By Jan Scheele on The Capital

Not a day goes by without you coming across a message in the news about Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency. What are the important developments for cryptocurrency in the coming months? In this article I will discuss the 4 most important.

A few examples of those messages: Microsoft working on a cryptocurrency based on brain waves and body heat. Millions of clocks in Europe that have slowed down due to cryptocurrency ‘mining’. …


It would overthrow governments and make banks obsolete. Libertines and anarchists saw blockchain technology as the means to strip both institutions of their power. It is therefore very interesting to see that banks and governments in 2020 are so proactive in experimenting and implementing the technology within their ranks. On the one hand, we are currently seeing how blockchain technology is beautifully used in the corona crisis, on the other hand, we are seeing beautiful blockchain companies falling over due to the same crisis. What can we expect in the near future? In this blog the 5 most important developments.

Where I wrote last year that many organizations were still looking for a successful business case, we see that blockchain has quickly changed from buzzword to business opportunity in the past year. …


By Jan Scheele on The Capital

We’ve probably never been as dependent on technology as we are now. Working from home, learning, communicating, shopping; think about the problem you have if your phone or laptop breaks down or the internet connection gets lost. According to Vodafone, data traffic has increased by as much as 50% in some areas, the top 4 social media channels by 20% and Netflix has lowered the quality of its streams by a quarter because it could not meet the demand. …


By Jan Scheele on The Capital

Becoming a co-owner of a Ferrari, a Picasso, or a special stock of bourbon; who doesn’t want this? So-called “tokenizing” assets using blockchain technology is currently revolutionizing the investment world, and my World Economic Forum colleagues even expect 10% of global GDP to be stored on the blockchain in seven years from now. Why are assets so massively placed on the blockchain, and what does this “tokenize” entail?

If you “tokenize” something, it means converting something physical into digital tokens, which are then added to the blockchain. The latter guarantees secure transfer and transparency. If you want to buy or sell a house, you usually go through a cumbersome process with different parties such as a broker, notary, and bank and some parts of this process are not transparent. This is precisely because not the whole process is transparent. According to several studies, this is one of the main causes of the credit crisis 10 years ago. …


Over 80 times, the text was practiced and sharpened. Voting exercises, body exercises, meditation; everything was pulled out all the stops for the big day. …


By Jan Scheele on The Capital

Counterfeit eggs and shrimps, sand sold as pepper and colored sugar water as apple juice. The scandals surrounding food fraud are becoming increasingly bizarre, sometimes concerning complete products, sometimes partial. Research has shown that 43% of American salmon is incorrectly labeled, 70% of the “Italian Extra Virgin” olive oil that is not at all, and that the chicken on the Subway consists of only 50% chicken meat. In China alone, more than half a million security breaches were discovered and died worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 500,000 people died last year.

In the Netherlands, too, our trust is constantly being damaged, by the “horse steaks” and constant stream of revelations by Dutch programs such as the Keuringsdienst van Waarde on “fake” sweet mashed potatoes and liquorish. …


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By Jan Scheele on ALTCOIN MAGAZINE

Last week I dust off my winter coat, with the persistent cold. In the crypto scene, however, it was one big “winter” all year round, after the Bitcoin’s price dropped to $ 3,000 in December 2018, after having peaked at $ 20,000 in December 2017. …


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By Jan Scheele on ALTCOIN MAGAZINE

Two years ago I couldn’t turn my ass in the supermarket, or someone was talking about Bitcoin and blockchain. …


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By Jan Scheele on ALTCOIN MAGAZINE

A delicious cup of fresh orange juice, milk or coffee; daily drinks for a large part of our world population. They have become so commonplace that I often consume them without thinking where they came from. Why would food producers and supermarket chains actually make the effort to put the entire “supply chain” of daily consumed products, from cow to cash register on the blockchain and map it for consumers? …


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By Jan Scheele on ALTCOIN MAGAZINE

It was coming and in an Apple-like way; slowly more and more details were being published, leading to the big announcement last month. However, the launch of the “Libra” project, also called the Facebook “coin,” was very different in many ways from what most experts were expecting. Not only the legal structure but also the list of already confirmed partners and various applications surprised many people. And frightened them.

IMF-director Lagarde already predicted, that ‘big tech’ would have a disruptive effect on the financial sector in the upcoming years. With a player like Facebook, a ‘point of no return’ could be achieved, if a large part of its users will start using its product short-term. In comparison; 350 million people worldwide use the Dollar. If only 14% of the current amount of Facebook users will start using the Libra, this user basis is already larger as the Dollar. …

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Jan Scheele

CEO @ Blockchain Industry / Serial Entrepreneur / Digital Leader & Global Shaper @ World Economic Forum / Organiser 50 TEDx events globally / Author ‘ExciTED’

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