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The Largest European Bitcoin Conference ‘Baltic Honeybadger 2018’ was Held in Riga

September 27th, 2018 at 10:04 pm UTC · 4 min read

Compared with the previous year, the organicers of the conference, the international investment holding SDVentures, Hodl Hodl, a crypto exchange, and coworking OraculeTang Space in fact, doubled the audience. If 300 people took part in the first event that was held a year ago, this time more than 600 bitcoin enthusiasts from all over the world participated in a panel discussion about the topics related to crypto business.

During the conference the speakers raised to a new level the most important topics of the bitcoin industry, including trust, scalability, and directions in security models, the current state of the market and institutional investors, already existing and potential challenges of the bitcoin world, as well as the use of crypto currency in real estate markets.

It is worth highlighting the composition of the speakers of the event.

Experts of worldwide standing – technical experts and professionals in the field of cybersecurity, founders of the largest crypto business, and authors of the world best selling books on the subject of cryptocurrency – including Dr. Adam Beck, President of Blockstream, one of the world’s largest blockchain companies, Elizabeth Stark, CEO and a co-owner of Lightning Labs, a Lightning technology development company, Giacomo Zucco, director of BHB NETWORK, bitcoin transaction and the blockchain projects’ accelerator, Peter Todd, one of the most famous bitcoin developers, Francis Puglia (Francis Pouliot), the head of the research department at Catallaxy and CEO of Satoshi Portal, as well as many others appeared before the audience.

According to the conference organizer, the head of the SDVentures real estate department, the CEO of SDV coworking “OraculeTang Space” Natalia Krylova, all event objectives were achieved:

“We are very pleased with the result. The geography of speakers and participants has expanded, and today practically all countries in the world are represented. The list of raised topics has also expanded this time, and the audience listens to the speakers very enthusiastically and is engaging in discussion.”

The main speakers of the conference also expressed their satisfaction with the organization of the conference, calling it “extremely successful.”

The head of the research department at Catallaxy and CEO of Satoshi Portal, Francis Pouliot, noting that the organizers of Baltic Honeybadger 2018 managed to gather the strongest team, focused on the development of these bitcoin projects. He said:

“This is one of the best bitcoin conferences I’ve ever visited. I’ve been to many, but, to be honest, now, I’m trying to attend them less and less because of the huge number of crypto scammers that have flooded them.”

Puglia said:

“This is really important that the best people have gathered here. At the conferences of such a serious level the real work gets done, partnerships are being strengthened, and the new ones are being created that may be useful in the future for a mutual support. The organisers have worked really hard, and I will certainly attend the Baltic Honeybadger next year, again.”

The founder and CEO of BHB NETWORK, Giacomo Zucco, also emphasized the importance of the Baltic bitcoin conference:

“Bitcoin enthusiasts have long needed an event of such a high level. Organisers were able to pull together a “critical mass,” and the rest did not even had to be asked, they joined the list of speakers with great pleasure. Bitcoin veterans also appreciated the ideological focus of the event – the bitcoin philosophy and all the accompanying topics were presented in the best possible way, and, in most cases, it is not possible to say the same about the other conferences.”

The first event held in Riga last year showed how much the topic is interesting to both beginners and industry professionals – the conference brought together over 300 participants from the United States, Australia, Russia, Canada, Britain, Germany, Finland, Belgium, Slovakia, Italy, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Latvia and other countries.

About the Organizers

The international investment holding SDVentures is a partner of the world’s leading venture capital funds in the high tech area and one of the first investors in blockchain technology. The Holding is a serious player in the market and unites technology companies and software developers in New York (USA), Hong Kong (China), Minsk (Belarus) and Moscow (Russia).

Hodl Hodl is a P2P cryptocurrency exchange that allows users to trade directly with each other and it doesn’t hold user funds, locking it in multisig escrow instead.

Coworking OraculeTang Space is a popular venue for conferences, meetups, business events and the work of leading startup teams (Riga).


Elina Tilgale

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