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Bitcoin Wednesday 38

Join us on 3 August, 2016.  For the 38th edition of Bitcoin Wednesday we return to the iconic Marine Terrein.

Makerversity Amsterdam

Our host is Makerversity in building 27E, Amsterdam’s new headquarters for the maker scene.  There are a limited number of tickets available.  RSVP as soon as possible if you would like to attend.

 

The program will include:

The Lisk App SDK: A Javascript Framework for Blockchain Applications

Max Kordek is one of the creators of Lisk, a fast-rising newcomer to the cryptocurrency scene. After raising $5.8 million in its crowdsale in February 2016, it has launched into the top ten largest cryptocurrencies with a market cap of more than $31 million. In his talk Mr. Kordek will tell us more about how Lisk got here and what sets it apart from the field of alternative blockchains.

Max Kordek of Lisk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Blockchain in Practice

Jos Röling is a senior IT Architect from IBM with a focus on the application of the Internet of Things and the Blockchain in the energy and utilities sector.  He and his colleague, IBM’s Blockchain Leader Benelux, Louis de Bruin will address how IBM sees the impact of the Blockchain on various industries, including Energy and Utilities.  They will take us through a number of actual implementations in which IBM is currently engaged and discuss Hyperledger, IBM’s preferred Blockchain technology.

Jos Röling of IBM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louis de Bruin of IBM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bitcoin and Blockchain Education in The Netherlands

Nathalie Drost was Bitcoin Wednesday’s Head of Education and temporarily lead a task force to increase student and academic involvement in the sector until her graduation.  She completed a research project  “Hybrid Banking: A Decentralized System with Intrinsic Multiple Mediums of Exchange” at the University of Nijmegen which also involved investigation into the Blockchain.

Nathalie Drost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IOTA: A Blockchain for the Internet of Things

Dominik Schiener is one of the developers behind IOTA, a decentralized network designed to provide a distributed ledger for the Machine Economy.  In his talk, Mr. Schiener will cover the potential he sees at the intersection between the Blockchain and the Internet of Things.

Dominik Schiener of IOTA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debate: Ethereum Classic Vs. Ethereum Modern

By popular demand, Bitcoin Wednesday will host an informal discussion about the historical fork during the dinner right before the conference.  The debate will be led by Dr. Roberto Valenti of Sightcorp, a joint venture with the University of Amsterdam.  Dr. Valenti has a doctorate in machine learning and computer vision.  He is currently involved with the PROFΞTH project, an Ethereum-based platform for a global fair-trade digital economy, where Artificial Intelligence meets the Sharing Economy and the Internet of Things.

Roberto Valenti of Sightcorp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Bons, a miner, trader and investor in cryptocurrency, will help moderate the discussion from a miner’s and trader’s perspective.

Justin Bons of Cyber Capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Easy Way to Teach Bitcoin

Technology evangelist, traveler and teacher Niel Ryan is in the business of presenting information in a way that makes it accessible to anyone regardless of their native language or literacy level.  Mr. Ryan worked for 10 years as a Technology Adoption Manager at British Telecom and is currently a computer science teacher at The British School in The Hague.

Niel Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The complete program will be announced right here very soon.  Check back again soon for more details.

A limited number of free tickets are available if you RSVP as early as possible.

 

LOCATION

The Marine Terrein is a green enclave in the heart of the city between the public library and the Scheepvaartmuseum.  It is the former Royal Marine base that is being converted to a center for sustainability and innovation.

Marine Terrein Aerial View

 

 

Affordable parking is at Centrum Oosterdok is eur 13 for 24 hours and a 9-minute walk to Makerversity.  The map below shows the best biking and walking route from Centraal Station to Makerversity.

Map Makerversity Amsterdam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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 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 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 the first Wednesday of every month. On 3 August, 2016 the conference itself will begin at 19:00 with a reception for networking (cash bar, Bitcoin accepted) beginning at 17:00.

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

Sign up now for Bitcoin Wednesday.