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Trippki are particularly excited to be partnering with Baltic Honey Badger for their Bitcoin conference in Riga. It’s especially pleasing for us as the people behind the conference are committed Bitcoin maximalists and the event features key speakers from technical engineers and cybersecurity professionals to business owners and bestselling authors.

The Baltic Honeybadger conference is a major Bitcoin event not just in Europe but globally, and is specifically dedicated to Bitcoin and the technologies built around it. Their goal is to create an educational and community-driven event with high-profile speakers from all around the world and with different backgrounds — from technical engineers and cybersecurity professionals to business owners and bestselling authors.

Over the two years of its existence it has attracted the most talented, driven and passionate Bitcoiners from around the world and has established itself as one of the leading conferences worldwide.

The Baltic Honeybadger conference is driven by the cypherpunk movement. There is no promotion of various so called altcoins, ICOs, banks and other blockchain-based “snake oil”.

The conference is held for 2 days with a packed schedule of talks, 1 on 1s and panels, culminating in a chilled informal afterparty-patio outside, where people can drink beer (or wine, if you prefer), enjoy an informal conversation and meet new friends.

Riga as a city has a long history of conflict and as a symbol of struggle for Latvia’s independence. Originally a Viking settlement, it has been first its own master, then subject to the Bishops, a member of the Hanseatic league, then part of the Holy Roman, Polish–Lithuanian, Swedish and Russian Empires.   In the first world war it was occupied by Germany, then regained its independence, only to be then subjected to occupation by both the Nazis and Stalin’s Soviet Empire. In short, it has been through it, and it’s testament to the character of its people that Riga is now a thriving city and popular tourist destination.

A few key Trippki recommendations for Riga:

Best gallery/museum:

Latvian National Museum Of Art – get a proper grounding in Latvian art 

National Library of Latvia – excellent modern building

Best pieces of architecture/favourite buildings:

House of the Black Heads – Built for the Brotherhood of the Blackheads in the 14th Century, bombed in WW2 and recently completely restored

Kalnciema Quarter – hipster heaven and some of the finest Art Nouveau architecture

Best/coolest restaurants:

Riviera – mediterranean vibe

Riits – excellent modern food

36. Line – great location on the beach

Best bars:

B Bars – for cocktails

Skyline Bar – glass elevator and the best views in Riga

Best music venues:

Folkklubs ALA Pagrabs – truly authentic beer and music

Best/coolest clubs: 

Coyote Fly – for that Vegas feeling

Just – Open air and by the riverFriends – If it hasn’t been your day, your week, or even your year – maybe here ..

So come on, Riga is waiting for you! Trippki has a wide range of hotels for you to choose from