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Teun van Dongen

Teun van Dongen is a lecturer at Leiden University and an expert on terrorism. He previously worked as a policy analyst at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), a think tank in The Netherlands, and has served the Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counter Terrorism.

Tezos

Arthur Breitman is a Co-Founder of Tezos, a blockchain platform that offers on-chain governance. It raised $232 million in its crowd sale in 2017 making it one of the largest in the industry. He previously worked at Google X and Waymo on self-driving cars, and before that, as a quantitative analyst at both Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

The “Sleepwet”

Peter Koop is a journalist who has written about the Dutch Intelligence and Security Services Act 34 588 which will go into effect on 1 January 2018. He has had a lifelong interest in signals intelligence and communications security, and has written for the weblog Electrospaces.net since 2012. He is one of the few people in the world who has systematically and critically studied the documents from the Snowden revelations and the press coverage they received.

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The Blockchain Education Network in The Netherlands

During Bitcoin Wednesday’s 3rd Anniversary celebration on 6 July 2016, Dean Masley will present the Blockchain Education Network (BEN), an association of student blockchain groups representing more than 150 colleges […]

The Central Bank of The Netherlands

Kirsten van Driel is a Policy Advisor and Coordinator for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency at De Nederlandsche Bank, the Central Bank of The Netherlands.

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The Craig Steven Wright Carnival

By now most readers will have heard the latest announcements in the media that Craig Steven Wright is the real Satoshi Nakamoto.  We’ve been here a few times before, and […]

The DAO of Bisq

Eyal Ron is a core contributor to Bisq, formerly known as Bitsquare, one of the world’s first decentralized exchanges. He belongs to the team designing the Bisq DAO, which has helped transform the organization developing the exchange into an autonomous self-executing second-layer solution on top of the Bitcoin blockchain.

The Dutch Surveillance State

Doutje Lettinga is a senior policy officer for human rights, surveillance and counter-terrorism at Amnesty International. In this role she has contributed to the lobbying and campaigning on the new Dutch Intelligence and Security Services Act as well as other Dutch counter-terrorism legislation in order to make them human rights compliant.  She has a Doctorate in sociology and a double Masters degree in history and political science.

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The Future of Energy on the Blockchain

The Bitcoin Wednesday program on 5 October, 2016 will explore a number of ways that distributed ledger technology can be applied to the energy market.  All of the speakers will […]

The Future of Identity

Martin Riedel is the Product Manager of Civic, an Ethereum-based identity management solution that reached a market cap of nearly $47 million in October 2018. His presentation will draw from his experience leading the development of Civic’s decentralized platform for secure identity verification that gives the individual control over their own information.