Opening Remarks by Chris Hunter (Bitcoin Beach Wallet)
Gerson Martinez is a Salvadoran living in the USA. His story and background represent the millions of Salvadorans fleeing in the 1990s, only to find hope again in their country's future in 2021.
Keynote by Adam Gibson (Joinmarket)
What are some key learnings of El Salvador's bitcoin adoption journey? What happened in a year, looking back what should have been done better or differently?
Panel by Jeff Gallas (Fulmo) hosting Alexandre Bussutil (Bolt Observer), Johns Beharry (Peak Shift) & Roy Sheinfeld (Breez)
Keynote by Paolo Ardoino (Bitfinex)
Bitcoin banks are great catalysts for adoption and financial inclusion. Now it's time to blind them.
A discussion on the theory and practice of prospective bitcoin banking systems.
[bitcoin banking systems full reserve vs free banking] (https://yakes.io/bitcoin-banking-systems-full-reserve-vs-free-banking/)
Fedimint update and what else we could do with federations in the future to empower communities.
Are stablecoins a bitcoin gateway, or a distraction?
Bitcoin banks that interoperate on the Lightning network are the most developed path to scaling Bitcoin for mass adoption. One problem faced by these banks is the implementation of fees for transactions that incur protocol fees on the Bitcoin and Lightning networks. This problem is particularly important in the context of providing both onchain and offchain liquidity, since different usage patterns can incur dramatically different protocol fees. We argue that the possibility of liquidity arbitrage on the Lightning network sets a market rate for inbound liquidity, and use an estimate of this market rate to develop new fee structures that properly price liquidity without overcharging everyday users. Furthermore, we perform simulations using historical transaction data from users of the Bitcoin Beach Wallet, and show that the new fee structures are able to account for different usage patterns under realistic conditions.
The Bitcoin Beach White Paper is the guide that will allow anyone to replicate a sustainable Bitcoin Economic ecosystem like the one that started in El Zonte in 2019.
Taro is a new Taproot-powered protocol for issuing assets on the bitcoin blockchain that can be transferred over the Lightning Network for instant, high volume, low fee transactions. Lightning Labs sees Taro as an important step in bitcoinizing the dollar, getting the best of both worlds by 1) issuing assets like stablecoins on the most decentralized and secure blockchain, bitcoin and 2) allowing users to transact on the fastest global payments network with the lowest fees, Lightning.
Bitcoin Ekasi, a nonprofit organization, seeking to establish a bitcoin economy in Mossel Bay, South Africa, has opened the Bitcoin Ekasi Center. The center will provide financial literacy education to residents, focusing on the area’s younger generation and business community.
Bitcoin Jungle managed to onboard many merchants to bitcoin in just a few weeks! This panel will discuss how they went about it, and the impact it has on bitcoiners living in Costa Rica.
One problem that persists for people in a Bitcoin economy is the short-term volatility of the bitcoin exchange rate. When the bitcoin price drops, it can lessen the purchasing power of sats and make it harder to pay for dollar-priced goods and services. This creates friction and uncertainty, causing merchants and consumers to frequently consider selling bitcoin for dollars to ensure they can meet their financial obligations. This problem led Galoy to create a feature called Stablesats, a USD account that people can use to hold “dollar equivalent” balances in their Lightning wallet, thus protect themselves from fluctuations in the bitcoin exchange rate while preserving their ability to transact over Lightning.
The general assembly will kick off the unconference where participant-driven workshops in focused groups will take place with both, scheduled and impromptu sessions.
Bitcoin Lake is creating a Bitcoin circular economy and leveraging Bitcoin mining to bring economic opportunity to Guatemala.
Bitcoin Island in the Philippines is probably the fastest-growing Bitcoin community in the world! Discover this wonderful initiative of bringing Bitcoin adoption and education to Southeast Asia.
The Bitcoin Design Community is an online community formed around the goal of helping make bitcoin more intuitive and accessible. We'll cover how you can get involved in the community as well as design problems topical to the adoption of bitcoin.
So many communities worldwide have been inspired by Bitcoin Beach and embarked on their journey of orange pilling their community! These exciting grassroots initiatives are proving to the naysayer that it is possible for anyone, no matter what their background, to use bitcoin as money!
Learn about different kinds of bitcoin nodes
A practical guide to bitcoin wallet generation and backup practices focusing on secret generation. Intermediate/Advanced
Recently there has been a growing interest around tokens on top of Bitcoin and the Lightning Network. The idea of creating tokens representing assets that can be transferred and stored with the same security and convenience that Bitcoin offers is not new, it was indeed pioneered already in 2013 by protocols such as Counterparty and OmniLayer (formerly Mastercoin), and later adopted by Ethereum and other altcoins, which is also where most of the blockchain tokens activity happens today. However, using altcoins to secure financial assets is not ideal, as they are unable to offer the same level of security and decentralisation of Bitcoin. For this reason, over the years some projects emerged trying to modernise tokens-on-Bitcoin protocols and make them compatible with the Lightning Network, in particular RGB, OmniBolt and, more recently, Taro. This presentation will be focusing on RGB with the goal of providing a comprehensive overview of how it works and what its value proposition is.
The good, the bad, and the ugly of bringing businesses, consumers, and communities to Bitcoin.
Slashtags is a powerful web protocol that empowers anyone to control their profiles, contacts, accounts, feeds, and data in the same ways that they manage their bitcoin. Learn how Slashtags unlocks a new web, economy, and society by combining it with Bitcoin and Lightning.
-While energy grids are becoming more decentralized and digital, energy finance is stuck in the days of vertical integration and analog. The growing disconnect between the physical and financial sides sucks time, cash and resources from the industry, and distorts the true value of energy and stifles innovation. With Bitcoin and the Lightning Network, we can move money at the speed of energy. Synota's decentralized settlement platform holds the key to unlocking an abundant energy future for all.
Learn to use a SeedSigner directly from the open-source team creating the project!
Galoy is a Cloud Native Lightning Developer Platform for Bitcoin Companies and Financial Institutions. We are going to have look at the features and functions of the platform and how software engineers can leverage the platform to build amazing products on top.
If you always wanted to know what exactly Galoy is and how it works, you should attend this session!
Easy Bitcoin education and working out those interest points
A message from Fran Finney to the Adopting Bitcoin audience
The bitcoin ecosystem is steadily growing and needs constant reinforcements by new developers. This panel dives into the different avenues that talent can take to contribute and make a living with bitcoin development.
Samantha has been a Bitcoiner for 11 years. She's also 11 years old. A part of the first generation to grow up with Bitcoin in their lives, Sam sees the world from a different perspective to those of us who grew up learning about how money works in the fiat world.
I'll be talking about coinos, how it works, an exciting new feature, some history of retail bitcoin adoption in Vancouver, thoughts on how it's going and how it can improve.
There is no second best. People come to that conclusion sooner or later, but what made Carol Souza shift all her focus and efforts to Bitcoin and rebrand her educational platform to Area Bitcoin?
How Bitcoin "dapp" development might look in the future, if and when covenants will be activated. Elements, the fork of Bitcoin core that powers Liquid Network, has already opcodes that allow you to make covenants now in mainnet, discover how to build your first stateless smart contract and deploy it on Liquid Network
El Salvador's move to adopt Bitcoin sprang the realization that it is indeed the most incredible tool we have at our disposal to bank the unbanked. This panel will explore other countries' challenges in making the same bold move.
Learn how to build your first Lightning mobile app using React Native. Bring your laptop and follow along as we build a mobile app by just coding in a web browser. No previous experience needed. By the end of the workshop, you'll have a simple Lightning wallet app you can run on your Android or iOS device.
Live demonstration of Robosats - A Simple and Private Lightning P2P Exchange
Find more details at https://learn.robosats.com
Bitcoin's lightning network is becoming more multi-asset, at the edges.
The payer of a lightning invoice can decide whether to make the payment or not, and the receiver of a lightning payment can decide whether to settle the payment or not. In a multi-asset network, this optionality, if left unpriced, could be abused to profit on the exchange rate volatility at the expense of market makers.
In this talk, we discuss the problem of unpriced optionality from the perspective of market makers on a multi-asset lightning network. We review mitigation strategies and option pricing models and discuss their effects on user experience, implementation complexity, and risk for market makers.
We'll discuss how to easily use alternative peer-to-peer networks (I2P, CJDNS) with your Bitcoin Core node for improved network connectivity and robustness -- and lots more good stuff. This will be an interactive chat without slides or recordings, to encourage everyone to participate. We'll start with the basics and go from there!
Which technology stack is the right one for adopting bitcoin?
From resistance against war to a social justice movement, activists have been engaged in brutal fights. Their vigorous efforts, rather than positive outcomes, seem to keep them in perpetual struggle. Now, a breakthrough in computer science has created a game changer. Bitcoin, by empowering individuals, has begun to disrupt the world. I will show how Bitcoin is a currency of love and inspires creative action in ordinary people to promote peace.
A jukebox is a partially automated music-playing device, usually a coin-operated machine, that will play a patron’s selection from self-contained media. The Lightning ⚡️ Jukebox 📻 operates with Bitcoin ₿ Lightning ⚡️ instead of traditional coins 🪙 of fiat money. Have a look at https://jb.btc-ln.net/ for a working implementation located at the #1 Bitcoin ₿ hotel in Germany.
In this workshop we will show you how to build your own Lightning ⚡️ Jukebox 📻 using a jukebox speaker (or Bluetooth box) and a Raspberry Pi powered by Raspberry Pi OS, Music Player Daemon (MPD), Python-Flask and LNbits. Please bring your own hardware.
We will also encourage you to use different hardware (i. e. ESP32 for a very low cost and low energy version) or to implement a completely offline variant using offline Lightning ⚡️ payments via LNURLPoS.
Bitcoin startups have many similar operational needs. The more you grow, the more important it is to be strategic about incorporation, banking, finance and accounting, insurance, hiring, compliance, and reporting. This workshop will provide an overview of issues and solutions common to Bitcoin startups and fintechs.
We'll be talking about the primordial role of reviewing and testing in Bitcoin Core and go through the process of doing a live review together.
Oshi is a tool to bootstrap and nurture bitcoin economies all over the world.
-Onboard businesses to Bitcoin through unique value propositions
-Reward and encourage the average consumer to participate in the Bitcoin economy
-Empower individuals to get involved in their community and help bring Bitcoin to billions
With Africa's youth wanting more independence and connectivity to the world, Bitcoin is the beacon of hope that allows them to break their dependence on the west. Learn about the tools, programs, and grassroots efforts helping to turn the continent orange.
Lightning channel sizes have been fixed as of now. Splicing changes this.
As the Lightning Network grows and routing payments becomes more complex, sophisticated and competitive, can we continue using a selfish routing model or do we need an alternative?
PlebLab is an accelerator program for Bitcoiners by Bitcoiners, it's team of misfit hackers and wizards on the spectrum.
It's a place for daily compounding PoW.
Nothing fancy... after all, it's Pleb Lab, not fancy lab.
Our bitcoin company provides remittance to countries with low/no/predatory western union coverage, bitcoin and stablecoins provide instant and high conversion rate to customers.
There also so some dangers to stablecoins we encounter in our service.
There exist various trade-offs in mobile wallet architecture design. Nayuta designed a non-custodial wallet with Lapps environment. In this session, He enumerates various trade-offs in architecture design so listeners can know the current lightning network wallet status.
What makes El Salvador a great place to live? Jeremy from Escape to El Salvador has been working with Bitcoiners from around the world, helping them relocate to El Salvador and will walk you through the benefits of establishing legal residency and how to start your journey in this beautiful country!
Hoseki is a proof of reserves company dedicated to empowering Bitcoiners through their Bitcoin ownership. Hoseki CEO Sam Abbassi will be presenting Hoseki the idea, the company, and will be presenting a demo of their first product. Find more information at www.hoseki.app
From home mining to nuclear mining with small modular reactors, everything you always wanted to learn about bitcoin mining.
How can we utilize BTC to fix healthcare. Health insurance companies hold large pools of capital in a centralized account to ensure that bills get paid. Its expensive and inefficient especially in an inflationary environment. CrowdHealth enables its members to hold those "reserves" in BTC in their own accounts. We will be talking about the brokenness of healthcare and the many ways it mirrors the perverse incentives of the monetary system.
Everyone's background and journey are unique and personal. Newcomers are being told "you MUST use a hardware wallet" or "you MUST run a node". Everyone is falling down the Bitcoin rabbit hole at their own pace.
Learn the brutal and beautiful history of El Salvador in just 11 minutes and you'll understand why it's the comeback story of a lifetime!
First screening (english version) of the documentary film about Bitcoin Beach and the path to bitcoin as legal tender in El Salvador:
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8CMA28efRQ
While most argue that Bitcoin is a medium of exchange or a store of value, Akin Fernandez thinks that Bitcoin is speech that can be used to extend the possible range of human expression.
Keynote by Giacomo Zucco
Along with VanEck's emerging market debt team, we analyze a country's probability of adopting bitcoin as a legal tender.
Bring your laptop and follow along as we use free online tools to create your will and bitcoin inheritance plan.
By the end of the workshop, you'll have your own pdf will, named executor, and next steps to finalize your (very basic) bitcoin inheritance plan.
Find a reading list and tools to be discussed at https://www.lightningnode.info/privacy/resources
Service Packaging Best Practices for the Start9 embassyOS
Machankura is a Bitcoin service that is giving people without internet connected devices the ability to send and receive Bitcoin. This is done through USSD (which works on any phone with a GSM connection through a live prompt and response session) similar to how Mobile Money digital payments are implemented. The service is now live in 9 countries and counting.
A deep dive into the launch of the Chivo wallet, the major updates brought to it over the year, and how they are currently managing to bring users back on board after a difficult start.
Ed (@zapp_ed) will provide an introduction and overview of the BOLT🔩FUN community and it's first global online tournament - #LegendsOfLightning. Makers have been hacking for 6 weeks straight, accelerating their bitcoin projects in order to compete for some huge bitcoin prizes (In partnership with Fulgur Ventures & The African Bitcoin Conference).
Bitcoin adoption in Chile and building the first bitcoin only onboarding platform from Chile to LatAm.
Adventures in Bitcoin Venture Capital! From Plebs to Whales, anyone can invest in early-stage technology companies (not just the suits). Investing in Bitcoin companies is fun, and exciting, plus you can learn a lot. It can also be the best thing you can do to complement a HODL position. Learn about early-stage investing, and how to get involved. Tips on what to do, areas to avoid, and where to begin the journey. From equity crowdfunding to syndicates, angel investment groups to roll up vehicles. An overview of deal flow options for both accredited and non-accredited folks. Founders and operators may also find this relevant to learn more about how to fund their own projects. Let's have some fun and cover a lot ground!
Bitcoin represents a superior form of money, and there are several hypotheses about possible pathways to the broader adoption of bitcoin. What role can bitcoin banks play in accelerating hyperbitcoinization?
K1 Technology has created the first Bitcoin ATM made in El Salvador, but this is only the first in a lineup of products designed to bring El Salvador into the future, making K1 a catalyst of the birth of the High Tech industry in the Central American country, and transforming it from a consumer of technology to an exporter of technology.
Have you ever posted on social media, but never coded a bot?
Don't worry, most of the people excited about Lightning Network are NOT developers.
Attend this fun chat where we will share tips so you can start supporting the environment development from your very own corner of the graph ⚡️
THERE WILL BE GIFTS 🎁 🎉
WHO - Anyone who values private communication away from prying eyes. BLIP is a Bitcoin only, peer-to-peer, uncensorable, untraceable communication platform. Applications include text messaging, voice over messaging, video conference comms, document transfer, voting and more.
HOW - Using Lightning and The Hexsum Encryption protocol. An obfuscation method using multi layered encrypt - decrypt plus Lighting blockchain, compiled with both Android and iOS native languages.
WHY - We created BLIP because our freedoms are being eroded everyday, the right too protected speech and freedom to assemble is at a crossroads and a solution is needed.
ADOPTION - A need exists to help drive bitcoin adoption outside the traditional model where users are primarily focused on the price of bitcoin as an asset. One of the most undervalued and misunderstood applications of Bitcoin is the network. BLIP is an application that provides a means to focus on bitcoin and specifically the lightning network as a privacy tool. Using a small denomination of value encourages the user to try bitcoin for the first time in an effort to restore their right to free speech without focusing on the PRICE of bitcoin.
We dive into lightning node data importance, new metrics we can collect, and demo this in a new product from Voltage called Surge.
Specter Desktop is a highly popular Open Source Bitcoin Coordinator App built to Store your bitcoin safely with the help of your Hardware Wallets. It supports all Major Hardware wallets, Multisignature Wallets and can be deployed very flexible, ready for Business Usecases.
This talk will give an overview of Specter Desktop and its ways to install/deploy/use it.
Let's build the educational layer of bitcoin together, What tools, ressources and solution should we focus on.
By providing funds and loans to poor countries, The World Bank and IMF can dictate a country’s economic policies, and exert great control over its politics. Could tokenized sovereign debt be the alternative to these institutions?
Tatacoa Bitcoin is a Colombian-based start-up working to facilitate Bitcoin commerce. We will be presenting two of our solutions: A human-assisted BTM that allows users buy and selling Bitcoin in their local currency and our own custodial wallet.
10 tools from Bitfinex Mobile to support your day-to-day life in Bitcoin Country
Feedback from early, and ongoing Bitcoin adoption often cite one common theme: the need to balance dollar economy demands Vs the desire to save sats on the Bitcoin standard.
To be able to onboard and convert that next new Bitcoiner, wallets need to be fit for real life uses, beyond just LN and BTC only.
Download the Bitfinex Mobile app and follow along as we explore the top 10 tools that make adoption easy for the new Bitcoiner
In this interactive talk, Murch will go through the parts of a serialized legacy transaction and a segwit transaction byte-for-byte to explain them in detail. Questions welcome!
Is the Philippines the next El Salvador?! We'll highlight the current state of bitcoin/lightning adoption for remittances, in one of the world's largest remittance corridors: The Philippines. We'll have an interactive exploration focused on lightning's usability challenges for remittances and discuss potential solutions.
Bitcoin is a decentralized currency and payment network that eliminates the need for trusted authorities. What impact does this have on governance at a municipality, city, or country level?
Let's travel to the future to 2141. Learn about PM tools than make Bitcoin products thrive.
A futuristic view that allow us to learn from our mistake even before it happens and built openness culture.
How to avoid the same mistakes of legacy financial institutions?
Easily find places to spend sats anywhere on the planet.
Our apps and the underlying data are free and open source.
We use OpenStreetMap to properly tag places where you can spend Bitcoin and we display that data in our beautiful apps.
Technology is scarce and banking access is limited in the remote area of Jericoacoara, Brazil. Fernando is setting out to bring education and access to the “forgotton” kids. Hear about the journey and get a hands-on demo of the point of sale machines and BOLT cards that are enabling a school store to be built on bitcoin.
Not everyone is an "anarcho capitalist"; how we might have more reasonable discussions around differences of opinion and understand Bitcoin in a broader political aspect
Managing onchain funds needs a significant amount of knowledge. In this 2h session we'll cover everything you need from the ground up to manage significant funds. Where reasonable, we'll practice with a specter desktop wallet.
- public & private key cryptography and transaction
- the ledger, transaction-structure and understanding inputs & outputs
- From the seed to your wallet - theory
- From the mnemonic to your wallet - practice / pennytest
- Creating a Multisignature wallet
- Operational models
Many recent studies evaluated and criticised Bitcoin’s energy consumption through its Proof of Work (PoW) consensus mechanism without evaluating its efficiency compared to the classical electronic payment system. Based on physics, information science and economics, we compute and compare the energy consumption and define what is the energy efficiency of both the current monetary payment system and Bitcoin.
Energy Efficiency of Bitcoin
How do you inspire people for Bitcoin without overwhelming the other end with information?
Our idee is simple: Hand out a lightning tip card - which you have loaded with sats before. It doesn't matter to whom you give your tipcard, e.g. a waiter, a taxi driver. They produced some value for you and now you can show your appreciation by giving some sats.
The tipcards landing page gives a short introduction into Bitcoin and explains the giftee how to receive the sats. Maybe your way of saying "thank you" is the gently way of handing out the orange pill 🍊💊🧡
👉 Check it out at https://tipcards.sate.tools
Introduction to the Nodesignal Bitcoin Bounty Program:
What is it?
How can you participate?
How did we set it up?
An overview on Bitfinex Pay, the leading crypto payment gateway for Merchants.
Using bitcoin as savings technology is well-understood... but how might we use bitcoin to start businesses, invest in companies, or fund open-source grants in a bitcoinized world?
On September 7, 2021, El Salvador became the first country in the history of the world to adopt bitcoin, the world’s new currency. The criticism of this move has been relentless by mainstream media. Is it just FUD, or is there any truth to it?
Digital content creators are in a tough spot right now, fighting against big revenue cuts and restrictions daily. But Bitcoin is here to save them!
Learn why film and storytelling is the best vehicle for communicating and inspiring people. Learn my process and ask me any questions you have so you can produce better quality videos and films.
Lightning scales bitcoin, but how to scale Lightning? Lightning's onboarding UX sucks, and the inbound liquidity problem is a non-starter for most users.
I will talk about three new primitives that can address these issues and potentially scale bitcoin to billions; channel addresses, tapleaf channels, and factory swaps.
Are the regulations in El Salvador Bitcoin-friendly? What are the advantages of establishing a company in El Salvador? What should regulators focus on to improve the odds of companies choosing El Salvador as a base?
Greater bitcoin adoption means more interaction with regulated financial institutions and more custodial bitcoin users. Will bitcoin buck the numerous centralizing forces of greater financial system integration or succumb to regulation and become just another financial asset?
Fuji is a Lightning-enabled non-custodial synthetic asset protocol on the Liquid Network. It exploits the power of Bitcoin & Elements opcodes, Taproot, and Lightning Network submarine swaps to enable the borrowing of synthetic assets against over-collateralized Bitcoin positions, such as stablecoins, and synthetic stocks, or bonds.
Identifying how we all play a role in this bitcoin world; sharing its purpose provides a reliable path to happiness, positivity, hope, freedom, and ongoing friendships.
A fireside chat with Bitcoin Core developer Jon Atack and Bitcoin podcaster Stephan Livera.
EcoVillages, a freedom and sustainability oriented community creator, and MavenNFT, a hard asset NFT marketplace, have teamed up to sell the first Latin American properties with Bitcoin/Liquid and have the ownership represented as an NFT! That means secure blockchain ownership of your tropical getaway or rental revenue investment property in Latin America. Learn how incredibly easy, affordable and secure it is to buy and sell your piece of paradise!
Many of us are familiar with The Sovereign Individual, but what about organizations? Accentuated by recent events, it's time to consider how organizations can reduce risk and complexity and improve user experience by adopting a bitcoin standard.
We looked into more than 4000 wallet products. Almost all could - given the criminal energy to do so - take all their customer's funds all at once at any point in time. In this talk I give an overview of the market and what to look for when choosing your wallet.
World travellers and experts share their first-hand accounts of trying to orange pill people that have never heard of Bitcoin before.
In a world of custodial yield products and counter-party risk, Lightning is providing a way to earn bitcoin income from providing payment services without sacrificing custody. In this talk, we'll share tools for this burgeoning market and early data from the marketplace.
How Bitcoin is changing how nations interact with one another, and what it means for people.
Lightning-native crowdfunding platform.
Startup cities solve the legal base layer that holds back innovation - bad regulations. Niklas will talk from first-hand experience in Prospera.
Exploring the opportunities to earn Bitcoin and making it the most dominant way to earn those valuable sats.
We founded the first Bitcoin Education Center in Honduras - on the Roatan island in Próspera.
AmityAge Academy aims to be the place where anybody can come to learn about Bitcoin, buy it in the non-kyc ATM and spend it in our bitcoin-only Café.
I will share more insights about our journey, plans and lessons learned.
Volt is a Lightning node implementation built on Urbit, a clean-slate OS, peer-to-peer network, and software stack that's built to last forever and 100% owned by its users. The talk will give an overview of Urbit and the advantages of building Bitcoin and Lightning applications on it, and introduce Volt and our plans for integrating Lightning and other Bitcoin innovations like Taro with the Urbit ecosystem.
What do investors look for when investing in lightning companies?
Shuttle transfer to Bitcoin Beach
Departure from Crowne Plaza from 9:00 am until 1:00pm
1 bus will depart every 10 minutes
1st bus at 9:00 am - last bus at 12:45 pm.
After two days of paying attention to mind-blowing talks and inspiring panels, it's time to head to ground zero of hyperbitcoinization on Day 3, on Thursday November 17th. The merchants of El Zonte are preparing special activities throughout the town and there will be food, drinks and music until after sunset! The event headquarters will be Olas Permanentes, Wipe Out and Looking Good.
Return shuttles to San Salvador, via El Tunco, start at 7:00 pm until 10:30 pm.