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‘Speculations on Trust and Currency’ from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague

As part of the courses Graphic Design and Interactive Media third year students of the Graphic Design department of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) were given the task […]

10 Years After Lehman Brothers

Arno Wellens is a Dutch financial journalist and the author of The Euro Evangelism, about critical flaws in the EU’s currency. He broke the Parex/Citadele scandal, involving an illegal bailout of a Russian-Latvian bank, and also helped lead the successful national Ukraine Referendum that embarrassed EU leaders and Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s center right VVD party in 2016.

ABN Amro’s Blockchain Lab

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.

Adam Ficsor

Adam Ficsor, widely known as nopara73, is co-founder and CTO of zkSNACKS, which is responsible for the Wasabi, privacy-oriented Bitcoin wallet that has integrated Tor, CoinJoin and coin control features. He is an accomplished developer — among the most active Github contributors in the sector and the author of more than 100 articles on privacy. He has appeared at many conferences and has worked tirelessly to improve the privacy of Bitcoin.

Adrian Garelik

Adrián Garelik is a script writer and film producer (“To fool a thief”, “Unsuscribe”) who was always interested in technologies for video distribution on the Internet. In 2011 he worked with Diego Gutierrez-Zaldivar, one of Argentina´s internet pioneers, on CinePop, a democratic network for film distribution to cinemas. In 2014 they turned their attention to blockchain technology for video distribution, which became the foundation for RSK (aka Rootstock), a smart contract platform on top of Bitcoin. After two years at RSK Adrian left to team up with Federico Abad, the creator of Popcorn Time, on the blockchain-based video sharing app called Flixxo.

Advanced Key Management

Munich-based CryptoAdvance co-founder Stepan Snigirev is a quantum physicist who turned his attention to the cutting edge of Bitcoin protocol developments. He will talk about the standard key management policies used in hardware wallets and how he aims to improve them.

Advancing Smart Contracts

Jordan Earls is the lead developer and co-founder of Qtum, a hybrid blockchain that integrates a modified version of the Bitcoin core network infrastructure with an enhanced version of Ethereum’s Virtual Machine. He will talk about this enhancement, known as the x86 VM, which provides an x86-compatible operating system for decentralized applications.

Airwave

Olivier de Jong is the CEO and founder of Airwave, a decentralized communications network which aims to apply distributed ledger technology to peer-to-peer audio and video chat without compromising usability or privacy. He has focussed on software development, peer-to-peer technologies and decentralized systems, and previously worked for another online video startup and Youmine, a Dutch company that collected and aggregated special offers and daily deals like those offered by Groupon.

Alan R. Milligan

Alan R. Milligan is a former software entrepreneur turned accomplished film producer. The work associated with his production studio Film-Farms, located in a farmhouse in Oslo, has received prizes at the Cannes, Venice and Tribeca film festivals in addition to more than 50 other awards and nominations. Now he has turned his attention to smart contracts with a system called White Rabbit that consists of a browser plugin to allow viewers to watch streaming films and to safely pay the rights holders.

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Alex Norta on What Can Smart Contracts Do?

What Can Smart Contracts Do? On 7 December, 2016 for the 42nd edition of Bitcoin Wednesday, Alex Norta will give a talk on a more practical side of smart contracts. […]