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January 2019

The Self-Adapting Ledger

Emmanuelle Anceaume is the lead researcher of Sycomore, a self-adapting permissionless ledger. She is affiliated with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and works for INRIA / IRISA, a world leader in computer science.

Breaking Smart Contracts

Daniel Fischmann is lead auditor of ChainSecurity, based in Zurich, Switzerland, where he has investigated security guarantees for Augur, Kyber Network and DAOStack, among others.

Regulatory Overview

Sameer Ismail is Chief Compliance Officer for Luno, a cryptocurrency exchange with its headquarters in London. His presentation will detail current cryptocurrency regulations around the world and the proposed implementations of the EU’s 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive. It will also include notable comparisons with jurisdictions both inside and outside of the EU.

Predicting BTC Prices

Nikolai Zaitsev is Director of consultancy Innovaest where he conducts research on risk analysis and the prediction of Bitcoin prices. He previously served as Head of Quantitative Trading Risk Analytics at ABN Amro and held similar roles at GMK Risk and Fortis.

Tim Epskamp

BlockBay Capital Founding Partner Tim Epskamp will be the Session Chair for Bitcoin Wednesday on 6 February, 2019. Tim has provided asset management services for cryptocurrency investments since March, 2018. He previously worked as an investment analyst for UBS and Kempen & Co.

Blockchain and Sustainability

Horst Treiblmaier is a professor of International Management at MODUL University Vienna and a board member of the “City of Blockchain”, a Vienna-based organization that promotes the use of Blockchain technology to create smart sustainable cities.

New Year’s Reception

Adam and Iddo and the Block of Genesis The 67th Bitcoin Wednesday, our annual New Year’s Reception, will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Bitcoin’s Genesis Block.  It will be held […]

December 2018

Mimblewimble

Alexander Zaidelson is CEO of Beam, the world’s second implementation of the anonymous-by-default Mimblewimble protocol. He is a veteran of the Israeli startup scene, was co-founder of the P2P file-sharing company, Nareos, and desktop dictionary, Wikitup, as well as an investor in Israeli growth- and late-stage companies.

Space Mesh

Iddo Bentov is Chief Scientist of Spacemesh, which raised $15 million in a series A financing round led by Polychain Capital in September, 2018. He is a postdoc in cryptocurrency and cryptography at Cornell University who has been involved in cryptocurrencies since mid-2011 and is responsible for a substantial part of the design work upon which Spacemesh is based.

Adam Ficsor

Adam Ficsor, widely known as nopara73, is co-founder and CTO of zkSNACKS, which is responsible for the Wasabi, privacy-oriented Bitcoin wallet that has integrated Tor, CoinJoin and coin control features. He is an accomplished developer — among the most active Github contributors in the sector and the author of more than 100 articles on privacy. He has appeared at many conferences and has worked tirelessly to improve the privacy of Bitcoin.