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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.


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.


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.

The Future of News Media

Onik Mia is CEO of Multra, a decentralized app that increases revenues for publishers and also pays its users to read news. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance media working group and is a member of the Blockchain Observatory in the European Parliament.


The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague Explores The Digital Currency Revolution

On 6 April, 2016 Bitcoin Wednesday is proud to present “Speculations on Trust and Currency“, an exhibition of 13 very diverse works about the digital currency revolution created by 30 graphic […]

The Self-Adapting Ledger

Emmanuelle Anceaume is the lead researcher of Sycomore, a self-adapting permissionless ledger. She is affiliated with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and works for INRIA / IRISA, a world leader in computer science.

The Sun Protocol

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.