Bitcoin – Present, Past and Future

BSV Hub Berlin, September 13, 2022

Berlin skyline

From 12-15 September, B2029 and Bitcoin Association for BSV will represent Bitcoin SV as part of the Berlin Blockchain Week with four ‘Bitcoin Days’ hosted at the BSV Hub Berlin.

Bitcoin offers an alternative to the monopolised digital economy. But, to invent the future, you must understand the past.


Past – Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

Present – The best apps built on Bitcoin today

Future – Bitcoin as the Gutenberg Project of the Digital Economy

19:00 – Open Doors
19:30 – 21:00 Talks
21:00 – 23:00 B2029 Three-Year Anniversary Celebration!


Past – Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?
Stefan Landrock

Almost 15 years ago, an anonymous inventor attempted to create a new digital money system. After some teething problems, Bitcoin quickly gained a worldwide following. Over time, countless copies and variations spawned from the invention, evolving into a trillion-dollar industry to create the crypto world we know today.

Despite Bitcoin’s fanfare, many people don’t seem to know much about its inventor.

In this talk, Landrock uncovers the gnarled roots of Bitcoin, the vision and character of its founder, and his failure to explain his invention to the world despite tireless attempts since its inception in 2008.


Present – The best apps built on Bitcoin today
Ekhard Seeßelberg

Bitcoin has the ability to send and receive payments for fractions of a cent, typically less than a few hundredths of a cent. In this Seeßelberg, presents his favourite apps employing these micropayments to employ entirely new business models and end-user experiences.


Future – Bitcoin as the Gutenberg Project of the Digital Economy
Lizette Louw

For thousands of years, the Church had a monopoly on truth, literacy and creativity in the West. Gutenberg’s printing press gave individuals the freedom to publish their own take on the truth, write non-religious works resulting in greater literacy than ever before to bring about an Enlightenment after the Dark Ages.

In Bitcoin the world gains an alternative to the monopolised digital economy. With Bitcoin, we can break away from a scenario where a handful of companies have a monopoly on storing and processing the world’s content, to an economy where everyone can plug into a public data storage and processing network on a pay-per-use basis, to own and monetise their creative work.

After these three talks, we invite you to join B2029’s 3rd birthday celebration.

B2029’s BSV Hub is Berlin’s number one spot to learn about Bitcoin as conceived in the white paper ‘Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System’ in an open and relaxed environment.

Please RSVP to join us for these talks, sessions and hangouts to meet open- and perhaps like-minded people who build on and support the original version of Bitcoin.

Berlin Bitcoin Days is kindly supported by Bitcoin Association, a non-profit association (Verein) in Switzerland, and the global industry organization which advances Bitcoin SV (BSV).