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Bitcoin Wednesday 39

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Join us on 7 September 2016 for the 39th edition of Bitcoin Wednesday.

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


The program will include:



Swarm: Rise of the Third Web

Viktor Trón is one of the core developers of Ethereum who has worked on all of its core components.  He is currently the lead developer of Swarm, which aims to be a cornerstone for a decentralized World Wide Web in which content is no longer stored or delivered from a single, centralized source.

Viktor Trón of Swarm








Mathematician Aron Fischer

Aron Fischer earned a PhD in mathematics from the City University of New York in 2015. The following year he moved to New York and began working for the Ethereum Foundation’s Swarm team as well as for Colony. He will contribute to Viktor Trón’s presentation.

Aron Fischer








Ethereum Smart Contracts and The Blockchain’s Impact on Consumers

Sander van Loosbroek is director of Distributed Ledger Technology for Cegeka.  Sander will give a walk through of an Ethereum-based application his team has created in which digital signatures are used to give consumers better contracts and benefits.

Sander van Loosbroek of Cegeka








 New Solutions for Blockchain Scalability and Performance

Bas Wisselink, a board member of the NXT Foundation, will talk about new solutions for blockchain scalability and performance, implementations of bundling and pruning, to be released in the upcoming “Ardor” Blockchain Platform.  Nxt has been one of the pioneers in the industry.  As of August 2016 it is one the ten largest cryptocurrencies in the world with a market cap of more than $28 million.

Bas Wisselink of Nxt

Peer-to-Peer International Money Transfer with the Blockchain

Kumar Gaurav is CEO of the P2P marketplace for cash transfer Cashaa.  His team has just completed a 3-month test phase for the service which matches local money transfer requests with cryptocurrency traders and now has a user base of more than 7000 traders who have already exchanged around $1 Million.

Kumar Gaurav of Cashaa








Private Arithmetic

Henk Schepers of Philips Security Technologies will explain how data can be protected not only when it is in transit or when it is stored, but also while it is actually being used. With the Blockchain this issue is critical in order to prevent sensitive data (i.e. a user’s private key) from being compromised.

Henk Schepers of Philips









Session Chairs

The sessions of this edition of Bitcoin Wednesday will be chaired by Krijn Soeteman, a science and tech journalist who writes for Tweakers.net,

Krijn Soeteman






Dr. Roberto Valenti, CTO and co-founder of Sightcorp and the PROFΞTH project, an Ethereum-based platform built for a global fair-trade digital economy.

Roberto Valenti of Sightcorp


What do we want from the Blockchain Education Network in The Netherlands, Bitcoin Wednesday and The Bitcoin Foundation of The Netherlands?

The Bitcoin Foundation of The Netherlands will hold its periodic conversation and debate on the direction of the digital currency revolution followed by a public poll to determine its goals and activities.  All are invited to participate.  The results of the previous polls can be found here.

Polling Station







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. 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.

PUBLISHED : July 10, 2016
Virgilio Lizardo, Jr.
Virgilio Lizardo, Jr., Vice President at Gate Technology

Virgilio Lizardo, Jr. is currently Vice President of International Affairs at Gate Technology, the parent company of top-20 cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io.  Established in 2013, the service has 2 million users and a daily trading volume of 300 to 700 million USD per day.