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Bitcoin Wednesday 66

The 66th Bitcoin Wednesday will be held in Amsterdam on 5 December, 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 : March 4, 2018
Frans Kempen of IBM

Frans Kempen will introduce IBM's approach to blockchain technology with his colleague, Firat Sertgoz. Frans will also serve as Session Chair for Bitcoin Wednesday on 6 March, 2019. He is IBM's Blockchain Lead for Logistics and Supply Chain Services at IBM Netherlands. He has worked for IBM for more than a decade, and before that was able to combine his technical and commercial background in roles with Unilever, KPN and British Telecom. Frans sees distributed ledger technology as a key enabler for Digital Transformation Programs in the financial sector.

Jasper van der Maarel, Developer Mimble Wimble / Grin
Jasper van der Maarel

Jasper van der Maarel is a council member of Grin, the first implementation of the MimbleWimble protocol. He is also the developer of the first atomic swaps between Grin and the Bitcoin and Ethereum testnets. His research in subatomic physics with its heavy reliance on mathematics led him to his current work on Grin's atomic swaps.

Lefteris Kokoris Kogias, Researcher of Decentralised Trust Systems at EPFL
Sharing Private Data

Lefteris Kokoris-Kogias is the lead researcher and developer behind Calypso, a solution for auditable sharing of private data over distributed ledger technology. He is a PhD researcher at EPFL where he is advised by Professor Bryan Ford.

Samater Liban, CEO of Sun Protocol
Solar Energy in Africa

Samater Liban is CEO of Africa SunTec, which aims to drive economic growth and independence in rural African communities with blockchain-based cryptocurrencies that represent solar energy. Their off-grid solar power generator can already produce more than 50,000 kWh of electricity per year, which is enough energy for about 4.000 people.

Marcello Palazzi, Co-founder of BCorporation
Marcello Palazzi

Marcello Palazziis a leader in sustainability and impact investing. He is co-founder of the B Corp Movement, chairman of Solaris Sunpower, founder of the Progressio Foundation and chairman of SIX, an international social innovation exchange that applies technology to solving global challenges.

Michael van den Berg. Business Analyst at ABN Amro Bank
Michael van den Berg

Michael van den Berg of ABN Amro's Blockchain Lab will give us a look at some of the bank's work on decentralized ecosystems. He is involved in helping the bank identify opportunities to use blockchain technology and then decide how and where to deploy it.