At the end of 2019, CoinGeek conducted an interview with known German Bitcoin blogger Christoph Bergmann about the situation of Bitcoin SV in the German speaking countries. At the time, German speaking \u201ccrypto media\u201d and \u201ccrypto twitter\u201d did not acknowledge BSV\u00a0and almost no meetups were happening in Germany, Austria or Switzerland.\u00a0\u00a0 However, things have changed a lot for Bitcoin SV in Germany since then.\u00a0 The team behind b2029.org is creating a space in Berlin where Bitcoin enthusiasts can get together. In early 2020, B2029 hosted the \u201cBSV Co-working Days\u201d and the \u201cHello Metanet\u201d gatherings. The B2029 guys are easy to get in touch with on Twitter. Worth mentioning is the B2029 associated metanetweekly.de website (and their Twitter account) with worthy to read articles about Bitcoin SV in German and English. Their next B2029 event takes place on July 10, 2020 in Berlin. Find out more about the event here. Ekhard See\u00dfelberg, co-founder of B2029, was kind enough to answer my questions about Bitcoin SV\u2019s situation nowadays in Germany and the upcoming \u201cHello Metanet\u201d workshop. Hi, Ekhard! Kindly introduce yourself and tell us about your involvement concerning Bitcoin SV. I have worked in the IT industry in different positions for the last 24 years. Bitcoin spiked my interest very early on and I have spent large parts of my spare time following the developments. I was always convinced that scaling Bitcoin with large blocks is the way to go, so I followed Bitcoin Cash after the first fork, and then logically Bitcoin SV. Since October last year, Stefan Landrock and I are running B2029. Since our interview with Christoph Bergmann, have German speaking \u201ccrypto media outlets\u201d changed their tone on BSV a bit? Do they report more often and more neutral nowadays, or is it the same old \u201cCSW bad\u201d mentality? Honestly, there is only one German speaking \u201ccrypto\u201d publication I follow, and that is Christoph\u2019s Blog. I think Christoph is the best German journalist covering Bitcoin and crypto. I am not even aware of any other German media outlet! But there is quite a \u201cblockchain\u201d community in Berlin, and we try to go to meetups etc. as often as we can for outreach. The people we talk to on those occasions are mainly uninformed about what Bitcoin SV is and what it is capable of rather than having a \u201cCSW bad" attitude. This applies even to some hardcore BTC fans that occasionally find their way to our events, mostly by accident. How was \u201ccrypto twitter\u201d in Germany reacting to Bitcoin SV back then and did anything change so far? My impression is that on Twitter the divide between the camps hasn\u2019t narrowed, rather the opposite, and the same arguments are exchanged over and over again. So it\u2019s pretty boring. I use Twitter mainly to keep up with what\u2019s new in BSV.\u00a0 Kindly tell us about B2029\u2014how did you start and where is it going now? It started with the first \u201cHello Metanet!\u201d workshop in May 2019. We organised the workshop because following the \u201cunfuckening\u201d: unwriter released new tools on almost a weekly basis and we wanted to get together with other BSV enthusiasts for a weekend to figure out how these tools worked and what we can do with it. It was a great weekend, everybody loved it, and so we started B2029 with the objective to become the BSV hub for Berlin and Germany. We now have 4 \u201cproducts\u201d: \tthe \u201cHello Metanet!\u201d Workshops,\u00a0 \tthe \u201cMetanet Techtalk\u201d, a monthly meetup, which started in November 2019, where we have a technical talk followed by a bit of socialising, \tthe \u201cCo-working days\u201d, a week where we invite BSV enthusiasts to visit Berlin, use our space to work and connect with other BSVers. We intend to schedule this around the CoinGeek Conference in London, so that people from far away can easily extend their stay in Europe with a few days in Berlin. \tand the MetanetWeekly.de magazine where we post articles about BSV in German and English language. Other than that we had the privilege to host the Twetch team twice, where they held their internal week-long get-together in the B2029 space in Berlin. They are nice guys and fun to hang out with. For the future we want to continue these events, and reach out to more people in the web and blockchain community in Berlin, to laypersons and to enterprises.\u00a0 You have already organized some Bitcoin SV dedicated events in Berlin. Kindly share your experiences with us. <Whining mode on> It\u2019s tough! <whining mode off> It\u2019s actually working quite well, I think. We have a group of BSV enthusiasts in Berlin and Germany that are very loyal and are showing up whenever they possibly can, which we appreciate very much. Shout out to the gang, you know who you are!\u00a0 Additionally, for each event there are 1 or 2 new faces that show up, so that\u2019s very encouraging. I expect this to grow over time, which is the purpose of B2029, but it looks like a \u201cslow and steady wins the race\u201d type of situation. \u00a0There were quite some known \u201cBitcoin SV names\u201d in your previous events in Berlin. Who was it? What did they do and how did they like it? For the last \u201cHello Metanet!\u201d workshop we had people coming from the U.S., Australia, Japan, Belgium and Cyprus. That was amazing. Most notable were maybe Brendan Lee (Bitcoin Association), David Chase (CTO of Kronoverse), Joshua Henslee, Ken Sato, and Josh Petty from Twetch. They were there for the whole three days of the workshop and engaged in helping out, working on their ideas and projects, partake in the discussions, just like everybody else. For instance, Ken worked with Christoph Bergmann on the integration of his stablecoin into Christophs BSV plugin for Wordpress \u201cMediopay\u201d, David and Paul de Buck built a proof of concept for a boardgame using runonbitcoin and unwriter\u2019s Overpool. We wrote an article about how it went down here, I think it gives a good impression of the atmosphere at the workshop. Right now, you are busy setting up the \u201cHello Metanet\u201d-workshop on July 10, 2020, in Berlin. Who is coming? What can we expect? So far our core group of people, including Josh Petty, are joining, and Alan and Joana from Agora just confirmed their participation. We are trying to get more BSVers from outside Germany, which is a bit of a struggle due to travel restrictions. What you can expect from the workshop is a lot of fun, interesting talks, interesting ideas, discussions and people. I can say I have always learned a lot during these workshops.\u00a0 Are you accepting Bitcoin SV as a payment for the tickets? And how much does it cost? The price for the ticket is 80 Euro, it includes participation in the workshop itself, but also 2 breakfasts, drinks, and the barbecue we plan for Friday evening. And of course BSV is our preferred method to accept payment. What do you plan for the future of B2029 in Berlin? Will you reach out to other German cities, too? For now our priority is to grow B2029 in Berlin, and make it the BSV Hub for Berlin and Germany. So, as of now we don\u2019t have plans to branch out, but we\u2019ll see what the future holds.\u00a0 Thank you very much for your time and your efforts!