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Amsterdam CoinFest

Amsterdam Coinfest 2017

Amsterdam’s CoinFest 2017 celebration: The 46th edition of Bitcoin Wednesday will be held in Amsterdam on 5 April, 2017.

The complete program will be announced right here. Please RSVP if you want to attend.

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Guy Benartzi, CEO of Bancor
The Long Tail of User-Generated Tokens

Guy Benartziis CEO of Bancor, which aims to make it easy for anyone to launch their own Ethereum-based cryptocurrency. He was previously CEO of the multiplayer game company Mytopia and a co-founder of Ecko Code, a company that licensed and created games for CBS and Showtime, which he built with the American fashion designer Marc Eckō and former Rockstar Games producer Marc Fernandez.

Jeff Garzik of Bloq
Enterprise Blockchain Solutions

Jeff Garzik's company Bloq is specialized in open-source blockchain solutions for the enterprise.  He has been an important contributor to Bitcoin software since he learned about the project in 2010, and is one of the best-known developers in the entire industry.

Rik Esselink
Session Chair for CoinFest 2017

Rik Esselink will serve as Session Chair for Bitcoin Wednesday 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.

Rikiya Masuda of Bitflyer
Blockchain Fintech in Japan

Rikiya Masuda is European Branch Director of bitFlyer, currently Japan's biggest Bitcoin exchange. Before coming to bitFlyer he worked for seven years for Japan's second largest bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

Raphaël Mazet of Alice.si
Alice: Blockchain For Social Impact

Raphaël Mazet is a co-founder of Alice.si, an Ethereum app for social impact. Before Alice, he served for ten years in corporate relations and digital advocacy in Europe, Latin America and the U.S. He became fascinated with blockchain technology in 2015 when he discovered the potential for smart contracts to increase funding in the non-profit sector by improving transparency and accountability.

Matej Michalko of Decent
Blockchain Content Distribution

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.

You are invited to join us once again for this upcoming edition of Bitcoin Wednesday, including another program revolving around the important recurring theme of blockchains and cryptocurrencies in Dutch society. As you’ve come to expect, networking will be at the heart of this event: run into your old, familiar Bitcoin Wednesday friends and colleagues and tell stories about the early days; meet the newcomers and share your ideas about the future. After a number of thought-provoking conference presentations, there will be ample opportunity for networking at the bar.

Mark your calendar for the first Wednesday of the month so that we can raise a toast together to the increasing role of Bitcoin in Dutch society. Please take note:

  • So that the digital currency revolution leaves no one behind, please bring colleagues, friends, family and neighbors with you.
  • Bitcoin Wednesday is an accessible event for anyone who has interest in blockchains, digital currencies or related technologies, a great chance to meet other like-minded professionals, and exchange ideas in an informal atmosphere.

Mark it down in your agenda; join us on the first Wednesday of every month. The conference itself usually begins at 19:00, but we gather earlier at the bar for networking.

For all Bitcoin Wednesday conferences, space is limited and advance registration is always required.

Sign up now for Bitcoin Wednesday.