At the beginning of June, Prague will host the first edition of BTC Prague, the largest and most important event in Europe focused solely on the most popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. The event will feature over 80 exhibiting companies, 130 speakers from all over the world, three days of lectures and workshops, and 10,000 visitors.

Michael Saylor is among the most influential Bitcoin (BTC) maximalists and key figures in the crypto world. He founded the company MicroStrategy, which regularly buys Bitcoin as part of its corporate assets, and with 132,000 Bitcoin, it is the richest cryptocurrency company in the world. Saylor will now speak in Europe for the first time. This will happen during the BTC Prague conference, the Bitcoin event of the year, which will take place from June 8 to 10 at the PVA Letnany exhibition center in Prague.

“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 by 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,” said Martin Kuchař, one of the organizers of BTC Prague. “With an estimated attendance of 10,000, this conference is unrivaled, not just in the Czech Republic, but also across Europe.”

In addition to Saylor, a number of other influential personalities in the Bitcoin world, including Blockstream CEO Adam Back, SatoshiLabs co-founder Marek Palatinus and Robert Breedlove, author of the popular What is Money? podcast, have accepted invitations to Europe’s largest Bitcoin-focused conference. The bilingual Czech–English program promises to offer a wealth of stimulating ideas for entrepreneurs, researchers, influencers, philosophers, developers and advocates of freedom throughout the course of the three-day event.

Running parallel to the program on stage, an expo will also take place, showcasing over 100 companies focused on building Bitcoin infrastructure. These include providers of hardware and software wallets, mining tools, exchanges and even beer taps connected to the Lightning Network. Among the exhibitors will be one exclusive guest — El Salvador. The Central American country, which made history two years ago as the first in the world to make Bitcoin the official national currency, is sending a government delegation to Prague to share their experience and review the implications of their groundbreaking decision at the crypto event of the year.

The BTC Prague organizers aim to appeal not only to seasoned Bitcoin enthusiasts but also to those who have some knowledge of Bitcoin yet are not fully immersed in it. Their ambition is to guide these individuals through the entire Bitcoin journey. “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 not to 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 show them how to do it practically,” said Kuchař.

Martin, a significant figure in the Czech Republic’s local Bitcoin scene, along with his brother Matyas, has been instrumental in organizing four successful annual Bitcoin events known as ChainCamp. These events attract over 2,000 enthusiasts each year in Ostrava. Moving to Prague and significantly expanding the scale of the entire event is a logical culmination of both brothers’ journeys, or rather, the growing popularity of Bitcoin

The fact that the largest and most significant Bitcoin conference will take place in Prague is symbolic, as Martin Kuchar said, the Czech Republic is the “Bitcoin Valley” of the crypto world, and Prague could boldly be called the world capital of Bitcoin due to a number of revolutionary projects playing a key role in its adoption being created in the Czech Republic, such as hardware wallet Trezor from SatoshiLabs, the first mining pool from Braiins or Bitcoin ATMs from General Bytes. “I see BTC Prague as another Czech project that confirms the importance of the Czech Republic for Bitcoin,” added Martin Kuchar.