Looking Back at Baltic Honeybadger 2019
The 2019 edition of the Baltic Honeybadger conference has been a full-on success, and BTSE is honored to have sponsored the event. By all accounts, the speakers have been top notch and the networking experience far exceeded everyone’s expectations - as it turns out, Bitcoiners aren’t so toxic in person and may actually show signs of genuine niceness.
BTSE’s involvement has been more than financial, as we set off our onsite-advocacy for greater liquidity and lower volatility for Bitcoin on Thursday, September 12th. It was then that our CEO Jonathan Leong and our Global Marketing Director Lina Seiche made presentations alongside the HodlHodl folks (who are the creators and organizers of the Baltic Honeybadger conference).
We introduced a special promotion for sign-ups during the conference, expressed our vision for Liquid's integration and the onboarding process for traditional traders, and also participated in a debate which was moderated by podcaster Stephan Livera. It was all fun, interesting, and a great opportunity to get feedback from the community.
The next day, on September 13th, Lina Seiche joined Blockstream’s side event to talk about the advantages of the Liquid Network as a confidential and fast layer of settlement for Bitcoin exchanges and big traders. The presentation was concise, informative, and well regarded by members of the audience. Furthermore, it’s just the first step towards integrating L-BTC and other stablecoin pairs (such as the newly-added L-CAD) which offer great advantages while trading.
On the first day of the conference, we took advantage of the opportunity to network and introduce ourselves to members of the community. Not only did we learn about unpopular ideas in Bitcoin, the new system of incentives, and personal security and sovereignty, but we also exchanged ideas with some of the most brilliant minds in the space.
On Sunday, September 15th, it was time for our CEO to shine during the panel about P2P exchanges. Jonathan Leong spoke about the various philosophical implications of running a Bitcoin exchange which enables users to trade both with and without KYC verification, and highlighted that BTC needs more liquidity as a way of taming market volatility and making Satoshi’s invention more accessible to the masses. Throughout the conference, Jonathan also joined interviews for a few upcoming podcasts.
We feel that BTSE’s participation at Baltic Honeybadger has been a great achievement on both a professional and a personal level. We were able to get close to the community and introduce ourselves and get direct feedback, and we had the privilege to talk to many brilliant people with invaluable outputs. For almost four days, we became part of one big family which seeks to bring sound money to the world.
Our aim is to create a platform that offers you the most enjoyable trading experience. If you have questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or DM us on Twitter: @BTSEcom.