Baltic Honeybadger 2018

The Bitcoin conference of the year

Riga, Latvia

September 22-23

Organized by

Speakers and panelists

Elizabeth Stark

CEO and Co-founder of Lightning Labs

Adam Back, Ph. D.

CEO at Blockstream

Saifedean Ammous

Author, The Bitcoin Standard

Sergej Kotliar

CEO at Bitrefill

Giacomo Zucco


Peter Todd

Applied Cryptography Consultant, Bitcoin engineer

Eric Lombrozo

CEO & co-founder of Ciphrex Corp, Bitcoin developer

Ragnar Lifthrasir

Founder of velox.RE and the International Blockchain Real Estate Association (IBREA).


Content Creator / Developer / Host of The Bitcoin News Show on The World Crypto Network


Bitcoin Accumulator through Trading

Florian Maier

Software Engineer & Security Professional researching the decentralized architecture of tomorrow

Pavol Rusnak

CTO of SatoshiLabs

Max Keidun

CEO at Hodl Hodl, CEO at HouseHodl

Pierre Roberge

CEO at, cyber-security expert

Eric Voskuil

Maintainer of Libbitcoin, a Bitcoin developer toolkit

Lawrence Nahum

Bitcoin wallet GreenAddress founder, Bitcoin expert, executive at Blockstream

Yurii Rashkovskii

Decentralization advocate and lead developer behind Serverless Information Tracker (SIT)

Tone Vays

Content Creator, Derivatives Trader & Consultant, host of @Crypto_Scam podcast

Matt Corallo

Bitcoin developer, co-founder at Blockstream, co-author of the Sidechains whitepaper, creator of the Bitcoin FIBRE project, developer at Chaincode Labs

Nic Carter

Partner at Castle Island Ventures, founder of

Alena Vranova

Advisor, co-founder of SatoshiLabs

Bruce Fenton

CEO of Chainstone Labs, the founder of Atlantic Financial, the former Executive Director and a current board member of the Bitcoin Foundation, experienced economic advisor

Juraj Bednár

Co-founder Citadelo, Hacktrophy, Paralelni Polis

Jameson Lopp

Infrastructure engineer at Casa, creator of Statoshi, founder of Mensa's Bitcoin Special Group

Bryan Bishop

Technical expert, Bitcoin Core contributor

Alex Petrov

CIO at BitFury, one of the largest Bitcoin mining companies

Francis Pouliot

Founder and CEO of Satoshi Portal, a Montreal startup building the infrastructure for the Bitcoin Standard

Matthew Mežinskis

Host of CryptoVoices podcast

Gregory Klumov


Leonhard Weese

President, Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong

Special Guests

Baby BTC

Youngest influencer in the Bitcoin world


Bitcoin Milan Meetup organizer, CEO of Satoshi Design

About the conference

The Baltic Honeybadger conference is the first major event in Latvia dedicated to Bitcoin and the technologies built around it. Our goal is to create an educational and community-driven event with high-profile speakers from all around the world and with different backgrounds — from technical engineers and cybersecurity professionals to business owners and bestselling authors.

The Baltic Honeybadger conference is driven by the cypherpunk movement. We're not promoting various so called altcoins, ICOs, banks and other blockchain-based "snake oil".

Live stream recordings of Day 1 and Day 2 are available:


September 22

9:00 Opening words
9:20 The Reserve Currency Fallacy by Eric Voskuil
9:50 Trustlessness, Scalability, and Directions in Security Models by Matt Corallo
10:20 1 on 1: Current state of the market & institutional investors with Tone Vays & Bruce Fenton
11:00 coffee break
11:20 The future of Bitcoin smart contracts by Max Keidun
11:50 The Bitcoin Standard as a layered scaling solution by Saifedean Ammous (via Skype)
12:20 Beyond Bitcoin: Decentralized collaboration by Yurii Rashkovskii
12:50 1 on 1: The future of Bitcoin wallets with Pavol Rusnak & Lawrence Nahum, moderated by Giacomo Zucco
13:30 lunch break
14:30 Extreme OPSEC for the Modern Cypherpunk by Jameson Lopp
15:00 1 on 1: Bitcoin payment processing and merchants with Sergej Kotliar & Alena Vranova, moderated by Vortex
15:30 1 on 1: Present and future tech challenges in Bitcoin with Peter Todd & Adam Back, moderated by Pierre Roberge
16:00 coffee break
16:20 The Future of Lightning by Elizabeth Stark
16:50 1 on 1: Investing in bitcoin businesses with Nic Carter & Florian Maier, moderated by Matthew Mežinskis
17:20 Closing panel with Elizabeth Stark,
Peter Todd,
Jameson Lopp,
Eric Voskuil,
Alex Petrov,
moderated by Roman Snitko

September 23

9:00 Bitcoin Maximalism dissected Giacomo Zucco
9:30 Trading panel with WhalePanda, Florian Maier, Tone Vays moderated by Matthew Mežinskis
10:00 Bitcoin as a novel market institution by Nic Carter
10:30 Global Ledgers: Scaling & Capacity for Legacy Securities Systems in the Age of Atomic Swaps by Bruce Fenton
11:00 Development panel with Eric Voskuil, Bryan Bishop, Eric Lombrozo, Matt Corallo, moderated by Pierre Roberge
11:40 coffee break
12:00 Running an organization fully on crypto, Parallel Polis case study by Juraj Bednár
12:30 announcement Alena Vranova
13:00 Bitcoin, regulation and policy panel with Alex Petrov, Eric Voskuil, Leonhard Weese, Gregory Klumov moderated by Giacomo Zucco
13:40 coffee break
14:00 Using Bitcoin for Real Estate by Ragnar Lifthrasir
14:30 Bitcoin security panel with Pavol Rusnak, Eric Lombrozo, Pierre Roberge, Jameson Lopp, moderated by Florian Maier
15:00 Bitcoin custody by Bryan Bishop
15:30 Bitcoin statistics & basics by Alex Petrov
16:00 Cyphernode: building Bitcoin applications without trusted third parties by Francis Pouliot
16:20 Closing panel with Adam Back,
Giacomo Zucco,
Tone Vays,
Eric Lombrozo
moderated by Matthew Mežinskis
17:00 Closing words

Location and Time

Day 1: RISEBA Arhitektūras un mediju centrs H20 6

Durbes iela 4, Rīga, LV-1048, Latvija

September 22, 2018: TBA

Day 2: RISEBA Arhitektūras un mediju centrs H2O 6

Durbes iela 4, Rīga, LV-1048, Latvija

September 23, 2018: TBA

Organizers & Partners

Social Discovery Ventures invests in technology companies and license brands, technologies and other IP businesses around the world.

OraculeTang Space — a coworking space in Riga where innovators, entrepreneurs and the most creative professionals meet to exchange ideas.

Househodl - world's first platform for securely buying & selling real estate with Bitcoin.

Hodl Hodl is a P2P Bitcoin & Litecoin exchange enabling individuals worldwide to buy and sell cryptocurrency.


Low cost crypto exchange service
The original cryptocurrency hardware wallet
The biggest Bitcoin Core cheerleading mining pool out there
Bitonic — Bitcoin broker, exchange and academy with a mission: Bitcoin for everyone.