The program for 2 March, 2016 will include:
Masha McConaghy, PhD, a co-founder of Berlin-based blockchain startup ascribe.io. She will talk about the importance of provenance in the art world and how blockchain technology is its logical future.
Lior Yaffe, core developer for the NXT cryptocurrency. Lior will talk about the evolution of digital currency to the current second-generation systems and what lies ahead.
Paolo Tasca, financial economist for the Deutsche Bundesbank specialized in P2P financial systems and systemic risk. Dr. Tasca will present A Market Analysis of Cryptocurrencies which will unveil some of his current work on visualizing the network dynamics of mining pools, exchanges, black markets, and other elements of the digital currency ecosystem.
Bas Wisselink, board member and co-founder of the NXT Foundation will discuss some of NXT’s use cases.
Alexander Bezzubtsev, Valery Perelygin and Anatoly Borodin from the video production company Production TV in Russia. They will talk about the world of cryptocurrency in their own country, where Russian legislators were considering a bill in February 2016 to ban the use of cryptocurrency within the country’s borders.
Alexander, Valery and Anatoly produce the cryptocurrency news program Bitnovosti., the Russian-language news program about cryptocurrency. They are also the creators of the documentary about digital currency in Russia called Cryptocurrency: The Gold of the Digital Age which was screened at the 2nd Annual Bitcoin Film Festival at the Melkweg Cinema last December.
And much more!
NEW LOCATION: Crea Music Theater
This month’s Bitcoin Wednesday will be held in a historical monument at Nieuwe Achtergracht 170 in Amsterdam. This building was the site of the city’s oldest diamond polishing factory and was recently converted to a cultural center and theater by The University of Amsterdam.
Originally erected in 1845 as the Diamond Polishing Company, the factory was a cooperation of 51 jewelers, which held a monopoly in the industry for several decades. The juwelers replaced horse power with the far less expensive steam, and hired no employees, electing instead to rent out their modern polishing equipment to individual diamond workers.
The renovated interior has an industrial chic with flashes of silver and gold that might be an inspiring setting for a conference about digital currency.
Check back soon for the full program for Bitcoin Wednesday, on 2 March, 2016.
You are invited to join us on 2 March, 2016 for Bitcoin Wednesday’s conference dedicated to the important recurring theme of digital currency 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 March so that we can raise a toast together to the increasing role of Bitcoin in Dutch society.
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 digital currencies or the 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 Wednesday, 2 March at 14:00. The conference runs from 14:00 to 22:00.
Space at Bitcoin Wednesday is limited and advance registration is required.