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March 2018
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SEC Cracks Down

Imagine a world in which all your video game points, your chat messages, social media likes and Kickstarter fundraisers would have to be regulated by financial authorities… At the end […]

Securities Law Developments for 2018

Julian Zegelman is the Managing Partner at corporate and securities law firm Velton Zegelman PC. His practice focuses on cryptocurrency law alongside VC, corporate and securities law.

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.

February 2018

Alon Muroch, CEO of Blox

Alon Muroch is the CEO of Blox, a social trading platform for cryptocurrencies. He has been a blockchain developer since 2012 and has contributed to many widely known open source projects. He continues to lead the development of a peer-to-peer multisignature wallet and is a strong believer in bringing blockchain technology to the masses.

Bitcoin Uncensored

Chris DeRose is the irreverent host of the podcast Bitcoin Uncensored. He is an avid writer, podcaster and political commentator, he has been involved with cryptocurrency ever since reading Bitcoin’s earliest announcement on Slashdot back in 2010.

Smart Contracts with Bitcoin

Gabriel Kurman is a co-founder of RSK Labs, also known as Rootstock, one of the world’s first, Turing-complete blockchains that enables smart contracts secured by the Bitcoin network. Gabriel is an economist who studied with at the University of Buenos Aires and has a decade of experience with corporate and private equity and M&A.

Fighting The State

Lotte Houwingis a file coordinator for the Sleepwet at the Public Interest Litigation Project, a five-year project of The Jurists’ Commission for Human Rights in The Netherlands. She will talk about fighting mass surveillance through strategic litigation.

Amnesty International

Nine de Vries is a project officer for Amnesty International’s Security and Human Rights Program in the Netherlands. In this role she concentrates on the subject of state-sponsored communications surveillance and what her organization considers the flaws in the Dutch Intelligence and Security Services Act of 2017.

Ian Grigg

Ian Grigg is one of the pioneers of financial cryptography. He is the creator of the Ricardian Contract, a secure approach to registering the intent of a legal agreement in a system like a work a work of software. He also co-invented triple-entry accounting, an early form of shared ledger like that used in today’s blockchains.

January 2018

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.