All about the ‘Proof-of-Work Summit’, taking place in Prague on September 25-27, 2023!

The ETC Cooperative and Litecoin Foundation have joined forces to bring the first ‘Proof-of-Work Summit’ to life in Prague, Czech Republic, from September 25 to 27, 2023. 

It seemed fitting that the first Proof-of-Work (POW) Summit be hosted in Prague – the birthplace of the world’s first Bitcoin mining pool, hardware wallet, and Bitcoin cafe. A city with a rich history and affinity for proof-of-work cryptocurrencies. 

The POW Summit aims to reinvigorate and encapsulate the spirit and ethos of cypherpunks – the instigators of the blockchain revolution. Through this lens, the Summit is bringing together the world’s top innovators, thought-leaders, and decision-makers on subjects like ‘advancements in mining’ to ‘changes in public policy’, and everything in between. Speakers include:- 

Phil Zimmermann – Creator of PGP – Pretty Good Privacy 

Riccardo Spagni – Creator of Monero 

Charlie Shrem – Bitcoin Pioneer 

Charlie Lee – Creator of Litecoin 

Jameson Lopp – Professional Cypherpunk 

Caitlin Long – former Wall St veteran turned Founder and CEO of Custodia Bank 

Also participating in the stacked two-day program will be community members from all of the major proof-of-work chains and their respective mining communities, providing Summit attendees with further in-person networking opportunities, intimate discussions, presentations, and workshops on subjects like network security, environmental sustainability, privacy and the merits of proof-of-work vs proof-of-stake. 

“The Proof-of-Work Summit is an opportunity for industry leaders – and interested individuals alike – to come together to discuss everything from mining and privacy to the merits of proof-of-work itself,” says Alan Austin, Managing Director of Litecoin Foundation. “Joining forces with other communities with shared goals made total sense. The more we converse, collaborate, and knowledge-share, the more we can build a stronger future for proof-of-work and the networks and communities represented.”

Bob Summerwill, Executive Director at the ETC Cooperative, echoed Austin’s thoughts, adding, “The POW Summit will be a unique event. We’re bringing together the major proof-of-work communities around a common cause for the first time. We’re going back to cypherpunk fundamentals. Highlighting that censorship resistance, decentralization, proof-of-work, and privacy are more relevant than ever in 2023.” 

The inaugural Proof-of-Work Summit in Prague from September 25 to 27 will bring together communities, protocols, and heavy-hitting speakers with diverse viewpoints, making for a truly spirited, engaging, and worthwhile event.

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Mark Peterson

Mark Peterson has been following the crypto market for the past seven years. As a crypto news journalist, he has recently joined our team. He regularly delivers the most recent happenings of the crypto space. He enjoys writing poems and exploring various crypto trading platforms in his spare time.

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