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New Year's Party 2018

Bitcoin Wednesday New Year's Reception 2017

The 55th Bitcoin Wednesday will be held in Amsterdam on 3 January, 2018.

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 and updated regularly.


PUBLISHED : November 1, 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.

Economics Professor Larry White George Mason University
The Economics of Digital Currencies

Lawrence H. Whiteis a professor of Economics at George Mason University and an expert on the theory and history of banking and money. He is the author of The Clash of Economic Ideas and The Theory of Monetary Institutions and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute in the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. He has been a visiting research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, a visiting lecturer at the Swiss National Bank, and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Arnold Daniels Co-founder of LegalThings

Arnold Daniels and Rick Schmitz are co-founders of LegalThings, a platform for digitizing legal agreements with Blockchain technology. The duo won a blockchain hackathon sponsored by the Ministry of Justice in September 2017 which earned them an assignment to create the first digitized law on the blockchain. They will talk about the challenges of creating legally valid agreements with smart contracts.