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Stable Chains

POA Network’s tech lead Igor Barinov is an authority on blockchain scalability and interoperability who has been working with Ethereum since 2016. He has helped build one of the world’s first stablecoin side chains. He is also involved in the launch of one of the world’s first stablecoin sidechains and is a Co-Founder of Block Notary, a notarial service built with blockchain technology.

Stephan Karpischek

Stephan Karpischek is co-founder of Etherisc which develops decentralized insurance applications based on Ethereum smart contracts. Their recently launched Flight Delay is one of the world’s first licensed and regulated decentralized insurance products.

Steven Sprague

Steven Sprague is the CEO of Rivetz Corp, and one of the principle evangelists for trusted computing technology in the protection of private keys, encryption and secure instructions for blockchain transactions, identity, messaging, IOT and cryptocurrencies.

Supply Chain and Logistics

Scott Nelson is CEO of Sweetbridge, which plans to launch an ICO for the $54 trillion-dollar global supply chain industry. He is a veteran CEO and founder of the cloud-based logistics management platform called Trax.

Tackling Climate Change

Christian Sheareris co-founder of Regen Network, a domain-specific blockchain on top of the Tendermint consensus engine with a mission of protecting the planet against climate change. He is an authority on climate ecology and regeneration.

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.

The Bitcoin Mining Network

Christopher Bendiksen, Head of Research at CoinShares, will present the findings from his acclaimed series on the Bitcoin Mining network. He will cover mining trends such as hash rate, equipment efficiency and cost, mining breakeven costs both all-in ROI and cash flow as well as overall network power draw and the electricity production mix.

News

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 […]