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January 2020

Freedomlab Thinktank

Arief Hühn is head of Freedomlab Thinktank. He is a senior researcher and strategist who focuses on the impact of digital technology on society. He will be one of the moderators of the 80th edition of Bitcoin Wednesday on 5 February 2020.

Bitcoin Wednesday 79

The 79th edition of Bitcoin Wednesday is our annual New Year’s Reception, and will be held in Amsterdam from 1900 to 2230 on 1 January, 2020. Please RSVP as soon […]

December 2019

Smart Contracts in HTTP

Eitan Lavi is the CTO of 2Key Network, a solution that rewards users with cryptocurrency for sharing links. He was previously a data science and machine learning specialist and received a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Bitcoin Wednesday 78

The 78th edition of Bitcoin Wednesday will be held in Amsterdam on 4 December, 2019. Please RSVP as soon as possible if you want to attend. The complete program for […]

November 2019

The Bitcoin Mining Network

Christopher Bendiksen, Head of Research at CoinShares, will present the findings from his acclaimed series on the Bitcoin Mining network. He will cover mining trends such as hash rate, equipment efficiency and cost, mining breakeven costs both all-in ROI and cash flow as well as overall network power draw and the electricity production mix.

Oh, Token, Token

Jérôme de Tychey is Director of ConsenSys Solutions in France and is the current president of Ethereum-France, one of the largest blockchain-oriented non-profits in the country. Before joining ConsenSys, he opened the Blockchain Practice of Ernst & Young France. He is also the founder of Ethereum-France (also know as Asseth), one of the largest blockchain-oriented non-profits in that country.


Ella van Kranenburg

Ella van Kranenburg is a Partner at Keijser Van der Velden, a Dutch niche firm that focuses on financial services regulations, such as the Dutch Financial Supervision Act and anti-money laundering legislation. She previously spoke about the regulatory landscape for digital currency in The Netherlands in comparison to some other European countries on 10 January 2016.

Opera’s Charles Hamel

Charles Hamel is Product Lead and Head of Crypto at Opera Software. Opera is the first major browser to include a cryptocurrency wallet for payments.

Banks and Digital Assets

Hervé Francois is ING Bank’s Blockchain Initiative Lead. His program has delivered more than 44 proof of concepts in collaboration with the following business areas at the bank: payments, trade finance and working capital solutions, financial markets, post-trade, bank treasury, lending, compliance and identity.

Crypto Custody

Alex Batlin is Founder and CEO of Trustology, a custodial wallet with instant transactions, customer support, institutional-grade security and insurance coverage for both businesses and individuals. He was previously Global Blockchain Lead and Head of the Emerging Business and Technology team at BNY Mellon and prior to that worked for UBS, Nomura and JP Morgan.