Bitcoin: the money of the future?
VoB is a dialogue platform for professionals bringing together researchers, investors, bankers, regulators and journalists to debate the most fundamental questions around the value of Bitcoin.
June 2-3, 2020
Bitcoin - A Controversial Subject
Never before in the history of mankind could we observe the monetarization of an asset in real time. Some are certain that this new digital commodity will change money forever, while others are convinced that Bitcoin is just a bubble which will burst eventually.
Nobody knows how this socio-economic experiment will pan out but there are many who have strong and differing opinions about it. VoB provides a platform to discuss the potential benefits and pitfalls of Bitcoin.
The goal is to provide comprehensive understanding and enable all attendees to make well-informed decisions about Bitcoin related to their profession.
Everything important at a glance
June 2-3, 2020
50 Proven International Experts
500 Innovator and Thought Leader
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Open discussions with trusted experts and lectures on recent research about the risks and opportunities of Bitcoin.
Business leaders and profound thinkers from the financial industry looking for innovation in value storage and transfer.
VoB Events Overview
Satellite and Partner Events
VoB Symposium ViennaThe symposium in Vienna is a half day conference focusing on the “Bitcoin as an alternative financial system” from the perspective of Austrian economics – how is Bitcoin different than gold?
March 5, 2020
Palais Esterházy Vienna
Lightning Hackday MunichThe Lightning Network is a “Layer 2” payment protocol that operates on top of Bitcoin. On the weekend before VoB Conference, 250 Lightning developers and hackers are coming together in Munich.
May 30-31, 2020
The one thing that’s missing [on the Internet], but that will soon be developed, is a reliable e-cash, a method whereby on the Internet you can transfer funds from A to B, without A knowing B or B knowing A.
Questions to be discussed
Getting to the bottom of Bitcoin
- “Bitconometrics” – How to quantitatively evaluate Bitcoin?
- A nation-state-independent world reserve currency?
- The only working alternative to central banks?
- How does Bitcoin differ from Libra and Central Bank Digital Money?
- Is Bitcoin digital gold and is it outshining physical gold?
- Is Bitcoin bankable and how to build financial products with it?
- Is Bitcoin polluting or driving green technology and sustainability?
- Protection against totalitarian regimes and “monetary extremism”?
Beyond the exchange rate
Insightful lectures and vigorous debates by respected international economists and Bitcoin experts about the alleged value of Bitcoin and its potential impact on the financial systems and world economy.
Selected Highlights from past events
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Polleit
Good Money, bad money – and how Bitcoin fits in
Bitconometrics and what‘s driving the Bitcoin price
Prof. Dr. Saifedean Ammous
Bitcoin as the working free market alternative to national central banks
Highly respected experts, researchers and academics
Pioneering the way
In the forefront of change
Why Bitcoin, why now?
An emerging apolitical store of value
World’s best performing asset over past decade
Most popular in hedge fund manager communities
Rising star in macro trading as safe haven
Growing interest by high net worth & family offices
Institutions joining the market: CME, ICE, Fidelity…
Massive opportunity to build financial products
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