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Dutch blockchain rocks!






Blockrock podcast #16: Interview with Chris Dawe, CEO, a decentralized network for AI

More is creating a decentralized network for artificial intelligence (AI) to act as an alternative to the big corporates. According to the vision of Chris it is important that we all keep access to AI and influence on how it is created. In this interview you hear about his drivers, his passion, the goals of and when they feel to have succeeded. Please visit for more details and links.


Interview with TNO, building the legal weed chain

Susanne & Bart interviewed Pieter Verhagen , Business Development Manager Blockchain at TNO. TNO is an organisation bringing scientific research into the society by leading experiments, developing knowledge and sharing their results. Blockchain is a special field of interest at TNO and Pieter is part of the team working on the application of blockchain on the creation of a closed supply chain system for the distribution of legal weed. As this is quite a hot topic nowadays, we were thrilled...


Interview with Azelo, the new blockchain powered gallery for digital art

Duco & Bart interviewed Charles Weiler-Ulin & Alireza Parpaei, founders of Azelo. We interviewed Azelo at The Hague Tech, the awesome tech community in The Hague where they reside. Azelo is a platform to allow digital artists to create limited editions of their artwork and sell them to digital collectors securely using blockchain technology. These days art is moving towards online in a fast pace. Digital art seems to fit right into this trend as finally limited editions can be made. Hear...


Interview with EthicHub, connecting unbanked small farmer communities to investors

Duco & Susanne interviewed Jana Petkanic , tokenomics advisor at EthicHub. We interviewed Jana at the monthly Food Integrity Blockchained event organised in Amsterdam by The Fork. EthicHub is about creating a win-win situation for both unbanked small farmers and western world investors. The farmers are enabled to invest and the investors get returns which exceed normal investments. Jana Petkanic is an Amsterdam based blockchain consultant, speaker and frequent event organiser. Hear all about...


Interview Cyber Peacekeeping Forces on their concept of blockchain based cyber incident reporting

We met Cyber Peacekeeping Forces (CPF) at the Blockchaingers hackathon in Groningen (2018) and are now, months later, curious to learn bout their proceedings. CPF is becoming lots more then just an idea on a hackathon. As we speak their concept is being developed and they successfully applied at Brightland campus for the incubation program. Of course we want to know all about the unique concept and their ambition.


Adapt - Interview with Aleksandr Bulkin on how to set up decentralized networks

Duco & Bart interviewed Aleksandr Bulkin, New York based investor (co-fouder at CoinFund) and renowned blockchain tech visonair & entrepreneur. We had the chance to interview him while he was in Amsterdam for strategic talks with Groningen based Dutchchain. Aleksandr Bulkin is setting up Adapt which is a toolkit you can use to set up decentralised networks. As we speak with Aleksandr we learn that most likely not all parts of your decentralised application should be secured with blockchain...


TOPL - Empowering Growth by Enabling Investments - Interview with Chris Georgen & Kim Raath

The TOPL team works on a better world by enabling investments all over the world. Especially where its hard to get. And they use blockchain tech to make it happen. Hear all about their work in this interview!


The Internet of People $IOP - hear about the blockchain that puts people first

Interview with Memnon and Camelia of the Dutch chapter of the amazing project that Internet of People is. Memnon and Camelia tell us all about IOP, their plans and what it is like to work for a community like this.


DUIC - fighting fake news with blockchain

The DUIC team applied for research funds to study the use of blockchain in the fight against fake news. Listen to find out their proceedings and next steps.


BC1718 Hackathon Sunday #5: Prince Constantijn

Right after Prince Constantijn, special envoy for Startup Delta, left the Blockchaingers main stage, he shared his thoughts on the blockchain communities & the Dutch position in these.


BC1718 Hackathon Sunday #4: The Finalists

On the balcony we caught the reactions of the finalists. Releaved, excited and ready for what's next. The Blockchaingers Hackathon resulted in a great line up of projects! Congrats teams #unchain, #FHICT, #Consense, #Bencom, #CellBlock42, #TheLedger & #Kryha. We loved it!


BC1718 Hackathon Sunday #3: Psycho Jedi & Team Compliancy Chain

Interviews with: Miriam Frijns, Psychologist & Jedi for Global Identity Track. Rudolf van Ee, Compliancy Chain.


BC1718 Hackathon Sunday #2: Team Odd.Bot & Team Blockproof just pitched!

Odd.Bot just had their energising pitch. The Jury was inpressed, the waiting begins. Blockproof has confirmed they solve a real life problem with their blockchain system for the police and legal forces. This is a multi million euro market. They are quite confident their effort will be implemented!


BC1718 Hackathon Sunday #1: Team VerindenKey, Team Pepitas proceedings, Team Innovation Matters

Interviews with: William Skannerup of team VeridenKey William’s team VeridenKey pitches a secure, standardized and easy-to-use platform for identity management, built on a public blockchain hosted by the participating partners of the network. #gdi Eveline Klumpers en Felice van der Sandt with Pepitas working hard to finish their canvas. Sitting on top of their table. #et Oelfier den Haselaar of team Innovation matters for energy Oelfier’s team made a IOT device that communicates with a...


BC1718 Hackathon Saturday #7: Rutger van Zuidam

Rutger van Zuidam founding father of Blockchaingers hackathon We had the privilege to interview Rutger about this second successful blockchain hackathon. Rutger has a great announcement, so make sure you listen the complete podcast!


BC1718 Hackathon Saturday #6: Team DeChained and Team Zero Five-0

Interviews with: Rinke Hendriksen & Wietze Bijl of DeChained Dechained builds a new self-servicing commercial register on a public ledger for entrepreneurs to start their digital businesses. Privately and secure but easily accessible for (international) external parties who want to conduct business. #dni Hans Bos of Zero Five-0 Hans works on using blockchain to provide an audit trail for the police in accordance with the BOB Act. #pss (BOB act is a regulation on special investigations)


BC1718 Hackathon Saturday #5: Team CatchUp and Team Windmill Village

Interviews with: Marieke de Ruyter de Wildt & Johannes Bertens of Team CatchUp! CatchUp, for zero tomato waste! Joris van der Steuijt of Team Windmill Village The community of Everdingen is going to use electricity from the shared windmill. They will use the revenue of the surplus to invest in local society.


BC1718 Hackathon Saturday #4: Team Rxdical, FHICT Chaingers and Tu Do Link

Desmond Vrede of team Rxdical Rxdical puts your vaccination records on the blockchain. With doctors on their team they have in-depth knowledge available about real-life challenges in this field. #health Eveline Druncks of the FHICT Chaingers team Eveline's team aims to create a form of pension that can be used to raise an additional pension by saving a small amount of money. #fop Astone Shi of Tu Do Link Tu Do Link builds a network that links idle computers together in order to make this...


BC1718 Hackathon Saturday #3: Team TapGuard, and Team

Interviews with: Sander Ossenkoppele and Ruben Haring of team TapGuard: By introducing TapGuard "de sleepwet" will be unnecessary. While the privacy for the citizens is kept completely intact, the police will receive more advanced tools to improve public safety. #pss Martijn Lukaart and Gert-Jan Biersteker of team uses swarm technology and simple nodes to create the friendly robot ecosystem the future needs. #m2m


BC1718 Hackathon Saturday #2: Team Unchain and the Ledgacy Team

Interviews with: Arjeh van Oijen of the team Arjeh is building a solution to make the chain of distribution of medicines more trustworthy. It will help the consumer know more about the origin of their medicine. #health Adri Wischmann of the Ledgacy team Adri solves the problem that keeps every crypto holder awake at night: How do I keep my private keys safe and how do I secure my crypto legacy? #fop