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The Sun Protocol: Blockchain in Sub Saharan Africa

At Bitcoin Wednesday I spoke with Sam Liban from the Sun Protocol. It starts with providing solar electricity, purified water and more in the rural parts of Africa by shipping containers. They developed a loyalty program on the blockchain in order to make Sun Coin, which has a fixed value, a general used cryptocurrency in… Read more »

Update on Solve.Care: the first healthcare platform based on the blockchain

Last year, the only ICO advisory board role I took, out of 100, was at Solve.Care, the first healthcare platform based on the blockchain which goal is to schedule, pay and share info between patients, insurance companies and healthcare providers. They raised $20M and they implemented their solution at the Arizona Care network with 6000… Read more »

Bitcoin Bloodbath & the 1-year anniversary of Bitcoin Magazine

This week a Bitcoin Bloodbath! A gigantic battle inside the Bitcoin Cash community with a hard fork between titans as Roger Ver/Bitmain versus Craig Wright (the guy who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto). Lots of uncertainty and investors are worried with as result that the whole crypto market plunged. We talked about this yesterday at… Read more »

Bitcoin Wednesday | Ethereum future, Smart Valor & Blockchain will disappear?

Bitcoin Wednesday is a very important event where international speakers come to Amsterdam to talk about their new product or platform. I was there this week and I have three interviews for you: First, I interviewed Moritz Neto (Co-founder Tenzorum), who just came back from the Ethereum Developers Conference where 4000 programmers talk about the… Read more »

Blockchaingers founder Rutger van Zuidam – World’s Largest Blockchain Hackathon

World’s largest blockchain hackathon The world’s largest physical annual blockchain hackathon Blockchaingers took place in Groningen from 5-8 April. Over 60 international teams gathered and competed in 7 tracks: Digital Nation Infrastructure, Energy Transition, Global Digital Identity, Health, Machine Economy, Public Safety & Security and the Future of Pensions. In this hackathon the teams co-created… Read more »

CEO BTC Direct Europe over de Achtergrond, Groei & Visie van het bedrijf

BTC Direct Europe BTC Direct Europe is één van de grotere spelers in het Nederlandse cryptolandschap waar je o.a. Bitcoins kunt kopen & verkopen. Ze zitten en Nijmegen en hebben rond de 30 mensen in het bedrijf. Interview met CEO Mike Hutting Ik interview de CEO & Co-Founder Mike Hutting en bevraag hem over het… Read more »

HRH Prince Constantijn of The Netherlands on How Corporates and Blockchain Startups can grow together

HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands is a passionate entrepreneur and used to work inside the European Commission together with Neelie Kroes until 2015. Now, he is the startup ambassador in the Netherlands and leads the Dutch startup ecosystem StartupDelta as Special Envoy. He sees this country as one… Read more »

Blockchain lessons learned in Microsoft Logistics 

Microsoft did a project to test the use of blockchain and to explore how they can use that technology to solve real time problems. Ken O’Farrell is a Global Reverse Logistics Manager at Microsoft and I interview him on his experience regarding the blockchain project. As logistics manager Ken ships more than a million packages… Read more »

VGZ blockchain implementation in maternity care in the Netherlands

VGZ and Blockchain VGZ is the second largest health insurance group in the Netherlands and they are constantly looking around on how technology may improve their services. At the Blockchain Innovation Conference, Hugo Te Kaat (Innovation Architect at VGZ) gave a talk on how VGZ is using the blockchain technology in maternity care. Maternity Care… Read more »

London Crypto Challenge Forum (28-30 October)

Who is happy with the current crypto winter? I am! It certainly causes rapid innovation and more normal behaviour in the market, which it needed. I will report from the Crypto Challenge Forum in London from 28-30 October. I will lead a session on radical innovation in the blockchain economy! Come and join 1500 people with 50… Read more »