Baltic Honeybadger 2018 recap0.45

The Baltic Honeybadger 2018 conference, held this year in Riga, Latvia on September 22-23, had an impressive lineup of speakers:

  • Elizabeth Stark
  • Adam Back
  • Saifedean Ammous
  • Peter Todd
  • Pavol Rusnak
  • Jameson Lopp

Judging from social media reports, the conference had great organization and was a success. There were impressive talks and a few important announcements were made during the conference. 

You can watch recordings of the talks below. To find specific talk, refer to the conference agenda at the end of this post.




Talks and slides

Bryan Bishop prepared transcripts for most of the talks.

Bitcoin Custody by Bryan Bishop

Past, Present and Future by Bruce Fenton 

Bitcoin as a novel economic institution by Nic Carter


Adam Back on bitcoin usecases:


Adam Back @adam3us with an excellent point in closing panel: Bitcoin could focus on small payments but a more centralized competitor could always do that better. Bitcoin has to focus on usecases that it alone can deliver and where it cannot be disrupted.

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Definition of a scammer:

⚠️bitcoin-dot-com is fraudulent⚠️ Brand7

The definition of a shitcoin scammer by @giacomozucco

#hb2018 #bitcoin

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Announcement of the B Foundation:

Jameson Lopp

Announcing "The B" #bh2018

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Who is a Bitcoin Maximalist:

Evgeny Latyshev

In case you are still not sure of what #BitcoinMaximalism is, here’s a tip from a man who knows - @giacomozucco at #bh2018

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Introduction of a new open source OS for miners:

braiins systems

We are proud to announce, the very first #opensource OS for miners ⛏️ which was finally finished during #bh2018!

And what's in your #miner?…

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18% of all bitcoins are held by exchanges:

Jameson Lopp

"I estimate that around 18% of all bitcoins are held by exchanges." - @nic__carter #bh2018

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People mostly liked it:

Andrew Asmakov ⚡️

Thank you very much @hodlhodl @keidunm @romansnitko for the second edition of #bh2018 . Great speakers, great content.

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®agnar™ Lifthrasir 🏴

If you weren't able to attend #bh2018, don't worry, you only missed the greatest bitcoin conference of 2018.

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Not everyone was lucky though. Be careful!


I came to Riga for a #BalticHoneybadger 2018 & decided to take a walk near the center of the city. An hour after my arrival, I was robbed and threatened. Now I have only a laptop and backpack.

Europe is a great place, but take care of yourself and don't walk alone. Lol

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But at least they had a great selection of cocktails:

Hodl Hodl

Getting ready for BH2018 official afterparty! #bh2018

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We will update this post with new slides as they appear online.

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