Michael Saylor is coming to Europe. The former CEO of MicroStrategy and Bitcoin advocate will speak at Europe’s largest Bitcoin conference ‘BTC Prague’ in June.
Michael J. Saylor is among the most influential bitcoin educators and thought leaders. He is the founder of MicroStrategy, which regularly buys bitcoin as part of its corporate assets. With about 140,000 bitcoin in its coffers, MicroStrategy is currently the bitcoin-richest publicly known company, worldwide.
He will now speak in Europe for the first time during the BTC Prague conference. The event will be held on June 8-10 at the PVA Letňany exhibition center in Prague. With key figures and over 10,000 visitors attending, this is a unique event not only in the Czech Republic but also the rest of Europe.
“Michael has an excellent reputation and strong and consistent views that carry significant weight in the bitcoin community, and he is also a person who opened the doors to bitcoin adoption for traditional companies. That is why I am glad that we managed to persuade him to speak for the first time in Europe at our event,” says Martin Kuchař, one of the organizers of BTC Prague.
In addition to Saylor, several other Bitcoin personalities, including Blockstream CEO Dr. Adam Back, SatoshiLabs co-founder Marek Palatin, and Robert Breedlove, host of the popular “What is Money?” podcast, have accepted invitations to the largest bitcoin-only conference in Europe.
Parallel to the program on stage, the expo itself will take place featuring over 100 companies focused on building Bitcoin infrastructure, including hardware and software wallets, mining tools, exchanges, or even beer taps connected to the Lightning network.
“In the current complex economic situation, when we all feel the effects of inflation, uncertainties surrounding the stability of banks, or high-interest rates, bitcoin is proving to be a kind of lifeboat. It is certainly riskier today to not have it than to have it. Therefore, we want to focus heavily on newcomers, to make it easier for them to enter the bitcoin world and practically show them how to do it,” says Martin Kuchař, one of the important figures in the domestic Bitcoin scene in the Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic prides itself on being the “Bitcoin Valley” of the world. With many great innovations in the Bitcoin world having started there, such as the hardware wallet Trezor from SatoshiLabs, the first mining pool from Braiins, or bitcoin ATMs from General Bytes, it might be a valid gesture.