doesn't guarantee you a spot. See "tickets" section for details. -- PROGRAM "Atomic Swaps on Lightning" by Kilian Rausch of Exchange Union Kilian will give an intro to the subject of Atomic Swaps and will address the specifics of applying atomic swaps on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. After a brief demo, he will cover the challenges involved in launching a full-fledged Lightning-based decentralized exchange. http://bit.ly/KilianRausch "Advanced Key Management" by Stepan Snigirev of CryptoAdvance Stepan will talk about standard key management policies used in modern hardware wallets and how we can do better. http://bit.ly/Snigirev "Black Market Money" by Bitcoin Developer Eric Voskuil Eric's presentation will cover: Bitcoin's Value Proposition; Its Axiom of Resistance; The Permissionless Principle; The Censorship Resistance Property; and Related subjects drawn from my hacker's dictionary of Bitcoin principles, Cryptoeconomics. http://bit.ly/Voskuil A Town Hall-Style Meeting with Bitcoin Core Developer Kalle Alm Swedish Bitcoin Core developer Kalle Alm answers your questions about the latest developments on the Bitcoin blockchain. Kalle is a lead developer at the Tokyo-based Digital Garage.. http://bit.ly/KalleAlm "The Next Bitcoin Bull Run?" by Bitcoin Maximalist Tone Vays The acclaimed trader and notorious Bitcoin maximalist returns to teach us something about technical analysis and trading charts in order to get a sense of where the price might be heading next. http://bit.ly/tonev -- TIME 1800 - 1900 Walk in and network reception with cash bar. Bitcoin accepted! 1900 - 2200 Program 2200 - 2300 Post-conference drinks. -- TICKETS There are still a limited number of advance tickets available. 20,- with Bitcoin only https://tickets.bitcoinwednesday.com/ Tickets will be 20,- at the door. Cash only accepted at the door. No credit card, no PIN. ‣ Present a ticket with a valid QR code at the door for admission, not just a transaction ID. If you think you should have gotten one and didn't, check your spam folder, and otherwise mail us in advance. ‣ Tickets are not transferrable, for your safety and ours. Selling or using transferred tickets may result in a permanent ban to both parties. Ticket questions? Just mail us at tickets at BitcoinWednesday dot com Sold out? Not yet. If so, we'll post it here first. -- PLACE For this all-Bitcoin edition of Bitcoin Wednesday, we'll head for the Rivierenbuurt and the podium of Old School Amsterdam. ‣ Old School Amsterdam is at Gaasterlandstraat 3-5 ‣ Just 5 minutes walk from Station Rai and The Rai Convention Center. ‣ NS trains serve Station Rai as does Metro 50 and 51, Bus 62 and Tram 4. ‣ 10 minutes from Schiphol and 15 minutes from Amsterdam Centraal. ‣ If by car, the Rai has P+R with rates as low as 1,- for 24 hours. Please share your ride with friends, family, neighbors and colleagues. -- One of the best and longest-running Bitcoin and Blockchain conferences in the Netherlands. Held every 1st Wednesday of the month since 2013. An open and informal program for anyone interested in cryptocurrency and blockchain tech. For novices and experts. 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. Beginners, investors, entrepreneurs, developers, miners, traders, legal professionals -- all find value in this event. 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. As with all events, the lineup is necessarily subject to change.

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  • Smart Money, Smart Contracts

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    RSVP without a ticket doesn't guarantee you a spot. See "tickets" section for details. We are sold out for tonight. Please watch the live stream and post your comments. -- PROGRAM "Smart Money, Smart Contracts" by Alexander Chepurnoy Alexander aka kushti is a Core Developer of Ergo, a new proof-of-work cryptocurrency scheduled for launch at the end of May 2019. http://bit.ly/ErgoPlatform Dutch financial journalist, Arno Wellens, author of "The Euro Evangelism" returns to Bitcoin Wednesday with an update on what he believes to be an impending financial crisis and dark days for the Euro. Watch his irreverent, funny but compelling presentation from September 2018. http://bit.ly/ArnoWellens "Live Enterprise Key Management Demo" by Saul Schwartzbach Saul is CTO of Prestige IT, maker of the FrostByte software for enterprise key management. http://bit.ly/Schwartzbach "Bitcoin SV: The Future of Digital Audits" by Craig Steven Wright One of the most controversial speakers in the industry, Craig is the Chief Scientist at nChain and claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. http://bit.ly/CraigStevenWright "BSV: Bitcoin Without Limits" by Jimmy Nguyen Jimmy is Chair of the Strategic Advisory Board for nChain Group which holds hundreds of blockchain-related patents for Bitcoin SV. http://bit.ly/JimmyNguyen The complete lineup will be announced as soon as possible. Or check here for the full program as soon as it is available (updated daily): https://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/events/bitcoin-wednesday-71/ -- TIME 1800 - 1900 Walk in and network reception with cash bar. 1900 - 2200 Program 2200 - 2300 Post-conference drinks with cash bar. -- VENUE Amsterdam's "Free University", De Vrije Universiteit (also known as the VU), in the main building at De Boelelaan 1105, Kerkzaal 16A. -- DIRECTIONS Take the elevator to the 15th floor and go up the stairs to the Church Hall. Public Transportation: ‣ 20-25 minutes from Amsterdam CS ‣ 20 minutes from Schiphol ‣ Tram 5, bus 55, 62, 142, 172, 346, 347, metro 50, 51, 52 NS Station WTC - Zuid is less than 10 minutes walk from the VU. By Car: A10 exit S108 Parking: Just 2,50 per hour (after 1700) in ParkBee at Benjamin Brittenstraat 13 and 4,- per hour in garage P3 under the new VU building at Van der Boechorststraat 5a -- TICKETS There are a limited number of advance tickets available. Please follow the instructions in this section carefully. ‣ Advance Sold out. ‣ At The Door We are sold out for tonight. We will post information here about a live stream. ‣ Please present a valid ticket at the door for admission, not just a transaction ID. Ticket questions? Mail tickets at BitcoinWednesday dot com As with all events, the lineup is necessarily subject to change. --- 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.

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  • CoinFest 2019: "Look Before You Quantum Leap"

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    PROGRAM RSVP without a ticket doesn't guarantee you a spot. See "tickets" section for details. The 4th Annual CoinFest is on 3 April 2019 with a free reception before the conference. ‣ "Quantum-Resistant Blockchains" by Jin Liu Jin is Chairman of ABCMint Foundation, which supports the development and application of post-quantum cryptography to blockchain technology. The ABC mainnet, a Proof-of-Work post-quantum cryptocurrency, was officially launched in June 2018. http://bit.ly/ABCMint ‣ "Private Key Security" by Maarten Geerlings and Adrijan Šćekić Maarten and Adrijan are founders of Cryptotag, a solution for safely storing private keys by engraving them into solid Titanium plates. http://bit.ly/Cryptotag ‣ "Mobility: Blockchains For Sustainable Cities" by Jochem Verheul Jochem is CEO of VMC, a software company dedicated to the application of blockchain tech to solving challenges in human mobility. http://bit.ly/JVerheul ‣ "Fraud Proofs" by Mustafa Al-Bassam, Security Researcher Mustafa co-founded the sharded blockchain startup ChainSpace in 2018, which was acquired by Facebook in 2019. http://bit.ly/Al-Bassam The complete lineup will be announced as soon as possible. Or check here for the full program as soon as it is available. https://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/events/amsterdam-coinfest-edition/ TICKETS There are still a limited number of advance tickets still available. The 12,- tickets are sold out. 20,- with Bitcoin https://tickets.bitcoinwednesday.com/ They will be 20,- at the door. Cash and Bitcoin accepted at the door. No credit card, no PIN. Please present a valid ticket at the door for admission, not just a transaction ID. Ticket questions? Mail tickets at BitcoinWednesday dot com Sold out? Not yet. If so, we'll post it here first. --- Walk-in from 1800 on. Free reception before the conference, including drinks and networking. Cash bar, Bitcoin accepted. Program starts at 1900. Entrance and seating is first come, first served. --- 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.

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  • Blockchain Use Cases - Enterprise Edition

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    PROGRAM RSVP without a ticket doesn't guarantee you a spot. See "tickets" section for details. "On-chain Scaling: bloXroute" by Aleksandar Kuzmanovic Aleksandar is an authority on Net Neutrality and a member of the steering committee of Google’s Measurement Lab initiative for monitoring global Net Neutrality. With bloXroute he has developed an on-chain scaling solution that uses a provably neutral transport layer underneath cryptocurrencies. http://bit.ly/bloXroute "Bitbond: Germany's First STO" by Michael Pinkus Michael is Bitbond's CFO. He will explain how the company received government approval to launch and sell the cryptocurrency, BB1, later this month. BB1 will be immediately tradeable via the StellarX decentralized exchange at the conclusion of its initial sale. http://bit.ly/Pinkus "Hyperledger and Enterprise Blockchains" by Frans Kempen and Firat Sertgoz Frans Kempen has been with IBM for more than a decade, and currently leads IBM’s Blockchain Practice for the supply chain industry in The Netherlands and Belgium. His colleague Firat Sertgoz is a Lead Blockchain Developer at IBM’s Benelux Client and Innovation Center. http://bit.ly/FransKempen http://bit.ly/Sertgoz "Is Blockchain Technology Vulnerable?" by Martin Kuvandzhiev Martin is a Co-Founder and Lead Developer of the Bitcoin Gold cryptocurrency. In this role he has become an expert on surviving and mitigating against the infamous 51% attack, one of the blockchain's primary vulnerabilities. In May 2018 a 51% attack on Bitcoin Gold resulted in a loss of $18 million worth of the cryptocurrency, the largest such theft in the industry. http://bit.ly/Kuvandzhiev "Metronome: The Built-To-Last Cryptocurrency" by Jenna Pilgrim Jenna is Director of Business Development for Bloq, which specializes in blockchain solutions for large enterprise. During her talk she will present some of their most innovative products, including the Metronome cryptocurrency, which is designed to be interoperable across blockchains. http://bit.ly/bloqlabs "Building Blockchain Solutions for Enterprise" by Galen Evans Galen is Co-Founder and CTO of Blockchain venture studio Konfidio, which has implemented a private Ethereum-based solution for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company that is now being deployed by the company. http://bit.ly/Konfidio -- The complete lineup for Bitcoin Wednesday #69 will be announced as soon as possible. Or check here for the full program as soon as it is available: https://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/events/bitcoin-wednesday-69/ There are a limited number of early bird tickets for those who RSVP early. --- TICKETS Last minute: 20,- with Bitcoin via https://tickets.bitcoinwednesday.com/ And 20,- at the door. Both Euro (cash only) and Bitcoin accepted at the door. The early bird tickets are now sold out. Entrance and seating is first come, first served. SOLD OUT? Not yet. When we do, we'll announce it here first. Entrance and seating is first come, first served. --- 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.

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  • The Decentralized Exchange at Bitcoin Wednesday Amsterdam

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    RSVP without a ticket doesn't guarantee you a spot. See "tickets" section for details. -- PROGRAM "Decentralized Exchanges: The DAO of Bisq" by Eyal Ron Eyal is a core developer who helped design the decentralized autonomous organization behind Bisq (formerly known as Bitsquare), one of the world's first decentralized exchanges. http://bit.ly/eyalron "Breaking Smart Contracts for Fun and Profit" by Daniel Fischmann Daniel is lead security auditor of ChainSecurity in Zurich, the organization the uncovered the recent Constantinople bug in Ethereum. Daniel has also tested security guarantees for Augur, DAOstack and Kyber Network, among many others. http://bit.ly/ChainSecurity "Sycomore: A Self-Adapting Distributed Ledger" by Emmanuelle Anceaume Emanuelle is the principal investigator affiliated with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and works for INRIA / IRISA, a world leader in computer science. http://bit.ly/Aceaume "Blockchain Tech and Sustainable Cities" by Dr. Horst Treiblmaier Professor Treiblmaier studies the economic and business implications of Blockchain tech and cryptoeconomics at MODUL University Vienna. He serves on the board of the "City of Blockchain" that participates in the United 4 Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative of the United Nations. http://bit.ly/Treiblmaier "Bitcoin Price Predictions" by Nikolai Zaitsev Learn how the experts predict Bitcoin prices. Nikolai is Director of Innovaest, a consultancy specialized in risk and pricing models. He previously served as Head of Quantitative Trading Risk Analytics at ABN Amro. http://bit.ly/NZaitsev "Regulatory Overview" by Sameer Ismail Sameer is Chief Compliance Officer for Luno, a London-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider. His talk will give an overview of cryptocurrency regulations around the world and make comparisons to proposed implementations of the EU's Fourth Money Laundering Directive among the member states. http://bit.ly/SameerIsmail The Session Chair for this conference will be Tim Epskamp, Founding Partner of cryptocurrency asset management firm, BlockBay Capital. http://bit.ly/Epskamp Check here for the full program: https://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/events/bitcoin-wednesday-68/ TIME Reception: 18:00 - 19:00 * Cash bar, Bitcoin accepted. Program Begins: 19:00 Post-conference reception: 22:00 - 23:00 PLACE Info.nl at Sint Antoniesbreestraat 16, just a 50 m walk from Nieuwmarkt. TICKETS Early bird and Advance tickets are now sold out. They are for sale at the door: 20,- Both Euro and Bitcoin accepted. Entrance and seating is first come, first served. SOLD OUT? Not yet. When we do, we'll announce it here first. -- 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.

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  • 10-Year Anniversary of The Genesis Block with nopara73, Spacemesh & Mimblewimble

    Adam & Iddo and the Block of Genesis RSVP without a ticket doesn't guarantee you a spot. See "tickets" section for details. TIME Doors Open: 18:00, including drinks and networking (cash bar). Program Begins: 19:00 PLACE Mindspace Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 162 - 170, Amsterdam This will be one of the opening events for Mindspace's beautiful new location, a stone's throw from the Dam. PROGRAM "Privacy in Bitcoin" by Adam Ficsor, aka nopara73 Adam is CTO of zkSNACKS, creator of the privacy-centric Wasabi Bitcoin wallet. He is an authority on privacy in Bitcoin and one of the most active Github contributors in the industry. http://bit.ly/nopara73 "Intro to Mimblewimble and Beam" by Alexander Zaidelson Alexander is CEO of Beam, the second anonymous-by-default cryptocurrency based on Mimblewimble. It is scheduled to be launched before the end of 2018. http://bit.ly/beam-bitcoin "Spacemesh" by Iddo Bentov Iddo is Chief Scientist of Spacemesh, a new distributed ledger with a mesh-based permissionless consensus protocol and Proof of Space-Time algorithm that will resolve security, scalability and decentralization challenges of current block designs. His team recently raised $15 million in a Series A financing round led by Polychain Capital. http://bit.ly/spacemesh "How to Prove You Forgot Something: A GDPR Love Story" by Karyl Fowler Karyl is CEO of Austin, Texas-based Transmute Industries, a decentralized app engine that integrates enterprise cloud infrastructure and blockchain technologies. http://bit.ly/transmute-bitcoin "Decentralizing Communications Networks" by Olivier de Jong Olivier is CEO of Airwave, a decentralized communications network which aims to apply distributed ledger technology to peer-to-peer audio and video chat without compromising usability or privacy. http://bit.ly/olivierdejong "How Is Arbitrage Done on Cryptocurrency Exchanges?" by Adrian Biłgorajski Adrian is an expert trader, a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics Stock Market Trading School with a certificate from the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He is also CEO of Arbitool, a scanner for identifying arbitrage opportunities on cryptocurrency exchanges. http://bit.ly/arbitool-bitcoin -- The complete lineup will be announced as soon as possible. Or check here for the full program as soon as it is available: https://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/events/bitcoin-wednesday-67/ -- TICKETS Advance tickets are now sold out. They are still available at the door starting at 1800. At the door: 20,- Both Euro and Bitcoin accepted. Entrance and seating is first come, first served. SOLD OUT? Not yet. When we do, we'll announce it here first. --- Bitcoin Wednesday One of the best and longest-running monthly Bitcoin, Blockchain and cryptocurrency 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.

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  • Grin, MimbleWimble and Solar-Powered Bitcoin

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    RSVP without a ticket doesn't guarantee you a spot. See "tickets" section for details. TIME Doors Open: 18:00, including drinks and networking (cash bar). Program Begins: 19:00 PLACE ABN Amro Bank, Circl Pavilion, Gustave Mahlerplein 1 B PROGRAM Jasper van der Marel, council member of Grin / Mimble Wimble The anonymous-by-default cryptocurrency Grin is the first implementation of the infamous Mimble Wimble protocol. It's mainnet release is planned for 15 January 2019, so it's perfect timing for an introduction. https://bit.ly/2E6fSgQ Lefteris Kokoris-Kogias, lead developer of Calypso Calypso is a solution to one of the most intractable issues of the Internet era: securely sharing private data over blockchains. https://bit.ly/2PqUEAl Samater Labin, CEO of Africa SunTec Africa SunTec brings decentralized solar energy to Africa's rural communities. https://bit.ly/2qMQDri Michael van den Berg, Business Analyst at ABN Amro's Blockchain Lab Michael will give us a look at some of the bank's work on decentralized ecosystems and will talk about some of the Blockchain Lab's recent activities. He is involved in helping the bank identify opportunities to use blockchain technology and then decide how and where to deploy it. https://bit.ly/2KK3Muo Marcello Palazzi, Chairman of SIX and Solaris Sunpower and Co-Founder of the B-Corp Movement Marcello is a leader in sustainability and impact investing and chairman of SIX, an international social innovation exchange that applies technology to solving global challenges. https://bit.ly/2TL9r7L Abraham Cambridge, CEO of The Sun Exchange The Sun Exchange is the sharing economy for solar energy. It is a platform that combines cryptocurrency and renewable energy to create a solar-powered financial system that streams monetized sunshine across the world in Bitcoin. https://bit.ly/2RZeob3 Frans Kempen, who leads IBM’s Blockchain Practice for the supply chain industry in The Netherlands and Belgium, will be the session chair for this evening. https://bit.ly/2NUkQTg The complete lineup will be announced as soon as possible. Or check here for the full program as soon as it is available. https://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/event/bitcoin-wednesday-66/ TICKETS In advance: 20,- with Bitcoin https://tickets.bitcoinwednesday.com/ 20,- with IDEAL https://www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/BTC At the door: 20,- Both Euro and Bitcoin accepted. (All early bird tickets are sold out. You can already get them for next month's event, starting at 4,-) Entrance and seating is first come, first served. Your ticket is a nonrefundable contribution to the non-profit Bitcoin Foundation of The Netherlands. It cannot be resold or exchanged. SOLD OUT? Not yet. When we do, we'll announce it here first. --- 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.

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  • The Future of Decentralized Identity

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    RSVP without a ticket doesn't guarantee you a spot. See "tickets" section for details. TIME Doors Open: 18:00, including drinks and networking (cash bar). Program Begins: 19:00 PLACE Volkshotel, Wibautstraat 150, zaal Riet, The former headquarters of the Volkskrant newspaper. PROGRAM "The Cambrian Explosion of Digital Assets" by Olga Feldmeier Olga is CEO of Smart Valor, a decentralized marketplace for tokenized assets. She has spoken at the World Economic Forum, Money2020 and Consensus and is a founding member of the Crypto Valley Association in Switzerland. https://bit.ly/2quhFUg "The Future of Decentralized Identity" by Martin Riedel Martin is Product Manager of Civic, an Ethereum-based identity management solution that reached a market cap of nearly $47 million in October 2018. https://bit.ly/2POmFOG "Trust is Risk: A Wallet for the Web of Trust" by Orfeas Litos Orfeas is a contributor to the Javascript Bitcoin client and the creator of the new wallet which will be used on OpenBazaar as an alternative rating measure. He'll talk about identity and reputation via Bitcoin multi-signature web of trust. https://bit.ly/2O0njqh "Governance for Decentralized Smart Ledgers" by Michael Mainelli Michael is Chairman of Z/Yen, a London-based think-tank and venture firm that produces the Distributed Futures research program and conducts research for the Cardano Foundation, among many others. https://bit.ly/2PCQzoV "Key Management & Identity" by Moritz Neto Moritz is the founder of Tenzorum, a decentralized key management solution. None of the solutions for handling identity will work without an easy way for users to manage their keys. Moritz will tell us how we can deploy those applications to hundreds of millions of users. https://bit.ly/2AsjFlO "Decentralized Video at Scale" by Eric Tang Eric is CTO of Livepeer, an Ethereum-based video-streaming network that has grappled as much as most with approaches to making decentralized applications scalable. https://bit.ly/2yW3tHt Panel Discussion: "A Self-Sovereign Decentralized Identity Ecosystem Built with Blockchain IDs and Zero Knowledge Data Stores that are Universally Discoverable" Session Chair: Rik Esselink Rik has been an active member of the Amsterdam blockchain community for many years, and is currently MD Europe for one of the world's fastest growing connected home startups, Ring.com. https://bit.ly/2AqMQ8L The complete lineup will be announced as soon as possible. Or check here for the full program as soon as it is available: https://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/event/bitcoin-wednesday-65/ TICKETS In advance: 20,- with Bitcoin https://tickets.bitcoinwednesday.com/ At the door: Both Euro and Bitcoin accepted. (All early bird tickets are sold out.) Entrance and seating is first come, first served. SOLD OUT? Not yet. When we do, we'll announce it here first. --- 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.

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  • Bitcoin's Role in the Monetary System

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    RSVP without a ticket doesn't guarantee you a spot. See "tickets" section for details. TIME Walk In: 18:00, including drinks and networking (cash bar). Program Begins: 19:00 PLACE Volkshotel, Wibautstraat 150, zaal Riet The former headquarters of the Volkskrant newspaper PROGRAM "The Role of Bitcoin in the Monetary System" by Willem Middelkoop Willem is the author of the best-selling book, "The Big Reset", about an expected financial crisis. He is an outspoken critic of fiat currencies and is also the founder of the Commodity Discovery Fund that invests in natural resources like gold, silver, uranium, nickel and rare earth elements. https://bit.ly/2PWgt6X "Lightning Integration in the Electrum Bitcoin Wallet" by Thomas Voegtlin Thomas is the creator of Electrum, among the first and best-known Bitcoin wallets, estimated to handle 10% of all Bitcoin transactions. https://bit.ly/2NThzD5 "Principles of Democracy by Design" by Jeremy Pitt Jeremy is Professor of Intelligent and Self-Organizing Systems at Imperial College London. He is an authority on self-organizing autonomous networks and decentralized governance. https://bit.ly/2xEt9YD "WINGS: The DAO Platform for Crowd Sale Evaluation and Funding" by Dominik Zynis Dominink is a co-founder of Wings, who has previously appeared at Bitcoin Wednesday in 2016 and early 2017. They raised $2 million in Ether when their own crowd sale closed at the end of 2016. https://bit.ly/2wS6xmP "The Failure of the Altcoin Market and What It Says About Bitcoin" by Tone Vays Tone is a notorious Bitcoin maximalist, expert trader and risk analyst. He is also a former Wall Street insider who worked at Bear Stearns where two subprime hedge funds imploded during the crisis of 2008. https://bit.ly/2OrDLRI "Statebox: The Advantage of a Visual Process Language" by Jelle Herold Jelle is the creator of Statebox, a new visual programming language for smart contracts that can be deployed across blockchains. He studied artificial intelligence at the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands, and has extensive experience working in the fields of electronics and mathematics. https://bit.ly/2CAoAE8 Session Chair: Frans Kempen Frans currently leads IBM's Blockchain Practice for the supply chain industry in The Netherlands and Belgium. https://bit.ly/2NUkQTg The rest of the lineup will be announced as soon as possible. Or check here for the full program as soon as it is available. https://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/event/bitcoin-wednesday-64/ --- TICKETS: In advance 20,- with Bitcoin only via https://tickets.bitcoinwednesday.com There will be tickets available at the door for 20,- with both cash and Bitcoin. No credit cards, no PIN. All early bird tickets are now sold out! Entrance and seating is first come, first served. Please arrive early if you want to buy a ticket at the door. -- SOLD OUT? Not yet. When we do we'll announce it here first. Student tickets have all been given out. For those who missed the early bird tickets, they are already on sale for only 6,- and 4,- for the upcoming 7 November and 5 December dates. --- DIRECTIONS Just 7 minutes from Amsterdam CS with metro 51, 53 or 54 with trains leaving every 3-4 minutes. Or 30-35 minutes from Schiphol Airport. The Volkshotel is at metro station "Wibautstraat".

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  • How to Do an ICO Without the BS

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    RSVP without a ticket doesn't guarantee you a spot. Please see the tickets section below for details. PROGRAM We'll start off the evening with a special introduction and a word of welcome to Bitcoin Wednesday and the Dutch cryptocurrency sector from ABN Amro, then proceed to the following presentations. "The Next Crisis: 10 Years After Lehman Brothers" by Arno Wellens Arno is a Dutch financial journalist and author of "The Euro Evangelism" about critical flaws in the euro. He helped lead the successful national Ukraine referendum in 2016 that embarrassed Prime Minister Mark Rutte. https://bit.ly/2NxpAdi "The Future of Retail Banking in a Crypto World" by Malcolm Tan Malcolm is the CEO of Crowdbank, which aims to offer crypto and retail banking services via the NEO blockchain, including exchange services, peer-to-peer payments, lending and insurance. It also plans to introduce a cryptocurrency with a stable value that will be linked to the value of the euro. https://bit.ly/2N2V9hZ "BS Aside, What It Really Takes To Do ICO-Style IPO's" by Ransu Salovaara Ransu is CEO of TokenMarket, an ICO advisory firm based in Gibraltar, which has worked with more than 35 tech startups to execute token sales that have raised nearly 400 million dollars. https://bit.ly/2MBNJD3 "Tracking the Crypto Economy" by Jonathan Knegtel Jonathan is CEO of Blockdata, a software as a service company that provides background information on blockchain-related organizations. He will give the first public demo of Blockdata and share some of the insights the service has uncovered. https://bit.ly/2MBNJD3 "The Future of News Media in a Cryptocurrency World" by Onik Mia Onik Mia is CEO of Multra, a decentralized news app that pays you for reading news. Onik is also Vice Chair of the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance media working group and a member of the Blockchain Observatory in the European Parliament. https://bit.ly/2wt6ZZg "Decentralized Privacy" by Jelle Pol and Emanuele Francioni Jelle and Emanuele are co-founders of Dusk, a privacy-centric blockchain with a new consensus mechanism that aims to enable decentralized and anonymous services like video- and audio-conferencing, media on demand and file storage and transfer. https://bit.ly/2PjvvTJ "Blockchain-Based Sustainability" by Richard Kohl Richard is the founder of Bitcoin Wednesday and a board member of The Bitcoin Foundation of The Netherlands. This edition of Bitcoin Wednesday will be held in cooperation with ABN Amro, at Circl, the bank’s new center for sustainability. Following this theme, we'll talk about blockchain tech as a key to a sustainable future. https://bit.ly/2PjvvTJ The complete lineup will be announced as soon as possible. Or check here for the full program as soon as it is available: https://www.bitcoinwednesday.com/event/bitcoin-wednesday-63/ --- Doors open at 1800, including drinks and networking. Cash bar. Program begins at 19:00. Drinks and networking at Circl from 2230 - 2330. TICKETS: In advance 20,- with Bitcoin https://tickets.bitcoinwednesday.com/ (The 6, 12, and 18, Early Bird tickets are now sold out.) There will be tickets available at the door for 20,- for cash and Bitcoin. No credit cards, no PIN. Entrance and seating is first come, first served. Please arrive early if you want to buy a ticket at the door. A limited number of free tickets are available for students with a valid student ID. Please mail hello AT BitcoinWednesday DOT com to get on this list. For those who missed the early bird tickets for this month, they are already on sale for only 6,- and 4,- for 3 October and 7 November.

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