APG, de grootste pensioenuitvoerder van Nederland, maakt vandaag bekend dat het een team van platformontwikkelaars zelfstandig positioneert. Het team, met tien werknemers, gaat vanaf vandaag onder de naam Hyfen verder. Hyfen is een spin-off van APG waarin de Belgische IT provider The Glue een meerderheidsbelang neemt.

In de afgelopen jaren heeft Hyfen een platform gebouwd om administraties van partijen in de pensioensector met elkaar te verbinden. Voorheen complexe en bedrijfsoverstijgende processen kunnen met behulp van het platform efficiënter en klantvriendelijker worden ingericht.

Hidde Terpoorten, directeur van Hyfen: “Het eerste product waarmee we live gaan is Mijnwaardeoverdracht.nl. Momenteel wordt dit platform…


Circular economy as a service

Odyssey.org

Hey there. You’re reading this online, and chances are you have another tab open where you were looking to buy stuff online. It’s the 2019 way of accessing things. When we need something, we order it, and it comes to us. We (might) use it for a while, throw it away or store it to throw it away a few years later. So here’s the case: throwing out stuff is dumb. What would happen if we, instead of throwing it out, let someone else use it? …


And why you should care about this.

source: https://www.stratwealth.com/

It’s 5 pm, end of your working day. You’re walking out of your office building into the garage to step in your car. You’re driving your way home, while crossing a few windmills they built a few months ago. Nothing noticeable right? Well, within this small time that has passed you’ve came along a lot of illiquid assets. So, why am I pointing that out — you may ask. It’s because there’s a lot of money locked up in these assets. Money we cannot access, while it is actually (y)ours. That’s not new…


“This is either the biggest scam or the most undervalued asset in humanity. It could still be either way.” — quoted by Ronny Chieng, daily show comedian on stage with Joe Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum. “Other than you guys, no one knows what the fuck is going on”.

He might be right. Crypto enthousiast talk in language only invented in the past two years. “Blockchain, sidechains, atomic swaps, zk-snarks” are all words that are founded in this industry’s dictionary. Joe Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum, stresses that we believe crypto is everywhere around us, but it’s not.


A Blockchain Conference Review

On February 8th, APG & PGGM hosted the ‘Future of Pensions Blockchain Conference’ at Pakhuis West in Amsterdam. The two biggest Dutch pension service providers (serving >7 million participants and managing >650 billion euros worth of assets) decided back in 2015 to work together on several blockchain-based experiments to improve the pension administration and industry as a whole. On this specific day, for the first time in public, they showed the results achieved. Read on if you’re interested in what the day looked like! Wish to connect as well? …


Source: CryptoCoinNews

At least, not anywhere in the near future. Yes, this might sound controversial. And yes, there are good sources explaining why Bitcoin is a bubble and how it has to pop. But I’d like to challenge this. Not to say that you should invest all your money in Bitcoin (I’d like to, but I don’t want to be chased by the AFM;). Also, Bitcoin will know big volatility. But, there are good arguments to make to highlight the other side of the discussion: why this might be a bubble that never pops. …


Source: American National Standards Institute

Every day we work to make money, to sustain our daily life and secure our distant future. Money is tangible in the present, but money might have a total different meaning and value in the near future. Securing your distant future has, until now, always happened in the form of money — putting it aside for later. But, do we know how much we’ll need later? What is enough to sustain ourselves and our loved ones? What if inflation or crises strikes and our money is not worth enough anymore? …


Source: http://wuweitactic.com

On August 1st 2017, Bitcoin Cash was created when a group of miners “forked” from the main bitcoin blockchain. In short, forking means that a group of people who saw a different future for Bitcoin switched to new software that changes the rules by which the Bitcoin network functions, leading to a new cryptocurrency: Bitcoin Cash. If you held X amount of Bitcoin before the fork, you received the same X of Bitcoin Cash for free. …


Or read this first.

Disclaimer: I’m a big crypto enthousiast, holding crypto myself and working on a blockchain focused startup. The purpose of this article is to reiterate core beliefs during a time when most are focusing only on price.

With ICO’s popping up faster than a speeding bullet and price increases happening faster than you can figure out how to spend it, the crypto market gets a lot of attention from all sides (and sources) of the world. You might be asking yourself why I complain about it, because it makes my coins worth more, right? …


Three months ago, we entered the Dutch Blockchain Hackathon with an idea, not knowing where it would lead us. After the hackathon and writing our first article “Reinventing Pensions Using Blockchain” a rollercoaster started with amazing opportunities. The NestEgg crew has ever since been working on the idea, refining and rethinking it and started the first phase of developing. We wrote it all down in this article in front of you. Enjoy reading!

After many versions of Business-Model-Canvases, editing Value Propositions & exploring the best platform to work with (with guidance of APG), NestEgg knows where it is going.

We…

Nathalie Drost

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