We will discuss the recent trends in the cryptocurrency sphere as well as the reason for exponential growth in the market. Since 2009, Bitcoin has shown various exponential growth patterns, but where does it come from? What are the metrics that we can use to identify patterns early on? Is it driven by institutions or by retail investors?
We will also learn about Liquid, the first production-ready sidechain for Bitcoin.
Agenda, topics and speakers:
13:30 Doors + Welcome
14:00 "Bitcoin, why now?" — Jörg Hermsdorf, Cloud & Sound Money Technology Expert / System Architect. Bitcoin is an exponential technology and conquers the world in waves. For most people, the resulting price movements look completely insane and irrational. The complexity of a previously never seen, free market based, decentralized value networks leads to the current situation, where knowledge of Bitcoin’s fundamentals is distributed among the global population in a very asymmetric fashion. In this talk, we look together into these fundamentals and exponential factors.
15:00 "Key Market Indicators" — Raphael Birchner, Founder & Managing Director CHAIA.iO. After the major crash in 2018 and during the absolute bear market, Raphael decided to streamline the process of doing research in the cryptocurrency space and started building CHAIA.iO. Raphael studied Management & Technology at Technical University Munich.
16:15 "From Gold To Bitcoin – Why we need decentralized digital money” — Florian Grummes, CEO Midas Touch Consulting, is an independent financial analyst, advisor, consultant, trader & investor as well as an international speaker with more than 20 years of experience in financial markets. He is specialized in precious metals, cryptocurrencies and technical analysis. Since April 2019 he is chief editor of cashkurs-gold newsletter focusing on gold and silver mining stocks.
17:15 "The Liquid Sidechain" — Jonas Nick, research engineer at Blockstream who has contributed to the Liquid project for the past 4 years and otherwise focuses on innovations in the Bitcoin protocol. Bitcoin must be resistant to change in order to provide security against the state-level attackers which is the reason this technology was invented for in the first place. However, Bitcoin is still in its infancy and can evolve quickly by adding layers built on top of the base protocol. This model resembles the diverse protocol stack that enables "the Internet" and allows enhanced privacy, scalability and use cases on Bitcoin without changing the Bitcoin network itself. Blockstream is working on such "layer 2 technology" and launched the Liquid Sidechain in 2018 to extend the functionality of Bitcoin and allowing to build innovative products.
18:15 Drinks, Snacks & Networking
19:00 Seminar for developers, please register separately if interested: https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Munich/events/265193941/
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