London Feb 2020
CoinGeek London slipped in just before most countries started locking down but has given its attendees plenty to think about and work on ever since.
With 56 speakers over two days and an awe inspiring stage, it was an authoritative vote of confidence in the worldwide BSV ecosystem and a chance to hear about plans and ambitions for the coming years.
If anyone had doubted the range and depth of work under way in BSV, from healthcare apps to blockchain-powered browsers, CoinGeek London was the definitive answer: it’s all happening, and it’s happening now!
And there was time for some fun too. Nobody will forget the Back to the Future after-party which rounded off the second day of the conference. Great Scott, that was some night!
The tourists in Piccadilly Circus couldn’t believe their eyes that chilly February evening. Large as life, there was a classic Delorean parked right outside one of London’s top clubs. CoinGeek London really did go Back to the Future for its end-of-conference party.
If you need to ask why, you should have paid more attention to what Bitcoin SV was doing in the preceding weeks and months: restoring the original Bitcoin protocol to how it was when Bitcoin first appeared, courtesy of Satoshi Nakamoto.
Fittingly then, Dr Craig Wright, who, as Satoshi, invented Bitcoin, took his turn in the Delorean before disappearing into the party.
What happens at a CoinGeek party stays at the party. Unless it finds its way into the highlights reel of course.
Craig is the creator of Bitcoin under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. He leads nChain in developing one of the largest blockchain patent portfolios with over 1000 pending applications and over 150 granted.
Thomas is a Managing Partner and the Head of Research at Fundstrat Global Advisors. He is an accomplished Wall Street strategist with over 25 years of experience in equity research and has been top-ranked by Institutional Investor since 1998.
George is an American investor, writer, economist, techno-utopian advocate, and co-founder of the Discovery Institute. His 1981 bestseller Wealth and Poverty advanced a case for supply-side economics and capitalism during the Reagan administration.
Steve Shadders has been involved in Bitcoin infrastructure since early 2011. He is passionate about the future role of Bitcoin in reshaping the world and contributes his ecosystem-wide perspective to support the realization of Satoshi's vision.
Thomas is an Alternate Member of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Zurich. From 2006 to 2009, he was Executive Director at the IMF in Washington, D.C.
Ian Grigg built the first digital cash and digital assets exchange back in 1995-1996. He invented the Ricardian Contract to describe any form of digital asset where claims were made about the instrument, and triple entry accounting.
Konstantinos Sgantzos is a multi-lateral thinker who takes interest in philosophy and science. He holds an M. Sc. in theoretical physics, biochemistry and bioinformatics respectively.
Aaron is a UK-based software developer and founder of a company called Chronos Labs.