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December 2018

Airwave

Olivier de Jong is the CEO and founder of Airwave, a decentralized communications network which aims to apply distributed ledger technology to peer-to-peer audio and video chat without compromising usability or privacy. He has focussed on software development, peer-to-peer technologies and decentralized systems, and previously worked for another online video startup and Youmine, a Dutch company that collected and aggregated special offers and daily deals like those offered by Groupon.

How is Arbitrage Done?

Adrian Biłgorajski is the founder and CEO of Ganesa Technologies, which develops software for the cryptocurrency sector, including the Arbitool scanner for identifying arbitrage opportunities. He is also an expert trader with a certificate from the Warsaw Stock Exchange and a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics Stock Market Trading School.

Mimble Wimble

Jasper van der Maarel is a council member of Grin, the first implementation of the MimbleWimble protocol. He is also the developer of the first atomic swaps between Grin and the Bitcoin and Ethereum testnets. His research in subatomic physics with its heavy reliance on mathematics led him to his current work on Grin’s atomic swaps.

November 2018

Calypso

Lefteris Kokoris-Kogias is the lead researcher and developer behind Calypso, a solution for auditable sharing of private data over distributed ledger technology. He is a PhD researcher at EPFL where he is advised by Professor Bryan Ford.

The Sun Protocol

Samater Liban is CEO of Africa SunTec, which aims to drive economic growth and independence in rural African communities with blockchain-based cryptocurrencies that represent solar energy. Their off-grid solar power generator can already produce more than 50,000 kWh of electricity per year, which is enough energy for about 4.000 people.

Impact Capitalist Revolution

Marcello Palazziis a leader in sustainability and impact investing. He is co-founder of the B Corp Movement, chairman of Solaris Sunpower, founder of the Progressio Foundation and chairman of SIX, an international social innovation exchange that applies technology to solving global challenges.

News

Is Cash Really King?

Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s largest investment banks, stated in a report on 19 November, 2018 that “Cash will represent a competitive asset class to stocks for the first […]

ABN Amro’s Blockchain Lab

Michael van den Berg of ABN Amro’s Blockchain Lab will give us a look at some of the bank’s work on decentralized ecosystems. He is involved in helping the bank identify opportunities to use blockchain technology and then decide how and where to deploy it.

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 […]