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November 2018

Solar-Powered Money

Abraham Cambridge is the CEO of The Sun Exchange, the sharing economy for solar panels. The Sun Exchange is a platform that combines cryptocurrency and solar energy in order to create a solar-powered financial system that streams monetized sunshine across the world in Bitcoin. He will present a demo of The Sun Exchange’s proof of concept during the conference.

October 2018

Smart Valor

Olga Feldmeier is CEO of Smart Valor, a Swiss-based decentralized marketplace for alternative investments. She is a founding member of the Crypto Valley community and producer of Switzerland’s ICO Summit event series. She was previously Managing Partner at Xapo, a Silicon Valley-based wallet provider and has also worked for Barclays Capital, UBS Wealth Management and Boston Consulting Group. She has spoken at the World Economic Forum, Money2020 and Consensus.

Poll

Poll Results 2018

The audience of Bitcoin Wednesday is polled regularly to help set priorities that can benefit the sector.  During Bitcoin Wednesday on 3 October, 2018, we polled the audience of about […]

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.

Key Management

Moritz Neto is the founder of Tenzorum, a key management protocol for the decentralized web.  It provides the infrastructure that enables users to interact with decentralized applications across multiple chains, a potential cornerstone for solutions that require user authentication and identity.

Scaling Decentralized Video

Eric Tang is CTO and Co-Founder of Livepeer, an Ethereum-based video streaming network that empowers developers to create video applications.

New Bitcoin Wallet

Orfeas Stefanos Thyfronitis Litos is a contributor to the bcoin client, a Bitcoin client written in Javascript, and the lead developer of a new wallet built on top of bcoin, which he calls “Trust is Risk”. He is also a researcher at the Blockchain Lab of The University of Edinburgh.

Smart Ledgers

Michael Mainelli is Executive Chairman of the London-based consultancy and think-tank Z/Yen Group which has done research for the Cardano Foundation, Bloomberg, The London Stock Exchange and Barclays Capital. Z/Yen produces the Distributed Futures research program which is focused on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

Rik Esselink

Rik Esselink will serve as Session Chair for Bitcoin Wednesday on 7 November 2018. He has already been moderator for Bitcoin Wednesday several times, including during the CoinFest edition this past April as well as in 2017. He has been an active member of the Amsterdam blockchain community for many years, and is currently MD Europe for one of the world’s fastest growing connected home startups, Ring.com.

September 2018

Electrum

Thomas Voegtlin is the founder and CEO of Electrum Technologies. He created the Electrum Bitcoin wallet in 2011, and has recently introduced Lightning Network integration.