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Bitcoin Amsterdam 2023: A Confluence of Minds, Innovations, and Celebrations

Foretoken Media attended Bitcoin Amsterdam and interviewed some of the leading speakers and founders in the DeFi space. Hear our interviews on the Foretoken Podcast.


AMSTERDAM, NL – Bitcoin Amsterdam 2023, hosted at Amsterdam's Westergas from October 12-13, exceeded all expectations, with close to 3,000 attendees. This remarkable turnout mirrored the event's popularity from the previous year, showcasing the unwavering dedication and passion of the European Bitcoin community.


Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing bear market, attendees from all corners of the globe flocked to the Dutch capital to engage with industry thought leaders, visionaries, and influential figures, including Edward Snowden, Adam Back, Stella Assange, and many others. It proved to be more than just a conference; it was a dynamic platform bringing together a diverse range of participants, from industry leaders to builders in Bitcoin, institutions, academics, educators, activists, and the global community of Bitcoin enthusiasts.


Bitcoin Amsterdam 2023.
Creator: @Indiaety | 2023

One of the standout aspects of this year's event was the series of industry announcements that took place. Attendees were treated to exciting revelations, including the launch of cutting-edge products such as the Trezor Safe 3 Hardware wallet and the Wassabi Wallet's new coinjoin API. HIVE Digital Technologies Ltd. provided an update on its HPC and AI infrastructure projects.


These and many other announcements that took place at Bitcoin Amsterdam reaffirmed the dynamism of the Bitcoin ecosystem, illustrating its continued growth and development.

“Everything that is connected with Bitcoin is welcome in Madeira.” - President Miguel Albuquerque of Madiera
“Focus on bitcoin fundamentals!” says Edward Snowden

Book enthusiasts had the opportunity to engage in book signings and celebrate new book launches, with Aaron's Van Wirdum unveiling "The Genesis Book." The event not only offered a space for the exchange of ideas but also celebrated the literary contributions to the Bitcoin space, providing attendees with valuable resources to further their understanding of this transformative technology.

Amid the discussions and product launches, Bitcoin Amsterdam 2023 also embraced the artistic realm with the "Ordinal Night" digital art exhibition and art auction. This innovative showcase highlighted the fusion of technology and creativity, demonstrating that Bitcoin extends beyond finance and into the realm of culture and expression.


Bitcoin Amsterdam 2023.
Creator: @BitdeerOfficial | 2023

A particularly exciting highlight of the event was the announcement of the "One Million Dollar Seed Funding Prize" by Samara Alpha. The inaugural Bitcoin Alpha Competition, co-hosted by Samara Alpha and Bitcoin Magazine, sought to democratize investing by identifying the best undiscovered Bitcoin fund manager. This initiative reflects the Bitcoin community's commitment to fostering innovation and inclusivity, creating a level playing field for aspiring fund managers to shine.


In the spirit of community-building, Bitcoin Amsterdam 2023 proved to be a gathering of minds and ideas, a hub of technological innovations and artistic expression. The event celebrated the diverse facets of the Bitcoin ecosystem, from groundbreaking product releases to artistic expression, and even venture capital initiatives aimed at propelling Bitcoin into a new era of financial democratization.

As we reflect on this year's conference, it's clear that The Bitcoin Conference has evolved into a multidimensional platform where thought leaders and industry pioneers converge to shape the future of Bitcoin. The event's dynamism and commitment to the European community underscore the enduring significance of Bitcoin in our ever-changing world. It's not just one of the cryptocurrencies; it's a global movement, a force for innovation, and a beacon of hope for a more equitable financial future. Bitcoin Amsterdam 2023 was a testament to the enduring power of this technology and the passionate community that continues to drive it forward.

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