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NiceHash to debut first Bitcoin conference in Maribor, spotlighting Slovenia as a crypto hub

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on May 14, 2024
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  • NiceHashX aims to showcase Maribor and Slovenia as hubs for Bitcoin and blockchain technology.
  • The event promises an impressive list of speakers including Saifedean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard.
  • The number of crypto users in Slovenia is expected to grow substantially, potentially reaching nearly 20%.

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NiceHash, the leading hashrate marketplace, is set to inaugurate the first-ever Bitcoin-focused conference in Maribor, Slovenia. Dubbed NiceHashX, this event is styled as the “Bitcoin Conference on the Sunny Side of the Alps” and will be held over two days on November 8 and 9, 2024.

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This conference marks a significant milestone, celebrating a decade since the platform’s inception by two Slovenian students in 2014.

Local adoption and industry growth

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A key objective of NiceHashX is to showcase Maribor, and Slovenia more broadly, as vibrant centers for Bitcoin and blockchain technology.

Slovenia already boasts over 1,000 businesses that accept Bitcoin, and the conference will feature several Maribor companies that are actively integrating this technology.

Vladimir Hozjan, CEO of NiceHash, said:

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“We are delighted to welcome the world to discover how Slovenia is leading the way in European Bitcoin adoption.”

Diverse lineup of industry speakers and topics

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The event promises an impressive roster of speakers including Saifedean Ammous, author of “The Bitcoin Standard,” and other notable figures from the crypto world.

Discussion topics will cover European Bitcoin adoption and regulation, the mining and energy landscape, and the future of exchanges amidst tightening regulations.

Maribor: A cultural and scenic backdrop for the conference

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Set against the scenic backdrop of the Pohorje Mountains and close to wine-growing hills, Maribor is not only a popular skiing destination but also a cultural hotspot, having been named the European Capital of Culture in 2012.

The city’s rich architectural heritage, cozy cafes, and relaxed atmosphere make it an appealing destination for conference-goers and tourists alike.

Slovenia’s rising prominence in the crypto world

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Slovenia is increasingly recognized for its vibrant blockchain ecosystem, having the second-highest number of blockchain startups in Europe after Switzerland and a significant rate of Bitcoin adoption per capita.

With places like BTC City in Ljubljana and the Satoshi monument, Slovenia is firmly on the map as a leading crypto-friendly destination.

The number of crypto users in Slovenia is expected to grow substantially, potentially reaching nearly 20% of the population by 2028.

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