Continuation from last day
So today we got to experience the meat of the conference. The exhibition hall and the main presentation space was all in one room, which was a bit odd. We had booths from such companies like BitPay, Bitcoin not Bombs, BLF, Antminer, Gridseed, Sovereign BTC, Mycelium, Collage Crypto Network, Coin Outlet, SAE, Open Bazaar, CoinVox Fibonacci and a few others. Overall okay, although there was definitely a decent amount of space left if more companies would sign up.
Saturday was started by Jason and Elizabeth in a short introduction. After that we had people from the MIT Bitcoin Project talking a bit about their experience. Since the main presentations were taking place next to the exhibitions, initially there were people talking over the speakers a bit on the side, but after some time things settled and all the attention was going to the speakers in the room when they were presenting.
Next up was Andreas' talk about The Future of Cryptocurrency. With the crazyness of the day at this point I don't remember the details about this talk and I wouldn't want to misrepresent what was said exactly. Andreas definitely drew a crowd and got everyone's attention.
The talk after this was "Bitcoin: The Bullet That Will Destroy the District of Criminals" by Jeff Berwick. It felt less rehearsed than what Andreas has presented and was a bit less cohesive. Overall, didn't leave a lasting impression on me, sorry.
Afterwards, we had an "Altcoin throwdown", a bit of an improvised panel to talk about a few coins of choice. We had Tatiana Moroz representing her Tatiana Coin, three representatives from Blackcoin Pool, myself talking about Ripple from a developer's perspective, as well as people from NXT, Counterparty and Permacredits (I hope I didn't forget anyone). We presented our respective coins, then answered questions from the audiance about such topics as what benefit does a branded coin like Tatiana Coin give to the artist (higher involvement from the fans), what is the easiest way to create an altcoin for oneself (either through automated systems to generate a copycoin or embedding the coin in a Crypto 2.0 system), how to get banking institutions to integrate Crypto 2.0s into their system (make it easy for them to use it and explain it to them in a way they can understand it), as well as what will happen with distributed exchanges if one of them would start to dominate (some markets might exist on one exchange while other markets might exist on another - there might not be just one distributed exchange that will be used. Allowing for easy way to move money between those exchanges might be important).
The next panel I attended was on Bitcoin 100 - an organization that helps charities accept Bitcoin donations and gives them $1000 to get started. You could learn about the general history and status of the project (which can be looked up on the website, so I won't repeat it here). Overall, they are still accepting new charities, so if you know some organization that could benefit from this (especially in third world countries), be sure to get them in touch with Bitcoin 100.
Next up, "How to Talk to Reporters about Bitcoin". We heard a few stories about peoples' experience with talking to the media and also how to approach them. Overall - have a quick sound byte of what Bitcoin is ready at all times, be sure to explain things clearly, your words can always be taken out of context. If you're talking to journalists that are Bitcoin-focused and want to pitch your project, be sure to make their life as easy as possible by providing them with clear information about your project and your story. It makes life easier for everyone.
The next panel for me was "Bitcoin business panel". Speakers talked about their experience starting Bitcoin businesses and getting started with Bitcoin in general. Re-investing the money back into Bitcoin appears to be a big focus - whether it's by paying one's employees and suppliers in Bitcoin or investing in infrastructure in general.
After that Jeffrey Tucker gave his talk on "Monetary Systems: Top Down or Bottom Up". He talked about how he got started with Bitcoin, how it is easy to be dismissive of Bitcoin initially, but once you see how it works it can be an exhilarating experience.
The talk that got everyone excited was "500 Years of Liberalism from the Netherlands to Cryptocurrency" by Patrick Byrne from Overstock. Being a philosopher, he walked us through many philosophical ideas that run on our society like an operating system, as well as philosophies that are more like viruses. We went through a few ideas people expressed over the years about what people and society should be striving for - whether it was the pursuit of one's own happiness, obeying some government to decide what one should be doing and so forth. In the end, the talk tied back to bitcoin through Kensian / Austrian economics. Everyone enjoyed the talk and gave Patrick standing ovations.
After a long break, the evening finished by Zhou Thonged and YT Cracker performing live songs for everyone. Some people like Jason really got into the mood ;). A lot of fun, although it was a pity the performance started 45 minutes late... So overall, it was a good day. The organization of the rooms left a bit to be desired, but generally I can't complain. If you want to see some photos from the day, I tweeted a lot of them here - https://twitter.com/ThePiachu .
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