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March 2017

Jeff Garzik

Jeff Garzik’s company Bloq is specialized in open-source blockchain solutions for the enterprise.  He has been an important contributor to Bitcoin software since he learned about the project in 2010, and is one of the best-known developers in the entire industry.

Rikiya Masuda

Rikiya Masuda is European Branch Director of bitFlyer, currently Japan’s biggest Bitcoin exchange. Before coming to bitFlyer he worked for seven years for Japan’s second largest bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

Matej Michalko

Matej Michalko is CEO of the Blockchain-based content distribution platform known as Decent which raised more than $7 million during its crowd sale at the end of 2016. He is a blockchain pioneer who founded one of the sector’s first Bitcoin marketing agencies as well as one of its earliest cryptocurrency e-gaming consultancies.

February 2017
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Joachim de Koning

The Internet of Coins: An Environment for Personal Finance During Bitcoin Wednesday on 1 March, 2017, Joachim de Koning, co-founder of The Internet of Coins, will present his plan to link all the world’s digital value systems with a single decentralized network. Even as many governments, including the EU, act to regulate the exchange of […]

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Profile: Brian Crain of Epicenter and Tendermint

Cosmos: The Network for Blockchains Converting one type of cryptocurrency to another usually requires going through a centralized intermediary like an exchange.  The Cosmos project plans to offer an alternative by allowing different blockchains to connect to one another through the Inter-Blockchain Communication protocol (IBC).  With this technology interoperability between the growing numbers of public […]

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Profile: Evan Schwartz of Interledger

Interledger: Because The World Will Never Agree on One Blockchain Ripple was one of the first blockchains to offer its users the ability to transact in different currencies, so it should be no surprise that they have introduced a solution to the problem of interoperability between blockchains themselves.  Observing that the world will never agree […]

January 2017
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Iskander Smit of Info.nl

Why The Blockchain Is Interesting for My Company Iskander Smit is Innovation Director of the Amsterdam-based creative technology agency, Info.nl.  He will be the host of Bitcoin Wednesday on 1 February, 2017, and will explain then why he thinks blockchain technology may be interesting for companies like his.  The innovation lab that he manages at […]

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Profile: Adam Vaziri of Diacle

Regulation in the EU for Digital Currency Operators: Practical Implications Despite the fact that transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain are completely transparent, many politicians around the world continue to mislead the public by calling it anonymous.  Following Donald Trump’s ascent to the White House with promises of crackdowns on criminal immigrants and terrorism, we can […]