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June 2017

Video: Blockchain Technology in Context

Egbert-Jan Sol, CTO of TNO Industry, a leading research institution in The Netherlands, explained Blockchain technology in a Dutch context in this presentation given during Bitcoin Wednesday on 7 June, 2017. Dr. Sol is also an initiator of The National Blockchain Coalition.  His profile can be found here. Some of the topics he covered in […]

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.


Video: Anonymity on the Blockchain

This exceptional presentation on the anonymous cryptocurrency Monero was given by one of its leading core developers Riccardo Spagni during Bitcoin Wednesday in Amsterdam on 1 June 2016. A detailled profile and an interview of Riccardo can be found here.


Video: Jeff Garzik

A wonderful video from our archive: the iconic CEO of Bloq and former core developer shares his views on where the Bitcoin blockchain is headed.     For a detailled profile of Jeff see: Jeff Garzik Some subjects he covers in this talk: Enterprise Blockchain Solutions “Every time you see the word Blockchain, underneath it’s […]

Jean-Philippe Vergne

Jean-Philippe Vergneis Associate Professor of Strategy at Ivey Business School, Western University in Canada. He is also Co-Director of the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab, and Founding Coordinator of the Crypto Capitalism Center. He recently wrote a history of piracy and capitalism entitled “The Pirate Organization: Lessons from the fringes of Capitalism” (Harvard Business Review Press). He has focused his research on blockchain technology since 2014.

Jameson Lopp

Jameson Lopp leads a software engineering team at BitGo, an enterprise digital asset security service based in Palo Alto. He created Statoshi, a fork of Bitcoin Core that analyzes the statistics of Bitcoin nodes and aims to give a DevOps perspective of the Bitcoin network.  He counts paintball, motorcycles and wine making among his interests. and waxes philosophical on the nature of Bitcoin in his spare time.


Video: Bancor for ICOs

Eyal Hertzog, Chief Architect and founder of Bancor, gave this presentation during a special edition of Bitcoin Wednesday at Makerversity in Amsterdam on 12 April 2017. Almost exactly two months later, on 12 June 2017, Bancor raised nearly 400,000 ETH in one of the world’s most successful crowdsales.

Peter Rizun

Dr. Peter Rizun is Chief Scientist for Bitcoin Unlimited and a leading figure in the block size debate that currently engulfs Bitcoin. His organization develops software used by about 40% of the Bitcoin network’s mining power, and aims to solve the block size controversy by giving miners the ability to signal their support for a larger block size, an approach that has been repeatedly rejected by Bitcoin Core.

Rik Esselink

Rik Esselink will serve as Session Chair for Bitcoin Wednesday on 7 June 2017. He was also Session Chair for Bitcoin Wednesday’s CoinFest edition on 5 April, 2017. He has been an active member of the Amsterdam blockchain community for many years. He is the former Marketing Director at Philips, and is currently helping foreign companies establish their presence in Europe.

May 2017

Egbert-Jan Sol

Dr. Egbert-Jan Sol is CTO of TNO Industry, a leading applied research institute in The Netherlands. He is a participant in the National Blockchain Coalition and founder and chairman of the Digital City Eindhoven. He started his industrial career as a robotics system architect.