Sofia, Bulgaria

Hotel Expo,
Tsarigradsko shosse 149

06 December 2014

Warm up event
Friday 5th of Dec

20+ speakers
10+ exhibitors

200 Seats

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Topics of the conference

Аdvantages and risks of Bitcoin, future development scenarios and advanced points of view from technical, economic and regulatory perspective.

Audience

Еxecutives from the banking, financial and IT sector. The whole regional Bitcoin community – businesses, developers, investors, miners, merchants and users.

Language

The main event /6th Dec/ will be in English only. The warm up event /5th Dec/ will be in Bulgarian only, no English Translation.

Speakers

Mike Hearn

Mike Hearn

Vinumeris GmbH

Mike is the creator of the decentralized crowdfunding platform Lighthouse and a former Google engineer...

Mike Hearn

Mike Hearn

Mike Hearn is a Bitcoin developer and is among the people who know all the details about the Bitcoin core protocol. Mike is the creator of the decentralized crowdfunding platform Lighthouse and a former Google engineer. He first used Bitcoin a few months after its initial release in 2009. Mike has a research interest in advanced uses of the Bitcoin protocol, in particular around building out the infrastructure for a completely new financial system. He lives and works in Switzerland.

 
Marek Palatinus

Marek Palatinus "Slush"

Satoshilabs

Marek, also known as "Slush", is the inventor of the bitcoin mining pool concept and operator of the Slush's mining pool, designer of the lightweight Stratum...

Marek Palatinus "Slush"

Marek Palatinus


Marek, also known as “Slush”, is the inventor of the bitcoin mining pool concept
and operator of the Slush’s mining pool, designer of the lightweight Stratum
protocol and the core programmer of
TREZOR. With nearly 15 years experience in
IT, Marek has co-developed several successful internet startups and has worked as
an enterprise architect for one of the largest banks in Central Europe. Since
his introduction to Bitcoin in 2010, he has dedicated his entire time to
developing useful services and tools that can make bitcoin widely adopted.

 
Rutger van Zuidam

Rutger van Zuidam

IntoBitcoin

Rutger is an ecommerce entrepreneur and Bitcoin specialist from The Netherlands. He is the founder of Into Bitcoin ...

Rutger van Zuidam

Rutger van Zuidam

Rutger van Zuidam is an ecommerce entrepreneur and Bitcoin specialist from The Netherlands. He is the founder of Into Bitcoin, which serves as the starting point for business, governmental institutions and NGOs to use and apply Bitcoin, crypto currency and Blockchain technology. He is a co-producer of the recently viral video - BitcoinProperly. He started the first Dutch Bitcoin Café gathering which launched a Bitcoin point-of-sales system for bars and restaurants as well as the official Dutch National Bitcoin Conference. Rutger is a co-founder of the start-up EAZE, the wearable wallet, combining Bitcoin wallets Coinbase and Blockchain.info with Google Glass and smartwatches to provide a frictionless payment solution. His keynote takes beyond the Bitcoin hype and into the Blockchain revolution: The internet of trust.

 
Petr Kindlmann

Petr Kindlmann

CryptoNote/Nxt

Petr is an independent researcher focusing on cryptocurrencies and anonymous technologies. He has been involved in the Nxt and CryptoNote communities ...

Petr Kindlmann

Petr Kindlmann

Petr Kindlmann is an independent researcher, in the crypto world. He focuses on existing cryptocurrencies 2.0 and anonymous technologies. Petr has been involved in the Nxt community as a writer since 2013. Later he started with contributing reviews to Coins Source news website. As a founder of Nxt Academy he is helping with several university projects in order to educate mainstream population about the cryptocurrencies. He is involved in the CryptoNote project as a PR specialist.

 
Luka Klancir

Luka Klancir

crobitcoin.com

Luka Klancir is a young entrepreneur with passion towards the Bitcoin technology, founder of Croatian Bitcoin Portal ...

Luka Klancir

Luka Klancir

Luka Klancir is a young entrepreneur with passion towards the Bitcoin technology. Most recent ventures are focused on bringing digital currencies to the region of South-eastern Europe through co-founding of the Croatian Bitcoin Portal which is now one of the central points for information and community in the region. Also included in many activities and projects regarding the startup ecosystem in Croatia, especially around cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin tech. Recently got a Bachelor of Informatics degree in the field of Information Systems.

 
Pavel Chorbadzhiyski

Pavel Chorbadzhiyski

Bitcoin.bg

Pavel is the chairman of the Bulgarian Bitcoin Association and the owner of Bitcoin Bulgaria - the company behind the first bitcoin ATM in Bulgaria ...

Pavel Chorbadzhiyski

Pavel Chorbadzhiyski

Pavel is the chairman of the Bulgarian Bitcoin Association and the owner of Bitcoin Bulgaria (bitcoin.bg) – the company behind the first bitcoin ATM in Bulgaria. He is a lifetime member of the Bitcoin Foundation in Washington. Pavel is a Sponsor of Open Transaction (monetas.net) and a member of the the Multilingual Internet Names Consortium (mind.org). He has 10 years experience in several Bulgarian banks and has specialized in banks abroad. Pavel Graduated from the UNWE with a major in international economics relations.

 
Blagovest Belev

Blagovest Belev

Tavex Gold&Exchange

Blagovest is in the management board of the biggest gold bullion dealer and currency exchange operator in Bulgaria - Tavex Gold&Exchange ...

Blagovest Belev

Blagovest Belev

Blagovest is in the management board of the biggest gold bullion dealer and currency exchange operator in Bulgaria  - Tavex Gold&Exchange since the establishment in 2009. His background and interests include monetary history,  Austrian economics and the problems in the current financial system. Blagovest is vice chair and one of the founders of the Bulgarian Bitcoin Association and is the founder of CoinWisdom – a company created to spread the use and popularity of Bitcoin and other crypto currencies. Blagovest has a BA in Economics and Business Administration from the American University in Bulgaria.

 
Todor Breshkov

Todor Breshkov

LAUNCHub

Todor Breshkov is one of the Managing Partners of LAUNCHub, a seed fund supporting the most promising entrepreneurs ...

Todor Breshkov

Todor Breshkov

Todor Breshkov is one of the Managing Partners of LAUNCHub, a seed fund supporting the most promising entrepreneurs and digital startups in South and Eastern Europe.

Todor’s expertise varies within the areas of Management, Finance, Business Development, VC and entrepreneurship. Todor’s background is in Investment banking achieved as Managing Partner of one of the largest brokerage and corporate finance boutiques in Bulgaria – FFBH and also Member of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange – Sofia (2003 – 2009). Todor was a Member of the Supervisory Board (2003 – 2011) of First Investment Bank, EUR 3 BLN in assets. He is also Partner in the largest real estate fund in Bulgaria.

In his free time, Todor likes all types of outdoor activities, especially with family and friends.

 
Adrian Iliev

Adrian Iliev

Advocati.org

Adriani Iliev – legal adviser and specialist in information legislation and legal processes in digital environment...

Adrian Iliev

Adrian Iliev

Adriani Iliev – legal adviser and specialist in information legislation and legal processes in digital environment. Works in the field of social law, contracting, associating and ideal goals. Founder of the site for legal information Advocati.org and co-organizer of specialized seminars as ‘Law, Internet and Business’, ‘Digital Security’, ‘Technical Termination of the Underhanded’ and others. Co-author of the site for Free (as in ‘freedom’) technologies SwitchFree.eu and author of numerous publications about legal problems, policy processes and Information Society development.

 
Peter Ganev

Peter Ganev

Institute for Market Economics

Petar Ganev is a senior economist at the Institute for Market Economics (IME) in Sofia. He is interested in the fields of economic growth, the business cycle...

Peter Ganev

Peter Ganev

Petar Ganev is a senior economist at the Institute for Market Economics (IME) in Sofia. He is interested in the fields of economic growth, the business cycle, fiscal policy and the role of government in the economy and the free market. He is also an expert in the history of the Austrian School of Economics. Ganev is a board member of the Bulgarian Macroeconomic Association and author of numerous articles in Bulgarian media. He is also responsible for the educational initiatives of IME.

 
Georgi Ganev

Georgi Ganev

Center for Liberal Strategies

Georgi Ganev is an economist and a program director for economic research at the Center for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and an assistant professor in Sofia University...

Georgi Ganev

Georgi Ganev

Georgi Ganev is an economist and a program director for economic research at the Center for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Bulgaria. Since 2003 he is an assistant professor at Sofia University in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. He is in the board of Macroeconomics Association since 2003 and has been the chairman of the board in the period 2005 – 2009.

His interests are in the field of macroeconomics and monetary theory and policy, political economy, economies in transition and economic growth.

 
Georgi Matev

Georgi Matev

Rashev & Partners

Georgi Matev is an Attorney at Law at Rashev & Partners and is interested in the field of crypto currency, blockchain technology ...

Georgi Matev

Georgi Matev

Georgi Matev is an Attorney at Law at Rashev & Partners and is interested in the field of crypto currency, blockchain infrastructure, the legal aspects and regulation framework on a worldwide basis. He is a consultant for incorporation and structuring of a crypto currencies and blockchain business worldwide. His law practice is generally focused in the civil law, especially ICT law and corporate law. He is a member of the Board of directors of the Bulgarian Bitcoin Association. Georgi holds master degree in Law from NBU, Sofia.

 
Ivo Vasilev

Ivo Vasilev

reloyalty.com

Ivo is refounder & CEO of reloyalty.com, a mobile payment company that uses Bitcoin as reward system in network of local merchants ...

Ivo Vasilev

Ivo Vasilev

Ivo is refounder & CEO of reloyalty.com, a mobile payment company that uses Bitcoin as reward system in network of local merchants, rewarding wide range of micro-activities and incentivising purchase. Reloyalty’s vision is to put bitcoin in the hands of the general user and make it an associable payment mechanism to help in the journey of mass adoption and increase commercial activity. 
 
Previously, Ivo has run various startups ranging from mobile entertainment, Smart TV, Sports & software for SMBs, as well as has long experience in venture capital and tech companies in London, Sydney, Barcelona, Sofia. 
 
Ivo is very enthusiastic about decentralisation and how blockchain based applications can improve various economic processes (contracts, ownership, etc.) and society overall.

 

 

Schedule

CoinWisdom Sofia brings together bitcoin related businesses, developers, merchants and users from the whole SEE region as well as people from the banking, financial and IT sector interested in the digital payment system. The conference emphasizes on communication between the speakers and the audience - half of the stage time of every panel is scheduled to be Q&A. There will have plenty of networking time, so that people can meet and exchange ideas, projects and much more. Furthermore, most major bitcoin businesses and websites from the region will exhibit themselves in the hallway.

The main event /Saturday, 6th of Dec/ will be held in English. The day starts at 10:00 and will end at 21:00 and features international speakers from all over the world. The regional business exhibit will be hosted in the hallway of the venue. Topics are a bit more advanced but half of the time is still devoted to Q&A so that visitors could ask their questions. The day includes lunch and will end with a cocktail party which are both suitable for further discussion between all visitors and speakers.

The warm up event /Friday, 5th of Dec/ will be in Bulgarian language without English translation. The topics include a general bitcoin introduction, history and future of mining, legal issues and details on the local regulations and ecosystem. The panels start at 14:00 and will end at 19:30. The warm up event is NOT suitable for international visitors as it will be in Bulgarian language only. All international visitors are welcomed to join us on the main event /Saturday 6th of Dec/.

Exhibitors

If you would like to be an exhibitor please reach us through the contact form below.

Registration

  • International speakers
    in English
  • Local speakers in Bulgarian
  • Bitcoin business exhibit
  • Evening event
  • Lunch

Warm up event
Fri 05/Dec
Bulgarian only

€ 50
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No

Main event
Sat 06/Dec
English only

€ 120
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes


Two days

€ 135
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes

Partners

 

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To all international visitors,
the conference venue is in a newly developed business hub near the entrance of the city and the airport, here is a list of recommended hotels in this region.

Expo Hotel Sofia - the conference venue
"Tsarigradsko shosse blvd. 149,
Sofia 1784, Bulgaria
http://www.hotelexposofia.com/

Metropolitan Hotel
Tsarigradsko shosse blvd. 64,
Sofia 1784, Bulgaria
http://www.metropolitanhotelsofia.com/

Novotel Sofia Hotel
Tsarigradsko shosse blvd. 115,
Sofia 1784, Bulgaria
http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-8468-novotel-sofia/index.shtml

Holiday Inn Sofia
Alexander Malinov blvd. 111,
Sofia 1766, Bulgaria
http://www.hisofiahotel.com

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