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January 2020

Peter Petrovics Co-Founder Augmint

Péter Petrovics is co-founder of Augmint, a stable coin that is targeted to the value of the euro. Augmint’s parity with the euro is maintained by a decentralized loan origination system built with Ethereum smart contracts.

Johannes Schweifer Multi Party Atomic Swaps

CoreLedger CEO Johannes Schweifer earned a PhD in Distributed Computing and Quantum Chemistry from the University of Vienna. He is a serial blockchain entrepreneur. and has co-founded Bitcoin Suisse AG, BlockLogix, and CoreLedger AG.

Arief Huhn Explained Freedomlab Thinktank

Arief Hühn is head of Freedomlab Thinktank. He is a senior researcher and strategist who focuses on the impact of digital technology on society. He will be one of the moderators of the 80th edition of Bitcoin Wednesday on 5 February 2020.

December 2019

Smart Contracts Explained by Eitan Lavi

Eitan Lavi is the CTO of 2Key Network, a solution that rewards users with cryptocurrency for sharing links. He was previously a data science and machine learning specialist and received a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

November 2019

The Bitcoin Mining Network

Christopher Bendiksen, Head of Research at CoinShares, will present the findings from his acclaimed series on the Bitcoin Mining network. He will cover mining trends such as hash rate, equipment efficiency and cost, mining breakeven costs both all-in ROI and cash flow as well as overall network power draw and the electricity production mix.

Jerome de Tychey Explained Blockchain Based Token

Jérôme de Tychey is Director of ConsenSys Solutions in France and is the current president of Ethereum-France, one of the largest blockchain-oriented non-profits in the country. Before joining ConsenSys, he opened the Blockchain Practice of Ernst & Young France. He is also the founder of Ethereum-France (also know as Asseth), one of the largest blockchain-oriented non-profits in that country.

Charles Hamel Explained Integrating a Wallet Inside Web Browser

Charles Hamel is Product Lead and Head of Crypto at Opera Software. Opera is the first major browser to include a cryptocurrency wallet for payments.

Banks and Digital Assets

Hervé Francois is ING Bank’s Blockchain Initiative Lead. His program has delivered more than 44 proof of concepts in collaboration with the following business areas at the bank: payments, trade finance and working capital solutions, financial markets, post-trade, bank treasury, lending, compliance and identity.

Outsourcing KYC

Peter Laaper is Assistant Professor at Utrecht University’s European Centre for Alternative Finance and supervises student research on crowdfunding and Initial Currency Offerings. He is also one of country’s legal experts on outsourcing in the financial sector, and serves as an advisor on this subject at Keijser Van der Velden.

September 2019
Profile

Prediction Markets

Joey Krug is Co-Founder of Augur and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Pantera Capital. He will give an overview of Augur v2 and cover some of the positive externalities and potential social impacts of prediction markets. Through his work at Pantera Capital, he also has substantial experience with impact investing in the blockchain ecosystem.