Breaking Bitcoin Conference Heading for Lisbon This Summer as “Building on Bitcoin”

By Aaron van Wirdum


The Breaking Bitcoin conference, first organized last summer in Paris, is returning for its second edition under the name “Building on Bitcoin,” this time in Lisbon, July 3–4, 2018. While the event in the French capital was centered around security, the one in the Portuguese capital will focus on second-layer technologies and other creative uses of the Bitcoin protocol.

“The Bitcoin blockchain is pretty limited in terms of features and flexibility; many newcomers think you can’t build anything with it,” Chainsmiths managing director and conference co-organizer Kevin Loaec told Bitcoin Magazine. “Yet, smart people find ways to build complex solutions on top of it. It’s interesting to share that knowledge.”

Second-Layer Technologies

After the sold-out first edition in Paris last year, which was loosely inspired by the successful Scaling Bitcoin conference format introduced in 2015, it seemed natural that Breaking Bitcoin, too, would turn into an annual event. The French organizers — besides Loaec, French Bitcoin community member Pierre Lorcery is putting the event together — decided to slightly change …read more