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Bitcoin Wednesday 69

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Blockchain Use Cases: The Enterprise Edition

The 69th Bitcoin Wednesday was held in Amsterdam on 6 March, 2019.

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

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 blockchains and 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 blockchains, digital currencies or 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 26, 2018
Michael Pinkus, CFO of Bitbond
Michael Pinkus, CFO of Bitbond

Michael Pinkus is the CFO of Bitbond, which will launch Germany's first security token offering or STO on 11 March, 2019. The cryptocurrency, which is based on Stellar, represents the tokenized debt of small- and medium-sized enterprises, and will be tradeable on the StellarX decentralized exchange immediately upon conclusion of the token sale.

Martin Kuvandzhiev, Co-Founder of BitcoinGold
Martin Kuvandzhiev, Co-Founder of Bitcoin Gold

Martin Kuvandzhiev is a Lead Developer Co-Founder of the notorious Bitcoin Gold cryptocurrency, the second major cryptocurrency to hard fork away from the Bitcoin blockchain. He is one of the project's main contributors on Github and one of the 5 board members. In addition, he is the CEO of two companies, GoStartups and Assetify, and leads more than 50 professionals on 6 different continents.

Jenna Pilgrim, Business Development, Bloqlabs
Jenna Pilgrim, Co-Founder of Streambed Media

Jenna Pilgrim is Director of Partnerships and Business Development at Bloq, which delivers blockchain tech for the enterprise market and launched the cryptocurrency, Metronome. She is also Co-Founder of Streambed Media, which is building a blockchain-based solution for Internet content. Jenna helped found Don and Alex Tapscott's Blockchain Research Institute in Toronto and designed the marketing and P.R. campaign behind the Tapscott's best-selling book, Blockchain Revolution.

Aleksandar Kuzmanovic, Founder of bloXroute Labs
Aleksandar Kuzmanovic, Founder of bloXroute Labs

Aleksandar Kuzmanovic is a Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University and the founder of Chicago-based bloXroute Labs. He is also an authority on Net Neutrality, and his work on this subject has earned him the National Science Foundation's Career Award.

Firat Sertgoz, Blockchain Developer at IBM
Firat Sertgoz, Lead Developer at IBM

Firat Sertgoz is a Lead Blockchain Application Developer at IBM's Benelux Client and Innovation Center. He has been involved in projects in financial services, telecommunications and the automotive supply chain industry. He and his colleague Frans Kempen will give a presentation on IBM's approach to blockchain technology

Mervyn G. Maistry, CEO of Konfidio and Kintaro Capital
Dr. Mervyn G. Maistry, CEO Konfidio

Mervyn G. Maistry is CEO of Berlin-based Blockchain venture studio Konfidio. He is also the founder of the Kintaro Capital investment firm and an advisor to Slockit, D33p and Cyberian Mine. He is the former COO of Deutsche Bank Analytics and Information Services and served as Managing Director of Accenture's Global Digital Strategy Offering.

Galen Evans, Co-Founder and CTO of Konfidio
Galen Evans, Co-Founder and CTO Konfidio

Galen Evans is Co-Founder of Konfidio, a Berlin-based blockchain venture studio which has recently deployed a solution for a Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical company.

Frans Kempen of IBM
Frans Kempen, Blockchain Lead at 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.