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Blockchain and what happened during our stay in South Africa?

22 December 2016  |  10474 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In the past three weeks we travelled throughout South Africa. Our main focus was on the country, the people, the safaris, the Big Five. But not on blockchain! Now being back home I am curious what happened in between in the blockchain area. So let's have a look. A number of interesting reports were launched, amongst others by Euroclear and Deloitt...

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Carlo R.W. De MeijerIndependent - Maarrssen

Blockchain: what happened during our stay in South Africa?

19 December 2016  |  2003 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In the past three weeks we travelled throughout South Africa. Our main focus was on the country, the people, the safaris, the Big Five. But not on blockchain! Now being back home I am curious what happened in between in the blockchain area. So let's have a look. A number of interesting reports were launched, amongst others by Euroclear and Deloitt...

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Blockchain: how to make it operational in your company?

23 November 2016  |  8251 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

Today, I was invited to participate in a Challenge meeting at the Euroforum Fintech event in Amsterdam. My challenge was the following. Suppose we are somewhat further in time. Blockchain is far beyon...

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Blockchain may fuel the energy industry

22 November 2016  |  12396 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

When talking about blockchain, up till recently there was not much happening in the energy industry. At least not in the spotlights. But that is rapidly changing. In April 2016, the ‘said’ world’s fir...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerIndependent - Maarrssen

South Africa and Blockchain: changing the face of Africa

15 November 2016  |  6013 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Next week we are leaving the Netherlands for a three-and-a–half week trip to South Africa. A yearly returning and exiting event across this intriguing country and their neighbors. Being a regular blog...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerIndependent - Maarrssen

Could blockchain bring the EU Capital Market Union forward?

06 November 2016  |  6950 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The European Commission recently launched an update report on the state of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) project. A comprehensive program of actions set out a year ago to put in place the building ...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerIndependent - Maarrssen

Blockchain: can it be of help for the agricultural industry?

23 October 2016  |  8301 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

During my economics study in the seventieth of last century (indeed a long time ago!) one of the courses I followed was agricultural economics. Recently I met a Canadian (with Dutch roots) from the ag...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerIndependent - Maarrssen

Blockchain, near real-time projects and collaboration: viable approaches

14 October 2016  |  15238 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In one of my earlier blogs I wrote that we are beyond the hype of blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Support in the financial industry and beyond for this technology is accelerating in a r...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerIndependent - Maarrssen

Blockchain, near real-world examples and collaboration: viable approaches

06 October 2016  |  304 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In one of my earlier blogs I wrote that we are beyond the hype of blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Support in the financial industry and beyond for this technology is accelerating in a r...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerIndependent - Maarrssen

Blockchain and Hyperledger Hackfest: from another planet

06 October 2016  |  5580 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Early this week I was invited to attend a Hyperledger Hackfest at ABN AMRO in Amsterdam. This event organized by the Hyperledger Fab led by IBM took place in the rooms of the bank’s new Innovation La...

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