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The 52nd Bitcoin Wednesday will be held in Amsterdam on 4 October, 2017.

Please RSVP as soon as possible if you want to attend.

The complete program for this event will be published here as soon as possible.


PUBLISHED : July 15, 2017
Rik Esselink
Session Chair

Rik Esselink will serve as Session Chair for Bitcoin Wednesday on 7 November 2018. He has already been moderator for Bitcoin Wednesday several times, including during the CoinFest edition this past April as well as in 2017. He has been an active member of the Amsterdam blockchain community for many years, and is currently MD Europe for one of the world's fastest growing connected home startups, Ring.com.

Mark D'Agostino of Consensys
Ethereum for the Energy Sector

Mark D'Agostino is a managing partner of the Enterprise Group at the Brooklyn-based Blockchain conglomerate, ConsenSys. He is the lead for its Energy consulting engagements. Before coming to ConsenSys, Mark spent ten years in management consulting for the financial services industry and helped establish Deloitte's blockchain service offering.  He has successfully helped to deliver Ethereum-based applications for Fortune 500 banks, global energy companies and governments.

Igor Lilic, CTO of Enterprise Group
Ethereum Solutions for the Enterprise

Igor Lilic is CTO and co-founder of the Enterprise Group at the Brooklyn-based Blockchain conglomerate ConsenSys. He wrote the Proof of Physical Address (PoPA) system and previously worked as a senior consultant for ThoughtWorks, Amazon Web Services, OANDA, SAP and AMD.

Aviv Cohen Co-Founder of Rootcore
Aviv Cohen

Aviv Cohen is co-founder of Rootcore, a solution for decentralized collaboration. He was VP of Sales and Operations for online fraud detection company Fraud Sciences. When the company was acquired by PayPal for $169 million, he joined PayPal's European Risk Management group. He has also held business leadership roles in cyber security companies. Aviv has degrees in computer science, statistics and management from MIT and Tel Aviv University.

Karl Kreder, Co-founder of Grid+
The Future of Energy Markets

Karl Kreder is Director of Energy at ConsenSys and a co-founder of Grid+, which delivers Ethereum-enabled hardware and software for the energy market. Before this he graduated from The University of Texas at Austin where he received his PhD in Materials Science for research in advanced battery technologies. Karl also worked at Southwest Research Institute where he helped to build the Energy Storage System Evaluation and Safety (EssEs) consortium into a global alliance of 12 industry members from 3 continents with a budget of more than $3 million.

Hamid Benyahia of Dether
Ethereum Mass Adoption

Hamid Benyahia is CEO of Dether, a peer-to-peer network for connecting cryptocurrency buyers and sellers and physical stores that is based on an Ethereum decentralized application that can run on any smartphone. Hamid will be joined by his co-founder Mehdi Amari.

Sebastien Jehan, CEO of Rockchain
Extending Private Network Logic

Sébastien Jehan is CEO of Rockchain, a privacy-centric distributed network for processing sensitive data on the public Ethereum blockchain. He is a veteran software architect with more than 20 years experience with bank and trading systems as well as a Telecommunication engineer with a master's degree in econometrics and financial regulation.

Michael Chin of Blockmason
A Protocol For Credit

Michael Chin is co-founder of Blockmason, a startup that registers debt and credit obligations on the Ethereum blockchain. Michael worked for J.P. Morgan’s principal mezzanine credit group in New York followed by JPM’s Debt Capital Markets and Syndicated Leveraged Finance group in Hong Kong, where he helped Asian issuers with Investment Grade, High Yield debt, and syndicated loan offerings. After four years at JPM, he worked for another five years at the Hong Kong office of Intermediate Capital Group (a FTSE 250 composite company), one of the pioneers of mezzanine debt in Europe. Blockmason has already successfully closed their private sale at 18,000 ETH, or 40% of the total hard cap of 45,000 ETH, and plans to launch a token generation event on 1 October, 2017.