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March 2019

Bitcoin Gold

Martin Kuvandzhiev is a Lead Developer Co-Founder of the notorious Bitcoin Gold cryptocurrency, the second major cryptocurrency to hard fork away from the Bitcoin blockchain. He is one of the project’s main contributors on Github and one of the 5 board members. In addition, he is the CEO of two companies, GoStartups and Assetify, and leads more than 50 professionals on 6 different continents.

February 2019

BloqLabs

Jenna Pilgrim is Director of Partnerships and Business Development at Bloq, which delivers blockchain tech for the enterprise market and launched the cryptocurrency, Metronome. She is also Co-Founder of Streambed Media, which is building a blockchain-based solution for Internet content. Jenna helped found Don and Alex Tapscott’s Blockchain Research Institute in Toronto and designed the marketing and P.R. campaign behind the Tapscott’s best-selling book, Blockchain Revolution.

Scaling Layer 0

Aleksandar Kuzmanovic is a Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University and the founder of Chicago-based bloXroute Labs. He is also an authority on Net Neutrality, and his work on this subject has earned him the National Science Foundation’s Career Award.

Hyperledger

Firat Sertgoz is a Lead Blockchain Application Developer at IBM’s Benelux Client and Innovation Center. He has been involved in projects in financial services, telecommunications and the automotive supply chain industry. He and his colleague Frans Kempen will give a presentation on IBM’s approach to blockchain technology

Blockchain For Enterprise

Mervyn G. Maistry is CEO of Berlin-based Blockchain venture studio Konfidio. He is also the founder of the Kintaro Capital investment firm and an advisor to Slockit, D33p and Cyberian Mine. He is the former COO of Deutsche Bank Analytics and Information Services and served as Managing Director of Accenture’s Global Digital Strategy Offering.

Galen Evans

Galen Evans is Co-Founder of Konfidio, a Berlin-based blockchain venture studio which has recently deployed a solution for a Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical company.

Bitcoin Wednesday 76

The 76th edition of Bitcoin Wednesday will be held in Amsterdam on 2 October, 2019, and will feature Bitcoin pioneer Charlie Shrem. Please RSVP as soon as possible if you […]

Frans Kempen

Frans Kempen will introduce IBM’s approach to blockchain technology with his colleague, Firat Sertgoz. Frans will also serve as Session Chair for Bitcoin Wednesday on 6 March, 2019. He is IBM’s Blockchain Lead for Logistics and Supply Chain Services at IBM Netherlands. He has worked for IBM for more than a decade, and before that was able to combine his technical and commercial background in roles with Unilever, KPN and British Telecom. Frans sees distributed ledger technology as a key enabler for Digital Transformation Programs in the financial sector.

Bitcoin Wednesday 68

The 68th Bitcoin Wednesday will be held in Amsterdam on 6 February, 2019. Please RSVP as soon as possible if you want to attend. Early bird tickets are now available while […]

January 2019

The DAO of Bisq

Eyal Ron is a core contributor to Bisq, formerly known as Bitsquare, one of the world’s first decentralized exchanges. He belongs to the team designing the Bisq DAO, which has helped transform the organization developing the exchange into an autonomous self-executing second-layer solution on top of the Bitcoin blockchain.