The very first Bitcoin 2 Business Congress organized by CryptoEvents kicked off on October 16th at a very nice looking location in Brussels: the B19 Business Club.
It was a perfect venue with modern style and light rooms designed for networking. Attendees could not only listen to great speeches but they also enjoyed networking and the possibilities of private B2B meeting rooms. With the help of a Principal Partner Transactioncoin this was one of the most accessible events in Europe.
Registration started at 9:00 am and the Agenda was full the whole two days. Twitter and other social media were filled with the news and current information from the presentations and speeches. The atmosphere was casual from the beginning and people were very interested in meeting potential business partners and in the networking.
The first day began with Stan Wolf and Benjamin Bommhardt who were discussing the Crossing of the Chasm of Cryptocurrencies. The day continued with one interesting session after another. Among the Bitcoiners well-known Niels Kerstholt from BitPay discussed the Merchant adoption of Bitcoin.
One of the most interesting sessions of the first day was also the Mining workshop. Some of the attendees never truly understood the Mining for which this session was very beneficial. Not only could they see the „old-school“ GPU miner, well known to people who started mining earlier, but they also learned about merged mining.
This was explained deeper because while mining you can also mine a Transactioncoin – TxC which supports two hashing algorithms: SHA256 and SCRYPT. “Txcoin can be merged mined with either sha256 or scrypt based altcoins, such as Bitcoin or Dogecoin” explained Matej Michalko from BitcoinMarketing and DexQ during the workshop.
Vitalik Buterin from Ethereum had a speech on Thursday as well as Sergij Foski representing the Bitcoin Foundation or John Michell with a closer description of Decentralization and DAOZ.
Second day of the Congress taking place on Friday focused on many different topics. It was opened by a great presentation of BitcoinMarketing’s Boris Stankovic. One of the most tweeted was the presentation by Richard Caetano who advised Bitcoin businesses to “Target Early Adopters but Prepare for Mainstream“. Remarkable was also a presentation of Cointellect. Jeremy Gardner invited more Universities to join the College Cryptocurrency Network.Great panel discussion began on the subject of Altcoin with Adam Vaziri, Matej Michalko, Stanislav Wolf, Marc Warne, Matej Boda and Vitalik Buterin.
Right after the lunch break Max Wang from btctrade.com delivered an interesting speech about “Cross-border B2B Payments and Digital Assets Investment Based on the Large Trading Volume in China”. Late afternoon was dedicated to a Start-up show joined by 10 start-up projects. Every startup briefly presented their project. Among them: Bokk, Online Bank Transfer, Cryptodomainer, BitNPlay, Coinoutlet, GEMS, JungleCoin, MasterXchange, DexQ, Internet of Coins
Rather controversial was the last presentation by Nicolas Courtois from UCL. Among other interesting statements we can include him saying that “flipping the coin 100x would be better randomness than current random generator in some wallets” or that Bitcoin “has failed in being a decentralized P2P”. His speech opened many discussions among others during the subsequent social event in the city joined by many Start-ups representatives, investors and attendees.
Event was a great success and a meeting hub of the Bitcoiners from Europe as well as the other parts of the world. CryptoEvents are definitely planning to organize more successful networking events like BTC2B Brussels and will officially announce soon.