[EVENTS] Blockchain The Dutch Way
On her business trip to Holland, Tanja Bivic, the president of Blockchain Alliance, visited several blockchain-related events. Here are the top takeaways!
A few days ago, I visited two blockchain-related events in Amsterdam to present our members and their work to the Dutch public. What both of them had in common was an engaged and extremely curious audience with many questions, significant observations and clever propositions. There is still a lot our industry needs to teach the public about blockchain technologies, but there is also still a lot to learn from the thriving community.
Future Music was a decentralized event about music and tech hosted by Hard Fork Summit TNW. In a lively fireside chat with Margharita Khartanovich we discussed the possibilities of implementing blockchain technology in the music industry and emphasized all the hurdles that musicians need to overcome to be seen today. Of course, there is a solution to every problem. This is why I presented how our member Viberate approached it by tackling into unsorted music data and ensuring musicians fair payments.
At Unleash Innovation in Fintech, I briefly presented solutions that emerged with the thriving cryptocurrencies market and discussed the most successful use cases by BAE members, including GoCrypto payment gateway and Elly payment wallet and app developed by Eligma; AceID, a fully operational self-sovereign identity on blockchain and AceSpace, a distributed storage created by our member AceBlock, BC vault, the most secure hardware wallet with a unified multi-platform application by Real Security, and also the approach for successful crypto-assets management developed by Solidum Capital.
One of the most insightful chats at this event was with Mariana Gomez de la Villa, head of the Blockchain program at ING bank. Under her leadership, the ING launched a blockchain program back in 2015 and to this day delivered 30 successful proofs of concepts in payments, trade finance and working capital solutions, financial markets, and many more. To continue, Marloes Pomp and Peter Verkoulen, both representing the Dutch blockchain coalition, showcased their use-cases, including self-sovereign identity, logistics, educational certificates and diplomas, compliance by design and pensions.
The Dutch people clearly have a strong emphasis on the pilot projects and real-world usage of blockchain technology with a mindset that blockchain regulation will follow only once they learn in practice what the best direction is.