Viktor Trón of Swarm

Viktor Trón of Swarm

Swarm: The Rise of the Third Web Viktor Trón is one of the core developers of Ethereum who has worked on all of its main components.  He is also the lead developer of Swarm, creating the foundational infrastructure of what may be the third web. The third web is a term increasingly applied to the […]

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Jack du Rose of Colony

Profile: Jack du Rose of Colony

Colony: An Ethereum Platform for Decentralized Teams At Bitcoin Wednesday on 7 September, 2016, the co-founder of Colony, Jack du Rose, and his colleague Aron Fischer, will deliver a presentation about the future of teamwork when assisted by decentralized, autonomous applications. Jack’s talk will cover the following topics: 1. What is Colony? A brief introduction […]

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Kumar Gaurav of Cashaa

Profile: Kumar Gaurav of Cashaa

Peer-to-Peer International Money Transfer with the Blockchain The global remittance market is worth $600 billion a year.  Almost half of this amount (about $250 billion a year) is hard cash, but commissions can run up to 20%. During Bitcoin Wednesday on 7 September, 2016, we’ll hear from Kumar Gaurav, CEO of the P2P marketplace for […]

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Henk Schepers of Philips

Profile: Henk Schepers

Private Arithmetic For all of the advantages offered by Blockchain technology, one of the user’s greatest concerns is to prevent sensitive data (i.e. a user’s private key) from being lost or compromised.  During Bitcoin Wednesday on 7 September 2016, Henk Schepers will explain how this data can still be secured even while it is in […]

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Sander van Loosbroek of Cegeka

Profile: Sander van Loosbroek

Ethereum Smart Contracts and The Blockchain’s Impact on Consumers For Bitcoin Wednesday on 7 September 2016, Sander van Loosbroek will talk about how blockchain technology will effect the consumer. Sander’s team at Cegeka has created an Ethereum-based smart contract application where the use of digital signatures gives consumers better contracts and benefits.  This solution paves […]

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Roberto Valenti of Sightcorp

Profile: Dr. Roberto Valenti

Debate: Ethereum Modern vs. Ethereum Classic By popular demand, on 3 August, 2016 Bitcoin Wednesday will host a dinner discussion led by Dr. Roberto Valenti on the controverial ETH – ETC fork.  Bring your own opinion! In July 2016 Ethereum conducted a “hard fork” to return $40 million of Ether that was taken out of […]

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Louis de Bruin of IBM

Louis de Bruin of IBM

Louis de Bruin is IBM’s Blockchain Leader Benelux, where he has worked on engagements for KPN, Intel and Mercedes, among others.  He is currently working on a Blockchain proof of technology for the RDW, the motor vehicle and licensing authority for The Netherlands. During Bitcoin Wednesday on 3 August, 2016, Mr. de Bruin and his colleague Jos Röling […]

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Jos Röling of IBM

Profile: Jos Röling of IBM

Jos Röling is a senior IT Architect from IBM with a focus on the application of the Internet of Things and the Blockchain in the energy and utilities sector.  He has been following Bitcoin since 2014, but his interest has intensified after IBM became a premier member of the Hyperledger project. During Bitcoin Wednesday on 3 […]

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Dominik Schiener of IOTA

Dominik Schiener of IOTA

IOTA: A Blockchain for the Internet of Things The Blockchain has had 7 years of progress.  Considering the remarkable pace at which this technology has developed, the race is already on to write the next chapter.  One of the many promising candidates vying to do just that is IOTA which focuses on the critical intersection […]

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Max Kordek of Lisk

Profile: Max Kordek of Lisk

The Lisk App SDK: A JavaScript Framework for Blockchain Applications On 3 August, 2016 Bitcoin Wednesday will feature a presentation on Lisk by its founder Max Kordek.  From its crowd sale in February 2016, which raised $5.8 million in just a few weeks, to its current position as one of the world’s ten largest cryptocurrencies, […]

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Andreas Antonopoulos

Video: Andreas M. Antonopoulos Demystifies Bitcoin Mining

“Bitcoin Mining Demystified” is a presentation given by Andreas M. Antonopoulos via video conference at Lab111’s Cinema to celebrate Coinfest during Bitcoin Wednesday on  6 April, 2016.  Mr. Antonopoulos is one of the world’s leading authorities on Bitcoin and the blockchain.  A detailled profile of Mr. Antonopoulos can be found here. In the marketplace there […]

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Stefan George of Gnosis

Profile: Stefan George of Gnosis

Prediction Markets: Use Cases and Components During Bitcoin Wednesday’s 3rd anniversary edition, Stefan George, technical co-founder of Gnosis, will give a presentation about decentralized prediction markets.  These services use the blockchain to address some of mankind’s greatest challenges.  For example, they allow participants to trade or bet against the outcome of future events, a technique that has […]

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Nikolas Guggenberger

Profile: Nikolas Guggenberger

The European Parliament’s Resolution of 3 May 2016 on Virtual Currencies and Blockchain Technology For Bitcoin Wednesday’s 3-year anniversary conference on 6 July, Nikolas Guggenberger will make a presentation and lead a discussion on the European Parliament’s Resolution of 3 May 2016 on virtual currencies and blockchain technology.  As policy advisor to Jakob von Weizsäcker, […]

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Thomas Bertani

Profile: Thomas Bertani of Oraclize

Oraclize.it – Providing Centralized Data to Decentralized Apps Trust is king.  Thomas Bertani is a founder of Oraclize.it, a service that cryptographically verifies the accuracy of data to be used by smart contracts on the Internet. During Bitcoin Wednesday on 6 July, 2016 Thomas will give a presentation about the challenges of providing such information to […]

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Bas Wisselink, Board Member of the NXT Foundation

Introducing The Ardor Blockchain Platform

New Solutions for Blockchain Scalability and Performance During Bitcoin Wednesday on 7 September 2016, Bas Wisselink, a board member of the NXT Foundation, will talk about new solutions for blockchain scalability and performance to be implemented in the upcoming “Ardor” Blockchain Platform. One of the biggest problems faced by any decentralized blockchain after it has […]

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Dean Masley

The Blockchain Education Network in The Netherlands

During Bitcoin Wednesday’s 3rd Anniversary celebration on 6 July 2016, Dean Masley will present the Blockchain Education Network (BEN), an association of student blockchain groups representing more than 150 colleges and universities around the world.  The title of Dean’s talk is Crossing the Enthusiasm Gap: How can young Blockchainers make an impact as this emergent […]

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Aron Fischer

Profile: Aron Fischer

During Bitcoin Wednesday on 7 September 2016, Aron Fischer will contribute to both the Swarm and Colony presentations. Aron received his PhD in mathematics from the City University of New York in 2015. His specialization was in Algebraic Topology and Homotopy theory. Since his graduation he has been studying homotopy type theory in his free […]

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The Bankless by Janne van Hoof and Amaya Hagelaar

Video: The Bankless

Royal Academy of Art students Amaya Monyet and Janne van Hooff delivered this slickly produced, entertaining and informative presentation called “The Bankless” during the CoinFest edition of Bitcoin Wednesday on 6 April, 2016. Amaya and Janna’s performance was part of a program of 13 student works called “Speculations on Trust and Currency” presented  in the […]

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