Egbert-Jan Sol, CTO of TNO Industry, a leading research institution in The Netherlands, explained Blockchain technology in a Dutch context in this presentation given during Bitcoin Wednesday on 7 June, 2017. Dr. Sol is also an initiator of The National Blockchain Coalition. His profile can be found here. Some of the topics he covered in […]
Matej Michalko is CEO of the Blockchain-based content distribution platform known as Decent which raised more than $7 million during its crowd sale at the end of 2016. He is a blockchain pioneer who founded one of the sector’s first Bitcoin marketing agencies as well as one of its earliest cryptocurrency e-gaming consultancies.
A wonderful video from our archive: the iconic CEO of Bloq and former core developer shares his views on where the Bitcoin blockchain is headed. For a detailled profile of Jeff see: Jeff Garzik Some subjects he covers in this talk: Enterprise Blockchain Solutions “Every time you see the word Blockchain, underneath it’s […]
Jean-Philippe Vergneis Associate Professor of Strategy at Ivey Business School, Western University in Canada. He is also Co-Director of the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab, and Founding Coordinator of the Crypto Capitalism Center. He recently wrote a history of piracy and capitalism entitled “The Pirate Organization: Lessons from the fringes of Capitalism” (Harvard Business Review Press). He has focused his research on blockchain technology since 2014.
Jameson Lopp leads a software engineering team at BitGo, an enterprise digital asset security service based in Palo Alto. He created Statoshi, a fork of Bitcoin Core that analyzes the statistics of Bitcoin nodes and aims to give a DevOps perspective of the Bitcoin network. He counts paintball, motorcycles and wine making among his interests. and waxes philosophical on the nature of Bitcoin in his spare time.
Eyal Hertzog, Chief Architect and founder of Bancor, gave this presentation during a special edition of Bitcoin Wednesday at Makerversity in Amsterdam on 12 April 2017. Almost exactly two months later, on 12 June 2017, Bancor raised nearly 400,000 ETH in one of the world’s most successful crowdsales.
Dr. Peter Rizun is Chief Scientist for Bitcoin Unlimited and a leading figure in the block size debate that currently engulfs Bitcoin. His organization develops software used by about 40% of the Bitcoin network’s mining power, and aims to solve the block size controversy by giving miners the ability to signal their support for a larger block size, an approach that has been repeatedly rejected by Bitcoin Core.
Rik Esselink will serve as Session Chair for Bitcoin Wednesday on 7 June 2017. He was also Session Chair for Bitcoin Wednesday’s CoinFest edition on 5 April, 2017. He has been an active member of the Amsterdam blockchain community for many years. He is the former Marketing Director at Philips, and is currently helping foreign companies establish their presence in Europe.
Ken Shishidois an organizer of the Tokyo Bitcoin Meetup group, established in 2011, one of the world’s oldest. He is also an early-stage investor in Breadwallet, Yours, Stashcrypto and other cryptocurrency-related projects. He previously handled sales and business development of enterprise telecommunications services for a large telco operator in Japan. He was a candidate in the lower house of parliament election of 2012 representing Tokyo (District 5) and Hiroshima (District 3).