London Nov 2018
CoinGeek London was held in the City - London’s financial district -, a stone’s throw from the River Thames. Its venue was the former Mermaid Theatre, which had traditionally staged annual Christmas productions of Treasure Island.
So, a unique mix of big financial institutions, a river from which sailors circled the globe and the distant echo of possible treasure to be found. What could be more appropriate for the growing ambitions and increasing professionalism of the Bitcoin community - with dreams of finding treasure still allowed?
Dr. Craig Wright and Jimmy Nguyen spoke passionately about the future, reclaiming Bitcoin from its wayward recent past and redirecting it towards protocol stability and real utility. It was a call to action for developers and entrepreneurs that gave attendees a new confidence about what could be achieved, and a clear direction to pursue.
Descending beneath the streets of Soho, conference-goers found themselves plunged into a 21st Century version of Dickensian London. We were at the circus, with acrobats throwing each other around, dwarves posing for selfies and fortune-tellers (predicting only the best of future fortunes).
As always, a good time was had by all. Even the dwarves said it had been a top gig.
Jimmy is the Founding President of Bitcoin Association and an award-winning intellectual property & digital technology lawyer. In 2008, Lawdragon named him (at only age 36) one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America.
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.
The London event was very well put together. The big-name speakers were both high quality and a great way to draw attention. The experience speaking was extremely professional, and made it easy to deliver a high quality talk. I also really appreciate the excellent communication leading up to and during the event.
Alex is a product designer and marketer. His passion is making new technologies accessible to everybody by creating amazing products that people love.
James is an engineer, entrepreneur, and ardent supporter of Satoshi Nakamoto's original vision for Bitcoin. He is the creator of the Tokenized Protocol, an open-source token and smart contract system for the Bitcoin SV network.