OVERVIEW

17-FEB

networking social (6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.)

Wijsenzonen, Zeedijk 43, 1012 AR Amsterdam

We gathered at this hidden gem in the center of Amsterdam for a networking event to kick off d10e Amsterdam. Conference participants gathered to enjoy famous tea, a delicious menu, and exclusive beer before Thursday's full-day event. We enjoyed friendly conversation, an intimate, casual environment, and the opportunity to exchange ideas and meet like-minded professionals -- the hallmark of our kick-off parties. A welcome toast, h'orderves, drinks, and music will set the stage for d10e Amsterdam. Co-sponsored by our partners, The Bitcoin Embassy Amsterdam. 

18-FEB

conference event (8:00 A.M.- 5:30 p.m.)

Beurs van Berlage, 243 Damrak, Amsterdam (Enter from the main entrance on the North-West side of the building on Damrak) and Meet Berlage

Full day of focused, engaged presentations and live audience Q/As, in-depth panel discussions with two simultaneous tracks, live exhibit hall demos, and a blockchain startup competition. 

PLEASE NOTE: d10e Amsterdam afternoon presentations are located at the Meet Berlage, our sponsor venue 1-minute walk from our hall. Participants have been provided a 5-minute intermission between panels in order to transition.  

social gathering (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 P.M.)

Wijsenzonen, Zeedijk 43, 1012 AR Amsterdam

Our closing networking social concludes d10e Amsterdam! 


SCHEDULE

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Opening Remarks by Brock Pierce

Brock Pierce is a venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur best known for pioneering the market for digital currency. He is a founder and Managing Partner of Blockchain Capital and Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation. Blockchain Capital has invested in more than 30 blockchain enabling technology companies. Brock has also founder of several companies including d10e.

 

9:10 - 9:15 a.m. Emcee Remarks- Cecile Baird

Cécile Baird is a Franco-British Designer, Marketer and Community-Builder, specialising in Technology, Finance & Startups. She is Chief Marketing Officer at Credits, a built-from-scratch platform for creating custom, interoperable blockchains.

 

Cecile has been an active a member of the bitcoin and blockchain communities since 2013, and she has worked extensively with, Bitstamp, Pantera, Mike Hearn, Coinscrum, (the world’s largest Bitcoin meet-up), organised the Bitcoin Fight Club at the 02 and presented the Best Virtual Currency Startup award at The Europas. In 2015, she was Head of Global Communications for The North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, as well as co-organising the New York Blockchain Conference. She has helped launch several start-ups in London and San Francisco, including the fintech company Yoyo. In 2013 she joined Firestartr, the angel investor platform based in London. Most recently, she freelanced as marketing manager, at the global enterprise automation software company Automic.

 

She is currently also working with EDCAB  on the Virtual Currency & Blockchain Expo in the European Parliament, a 4-day expo inside the European Parliament in Brussels during the week of 18 April 2016.

 


AGENDA

 
Washington Sanchez, Core Developer

Washington Sanchez, Core Developer

Brian Hoffman, Project Lead

Brian Hoffman, Project Lead

9:15 - 9:30 a.m. -Disrupting eCommerce: The OpenBazaar Revolution

Buying and selling products, digital goods and services globally is controlled by a convoluted patchwork of centralized payment processors, online marketplaces and corporations. OpenBazaar turns the ecommerce world on its head by leveraging Bitcoin and the power of decentralization to create a peer to peer network of users who can sell anything, anywhere to anyone. Find out how close we are to realizing that vision and where we are heading in the future.

 
Jeff Garzik

Jeff Garzik

9:30 - 9:45 a.m. -Bitcoin 3.0 - Beyond Smart Contracts - Automated Universe

After Bitcoin 2.0, what comes next?  Bitcoin introduces a censorship resistant security service.  Smart Contracts build on this.  What comes next is a fusion of cryptocurrency, smart contracts, digital facts, identity and reputation to create decentralized markets enabling autonomous gents, so called "Narrow A.I."  Attendees will glimpse a future when machines and humans interact on a peer level, through real time, self-optimizing supply chains and markets.


 
Jason King, Founder of Unsung.org

Jason King, Founder of Unsung.org

9:45 - 10:00 a.m. - The Sharing Economy for Ending Hunger

Charities are often open to all sorts of donations, whether in money or in kind. Now they’re turning to a new source: donations of bitcoin. The greatest goal for innovation in bitcoin charity is the dream of being able to transmit money person-to-person, across the world, with a mere click of a button. This is already happening and improving the lives of those in need worldwide. Our panelists explore the successes and obstacles for charities and donors in the age of cryptogiving.

 
Moe Levin,  Chief Liaison New Technologies, ABN AMRO Bank

Moe Levin,  Chief Liaison New Technologies, ABN AMRO Bank

10:00 - 10:15 a.m -Amsterdam: Hotbed of Innovation and Disruption

Can cryptocurrency continue to revolutionize and empower global and digital communities and revolutionize everything from trade to investment? What do cryptocurrency-oriented communities of the future look like? Explore this and more.


 
Craig Sellars, Chief Technical Officer of Tether.to

Craig Sellars, Chief Technical Officer of Tether.to

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. - The Rise of Digital Objects

Explore the new conceptual developments and experimental implementations that significantly extend the flexibility, power, and ultimate utility of the underlying Bitcoin platform. Sellars explores how Bitcoin 2.0 will revolutionize both the Internet and the financial industry and how Bitcoin 2.0 will facilitate mass user adoption.


10:30 - 11:00 A.M. morning BREAK AND EXHIBIT HALL IS OPEN

SAY HELLO TO our sponsors:

 


 
Trent McConaghy, Ascribe

Trent McConaghy, Ascribe

11:00 - 11:15 a.m. - BigchainDB: A Scalable Blockchain Database

This talk describes BigchainDB. BigchainDB fills a gap in the decentralization ecosystem: a decentralized database, at scale. It has big-data performance levels, a rich querying system, and a permissioning system that supports public and private deployment. It's complementary to decentralized processing platforms like Ethereum, and decentralized file systems like IPFS.

 

 
Ronald van den Hoff

Ronald van den Hoff

11:15 - 11:30 a.m. - What is the Future of Work? 

How and where do we create social economic value, when you share everything, as access is more important that ownership? What economic models and how does the new organization work? Serendipity is the key as the ultimate step when we move form experiences to transformations in the process of economic value creation…is there a  Serendipity Machine? And if so, what role does it play in the decentralize structures?

In his presentation Ronald will address these topics and share his 

experiences in using serendipitous platforms in his disruptive co-work 

concept Seats2meet.com.


 
TBD

TBD

11:30 - 11:45 a.m. - Disrupting Big Coffee

Moyee coffee presents disrupting  big coffee industry. They brew organic "fair chain" coffee in partnership directly with Ethiopians. Their goal is to empower Ethiopians to have ownership in coffee trade rather than maintain "Dutch East India Company tactics in the 21st century". 

 

 
Roger Ver

Roger Ver

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - The Current State of Bitcoin

Roger Ver will remotely discuss the current state of Bitcoin and more during this live chat. 

 


12:00 - 1:00 P.M. LUNCH BREAK AND EXHIBIT HALL IS OPEN


TRACK ONE: EXPO FOYER

 

TRACK TWO: MEET BERLAGE, artiste foyer

1:00 – 1:40 p.m. - Blockchain’s Infinite Disruptive Potential

The blockchain is a database displayed publicly for every Bitcoin transaction that happened in the Bitcoin network, but can it be much, much more? This independent and distributed and yet definitive record of activity without any central control has extraordinary potential. The secure, record-keeping platform can disrupt everything from proof of existence and property to voting, music and government services. 

You will explore:

  • Current developments in blockchain applications such as settlements, property titles, and voting systems built on the decentralized technology stack.

  • With the maturity of smart contracts platforms like Ethereum and digital asset platforms like Colored Coins many ideas for products will be unleashed onto the markets in 2016. What’s next?

  • Which cutting edge applications of blockchains in 2016 and beyond will achieve mainstream adoption first?

PRESENTERS

MODERATOR


1:45 - 2:25 p.m. - DISRUPTING CULTURE: Art and Media in the Decentralized Age

Since the inception of online media, the people have been able to make their voices and opinions heard by anybody with a computer and an internet connection. How does art and media change when there are no longer gatekeepers and middlemen? 

You will explore: 

  • How will blockchain technology empower digital artists to distribute their work online, derive income and guarantee provenance?
  • What new ways to track and verify ownership of art and media offer the most mainstream promise?
  • How will artistic culture be impacted when artists no longer rely on any physical materialization?

 

PANELISTS

MODERATOR

 

 

 

 


2:25 - 2:30 - FIVE MINUTE INTERMISSION (FOR PANEL TRANSITIONS)


2:30- 3:10 p.m. - Blockchain and Open Source Governance - What are the requirements?

Many of the legal and governance models are based on centuries old constructs in the age far before communication and information was instantaneously transmitted.

You will explore:

  • What does the future of governance look like in a decentralized age?

  • How do blockchain-based legal, justice, and democratic systems changes these models?

  • What are the hurdles to their adoption?

 

PANELISTS

MODERATOR

2:30- 3:10 p.m. - The Gig Economy Beyond 2020

Throughout 2015, the gig economy has gained traction, driven by mobile, on-demand platforms where workers can capitalize on their skills and create work schedules that better meet their needs, consumers enjoy greater convenience, and companies gain greater visibility and control over large distributed teams.

You will explore:

  • What can both established businesses and startups do to take advantage of this evolving work culture?
  • How will the gig economy continue to influence and impact industries, management trends, and workers? 

  • What can workers and entrepreneurs do to prepare? 

PANELISTS

MODERATOR


3:10 - 3:15 PM FIVE MINUTE INTERMISSION (FOR PANEL TRANSITION)


3:15 – 3:55 p.m. - Fintech Startup Scene in Europe: Bitcoin, Blockchains, and Beyond

The fintech startup scene in Europe is exploding with ideas, talent, and pure passion.  Companies are set to reinvent how financial services do businesses with not just each other but with consumers as a whole.  Blockchains have been the catalyst for this explosion.

You will explore:

  • The state of fintech startups in Europe

  • How have blockchains released the explosion of innovation in Europe?

  • What does the future look like for fintech in Europe as a whole?

PANELISTS

MODERATOR

3:15 - 3:55 p.m. - The Sharing Economy: Decentralizing Everything

Synopsis: The sharing economy has brought to life our idle resources and allowed others to safely utilize them benefitting everybody in the transaction. From education to manufacturing to travel, entire industries are simultaneously being decentralized, disrupted, and created in new and exciting ways. 

You will explore:

  • What is the future of the sharing economy?

  • How does a new generation of consumers, workers, and entrepreneurs adapt to new and innovative ways of providing sharing-based goods and services?

  • What are the current and potential challenges facing these industries?

PANELISTS

MODERATOR


4:00 - 4:15 PM AFTERNOON BREAK AND EXHIBIT HALL IS OPEN


4:15 - 5:00 p.m. - Blockchain Startup Competition

Select finalists present their idea or product before a panel of venture capitalists, experienced angel investors, and experts in decentralizing technologies as well as a live and intimate audience at d10e Amsterdam. After each pitch, the panel will engage in a Q&A and share their insights and advice to each budding company. Judging criteria based on business model, customer validation, execution, and design.

JUDGES


5:00 P.M.-5:20 p.m. KEYNOTE: DAVID ORBAN

 

David Orban of The Network Society delivers a keynote concluding d10e Amsterdam. 

 


5:20 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. CLOSING REMARKS


7:00 - 9:00 P.M. NETWORKING GATHERING