Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 4, 2023 – Renowned whistleblower and cybersecurity expert, Edward Snowden, will deliver a 45-minute-long online talk with a Q&A session during the upcoming Bitcoin Amsterdam Conference. The event will take place in Westergas, Amsterdam on October 12-13, 2023, and will bring together industry leaders, enthusiasts, and experts to discuss the future of bitcoin, decentralization, and freedom. “In 2013, Ed Snowden alerted the American people to the fact that the US Government was knowingly conducting warrantless surveillance of its own citizens; a violation of basic rights. It was a watershed moment both for government overreach, as well as for the ability of individual freedom fighters and cypherpunks to push back. As Snowden announced to the world at Bitcoin 2019, Bitcoin was a key tool in his efforts to expose the ongoing surveillance,” said Brandon Green, Head of Events for BTC Inc. “10 years after his initial action, Snowden will talk to our community at Bitcoin Amsterdam about the ongoing fight to protect privacy for individuals, not just in the US, but around the world, and especially right here in Europe. And he will discuss the importance of Bitcoin in that fight,” continued Green. Edward Snowden's Value for Bitcoin: "Bitcoin is free money. When I think about liberty, that’s what this is all about. It’s freedom from permission." Edward Snowden As a prominent advocate for cybersecurity and freedom, Edward Snowden has long expressed his support for Bitcoin. He views it as an essential tool for preserving financial privacy and protecting individuals from surveillance and censorship. Snowden's endorsement of Bitcoin aligns with its core principles of decentralization, transparency, and financial sovereignty, making his talk at the Bitcoin Amsterdam Conference highly anticipated. The Bitcoin Amsterdam Conference is thrilled to welcome Edward Snowden to this landmark event, where he will share his insights on the intersection of digital currency, privacy, and the future of financial freedom. About Edward Snowden:
The author of the new memoir, Permanent Record, former CIA officer and National Security Agency (NSA) consultant Snowden risked everything to expose the U.S. government’s system of mass surveillance. He is the subject of the Oscar-winning best documentary Citizenfour and the critically acclaimed Oliver Stone film, Snowden. Appearing live from Moscow, Snowden continues to speak out about technologies and practices (increasingly by nongovernmental entities) that have created “the most effective means of social control in the history of our species.” About The Bitcoin Conference:
The Bitcoin conferences organized by BTC Inc., holding also behind Bitcoin Magazine and The Bitcoin Magazine Ecosystem Fund, attract a global audience and features an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and exhibitions. These events serve as vital platforms for industry leaders, developers, investors, and enthusiasts to gather, network, and exchange ideas. Bitcoin Magazine's conferences have become important milestones in the digital economy.
The annual Bitcoin Conference went global with Bitcoin Amsterdam in October 2022 – the largest European Bitcoin conference. For the last three years, the conference has taken place in Miami Beach but on May 20th, 2023 the conference organizers announced the conference would take place in Nashville in 2024.