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November 2017

Tony Churyumoff of Byteball Explained Blockchainless Cryptocurrency

Tony Churyumoff is the creator of Byteball, a blockchainless cryptocurrency that was launched in December 2016 and distributed for free without an ICO. By December 2017 it had a market cap of more than $170 million.

Reducing Risk

Krzysztof Kolaczynski and Maciek Kolodziejczyk are co-founders of STABLE, one of the first projects dedicated to reducing pricing inefficiencies in digital token markets through arbitrage. They are both experienced veterans in the financial industry, and have many years of experience as portfolio, product and fund managers, working for both large and small banks.

Securely Scaling Permissionless Blockchains

Philipp Jovanovich is an authority on blockchain scalability and one of the creators of the OmniLedger Protocol. He is a cryptographer and researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), a member of the Initiative for CryptoCurrencies and Contracts (IC3) and a scientific advisor to the DFINITY project.

Jake Vartanian

Jake Vartanian, founder of Cryptodex and Native Protocol, acquired his first Bitcoin in 2011 for less than $1. He has since developed a reputation as marketing consultant and token strategist in the sector.  He has worked with highly successful blockchain startups including TokenCard, Bancor, and SingularDTV.

Building a Distributed VC Platform

Jan Isakovic is CEO of Cofound.it, a distributed VC platform that connects startups, experts and investors worldwide. Before he stepped into the world of decentralized blockchains he worked for IBM and Microsoft.

Token Economy Explained by Adam Cleary

Adam Cleary is the London-based CEO of Cavenham Capital Limited and a co-founder of NOVASSET Partners, a consulting group focused on the structuring and distribution of ICOs. He has been involved in the digital currency sector since 2013.

October 2017

Lightning Network

Christian Decker is a software engineer for Blockstream, one of the organizations that helps fund development of Bitcoin Core, the reference client for Bitcoin. At Blockstream he works on the specification and implementation of the Lightning Network. He has been an active contributor to Bitcoin since 2009.

Opinion

The Fork in the Road

As American baseball legend Yogi Berra would say, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it!”  Unfortunately, when it comes to recent Bitcoin forks, a large number […]

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.

Fighting Bulk Surveillance

Nina Boelsums and Luca van der Kamp are two of the students who started the successful Sleepwet.nl campaign for a national referendum against the Dutch Intelligence and Security Services Act 34 588.

Nina studies Industrial Design and focuses on the impact of new digital technologies on society. Luca van der Kamp has a degree in Computer Science and is currently studying logic, computability and complexity theory.