Craig Wright, who claims to be the inventor of Bitcoin, will visit the Catalan capital as part of the Democracy4All event on 10 and 11 November at the Llotja de Mar
Barcelona, 4th of August.- The international event Democracy4All, which will take place on the 10th and 11th of November at the Llotja de Mar in Barcelona, will be attended by Craig Wright, the Australian entrepreneur and computer scientist who claims to be the creator of Bitcoin. In 2015, Wright declared that he was Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym used by the mysterious creator of the first cryptocurrency that gave birth to blockchain technology, which has led to both support and criticism in equal measure among the Bitcoin community.
The Australian claims to hold 1.1 million Bitcoins (approximately 24 billion euros at current exchange rates) in a digital wallet that can only belong to a person or entity involved in Bitcoin since its inception. Although to prove it, the only thing the entrepreneur would have to do is to make a transaction from this wallet to another account, the wallet containing this amount has remained untouched since its creation. At the end of 2021, Wright won a court case in which the family of his deceased late partner, David Kleiman, claimed half of these cryptocurrencies, arguing that he had also participated in the creation of Bitcoin.
Democracy4All, also known as D4A, is an international event of reference in the techno-political sector, organized by the CBCat (Centre Blockchain of Catalonia), of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Department of the Vice-Presidency and Digital Policies and Territory of the Government of Catalonia. The focus of Democracy4Al on 12 Principles of Good Democratic Governance (Council of Europe, 2018) makes it a unique event in the world, as it demonstrates the use of blockchain as an instrument for democratic improvement in terms of social, business and individual governance. The event positions Catalonia as the most important international meeting point for political actors and institutions from around the world and helps accelerate the dialogue between governmental bodies and new technologies.
Top international speakers
In the last few days, the organization has begun to publish the agenda of the event, as well as some speakers, on its website. The list of participants ranges from politicians and regulators to technologists, as well as promoters of non-profit initiatives. What they all have in common is that they will talk about how blockchain technology is revolutionizing their sectors.
In addition to the aforementioned Craig Wright, some notable names include Vít Jedlička, president of the Free Republic of Liberland, a European micronation located between Croatia and Serbia, with an economy based on cryptocurrencies; Dr. Titus Gebel, founder and president of the Free Private Cities Foundation, which aims to support human progress by creating voluntary, contract-based societies; Grace Rachman, founder of Voice of Humanity, an entity that creates and experiments with new forms of democracy using blockchain technology, and Philip Agyei, president of the Blockchain Foundation Africa, a non-profit organization created to empower young entrepreneurs and help them find funding in the field of cryptocurrencies.
More information and tickets: www.d4a.io.